Review by Michael Goleniewski
The ninth series of the Fourth Doctor Adventures takes several different directions in terms of structure and tone. Rather than being eight hour-long stories comprised of two parts, the series is now jumping to longer adventures with four two-hour-long stories instead. It also represents a significant time jump moving into the Fourth Doctor’s time in E-Space with Romana, K-9, and Adric rather than during his time with Leela or either of the Romanas individually. It’s an interesting jump considering most of the series are going to shorter formats nowadays but it could yield some intriguing results if done well.
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 BBC have announced the title of this years Doctor Who Christmas special will be The Husbands Of River Song in an episode guest starring Greg Davies and Matt Lucas alongside Peter Capaldi as The Doctor and Alex Kingston as River Song.
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
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
Exciting news for Whovians from the BBC today!
They have announced that the popular established time-line travelling character of Professor River Song (played by Alex Kingston) will be returning to the series for an appearance in the Series 9 Christmas Special.
River Song made her first Doctor Who appearance in 2008 in ‘Silence in the Library’ and ‘Forest of the Dead’ and has appeared in 15 episodes to date.
“To be honest, I did not know whether River would ever return to the show, but here she is, back with the Doctor for the Christmas special. Steven Moffat is on glittering form, giving us an episode filled with humour and surprise guest castings. I met Peter for the first time at Monday’s read through, we had a laugh, and I am now excited and ready to start filming with him and the Doctor Who team. Christmas in September?, why not!” Alex Kingston
Series 9 is due to start 19th September with the Christmas special set to air 25th December. Continue reading