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December 19th, 2013
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Silva Screen have announced that they will be releasing the official soundtrack to An Adventure in Space and Time in the new year.

The docudrama aired last month during Doctor Who’s huge 50th anniversary celebrations. Starring David Bradley as First Doctor actor William Hartnell, the special took viewers back in time to 1963 to document the Time Lord’s turbulent and revolutionary journey to the silver screen. Its original score was composed by Edmund Butt.

“Making Adventure was a wonderful experience,” said its writer Mark Gatiss. “The whole team were absolutely dedicated to the project, going the extra mile (or parsec) to create that smoggy early 60s world where so much seemed (and was) suddenly possible. And none more so than Edmund Butt whose score is one of my highlights of the film. I know Ed’s soundtrack will continue to thrill and delight for, well, the rest of space and time…”

TRACKLISTING

01    MAIN TITLE – AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME    (0:38)
02   THE RIGHT MAN   (1:17)
03   THE FIRST WOMAN PRODUCER    (1:21)
04   I’VE GOT AN IDEA..      (1:34)
05   THE DALEKS     (2:52)
06   KILL DR. WHO     (1:48)
07   WHAT DIMENSION?    (1:24)
08   THIS IS MY SHOW    (1:50)
09   AUTOGRAPH HUNTING    (2:31)
10   SYDNEY NEWMAN    (1:00)
11   SCARLETT O’HARA    (1:03)
12   PISS & VINEGAR      (1:24)
13   DRESSING ROOM      (1:18)
14   JFK ASSASSINATED      (1:48)
15   THE TARDIS      (0:57)
16   GOODBYE SUSAN       (2:37)
17   10 MILLION VIEWERS      (0:57)
18   THE FANS     (0:41)
19   I’M SO SORRY BILL      (2:45)
20   KISS GOODBYE       (1:05)
21   MY SUCCESSOR     (1:06)
22   ISOP GALAXY     (0:50)
23   IRREPLACEABLE       (1:19)
24   THE NEW DOCTOR      (3:55)
25   TIME’S UP..     (1:15)

An Adventure in Space and Time is now available on DVD. Find it plus more of the latest Doctor Who merchandise releases in WhovianNet.co.uk’s e-store here. Happy shopping!

With thanks to Silva Screen.

December 3rd, 2013
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The Day of the Doctor broke records on the BBC iPlayer by generating 1.3 million requests within the first 24 hours of its premiere, the official Doctor Who site reports!

The landmark special, which was aired to mark the Doctor’s 50th anniversary, eclipsed the catch up service’s previous 24 hour record which was held by coverage of the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.

The 75 minute episode has had 2.9 million requests overall.

In addition, The Day of the Doctor has become the most tweeted about TV drama with a total of 442,692 tweets during its broadcast, peaking at a huge 12,939 tweets a minute.

“The Doctor Who 50th was a hugely ambitious event on the BBC and it’s only fitting that it has taken the top spot as the highest rating drama across all channels this year,” said the BBC’s controller of drama Ben Stephenson. “It’s a fantastic tribute to Steven Moffat and the creativity of all involved in the show. Next stop, the regeneration at Christmas…”

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December 3rd, 2013
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The sun has set on the Day of the Doctor but we are here to keep your memories of the 50th anniversary alive!

It has been over a week since the Doctor’s dangerous past came back to haunt him in the spectacular episode which was aired simultaneously in over 90 countries.

The epic special was preceded by months of speculation and anticipation and you can now relive the buzz of the build up in our dedicated 50th anniversary archived mini-site.

On the mini-site you’ll find everything you’ll ever need to know about the festivities that surrounded the Doctor’s historic landmark, including links to our related guides, features and discussions. Hop into the TARDIS to visit each and every Doctor, read our exclusive interviews with the show’s cast and crew then see what fans around the world got up to in honour of the Time Lord’s birthday. There’s lots to see and do and you will find it all in one place. Because as far as we are concerned, EVERY day it’s The Day of the Doctor…

Click HERE to visit our 50th anniversary archive!

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December 2nd, 2013
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Silva Screen have announced that they’ll be releasing a 4 disc CD set compiling half a century of Doctor Who music!

The 50th Anniversary Collection will be available to buy and download from 9th December and promises to take fans on a musical journey through time.

Enjoy a fascinating insight into the history of the Doctor Who music charted from its experimental beginnings to today’s hugely popular orchestrated scores by Murray Gold.

Click here to pre-order your copy from Amazon.co.uk and see its full tracklisting below:

Disc 1

1. Doctor Who (Original Theme)

2. An Unearthly Child: Three Guitars Mood 2

3. An Unearthly Child – TARDIS Takeoff

4. The Daleks (The Dead Planet): Forest Atmosphere

5. The Daleks (The Dead Planet): Forest With Creature

6. The Daleks (The Dead Planet): City Music 1 and 2

7. The Daleks (The Dead Planet): The Daleks

8. The Daleks (The Survivors) – Dalek Control Room

9. The Daleks (The Ambush): The Ambush

10. The Daleks – Capsule Oscillation (Dalek Destructor Fuse / Bomb Countdown)

11. The Edge of Destruction – Explosion, TARDIS Stops

12. The Keys of Marinus – Sleeping Machine

13. The Chase – Dalek Spaceship Lands

14. The Chase – TARDIS Lands

15. Galaxy Four – Chumbley (Constant Run)

16. Galaxy Four – Chumbley at Rest

17. Galaxy Four: Marche (Les Structures Sonores)

18. The Daleks’ Master Plan (The Nightmare Begins): A Strange Sickness

19. The Daleks’ Master Plan (Destruction of Time): Growing Menace

20. The Gunfighters: Excerpts from ‘The Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon’

21. The Tenth Planet: Space Adventure Part 2

22. The Macra Terror – Heartbeat Chase

23. The Macra Terror – Chromophone Band

24. The Macra Terror – Propaganda Sleep Machine

25. The Tomb of the Cybermen – Sideral Universe

26. The Tomb of the Cybermen – Space Time Music Part 1

27. The Web of Fear – Space Time Music Part 2

28. Fury from the Deep – Mr. Oak and Mr. Quill (Incidental Music)

29. The Wheel in Space – Cyberman Stab & Music

30. The Wheel in Space – Birth of Cybermats

31. The Wheel in Space – Interior Rocket (Suspense Music)

32. The Dominators – Galaxy Atmosphere

33. The Mind Robber – Zoe’s Theme

34. The Invasion: The Dark Side of the Moon

35. The Invasion: The Company

36. The Krotons – Machine and City Theme

37. The Krotons – Kroton Theme

38. The Seeds of Death: Titles

39. The Seeds of Death: Ice Warriors Music

40. The War Games – Time Lord Court

41. Doctor Who (New Opening, 1967 – full version)

42. The Mind of Evil: The Master’s Theme

43. The Mind of Evil: Hypnosis Music

44. The Mind of Evil: Dover Castle

45. The Mind of Evil – Keller Machine Appears and Vanishes

46. The Mind of Evil: Keller Machine Theme

47. The Claws of Axos – Copy machine tickover

48. The Claws of Axos: The Axons Approach

49. Music from ‘The Sea Devils’

50. Music from ‘The Mutants’

51. Music from ‘Frontier in Space’ Episode 1

52. Music from ‘Death to the Daleks’

53. Planet of the Spiders – Metebelis III Atmosphere

Disc 2

1. Doctor Who Opening Title Theme

2. The Ark In Space – Nerva Beacon Infrastructure and TMat Couch

3. Music from “Revenge of the Cybermen”

4. Terror of the Zygons: The Destruction of Charlie Rig

5. Terror of the Zygons: A Landing in Scotland

6. Terror of the Zygons: The Zygons Attack

7. Music from “The Android Invasion” Episodes 3 and 4

8. The Brain of Morbius – The Planet Karn

9. The Seeds of Doom: Antarctica – The First Pod

10. The Seeds of Doom: Get Dunbar! / Krynoid On The Loose

11. The Masque of Mandragora – The Mandragora Helix

12. Music from “The Invasion of Time” Episodes 3 and 4

13. Doctor Who Closing Titles (40″ Version)

14. Doctor Who 1980 (Opening Titles)

15. The Leisure Hive: Into Argolis

16. Full Circle: K9 on a Mission

17. The Keeper of Traken: Nyssa’s Theme

18. Logopolis: It’s The End…

19. Doctor Who 1980 (Closing Titles)

20. Castrovalva

21. Four to Doomsday: Exploring the Lab

22. Earthshock – March Of The Cybermen

23. Mawdryn Undead

24. The Five Doctors

25. Warriors of the Deep

26. Resurrection of the Daleks

27. The Caves of Androzani (Alternative Suite)

28. Doctor Who Theme (1980 – Full Version)

Disc 3

1. The Twin Dilemma

2. The Mark of the Rani

3. The Two Doctors

4. Timelash

5. Revelation of the Daleks

6. Doctor Who 1986

7. The Trial of a Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet

8. The Trial of a Time Lord: Terror of the Vervoids

9. The Trial of a Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe

10. Doctor Who 1987

11. Music from ‘Time and the Rani’

12. Delta and the Bannermen: “Here’s to the Future”

13. Music from ‘Dragonfire’

14. Music from ‘Remembrance of the Daleks’

15. Music from ‘The Greatest Show in the Galaxy’

16. Music from ‘Battlefield’

17. Music from ‘The Curse of Fenric’

18. Music from ‘Survival’

19. “…and somewhere else, the tea’s getting cold” (from ”Survival”)

20. Prologue: Skaro / “Doctor Who” Theme

21. “Who Am I?”

22. The Chase (Original Version)

23. “Open the Eye”

24. Farewell

25. End Credits / “Doctor Who” Theme

Disc 4

1. Doctor Who Theme – TV Version

2. Doctor Who: Series 1 – Rose’s Theme

3. Doctor Who: Series 2 – Doomsday

4. Doctor Who: Series 3 – All The Strange Strange Creatures (The Trailer Music)

5. Doctor Who: Series 3 – Martha’s Theme

6. Doctor Who: Series 3 – Boe

7. Doctor Who: Series 3 – The Doctor Forever

8. Doctor Who: Series 3 – This Is Gallifrey: Our Childhood, Our Home

9. Doctor Who: Series 3 – Donna’s Theme

10. Doctor Who: Series 4 – Song Of Freedom

11. Doctor Who: Series 4-The Specials – The Master Suite

12. Doctor Who: Series 4-The Specials – Four Knocks

13. Doctor Who: Series 4-The Specials – Vale Decem

14. Doctor Who: Series 5 – I Am The Doctor

15. Doctor Who: Series 5 – The Mad Man With A Box

16. Doctor Who: Series 5 – Amy’s Theme

17. Doctor Who: Series 6 – Melody Pond

18. Doctor Who: Series 6 – The Wedding Of River Song

19. Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol – Abigail’s Song (Silence Is All You Know)

20. Doctor Who: Series 7 – Towards The Asylum

21. Doctor Who: Series 7 – Together Or Not At All – The Song Of Amy And Rory

22. Doctor Who: Series 7 – Up The Shard

23. Doctor Who: Series 7 – The Long Song

See the latest Doctor Who products on sale now via our merchandise section!

With thanks to Silva Screen.

December 2nd, 2013
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It’s been confirmed that The Day of the Doctor was watched by an official audience of 12.8 million in the UK!

The landmark special, which aired on BBC One on Saturday 23rd November, was the most watched show on British TV of the week, and the second highest rated of 2013 so far.

The final figure sees a considerable increase from the initial overnights. It accounts for those who recorded the special and watched it within 7 days of its broadcast.

As Doctor Who Magazine reports, this consolidated rating makes The Day of the Doctor the most watched episode of Doctor Who since The Next Doctor in 2008. It is also now the 16th highest rated episode of Doctor Who in its 50 year history. Not too shabby, eh?

The special was also shown in cinemas where it made £1.8 million at the UK box office.

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December 2nd, 2013
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An Adventure in Space and Time has been released on DVD today!

The docudrama debuted on BBC Two to rave reviews in the build up to the 50th anniversary and told the story of the Doctor’s thrilling yet turbulent journey to the screen.

Written by Mark Gatiss and starring David Bradley as First Doctor actor William Hartnell, the special takes viewers on a journey back in time to 1963.

The DVD comes with a leaflet featuring programme images and an exclusive foreword by Mark Gatiss. Special features on the disc include deleted scenes, ‘William Hartnell: The Original’ and ‘The Making of An Adventure’ featurettes and scene reconstructions.

Click here to buy AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME on Amazon.co.uk!

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December 2nd, 2013
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Last week’s momentous 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor is released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK today, and just in time for Christmas too!

In this epic feature length episode marking half a century of his adventures, the Doctor faced his greatest challenge yet as his dangerous past came back to haunt him.

And as of today (Monday), you can relive all the subsequent shocks and surprises whenever you want!

Special features on the release include the episode’s trailers, accompanying ‘minisodes’ The Night of the Doctor and The Last Day, Doctor Who Explained and Behind the Lens.

Click here to buy THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR on DVD from Amazon.co.uk!

Click here to buy THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR on Blu-ray 3D from Amazon.co.uk!

Have you bought it? Let us know below! It will be released in the US on 10th December.

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November 27th, 2013
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To commemorate the 50th anniversary, app developers Big Ideas Digital have released a new Doctor Who app inspired by the Say What You See format.

The fun app features 150 rebus Doctor Who puzzles across three beautifully painted canvases which take players on a journey through iconic Doctor Who locations.

Each cryptic puzzle suggests a Doctor Who related monster, companion, gadget or episode title using words or phrases.

Solving each one adds to a trivia-filled fact file including never before revealed secrets.

“There has been many Doctor Who games, but this is the first one that covers the entire span of the show’s history, referencing episodes, characters and monsters from all of its 50 years,” said Jon Hamblin, Director. “If this isn’t the first game to appeal to old-school, hardcore fans as much as younger fans of modern Who, I will eat my Tom Baker scarf!”

Doctor Who – Say What You See is now available to download on the App Store, Google Play Store and Amazon Marketplace priced £1.99/$2.99. Check out previews of it below!



With thanks to Big Ideas Digital.

November 26th, 2013
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The Day of the Doctor proved to be a runaway success at the UK box office on Saturday night!

BBC News has reported that the landmark 50th anniversary special, which was screened in 3D into over 400 cinemas as it premiered on BBC One, took a total of £1.8 million.

It entered the top three in the UK cinema chart being beaten only by the new Hunger Games film Catching Fire and space thriller Gravity.

The overnight TV figures revealed it was watched by a peak audience of 10.6 million in the UK. The historic episode has also been awarded a Guinness World Record for being the largest ever simulcast of a TV drama, broadcast in 94 countries across 6 continents.

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November 26th, 2013
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Steven Moffat has suggested that it doesn’t matter how fans choose to number the Doctors because, when all is said and done, there is, and will only ever be, one.

Speaking at the Doctor Who Celebration this weekend, the showrunner responded to the questions that arose from The Day of the Doctor, specifically what impact its developments will have on the character’s imminent final regeneration. “He has no more ever called himself the Eleventh Doctor than he would call himself Matt Smith,” he explained.

He added: “The Doctor doesn’t know off the top of his head what number he is. There is no such character as the Eleventh Doctor. He’s the Doctor. That’s what he calls himself.”

However, as always, the head writer has left no stone unturned as he revealed he has a way of honouring the established line up. “If you worry about such things, and I do, then I specifically said John Hurt’s Doctor doesn’t use the title,” he said. “I have given you the option of not counting John Hurt numerically. He’s not the Doctor. He is the War Doctor.”

But the man with the plan admitted that, with yet another regeneration on the way, it is not looking good for our Time Lord. “Paul McGann turns into John Hurt,” he finalised. “He used up another regeneration so I expect he’ll be in trouble shortly.” We dread to think…

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