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April 28th, 2015
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This week sees the arrival of a new Doctor Who Magazine which boasts an exclusive interview with Russell T Davies.

The former showrunner has revisited his first ever Doctor Who contribution, the 1996 novel Damaged Goods, to coincide with this month’s release of Big Finish’s audio adaptation starring Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor and Travis Oliver and Yasmin Bannerman as his companions, Chris and Roz.

Also inside the issue, published on Thursday (30th April), Caroline Ann Ford contributes a journey back into history.

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April 13th, 2015
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Please join us as we raise our glasses to wish Peter Davison a very happy birthday today!

The actor, who helmed the TARDIS as the Fifth Doctor from 1981 to 1984, is 64 and we hope he enjoys his celebrations.

Next month he’ll be taking to the stage at venues across the UK for the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, tickets for which are on sale here.

Feel free to share your own birthday wishes for Peter below!

March 28th, 2015
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Big Finish have announced Doctor Who: Doom Coalition, a “breathtaking” new audio series featuring the Eighth Doctor, which will be launched in the autumn.

Paul McGann will be back as his incarnation of the iconic Time Lord who will be pushed to his limits when he is recalled to Gallifrey by the Time Lords. The 16 part adventure, spanning 4 boxsets, will also star Nicola Walker as companion Liv Chenka while Mark Bonnar will lend his voice to a mysterious new foe known only as The Eleven. Hattie Morahan will also join in episode two as new companion Helen Sinclair.

“Doom Coalition is unlike anything we’ve attempted before,” said director Ken Bentley. “It’s on a scale that we hope will satisfy loyal listeners. It’s also a new standalone adventure so it’s a great place to start if you’re listening to Doctor Who on audio for the very first time.”

Doom Coalition: Part 1 is released in October 2015 and its three subsequent installments will follow suit throughout 2016 and 2017. It forms part of Big Finish’s extended licensing deal which guarantees the production of their new Doctor Who audios until “at least” 2020.

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March 27th, 2015
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Big Finish have today announced that their Doctor Who license has been extended which means they will continue to release tie-in audio adventures until “at least” 2020.

The company has been producing Doctor Who stories since 1999 and BBC Worldwide have given them the green light to extend their ever growing range of original Classic Series escapades for another five years.

They are already planning new stories for 2017 and 2018 and later this year they’ll be launching a new UNIT spin off.

Fans can look forward to more stories featuring the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors as well as The Fourth Doctor Adventures which are also set to continue. A new era awaits for the Eighth Doctor, too, as he faces the Doom Coalition in the follow up to Dark Eyes.

Are you excited that Big Finish is here to stay? Let us know in the comments section below!

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March 5th, 2015
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The brand new issue of Doctor Who Magazine is released today (Thursday).

Inside Steven Moffat exclusively reveals his future plans for Peter Capaldi in Series 9 and Paul McGann chats about the return of the Eighth Doctor in the latest installment of his ongoing audio series Dark Eyes.

Plus, an interview with Classic Series companion Bonnie Langford about her memories of playing Mel Bush in the 80s and all the latest news, reviews, competitions and more!

DWM Issue 484 is on sale now, priced at £4.99. Here’s what to look out for on the shelf…

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February 15th, 2015
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BBC Books will be publishing their Doctor Who: Time Trips Collection next month.

The hardback anthology compiles the short stories which were previously released as individual e-books throughout 2014. Now they have been brought together for the first time and in this edition they’re accompanied by beautiful illustrations to bring the original adventures to life. Featuring classic and new Doctors alike, there’s also an exclusive ‘hidden’ story, concealed within the dust jack, featuring the Twelfth Doctor.

The Time Trips collection will be released by BBC Books on 5th March 2015 priced at £20.

The compilation includes:

The Death Pit by A.L. Kennedy (Fourth Doctor)

Into the Nowhere by Jenny T. Colgan (Eleventh Doctor)

Keeping up with the Joneses by Nick Harkaway (Tenth Doctor)

Salt of the Earth by Trudi Canavan (Third Doctor)

A Handful of Stardust by Jake Arnott (Sixth Doctor)

The Bog Warrior by Cecelia Ahern (Tenth Doctor)

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time Traveller by Joanne Harris (Third Doctor)

The Anti-Hero by Stella Duffy (Second Doctor)

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February 5th, 2015
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Here’s some good news for those of you are are looking for something to keep those Doctor Who withdrawal symptoms at bay (which, let’s face it, is all of us!).

The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine went on sale today (Thursday) and inside there’s an exclusive interview with Paul Wilmshurst – director of Kill the Moon, Mummy on the Orient Express and Last Christmas – and the show’s very first director, Waris Hussein, uses unseen previously unseen documents to reveal how the classic 1964 adventure Marco Polo went from script to screen.

Meanwhile, Steven Moffat returns to answer more readers’ questions (including one from former showrunner Russell T Davies), 1960s companion Peter Purves reflects on his time aboard the TARDIS as Steven Taylor and the Doctor and Clara take on the Sontarans and Rutans in the concluding part of The Instruments of War comic strip. All of the plus news, reviews, competitions and much, much more! It’s out now, priced at £4.99. Don’t miss it!

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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!

November 14th, 2014
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Please join us as we raise our glasses to wish Paul McGann a very happy birthday!

The actor is best known in the Doctor Who universe for playing the Eighth Doctor in the 1996 TV Movie. After a short-lived tenure on the screen, he reprised the role in the Big Finish audio adventures and made a shock return for the 50th anniversary in The Night of the Doctor.

He turns 55 today and we hope he enjoys his celebrations. Feel free to post your birthday wishes below.

November 14th, 2014
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The Doctor will be joining in with the Children in Need party tonight and the Time Lord has had a long history with the charity.

We all remember this classic moment from the 2007 festivities in which our hero came face to face with a previous incarnation in the formidable Time Crash.

Written by Steven Moffat, the mini-episode featured the return of Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor and you can relive the meeting of momentous minds in the player below.

A preview of this year’s Christmas Special will be shown during Children in Need tonight.

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