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Friday, 30 April 2010

Flesh and Stone Clips

The BBC Doctor Who site has been updated with an introduction to Flesh and Stone and three new clips of it. Episode five will be on this Saturday at 6:25.










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Thursday, 29 April 2010

X Factor's Lucie Jones in SJA

Former X Factor contestant Lucie Jones revealed to Metro she will guest star in The Sarah Jane Adventures. She said "It's a tiny cameo but apparently it's quite funny."

Thanks to Digital Spy.

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DWM 421 - Series 5 News

The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, issue 421 is out today, and reveals more information about the next few episodes of Doctor Who, read them below:

6. The Vampires of Venice

The Doctor takes Amy and Rory on a romantic date to sixteenth-century Venice- but, much to poor Rory's horror, things go off the rails the moment they arrive. The mysterious Calvierri family are running a sinister school for girls, from which no-one escapes unchanged. Rosanna Calvierri's students have fangs, they can't be seen in mirrors, and they drink humans dry. But even they aren't the worst things stalking the city...


7. Amy's Choice

It's five years since Amy and Rory travelled with the Doctor. They're back living in Leadworth, and Amy is pregnant. Rory has grown a ponytail. Life is good, if a little humdrum. Until the Doctor drops by for a visit.
And then they wake up. In the TARDIS, the Doctor, Amy and Rory have had exactly the same dream. But the TARDIS has died, and it's drifting towards a cold star- just 14 minutes till impact! If they don't freeze to death.
And then they wake up. Two worlds: one in the time machine, one in the village that time forgot. One real, the other fake. "You're home. You're also dreaming. Trouble is, Rory, Amy... which is which?" Their lives depend on making the right choice. But time is running out...


8/9. The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood

Over in the tiny, remote hamlet of Cwmtaff, human science is again being bold, pushing the boundaries and asking for trouble. The Discovery Drilling Project- or as the technically minded Doctor calls it, "a Big Mining Thing"- has burrowed 21km into the Earth, deeper than ever before. However, as Discovery boss Nasreen Choudry and her project manger/unrequited love, Tony Mack celebrate, an ancient race launch pre-emptive strikes, from way further beneath their feet than 21km. People, alive and dead, start to vanish. The Doctor, Amy and Rory face the ultimate uprising...

10. Vincent and the Doctor - guest stars Morgan Overton and Andrew Byrne as Students 1 and 2, Nik Howden as Maurice, Sarah Counsell as Waitress and Chrissie Cotterill as Mother.

11. Title TBC - guest stars James Corden, Daisy Haggard as Sophie, Darrell Heath as Avatar Man, Owen Donovan as Steve, Babatunde Aleshe as Sean, Jem Wall as Michael, Karen Seacombe as Sandra, and Kamara Bacchus as a Clubber.

Doctor Who Magazine, issue 421 is out now, for £4.20.

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Amy's Choice Synopsis

The BBC Press Office has posted week 20 of the BBC Schedule, with the synopsis of episode 7 of series 5, Amy's Choice. See here. It will be on Saturday, 15th May on BBC One and BBC HD from 6:30 - 7:15.

It's been five years since Amy Pond last travelled with the Doctor, and when he lands in her garden again, on the eve of the birth of her first child, she finds herself facing a heartbreaking choice – one that will change her life for ever.

Amy Pond is played by Karen Gillan and the Doctor by Matt Smith.

Doctor Who is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.


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Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Victory of the Daleks Official Ratings

BARB has released the official figures for Victory of the Daleks. It had the official figure of 7.824 million viewers on BBC One, and 381,000 people watched it on BBC HD at a later time. The BBC One broadcast was 11th most watched of the week.

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Monday, 26 April 2010

Doctor Who Magazine 421

The cover for Doctor Who Magazine, issue 421 has been released on Facebook. It costs £4.20 and will be out on Thursday 29th April.




It features previews of Vampire's in Venice, Amy's Choice, and episode 8, apparently called "The Hungry Earth" from the cover, an interview with Alex Kingston, a peek at behind the scenes of Victory of the Daleks with an interview with the cast and crew, The 11th Doctor and Amy Pond's comic strip d├ębut in part 1 of "Supernature", The Watcher's Guide to the new TARDIS, The Fact of Fiction look at The Happiness Patrol, and Steven Moffat's Production Notes, Gallifrey Guardian, Galaxy Forum, You Are Not Alone, Reviews and The Wheel of Fortune.

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10 Teasers for Flesh and Stone

Digital Spy has released their usual 10 teasers for this weeks Doctor Who episode, Flesh and Stone. It will be on 1st May, on BBC One and BBC HD at 6:25 pm. Click here.

1. Eureka! Galileo!

2. Amy: "Basically we've *** up the inside of a *******."

3. The Byzantium contains a forest. Yes, a forest.

4. Amy: "Seven."

5. There's a scene reminiscent of a scene from 'Doomsday'.

6. Amy: "Six."

7. What's the opposite of the moral from 'Blink'?

8. River has done something very, very naughty.

9. There's a very important date you'll want to mark in your diaries/iPhones/Google calendars come the end of this episode.

10. The crack. We finally learn what it is and what it wants.

And, just for fun, a bonus teaser:

11. Amy does something to The Doctor that prompts an epiphany. And a collection.


(P.S. Amy: "Five...")

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The Time of Angels Overnight Ratings

BARB has released the unofficial overnight ratings for The Time of Angels, which aired on Saturday at 6:30. It gained 6.5 million viewers on BBC One, with an additional 0.3 million on BBC HD making the total 6.8 million. It was the second most watched programme of the day, behind Britain's Got Talent. It had the total television audience of 36.7%. Doctor Who Confidential had 0.57 million viewers on BBC Three with an additional 57,000 watching it on BBC HD.

Official ratings will be released in about 10 days.

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Saturday, 24 April 2010

Flesh and Stone Trailer

The Time of Angels aired today and had a new trailer for the next episode, Flesh and Stone, which will be next Saturday, 1st May at 6:25pm.




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Thursday, 22 April 2010

The Time of Angels Clips

The BBC Doctor Who site has been updated with an introduction to The Time of Angels and three new clips of it. Episode four will be on this Saturday at 6:20.










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Doctor Who At The BBC Proms Returns

The BBC Press Office has announced that the BBC Proms(here) will hold another Doctor Who night, with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Read the press release below:

Matt Smith (the Doctor) and Karen Gillan (Amy Pond, his new companion) bring the Time Lord back to the Proms for two performances of a family-friendly spectacular with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, who record all the soundtracks for the series.

Intergalactic music includes Murray Gold's music from the TV series, plus a selection of classical favourites (24 and 25 July).

Doctor Who first came to the Proms in 2008 and proved to be one of the hottest tickets that season; the first of this year's Doctor Who Proms will be broadcast on BBC Three.


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The Adventure Games - City of the Daleks

The BBC Official Doctor Who site has revealed more information and images for the first of the 4 downloadable games for The Adventure Games. The first game is called City of the Daleks and will be available for PC and Mac users from June 5th 2010.

The TARDIS materializes in 1963 - and London is in ruins. The Daleks have seized control of time and the only chance of saving Earth lies in a desperate quest to Skaro, the Daleks' home planet - before time catches up with Amy, the last survivor of the human race!

Players will help the Doctor and Amy on an epic new adventure in an original story which forms part of the current series, traversing time and space in a dazzling episode. Nicholas Briggs provides the voice of the Daleks, alongside Matt Smith and Karen Gillan who recreate their roles as the Doctor and Amy.

Written by Phil Ford who (Doctor Who: Dreamland and the Sarah Jane Adventures) and executive produced by Steven Moffat, episode one City of the Daleks is full of the TV show's celebrated mix of action, peril and humour.

Read more and see the images, here.

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The Vampires Of Venice Synopsis

The BBC Press Office has posted week 19 of the BBC Schedule, with the synopsis of episode 6 of series 5, The Vampires Of Venice. See here. It will be on Saturday, 8th May on BBC One and BBC HD from 6:00 - 6:45.

Dessicated corpses, terror in the canal and a visit to the sinister House of Calvierri – the Doctor takes Amy and Rory for a romantic mini-break, as the Tardis touches down once again.

But 17th-century Venice is not as it should be. The city has been sealed to protect it from the Plague, although Rosanna Calvierri may have other plans...

The Doctor is played by Matt Smith, Amy by Karen Gillan, Rory by Arthur Darvill and Rosanna Calvierri by Helen McCrory.

Doctor Who is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

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Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Torchwood Magazine 21

The cover for Torchwood Magazine Issue 21 has been released by Titan on their Torchwood Magazine Facebook page. You can see the Torchwood Magazine's official site, within the Titan site, here, where you can read more about the issue. It is out now for £4.99.

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Monday, 19 April 2010

10 Teasers for The Time of Angels

Digital Spy has released their usual 10 teasers for this weeks Doctor Who episode,The Time of Angels. It will be on 24th April, on BBC One and BBC HD at 6:20 pm. Click here.

1. When we meet Doctor Song, she's on the run - but she has an escape plan involving The Doctor.

2. The episode includes the caption "10,000 years later."

3. There's a Weeping Angel trapped inside the Byzantium.

4. First mention of "spoilers"? 9 minutes 27 seconds.

5. Amy: "Is River Song **** ****? ... "She's *** ****** from the ******, isn't she?"

6. There's a device that harks back to 'Silence In The Library'. Think "hey, who turned out the lights?"

7. Amy should really learn that too much TV is bad for her eyes.

8. The Doctor. Bites. Amy.

9. River: "I have pictures of *** **** *****."

10. The cliffhanger isn't the usual sort of two-parter cliffhanger we've grown accustomed to with new Who. Despite being very familiar.


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The Beast Below Official Figures

BARB has released the official figures for The Beast Below. It had the official figure of 8.42 million viewers, much higher than the overnight ratings. Just on BBC One, it was watched by 7.93 million, and 494,000 people watched it on BBC HD. It was the 10th most watched broadcast of the week.

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The Time of Angels TV Trailer

A new TV trailer for The Time of Angels is now being broadcast across BBC channels. It will air next Saturday on BBC One and BBC HD at 6:20pm. You can watch it below:




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The Doctor and Jo Grant in Sarah Jane Adventures

The BBC Press Office has released a Press Release with information about series 4 of The Sarah Jane Adventures and reveals the 11th Doctor and classic Doctor Who companion Jo Grant, played by Katy Manning will guest star in the spin-off. They will be in 2 episodes of a special edition story written by Russell T Davies. It is executive produced by Nikki Wilson and Russell T Davies and produced by Brian Minchin, with Phil Ford as co-producer.

It has information about some of the regular series' story plots, guest stars and new villains. Taken from the press release:

Featuring the usual mixture of thrills, laughs and scares, the fourth series promises fun with enemies old and new, including the terrors of the Nightmare Man and a dangerous journey back into history.

A galaxy of guest stars are lined up to appear in the series and include Laila Rouass (Primeval, Footballers Wives) and Cheryl Campbell (Pennies From Heaven), whilst David Bradley (Argus Filch in Harry Potter) will provide the voice of the Shansheeth.


It also has the list of writers for the series:
  • Phil Ford
  • Joseph Lidster
  • Rupert Laight
  • Gareth Roberts
  • Clayton Hickman
Read the full press release here.

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Saturday, 17 April 2010

Victory of the Daleks Overnight Ratings

BARB has released the unofficial overnight ratings for Victory of the Daleks, which aired last night at 6:30. It gained 6.2 million viewers on BBC One, with an additional 231,000 on BBC HD which aired at a later time. It was the second most watched programme of the day, behind Britain's Got Talent. It had the total television audience of 32.7%. Official ratings will be released in about 10 days.

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The Adventure Games Preview

After Victory of the Daleks, today a first look at The Adventure Games was shown. It features clips from the first episode of the game, and actual game play and the BBC Doctor Who site has info about it. The trailer shows that it will be available to download from 5th June, this year.



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The Time of Angels Trailer

Victory of the Daleks aired today and had a new trailer for the next episode, The Time of Angels, which will be next Saturday, 24th April at 6:20pm.




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Thursday, 15 April 2010

Flesh and Stone Synopsis

The BBC Press Office has posted week 18 of the BBC Schedule, with the synopsis of episode 5 of series 5, Flesh and Stone, part 2 of a 2 part story. See here. It will be on Saturday, 1st May on BBC One and BBC HD from 6:25 - 7:10.

There's no way back, no way up and no way out. Trapped among an army of Weeping Angels, the Doctor and his friends must try to escape through the wreckage of a crashed space liner, in the fifth epsiode of Doctor Who, written by Steven Moffat.

Meanwhile, in the forest vault, the Doctor's companion, Amy Pond, finds herself facing an even more deadly attack.

The Doctor is played by Matt Smith and Amy by Karen Gillan.

Doctor Who is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's high definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

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Victory of the Daleks Clips

The BBC Doctor Who site has been updated with an introduction to Victory of the Daleks and three new clips of it. Episode three will be on this Saturday at 6:30.









Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Radio Times Dalek/Election Cover

The latest issue of Radio Times features some pictures of new Daleks! Radio Times is available now for £1.10. They have 3 different covers, each with the new redesigned Dalek in different colours. Click here to see the other covers and more images.



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10 Teasers for Victory of the Daleks

Digital Spy has released their usual 10 teasers for this weeks Doctor Who episode, Victory of the Daleks. It will be on 17th April, on BBC One and BBC HD at 6:30 pm. Click here.

1. Some time has elapsed between episodes.

2. The 'Daleks' are known as 'Ironsides' and were apparently the invention of Professor Edwin Bracewell (guest star Bill Paterson).

3. The Ironsides are completely harmless beings and have the ultimate aim of helping the British, under the guidance of Winston Churchill (guest star Ian McNeice), to win the war.

4. Hailing from the 21st Century, Amy knows all about the Daleks, right? Right?!

5. Winston really wants something from The Doctor.

6. "We shall return to *** *** **** and ***** *****."

7. Amy: "Ever fancied someone you know you shouldn't?"

8. Star Wars.

9. There are not only army-coloured Daleks, but multi-coloured Daleks too.

10. Mmmm. Anyone fancy a Jammie Dodger?

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Sunday, 11 April 2010

The Beast Below Overnight Ratings

BARB has released the unofficial overnight ratings for The Beast Below, which aired last night at 6:20pm, 5 minutes later than scheduled. It gained 6.4 million viewers on BBC One and another 330,000 on BBC HD. It was the most watched programme of the day, and had a total television audience of 34%. Doctor Who Confidential, All About The Girl, got 0.56 million on BBC Three, with 2.7% share of the total television audience.

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Victory of the Daleks TV Trailer

A new TV trailer for Victory of the Daleks is now being broadcast across BBC channels. It will air next Saturday on BBC One and BBC HD at 6:15pm. You can watch it below:




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Saturday, 10 April 2010

Victory of the Daleks Trailer

The Beast Below aired today and had a new trailer for the next episode, Victory of the Daleks, which will be next Saturday, 17th April at 6:20pm.





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DWM Special - The Specials Companion

The next Doctor Who Magazine Special, The Doctor Who Companion - The Specials, will be out on Thursday 15th April, and it has over 11 pages of exclusive images and coverage of David Tennant's last few stories.



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Friday, 9 April 2010

The Adventure Games

The BBC are making 4 interactive stories, due to be released in June. The BBC have posted concept arts, images and lots of info about the interactive episodes.

These four new adventures will take the form of free downloadable computer games available for PC and Mac, in which players assume control of the Doctor and Amy as they embark on new adventures which complement the new TV series.

The Adventure Games logo


Click here to read more about it, with new images and click here for some concept arts for the episodes.


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Thursday, 8 April 2010

The Time of Angels Synopsis

The BBC Press Office has posted week 17 of the BBC Schedule, with the synopsis of episode 4 of series 5, The Time of Angels, part 1 of a 2 part story. See here. It will be on Saturday, 24th April on BBC One and BBC HD from 6:20 - 7:05.

Don't blink – the Weeping Angels return in the fourth episode of Doctor Who, which is written by Steven Moffat.

The Doctor, played by Matt Smith, is recruited by Father Octavian to track the last of the Angels through the terrifying Maze Of The Dead.

Meanwhile, the mysterious River Song re-enters the Doctor's life – but can he trust her?

Father Octavian is played by Iain Glen and River Song by Alex Kingston. The Doctor's companion, Amy Pond, is played by Karen Gillan.

Doctor Who is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.


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Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Doctor Who 2010 Books

The BBC has released the covers and info on the next 3 Doctor Who books for this year. They are due to be released 22nd April for the RRP of £6.99. They are called Apollo 23, The Forgotten Army and Night of the Humans.


  • Apollo 23, written by Justin Richards

‘Houston – we have a problem.’

An astronaut in full spacesuit appears out of thin air in a busy shopping centre. Maybe it’s a publicity stunt.

A photo shows an immaculately-dressed woman in her best shoes lying dead at the edge of a crater on the dark side of the moon – beside her beloved dog ‘Poochie’. Maybe it’s a hoax.

But as the Doctor and Amy find out, these are just minor events in a sinister plan to take over every human being on earth. The plot centres on a secret military base on the moon – that’s where Amy and the TARDIS are.

The Doctor is back on Earth, and without the TARDIS there’s no way he can get to the moon to save Amy and defeat the aliens.

Or is there? The Doctor discovers one last great secret that could save humanity: Apollo 23.

  • The Forgotten Army, written by Brian Minchin

‘Let me tell you a story. Long ago, in the frozen Arctic wastes, an alien army landed. Only now, 10,000 years later, it isn’t a story. And the army is ready to attack.’ New York – one of the greatest cities on 21st century Earth... But what’s going on in the Museum? And is that really a Woolly Mammoth rampaging down Broadway? An ordinary day becomes a time of terror, as Ice Age creatures come back to life, and the Doctor and Amy meet a new and deadly enemy. The vicious Army of the Vykoid are armed to the teeth and determined to enslave the human race. Even though they’re only three inches high. With the Doctor kidnapped, and the Vykoid army swarming across Manhattan and sealing it from the world with a powerful alien forcefield, Amy has just 24 hours to find the Doctor and save the city. If she doesn’t, the people of Manhattan will be taken to work in the doomed asteroid mines of the Vykoid home planet. But as time starts to run out, who can she trust? And how far will she have to go to free New York from the Forgotten Army? A thrilling, all new adventure featuring the Doctor and Amy, as played by Matt Smith and Karen Gillan in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television.

  • Night of the Humans, written by David Llewellyn

‘‘This is the Gyre – the most hostile environment in the galaxy.’ 250,000 years’ worth of junk floating in deep space, home to the shipwrecked Sittuun, the carnivorous Sollogs, and worst of all – the Humans. The Doctor and Amy arrive on this terrifying world in the middle of an all-out frontier war between Sittuun and Humans, and the clock is already ticking. There’s a comet in the sky, and it’s on a collision course with the Gyre...When the Doctor is kidnapped, it’s up to Amy and “galaxy-famous swashbuckler” Dirk Slipstream to save the day. But who is Slipstream, exactly? And what is he really doing here? A thrilling, all new adventure featuring the Doctor and Amy, as played by Matt Smith and Karen Gillan in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television.

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The Tardis Handbook

The BBC has revealed info about an upcoming book, The Tardis Handbook. It is written by Steve Tribe, and features 128 pages. It is due to be released on the 27th May this year, and you can see the cover and description below:


As the Eleventh Doctor and Amy embark on all-new adventures in time and space, The TARDIS Handbook gives you the inside scoop on 900 years of travel aboard the Doctor’s famous time machine. Everything you need to know about the TARDIS is here – where it came from, where it’s been, how it works, and how it has changed since we first encountered it in a London junkyard in 1963. Including photos, design drawings, floor plans and instruction manuals from different eras of the series, this handbook explores the ship’s endless interior, looking inside its wardrobe and bedrooms, its power rooms and sick bay, its corridors and cloisters, and revealing just how the show’s production teams have created the dimensionally transcendental police box, inside and out. The TARDIS Handbook is the essential guide to the best ship in the universe.

Thanks to Timelash for the cover, here.

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The Beast Below Images

The BBC has released a group of images from the second episode, The Beast Below. Thanks to Whoviannet for the pictures. The Beast Below will be on Saturday on BBC One and BBC HD at 6:15pm. Click here to see the rest of the images.



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Monday, 5 April 2010

Hugo Award Nominations and 600th Post!!

The nominations for the 2010 Hugo Awards have been revealed. There are 3 Doctor Who nominations - The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead and The Waters of Mars all for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form, up against Dollhouse and FlashForward. Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell has been nominated for Best Novelette "One Of Our Bastards Is Missing" (The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume Three) and Captain Britain and MI-13: Vampire State for Best Graphic Story. See the full list of nominees here.

This is also my 600th post! Hooray for Whoviavortex :D



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