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Friday, 28 January 2011

Hugh Bonneville Cast in Series 6





Hugh Bonneville, The Downton Abbey Actor, Has been Officially cast as a 'Pirate Captain' in a forthcoming Series 6 Episode of Doctor Who.
Hugh has also been in Such Movies as the James Bond hit Tomorrow Never Dies and Vincent and The Doctor Writer Richard Curtis' Notting Hill.
It also Confirms that there will be Pirates in Series 6 which we have not particullary seen in the Series 6 Trailer.
Speaking to the Official BBC site Bonneville Said, 'When I was a boy THAT music and Jon Pertwee's Doctor had me peeking out from behind the sofa every Saturday night. All these years later I am thrilled to be appearing in the new series. Although the Pirate's fears and demons are different to those of the young lad who watched through his fingers, they are no less vivid and terrifying; this new adventure is not for the faint-hearted.'
Specualtion Has being going around that He is set to star in Episode 3 which is to be shooting soon.
 

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Product of the Day - April Doctor Who BBC Novels

BBC Books have officially released the three Novel Covers for a April Release.


The Dead Winter
By James Goss
"The Dead are not alone. There is something in the mist and it talks to them."

In Dr Bloom’s clinic at a remote spot on the Italian coast, at the end of the 18th century, nothing is ever quite what it seems. Maria is a lonely little girl with no one to play with. She writes letters to her mother from the isolated resort where she is staying. She tells of the pale English aristocrats and the mysterious Russian nobles and their attentive servants.

She tells of intrigue and secrets, and she tells of strange faceless figures that rise from the sea. She writes about the enigmatic Mrs Pond who arrives with her husband and her physician, and who will change everything. What she doesn’t tell her mother is the truth that everyone knows and no one says – that the only people who come here do so to die.


Hunter's Moon
By Paul Finch
"There's no end to the horror in this place -
it's like Hell, and there are devils round every corner."

Welcome to Leisure Platform 9 – a place where gamblers and villains rub shoulders with socialites and celebrities. Don’t cheat at the games tables, and be careful who you beat. The prize for winning the wrong game is to take part in another, as Rory is about to discover – and the next game could be the death of him.

When Rory is kidnapped by the brutal crime lord Xorg Krauzzen, the Doctor and Amy must go undercover to infiltrate the deadly contest being played out in the ruins of Gorgoror. But how long before Krauzzen realises the Doctor isn’t a vicious mercenary and discovers what Amy is up to? It’s only a matter of time. And time is the one thing Rory and the other fugitives on Gorgoror don’t have.

They are the hunted in a game that can only end in death, and time for everyone is running out…


The Way Through the Woods
By Una McCormack
"The motorway bends around the woods. So did the old road. So did the Roman road. As long as people have lived here, they've gone out of their way to avoid the woods..."

England, today. Between the housing estate and the motorway lies an ancient wood. The motorway bends to avoid it. Last week, teenager Laura Brown went missing. Tonight, Vicky Caine will miss her bus and take a shortcut through the wood. And she will disappear too. England, 1917. Between the village and the main road lies an ancient wood. The old Roman road bends to avoid it. Tonight Emily Bostock and a man called Rory Williams will go to the woods.

Investigating events in the present day and back in 1917, the Doctor and Amy are desperate to find out what’s happened to Rory. He was supposed to look after Emily – and now they’ve both vanished. Something is waiting in the woods. Something that’s been there for thousands of years. Something that is now waking up...


These Doctor Who Novels are Released in April 2011.


Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Product of the Day - New Doctor Who Character Building




The London Toy Fair 2011 was in Olympia Today ( 25th January 2011) and always ahve lot's of Doctor Who Goodies on show!
One thing that was big from Character Options is the Character Building Doctor Who Range.
A Press Release came out earlier in the month aswell as some promo Pictures...

The Character Building range will include 3D micro-figures, brought to life with sculpted facial features whilst play sets will be uniquely tailored to Doctor Who. Fans will be able to build their own Doctor Who world with all their favourite characters including the Doctor and Amy Pond with their famous foes the Daleks, Cybermen and Weeping Angels.

Distinctive to the Character Building range will be the use of texture on some of the building blocks, whether it be the sleek and smooth edges of a spaceship, or the rough edges of a rock face. This will be pivotal in recreating each environment, providing a natural look, but still allowing easy construction play.



And of course the London Toy fair was today and More Pictures and Information has been released:

Series 1 of the Character Building Doctor Who Micro Figures, available from Easter 2011, is comprised of ten figures; The Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, The Eleventh Doctor (blue shirt), Weeping Angel (Screaming Face), Dalek Drone, Dalek Staegist, Cyberman, Silurian General Restac, Weeping Angel (Serene face) & Smiler (angry face).

Series 2 Micro Figures will be out in the Autumn and Include Dalek: The Eternal, Cyberman, The Eleventh Doctor, Vampire, Amy Pond (in police uniform), Roman Rory and Dalek: The Supreme.

The Tarids Mini Set (Includes The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond Micro Figures)

Time of Angels Mini Set (Includes Weeping Angel figure0

Dalek Progenitor Room Mini Playset (includes Dalek: The Supreme)

Dalek Factory Set (Parts to Make 5 dalek figure included)

Cyberman Conversion Chamber set (Includes Cyberman & Cyber Leader)

Tardis COnsole Room Playset (Includes The Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams and River Song)

The Eleventh Doctors Micro-Figure Set

 The Doctor Who Micro-Figures are released in Easter With the Seperate Figures Priced £1.99.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Product of the Day - A Christmas Carol DVD Released


Today (24th Jan 2011) the Doctor Who Christmas Special, A Christmas Carol, is Released to DVD and Blu-Ray.
The DVD Features The Christmas Special as well as The Doctor Who Confidential and The Doctor Who Proms 2010 which aired on BBC Three Last year.

Amy and Rory are trapped on a crashing space liner, and the only way The Doctor can rescue them is to save the soul of a lonely old miser, in a festive edition of the time-travelling adventure, written by Steven Moffat. But is Kazran Sardick, the richest man in Sardicktown, beyond redemption? And what is lurking in the fogs of Christmas Eve?

At the Moment Play.com Are selling A Christmas Carol on DVD for £8.99 and Blu-ray for £10.99.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Picture of the Day - First Press Picture




The First Picture Featuring Karen Gillan and Matt Smith, who play the Amy and the Doctor, Was released in July 2009 and was taken a couple of weeks before the start of filming Series 5. This was also the first time we saw Matt Smith In his New Costume:
MS & KG Press Photo (July 2009)

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Product of the Day - Easter 2011





Christmas is over and now it's time for the Next big thing to hit the Market. Yes It's Easter and With Doctor Who Beginning Very close to the day a few Easter Doctor Who Goodies will hit the shelves.
The First is the Doctor Who Easter Bumper Pack. This contains a Milk Chocolate Egg, Mallow Peices and puff rice bar and timelord picture frame:
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The Second Easter Delight comes from Marks and Spencers and comes in two Dalek Packages.  it Contains a milk chocolate egg with chocolate disks and two sheets of cool stickers. Available in Strategist or Drone colours:
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These will be available closer towards Easter.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Doctor Who Series 6: Back in the USA Day 1

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To Celebrate Doctor Who filming in Utah, America, The Official BBC Site are running a feature called ' back in the USA!'. Throughout this week they will be bringing us US-themed wallpapers, jigsaws and clips of the Doctor's previous jaunts to America.
So Stay tuned every day this week at 1pm when all the features get released.
The First Day (Monday) was the BBC America Series 6 Trailer which was broadcasted after christmas.

Day 1: Monday 17th January 2011



Sunday, 16 January 2011

Character Options Pandorica Figure Wave TV Advert

To Promote the new wave of Doctor Who Action figures, The Pandorica Wave, Character Options have released a TV Advertisment.









The Pandorica Wave includes the Doctor, Amy, Silurian warrior and many more great figures and is avaliable now from Toys R Us.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Inside Doctor Who Magazine Issue 430

Along with the cover, which was released on Monday, Today The Doctor Who Magazine Facebook page has released a LOAD of information for the new Issue which is released Thursday 13th January 2011...

MATT SMITH AND KAREN GILLAN CHAT ABOUT
THE DOCTOR AND AMY’S FUTURE IN ISSUE 430
OF THE NEW-LOOK DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE!

In a brand new interview for Doctor Who Magazine, MATT SMITH and KAREN GILLAN reveal their secret thoughts about each other – and what’s in store for their characters in their second series...

“There are some great monsters coming up in Series Two,” says Matt. “Steven Moffat has created the greatest monsters since the Weeping Angels. It might even eclipse the Angels for me...”
“I think it’s the scariest one yet,” agrees Karen, “physically and just what it does. They’ve got one thing about them that feels almost undefeatable...”

ALSO THIS ISSUE:

ELECTRIC DREAMS!
DWM talks to the people behind the DVD range – and reveals ALL the Doctor Who DVDs releases coming up in 2011! Will your favourites be among them?

TRAIN OF THOUGHT!
Doctor Who’s Head Writer, STEVEN MOFFAT, takes the train with the Doctor, Amy and Rory, and tells DWM of a fantastic journey accompanied by saucy pictures of Karen Gillan – and a very special copy of the script for Episode 7...

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST!
TOBY HAYNES, the director of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, gives DWM an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what was the most Christmassy Doctor Who Christmas Special ever, and reveals the thought processes which went into realising the episode.

INITIAL SUCCESS!
With just two years to go before Doctor Who celebrates its 50th anniversary, DWM looks back at the actors, writers and stories that helped make it the longest-running and best-loved sci-fi show on television! This issue, DWM reflects on the very first series, which began on Saturday 23 November, 1963...

... BY ANY OTHER NAME!
It’s back! The all-new TIME TEAM of Chris, Emma, Michael and Will get comfy on the sofa and experience an episode of Autons, burping bins and p-p-p-pizza, as they pop on a VHS of the Ninth Doctor’s d├ębut story, ROSE! What will they make of it?

THERE’S ONLY ONE WAY TO FIND OUT...!
They’re two of the most fondly remembered Doctors – Patrick Troughton’s Second Doctor and Tom Baker’s Fourth. But who was the most influential actor to play Doctor Who? TOBY HADOKE and JOHNNY CANDON argue the toss as they engage in A BATTLE OF WITS!

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA!
A trip to the Opera in nineteenth-century Paris leads the Doctor and Amy into a terrifying adventure! What are the creatures that murder in the night? Find out in Part One of a brand new comic strip, THE SCREAMS OF DEATH, written by Jonathan Morris, with art by Dan McDaid.

BORN IN THE USA!
DWM brings together the writer and the star of a brand new audio adventure for 80s companion Peri Brown, as actress NICOLA BRYANT and writer NEV FOUNTAIN interview each other about PERI AND THE PISCON PARADOX!

TIME AFTER TIME!
The Third Doctor, Jo and UNIT battle the Daleks and Ogrons in one of the most memorable stories of the 1970s! Take a trip back through time to 1972 as THE FACT OF FICTION discovers the secrets behind the DAY OF THE DALEKS!

TWEET, TWEET!
DWM examines TWITTER, the social networking phenomenon that’s taken over the internet, and recommends 40 people every Doctor Who fan should follow...

WATCH OUT!
The Watcher returns with an irreverent look at the sillier side of Doctor Who in his brand new regular column, WOTCHA! It’s the page that crosses the void beyond the mind!

ART CARDS!
Free with this issue of DWM, three collectible art cards featuring exclusive DWM cover images!

PLUS!
All the forthcoming CDs and DVDs previewed; the latest CD, DVD and book releases reviewed; all the latest OFFICIAL news; FIVE fantastic prize-winning competitions; a challenging new Crossword; and much, much more!

Start the new year with the new-look 84-page DWM 430, out in shops Thursday 13 January price £4.50!
Sounds exciting don't you think? And you can visit the Doctor Who Magazine Facebook page here and the DWM Twitter Page here.

Product of the Day - Doctor Who Meglos DVD

Yesterday saw the release of the Classic Doctor Who Story, Meglos.

On Tigella, two opposing factions are irrevocably divided over one fundamental issue: the Dodecahedron, a mysterious artefact which provides the entire planet’s energy. With the Savants and the Deons locked in a crippling stalemate, and their civilisation on the brink of collapse, the Tigellan leader Zastor seeks the Doctor’s help. But the Doctor and Romana have been trapped aboard the TARDIS in a timeloop by Meglos, the last of the Zolpha Thurans, who will stop at nothing to steal back the awesome power of the Dodecahedron.

You can see the DVD Trailer Below:
You can buy Doctor Who: Meglos, starring Tom Baker, Now from Sources online and in Stores like HMV.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Product of the Day - Ride 6v Red/Blue Dalek

Product of the Day Returns for 2011 and for every week day we'll have different Products old and new to give you ideas and information on what to buy.

Ever wanted to Be a Dalek? well now you can with these ride your own 6v Red and Blue Daleks.
You can Ride in these battery powered Daleks with 360 degree steering like the real thing.
Height - 4ft 5″
Mechanism - 360 degree movement.
Sound - 10 sounds and phrases
Lights - Inside sitting unit
Battery - 6v
Material - Sitting Unit - ABS Plastic, Dalek Shell - Balistic Nylon
Age Recommendation - 3 - 6 years
Max child’s weight - 30kg
Rechargeable battery and battery unit supplied.

At this time just red and Blue Daleks are planned but who knows we could have a whole paridgm!
Note:The Pictures are just promo's at the moment.
Thanks to The Doctor Who Site Merchandise.

Doctor Who Magazine 430 Cover

  • The Doctor Who Magazine Facebook Page has officially revealed the new look Issue Cover for number 430 Magazine.
The cover for DWM 430 – with polybag
DWM 430 (on sale Thursday 13 January)

Doctor Who Magazine #430 Is released on Thursday 13th January 2011 and includes 3 new and shiny Art Cards and is priced £4.50.

Friday, 7 January 2011

Torchwood: The New World Broadcast Information


The Official Torchwood Facebook Page, run by the BBC, has confirmed the Official Broadcast Information for Torchwood: The New World 10 part series.
They have Confirmed that Episode One of the Series will Broadcast on Friday 1st July 2011 at 9.00pm - 10.00pm Which also confirms the episodes to an Hour long.
If the episodes run every week, for ten weeks, it would mean the series would begin on 1st July 2011 and conclude on 2nd September 2011 allthough this could change.
it has also been confirmed that Torchwood: The New World would Broadcast in the UK on BBC One and in the US on STarz on the same day.
"Episode one is set to premiere on 1st July 2011 on both BBC One in the UK and Starz in the US.

Starring John Barrowman & Eve Myles who reprise there role as Captain Jack & Gwen Cooper with her devoted husband (Kai Owen), and baby Anwen..."


So Put Friday 1st July 2011 in your diary as Torchwood Returns for it's fourth series!

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Doctor Who Series 6 Casting Update


Over the last few days there have been more Casting news going on for Doctor Who Series 6.

The First is for Episode three of the Series which is penned by Neil Gaiman and Directed by Richard Clark.
Adrian Schiller has been listed to be playing the part of 'Uncle' in this episode. He has Stared in other programmes such as Silk, Being Human and Going Postal.
And with that we have the Auntie Character who is to be played  Elizabeth Berrington who you may know as 'Ruby' from BBC series Waterloo Road.


Filming Comenced today on episode 5 and 6 of the New series which is being written by Matthew Graham nd Directed by Julian Simpson. As previously speculated, Sarah Smart is to be playing a character called Jennifer Lucas. Sarah has played other roles including a part in Wallander, Casualty and FIve Days.
Leon Vickers is another Acotr to appear in Episode 5 and 6. he is to play a 'Clone Worker' which considers the recent speculation that The Doctor is to be cloned in these episodes.
And the last Casting news is that Mark Bonnar, from series such as Paradox and Casualty, is to play a character which is currently unknown.

And of course as we have previously posted about Jimmy Vee is to play another character next year.

Thanks to The Doctor Who News page

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Doctor Who Media Returning Very Soon

Ever Wanted to Watch you favourite Doctor Who (new series), Torchwood or Sarah jane Adventures But you haven't got the DVD?
Well With Doctor Who Media you can do just that!
Doctor Who Media (DWM) offers you the chance to Watch any episode of Doctor Who, Torchwood or Sarah Jane Adventures for Free aswell as Soundtracks and extras from the series.
Allthough it may be free to watch, To keep DWM going a small amount of money has to be paid so please if you can give as big or small donation as you can.

Doctor Who Media Was up and running last year but problems occured after christmas and was shut down but Very, Very Soon DWM will be back!
To Follow Doctor Who Media's Progress please follow it's Twitter page or visit Here to keep Ahead of what's happening and chat to others.

So Visit : http://www.doctorwhomedia.cz.cc/

NOTE: Doctor Who Media Is now back up! Please visit the link above!

Final Ratings for 'A Christmas Carol'


12.11million for 'A Christmas Carol'
 Unofficial Sources have indicated that Doctor Who A Christmas Carol Achieved a Final Viewing rating on 12.11 million.

Doctor Who was the 3rd most watched programme of Christmas Day with a total audience share of 41.8%.

This means that A Christmas Carol is the 4th most highest viewed Doctor Who Episode since the new series began in 2005 as it just came behind Voyage of Damned, The Next Doctor and The End of Time Part Two.

Overnight Doctor Who Achieved 10.3 million views but with BBC Iplayer and Repeats it rose up less than 2 million.
Allthough these do seem true the Final figures and Ratings for Christmas Day will be released later in the Week by BARB.
Thanks to The Doctor Who news Page.

Jimmy Vee to play Character in Series 6



Jimmy Vee as The 'Graske'.
Jimmy Vee who has appeared in Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures, is to have another par in the next series of Doctor Who
Jimmy has played such roles as The Moxx of Balhoon in The End of the World, The Pig Slave in Aliens of London, Bannakaffalatta in Voyage of the Damned and The Graske and Groske in The Sarah Jane Adventures.
In an Interview with the Evening Times, He told that he will be playing a 'top secret' Character in an episode of the next series which is to be filmed over the coming months.

He also spoak of his first time in Doctor Who when he played the Pig Slave in 'Aliens of London':”I was playing a gargoyle in the TV show Weird Sister. My prosthetics guy said to me he was doing stuff for Doctor Who, and said ‘there’s a part which will suit you. Are you going to be available November and December?’ I said ‘I usually do panto’, but I cancelled that year and just sat back and waited. In December I got a phone call to say I’d got the part, in series one with Christopher Eccleston. It was great.”

You can read the whole interview here.