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Series 5 to air Down Under from April 18th!

March 10th, 2010

tardis-doctor-trailerTV Tonight, Australia’s leading TV blog, has today revealed the date on which the forthcoming series of Doctor Who will begin transmitting in Australia!

The series will commence on ABC1 on Sunday April 18th at 7:30PM with The Eleventh Hour, which will see the Eleventh Doctor, played by Matt Smith, getting to know his new body, and also meeting his new companion, Amy Pond, portrayed by Karen Gillan.

And before it has its network premiere, it’ll also be made available to watch exclusively online via ABC’s iView platform from 12:00AM on Saturday April 17th.

Elsewhere, Series 5 will be launching both in the US, on BBC America, and in Canada, on Space, on Saturday 17th April. While the UK transmission details are still to be finalized, it’s expected to begin its 13-week run on BBC One/HD on Saturday April 3rd. Stay tuned!

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Who wins Best TV Drama at TRIC Awards!

March 9th, 2010

martha-last-time-lords-promoDoctor Who has recieved yet another gong to add to its ever-growing collection, after the series was named as the Best TV Drama Programme at this year’s Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) Awards!

Although it faced tough competition from Doc Martin (ITV1) and Shameless (Channel 4), it managed to reign supreme at the ceremony, which was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London earlier today.

Bernard Cribbins, best known for his portrayal of Wilfred Mott, was on hand at the event to accept the award on behalf of all of its cast and crew. Congratulations to all concerned!

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Episode one a ‘brilliant fairytale’

March 8th, 2010

matt-smith-esquireThe forthcoming issue of SFX Magazine, Issue #194, not only features a fantastic 3D cover to mark the launch of Series 5, but inside there’s also a brand new interview with the man who will be portraying the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith!

And the SFX website has today released a snippet of the interview ahead of the release of the magazine later this week, in which the actor offers a few tantalizing hints as to what we can expect from his first episode, The Eleventh Hour!

“I think there’s a magic to it. Steven has written a rather brilliant fairytale, in such a magical way,” he teases. ”The Doctor’s getting to know his new body, which is just brilliant, all the great stuff that Steven’s done with that.”

He adds: ”What’s interesting about this particular series is that it has a thread twining through it. And you learn about that in episode one. And the Doctor’s scoping it out. It’s quite important for the rest of the tale.”

You can read the full interview, as well as interviews with Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) and showrunner Steven Moffat, in SFX Magazine #194, to be published this coming Wednesday!

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Matt & Karen to launch Series 5 with UK tour!

March 8th, 2010

series-5-trailer-grassIt was confirmed today that Matt Smith and Karen Gillan will be taking part in an epic voyage around the country later this month to promote the launch of the long-awaited fifth series of Doctor Who, their first in role as the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond!

The nationwide tour will kick off in Belfast on Monday March 29th. Gillan’s hometown, Iverness, will be taking centerstage on Tuesday March 30th, and they’re set to arrive in Sunderland later that day. They’ll be heading to Salford on Wednesday 31st March, finishing that afternoon in Smith’s hometown of Northampton!

And that’s not all - they’ll be travelling to each destinaton in a specially-themed tour bus, featuring the brand new logo and TARDIS insignia on its exterior, and at each location they will also be introducing an exclusive regional preview of their first episode, the 65-minute Series 5 opening adventure, The Eleventh Hour!

Executive producer Piers Wenger said: “This is a great opportunity for the new Doctor and his companion to interface directly with the people who matter most to Doctor Who: the fans. The chance to visit them in their hometowns will ensure that the 11th Doctor’s maiden voyage is an utterly magical one.”

Meanwhile, from April 1st-3rd, the BBC will be hosting a series of exclusive screenings at BBC Big Screens in the cities of London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Plymouth and Swansea, which will give fans the chance to see the launch promo trailer in all its 3D glory, as well as to get up, close and personal with various foes and monsters from the series!

Exact details for both events are still to be confirmed. Series 5 of Doctor Who is expected to start on April 3rd on BBC One/HD. Stay tuned for the very latest!

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More set pictures from recent filming!

March 8th, 2010


The Sun have today posted a few more images taken on location during recent filming for the forthcoming series of Doctor Who!

As we previously reported, this week scenes - believed to be for episodes 7 and 11 of the new series - have been filmed involving Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) holding a fish on a plate, the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) pushing a trolley bursting to the brim with household objects, and the latest incarnation of our beloved Time Lord having a kick about with guest star James Corden! All in day’s work, eh?

And the pictures released today by the tabloid depict the Doctor mysteriously falling out of the TARDIS and staring up in horror at the blue box. Just what is going on? Feel free to share your theories below!

Filming for Series 5 is expected to wrap in just under three weeks time, and it will begin airing on BBC One/HD at Easter.

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David in Of Mice and Men this afternoon!

March 7th, 2010

of_mice_and_menDon’t forget to tune in to Radio 4 later this afternoon to hear David Tennant in BBC Radio Scotland’s adaptation of John Steinbeck’s classic novel, Of Mice and Men!

As previously reported, the former Tenth Doctor actor appears as George Milton in the dramatisation, which was recorded last Autumn.

Liam Brennan (Taggart, No Man’s Land) voices the character of Lennie Small. The book was first published in 1937 and follows the tragic story of the two migrant workers in 1930s California.

Of Mice and Men will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 3:00PM today (Sunday) as part of the station’s Classic Serial slot. For those of you who will be tuning in, enjoy!

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Filming latest: There’s something fishy going on here…

March 6th, 2010


Filming for the fifth series of Doctor Who is reaching its end, but, with only three weeks left before the series enters its post stages of production, there have still been surprises aplenty, with various random objects, including a fish, a football and a trolley, popping up on location in Cardiff over the past few days!

As The Sun reports, Matt Smith and Karen Gillan were spotted on set shooting a scene outside the TARDIS involving a fish on a plate (no… really!), and earlier this week fans gathered to watch the Eleventh Doctor actor take a trip down memory line and show off what he had originally hoped as a teenager to take up as his professional career - football! The scene in question, with guest-star James Cordan, featured the Doctor dribbling the ball and scoring a goal. Is there no end to his talents!?

Meanwhile, another scene followed the Doctor as he left a house pushing a trolley which was full of household junk. Could it have anything to do with the winning entry of the Blue Peter Design a TARDIS Console competition, perhaps?

The scenes being shot are thought to have been for episodes seven and eleven of the new series, which begins on BBC One and HD next month! Stay tuned for the latest!

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New interview: Matt comments on filming, pet cats and co-star Kaz!

March 6th, 2010

matt-smith-guardian-marchThe Guardian has today published a great new interview with Matt Smith which they recently conducted from inside his very own trailer on the Doctor Who set!

The Eleventh Doctor actor talks about his past, present and future, and you can read the full article by clicking here.

It’ll undoubtedly be the first of many features focused on the forthcoming series as its long-awaited Easter transmission date fast approaches. Matt Smith and Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) are also heavily featured inside the latest issues of Esquire and InStyle magazines.

There’s definitely no chance that the launch of the new series will go unnoticed, and we wouldn’t have it any other way! Stay tuned for the very latest!

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Nina Wadia hopeful that Series 5 will be ‘the best yet’

March 5th, 2010

nina-wadiaNina Wadia has revealed that her time spent filming her guest role in a forthcoming episode has reassured her that the show is in safe hands, and that she’s sure this year’s series of Doctor Who will the best since its revival.

Speaking to MSN, the actress, best known as Zainab Masood from EastEnders, said: “I think Matt will make a great Doctor Who - he has a real charm about him, a kind of David Tennant charm, but he will make the part his own. He’s a talent in his own right.”

Reports suggest that Wadia will be playing an evil psychiatrist in the first episode of the new series, and she confirmed in the interview that many of her scenes are with Arthur Darvill, who will be playing Amy’s fiance, Rory. She described the actor as “fabulous, with great comic timing”.

She finished: “I’m really looking forward to seeing this series. I think it will be the best yet, definitely.”

Series 5 of Doctor Who begins next month on BBC One and BBC HD. Stay tuned!

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Karen Gillan reveals all in InStyle magazine!

March 5th, 2010

Matt Smith isn’t the only one swapping the Series 5 shoot for a photoshoot in the lead up to the forthcoming series - his co-star Karen Gillan, who will be portraying the Eleventh Doctor’s fiesty new companion Amy, also glammed up for a recent session with InStyle magazine! You can check out a preview of the images below, posted earlier today by The Daily Mail:


Inside the issue, which is out now, the actress discusses what it’s been like taking on such an iconic role, and admits that she was initially put out by the prospect of having to follow in the footsteps of the long line of popular actresses who have preceded her. The newspaper quotes: “‘It’s a pretty terrifying role, but a huge privilege to be part of an iconic show. I’m following a long line of great actresses who have played the companion, so it’s quite daunting. I’d love to sit down with them and have a good chat about it.”

She also reveals that she didn’t tell her family she’d got the part until an hour before the news was made public in May last year. “My boyfriend knew,” she said. “I didn’t tell anyone else, including my mum - she’s a huge Doctor Who fan and I didn’t want to lumber her with the secret.”

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