Doctor Who Christmas special title revealed

The BBC have revealed a shiny new promo pic, as well as the title for the upcoming Christmas special, The husbands of River Song. I have to say now, I think it’s very clunky. Personally, I would have called it A Song for Christmas, or A Christmas Song.

But what’s very interesting about the below pic, is what Capaldi is holding in his hand-a new Sonic Screwdriver.

  

It’s Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor is hiding from Christmas Carols and Comedy Antlers. But when a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor for help, he finds himself recruited into River Song’s squad and hurled into a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy. King Hydroflax (Greg Davies) is furious, and his giant Robot bodyguard is out-of-control and coming for them all! Will Nardole (Matt Lucas) survive? And when will River Song work out who the Doctor is?

The episode stars Peter Capaldi, Alex Kingston, Greg Davies and Matt Lucas and is written by Steven Moffat. It airs 5.15pm, December 25 on BBC One.

Doctor Who finale to have an extended running time 

After a bit of speculation, the BBC confirmed today that the final two episodes of Series 9, Heaven Sent / Hell Bent will both have extended running times. 

The penultimate episode Heaven Sent will run for 55 minutes and will air at 8.05pm on BBC One on 28th November. 
The series finale Hell Bent will be 65 minutes long and start at 8pm on 5th December. 

The two episodes will see the Doctor dealing with the consequences of Episode Ten, Face the Raven. 

Doctor Who Festival-Day two

Today was the second day of The Doctor Who festival, at the Excel Centre in London. Below are a selection of images. Click to enlarge.

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Thanks to BBC Worldwide for the images.

Doctor Who Series 9: Part 1 is available to buy on DVD and digitally at bbcstore.com

Doctor Who Lego title

Last month Lego released their new game, Lego Dimensions. It features the worlds you saw in The Lego movie, along with new Lego products such as The Simpsons, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future and, Doctor Who.This week saw the release of the Doctor Who level pack, which includes a TARDIS, K9 and Peter Capaldi mini-figures.

Below is the title sequence to go along with the Doctor Who level. It is quite stunning.

Jenna Coleman to attend Doctor Who festival 

BBC Worldwide announced today that Jenna Coleman will be attending both Saturday and Sunday of this year’s official Doctor Who Festival. This will be the last chance fans will see Jenna in the official Doctor Who universe before her exit as the much loved Clara Oswald. 

The Doctor Who Festival is the only official event this year to include appearances from Peter Capaldi, Michelle Gomez and Ingrid Oliver as well as Executive Producer Steven Moffat. An event for fans of all ages, the Festival offers a fantastic opportunity to get the inside track from the cast and crew of Doctor Who in this extravaganza of immersive and interactive opportunities.

Mark Gatiss will be joining the Festival for all three days, as well as joining the team from Millennium FX each day in its theatre show, revealing to guests how they create and build many of the monsters on Doctor Who. Mark and the team will take an in depth look at the new monsters that appeared on the screens for Series 9. 

As well as Mark Gatiss and MFX, theatre shows will also include Meet The Castand Meet The Writers panels, featuring all seven Series 9 writers over the three days. 

The daily Meet The Cast panel will see Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez and Ingrid Oliver discuss their experiences behind the scenes on the set of Doctor Who.
The minds behind Doctor Who will be quizzed in the Writer’s Panel; Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Sarah Dollard, Toby Whithouse, Catherine Tregenna, Peter Harness and Jamie Mathieson will talk through the development and design of some of the show’s favourite characters and compelling storylines over the three days.

Special Effects supervisor Danny Hargreaves and his team at Real SFX reveal what happens on a typical day’s filming and wow fans with their impressive live show.
Fans of the show can also enter the Doctor Who Festival Cosplay Showcase and be put to the test in the Fan Challenge.
Photo opportunities with Jenna Coleman are now on sale. There are also photos with Ingrid Oliver, Michelle Gomez, Mark Gatiss, Danny Hargreaves and Nick Briggs still available for purchase via the website. Photos opportunities with Peter Capaldi are now sold out.

Visitors will experience what it’s really like to be on the Doctor Who set in front of and behind the camera in the Drama School and Production Village featuring Big Finish, Nick Briggs and Douglas MacKinnon, giving ticket holders the opportunity to learn voice acting from the voice of the Dalek himself and discover how to act with CGI.

Two of the iconic sets from Series 9 will be on open display to all ticket holders, and the set of Clara’s Living Room will be available to ticket holders for photo opportunities.
The ticket price includes day entry to the Festival, access to three theatre shows, lanyard, show planner and access to all the activity in the Festival Hall. TARDIS tickets also include the brochure, lounge access, front block theatre show seats and a Limited Edition Doctor Who Festival 2015 T-shirt.

Tickets are still available to purchase from the Doctor Who Festival website. 

Before the flood episode synopsis

The BBC have released the official synopsis for Before the Flood, the fourth episode of Series 9.

On a remote Army outpost, a fearsome alien warlord – the Fisher King – sets in motion a twisted plan to ensure his own survival. The ripples will be felt around the universe. Is this chain of events inevitable? And can the Doctor do the unthinkable?

It airs Saturday 10 October on BBC One, at the late time of 8.25pm.


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Episode 145:Snakes on a wizboard

In which Martyn and Pete discuss Doctor Who: The Magicians Apprentice/The witches familiar 

The podcast can be accessed via different places, including Audioboom, Tunein, Miro, Stiticher, Blubrry, Player fm and Itunes.

Twitter:

The show-@TheBWPodcast

Martyn – @BadWilf

Gerrod – @Nerdthro_P

Pete – @BeeblePete

Email:info@badwilf.com

Official Doctor Who Rating

BARB (Broadcasters audience research board) have released the official consolidated 7 day rating for The Magicians Apprentice. In total 6.54 million viewers tuned in to see the first episode of Peter Capaldi’s second series, as The Doctor.

The final rating is slightly down on his Deep Breath debut, from last year, which had 6.9 million viewers.
These figures do not include the BBC iPlayer, where the episode was watched by 1.3 million. Which bumps the final figure up to a respectable 7.84 million.

Peter Capaldi to direct Veep

Today’s issue of ShortList Magazine, had an interview with the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi. In the interview the actor said something interesting. He was asked if he would be interested in making a cameo in American series, Veep, as Malcolm Tucker.

He said:

“Sure, why not? It would be fine by me. I’m about to direct a couple of episodes, does that count? That seems like the compromise option.
The only thing is, Doctor Who takes up so much time, it doesn’t leave a lot of time to do other things. That whole team are all dear friends. I’d love to work with them at some point again.”

Now, it’s interesting that he says Doctor Who takes up so much time, a tenth series of Doctor Who has been commissioned that is a fact. But, you may remember that Private Eye recently reported that there would be no full series in 2016. Seeing as Doctor Who takes 10 months to film, with a one month worldwide press tour. I just can’t see how Capaldi will have the time, when filming on series 10 would presumedly take place in January.