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June 11th, 2017
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Patrick Ness has confirmed that he won’t be returning to Class if/when a second series gets commissioned.

The creator of the Doctor Who spin off took to his Twitter to formally announce his departure with “unbelievable regret”, adding that it’s been “the MOST amazing experience” to “make a show he’s so proud of”.

Its future has been in doubt since its underwhelming online debut last year, during which it failed to make the Top 50 on BBC iPlayer throughout its 7 week run.

Its BBC Three premiere was followed by a televisual outing on BBC One where it was given the dreaded graveyard shift and failed to attract more than 300,000 viewers. Patrick noted that he “remains baffled” by the slapdash scheduling, adding: “But I’m not even the littlest bit bitter and I am still so grateful to have had the chance. That’s just TV and how it goes.”

So, it looks like Class really has been dismissed. Do you think the right decision has been made, or were you holding out for a return to Coal Hill? Let us know…

May 25th, 2017
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BBC Worldwide has signed a major new agreement with Shanghai Media Group Pictures (SMG Pictures) to boost the Doctor Who brand in China.

As part of the deal, the leading Chinese media company will make the show’s entire revived catalogue – from Series 1 to Series 10 - available across popular TV channels and on demand. The agreement – which extends until Series 15, expected to air in 2022 – also includes a “first look” for Series 11 next year, suggesting that Chris Chibnall’s first series as showrunner will air in China simultaneously with the UK.

It is hoped that the partnership will “increase the Doctor Who fan base in China” as the two teams “explore future opportunities and exchange expertise”. Chinese fans will also be able to enjoy spin offs Torchwood and Class

May 21st, 2017
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This week has seen the launch of an official 360° Doctor Who mobile arcade game which gives fans the chance to pilot the TARDIS through the time vortex.

Doctor Who Time Vortex 360 can be accessed for free on smartphones and tablets via the BBC Taster site and puts players at the helm of the Doctor’s iconic spaceship to avoid an array of hazards and obstacles that emerge from the future in front of them, as well as threats evading from the past. An endless runner, the difficulty increases the longer you play, and you can preview it in the player below.

Will you be checking out the new game? Let us know what you think in the comments…

May 15th, 2017
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It has been announced that David Tennant and Billie Piper will be reprising their roles as the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler for three original Big Finish audios.

The beloved duo won a legion of followers when they shared the TARDIS together during Series 2 back in 2006. Most recently, they both appeared in the 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor, in 2013, however this new trilogy of adventures – which, for obvious reasons, is set before the events of Doomsday – will serve as the official reunion that fans have been waiting for.

Their comeback will form The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Volume 2 and will be released in November 2017. The first story, Attack of the Zaross by John Dorney, will also co-star Camille Coduri as Jackie Tyler, followed by Sword of the Chevalier by Guy Adam and then Cold Vengeance by Matt Fitton, featuring the Ice Warriors voiced by Nicholas Briggs.

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May 7th, 2017
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The BBC has this week announced the immediate launch of a brand new digital Doctor Who adventure on Skype.

Entitled The Saviour of Time, the bot gives users the chance to become the Doctor’s companion as they partake in a series of interactive challenges, logic puzzles and quizzes in order to save the universe by restoring the Key of Time.

The six part adventure, written by Joseph Lidster, uses the latest technology to incorporate new footage of Peter Capaldi as he communicates with players directly.

The bot is now available worldwide and can be added manually in the Skype Bot Directory. New chapters will be released every Sunday at 6pm (BST). Let us know what you think…

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May 6th, 2017
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The BBC has finalised the separate artwork and release dates for Series 10 Parts 1 & 2 on DVD and Blu-ray.

As previously reported, Part 1 will be available to buy on both formats from 29th May 2017, featuring the Doctor and Bill’s first six adventures plus an inside look for each episode.

Meanwhile, Part 2 – containing Episodes 7 to 12 – will follow on 17th July. Both sets will also come back with six exclusive art cards for their respective episodes, and you can check out their final cover art below.

A complete series boxset will be released later this year – date TBA – and will feature all 12 episodes including the special binaural sound edition of tonight’s episode, Knock Knock.

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

Thanks to BBC Worldwide.

April 24th, 2017
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A special charity event will be held in Cardiff this summer to mark the 10th anniversary of The Sarah Jane Adventures.

The Attic will take place at the Cardiff University Students’ Union on Saturday 29th July 2017 and will be attended by various guests related to the CBBC series, which ended in 2011 following the passing of Elisabeth Sladen. The event will also include an auction of rare merchandise, props and more, with proceeds donated to Ty Hafan, a hospice which provides support to life-limited children and their families.

Tickets are now on sale, with prices ranging from £30 (adult), £15 (child), £80 (family) to £150 (VIP). You can donate to Ty Hafan directly, and find out more about their work, here.

April 24th, 2017
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Colin Baker has recently released a collection of his weekly columns that were originally published in his local newspaper, the Bucks Free Press.

The Sixth Doctor actor has been contributing to the paper for the past 21 years and this compilation brings together his articles from 2011 to 2016, covering national and international affairs as well as more parochial issues such as local parking and school plays. Described as “the perfect book when you need a realistic view of life”, Colin’s unique wisdom will resonate with all, whether old, grumpy or otherwise.

Published by FBS Publishing, with illustrations and cover artwork by Owen Claxton, the aptly titled Sixth Sense is available now from Amazon and other online sellers, RRP £9.99.

April 21st, 2017
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The BBC has confirmed that a “binaural edition” of an upcoming Doctor Who episode will be available on the iPlayer immediately after its TV broadcast.

The special version of Episode 4 – Knock Knock – will create “a 3D surround sound effect for anyone wearing headphones” which will place them “at the heart of the action in this nail-biting episode”.

The story guest stars David Suchet as the Landlord and will air on BBC One on Saturday 6th May.

“Doctor what?” Click here to Rate and Discuss the Series 10 premiere, The Pilot »

April 16th, 2017
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The end of last night’s Series 10 premiere treated us to a brand new Coming Soon trailer which gave us our first look at the Master’s upcoming return.

Ok, so admittedly it was a very brief look (blink and you’ll miss it, in fact), but it’s still enough to get us excited. John Simm will be reprising his role as the renegade Time Lord to come face to face with his current incarnation, Missy.

The trailer also teases Mondasian Cybermen, Ice Warriors and the Doctor regenerating. No biggie. Nothing to see here…

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