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April 17th, 2017
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A new rumour has surfaced today suggesting that a guest star who appeared during the 50th anniversary festivities will be returning in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, which starts filming in July.

According to the Mirror (we know, but what’s the harm in speculating?), David Bradley will be reprising his role as the First Doctor to share the screen with Peter Capaldi in his and Steven Moffat’s final episode.

100% unofficial at the moment, but intriguing nonetheless…

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March 2nd, 2017
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A brand new edition of Doctor Who Magazine is released next week and it’s been revealed as a special tribute issue in honour of Sir John Hurt, who sadly passed away in January.

The veteran actor will be fondly remembered for his diverse career, spanning over five decades, and Doctor Who fans will always hold a special place in their hearts for him as the War Doctor. Introduced in the Series 7 finale, his incarnation starred in the 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor, and he later reprised the role for an original range of Big Finish audio adventures.

The likes of David Tennant, Steven Moffat and Louise Jameson pay tribute to him inside the issue, which is out on Thursday 9th March, priced at £5.99. Check out the cover below…

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January 31st, 2016
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The War Doctor returns in the forthcoming issue of Doctor Who Magazine as his real life alter ego, Sir John Hurt, spills the beans on his new Big Finish adventures.

Inside the magazine, the veteran star of the stage and screen – who guest starred in the 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor back in 2013 – exclusively reveals what makes his secret incarnation of the Time Lord tick, and how it was his wife who convinced him to take on one of the most iconic roles on British television. And let’s just thank our lucky stars that she did!

All of that plus the latest news, reviews, competitions, features and much more! Doctor Who Magazine #496 is published on Thursday 4th February, at the usual price of £4.99.

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October 5th, 2015
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John Hurt will be reprising his role as the War Doctor for a new series of audio adventures, it has been announced today (Monday).

The veteran star of the stage and screen – who was iconically introduced as the Time Lord’s lost incarnation as part of the show’s 50th anniversary festivities in 2013 – will reclaim the spotlight in the original Big Finish range which will consist of four boxsets containing three hour-long stories each. The first, Only the Monstrous, is out in December and has been written and directed by Nicholas Briggs.

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May 1st, 2015
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Peter Davison ponders the possibility of a Five(ish) Doctors sequel in a recent interview with Digital Spy to promote the upcoming Symphonic Spectacular UK tour.

The actor, who piloted the TARDIS in the early 80’s, decided to take matters into his own hands when he was excluded from the show’s official 50th anniversary festivities by joining forces with his fellow Classic Doctors in a light-hearted spoof. The film, which was released to coincide with The Day of the Doctor, was met with a rapturous response from fans who have since been campaigning for a second installment.

“I wasn’t expecting it to have such a huge reaction,” he admitted. “I’ll do it again if I come up with a good enough idea. I wouldn’t want to go into it half-heartedly if it was going to be nowhere near as good as the first one. Plus, I’d actually have to pay people this time!”

Peter will take to the stage to present the Symphonic Spectacular in UK arenas this month.

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December 31st, 2014
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Congratulations to John Hurt who has received an honourary knighthood as part of the Queen’s 2015 New Years Honours.

The actor, whose career has spanned more than five decades, has been awarded the prestigious accolade for his services to drama. He is best known to Doctor Who fans for playing the War Doctor in last year’s 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor.

Meanwhile, Doctor Who alumni James Corden and Sheridan Smith have been made OBEs for their contribution to the arts.

November 24th, 2014
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It’s a double whammy for Doctor Who merchandise because both the Series 8 boxset and the official 50th anniversary soundtrack have been released today!

The DVD/Blu-ray of the Twelfth Doctor’s debut adventures, which was delayed by a week due to a classification change, features all 12 episodes of this year’s series as well as an array of special features including audio commentaries and exclusive interviews with the cast.

And that’s not all you can get your Whovian hands on today.

Silva Screen’s long awaited soundtrack for The Day of the Doctor is also now on sale. It features 23 of Murray Gold’s tracks from the landmark special as well as an extra disc of scores from Matt Smith’s final adventure as the Eleventh Doctor, The Time of the Doctor.

Will you be picking up either or both of these items, or perhaps you’re purchasing them as a gift for a fellow Whovian? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @WhovianNet.

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November 23rd, 2014
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Today is a special day in the Doctor’s personal calendar because it marks the anniversary of his first televised adventure, An Unearthly Child.

On this day back in 1963, at 5:16pm on BBC One, the TARDIS materialised on the small screen for the first time as viewers were given their first glimpse into the weird and wonderful world of the now iconic Time Lord.

51 years and over 800 episodes later, the series is still going strong with an estimated global audience of 70 million.

It’s also been exactly one year since The Day of the Doctor, the momentous adventure which was screened simultaneously on TV and in cinemas in over 90 countries. The 50th anniversary was a remarkable celebration and you can relive all of the festivities here.

The Doctor will be back on our screens next month but see how it all began for him below…

And he hasn’t stopped running since! Here’s to another 51 years, Doctor – we salute you!

October 28th, 2014
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A soundtrack featuring music from the 2013 Doctor Who Specials will be released next month, it has been announced.

The 2 disc album will compile Murray Gold’s scores from the 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor and the Christmas special, The Time of the Doctor.

Released by Silva Screen, it will go on sale in the UK on 24th November 2014, the day after the 51st anniversary of the series. The artwork features reversible covers and you can see them, and its tracklist, below.

DISC 1 – The Day of the Doctor

  1. I.M Foreman
  2. Will There Be Cocktails?
  3. It’s Him (The Majestic Tale)
  4. He Was There
  5. No More
  6. The War Room
  7. Footprints in the Sand
  8. Who Are You?
  9. England, 1562
  10. Nice Horse
  11. The Fez and the Portal
  12. Two Doctors
  13. Three Doctors
  14. Somewhere to Hide
  15. Rescue the Doctor
  16. 2.47 Billion
  17. Zygon in the Painting
  18. Man and Wife
  19. We Don’t Need to Land
  20. We are the Doctors
  21. The Moment Has Come
  22. This Time There’s Three of Us (The Majestic Tale)
  23. Song for Four/Home
DISC 2 – The Time of the Doctor

  1. The Message
  2. Handles
  3. The Dance of the Naked Doctor
  4. You Saved It
  5. Papal Mainframe
  6. Tasha Lemm
  7. Bedroom Talk
  8. The Mission
  9. Christmas
  10. The Crack
  11. Rhapsody of War
  12. Back to Christmas
  13. Snow Over Trenzalore (Song for Four)
  14. Beginning of the End
  15. This Is How It Ends
  16. Never Tell Me The Rules
  17. Trenzalore/The Long Song/I Am Information (Reprise)
  18. Hello Twelve

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October 13th, 2014
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An Adventure in Space and Time has been shortlisted for an International Emmy, it has been revealed.

The BBC Two docudrama, written by Mark Gatiss, formed part of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary celebrations when it was aired last November to critical acclaim. The 90 minute film starred David Bradley as William Hartnell and recreated the story of the show’s journey to the screen in 1963.

It has been nominated in the TV Movie category at the awards, which will take place in New York on 24th November.

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