The new series of Doctor Who will see the Time Lord joined by his first openly gay companion.
Capaldi first stepped into the TARDIS in 2013, and will leave the iconic role in the 2017 Christmas special after three incredible series of the BBC’s global hit sci-fi drama.
He made the announcement on Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 2 show tonight; speaking about the upcoming series this Spring he exclusively revealed the next series of the world’s longest running sci-fi show will be his last.
Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)
2013, the year we had all waited for when Doctor Who was turning a history-making 50 years old. We got to see Two regenerations, Two new doctors, an amazing multiple-doctor story on TV and another on audio with Big Finish. Everyone wanted a part of the celebrations and to put out something amazing. The now defunct Audio Go was no exception. Partnering up with Big Finish they came up with the idea of releasing one audio story a month; based on one of the then Eleven Doctors. As the anniversary was in November, starting at the beginning of the year in January made it all work perfectly. They assembled companions from most of the Doctors as the narrators for the stories, aside from the 9th (although getting in Nicholas Briggs is no bad replacement) and pared them with another actor to co-star. It seemed like quite a coo as well to get the then current companion Jenna Coleman involved. A big shout of to all of the wonderful writers in this set too including Andrew Smith, Matt Fitton and Nev Fountain to name just a few.
The Doctor Who Experience (located in Cardiff Bay, South Wales) is one of the largest and most ambitious Doctor Who exhibitions ever staged. Featuring props and costumes from throughout the shows history encompassing both the classic and modern era of Who.
Pearl Mackie has been revealed as the new Doctor Who companion and will be accompanying Peter Capaldi in the TARDIS. Mackie will be portraying Bill.
The new Doctor Who companion is to be revealed exclusively live on BBC One on Saturday 23 April. Continue reading
Episode 9 is tilted ‘Sleep No More‘ and will air on Saturday 14 November, BBC One.
This episode is written by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and see’s Peter Capaldi & Jenna Coleman appear alongside a guest cast including Reece Shearsmith (from The League of Gentleman; where he previously worked with Gatiss as well), Elaine Tan, Neet Mohan, Bethany Black, Paul Courtenay Hyu, Tom Wilton, Paul Davis, Zina Badran, Natasha Patel, Elizabeth Chong, Nikkita Chadha and Gracie Lai. Continue reading
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Episode 5 – The Girl Who Died
Air Date: Saturday 17 October, BBC One
Writers: Jamie Mathieson and Steven Moffat
Director: Ed Bazalgette
Producer: Derek Ritchie
Plot Synopsis: The Doctor and Clara must train a useless band of Vikings to defend themselves against the galaxy’s most deadly army. Their death is assured. So why is the Doctor preoccupied with the fate of a single Viking girl?
It’s been officially confirmedtoday (18th Setember) by the BBC Doctor Who Team that Jenna Coleman, who plays Clara Oswald, will leave Doctor Who during the new series which starts tomorrow, Saturday 19 September.
It has been heavily speculated that Coleman would be leaving – now confirmed it’s still however not been revealed exactly when Clara leaves and the question many are already asking is how will she part company with the Doctor? Continue reading