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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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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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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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September 14th, 2014
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John Hurt is to be honoured by the Shakespeare Theatre Company for his contribution to classical theatre in America.

According to Broadway World, the actor, who appeared as the War Doctor in last year’s 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor, is one of three stars of the stage and screen to be recieving the coveted accolade – the other two being Stacey Keach and Diana Rigg.

Diana Rigg is also a former Doctor Who guest star having played Mrs Gillyflower in The Crimson Horror.

The awards will be presented on 5th October 2014 at a ceremony in Washington D.C where the Shakespeare Theatre Company is based – congratulations to all for their achievements.

August 22nd, 2014
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On the eve of Peter Capaldi’s first full-length adventure as the Twelfth Doctor, join us for a Flashback Friday as we relive his debut scene in last year’s 50th anniversary special

In the climactic moments of The Day of the Doctor, the Time War was raging and the Doctors faced their greatest challenge yet as they united to save Gallifrey from the grasp of the Daleks.

Luckily Matt Smith’s Doctor had his previous incarnations to lend a hand (11 pairs of them, to be precise!) but the nation gasped as someone else made an unannounced appearance at the party – just over a month before his expected arrival in the Christmas Special! Better early than late, right?

Of course this isn’t the first time Peter has popped up in the series as in 2008 he portrayed Caecilius in the Series 4 episode The Fires of Pompeii. We’ve been told that his striking resemblance to our new Doctor “is certainly addressed” in the new series. Clone? Long lost twin? Only time will tell…

The feature-length Series 8 premiere Deep Breath airs tomorrow at 7:50pm on BBC One.

July 27th, 2014
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A limited edition collector’s set compiling all the highlights of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary celebrations will be released this autumn.

The 4-disc set will bring together The Name of the Doctor, The Day of the Doctor and The Time of the Doctor as well as the rest of the accompanying landmark festivities such as The Night of the Doctor and An Adventure in Space and Time. The acclaimed ’spin off’, The Five-ish Doctors, will also be present on the DVD.

In addition, the set will include a host of never before seen special features including “an exclusive cut” of the 50th anniversary special’s read-through and deleted scenes.

Doctor Who: 50th Anniversary Collectors Edition

Released on DVD & Blu-ray on 30th September 2014

May 18th, 2014
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It has been a night of success for Doctor Who which won the Radio Times Audience Award at the BAFTA TV Awards!

The coveted title was awarded to the show’s acclaimed 50th anniversary spectacular, The Day of the Doctor, and it holds a particular significance as it’s the ceremony’s only category which is voted for by the general public.

We’d like to wish a big congratulations to the whole team for their deserved accolade. Here’s to the next 50 years!

May 7th, 2014
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Fans who wanted to have more from the War Doctor in The Day of the Doctor will be pleased to hear he’ll be starring in his very own novel!

Engines of War, written by George Mann, will be published this summer and looks set to be an “epic” original adventure featuring the forgotten incarnation of our beloved Time Lord as portrayed by John Hurt in the 50th anniversary special. It will be released on 31st July 2014, and you can pre-order it for a discounted price on Amazon HERE.

Not much is known about this book yet, but we can safely assume that it’ll give a further insight into the War Doctor’s involvement in the Time War. And if the cover – below – is anything to go by it will also contain lots and lot of Daleks! Will you be reading the book?

“The death of billions is as nothing to us Doctor, if it helps defeat the Daleks.”

The Great Time War has raged for centuries, ravaging the universe. Scores of human colony planets are now overrun by Dalek occupation forces. A weary, angry Doctor leads a flotilla of Battle TARDISes against the Dalek stronghold but in the midst of the carnage, the Doctor’s TARDIS crashes to a planet below: Moldox.

As the Doctor is trapped in an apocalyptic landscape, Dalek patrols roam amongst the wreckage, rounding up the remaining civilians. But why haven’t the Daleks simply killed the humans?

Searching for answers the Doctor meets ‘Cinder’, a young Dalek hunter. Their struggles to discover the Dalek plan take them from the ruins of Moldox to the halls of Gallifrey, and set in motion a chain of events that will change everything. And everyone.

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April 28th, 2014
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More celebrations are in order for Doctor Who, which was a deserved DOUBLE award winner at last night’s 2014 BAFTA Television Craft Awards!

The series reigned supreme in two of the five categories for which it was nominated – firstly last year’s acclaimed 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor triumphed as a result of its Special, Visual & Graphic Effects, while An Adventure In Space and Time was awarded for its Make Up & Hair Design.

Congratulations to the cast and crew, including Danny Hargreaves, SFX Supervisor, who tweeted to say: “Thanks to all the amazing fans who have helped us on this journey!”

With thanks to the BBC Doctor Who Blog.

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