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November 2nd, 2016

Following on from the success of their Audience with Louise Jameson back in July, Fab Café will be hosting another event for Doctor Who fans later this month.

Eric Saward, who worked as a script editor on the series in the 1980s, will be taking part in a Q&A on Monday 28th November 2016. As is common knowledge, this particular era of the show was turbulent to say the least, and Eric will be on hand to answer audience questions and share his personal experiences of working on the series in the lead up to its historic cancellation in 1989.

Tickets for the event, priced £7, can be purchased here. Let us know if you’ll be attending!

Thanks to Michael for the news!

October 12th, 2016

The Power of the Daleks will be making its way to US cinemas next month, it has been confirmed.

Ahead of its televisual debut on BBC America, the previously announced animated version of the missing Second Doctor story will be premiered on big screens for one night only on Monday 14th November 2016. The event will include all 6 parts of the adventure, which originally aired 50 years ago, as well as exclusive content including interviews with the original cast. Tickets will go on sale at Fathom Events this Friday at 10am ET.

If you’re in the UK, the serial will be available to download from the BBC Store on Saturday 5th November, while American fans who miss out on the cinema screenings will be able to enjoy it in all its glory when it airs on BBC America on Saturday 19th November. Check out the teaser in the player below, and be sure to share your anticipation in the comments!

Browse the latest Doctor Who products on sale now in our merchandise section…

October 2nd, 2016

Katy Manning and Sophie Alred need your help to raise money for a great cause.

The former Doctor Who companions are proud patrons of the Bedford Foodbank who are organising a fundraising event to help provide emergency food for over 500 local adults and children who are currently living in crisis. The Doctor Who themed Dalek Push will take place on Saturday 8th October 2016 when an army of the iconic adversaries will be pushed through the streets of Bedford. They hope to reach their target of £5,000 so please donate anything you can afford.

“Although Ace beat up a Dalek with a baseball bat rather than pushed one around the streets of Bedford, I am delighted to be part of this brilliant event,” Sophie Aldred said. “Bedford Foodbank is a brilliant organisation, making a real difference to people who really need support. Please donate and help the Daleks do something worthwhile for a change!”

Find out more about the organisation, and see where the money will go, on their website.

Thanks to Simon.

May 15th, 2016

Classic Series fans will be able to spend an afternoon with Louise Jameson at an upcoming event in Manchester.

The actress, who will be best known to Doctor Who fans for her portrayal of the Fourth Doctor’s companion Leela in the 1970s, will be the focus of a special Q&A at Fab Café as part of their ongoing in-depth series of audiences. The event will include an interview with Louise followed by a screening of one of her Doctor Who serials, plus an autograph is included in the entry free. Tickets are available to purchase here, priced £8, and the date for your diaries is 2nd July 2016.

Thanks to Michael for the tip!

April 29th, 2016

A new exhibition celebrating the Doctor Who Target Books was officially opened in London last night (Thursday).

The collection of artwork from the iconic novel range, originally published in the 1960s and 70s, features over 30 pieces and will be on display at the Cartoon Museum in Holborn until Wednesday 11th May 2016. Seven of the books have been reissued this week and the exhibition includes six of their covers, illustrated by Chris Achilleos, as well as other well-loved designs by Andrew Skilleter, Roy Knipe, Jeff Cummins and more.

Let us know if you’ve attended the exhibition, or intend to, in the comments section below!

April 23rd, 2016
Warning! This article and its comments may contain spoilers...

The moment has finally arrived! It’s Saturday 23rd April 2016 and the Doctor Who fandom is on tenterhooks as Whovians across the land eagerly twiddle their thumbs in anticipation for tonight’s FA Cup semi-final on BBC One.

And yes, that is a sentence we never thought we’d say. Don’t worry, though, it’s all for a good cause, as the brand new companion will be spectacularly announced during half-time (around 6pm BST), which means that a brand new era in the TARDIS is about to begin! Pretty exciting, huh? And it’s about time, too!

We don’t know what shocks and surprises tonight will bring, but stick with us throughout the day for live updates right here and on our Twitter, @WhovianNet. We’ll be covering the build up, the announcement and the aftermath, so there really is only one place to be. Get comfy, get involved and join us as we await the arrival of our new hero! Somebody’s life is about to change forever. Let us know your predictions and general excitement below!

The new companion will be revealed at around 6pm BST

4:00pm: 2 hours and counting! We’ll be spending the next 120 minutes singing along to the #DoctorWho theme tune. Thanks.

3:46pm: We wonder how the #NewCompanion is feeling now, knowing that their life is about to change forever… #TheCalmBeforeTheStorm #DoctorWho

3:12pm: Who would be your DREAM companion? Your suggestions can and should be as weird and wonderful as you like! #DoctorWho

3:00pm: Just 3 hours until the world finally gets to meet the #NewCompanion! Is this how time normally passes?! #DoctorWho

2:45pm: It only feels like yesterday that @Jenna_Coleman_ was announced, yet here we are waiting for the next one. Time really does fly! #DoctorWho

2:20pm: #ICYMI, here are WhovianNet’s top picks for the #NewCompanion. Is your money on any of them? Let us know! #DoctorWho

2:00pm: 4 hours and counting. Get ready to meet the #NewCompanion! The next chapter in #DoctorWho history is about to begin.

1:00pm: 5 hours to go! Who do YOU think the #NewCompanion will be? And no, you can’t nominate yourself. Place your (realistic) bets now! #DoctorWho

12:00pm: Have you seen the teaser for tonight’s reveal? The #NewCompanion already has a lot of running to do! #DoctorWho

11:27am: Guys, this is NOT a drill. The #NewCompanion has a HAND. We don’t know how much more of this we can take. #DoctorWho

11:16am: #ICYMI, an Earth-shattering picture of shoes. Definitely a step in the right direction. #NewCompanion #DoctorWho

10:50am: It’s Saturday! The FA Cup semi-final is almost here! Oh, and the #NewCompanion reveal. WAY more exciting. #DoctorWho

April 15th, 2016

David Tennant and Catherine Tate will be treading the boards once again this month to present the BBC’s Shakespeare Live! extravangaza, it has been confirmed.

The star-studded variety show will feature performances from a host of acclaimed actors, including Doctor Who guest stars Ian McKellen, Rufus Hound, Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar, who will take to the stage at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre to mark 400 years since the Bard’s death. It will be broadcast live on BBC Two on Saturday 23rd April 2016, whilst being simulcast in cinemas across the UK and Europe.

Are you looking forward to seeing David and Catherine back together as part of the special RSC event? There’s plenty more where that came from too, as the Tenth Doctor and Donna stars will be back aboard the TARDIS next month in three original Big Finish audio stories.

March 24th, 2016

Doctor Who has broken another Guiness World Record for bringing together the largest gathering of people dressed as the show’s characters.

The record-breaking event took place earlier this week at La Mole Comic-Con Internaciona in Mexico, where the Twelfth Doctor himself Peter Capaldi was on hand to witness the auspicious accomplishment. A grand total of 492 Doctor Who fans were in attendance, all dressed to impress as their favourite heroes, villains and variations thereupon from over 50 years of time and space.

“This afternoon, the World Cosplay record was both set and smashed,” Peter said. “It is no surprise to me that it was by the Latin American fans, who are renowned for their passion.”

Back in 2013, the series entered history books for becoming the largest ever simulcast of a TV drama for the global broadcast of The Day of the Doctor in over 94 countries.

November 14th, 2015

It was day two of the Doctor Who Festival in London today (Saturday) with Jenna Coleman taking a break from filming her new ITV drama series to leave her mark on the Time Lord festivities.

The outgoing Clara Oswald actress took to the stage alongside Peter Capaldi, Michelle Gomez, Ingrid Oliver and Steven Moffat to answer questions from the fans, although the crowd in the theatre hall was more like a menagerie of Fezzes, Doctors and, of course, the odd Dalek! Here’s some coverage from the day and let us know if you were in attendance.

Above – Jenna ponders a question as she takes to the stage at the Doctor Who Festival…

Above – …where she was also joined by Michelle Gomez, Ingrid Oliver and Steven Moffat!

Above – Oh, and a certain man called Peter Capaldi. We’ve never heard of him, have you?

Above – A young Whovian takes the microphone to put a question to the stars of the show.

Above – A sold out audience for the second day of the Doctor Who Festival. Whovians rock!

Thanks to BBC Worldwide.

November 14th, 2015

The Doctor Who Festival kicked off in London yesterday with a horde of Whovians descending on the capital to celebrate their favourite Time Lord in style.

It wasn’t just fans in attendance, either, as a plethora of the show’s cast and crew were also on hand to take part in the festivities, including the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi, and everybody’s favourite renegade Time Lady, Michelle Gomez! With day one done and dusted, the stars will continue to meet and greet fans over the course of the weekend, with Jenna Coleman joining the party for today and tomorrow.

Check out some great pictures of the opening day below, and please let us know if you’ll be dropping by! We’d love to hear what you get up to, and also what you’ll be dressing up as…

Above – Ingrid Oliver, Peter Capaldi and Michelle Gomez open the doors to the Festival…

Above – Peter Capaldi greets a young fan who has dressed to impress as the TARDIS itself.

Above – Who’s who? Cosplaying fans go all out to celebrate their favourite incarnations…

Above – Peter takes part in a Q&A in which he says that Series 10 will be “challenging”.

Above – It’s the Doctor and Missy, together again! But are they saying “something nice”…?

Above – Peter, Michelle and Ingrid face the fans… and they have nothing but love for them!

Thanks to BBC Worldwide.

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