Thursday, 25 June 2015

Doctor Who Magazine Number 488 Cover and Details


The popular UNIT science whizz was apparently killed off at the hands of Missy in Death in Heaven – but the rumours of her death may have been exaggerated! Actress Ingrid Oliver tells DWM about her joy at Osgood’s unexpected return.
“When I died, I was like ‘Oh. That’s a shame. That is a shame.” I really didn’t think I would return,” Ingrid tells DWM, revealing that she was shocked at the response to the UNIT operative’s demise. “I can’t watch myself on TV, so I deliberately made the decision to go out. And then I got a text from my agent saying, ‘Oh my God, you’re trending on Twitter!’ It was absolute insanity to me.”

    Doctor Who’s resident special effects supervisor Danny Hargreaves reveals the science behind blowing stuff up – but don’t try this at home!
    Cold War’s Professor Grisenko ­– movie and TV star David Warner – chats about his brief era as the Doctor, and shares some fascinating stories from a career spanning six decades.
    DWM’s history of Doctor Who on home video reaches its final part, with the dawn of a new shiny new format. DVD took the series into remastered territory, and made it look better than it ever had before.
    The Fact of Fiction heads to Voga – the planet of gold – to reveal fascinating facts about the 1975 Fourth Doctor adventure Revenge of the Cybermen.
    Will the Doctor and Clara defeat the macabre plans of Dr Audley, and has Winnie really betrayed them? The comic strip adventure Blood and Ice – written by Jacqueline Rayner and illustrated by Martin Geraghty – reaches its thrilling conclusion.
    Showrunner Steven Moffat answers readers’ questions and pays tribute to 1980s Doctor Who producer John Nathan-Turner.
    DWM talks to Sylvester McCoy, Bonnie Langford, novelist AL Kennedy and actor Jon Culshaw to preview upcoming books and audios from the worlds of Doctor Who.
  • PLUS! All the latest official news, reviews, Relative Dimensions, The Time Team, competitions and The DWM Crossword.
Doctor Who Magazine 488 is on sale from Thursday 25 June 2015, price £4.99.

How To Train Your Tardis by NeonVisual

Thursday, 18 June 2015

I'm The Doctor by Rob Ritchie

I'm The Doctor

ON SALE NOW: Doctor Who Comic Number 5!



In an attempt to save Clara from Kaliratha Thuggees, the Doctor has broken his golden rule of never helping supervillains, and has agreed to find the final sword of Kali, aided by Rani, a ruthless warrior seeking revenge against the Thuggees for killing her beloved.

But it seems Clara is not quite as safe as the Doctor had hoped, having become the host body for Kali: Goddess of Destruction!
Aboard a United System Research Base, an unknown creature is running rampant, putting the research team into comas – their bodies perfectly
healthy, but their minds wiped! Posing as an inspector, the Doctor
investigated, ultimately freeing scientist Dr Janet Rutherford, who had
been arrested as the scapegoat. That’s when Security Chief August Hart revealed that the creature is a secret SERVEYOUinc experiment,
and pulled a gun on them both!

Meanwhile, Jones took a bathroom break...only to be confronted by the hulking, amorphous creature – in the pseudoflesh!
The Doctor took Gabby to the alien artistic community of Ouloumos. Overwhelmed by the experience, Gabby has been documenting her trip to show her best friend, Cindy Wu. One of the Doctor’s favourite artists, Zhe Ikiyuyu, was missing from the gallery. Several years ago, Zhe retreated to her private moon, and hasn’t been seen since. The Doctor and Gabby discovered that Zhe’s shapeshifting, environment-twisting Apprentice was running her retreat, and has gone murderously mad in Zhe’s absence!
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Friday, 12 June 2015

Doctor Who Stars to Visit Germany

 It’s been announced that Peter Capaldi (the Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (companion Clara Oswald), will visit Germany for a one-time-only fan event, live in Berlin on Friday, 17th July.

Commenting on the event, Peter Capaldi said, ‘So many German fans have already reached out to me about the show and I'm delighted to be travelling to their country to find out first hand why they love Doctor Who.’
The forthcoming trip will offer fans the opportunity to see the stars of the world’s longest running television sci-fi series, for the first time in Germany. It follows on from last year’s successful fan events across the globe during the Doctor Who: The World Tour where Capaldi and Coleman visited seven cities in 12 days including Cardiff, Seoul and Rio de Janeiro.

Doctor Who returns to our screens later this year and details of the Germany trip will be available on in due course.

vis BBC

The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield

Doctor Who: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield Volume 02: The Triumph of Sutekh
Doctor Who: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield Volume 02: The Triumph of Sutekh
Deep below the sand of Mars, an ancient horror stirs. Sutekh, Last of the Osirans, has been reborn... and all humanity trembles at his feet!
The Doctor is powerless, the Time Lords are helpless, and the only hope for the universe is Bernice Summerfield, archaeologist extraordinaire; and it will take everything she has to face the Egyptian God of Death.
Robot Mummies, insane cultists, lost treasures and a chase across time and space await the adventuress in Doctor Who: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield Volume 02: The Triumph of Sutekh – available to buy and download today from the Big Finish website.


Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Joivan Wade Returns as Rigsy in a New Series Episode Written by Sarah Dollard

Filming has begun on episode 10 of the new series of Doctor Who and Joivan Wade, who played Rigsy in last year’s Flatline, is back! The episode is directed by Justin Molotnikov and written by Sarah Dollard whose previous credits include Being Human and the BBC’s acclaimed spy drama, The Game.

Sarah commented, ‘Getting to play in the Doctor Who toy box is a dream come true. It’s a total honour to contribute to a show that has brought me such joy as a fan. However, writing for Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman has presented a serious problem: some days I've been too excited to actually sit down and type!’

The episode sees the return of Joivan Wade as Rigsy, the young graffiti artist who helped save the world in Flatline. He’ll be reunited with the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenna Coleman) in this new adventure although how and why he finds himself mixed up with the time traveling heroes is currently under wraps!
The guest cast for the new series includes Maisie Williams, Michelle Gomez, Rebecca Front, Rufus Hound, Paul Kaye and Jaye Griffiths.

The BBC Cymru Wales produced drama will return to BBC One this Autumn with further casting to be announced.

via BBC

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Doctor Who Adventures Magazine Issue 3 - Cover and Details

Doctor Who Adventures #3 is set to materialise on planet Earth on 18th June and we’re getting ready to go Ood Crazy!

In Doctor In A Bottle, Clara opens a strange looking bottle and unleashes the power of the Djinx on the city of London. With the Doctor taking the Djinx’s place, imprisoned in a bottle, it’s down to Clara to save London from destruction.

With glorious illustrations by Russ Leach and a full-on colour storm by John Burns, Doctor In A Bottle is a must for all Who fans!

We also access the TARDIS data core to find out all about the mysterious and enigmatic Ood.

Next up, we join Clara in the Craft Studio and prepare for a party you will never forget as we show you how to make your very own Ood piƱata, guaranteed to make your party go with a bang!


The UNIT Alien Archives will give you all the lowdown you need should you come face to face with the Clockwork Droids on your travels! Whatever you do, don’t wind them up or you’ll be in trouble.

Strax continues his guide to the galaxy as he introduces you to the delights of Gallifrey, the Ood-Sphere and Demons Run!

The Doctor makes a guest appearance in The Giant’s Heart, a Paternoster Gang story, which sees our heroes guarding a mysterious diamond in the Tower of London.

Also in this issue, you’ve got the chance to win a brand new Doctor Who Cluedo game, you’ll face brain-tingling puzzles and get to play Lost in The TARDIS! All this and much, much more!

Issue 3 comes with a Free Giant Poster and your very own Dalek Patrol!

On sale 18th June 2015, price £3.99

Monday, 8 June 2015

UNIT: The New Series - The Full Team Revealed

Ingrid Oliver returns as Osgood, who joins Kate Stewart and a new UNIT team in UNIT: Extinction, coming this November from Big Finish.

Announced in February, UNIT: The New Series is Big Finish's first range set in the world of the revived Doctor Who TV Series, starring Jemma Redgrave as Kate Stewart.

Kate is the daughter of the legendary Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (portrayed by the legendary Nicholas Courtney), and the Head of Scientific Research at the Unified Intelligence Taskforce, which investigates and confronts alien attacks on planet Earth.

At her side will be the immensely popular UNIT scientist Osgood, played by Ingrid Oliver, who has appeared in the 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor, and the Series Eight finale Death in Heaven. Both Jemma and Ingrid will be returning to the Doctor Who TV series for its upcoming Ninth Series in the Autumn.

"We're so happy to have Kate and Osgood joining us at Big Finish," says producer David Richardson. "This team has been so captivating to watch on TV, and we're looking forward to throwing some deadly challenges in their paths in these kinetic new episodes."

Also confirmed for the audio series is a new character Lieutenant Sam Bishop, an international trouble-shooter for UNIT who is sent the world's most dangerous hotspot. Playing this action role is Warren Brown, whose many leading TV roles include the BBC dramas Luther, By Any Means and Good Cop. Warren can soon be seen in the feature film Captain Webb, and a new drama series X Company.

"We've worked with Warren several times before," says David, "and even though he's one of the busiest leading men around, he's said he'll be there for Big Finish. So we've created a principle role in UNIT especially for him, and he'll be an essential member of the global team."

The ensemble is also enchanced with the casting of Ramon Tikaram as Colonel Shindi. Ramon is well known for many recent TV series inclusing Stella, Fortitude, Game of Thrones and Happy Valley, and films including Jupiter Ascending and Dragonfly.

"Ramon also is busy on so many great things, but we've tempted him to the ranks of UNIT! He's a lovely man to have around, and an extraordinary actor."
Finally, the role of loose cannon UNIT officer Captain Josh Carter is plated by James Joyce, who has appeared in many Big Finish productions including Charlotte Pollard, as well as TV shows such as Downton Abbey, The Musketeers and Holby City.

"James has done so much brilliant audio work for us, he's earned his place in UNIT!" says David.
In UNIT: Extinction, Kate and her team confront an alien invasion by the Nestene Consciousness and its army of plastic Autons. The box set is release in November 2015 and is available for pre-order; three further UNIT releases will then follow as six monthly intervals.

You can pre-order the sets today, with extra savings available with the UNIT: The New Series 1-4 Bundle, which features free UK postage. All pre-orders including UNIT: Extinction also recieve a downloadable copy of The Nicholas Courtney Memoirs - A Soldier in Time.

via Big Finish

Friday, 5 June 2015

Rebecca Front to Guest Star in Doctor Who

The BAFTA award-winning Rebecca Front joins the guest cast of the new series of Doctor Who.

Rebecca will guest in an adventure that sees the return of the Zygons, although her role in the show is currently closely guarded – possibly by UNIT who also appear in the action-packed two-parter!

Rebecca is well-known for regular roles in The Thick of It, Inspector Lewis and more recently, the BBC Four sitcom, Up the Women. In the BBC’s Death Comes to Pemberley she took the role of Mrs Bennet, mother of Lydia Wickham, played by Jenna Coleman.

It’s Rebecca’s first appearance in Doctor Who and she’ll be seen alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman who return later this year as the Doctor and Clara. She’s also joining Ingrid Oliver (Osgood) and Jemma Redgrave (Kate) who return in the two-parter written by Peter Harness.

Other members of the guest cast for series 9 include Maisie Williams, Michelle Gomez, Rufus Hound, Paul Kaye and Jaye Griffiths.

The BBC Cymru Wales produced drama will return to BBC One this Autumn with further casting to be announced in due course.

via BBC

Thursday, 4 June 2015

BBC Worldwide announces Official Doctor Who Festival for 2015

BBC Worldwide has announced details of the official Doctor Who Festival which will take place at ExCeL, London, on the 13th, 14th and 15th November 2015. It will be attended by Peter Capaldi (the Doctor) along with series show runner Steven Moffat and it will offer fans an exclusive glimpse into how the world of Doctor Who is created.

Peter Capaldi commented, ‘If having the world’s favourite Time Lord back on screen every week isn't enough for you (and it’s not for me) then The Doctor Who Festival in London is the place to be. I'll be heading there in November to join the fun and if it’s anything like the 50th anniversary event, then prepare yourself for total Time Lord mania.’

Visitors to the Festival will be able to explore an exciting array of backstage areas including theatre shows involving key talent, Interactive Workshops and ‘the ultimate Doctor Who shopping village’ offering photo opportunities and a vast range of merchandise.

Steven Moffat commented, ‘I can’t believe we’re going to give away our secrets! This is the closest you could possibly get to finding out what happens on set and how this magical show is put together.’

The Festival announcement comes in a week which has already revealed the Doctor will be moving into new Dimensions and we’ll have more news for you very soon!


Tuesday, 2 June 2015

There’s a new Doctor Who game on the blocks…

We’re delighted to confirm there’ll be even more ways to enjoy the world of Doctor Who very soon! That’s because iconic elements from the Doctor’s universe will be included in LEGO Dimensions, the upcoming entertainment experience that merges physical brick building with interactive console gameplay.

Doctor Who returns to BBC One later this year with Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and Jenna Coleman as Clara, all set for their greatest adventures yet in an epic series that also features Michelle Gomez as Missy and Games of Thrones’ star Maisie Williams. But the fact the TARDIS is currently off our screens hasn’t meant the world of Doctor Who has slowed down…

This latest announcement comes shortly after the show began broadcasting in India for the first time ever and of course, the Doctor Who Fan Show launched in May with Christel Dee presenting the fast, fun, weekly round-up. The Time Lord’s latest decade of heroics has also been celebrated in New York recently and last week we revealed that there’ll be a major Doctor Who panel at this July’s Comic-Con with Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez, lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat and executive producer Brian Minchin all appearing at the San Diego event.

We’ll have more big news for you soon, both about the ongoing production of the new series and the broader world of Doctor Who. As the Doctor himself might say, it’s a roller coaster, isn’t it?

 Via the BBC