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10 Missy Moments

BBC - Doctor Who - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:03am

The woman in the shop suggested we celebrate the imminent return of Missy with a look at some of her best moments, and who are we to argue? So, in no particular order, here are ten moments from Missy and Michelle Gomez that we are absolutely loving…

Her first appearance…

If we arrived in the afterlife and found Missy waiting, we wouldn’t be able to decide whether we’d landed in heaven or hell…

Announcing her return…

“I’m back!” And not a moment too soon!

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She didn’t even say a word but should have been put on trial for theft. Our verdict? Guilty! She totally stole this scene.

Making her (Book) Mark…

Michelle Gomez channelled Missy in this short video for World Book Day. And the guy on the back of her hardback looks very familiar…

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That moment in the trailer was a gif waiting to happen. It was a gif horse. It was the gif that kept on giving. It was… Okay. We’ll stop now.

Missy as companion…

This video doesn’t feature Missy but we loved Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin discussing introducing her as a companion, and particularly enjoyed Brian’s take on the question… What do you think? Missy as a companion?

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The Doctor was horrified but it was typical Missy – just paying lip service to what he wanted...

The epic confrontation during Death in Heaven

Mr Pink went into battle one last time and helped defeat Missy in an episode we wanted to call, A Good Dan Goes to War. But no-one asked us. Typical.

Killing Osgood

Missy can lull you into a false sense of security with her charm and poise, before she reminds you that she’s really not as (Os)good as you’d like her to be…

Her next scene

Okay, this is a bit of a cheat but we’re looking forward to her being back so much we’re willing to bet her return will be a corker. Oh, Missy, you’re a mad, murderous monster with hearts of evil but hey, we miss you.

Categories: Doctor Who

Reece Shearsmith Joins Doctor Who as a Star Guest

BBC - Doctor Who - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 7:30am

Actor, comedian and award winning writer Reece Shearsmith joins Peter Capaldi (the Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) as he takes-up a guest role in a special episode of Doctor Who, returning to BBC One this September.


Reece has previously played Patrick Troughton in a docu-drama about the conception and making of Doctor Who, in An Adventure in Space and Time, and returns to Cardiff for a part in an adventure written by Mark Gatiss, directed by Justin Molotnikov and produced by Nikki Wilson.

Most famously known for his work as part of The League of Gentlemen along with fellow performers Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and co-writer Jeremy Dyson, Reece comments on his casting for the hit show:

‘I am absolutely thrilled to be filming Doctor Who as Mark Gatiss has written a fantastic role for me in a very scary episode. It has been so exciting to be part of a very singular episode - which, I can say with authority will be unlike any previous episode of Doctor Who. It’s a joy to play a part in the show - certainly a badge of honour.’

Mark Gatiss, writer of the episode, added:

‘I’m delighted to be writing again for Peter and Jenna’s brilliant TARDIS team and very excited about this particular story. It’s been brewing in the dark recesses of my mind for a while now! I’m also chuffed to bits to finally welcome my old friend Reece Shearsmith onto the show. He’s been badgering me for ten years!’

Reece will be joined by Elaine Tan (Eastenders, Entourage), Neet Mohan (All in Good Time, Desert Dancer), Bethany Black (Cucumber, Banana) and Paul Courtenay Hyu (Dalziel and Pascoe, Coronation Street).

Other guest cast for the new series, launching on Saturday 19 September, include Michelle Gomez, Maisie Williams, Rufus Hound, Ingrid Oliver and Rebecca Front.

Doctor Who has had a decade of success and is one BBC One’s most highly regarded shows. The much-loved brand is already a phenomenon delivering on a global scale, with the last series’ (series 8) consolidated average at 7.4 million.

Doctor Who series 9 is shot in Cardiff at BBC Wales Roath Lock studios and is a BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC One.

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328 - Doctor Who: Podshock

Doctor Who: Podshock - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 6:09pm

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 328
Running time: 1:46:43

We explore diversity in DOCTOR WHO over its long history, plus news and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, Ian Bisset, and Kyle Jones.

Presented to you by the Gallifreyan Embassy and is a production of Art Trap Productions.

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