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April 19th, 2014

The list of nominees for this year’s Hugo Awards has been released and the odds are definitely in the Doctor’s favour!

Doctor Who has claimed four of the six positions in the ‘Best Dramatic Presentation Short Form’ category with The Day of the Doctor, The Name of the Doctor, An Adventure in Space and Time and The Five-ish Doctors Reboot all in the running against episodes of ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Orphan Black’. ‘The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who’, meanwhile, is also up for the ‘Best Graphic Story’ prize.

“For Doctor Who to receive three Hugo nominations in its anniversary year is completely thrilling,” showrunner Steven Moffat has commented. “We are all over the moon. I am particularly pleased about The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, as that was my acting debut – I remain available for any parts that require a black jumper, and slightly unrealistic hair…”

The annual Hugo Awards is science-fiction’s most prestigious ceremony and the winners, voted for by members of the World Science Fiction Convention, will be unveiled on 17th August 2014 at Loncon 3 in London – best of luck to the cast and crew of Doctor Who!

April 17th, 2014
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The praise keeps coming for The Day of the Doctor which has now been nominated for a ‘Best of British’ gong!

The category is part of the Freesat Awards 2014 and will reward “the absolute best programme or series on the UK’s free-to-air TV channels’. No competition, really!

With three Doctors, iconic British landmarks plus a record-breaking global TV simulcast, the historic 50th anniversary episode is definitely worthy of this coveted title.

The winner, chosen by industry experts, will be announced at a ceremony on 17th June.

The Day of the Doctor’s also shortlisted at BAFTA for the Radio Times Audience Award.

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With thanks to the BBC Doctor Who Blog.

April 16th, 2014

Tom Baker has been chatting about the impact that Doctor Who continues to have on his day to day life.

The actor, who played the Fourth Doctor from 1974 to 1981, told TV Choice that it’s an association that never leaves you. “It’s a pretty daunting thing,” he explained. “All this time has passed. And it almost makes me immortal, that fans will still stop me in the street. They’ll say, ‘You were really influential in my life’, and I like that a lot – if they say it nicely enough, I offer them money. Not advice, but money.”

He made a surprise return, as the enigmatic ‘Curator’, in last year’s 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor – a cameo, he admits, he “did contemplate not doing”. “I was asked by Caroline Skinner, who was the producer,” he said. “She was a persuasive girl and always very charming about it. She said I could tamper with the script, so I said yes. Typically of the BBC, nobody knows who the Curator is. He could be anything! With Doctor Who, you’ve really got to be able to suspend your disbelief a bit, haven’t you…?”

The interview was to promote the repeats of the Classic Series on the Horror Channel (Sky 319) which start on Friday 18th April with the first ever serial An Unearthly Child.

April 7th, 2014
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Last year’s acclaimed 50th anniversary episode has been nominated for a BAFTA Television Award!

The feature-length special, The Day of the Doctor, has been shortlisted for the Radio Times Audience Award, which is the only category voted for by the general public.

That means it’s time for Whovians to unite to make sure our beloved hero reigns supreme when the results are revealed at the ceremony in London on Sunday 18th May.

To support our Time Lord, click HERE now to vote before midday on Thursday 15th May.

Meanwhile, An Adventure in Space and Time is nominated for the ‘Single Drama’ BAFTA.

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With thanks to the BBC Doctor Who Blog.

March 24th, 2014

BAFTA has today released the full list of nominations for this year’s Craft Awards with Doctor Who being recognised in a handful of its coveted categories!

Firstly, The Day of the Doctor has been shortlisted for the Special, Visual & Graphic Effects gong with the accolade honouring Milk VFX, Real SFX and The Model Unit for all their efforts in the 50th anniversary special. SFX Supervisor, Danny Hargreaves, tweeted to say he was “screaming with excitement” and sent out “a big thank you to the fans”.

And that’s not the only award the series could be walking away with when the results are revealed on 27th April – the acclaimed docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time is in the running for Costume Design, Make Up & Hair Design and Editing while last year’s Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Proms is up for Entertainment Craft Team!

We’d like to wish all the Doctor Who team the very best of luck – we’ll be rooting for ya!

March 6th, 2014
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The Doctor Who Experience has recently added bonus props from the 50th anniversary special to their exhibition!

Genuine artifacts from The Day of the Doctor, such as the Zygons, costumes and an array of Time War weapons, have been on display at the attraction since November.

Now fans can get up and close and personal with even more from the historic episode, with their latest additions including items from the Black Archive and UNIT’s notice boards.

Plus, the Moment, which has until now been sealed, has finally been opened to reveal its big red button. If you’ve got a trip to the Experience coming up, have a BRILLIANT time!

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Thanks to BBC Worldwide.

February 8th, 2014
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John Hurt has revealed he is doutbful he will ever be asked to return to Doctor Who.

The actor starred in last year’s 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor as the War Doctor, a previously unknown incarnation of the show’s titular Time Lord. Speaking to Red Carpet News TV, he noted that it will probably remain as a one-off appearance. “You’re asking me to answer something which I can’t answer,” he admitted. “But I cannot think there would ever be any reason for me to go back.”

He also reflected on his short but sweet escapade in the TARDIS. He said: “I really loved working with Matt and David. They are both brilliant at being the Doctor. I’m an amateur at that. It’s so fast and quick. I had to get my gym shoes on just to keep up with them!”

Is there life in the old War Doctor yet, or should he be kept as an anniversary accolade?

December 24th, 2013
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We’re approaching the climax of our #TopTenOfEleven as we reveal the moment you’ve chosen as the runner-up!

Taking the silver medal in the sprint to the Eleventh Doctor’s greatest moment is a scene from his latest adventure.

The 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor was full of shocks and surprises and we’re sure Whovians all around the world all collectively gasped as the Doctor encountered a very familiar face in the episode’s closing moments.

Click play on the video below to relive the special moment the audience received a blast from the past as the Eleventh Doctor was given a tantalising insight into his own future…

Our countdown concludes tomorrow, Christmas Day, just before The Time of the Doctor!

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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