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March 12th, 2017
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David Tennant will be a guest on tonight’s episode of Top Gear as he prepares to take on an old adversary, the dreaded speed lap, in a Reasonably Fast Car.

The Tenth Doctor actor last took on the challenge back in 2007 (you can relive his first attempt in the player below!), but you’ll have to tune in at 8pm tonight – Sunday – on BBC Two to see if he manages to beat his original time.

You may remember that Billie Piper hilariously beat him, so will this be the moment that he is finally avenged?

March 11th, 2017
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Hex – who WhovianNet visitors voted as their favourite Big Finish companion – will be returning in two brand new audio adventures later this year, it has been confirmed.

Shadow Planet by AK Benedict and World Apart by Scott Handcock will be released on CD and for download in June and will feature Philip Olivier’s character alongside Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred as the Seventh Doctor and Ace.

You can check out the cover artwork and synopses for both of the full cast audio dramas below.

Shadow Planet by AK Benedict

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World Apart by Scott Handcock

If you’re reading this, it’s too late.

There’s no way off this planet.

You will never escape Nirvana.

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March 8th, 2017
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Bill Potts hasn’t even made her official on screen debut yet (Friend from the Future notwithstanding…), but already fans are speculating about her departure.

It’s nothing personal, Pearl. We’re just weird like that.

We can sort of be forgiven in this instance, however, as her intriguing monologue in the recently released Series 10 trailer has definitely left us with cause for concern. She’ll step aboard the TARDIS to see the universe anew on Saturday 15th April, and she wouldn’t miss it for the world…

Even if it kills her. Now, Doctor Who fans are known for reading too much into things, but it looks like that’s exactly what Steven Moffat wants us to be doing. Is she foreshadowing the tragic events to come, or is it another momentous Moffat red herring to throw us all off the scent? Let us know what you think of these developments in the comments section below…

New adventures. New companion. Same Doctor! Read the latest Series 10 news…

March 4th, 2017
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The covers and synopses for three brand new Doctor Who tie-in novels have surfaced online.

The books will be published on 20th April 2017, to coincide with the premiere of Series 10, and will complement the Doctor and Bill’s televisual adventures with three original stories, Plague City by Jonathan Morris, The Shining Man by Cavan Scott and Diamond Dogs by Mike Tucker.

Check out their plot details and artwork, featuring previously unseen images of our new TARDIS team, below.

Plague City by Jonathan Morris

“We should leave. We definitely should leave. But… chatty ghosts!”

The year is 1645, and Edinburgh is in the grip of the worst plague in its history. Nobody knows who will be the next to succumb – nobody except the Night Doctor, a masked figure that stalks the streets, seeking out those who will not live to see another day.
But death is not the end. The Doctor, Bill and Nardole discover that the living are being haunted by the recently departed – by ghosts that do not know they are dead. And there are other creatures lurking in the shadows, slithering, creeping creatures filled with an insatiable hunger.

The Doctor and his friends must face the terrifying secret of the Street of Sorrows – that something which has lain dormant for two hundred million years is due to destroy the entire city…

The Shining Man by Cavan Scott

“Being scared is the least of your worries.”

The Shining Men are everywhere. You spot them out of the corner of your eye. Abnormally tall, with long lank hair, blank faces and blazing eyes. If they catch you, they’ll drag you away to who knows where. No one is safe. They’re on every street corner. Waiting. Watching. Shining bright.

Of course it’s a hoax. It has to be, right? It started as a joke, a prank for Halloween. Then it went viral. Idiots dressing up as monsters. Giving folk a scare. Silly masks and fright wigs. No one gets hurt. Because bogeymen aren’t real.

Until people start going missing and lights burn in the darkness. Burning like eyes.

But help is on its way, in the form of a strange man called the Doctor and his friend, Bill. The Doctor will keep us safe. The Doctor will stop the monsters. Unless the monsters stop the Doctor first…

Diamond Dogs by Mike Tucker

“Here on Saturn, it literally rains diamonds.”

For over fifteen years the crew of Kollo-Zarnista Mining Facility 27 has been extracting diamonds from deep within the atmosphere of Saturn, diamonds that help to fund the ever-expanding Human Empire. But when a mining operation goes wrong, a rescue mission must be launched to save a worker lost overboard, a worker who claims that he has seen something amongst the swirling clouds. Something that can’t possibly exist.

When the Doctor and Bill arrive, they immediately find themselves caught between hostile miners, suspicious security guards and corrupt company officials as they face accusations of sabotage and diamond theft.

And below them, in the crushing atmosphere of the gas giant, something is starting to rise.

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March 4th, 2017
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An intriguing development in the ongoing 13th Doctor saga has surfaced today as bookies have suspended bets on Kris Marshall being cast as Peter Capaldi’s successor.

The actor – who will be best known for his roles in My Family and Death in Paradise (the latter of which he has just left… coincidence…?!) – is currently the new favourite to take over the TARDIS after “a surge of punters” backed him as the next Time Lord. Such a spike usually suggests some sort of insider knowledge, which is certainly interesting. Especially as we’ve been told that “nothing has yet been decided”

Hmmm. The plot thickens. Who even knows what to think anymore?! But let us know how you reckon Kris would fair as our honourable hero in the comments, just for the hell of it…

Should the next Doctor be a female? Join the debate in our dedicated discussion…

March 4th, 2017
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Rose Tyler actress Billie Piper has joined this year’s Comic Relief campaign by sporting one of its limited edition t-shirts, available now exclusively from TK Maxx.

The range has been created by prolific British photographer Rankin and features nine different quirky animal designs.

They’ve been manufactured in Uganda using Fairtrade cotton and are priced between £6.99 to £9.99, £5 of which will go towards helping people who are living incredibly tough lives in the UK and across Africa.

This year’s Red Nose Day will take place on Friday 24th March. Make your laugh matter!

March 2nd, 2017
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Chris Chibnall has once again commented on the process of finding the Thirteenth Doctor, insisting that “nothing has yet been decided”.

The incoming showrunner will take over the show’s reigns from Steven Moffat for Series 11 and beyond, and the first task on his to do list will be to enlist a Time Lord anew by casting Peter Capaldi’s successor.

However, the writer remained tight-lipped when responding to speculation that the next incarnation will be a female.

“I haven’t got my feet under the table yet,” he told the East Anglian Daily Times. “But nothing is ruled out. I don’t want the casting to be a gimmick and that’s all that I can say.”

Should the next Doctor be a female? Join the debate in our dedicated discussion…

March 2nd, 2017
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The Doctor will finally be returning to the small screen next month, but it’s been confirmed that he’ll also be back on a big screen near you. That is, if you live in America…

Fathom Events will be showing the yet-to-be-titled Series 10 premiere in select cinemas across the US as part a special two-night event on 17th/19th April. The event will include the episode, which will have premiered on BBC America on 15th April, followed by exclusive bonus features which will be announced soon. Tickets will go on general sale on Friday 10th March 2017. Keep ‘em peeled!

Watch the BRAND NEW Series 10 trailer! You won’t want to miss it for the world…

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 straight after the first episode of Series 10 of Doctor Who 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!

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