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Updated: 27 min 38 sec ago

Arise, Sir Doctor...

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 8:22am

John Hurt, who so memorably played the War Doctor in 2013, has received a knighthood in the New Year Honours.

John Hurt first appeared in Doctor Who during the final, electrifying moments of The Name of the Doctor before making a cameo appearance in The Night of the Doctor. He later starred alongside Matt Smith and David Tennant in the show’s 50th anniversary special, the feature-length adventure, The Day of the Doctor. The veteran actor received his knighthood for services to drama after a career lasting more than five decades.

James Corden, who played Craig in The Lodger and Closing Time, is awarded an OBE for services to drama and said he was ‘thrilled, overwhelmed and honoured to be recognised in such a way’, adding ‘My mum is already fretting about what to wear!’

Meera Syal has also been recognised in the New Year Honours and becomes a CBE. Well-known to Doctor Who fans for playing Dr Nasreen Chaudhry in The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood, she’s recognised for services to drama and literature.

Congratulations to John Hurt, James Corden and Meera Syal!

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One day only! Put your questions to Doctor Who’s Executive Producers!

16 hours 29 min ago

‘Ask the Execs’ is back! Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin are Doctor Who’s executive producers – the people at the helm of the show, overseeing everything to do with the Time Lord’s ongoing adventures, deciding the Doctor’s destiny and guiding his story to the screen. This is your opportunity to ask them questions about Peter Capaldi’s first season, how the new series is coming along or perhaps something specific to their roles.

We’ll pick some of your best questions and bring you the execs’ answers very soon. So, if you can’t get to San Diego for this year’s Comic Con – don’t worry! Let us put your questions to the execs and bring you their answers online. But here’s the bit we can’t stress strongly enough: we’re looking for the most interesting and imaginative questions!

It’s essential to avoid questions like what evil scheme does Missy dream up in the new series, or the details about how Osgood returns... These secrets will unfold when the new episodes air, later this year. We want questions that only Steven and Brian can answer… It could be about their best moments on set, favourite (or least favourite!) memories, monsters, earliest recollections of the show or how they decide what will happen to the Doctor and Clara…

But you have to move with the speed of a Raston Warrior Robot as we need your questions by noon, tomorrow (Tuesday, 30 June). Just email your questions to thedoctor@bbc.co.uk or tweet us at @bbcdoctorwho using the hashtag #AskTheExecs.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you… Good luck!

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This Week on Who… 'Partners in Crime', Father's Day Celebrations and Radio 1's Greg James!

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 8:23am

Check out Doctor Who's social media highlights - the best of this week's news and photos from our Twitter and Instagram accounts!

We quizzed you about Doctor Who's 'partners in crime'...

https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/613391424445399040

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/612523122907070464

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/612526664854204416

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/613719884988596224

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You can keep up with the latest news by following the official Doctor Who Twitter account, and go behind the scenes with the official access-all-areas Doctor Who Instagram account.

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Ten of Doctor Who’s Most Romantic Moments

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 6:45am

In honour of the Ponds’ wedding anniversary (June 26th – we hope you sent a card) we throw confetti in the air, caution to the wind and select ten of the most romantic moments in Doctor Who. And yes, we know we’ve missed a few, so why not tweet us at @BBCDoctorWho to tell us which you think we should’ve included!

1. Clara tells Danny she loves him. Admittedly he was killed shortly after, but hey, love hurts. 2. Cyber-Danny saves the world for Clara. As gestures go, it ranks slightly above flowers and a box of chocolates. Good work, soldier. 3. When you meet the girl in the fireplace you know things are going to get hot… Luckily, Rose wasn’t jealous. Not one tiny bit… 4. Donna gets her man and the Doctor’s gift is just the ticket… 5. Amy choosing Rory: it was a heart-breaking but beautiful way to say goodbye to the Ponds and after that final farewell scene the Angels weren’t the only ones weeping. 6. The Doctor (or was it John Smith?) falls in love with Joan showing that sometimes, even Time Lords give in to human nature. (See what we did there?) 7. The Doctor asks how he should say goodbye and River tells him, ‘If you ever loved me, say it like you’re going to come back.’ Without missing a beat the Doctor replies, ‘Well, then… See you around, Professor River Song!’ It’s done with swagger but we reckon his hearts were breaking. 8. Which was the best romantic moment in Voyage of the Damned? The Doctor kissing Astrid farewell or that first smacker when sparks flew. Literally. You decide! 9. That moment on Bad Wolf Bay where Rose tells the Doctor she loves him… You didn’t think we’d forget that, did you? 10. Are we allowed to be cheeky for our last choice? Of course we are! It’s our list! So we’re sneaking in Missy snogging the Time Lord lips off the Doctor! Maybe it’s not romance but if that couple ever got married we want invites to that wedding!

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The Regeneration Awards

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 9:50am

Ten years ago this week the Ninth Doctor morphed into the Tenth meaning regenerations were back with a (literal) bang! We’re celebrating a decade of changing and rearranging with the first ever Regeneration Awards… Drumroll, please!

The award for the most the most Heart Breaking Regeneration goes to…

A moment so sad it makes the death of Bambi’s mum look like The Lego Movie. “I don’t want to go…” Enough said.

The award for the most ‘Oh, I get it now’ Regeneration goes to…

So, the TARDIS crashes into a Nazi HQ in 1938 and Melody is promptly shot by Adolph Hitler. Don’t you just hate it when that happens? But Melody lingered on because boom! She regenerated into… Wait a minute, that’s Alex Kingston! So, Melody was River all along… Oh, I get it now!

The award for the most the Most Unexpected Regeneration goes to…

In a shock twist the mini episode re-introduced the Eighth Doctor and then had the audacity to kill him off almost immediately as he became the War Doctor. Meaning that ironically, even after regenerating he still looked Hurt.

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Most regenerations tug on your heart-strings but this one sent shivers down your spine. There was something demonic about the Master morphing into his new body (at last!) and it set up one of Doctor Who’s best cliff-hangers as he immediately nicked the TARDIS and left the Doctor to the ferocious Futurekind. Homicidal Time Lords, eh? They may regenerate but they never really change, do they?

The award for the most the ‘Stop Messing with my Feels’ Regeneration goes to…

Good news! The Eleventh Doctor had been made young again and after a thousand years on a single planet, he was finally free to roam the universe once more. Bad news! He was about to regenerate… Clara’s tears and the ‘dying’ Time Lord’s poignant sight of Amy ensured the scene was so sad it would have made a Cyberman weep but hey, moments later we were greeting the Twelfth Doctor meaning hurrah – we end on another ‘Good news’!

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The first regeneration of the twentieth-first century has a special place in our hearts because it reminded us that Doctor Who could still make you weep one moment and cheer the next. The Ninth Doctor had a ‘fantastic’ farewell and a new era dawned… All change!

Want more? Find out about the very first adventure to feature a change of Doctors – The Tenth Planet or check out early regeneration stories such as Planet of the Spiders, Logopolis and the brilliant The Caves of Androzani.

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This Week on Who… the Master, Midnight and The Parting of the Ways

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 5:31am

Check out Doctor Who's social media highlights - the best of this week's news and photos from our Twitter and Instagram accounts!

We celebrated 8 years since the Master returned in Utopia!

https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/610769068627468288

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/609987136851476480

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You can keep up with the latest news by following the official Doctor Who Twitter account, and go behind the scenes with the official access-all-areas Doctor Who Instagram account.

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This Week on Who… Clara's Costumes, Cast News and a Zygon on a Seahorse!

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 8:45am

Check out Doctor Who's social media highlights - the best of this week's news and photos from our Twitter and Instagram accounts!

We checked out Clara's costumes and asked you 'which was your favourite look?'

https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/608334853973671936

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/608966552499683328

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/609306934378897408

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/608613487133212672

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/608613886292578304

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You can keep up with the latest news by following the official Doctor Who Twitter account, and go behind the scenes with the official access-all-areas Doctor Who Instagram account.

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Doctor Who Stars to Visit Germany

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 6:45am

It’s been announced that Peter Capaldi (the Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (companion Clara Oswald), will visit Germany for a one-time-only fan event, live in Berlin on Friday, 17th July.

Commenting on the event, Peter Capaldi said, ‘So many German fans have already reached out to me about the show and I'm delighted to be travelling to their country to find out first hand why they love Doctor Who.’

The forthcoming trip will offer fans the opportunity to see the stars of the world’s longest running television sci-fi series, for the first time in Germany. It follows on from last year’s successful fan events across the globe during the Doctor Who: The World Tour where Capaldi and Coleman visited seven cities in 12 days including Cardiff, Seoul and Rio de Janeiro.

Doctor Who returns to our screens later this year and details of the Germany trip will be available on www.facebook.com/doctorwho in due course.

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Oswald for the Win! 13 of Clara’s Best Moments…

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 4:21am

We recently brought you 12 of the Doctor’s greatest moments but because Clara has always got to go one better, we now present 13 of Clara’s best moments…

Taking over the Asylum (of the Daleks)

Jenna Coleman’s Doctor Who debut gave us the smart, sassy ‘soufflé girl’ version of Clara. Frankly, she even made a planet full of mad Daleks seem like our kind of holiday destination.

All Aboard!

It’s great to see Clara enjoying her adventures with the Doctor! The shenanigans on the Orient Express convinced her to not call time on the Time Lord so we’ll always be grateful to that particular train journey for putting Clara back on track!

Clara, Take a Bow

She normally keeps her cool so it was a treat to see Clara’s squee-fest when she met Robin Hood. We can’t comment on reports that when asked if she’d return to his forest, she replied she ‘Sherwood’…

Lip Service

The episode may have been called The Snowmen but ‘Victorian Clara’ turned up the temperature when she snogged the Eleventh Doctor…

A stand out stand in

With the Doctor stuck in the tiny TARDIS it was up to Clara to ‘be’ the Doctor in Flatline. Best (stand in) Doctor ever?

Take a Deep Breath… The Ego has Landed!

Yeah, that happened.

Clara and Present Danger

Hats (or fezzes) off to Clara who never backs down from danger. This moment from The Rings of Akhaten where she squared up to a foe even the Doctor couldn’t defeat really saw her taking a leaf out of his book!

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Most people get home from school, flick the telly on and have a brew. Clara goes straight from school to ‘the most dangerous place in the universe’ and doesn’t miss a beat. That’s why she’s got the best life…

Top of the class!

Clara’s attitude to the kids in her class is A+ and when one asked for extra work, her reply – ‘Who asks for homework? Amateur!’ – was one of our faves.

Doing it for Danny

In Dark Water, Clara risked everything for the man she loved and was even willing to betray the Doctor. Zero out of ten for good ideas but 11 out of ten for determination.

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We love this moment from The Bells of Saint John as Clara takes her first trip in the TARDIS. She gets extra points for keeping that cup in her hand…

Saying Goodbye

Unlucky 13 brings is to the moment in Death in Heaven where she was willing to let the Doctor go, simply because she thought he’d be happier back on Gallifrey. No big speeches, no monsters in the room… Just an act of selfless devotion. It’s one of the reasons why Clara – and not just the Doctor – is a hero.

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Joivan Wade Returns as Rigsy in a New Series Episode Written by Sarah Dollard

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 6:16am

Filming has begun on episode 10 of the new series of Doctor Who and Joivan Wade, who played Rigsy in last year’s Flatline, is back! The episode is directed by Justin Molotnikov and written by Sarah Dollard whose previous credits include Being Human and the BBC’s acclaimed spy drama, The Game.

Sarah commented, ‘Getting to play in the Doctor Who toy box is a dream come true. It’s a total honour to contribute to a show that has brought me such joy as a fan. However, writing for Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman has presented a serious problem: some days I've been too excited to actually sit down and type!’

Watch an interview with Sarah Dollard about writing series 9, episode 10.

The episode sees the return of Joivan Wade as Rigsy, the young graffiti artist who helped save the world in Flatline. He’ll be reunited with the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenna Coleman) in this new adventure although how and why he finds himself mixed up with the time traveling heroes is currently under wraps!

The guest cast for the new series includes Maisie Williams, Michelle Gomez, Rebecca Front, Rufus Hound, Paul Kaye and Jaye Griffiths.

The BBC Cymru Wales produced drama will return to BBC One this Autumn with further casting to be announced.

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This Week on Who… Cast News, Sneak Peeks and the Doctor Who Fan Show!

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 9:05am

Check out Doctor Who's social media highlights - the best of this week's news and photos from our Twitter and Instagram accounts!

We revealed a new guest star for series 9!

https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/606726695043899394

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/606798228919566339

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You can keep up with the latest news by following the official Doctor Who Twitter account, and go behind the scenes with the official access-all-areas Doctor Who Instagram account.

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Rebecca Front to Guest Star in Doctor Who

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 10:14am

The BAFTA award-winning Rebecca Front joins the guest cast of the new series of Doctor Who.

Rebecca will guest in an adventure that sees the return of the Zygons, although her role in the show is currently closely guarded – possibly by UNIT who also appear in the action-packed two-parter!

Rebecca is well-known for regular roles in The Thick of It, Inspector Lewis and more recently, the BBC Four sitcom, Up the Women. In the BBC’s Death Comes to Pemberley she took the role of Mrs Bennet, mother of Lydia Wickham, played by Jenna Coleman.

It’s Rebecca’s first appearance in Doctor Who and she’ll be seen alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman who return later this year as the Doctor and Clara. She’s also joining Ingrid Oliver (Osgood) and Jemma Redgrave (Kate) who return in the two-parter written by Peter Harness.

Other members of the guest cast for series 9 include Maisie Williams, Michelle Gomez, Rufus Hound, Paul Kaye and Jaye Griffiths.

The BBC Cymru Wales produced drama will return to BBC One this Autumn with further casting to be announced in due course.

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BBC Worldwide announces Official Doctor Who Festival for 2015

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 4:32am

BBC Worldwide has announced details of the official Doctor Who Festival which will take place at ExCeL, London, on the 13th, 14th and 15th November 2015. It will be attended by Peter Capaldi (the Doctor) along with series show runner Steven Moffat and it will offer fans an exclusive glimpse into how the world of Doctor Who is created.

Peter Capaldi commented, ‘If having the world’s favourite Time Lord back on screen every week isn't enough for you (and it’s not for me) then The Doctor Who Festival in London is the place to be. I'll be heading there in November to join the fun and if it’s anything like the 50th anniversary event, then prepare yourself for total Time Lord mania.’

Visitors to the Festival will be able to explore an exciting array of backstage areas including theatre shows involving key talent, Interactive Workshops and ‘the ultimate Doctor Who shopping village’ offering photo opportunities and a vast range of merchandise.

Steven Moffat commented, ‘I can’t believe we’re going to give away our secrets! This is the closest you could possibly get to finding out what happens on set and how this magical show is put together.’

The Festival announcement comes in a week which has already revealed the Doctor will be moving into new Dimensions and we’ll have more news for you very soon!

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There’s a new Doctor Who game on the blocks…

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 6:48am

We’re delighted to confirm there’ll be even more ways to enjoy the world of Doctor Who very soon! That’s because iconic elements from the Doctor’s universe will be included in LEGO Dimensions, the upcoming entertainment experience that merges physical brick building with interactive console gameplay.

Doctor Who returns to BBC One later this year with Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and Jenna Coleman as Clara, all set for their greatest adventures yet in an epic series that also features Michelle Gomez as Missy and Games of Thrones’ star Maisie Williams. But the fact the TARDIS is currently off our screens hasn’t meant the world of Doctor Who has slowed down…

This latest announcement comes shortly after the show began broadcasting in India for the first time ever and of course, the Doctor Who Fan Show launched in May with Christel Dee presenting the fast, fun, weekly round-up. The Time Lord’s latest decade of heroics has also been celebrated in New York recently and last week we revealed that there’ll be a major Doctor Who panel at this July’s Comic-Con with Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez, lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat and executive producer Brian Minchin all appearing at the San Diego event.

We’ll have more big news for you soon, both about the ongoing production of the new series and the broader world of Doctor Who!

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12 of the Twelfth Doctor’s Greatest Moments

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 8:35am

As filming continues on the new series we look back on 12 of the Twelfth Doctor’s greatest moments so far. Drumroll, please… In no particular order, here’s our Doctorish dozen!

Monster hero…

The first individual the Twelfth Doctor tried to help was actually a dinosaur, putting his life in jeopardy to defend a vulnerable creature that found herself a long way from home. If that doesn’t define ‘hero’ they must have changed the meaning of the word when we weren’t looking.

Are you my mummy?

In terms of being a hero, the Twelfth Doctor really stepped up to the plate in Mummy on the Orient Express, taking the place of the Foretold’s next intended victim. He put his life on the line, saved the day and even had time for a mummy gag that we’d not heard for (band)ages.

Over the spoon!

Any old hero could defend himself from Robin Hood using a sword… Where’s the fun in that? Only the world’s greatest hero would use a spoon!

A Key Scene…

The Doctor is plummeting to Earth. Chances of survival falling as fast as he is. Missy and Sebastian look on in disbelief as he tugs his TARDIS key from an inside pocket and begins diving towards the little blue box… Sebastian asks for permission to squee so Missy shoots him. Harsh! We’d have said, ‘Go ahead!’ and probably joined in…

It’s all in the eyes…

We got a sneak peek of the Twelfth Doctor in the 50th anniversary special and the internet folded into itself in sheer delight. Quite right, too.

Doctor, Doctor…

We love the Doctor’s banter with Clara and this line from The Caretaker is one of our faves.

Flatlining?

The scene in Flatline where the Doctor tears from the TARDIS and banishes the Boneless is an absolute belter and if you’re not cheering when he declares, ‘I am the Doctor!’, well, check you’ve still got a pulse!

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What’s so great about this sequence from Into the Dalek? The Doctor/Clara banter? The Time Lord asking Morgan, ‘Are you the same one as before?’ (and the look on the soldier’s face as he replies) or the way the Doctor simply gives an unfazed ‘Hello, again,’ to the Dalek? Take your pick and enjoy the scene…

‘Do you think I care for you so little that betraying me would make a difference?’

The moment in Dark Water where the Doctor declared he would go ‘to hell’ for Clara confirmed what we always knew. Beneath that prickly exterior there beats hearts of gold.

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The Eleventh Doctor regenerates and boom! Hello, Twelfth Doctor! He had us at ‘Kidneys’.

Bank on it!

We love the scene from Time Heist where the ‘Doctor’s Four’ enters the Bank of Karabraxos because the Doctor just looked so cool. Slo-mo, stylish outfit and awareness that as usual, he was strolling into Big Trouble? Check, check, check.

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Okay, it’s a bit of a cheat but one of our fave moments is always the next one. The one we haven’t seen yet. When the Doctor returns later this year he’s set for a rematch with Missy in a two-part adventure written by Steven Moffat, filmed in part in Tenerife… You don’t need to be a time traveller to know it’ll contain a few more moments we should be adding to this list!

So, that wraps up our ‘12 of the Twelfth Doctor’s Greatest Moments’. Which of your fave moments from the last series did we miss out? Tweet us at @bbcdoctorwho to let us know!

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Peter Capaldi to make his First Comic-Con Appearance in Doctor Who Panel

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 6:26am

Doctor Who returns to San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 9. Following his record-breaking debut season as the Doctor, Peter Capaldi will make his first ever appearance at the event with Jenna Coleman (Clara), Michelle Gomez (Missy), lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat and executive producer Brian Minchin.

Peter Capaldi commented, ‘Tales of San Diego Comic-Con are told in awe on every set around the known fantasy/sci-fi production world. It's become a fabled kingdom. One I am thrilled to find myself heading for. And to appear in the legendary Hall H is a further twist to the cosplay and comic madness I may never recover from.’

The new season of Doctor Who premieres later this year, opening with a two-part adventure, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar, written by Steven Moffat, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Hettie Macdonald (Blink - the Hugo Award-winning episode that introduced the Weeping Angels). The adventure will, of course, see the return of Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman as the Doctor and Clara but it will also see Michelle Gomez back as the evil Missy…

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10 Things We Love About Captain Jack!

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 5:39am

It’s ten years since he first appeared, so what better time to select ten things we loved about Captain Jack Harkness?

1. Bottoms Up!

His fab first scene where we saw him admiring not one but two derrieres… Rose and Algy both got the ‘excellent bottom’ accolade!

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When it came to risqué one-liners Jack Harkness made Keith Lemon look like an amateur. Carry On, Captain!

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We could really identify with Jack because he bloody loved the Doctor and yep, we do, too.

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Jack couldn’t have been any more puppyish if he’d grown a tail and started wearing a lead (which frankly, we wouldn’t put past him) and that sense of enthusiasm was majorly fun and infectious.

5. Looking good!

The Doctor once commented that external appearances weren’t important… but it’s nice to get them right! And Jack, it must be said, was a master of getting them absolutely right!

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We love the way Jack would try it on with anyone, regardless of gender or species type. He could make a simple ‘hello’ sound like it should have gone out post-watershed.

7. He was a man of mystery…

We’ve all lost a couple of hours thanks to tequila but only Jack has lost a couple of years due to the Time Agency… Intriguing!

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Jack was wearing a cool, long coat before other heroes nicked the idea (cough *Sherlock* cough), and was the only man who could wear a Bluetooth earpiece without looking like he worked on the desk next to Neville in The Call Centre.

9. Face of… Whoa!

We can’t say for certain but in one ep, didn’t Jack let on that he would become the Face of Boe?

10. He was fearless!

He’d cling onto the TARDIS as it zipped through the time/space vortex, take on Daleks single-handedly and once wore a waistcoat/white t-shirt combo. That’s what we call brave!

That’s our top ten things about Captain Jack. What do you think? Did we get it right? Miss anything off? Let us know by tweeting us at @bbcdoctorwho.

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This week on Who… Fan Moments and the Impossible Girl!

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 8:06am

Check out Doctor Who's social media highlights - the best of this week's news and photos from our Twitter and Instagram accounts!

As Doctor Who launches in India, we asked for your favourite fan moments…

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You can keep up with the latest news by following the official Doctor Who Twitter account, and go behind the scenes with the official access-all-areas Doctor Who Instagram account.

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BAFTA Celebrates 10 years of Doctor Who with New York Event

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 9:39am

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Wales, BAFTA Cymru, has today announced a special Doctor Who screening event in New York, USA, on Thursday 14 May to celebrate 10 years since Doctor Who was revived and went into production at BBC Wales.

The event, hosted in partnership with BAFTA New York, Cardiff Business Council and BBC America, will offer 220 industry guests a big-screen showing of recent episode Listen, starring Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with showrunner and writer Steven Moffat.
Hannah Raybould, Director of BAFTA Cymru, said: “We are very excited to be co-hosting this celebratory event in New York, which will be an opportunity to showcase the talent, skills, locations and innovation of the Welsh creative industries talent working on the Doctor Who series in Wales.

“With millions of fans around the world, and significant viewing figures in the US on BBC America, we felt the 10 year anniversary was a great occasion to toast the team behind the franchise, and offer US industry practitioners an insight into the way the series has developed, as well as an overview of the creative industries sector in Wales.”

Charles Tremayne, Chairman BAFTA New York, said: "Doctor Who is such an iconic part of British television culture that it’s always a privilege to celebrate its enduring success here in New York. The last 10 years since the re-launch in Cardiff have been among the most memorable of its many years on air. Apart from some great backstage stories, it will be great to hear from Steven how they keep Doctor Who so fresh and part of the zeitgeist around the world."

Steven Moffat said: “I loved Doctor Who on screen, long before I ever worked on it, just as I loved New York in the movies long before I ever got to go there. It will be a pleasure to combine both fantasies.”

Doctor Who is a significant part of British popular culture, and elsewhere it has become a cult television favourite. The show has influenced generations of British television professionals, many of whom grew up watching the series. The programme originally ran from 1963 to 1989 and was re-launched by BBC Wales in 2005 with Russell T Davies as showrunner and head writer for the first five years of its revival, alongside Julie Gardner as BBC Wales Head of Drama at that time. The first series of the 21st century, featuring Christopher Eccleston in the lead role, was filmed in and around Cardiff, with the South Wales area doubling for a number of other locations including London.

Doctor Who also spawned spin-offs in multiple media, including Torchwood (2006–11) and The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007–11), both created by Russell T Davies; K-9 (2009–10); and a single pilot episode of K-9 and Company (1981). The series is widely recognised as a key catalyst for the boom in drama made in Wales.

The event, which will take place in New York, USA, on 14 May, will be one of 60 events BAFTA Cymru will be hosting in 2015 as part of its year-round programme of screenings and learning events.

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Hello, India!

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 7:06am

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Doctor Who will be broadcast in India for the first time later this week when Rose is shown on Friday. The Ninth Doctor’s first adventure will be followed by one episode per day, stretching up to and including the Twelfth Doctor’s era.

The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) sends a short message to the brand new audience (above) and we’ll be reaching out to them, as well…

We’re letting India know about the drama, action, humour, excitement and exhilaration that they have to look forward to and we need your help! We’d love you to share your favourite moments from the last ten years of the Doctor’s adventures!

Simply tweet us your fave moments from Rose onwards at @bbcdoctorwho… It can be anything to do with monsters, companions, the TARDIS or the universe’s greatest hero himself: the Doctor!

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