A special Doctor Who edition of Pointless will be shown on BBC One next week, it has been confirmed.
The themed episode of the game show will bring together an array of faces from the show’s history as they battle it out to score the least points possible. Host Alexander Armstrong who has guest starred in The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe and as the voice of Mr Smith in The Sarah Jane Adventures, will also be accompanied by the Doctor’s loved canine companion K-9 in the studio.
The special airs Saturday 23rd March at 7pm. See the stars who’ll be taking part below.
Above - Sophie Aldred, Frazer Hines, Nicola Bryant, Louise Jameson, Bernard Cribbins, Andrew Hayden Smith, Sylvester McCoy and Jacqueline King take part in Pointless.
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Christmas is a time for presents, turkey and mistletoe – and over the years another festive tradition has formed!
Every Christmas Day, millions of people gather around their TVs to enjoy the latest Doctor Who Christmas Special so as we await this year’s yuletide helping of TARDIS action we want to know what’s been your favourite to date.
A year later it was The Runaway Bride, and Planet Earth was in danger of a Christmas roasting once again – this time at the hands of the spider-lady Empress of the Racnoss. Then, in 2007, the Doctor checked into the Voyage of the Damned with Kylie Minogue!
Christmas 2008 marked the return of an old enemy, as the Cybermen stalked the snow of Victorian London – but just who was The Next Doctor? It was a case of The End of Time in 2009, and the end of an era, as the Tenth Doctor’s epic final adventure began…
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No, you’re eyes aren’t deceiving you! After the days, weeks and months of intense waiting, the Doctor is about to make his triumphant comeback. We’re ready. Are you?
It’s hard to believe that our beloved Time Lord was last on screens at Christmas in The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe, and as the closing credits rolled on the festive adventure, with the added knowledge that the next series would be “moving a bit later” in 2012, new Who felt like an Everest climb away. But we’ve almost made it!
We don’t know where the last 8 months have gone but we are glad they have, as tonight we’ll finally enter the Asylum of the Daleks, and the anticipated new series will begin…
Asylum of the Daleks Premiere – Saturday 1st September
UKBBC One, 7:20pm | US BBC America, 9pm/8c | Canada SPACE, 9E/6P
Its premiere has been preceded by a mass of trailers, images, previews and prequels, so we’ve had plenty to talk about, and the discussions will continue well into the night! We will be here as soon as it has finished for you to share your initial reactions to what promises to be the most explosive series opener to date – so join us here from 8:10pm!
“Pond Life provides us all with a lovely opportunity to catch up with Amy and Rory,” explained Chris Chibnall. “Travelling with the Doctor is one of the greatest things you can do, but it’s fun to spend a few moments looking at the chaos he can bring…”
Executive Producer Caroline Skinner added: “Chris has written a beautiful, heartfelt and wickedly funny piece about the adventures the Ponds have been having with the Doctor since we last saw them on our screens. It’s not long till the series itself will be back with a vengeance – but in the meantime, Pond Life is a truly heart-warming piece about our best-loved companions and the ongoing madcap relationship with their raggedy Doctor.”
Above – Karen Gillan (Amy) and Arthur Darvill (Rory) introduce fans to Pond Life.
Pond Life, directed by Saul Metzstein, will then be shown in its entirety on the BBC’s Red Button throughout the day on Saturday 1st September before Asylum of the Daleks…
An exciting new chapter for Doctor Who has begun this month, as its new home at Roath Lock studios has officially opened in Cardiff!
The state-of-the-art BBC Wales drama village, located at the very heart of the city in Cardiff Bay, is where the series will be filmed from the autumn, alongside other flagship dramas, Casualty and Pobol y Cwm. By Christmas, the facility will have over 500 people working. Construction on the £2.5 million development began in June 2010.
The opening of Roath Lock also coincides with the forthcoming relocation of the Doctor Who Experience, which will become a permanent fixture in Cardiff Bay when it opens in the spring. Keith Jones, the Director of BBC Wales, has commented: “It’s very exciting that audiences will be able to come and enjoy the experience within a stone’s throw of where it is made… Locating the experience in Cardiff is a great development.”
An original audio book adventure featuring the Doctor, Amy and Rory is due to be released next month!
In Darkstar Academy, written exclusively for CD release by Mark Morris, the TARDIS team are captured by ‘prefects’ and taken to the Headmaster’s study upon arriving at what looks like an early 20th century public school. The students are heirs of millionaires, captains of industry, politicians and world leaders, but this is the far future, the school’s in deep space, and there is something strange in the cargo bay…
The adventure is read by Alexander Armstrong, the voice of Mr Smith, and Reg Arwell in last year’s Christmas Special, The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe. It will be released on 8th March 2012, priced £10.20, and you can pre-order it on Amazon now.
Fans across the pond will be able to relive the festive tale, in which Madge and her children, Lily and Cyril, are evacuated to a draughty old house in Dorset during World War II, from 14th February 2012. The DVD has a $14.98 SRP, while the Blu-ray will cost $19.89. It is available in the UK from 16th January. See the Region 1 DVD/Blu-ray covers below.
Special features, for both the US and UK releases, include the Prequel, as well as three Best Of specials, produced by BBC America, for the Doctor, Monsters and Companions.
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