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This Week In Doctor Who
December 19, 2009 - Vol 12, No 47
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
The end of David Tennant's time in the TARDIS is near. And he goes out with Doctor Who's 5th annual Christmas event! Merry Christmas, Doctor - you're doomed! Quick premiere rundown:
BBC America has new trailer for Doctor Who: End of Time, Part One and the next David Tennant interview. Plus some new wallpapers from the specials! Happy Holidays from BBC America!
End of Time, Part One Trailer:
Lots to listen to coming up on BBC Radio 4 - luckily, we can use "listen again" on the iPlayer. And, anyway, haven't I employed enough BBC actors by now to get to use the damn thing here? :)
Here's a cool one:
Doctor Who - The Lost Episodes: Shaun Ley investigates what happened to 108 missing episodes of Doctor Who from the 1960s, why the tapes were wiped and how dedicated fans hunted down copies of other episodes in film collections from Cyprus to New Zealand. And while we may have lost those early programmes, Shaun hears how home recordings ensured all the audio survived.
With The End of Time approaching, the BBC has released yet another promo "trailer" for it. Time will end this Christmas. Happy Holidays.
A belated Happy Birthday to Nicholas Courtney who turned 80 on the 16th of December. Nicholas Courtney has been connected to the Doctor Who series going back to when William Hartnell was the Doctor. He is best known for his role as Brigadier Sir Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart. Aside from appearing in two episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures last year (Enemy of the Bane parts 1 and 2), he has yet to appear in the series since its return in 2005, although there have been some references.
A special birthday wish and thank you goes out to Nicholas Courtney for the years of enjoyment he has brought to our screens throughout time and space.
Here is another behind-the-scenes Doctor Who video from BBC America with David Tennant discussing the TARDIS.
Don’t forget - Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars this Saturday, December 19th at 9/8c on BBC America!
You can currently listen to Night Waves: Sacred Monsters (BBC Radio 3) which features new Doctor Who Executive Producer and Head Writer, Steven Moffat. He talks about his work on the series, Matt Smith as the new Doctor, and what we are about to see in the upcoming series.
Listen here: BBC iPlayer - Night Waves - Sacred Monsters
David Tennant is awarded on Blue Peter. See the segment of Blue Peter from the 15th of December with David Tennant where they talk about his new film project and his years on Doctor Who.
Thanks to @mcfangirl
Doctor Who: Podshock Correspondent, Joshua Lou Friedman with British Golden Globe nominee, Carey Mulligan (Sally Sparrow) on Thursday night (10th of December) at the 'An Education' gala in Los Angeles. Mulligan has just been nominated for a Golden Globe for her work in An Eduction, which are traditionally seen as a pathway to the Oscars. Doctor Who fans may recall her (with longer hair) in the 'Doctor-lite' story, Blink playing Sally Sparrow.
"My last incarnation… oh, I was never happy with that one. It had a sort of feckless "charm" which simply wasn't me!"
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 173
Running Time: 1:32:35
Paul McGann and Daphne Ashbrook interviewed together (part 1), The Twin Dilemma reviewed, Germany report by Graeme Sheridan, Episode 6 of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Whoverse by Eric Escamilla, feedback, and more.
More Doctor Who videos from BBC America including David Tennant explaining the Cybermen as well as the Christmas ident. There are also new images you can download as avatars for Facebook, Twitter, IM, etc. here.
Don’t miss the three-part television event, starting with Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars this Saturday, December 19th at 9/8c on BBC America!
David Tennant Explains the Cybermen
More Doctor Who videos coming from BBC America. The videos include David Tennant dishing about the Daleks and some other pieces on the mythology of Doctor Who. Don’t miss the three-part television event, starting with Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars this Saturday, December 19th at 9/8c on BBC America.
Doctor Who Interview: David Tennant Discusses the Daleks
Toby Hadoke's 'Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf' can be heard via the BBC iPlayer with Colin Baker and Louise Jameson from July 2007. Episode one, 30 minutes long will be available to listen to until Friday, the 18th of December 2009.
Listen here: BBC iPlayer - Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf
Also be sure to catch our interviews with Toby Hadoke on Doctor Who: Podshock:
Catherine Tate shows how much she really knows about Doctor Who in this preview BBC Two video of Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Also seen in this video clip is David Tennant and Bernard Cribbins.
David Tennant as the Doctor wishing everyone a Merry Christmas from BBC One. Hey, what about Happy Festivus for the rest of us? Two versions are presented below: