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April 15th, 2017
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Class creator Patrick Ness has urged US viewers to watch his Young Adult drama in order to help secure its future.

The Doctor Who spin off will make its debut across the pond on BBC America tonight, immediately after its parent show’s Series 10 premiere. Its showrunner has insisted that “there has been no decision made” regarding a second series, despite the fact that persistent rumours have suggested the contrary following its underwhelming response in the UK.

“America, watch it,” he told Inverse. “We want to do more.”

He continued: “There are still lots of stories for us to tell, especially with how it ends. I’ve got some evil stuff planned. I’ve got some evil ideas. Make sure you tell people, there’s evil stuff coming, so you need to watch. We’d love for America to embrace it. Fingers crossed.”

April 14th, 2017
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Eve Myles will be fronting a brand new BBC Wales drama, Keeping Faith, it has been confirmed.

The 8-part series has been described as a “domestic noir thriller” and will star the Torchwood actress as its titular character Faith, a lawyer, wife and mother who fights to discover the truth behind her husband’s disappearance.

Written by Matthew Hall, the series will premiere on S4 as Un Bore Mercher this autumn, followed by an English speaking version on BBC One in early 2018.

Are you looking forward to seeing Eve in her latest project? Let us know in the comments…

April 14th, 2017
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AbbyShot has launched a great sale on all of their in-stock Doctor Who clothing to celebrate tomorrow’s premiere of Series 10.

From today until the midnight on Easter Monday, fans can get 15% off their range of officially licensed items, including the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors’ coats, the Eleventh Doctor’s jacket and bowtie, and more.

AbbyShot is your one stop destination to help you dress to impress – the perfect place for all of your cosplaying needs!

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

April 10th, 2017
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Pearl Mackie and Steven Moffat have been discussing Bill’s motivations for stepping aboard the TARDIS in a new interview with the Telegraph.

Discussing her on screen alter ego, who will make her official debut when the series returns this Saturday, the actress revealed: “She’s not from an extraordinary background with extraordinary privilege, so when she’s presented with this amazing man, she’s completely fascinated. If you’re offered all of space and time and you spend your days serving chips, you’re not going to stay serving chips, are you?”

The outgoing showrunner elaborated: “It’s not been a life of tragedy, but it has been a life of gentle disappointment. There are sadnesses, but her life hasn’t been going all that well.”

The brand new series starts this Saturday on BBC One – watch the latest trailer »

April 7th, 2017
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Three familiar faces from the Doctor Who universe have signed up to appear in a major new BBC Two drama, it has been announced.

The 4-part thriller, Collateral by David Hare, will be helmed by Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan, whose one-off guest stint as Sally Sparrow in Blink remains a firm fan favourite.

She willl be joined by John Simm, known for his role as the Master (which, coincidentally, he’ll be reprising in Series 10…), as well as former Rose Tyler actress Billie Piper.

Directed by SJ Clarkson, the drama explores the spiraling repercussions surrounding the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery man in present day London, and filming began this week.

Are you looking forward to seeing Carey, John and Billie in their next project? Let us know!

April 7th, 2017
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US fans can now stream the entire Classic Series (yes, all 26 seasons of it!) on the BBC’s new subscription service BritBox.

As Variety reports, the service – launched earlier this month – provides the biggest collection of British TV ever for $6.99 a month, including every existing Doctor Who serial which aired during its original run from 1963 to 1989. Audios of the lost episodes are also available to complete what has been billed as the “most comprehensive catalogue” of the Time Lord’s adventures. And it all begins as a mild curiosity in a junkyard. You’d better get started!

April 6th, 2017
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The brand new issue of Doctor Who Magazine – out today – has confirmed the list of Series 10 episode titles, excluding the two-part finale.

If they’re anything to go by, there are certainly exciting and intriguing times ahead, and not only because it’s just been announced that John Simm will be returning as the Master to come face to face with him… er, herself as Missy. As the old saying goes, two renegade Gallifreyans are better than one…

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves here.

Here is the full list of episode titles for Episodes 1 to 10, as well as their respective writers. Let us know which ones grab your attention the most, and why, in the comments section…

1. The Pilot by Steven Moffat

2. Smile by Frank Cottrell-Boyce

3. Thin Ice by Sarah Dollard

4. Knock Knock by Mike Bartlett

5. Oxygen by Jamie Mathieson

6. Extremis by Steven Moffat

7. The Pyramid at the End of the World by Peter Harness

8. The Lie of the Land by Toby Whithouse

9. Empress of Mars by Mark Gatiss

10. The Eaters of Light by Rona Munro

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

April 2nd, 2017
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Pearl Mackie will be leaving Doctor Who after just one series, according to a new rumour.

Although her character, Bill Potts, has yet to officially appear on screen (last year’s Friend from the Future scene notwithstanding…), everybody’s favourite – *ahem* – tabloid has claimed that the Twelfth Doctor’s incoming companion will be vacating the TARDIS with him when he departs in this year’s Christmas Special. Their respective exits will give new showrunner Chris Chibnall the chance to start from scratch when he takes over for Series 11.

So, while it seems nonsensical to be discussing Pearl’s exit before she has even started, we thought it was worth reporting nonetheless. Let us know your thoughts in the comments…

The Doctor is BACK on 15th April – check out the BRAND NEW, full-length trailer…

April 2nd, 2017
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Move over Kris Marshall, Tilda SwintonTom Weston-Jones and <insert latest rumoured actor/actress’ name here>, there’s a new Thirteenth Doctor favourite in town.

As BBC News reports, the most recent name to enter the running is Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who is known for her previous roles in Broadchurch, Glue and the 2016 comedy Fleabag, which she also wrote. She is also set to star in the currently untitled Han Solo film, which means that she probably won’t have time to commandeer the TARDIS, too. But hey, you just never know with these things…

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

April 2nd, 2017
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Nerd Block have launched an officially licensed Doctor Who box to coincide with the Time Lord’s anticipated return to our screens in Series 10 this month.

From the people behind the world’s first premium subscription box dedicated specifically to nerds, subscribers to the Doctor Who box will receive their goodies, including collectibles, wearables, utility items and a t-shirt, every other month to fuel their love of the world’s longest running sci-fi show.

To find out more, visit the official website here.

Thanks to Nerd Block for the news!

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