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March 18th, 2017
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Matt Lucas has suggested that Doctor Who will be involved in this year’s Comic Relief.

Red Nose Day will take place next Friday, 24th March, with a night of fundraising festivities on BBC One. Responding to a fan query on Twitter, the actor – who will be returning as Nardole in Series 10 – revealed that his character might “possibly” be making an appearance during the telethon. Whether that’s in the form of a special sketch, trailer or something else entirely is yet to be revealed, but thankfully we haven’t got long to wait to find out.

Doctor Who has a long time association with Comic Relief, including the 2011 mini-episode Space and Time and the iconic Curse of Fatal Death, starring Rowan Atkinson, in 1993.

March 12th, 2017
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WhovianNet spent the weekend at MCM Comic Con in Liverpool and it’s safe to say that a great time was had by all!

As always, Doctor Who fans didn’t disappoint with their ever creative cosplaying efforts, and we had a great time chatting to our fellow Whovians who had dressed to impress as their favourite Doctors, companions and villains.

Conventions are always a great place to remind us how fantastic our fandom is, so a huge thanks to everyone who stopped to chat to us and pose for photos.

Special thanks to @TheDogtor, @Grandpa_Pixel and @Ruth_C_AB for the pictures!

Were you also at the event? Let us know below, and tweet us your pics at @WhovianNet!

March 12th, 2017
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Class is set to make its official debut in the US next month but fans in the UK have already been there, bought the t-shirt (though perhaps not the DVD) and… well, you get the idea.

It premiered online on BBC Three last year before airing in double bills during BBC One’s ‘graveyard slot’ (which is basically when the entire nation is asleep) in January, and it’s far from overwhelming inception into the mainstream public consciousness has left its fans – affectionally known as the ‘Classmates’ – wondering what, if anything, the future holds for their honourable heroes of Coal Hill Academy…

And let’s face it, it’s not looking good. Rumours are already abound that the show has been axed indefinitely, and even its cast members have been actively encouraging their social media followers to support a fan made petition calling for a second series. Its creator and writer Patrick Ness has persistently falsified claims that Class has officially been dismissed, though it’s likely that they’ll be holding off until after its BBC America broadcast to decide.

Whatever lies ahead for Charlie and the gang (and after that series finale, we’d certainly be intrigued to find out…), let us know if you think Class deserves a second outing in the poll and comments below. Perhaps you think its televisual journey is over but you’d like to see it continue in the form of original audio and comic books? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

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The first episode of Class, For Tonight We Might Die, airs on BBC America on Saturday 15th April 2017 at 10/9c, immediately after the Doctor Who Series 10 premiere at 9/8c.

March 4th, 2017
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Rose Tyler actress Billie Piper has joined this year’s Comic Relief campaign by sporting one of its limited edition t-shirts, available now exclusively from TK Maxx.

The range has been created by prolific British photographer Rankin and features nine different quirky animal designs.

They’ve been manufactured in Uganda using Fairtrade cotton and are priced between £6.99 to £9.99, £5 of which will go towards helping people who are living incredibly tough lives in the UK and across Africa.

This year’s Red Nose Day will take place on Friday 24th March. Make your laugh matter!

January 15th, 2017
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A brand new issue of Doctor Who Magazine has been released this week to help you get through your January blues.

Inside #508, cast and crew alike, including Katy Manning and Mark Gatiss, share their thoughts on Doctor Who’s “grooviest” decade as they take a trip in the TARDIS back to the 1970s to commemorate the Third Doctor’s era.

Plus, the latest Series 10 news, reviews, competitions and a free Doctor Who & the Daleks comic book. It’s on sale now, at the usual price of £5.99.

Browse the latest Doctor Who products on sale now in our merchandise section…

December 18th, 2016
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With Christmas just around the corner, its accompanying issue of Doctor Who Magazine, #507, is now on sale to help make your festivities that extra bit special.

Inside, they’re counting down to the Time Lord’s long awaited televisual comeback with a bumper 100-page issue featuring an exclusive preview and new interviews with the cast and creatives of The Return of Doctor Mysterio. It also comes with a free double-sided poster featuring artwork from the episode, which lands on BBC One at 5:45pm on Christmas Day. Just what you need to cover up that crack in your wall…

There’s all of that plus the latest Series 10 news, competitions, reviews, comics and more. Doctor Who Magazine #507 is on sale now, priced at £5.99. It’s the perfect stocking filler!

Browse the latest Doctor Who products on sale now in our merchandise section…

November 20th, 2016
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A brand new Doctor Who Magazine materialised this week and its cover star is none other than Patrick Troughton himself as the issue celebrates 50 years of everybody’s favourite cosmic hobo, the Second Doctor.

Patrick’s first full-length serial, The Power of the Daleks (which, coincidentally, has just been released as an animation), aired half a century ago this month, so it’s as good a time as any to look back on an historic era that went on to change everything viewers thought they knew about TV’s beloved Time Lord.

Also inside Issue #506, Russell T Davies reveals fascinating new facts about The End of the World, plus all the latest Series 10 news, reviews, competitions, comics and more!

Browse the latest Doctor Who products on sale now in our merchandise section…

November 3rd, 2016
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The BBC has confirmed that a preview of this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special will be premiered during their annual Children in Need telethon on Friday 18th November 2016.

The first teaser for the festive episode – entitled The Return of Doctor Mysterio – was debuted at New York Comic Con last month, however this is likely to be a full-length clip or its pre-titles sequence. The show has a longstanding association with the charity, which in previous years has included mini-episodes and a TARDIS tea party. You can find out more about their fundraising festivities here.

The Return of Doctor Mysterio sees the Doctor and Nardole team up with an investigative reporter and a masked vigilante to defend New York from a terrifying alien invasion. It will air on BBC One on Christmas Day and you can read up on all the latest news about it here.

October 23rd, 2016
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After the series premiere got the ball rolling with a bang (and then some), Episode 2 of Class slows things back down as Ram takes the spotlight in a battle against his own personal demons, but it’s a battle that’s just as important – if not more so – as his showdown with Corakinus.

You’re always left to wonder where a series will go to next after the first episode, and more importantly whether or not it will be able to maintain the pace and momentum of its opening story. You needn’t worry about that in the case of Class, though, as The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo, while a very different kind of tale, still manages to draw you into the aftermath of the horrifying events of the Autumn Prom.

It is Ram who gets most of the attention in this episode, which is the least they could’ve done when you consider just how traumatic and psychologically damaging his experiences at the Prom actually were. It’s no surprise, then, that he’s struggling, both emotionally and psychically, to accept the sheer scale of his ordeal, and not even the distraction of his favourite pastime can help him this time. 1-0 to the Shadow Kin… or is it?

Described as a “football jock” in the official character bios, Ram proves here that he is far more than just a soulless sportsman. The story gave us the opportunity to crack away at his hard-faced exterior to delve deeper into the inner-workings of his mind, something which we’re sure we’ve still only touched the surface of. Fady Elsayed’s performance perfectly conveyed Ram’s overwhelming sense of mourning and grief, whilst highlighting his desperation to perform well on the pitch in what he feels is his only platform in which he can truly succeed (and let’s not forget to mention the fact that for the second time in as many episodes, he ends up with blood all over his face – he’s just getting careless now!).

Patrick Ness said that Class would be character driven, and an episode like this one just reaffirms it. The rest of the cast had their fair crack at the whip, too, as this story brings them one step closer to accepting their new found responsibility as Earth defenders. We’re sure they’ve all pretty much got their heads around the crack in time and space now (that is, just as soon as they’ve settled on a name for it – we’re getting ‘Bunghole of Time’ on a t-shirt!), and no doubt the rest of the protagonists will each get their chance throughout the series to rise to the challenge and escape the confines of the social stereotypes in which they are currently confined.

In a nutshell, The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo was a well-paced story with an interesting premise, although after such an intriguing build up, we couldn’t help but feel that the climax was somewhat anticlimactic. At least Ram got to find some form of acceptance, though, in a sci-fi ‘your football coach is skinning people alive’ sort of way. Miss Quill was on hand to offer some well-timed comic relief, too, as she got tongues wagging with a second, separate adversary who had taken the guise of an ominous Ofsted inspector. It looks like it’s only just the beginning of that particular arc, so it was a nice little teaser of what’s to come. Suffice to say, you’ll never look at your own coach in quite the same way again. Don’t worry, though. You are in control.

October 9th, 2016
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The Doctor Who Experience will be installing a temporary Torchwood exhibition to mark the show’s 10th anniversary later this month, it has been confirmed.

The spin off first aired on BBC Three on 22nd October 2006 (yes, nearly a whole decade ago!) and the Experience will be commemorating the landmark with a special display featuring an array of props and costumes from the show. In addition, the popular Filming Locations Tour – which has recently been extended until the end of October – will be adding some popular Torchwood stops as part of the celebrations.

Torchwood has been “in limbo” since 2011, surviving in the form of audio dramas and comics, however its star John Barrowman has recently teased its televisual comeback.

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