Doctor Who star Matt Smith is to leave his role as the Doctor at the end of this year, the BBC has announced.
From Satan’s goatee onwards, facial hair has long been the hallmark of all great villians. Peter Cushing grew some of the best.
Steven Moffat confirmed at last night’s Baftas that series 8 of Doctor Who is definitely on, and currently taking over his life… We last heard from Steven Moffat on Doctor Who’s eighth season back in February, when the showrunner confirmed he had just started the planning stage for the next run of episodes. Three months [...]
‘Absolutely mental’: Steven Moffat laughs off Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode rumours, but admits he may pinch them as ideas
Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat has reportedly dismissed speculation surrounding the 50th anniversary special episode as being “absolutely mental”. The 51-year-old showrunner is also said to have joked that he may use some of the ideas doing the rumour mill in future episodes of the sci-fi favourite. “Most things that have been said about the [...]
Doctor Who fans were said to be to blame for chaos with the BBC Proms ticketing system this weekend, after flooding the online box office in search of tickets for a special 50th anniversary show. The BBC Proms announced record ticket sales yesterday, with 114,000 people booking their tickets for this summer’s concerts within 12 [...]
US Doctor Who fans are being urged to keep the plot of Saturday’s finale secret after DVDs of the series were sent out early in error. BBC Worldwide said “a small number” of fans had been sent pre-ordered DVDs three weeks early. It asked those with the DVD not to reveal plot details which would [...]
After four decades in the deep freeze, the invaders from Mars are back – and creating havoc on a nuclear submarine Back in 1967, the Doctor Who producers faced a problem. The Daleks, the show’s most enduringly popular monster, were set to vanish in a bold, but ultimately doomed, attempt to conquer America. Given their [...]
She was the original Doctor Who girl, the first to fly through time and space with an eccentric alien who would go on to become a great British hero. “It was instant madness,” says Carole Ann Ford, remembering the reaction when Doctor Who was first broadcast, in November 1963. “There was nothing like it on [...]
Doctor Who’s classic monsters the Zygons are to appear in the 50th anniversary episode. The shape-shifting race debuted in 1975′s ‘Terror of the Zygons’ opposite Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor and will return in November’s celebratory special. The 3D special – expected to run 90 minutes – will star Matt Smith and David Tennant as the [...]
Doctor Who fans hoping to see more of Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in the BBC sci-fi show will be disappointed, according to showrunner Steven Moffat. Despite rumours that the pair might reprise their roles as Amy and Rory as part of 50th anniversary celebrations later this year, Moffat has dismissed the idea of a [...]
Doctor Who is to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a three-day event expected to draw thousands of fans – and an array of stars and talent from the series. Figures from throughout the show’s history are thought to be lined up for the half-century birthday to be staged at London’s ExCel Centre in November. More [...]
Steven Moffat could be a busy man later this month, with the news that both Sherlock series three and the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special are to begin filming on Monday 18 March. Moffat is showrunner on the sci-fi series – which celebrates its half-century this year – as well co-creator of the detective drama, [...]
Ray Cusick, the man who designed the Daleks for the BBC’s Doctor Who, has died after suffering heart failure in his sleep. Mr Cusick, who died aged 84, was asked in 1963 to create an alien race for new TV show Doctor Who. The villains proved a big hit among viewers and remain an important [...]
The Time Lord is accustomed to travelling through space and time, but BBC1′s Doctor Who will have an added dimension for its 50th-anniversary special, which will be filmed in 3D and shown in cinemas. Doctor Who will celebrate its half centenary with a special birthday edition on 23 November, exactly 50 years after its first [...]
Classic 1960s Doctor Who on the big screen and a top line-up of guests – it’s another hit for the British Film Institute… (Pictured above: director Michael Ferguson, actors Anneke Wills, Bernard Holley, Deborah Watling, Shirley Cooklin and Michael Kilgarriff, with the BFI’s Justin Johnson.) This month, the BFI turned the clock back to 1967 [...]