Entries from November 2009
November 30th, 2009

tenth-doctor-2Don’t forget that the deadline for our Tenth Doctor Diary Content is tomorrow (Tuesday December 1st) at 10:00AM GMT!

For the past couple of months, to mark the upcoming regeneration of the Tenth Doctor, we’ve invited our visitors to write a 300 word or less diary entry from the Doctor’s perspective of his reaction to saying goodbye to Lady Christina de Souza and hearing Carmen’s prophecy at the end Planet of the Dead.

You can check out all the details here. The winning entry will be added to our Christmas Project scrapbook.

UPDATE, 01/12/09, 10:00AM GMT: Thanks to everybody who entered! Stay tuned for the results…

November 30th, 2009

tardis_christmasThe official countdown to Christmas Day and part one of The End of Time kicks off tomorrow (Tuesday), which means that our advent calendar is also on its way!

Our calendar will be launching at 00:01 GMT tomorrow morning, so check in to check out our very first update!

After that, we’ll have a host of exclusive festive delights for you in the run up to the big day, so stick with us throughout December as we cross off the remaining days left until the Tenth Doctor’s epic finale… It’s the final countdown!

November 30th, 2009

royal-mintThe Royal Mint have unveiled their new limited edition Doctor Who medals, which went on sale today.

The medals feature artwork of David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor, as well as K-9, the TARDIS, and a Dalek, and are available to purchase now via the Royal Mint website, here, marking the first time a TV programme has been featured on one of their medals.

“David Tennant’s performance as the Doctor has been applauded and celebrated across the country,” said Richard Hollis, Head of UK Licensing at BBC Worldwide. ”These medals are a fantastic way for fans to collect a lasting memento.”

November 30th, 2009

john-barrowman-newJohn Barrowman appeared on Steve Wright in the Afternoon on BBC Radio 2 earlier today, where he confirmed that, after much speculation, the previously announced fourth series of Torchwood will be taking the series back to its original 13 episode format!

“We’re discussing the future of Torchwood,” the actor told listeners. “We’re not sure when, because we have to work out the logistics of the filming. It’s already been said that it’ll be 13 episodes, rather than 5.”

Pre-production for the new series is scheduled to start in January 2010.

November 29th, 2009


Watch have revealed that they’ll be hosting their very own David Tennant Night on Tuesday 1st December, in preparation for the transmission of his final Doctor Who two-parter on BBC One this Christmas.

Starting from 9:00PM, the channel will be showing Who Do You Think You Are?, in which the Tenth Doctor actor sets out to trace his Scottish roots. This will be followed by Casanova at 10:00PM, and the celebratory evening will conclude with the airing of the 2005 Doctor Who Christmas special, The Christmas Invasion, at 11:20PM!

If you’ll be tuning in, enjoy the show! Thanks to David for sharing the news!

November 28th, 2009

tardis_christmasIt has been revealed that the BBC will be launching a new string of specially-recorded Doctor Who Christmas idents next month, in the run-up to the broadcast of the Tenth Doctor’s finale, The End of Time!

The news has been rumoured for a while now, but thanks to the British Board of Film Classification, we have confirmation that the 5-second idents will feature scenes such as the Doctor digging in the snow, and a reindeer sniffing the TARDIS!

The idents will be shown before various programmes during the festive period, similiar to the Wallace and Gromit blips that were used last Christmas.

“I watched the Wallace and Gromit idents last year, then walked into the office on January 2nd and said, ‘I want that!’” outgoing showrunner Russell T Davies told the latest issue of Radio Times. “Maybe it is a bit of a takeover this year, but of all the things to flood your screens, why not Doctor Who?”

The BBFC have also classified a new 30-second trailer for The End of Time.

Thanks to ChildofTime for the tip!

November 28th, 2009

ood-end-of-timeThe BBC have released their provisional Christmas schedule, which suggests that part one of The End of Time will air on Christmas Day at 7:30PM, in between two episodes of EastEnders.

Meanwhile, part two of the Tenth Doctor’s regeneration story is set to transmit on New Year’s Day, also at 7:30PM, preceding the last ever episode of Gavin & Stacey.

Please bear in mind that this is only the draft schedule, so times might’ve changed by the time the listings are finalised in a couple of weeks. As it stands at the moment, the biggest competition Doctor Who will face is Coronation Street on ITV1.

November 28th, 2009

rt-death-doctorThe new edition of Radio Times, which is released in the UK today (Saturday) at the usual price of £1.10, boasts an epic front cover featuring the Tenth Doctor in the snow outside the TARDIS, with the chilling caption ‘DEATH OF A DOCTOR’.

Of course, it’s only right that David Tennant should get one last cover before he hands over to Matt Smith (though it has only been few weeks since their front page dedicated to The Waters of Mars!), and the latest Doctor Who artwork is in aid of their exclusive preview of The End of Time.

David Tennant, Russell T Davies, John Simm and Bernard Cribbins are on hand to talk about how the Tenth Doctor is set to bow out with a bang, why the Master is his perfect final nemesis, and what fans can expect to see in the long-awaited regeneration two-parter.

November 28th, 2009

karen_gillan_avatarHappy birthday wishes go out today to actress Karen Gillan, who will be introduced to the world as the Eleventh Doctor’s companion, Amy Pond, when the long-awaited fifth series of Doctor Who hits our screens next Spring!

Gillan previously appeared as a soothsayer in the Series 4 story, The Fires of Pompeii, and you may also recognise her from Channel 4’s The Kevin Bishop Show, or her modelling work.

Please join all of us here at WhovianNet in wishing Karen a fantastic 22nd birthday, and we’d also like to wish her the best of luck as filming for Series 5 continues in and around Cardiff! Cheers to you, Karen!

» Find out more about Karen at our Doctor Who cast guide

November 27th, 2009

chris-ecclestonIt was today announced by the BBC Press Office that Christopher Eccleston has signed up to appear in a major new BBC Four drama called Lennon Naked.

The Ninth Doctor actor is set to play the title character in the one-off 90-minute film, written by Robert Jones, which follows the life of the former Beatles singer between the years of 1967 to 1971.

“Securing Christopher Eccleston to play John Lennon is further testament to the calibre of drama on BBC Four,” said Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning, Ben Stephenson.

Naoko Mori, who played Toshiko Sato in Series 1 and 2 of Torchwood, will also be starring as Yoko Ono.

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