July 10th, 2017
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Filming on this year’s Christmas Special has officially wrapped in Cardiff which means that Peter Capaldi has filmed his final scenes as the Doctor.

Various members of the show’s crew have taken to Twitter to toast the actor, as well as showrunner Steven Moffat, on completing their last episode, which will air on Christmas Day. The accompanying wrap party was “bittersweet” according to casting director Andy Pryor, while series brand manager Edward Russell revealed that the festivities included a video message from Christopher Eccleston. Fantastic!

As confirmed in the closing moments of the Series 10 finale, the festive adventure will star David Bradley as the First Doctor, and recent rumours have suggested that his won’t be the only familiar face returning to bid the Twelfth Doctor adieu. We’ll have to wait and see what other shocks and surprises lie in store, but our first sneak peak of it will be debuted at San Diego Comic-Con later this month (23rd July), so that’s something to look forward to.

Of course, this does mean that the Thirteenth Doctor may have already filmed his/her first scene, as the era of Chris Chibnall begins. But who will it be? As always, only time will tell…

“The original, you might say…” Read the latest on this year’s Christmas Special »

July 7th, 2017
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An exclusive first look preview of this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special will be debuted at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, it has been announced.

The teaser will be shown during the Doctor Who panel on Sunday 23rd July, which will be attended by Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas, Michelle Gomez, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat.

The upcoming festive episode will mark the Twelfth Doctor’s final adventure, as well as Steven’s last story as showrunner.

July 2nd, 2017
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As revealed at the end of last night’s Series 10 finale (and in keeping with recent tabloid reports…), this year’s Christmas Special will be a multi-Doctor adventure featuring David Bradley as the First Doctor.

The actor – who previously portrayed William Hartnell in the 50th anniversary biopic An Adventure in Space and Time – made his surprise appearance in the closing moments of The Doctor Falls, which saw the Time Lord’s current incarnation being taken in the TARDIS to an unknown location as his latest regeneration began. Cue the closing titles…

The festive adventure will be Peter Capaldi’s final episode as the Doctor, as well as Steven Moffat’s last story as showrunner, and it looks like they’ll both be going out with a mighty bang as the past, present and future collide… literally! But what did you make of the chilling cliffhanger, and what are your hopes and expectations for the Christmas Special?

Above – The past and present collide as the Twelfth and First Doctors unite, this Christmas.

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“The original, you might say…” Read the latest on this year’s Christmas Special »

July 2nd, 2017
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3.75 million viewers tuned in for the Series 10 finale, The Doctor Falls, on BBC One last night, according to the overnight ratings.

A 25.3% share of the total television audience watched the extended climactic episode, which marked Peter Capaldi’s penultimate adventure as the Twelfth Doctor. Doctor Who was the third highest rated programme of the day, behind Casualty (4.05 million) and The Voice Kids (3.90 million).

Final ratings will be available next week.

June 18th, 2017
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The BBC Media Centre has released the official synopsis for the Series 10 finale, The Doctor Falls, which will air on Saturday 1st July.

The penultimate episode to be written by Steven Moffat, the final has been extended to 60 minutes and is directed by Rachel Talalay.

The Mondasian Cybermen are on the rise. It’s time for the Doctor’s final battle…

And yes, that’s really not a lot to go on. But the less we know about this one, the better…

June 18th, 2017
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2.89 million viewers tuned in for the latest episode of Series 10The Eaters of Light – on BBC One last night, according to the overnight ratings.

With 22% of the total television audience, Doctor Who was the fifth most watched programme of the day, behind BBC News (4.09 million), Casualty (3.75 million), Mrs Brown’s Boys (3.40 million) and The Voice: Kids (3.11 million).

The new series will continue next weekend in part one of the finale, World Enough and Time.

June 18th, 2017
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The BBC have released a brand new poster for the Series 10 finale which will kick off in World Enough and Time next weekend.

Unless you’ve been living inside a Vault (too soon…?) for the last few months, you’ll already know that this year’s two-part conclusion – described as “an epic adventure that will change Doctor Who forever” - will mark the return of John Simm as the Master. Last seen on our screens in The End of Time in 2010, this time his character will be joining forces with his successor, Missy, as played by Michelle Gomez.

Their on screen encounter – which outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat has promised is “a real treat” - has inspired this brilliant image paying homage to the artwork for the 50th anniversary special. Basically, it’s The Day of the Master, which totally should’ve been the title of the episode. Let us know what you think of the poster in the comments below…

Above – Michelle Gomez and John Simm will join forces in this year’s epic two-part finale.

World Enough and Time airs next Saturday – 24th June – at 6:45pm on BBC One.

June 17th, 2017
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Next time on Doctor Who, friendship drives the Doctor into the rashest decision of his life as the epic Series 10 finale begins (already?!) in World Enough and Time.

Trapped on a giant spaceship, is there any way he can redeem his mistake, or are events already out of control? Get ready for the highly anticipated return of the Mondasian Cybermen, as well as a certain renegade Time Lord…

That’s right – the Master is BACK, baby, and he wants you to give him a kiss…

World Enough and Time airs next Saturday – 24th June – at 6:45pm on BBC One.

June 11th, 2017
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It’s safe to say that the response to Class was far from overwhelming, so much so that Patrick Ness himself has decided to cut ties after just one series

With Series 2 already in doubt even before its creator’s departure, it looks like any plans of a return to Coal Hill Academy have now been eternally banished to the realms of forlorn fantasy. But where did it all go so wrong for the latest Doctor Who spin off, which initially landed with so much promise and potential? And how do you feel now that it’s over before it had truly begun?

Our Discussion is now open for you to share all your thoughts and reactions to the latest developments. Do you think the right decision has been made, or were you hoping to see more from Charlie and the gang? We’re basically asking, did you enjoy Class? And if not, what about it failed to leave a lasting impression? Let us know in the comments below…

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…

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