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News and updates on Doctor Who, the long-running BBC time travel series currently celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Find out more about Matt Smith and 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi

Doctor Who: See new series debut ‘Deep Breath’ before it airs on BBC! Find out how!

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The new series of Doctor Who is only six weeks and five days away, but if you simply cannot wait that long, you could get the opportunity to see it before it makes its TV debut, if you’re prepared to travel to Wales that is!

You’re weighing up the pros and cons right now, aren’t you?
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Doctor Who Spoilers: Frank Cottrell to write an episode for Peter Capaldi!

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With filming for series eight of Doctor Who well underway, and with no midway break this series either, it has been announced today that Frank Cottrell will be coming on board to write for the series!

So far, seven writers have been confirmed as penning episodes for the series, with show runner Steven Moffat writing episodes 1, 4 and the two part finale.
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Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies says soap is a dying genre – Emmerdale, EastEnders & Hollyoaks on their way out?

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Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies has blasted UK soap operas, and he reckons shows such as Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and EastEnders are living on borrowed time, and will most likely have run their course within the next ten years.

The writer – who also penned new Channel 4 drama Cucumbers which stars former Corrie actress Julie Hesmondhalgh – is quoted by The Daily Mirror newspaper as saying that he believes that the demise of serial drama is evident in dwindling viewing figures, and based on a future projection should viewers continue to shun the soaps, it’ll be all over for the genre within the next decade. Read more & comment »

Doctor Who: BBC announces release of new FREE interactive e-book: ‘Doctor Who: Cybermen Monster File’

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The BBC has today announced the release of a brand new interactive Doctor Who e-book.

The new book, which is released globally today, is titled ‘Doctor Who: Cybermen Monster File’, and provides the ultimate history of one of Doctor Who’s most famous foes.
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Doctor Who: David Tennant still loves “magnificent” Billie Piper! Who doesn’t?

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Billie Piper really has come a long way from her teen pop star days, and even her weekend long pub sessions with ex-husband Chris Evans days, in fact it is fair to say she has matured into one of the biggest, and brightest stars that this country has to offer.

Not only was she a Doctor Who companion (not even the Queen can issue an honour that big), but she is also now starring in an incredibly popular period series, Penny Dreadful, in which she has had rave reviews.
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Doctor Who Spoilers: Peter Capaldi reveals he based his Doctor on David Bowie!

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Almost as soon as it was revealed that the 12th Time Lord on Doctor Who would be Peter Capaldi, it was also revealed that he was helping to style him!

Since the dawn of time, any new actor taking on the iconic role of the Doctor has had the chance to make their version outstanding, usually by creating a unique style, and Peter Capaldi is no different…
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Doctor Who Spoilers: Peter Capaldi to face The Cybermen in series 8?

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The new series of Doctor Who is due to hit our screens next month, and we thought we couldn’t be any more excited that we already are, until we heard that series eight will feature the return of the classic Doctor Who villains, The Cybermen!

Which is an extra treat for viewers, given that the eighth series of the hit BBC family sci-fi series is already jam-packed with guest appearances and exciting new adventures.
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Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi signed up for at least two years? Steven Moffat teases cliff-hanger & Michelle Gomez joins cast!

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The world and his Whovian wife are eagerly awaiting their first look at Peter Capaldi as the latest incarnation of the Time Lord, but we only have a matter of weeks to wait as the new series will kick off on the BBC on August 23 with a feature length episode that’s entitled, Deep Breath.

And the title is rather an apposite one, given that we would imagine everyone involved with the show will be taking several of them as they await viewer reaction to seeing Capaldi in the role… Read more & comment »

Doctor Who: Steven Moffat confirms ninth series as well as series 8 premiere date & title (PICTURE & VIDEO)

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Well, none of us really doubted that there would be a ninth series of Doctor Who, but now showrunner Steven Moffat has confirmed that there will indeed be another run, and in addition, he’s warned viewers that we are in for a BIG surprise.

With filming for the eighth series scheduled to continue right through to August – which when the new run is due to premiere – it seems that the writer has already begun preparations for the next series, despite the fact that the BBC haven’t actually commissioned it yet!
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Doctor Who: Cast and crew NOT attending San Diego Comic Con 2014!

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This is not good news for Doctor Who fans who have already started preparing for their annual trip to San Diego to see all their heroes at Comic Con, as the BBC has revealed that the Doctor will not be in attendance this year!

For years, one of the highlights of Comic Con has been appearances by the cast and crew of Doctor Who and fans eagerly await the chance to grill the team and ask some burning questions, and while they might not always get the answers they want, they still get to boast that they were at the same party as the show’s stars, and many even grab a few pictures along the way too!

But not this year….
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Doctor Who: Steven Moffat KNOWS what The Doctor’s name is….

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It’s one of the biggest mysteries in the history of  television programmes… What is Doctor Who’s real name?

Well, if you think that we are ever likely to find out this nugget of information, think again, because only a handful of people on the face of this planet are privy to it!
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Doctor Who “Deep Breath” premiere & trailer revealed & Peter Capaldi asks ‘Am I a good man?’

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We have been waiting for what seems like forever but finally this evening BBC bosses have confirmed the premiere date for the new series of Doctor Who.

The hit BBC show is set to return to our screens later this summer and fans will be delighted to know that they can catch Peter Capaldi in his premiere on Saturday 23rd August.

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Matt Smith says Doctor Who is better than James Bond, loves Peter Capaldi….but not Belfast!

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Former Doctor Who Matt Smith has been comparing his favourite BBC show to another Great British institution, James Bond.

Smith played the eleventh Time Lord from 2010 through till Christmas Day last year, and ever since he announced his decision to leave, back in June 2013, he hasn’t really shut up about the show.
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So you prefer Sherlock to Doctor Who but Matt Smith to Benedict Cumberbatch?

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It’s one of the questions that has the nation completely divided – Who do we love more, Sherlock or Doctor Who?

Now we personally believe that there is more than enough room in our hearts for both massive shows and popular characters, but it’s been ‘proved’ this week that you do actually have a favourite.

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Doctor Who: Billie Piper’s final scene voted top sci-fi moment! Do you miss Rose Tyler?

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One thing that sci-fans are not lacking in is passion, so it makes perfect sense to us that the scene they have voted in as their favourite of all time, is Billie Piper’s last moments on Doctor Who.

The hit BBC show was always sure to feature highly in the chart, but we were surprised by some other results and the lack thereof. It may surprise you is that not a single Star Trek moment was listed, whilst Star Wars only just made the top five, for scenes which saw Luke Skywalker finding out about his Darth Vader parentage in The Empire Strikes Back.
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