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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!

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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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November 25th, 2013
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The Day of the Doctor has been awarded a Guinness World Record for being the largest ever simulcast of a TV drama.

Saturday night’s 50th anniversary special premiered on TV in 94 countries across 6 continents and was dubbed and subtitled into 15 languages. It was also screened into more than 1,500 cinemas worldwide.

The accolade was presented to Steven Moffat at the Doctor Who Celebration yesterday (Sunday).

“For years the Doctor has been stopping everyone else from conquering the world,” the showrunner said of the achievement. “Now, to show off, he’s gone and done it himself!”

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November 24th, 2013
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It’s been an amazing weekend of Doctor Who celebrations as Whovians the world over united to honour 50 years of our beloved hero.

As we prepare to say farewell to the festivities and look to the future, we want to see what you’ve been doing to pay tribute to the Time Lord’s 50th birthday in picture form.

Did you dress to impress? Get creative in the kitchen? Were you at the Doctor Who Celebration in London?

Whatever you’ve been up to, tweet us your pictures @WhovianNet or send them in an email to anniversary@whoviannet.co.uk. We will include the best in our new gallery!

Visit our Fiftieth Festivities gallery!

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November 24th, 2013
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An audience of nearly 11 million people tuned in for the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who last night.

As BBC News reports, the initial overnight ratings show that a peak of 10.61 million viewers joined the Doctors on their landmark journey which celebrated half a century of his TV adventures.

The Day of the Doctor beat X Factor over on ITV where the singing contest was watched by 7.7 million people.

It finished second only to Strictly Come Dancing which peaked with 11.7 million viewers.

“I’m astonished and moved – and that’s only the score so far, that’s just the overnights,” showrunner Steven Moffat commented. “I speak from personal experience when I say there’s nothing better than turning 50 and knowing you’ve still got it. Go get em Doctor!”

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November 24th, 2013
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The Classic Doctors who were excluded from the main 50th anniversary special have taken matters into their own hands by producing one of their very own!

Written and directed by the Fifth Doctor Peter Davison, The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot follows the former Time Lords on their mission to be involved in the landmark festivities.

The film sports a star studded emsemble of guests including Olivia Colman, John Barrowman and Peter Jackson.

Watch The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot HERE and see its teaser trailer in the player below…

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November 23rd, 2013
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The secrets of The Day of the Doctor were finally revealed tonight as the show’s 50th anniversary celebrations reached their explosive climax.

Now that we’ve seen the episode in question, a whole new world of behind the scenes action awaits us and the TARDIS has opened its doors to take viewers on a journey into the making of the landmark special. Narrated by Sixth Doctor Colin Baker, the video includes interviews with the principal members of its cast and crew.

Watch the ‘Behind the Lens’ making of in the video below. All hail The Day of the Doctor!

And here is a short deleted scene from the episode featuring its three starring Doctors…

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