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This week on Who… Rufus at the read-through and Jenna’s birthday!

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 5:32am

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We caught up with Rufus Hound who shared his delight about being on board for the new series of Doctor Who!

NEW VIDEO: See Rufus Hound’s squee-fest about being part of the new series of #DoctorWho!

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Happy birthday to the brilliant @Jenna_Coleman_! Revisit her first #DoctorWho appearance at

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Here’s birthday girl @Jenna_Coleman_ in a shot taken at the read-through for this adventure:

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We agree with the War Doctor! #DoctorWho

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It’s the dream team! Peter Capaldi & @Jenna_Coleman_ at Rockefeller Center in 2014! More pics:

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Happy birthday to the brilliant @jenna_coleman_ #DoctorWho #HappyBirthday #JennaColeman #Clara

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Ten Years Ago Today David Tennant was announced as the New Doctor…

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:11am

Exactly a decade ago today, the BBC announced that a Scottish actor called David Tennant would be playing the Tenth Doctor! It was quickly established that he was a huge fan of the show and had even narrated BBC One’s ‘Doctor Who: A New Dimension’ which aired immediately before the programme returned in March, 2005.

Viewers had to wait a further two months before he made his debut as the Doctor, appearing briefly in The Parting of the Ways, but on 16th April, 2005 a new era was signalled – David Tennant and the Tenth Doctor were coming… Here’s the text of the original press release that made the announcement:

David Tennant confirmed as the tenth Doctor Who

David Tennant is confirmed as the tenth Doctor Who, it was announced today by Jane Tranter, BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning, following the recommissioning of the second series.

Tennant, whose recent credits include BBC THREE's critically-acclaimed drama series Casanova, BBC ONE's Blackpool and He Knew He Was Right, will star alongside Billie Piper who returns as Rose Tyler.

Julie Gardner, BBC Head of Drama, Wales says: "Christopher Eccleston has given an exceptional performance as the ninth Doctor.

"David Tennant is a great actor who will build on the excellent work already done by Christopher in establishing Doctor Who for a new generation."

David Tennant says: "I am delighted, excited and honoured to be the tenth Doctor!

"I grew up loving Doctor Who and it has been a lifelong dream to get my very own TARDIS.

"Russell T Davies is one of the best writers television has ever had, and I'm chuffed to bits to get the opportunity to work with him again.

"I'm also really looking forward to working with Billie Piper who is so great as Rose.

"Taking over from Chris is a daunting prospect; he has done a fantastic job of reinventing the Doctor for a new generation and is a very tough act to follow."

Executive producer/writer Russell T Davies adds: "Christopher Eccelston's wonderful Doctor has reinvented the role, so that it now appeals to the best actors in the land.

"I'm already writing David's first new adventure on board the TARDIS!

"Regeneration is a huge part of the programme's mythology, and I'm delighted that new, young viewers can now have the complete Doctor Who experience, as they witness their hero change his face!"

A new 13-part adventure and Christmas special begins filming in Cardiff in the summer for transmission on BBC ONE.

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Doctor Who: Listen Nominated for Award

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 6:17am

We’re delighted to report that Listen, the fourth episode of the most recent series, has been nominated for a Hugo Award in the category of Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form.

Named after Hugo Gernsback, who founded the iconic science fiction magazine Amazing Stories, the Hugo Awards were first presented back in 1953 and this year’s winners will be announced in August. Listen was written by Doctor Who’s executive producer and lead writer Steven Moffat, directed by Douglas Mackinnon and starred Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman as the Doctor and Clara with Samuel Anderson playing two characters in the adventure – Danny Pink and Colonel Orson Pink.

You can go further into the world of Listen with Doctor Who Extra or check out videos, galleries and much more for the episode now!

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