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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

Sherlock writer Mark Gatiss working on Doctor Who again as ratings rise for the BBC detective show!

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It’s been revealed this week that Sherlock writer Mark Gatiss is once more working with Steven Moffat to pen new episodes of Doctor Who, and as fans of the show will know, the new series of the iconic Doctor Who features Peter Capaldi in the role of the Time Lord.

Speaking to the Radio Times about returning to work on Doctor Who, Gatiss said, “I’m writing for Peter Capaldi – two episodes, in fact.” Read more & comment »

Doctor Who spoilers! Matt Smith coming back for new series…

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Matt Smith is reportedly planning to make a return to Doctor Who, just months after he left the cast.

The actor made what was thought to be his final appearance on the BBC show last Christmas and handed over the reigns to new Timelord Peter Capaldi for the new series.

However insiders say he’s already planning to come back for a cameo, though only his voice will be featured in the episode.

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Amazon Prime Instant Video adds Doctor Who, Sherlock, Ripper Street, Vikings, Call The Midwife & more

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The team over at Amazon Prime Instant Video have added even more of the biggest TV shows to their lineup this spring. Some of the most popular recent BBC series are available for members to enjoy, as well as exciting Amazon exclusives. Check out the list below…

Top TV this Spring

1. Dr Who: series 1 – 6
The Doctor returns, alongside newly-weds Amy and Rory, to face monsters and mysteries and adventures all across time and space, in a thrilling new series of Doctor Who.

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British Academy Television Craft Awards: Broadchurch, Doctor Who, Luther nominated!

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the nominations for its annual British Academy Television Craft Awards, which honour the very best behind-the-scenes talent from television. This year’s ceremony will be held at The Brewery on Sunday 27 April, and will be hosted once again by Stephen Mangan.

A diverse range of programmes compete in each category for the coveted BAFTA masks. Leading the way with six nominations is BBC Two’s gangster family epic Peaky Blinders, featuring Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory.

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Doctor Who: Steven Moffat says Capaldi’s ‘Scottishness’ will be his main thing!

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Doctor Who show runner Steven Moffat has revealed that the fact that new Time Lord, Peter Capaldi, is Scottish will help to enhance his character.

Now considering that when 10th Doctor David Tennant, who played the lead role in the hit BBC family sci-fi series from 2005 till 2010, landed the same role he was told in no uncertain terms that he was to leave his Scottish accent at the door, this news is a tad surprising.
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Doctor Who PICTURES! New monster with Peter Capaldi…is it a Nimon? SPOILERS

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It’s an exciting time for Doctor Who fans, as we anticipate the arrival of new Timelord Peter Capaldi on our screens.

The Thick Of It actor was confirmed as Matt Smith’s replacement last year, but so far we’ve only seen him briefly in one episode as Matt’s doctor regenerated at Christmas.

The new series won’t be returning to our screens until later this year but some eagle eyed fans have spotted the team during filming in Cardiff this week and as a result, we have some great pictures of the behind the scenes action.

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Netflix UK lands rights to stream Sherlock, Call The Midwife & series 6 of Doctor Who!

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Sherlock and Call The Midwife are amongst some of the BBC dramas which have just been approved to be streamed through Netflix UK & Ireland!

The American provider of on-demand Internet streaming media has secured the first two series’ of the hit BBC detective series, Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and martin Freeman in the Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss modern day spin on the classic works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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Paul McGann thinks ‘intelligent’ Peter Capaldi could be ‘best’ Doctor Who

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Paul McGann has revealed that he has high hopes for Peter Capaldi in his new role on Doctor Who.

The Thick Of It actor is currently filming his first ever series of the BBC show, after being confirmed as Matt Smith’s replacement last year.

He has currently appeared in only one episode, making a short appearance as Matt’s timelord regenerated at the end of the Christmas special.

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Doctor Who: Vintage episodes to be screened on Horror Channel in Easter marathon!

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Ever wished you could sit and watch Doctor Who from the very start? Well, now you can as vintage episodes of the classic BBC family sci-fi series are due to be re-broadcast on The Horror Channel!

The channel dedicated to ghosts and ghouls has secured a deal with BBC Worldwide to air certain episodes of Doctor Who, including the reigns of First Doctor William Hartnell back in 1963 through to Sylvester McCoy in 1989, and the five Doctors, Patrick Troughton who starred from 1966 – 1969, Jon Pertwee who held the part from 1970 – 1974, Tom Baker who played the Time Lord from 1974 – 1981, Peter Davison 1981 – 1984 and Colin Baker 1984 – 1986, in between!
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Keeley Hawes vs Peter Capadli! Ms Delphox is new Doctor Who villain & Paul McGann wants return!

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Keeley Hawes is joining the Doctor Who cast, it’s been confirmed this morning.

The Ashes to Ashes actress will serve as a nemesis to Peter Capaldi’s Timelord in his inaugural series and has been unveiled as a brand new villain with some exciting storylines.

The star will take on the role of Ms Delphox, a banker with a deep dark secret. Doesn’t that sound very foreboding already? We can’t wait to see how it all plays out.

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Doctor Who, Brodchurch & Hollyoaks pick up gongs at TRIC Awards (FULL WINNERS LIST)

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This week saw Doctor Who pick up the award for HD Drama Programme of the Year at the annual TRIC awards held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

The hugely popular BBC sci-fi series beat the likes of Downton Abbey and Call The Midwife for the award (sponsored by SES), which was accepted by Neve McIntosh and Dan Starkey amongst other members of the crew.
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Doctor Who Spoilers: Is former EastEnder Steve John Shepherd joining the cast as The Master?

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Now, this could just be the biggest coincidence in the world, but former EastEnders star Steve John Shepherd has posted a picture of himself in Wales, prompting many to believe that he has joined the cast of Doctor Who!
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Doctor Who: Mark Gatiss promises “exciting” and “disturbing” début for Capaldi!

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With filming for the eighth series well underway, and new writers having been announced for the occasion, Doctor Who fans are in for a real treat according to Mark Gattis.

The writer, who is also jointly responsible for the phenomenon that is Sherlock, has revealed that the first episode of the new series, which will see 12th Time Lord Peter Capaldi make his full show debut, is one not to be missed!
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Doctor Who: Sherlock writer Steve Thompson to pen new series 8 episode!

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One of the writing legends behind the hit BBC detective series Sherlock, Steve Thompson, has been brought in to write for the eighth series of Doctor Who!

Thompson, whose previous writing credits include The Blind Banker, from the first series of Sherlock in 2010, The Reichenbach Fall from the series 2 finale of Sherlock in 2012 and The Sign of Three from the third series earlier this year, is no stranger to Doctor Who.
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Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi says Matt Smith told him to look after The Doctor!

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It seems natural for any actor who has played the iconic part of Doctor Who to form a deep bond with the character, and it would certainly seem that Matt Smith is no exception.

Matt Smith, who was the youngest ever actor to take on the epic role back in 2010 at the tender age of just 26, announced his decision to leave the globally popular BBC family sci-fi series back in June last year.
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