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February 26th, 2017
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A new tabloid report from the Mirror suggests that the BBC has decided to cancel Class after one series.

The Doctor Who spin off premiered online on BBC Three last year before debuting on BBC One in January. The article in question focuses on its low ratings, as it failed to make the Top 50 on iPlayer throughout its initial run, while its TV figures dropped from 1 million to just 300,000.

Its writer and creator, Patrick Ness, has since taken to his Twitter to falsify the claim.

Fans will just have to wait and see what the future of Coal Hill holds, but it’s likely that an announcement won’t be made until after it’s aired in the US. It will debut on BBC America after the first episode of Series 10 on Saturday 15th April 2017.

February 22nd, 2017
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Arthur Darvill will be returning to the stage next month when he stars in a UK production of the acclaimed Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas.

The show will be performed at the London Palladium on 12th March 2017, with a fully orchestrated score provided by the London Musical Theatre Orchestra.

The Rory Williams actor will play Jack, alongside Samantha Barks as Betsy, in the story of a mild-mannered Brooklynite who avoids proposing to his girlfriend.

Tickets are on sale now. Let us know if you hope to attend in the comments section below!

February 22nd, 2017
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Just in case your Doctor Who collection isn’t large enough already, you’ll be able to get your hands on this newly designed Series 1 Blu-ray steelbook from next month.

The boxset – exclusive to Amazon – will be released on 20th March 2017, almost 12 years to the day that the series returned to our screens.

The 3 disc Blu-ray contains all 13 episodes of Christopher Eccleston’s era, as well as all of the special features that were included on the original release.

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

February 22nd, 2017
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David Tennant has revealed that Chris Chibnall was “the only choice” to take over the prized Doctor Who reigns from Steven Moffat.

The Tenth Doctor actor – who also stars in Chibnall’s drama Broadchurch, returning to ITV this month – told Digital Spy that the series will be “in safe hands” when the incoming showrunner’s era opens for business next year. “I think it was inevitable that Chris would get it,” he said. “It’s a massive and difficult job which needs someone who is as talented and enthusiastic as he is. It’ll go from strength to strength.”

Chris has also been given the seal of approval from another recent Doctor – Matt Smith described him as “a wonderful writer” when he was announced as Steven’s successor.

Do you agree with David? Was Chris the perfect choice to take over from Steven Moffat?

February 18th, 2017
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Tilda Swinton has emerged as the new bookies’ favourite to be cast as the 13th Doctor, as the Independent reports.

As the campaign for a female Doctor intensifies, recently backed by former companion Billie Piper, the Oscar winning actress is hotly tipped to take over the role of the iconic Time Lord when it’s vacated by Peter Capaldi later this year.

She currently has 7/2 odds on Ladbrokes, with other female contenders including Olivia Colman (5/1), Maxine Peake (8/1) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (12/1).

So, what do you think about this development? Join the ongoing debate/discussion below…

February 12th, 2017
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Big Finish has announced that they’ll be releasing a new boxset of adventures called The Ninth Doctor Chronicles later this year.

Narrated by Nicholas Briggs, the collection will include four new original stories set during the Ninth Doctor era, with Camille Coduri and Bruno Langley both reprising their roles as Jackie Tyler and Adam Mitchell. Camille portrayed Rose’s mother Jackie, while Bruno’s character – regarded as the companion who wasn’t – had his TARDIS tenure cut short when he broke the rules of being a time traveller.

The Ninth Doctor Chronicles are released in May and can be pre-ordered, both digitally and on CD, now. The new range will continue in 2018 with the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors.

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

February 11th, 2017
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Paul McGann will be returning to the stage this spring as he embarks on a UK tour of Moira Buffini’s Gabriel.

The production, directed by Kate McGregor, tells the story of a family held captive in Nazi occupied Guernsey in 1943 where widow and mother Jeanne is doing whatever it takes to keep her children safe. Her toughest test arrives in the terrifying Commander Von Pfunz, who’s romantic advances maybe the only way to keep her family alive, and tensions intensify when a young man is washed ashore with no memory of who he is. The stakes are high and getting it wrong means certain death.

The tour kicks off at the Richmond Theatre in London on Tuesday 28th March 2017 and you can see a complete list of venues, and the respective links to purchase tickets, below.

  • Richmond Theatre, London: 28th March – 1st April (BUY TICKETS)
  • Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool: 4th April – 8th April (BUY TICKETS)
  • Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne: 11th April – 15th April (BUY TICKETS)
  • Theatre Clwyd, Mold: 18th April – 22nd April (BUY TICKETS)
  • Theatre Royal, Windsor: 24th April – 29th April (BUY TICKETS)
  • Greenwich Theatre, London: 8th April – 13th May (BUY TICKETS)
  • Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford: 15th May – 20th May (BUY TICKETS)

Are you planning on watching Paul in Gabriel? Let us know in the comments section below!

February 9th, 2017
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Ok, so Peter Capaldi hasn’t even left yet, but it’s practically impossible to avoid all of the ongoing speculation surrounding his successor, so we thought we might as well get involved!

Besides, it’s been a hot topic of conversation since before his departure was even announced, with Tom Weston-Jones emerging as a very early favourite to take over the TARDIS back in January of last year. Now that Peter’s exit is an undeniable reality, though, the time has come once again to put forward who you think would make for a reputable replacement.

And where do you even begin? In the build up to the Thirteenth Doctor’s unveiling, it’s safe to say that every name under the sun will be put forward as a potential candidate, and it would seem that the sky’s the limit when it comes to predicting an incoming Time Lord.

Don’t worry, though, because here is where you can discuss and dissect your pick of dream Doctors, from the realistic to the downright bonkers. Whether it’s wishful thinking or if you genuinely believe your choice has got what it takes to become our latest defender of the universe, let us know who has already got your vote in that there comments section below.

Should the new Doctor be an established actor or a relatively unknown? Do you agree with Billie Piper that a female Doctor would be a “timely” move, or has the franchise fixated a televisual tradition that should never be broken? Whatever you’ve got to say, here is the place to say it! There are exciting times ahead. On Christmas Day 2017, he/she’s a-comin’!

January 28th, 2017
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It is with great sadness that we report that Sir John Hurt has passed away at the age of 77.

The veteran star of the stage and screen was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015 and died at his home in Norfolk in Wednesday, as BBC News reports.

With a career spanning over five decades, the actor will be particularly remembered by Doctor Who fans for his portrayal of the War Doctor in The Day of the Doctor. He was knighted in 2014 for his services to drama.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends, as well as his fans all around the world who will be mourning the loss of such a talented man. Goodnight, John. We will always remember when the Doctor was you.

January 19th, 2017
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A trailer for Billie Piper (Rose Tyler)’s new film, City of Tiny Lights, has now appeared online for our viewing pleasure.

Directed by Pete Travis, the film is set in the multicultural metropolis of modern-day London and revolves around a seemingly straightforward missing person case which launches a down-at-heel private eye into a dangerous world of religious fanaticism and political intrigue.

The film not only stars Piper, but also actress Cush Jumbo who played Lois Habiba in Series 3 of Torchwood.

Another familiar face is Danny Webb who guest starred as Mr Jefferson in the Series 2 two-parter The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit. It’s released in cinemas on 7th April 2017.

What do you think of the trailer? Are you looking forward to seeing Billie on screen again?

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