Doctor Who News From The TV MegaSite
The TV MegaSite banner

 Doctor Who News Page banner


New content added every day!  75 volunteers work on this site...  Come join our team!

Welcome to The TV MegaSite's Doctor Who Site!

Please click on the menus above to browse through our site!.

Bookmark this page!

Follow us on Twitter!

Doctor Who News

What's New

  • Have Breakfast in London with 7 Doctors from Doctor Who Expires May 30th!
  • Peter Capaldi Stepping Down as Doctor Who
  • John Hurt Passed Away He played the "War Doctor" in the 50th anniversary episodes in 2013.
  • Doctor Who Christmas Wishes

  • Send a festive message as Doctor Who, Sherlock or an Eastender.

    New York - November 30, 2016 - Today, BBC AMERICA revealed the synopsis and poster art for the all-new Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, premiering Sunday, December 25, 9/8c on BBC AMERICA.
    This Christmas sees the Doctor join forces with a masked Superhero for an epic New York adventure. With brain-swapping aliens poised to attack, the Doctor and Nardole link up with an investigative reporter and a mysterious figure known only as The Ghost. Can the Doctor save Manhattan? And what will be revealed when we see behind the mask?
    Peter Capaldi stars as the Doctor, Matt Lucas (Bridesmaids, Little Britain) as Nardole, Justin Chatwin (Orphan Black, Shameless) as Grant and Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall, The Player) as an investigative journalist.
    The special is written by Steven Moffat, executive produced by Brian Minchin, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Ed Bazalgette (Poldark). It was shot in Cardiff at BBC Wales Roath Lock Studios.
    In the days leading up to the new Christmas Special, BBCA will air a Doctor Who Takeover Marathon. The new season of Doctor Who will premiere alongside the Doctor Who spin-off Class in Spring 2017 on BBC AMERICA.
    BBCA's robust slate of originals includes: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency airing now on Saturdays and returning with season two in 2017, BBC Music Awards on December 14th, Planet Earth II on January 28th, plus the final season of Orphan Black and the recently greenlit series from Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Killing Eve.

  • Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks will premiere on BBC AMERICA on Saturday, November 19, at 8:25/7:25c before a new episode of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.
  • Good news for Doctor Who fans in the U.K.: you won't have to wait until Christmas to see more of Peter Capaldi as the Doctor. The Doctor Who spin-off, Class, premieres October 22nd, and will include an appearance by Capaldi. The bad news for Doctor Who fans in the U.S.? BBCAmerica is holding Class until 2017, when they plan to air it along side the new season of Doctor Who. has the details here
  • Den of Geek News

  • Season 10 News

  • Doctor Who - An Individual Blu-ray Release for 'The Complete 1st Series'? FANTASTIC!
    Released June 21 (this article is from back in March)
    Christopher Eccleston's Doctor is wise and funny, cheeky and brave. An alien and a loner, his detached logic gives him a vital edge when the world's in danger. But when it comes to human relationships, he can be found wanting. That's why he needs Rose. From the moment they meet, the Doctor and Rose understand and complement each other. As they travel together through time, encountering new adversaries, the Doctor shows her things beyond imagination.
    This past Tuesday, Christopher Eccleston was back on BBC One with the broadcast debut of a new show, The A Word, where Eccleston plays the grandfather of a child who has just been diagnosed with autism (hence the program's title). Eccleston was especially in the news about this debut, because on the same day of the show's premiere, a video interview of him by Gerard Groves was posted to YouTube. Groves, an autistic person himself (he has Asperger's Syndrome), is an 18-year-old BBC apprentice via the "BBC Raw" program. Groves credits Eccleston's Series 1 turn as the 9th Doctor for inspiring him and getting him into filmmaking! It's a heartwarming interview, and please take 6 minutes to check it out. And also The A Word as well, of course!
    Eccleston was immortalized as the 9th Doctor in the 13 episodes of Doctor Who - The Complete 1st Series, which debuted on television in 2005 and was released on DVD in North America back in 2006. The episodes were shot in standard definition, which was still fairly par-for-the-course at the time (although that was in the process of changing). The show didn't go high-def until the 2009 broadcast debut of the Easter special, Planet of the was the first "native HD" Who installment ever! It was near the end of David Tennant's run as the 10th Doctor.
    However, in 2013 the folks at BBC Home Entertainment released a 29-disc (plus sonic screwdriver!) package called the "Doctor Who - Series 1-7 Limited Edition Blu-ray Giftset": it took the first four seasons of the show and released them on Blu by upconverting those episodes (used computer algorithms to digitally upscale a 480p image to look better on a 1080p HDTV's not "true HD," but it is an improvement over the normal SD image). (NOTE (3/26): I've gotten dozens of emails overnight reminding me that Doctor Who would have been shot at a native resolution of 576i PAL, rather than 480p NTSC...I regret the error, but the principle of upconverting is still the same.)
    The Blu-ray versions of those first four seasons have been available overseas as separate items, but so far they've only been released in the USA as part of the above-named giftset. Now, however, that may be changing. We haven't gotten official notification from the BBC yet to confirm this, nor from their North American distributors (Warner Home Video). But (see button link below) has had a listing for a little while for Doctor Who - The Complete 1st Series on Blu-ray Disc. We didn't rush to report it sooner, because there were several irregularities about the entry.
    Now the folks at Amazon seem to have cleared those issues up this week, and the listing shows a 3-disc Blu-ray package (see artwork below) priced at $59.99 SRP, and available beginning June 21st. It says to expect a "Dolby Digital 5.1 surround mix on all eps," and extras to include Audio Commentary and "almost 5 hours of 'making of' interviews and behind-the- scenes footage" (both previously found on the DVD release of this season).
    Will this lead to individual Blu-ray releases of the second, third and fourth series (seasons) of the 2005 show? One time (pun intended) will tell. For now, passionate fans (similar to Gerard Groves!) who have longed to own the memorable Christopher Eccleston season on Blu-ray Disc, will have their chance at an affordable price. Fantastic!
  • Doctor Who - The Second Half of Matt Smith's First Year in 'The 5th Series, Part 2'
    A second half-season set aimed at budget-concious casual fans is coming soon
    In early February, we posted an article explaining about how BBC Home Entertainment was trying to go back and release half-season sets of all the "NuWho" seasons, and why, and relayed that the BBC and their North American distributor, Warner Home Video, were planning a March 15th release of Doctor Who - The 5th Series, Part 1 on DVD as part of those efforts. That did indeed come out this past Tuesday...but what about the second half of that season?
    The latter half of Matt Smith's initial season as the 11th Doctor is coming to DVD as "Doctor Who - The 5th Series, Part 2" soon, as an pre-order entry shows. On the other hand, it doesn't provide an actual release date at that listing: it merely says, "This title has not yet been released. You may pre-order it now and we will deliver it to you when it arrives."
    But Doctor Who - The 5th Series, Part 2 is ALSO listed for pre-order at Amazon's Canadian branch, and's pre-order listing shows a specific release date of July 19th. Is that correct? We're not's listing also says this will be a Blu-ray release, and we're rather certain that it's a DVD, not a Blu-ray.
    The listings show that the cost will be $19.96 SRP in the United States, and CA$23.99 SRP in Canada. Package art and other details aren't available yet. Stay tuned for updates, as more info becomes available!
    UPDATE: Almost immediately after we posted this report,'s listing was updated to display the same July 19th street date for this title as the listing shows. Timing is everything. Especially when it's wibbly-wobbly...
  • Steven Moffat’s Next Season Of Doctor Who Will Be His Last. Chris Chibnall Is New Head Writer And Executive Producer
    After six incredible seasons at the helm, the multi-award winning Steven Moffat has decided to step down as the lead writer and executive producer of Doctor Who.
    Steven took over the reins on Season 5 in 2010 and during his tenure the show has become a truly global success. He has been responsible for introducing the Eleventh and the Twelfth Doctors in Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi; as well as two companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) and iconic characters and monsters including River Song (Alex Kingston), Missy (Michelle Gomez), Rory Pond (Arthur Darvill) and the terrifying Weeping Angels. Plus, the smash hit 50th Anniversary special in 2013 which saw fans around the world celebrate the world’s longest running sci-fi series with the Doctors, Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt battling the deadly Daleks in a feature length episode. Steven’s final season will air on BBC AMERICA and BBC One in Spring 2017 and there will be a Christmas Special in 2016.
    Steven Moffat says: “Feels odd to be talking about leaving when I’m just starting work on the scripts for season 10, but the fact is my timey-wimey is running out. While Chris is doing his last run of Broadchurch, I’ll be finishing up on the best job in the universe and keeping the TARDIS warm for him. It took a lot of gin and tonic to talk him into this, but I am beyond delighted that one of the true stars of British Television drama will be taking the Time Lord even further into the future. At the start of season 11, Chris Chibnall will become the new showrunner of Doctor Who. And I will be thrown in a skip.”
    Like Steven, Chris Chibnall is also a lifelong Doctor Who fan and a multi-award winning writer and executive producer. He has most recently achieved huge success with the triple BAFTA winning hit series Broadchurch. His other credits include BAFTA nominated The Great Train Robbery, United, Law & Order: UK, Life on Mars and Torchwood. Chris Chibnall’s debut season will launch in 2018.
    Chris Chibnall, new Head Writer and Executive Producer: “Doctor Who is the ultimate BBC program: bold, unique, vastly entertaining, and adored all around the world. So it’s a privilege and a joy to be the next curator of this funny, scary and emotional family drama. I’ve loved Doctor Who since I was four years old, and I’m relishing the thought of working with the exceptional team at BBC Wales to create new characters, creatures and worlds for the Doctor to explore. Steven’s achieved the impossible by continually expanding Doctor Who’s creative ambition, while growing its global popularity. He’s been a dazzling and daring showrunner, and hearing his plans and stories for 2017, it’s clear he’ll be going out with a bang. Just to make my life difficult.”
    Charlotte Moore, Controller, BBC One says: “I want to thank Steven Moffat for everything he has given Doctor Who – I’ve loved working with him, he is an absolute genius and has brought fans all over the world such joy. I will be very sad to see him leave the show but I can’t wait to see what he will deliver in his last ever series next year with a brand new companion. I have decided to schedule Steven’s big finale series in Spring 2017 to bring the nation together for what will be a huge event on the channel. 2016 is spoilt with national moments including the Euros and Olympics and I want to hold something big back for 2017 – I promise it will be worth the wait! I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome Chris Chibnall, a wonderfully talented writer who I know will bring something very special to the hit series.”
    Polly Hill, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning says: “Like Charlotte I would like to thank Steven for his brilliance, which has made Doctor Who a global hit under his tenure. Chris Chibnall is the perfect successor to take over the reins of this incredible show, so I am delighted that his love for Doctor Who has made it impossible for him to resist! Chris is an incredible writer and his vision and passion for Doctor Who gives it an exciting future and promises to be a real treat for Doctor Who fans across the world.”
    Created in 1998, BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming like the ground-breaking un-scripted series Top Gear, the top-rated science-fiction phenomenon Doctor Who, and the fan-favorite Orphan Black. The influential channel has been the launch pad for talent including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, and Graham Norton — all adopted as American pop culture icons. A joint venture between BBC Worldwide (the commercial arm of the BBC) and AMC Networks, BBCA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including four Emmy® Awards, five Golden Globes® and 12 Peabody Awards. The irrepressible network has garnered one of cable’s most curious, educated and affluent audiences, with many properties boasting super-fan levels of engagement. Available on cable and satellite TV in nearly 80 million homes, BBC America broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, is available On Demand across all major digital platforms and offers full episodes online at
  • BBC AMERICA TCA Announcements Include A Doctor Who Spin-Off Series, A High-Octane Thriller And A Special Starring Pop Icon Adele
    BBC AMERICA made a series of announcements at today’s TCA including:
    Class, a companion for hit series Doctor Who, from American young adult writer Patrick Ness, will be co-produced by BBC AMERICA.
  • From Doctor Who - North American Package Art for 'Story #032: The Underwater Menace'
    The 2nd Doctor's adventure comes to DVD in USA/Canada on March 1st
    Posted by David Lambert 1/13/2016
    The TARDIS lands in the lost city of Atlantis, where the crazed Professor Zaroff has convinced the Atlanteans that he can raise their city from beneath the sea. But the Doctor (Patrick Troughton) discovers the terrible truth behind Zaroff's plan: he intends to destroy the entire planet. With the doomsday clock ticking, the Doctor and his companions must battle to prevent the apocalypse...
    Our most recent update about the North American release of Doctor Who - Story #032: The Underwater Menace - posted in early December - was to tell you that the release date for this title in the USA and Canada appeared to have been finalized at March 1st . That continues to be the date, much to the relief of this fan of classic Who (me); we've waited quite long enough!
    Now the folks at BBC Home Entertainment have released a "back of the box" description for the item, quoted above (in italics), and a first look at the package art for this long-awaited DVD set (see below). It's a single-disc release, priced at $24.98 SRP. There were several extras included as bonus materials on the UK version of the title, and while it's expected that those will be included on the American release as well, the BBC hasn't confirmed that for certain yet. So in an abundance of caution, we're holding off on listing those; stay tuned for updates!
  • David Tennant appeared on Seth Meyers November 23. 
    David Tennant Has Always Been a Doctor Who Fan Tennant discusses playing the 10th Doctor Who.
    David Tennant Talks Playing Jessica Jones' Charming Villain David Tennant chats with Seth about his new show.
  • Upcoming BBCA Doctor Who episode titles:
    "Before The Flood" Season 9 | Episode 4 | Original Airdate: October 10th, 2015 | 9:00PM
    "The Girl Who Died" Season 9 | Episode 5 | Original Airdate: October 17th, 2015 | 9:00PM
    "The Woman Who Lived" Season 9 | Episode 6 | Original Airdate: October 24th, 2015 | 9:00PM
    "The Zygon Invasion" Season 9 | Episode 7 | Original Airdate: October 31st, 2015 | 9:00PM
    "The Zygon Inversion" Season 9 | Episode 8 | Original Airdate: November 7th, 2015 | 9:00PM
    "Sleep No More" Season 9 | Episode 9 | Original Airdate: November 14th, 2015 | 9:00PM
    "Face The Raven" Season 9 | Episode 10 | Original Airdate: November 21st, 2015 | 9:00PM
    "Heaven Sent" Season 9 | Episode 11 | Original Airdate: November 28th, 2015 | 9:00PM
    "Hell Bent" Season 9 | Episode 12 | Original Airdate: December 5th, 2015 | 9:00PM
  • BBC AMERICA’S Doctor Who Season 9 Premiere Breaks Records with Double Digit Growth Across All Key Demos Published: September 22, 2015
    Season Debut is Series’ Biggest Ever Among Adults 18-49
    “Doctor Who” Ranks Among Top 10 Returning Cable Drama Premieres This Season Among Adults 18-49
    “Doctor Who” is The #1 Social Drama of The Week
    New York – September 21, 2015 – BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who rang in season 9 with a bang, delivering double digit growth from season 8 across all key demos in live plus same day ratings. The premiere episode ranks as Doctor Who’s biggest season premiere ever in the Adult 18-49 demo, which nearly doubled the season 8 average. The season debut also saw increased social engagement versus last season’s premiere, and reigned as the most social drama of the night and week leading into the premiere.
    “Doctor Who is unlike anything else on television, a storied franchise that is as fresh and contemporary as ever, with brilliant writing and superb performances,” said Sarah Barnett, President of BBC AMERICA. “We couldn’t be more thrilled that new and returning Doctor Who fans tuned into the live premiere in record numbers and we look forward to bringing more of the Doctor to this passionate audience.”
    Live + Same Day Ratings Highlights*:
    The premiere telecast delivered 2 million total viewers and 1.1 million Adults 18-49. Among A18-49, Doctor Who propelled BBC AMERICA to #3 in its timeslot, out-delivering the big 4 broadcast networks and ranking only behind college football on ESPN and the finale of Sábado Gigante on Univision.
    In the A18-49 demo, Doctor Who is now one of just 14 dramas on TV this season to show any growth from its prior season premiere (out of 100+ returning dramas).
    The A18-49 audience ranks as Doctor Who’s biggest season premiere ever on BBC AMERICA, nearly doubling the S8 average (+95%). In the demo, episode 901 ranks among the top 10 returning cable drama premieres this season, beating Homeland, Suits and The Strain, among others.
    All tracked demos showed increases from the season 8 average with the most significant increases seen among the younger demos, most notably P12-24 (+186%) and P18-34 (+161%).
    The episode reigned as the #1 most social drama of the night based on ListenFirst’s Digital Audience Ratings for Television. It was the #1 TV brand on Tumblr, the #1 drama on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and the #2 drama on Instagram, following The Walking Dead. It was also the #1 most social drama of the week.
    Episode 901 garnered larger social engagement than the most recent season premieres of Scandal, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, True Detective, Outlander, Glee, and The Flash, among others.
    In the newest season of Doctor Who, the Doctor and Clara embark on reckless adventures in all of space and time. In Peter Capaldi’s second season at the helm of the TARDIS, the series sees the Doctor and Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) going on a journey that takes them to deadly alien planets, creepy underwater bases, Viking villages, a global Zygon uprising, and through hidden alien dens, to the very end of time itself.
    Meeting monsters old and new, the Doctor will come face to face with Missy (Michelle Gomez), a city of Daleks, deadly mercenaries called the Mire, terrifying ghosts and more.
    Previously announced and taking up a guest role in the new season will be Maisie Williams, having already achieved global success for her role as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones. Michelle Gomez (Missy) returns to plague the Doctor and Clara in the season opener, and UNIT are back with Jemma Redgrave (Kate Stewart) and Ingrid Oliver (Osgood) returning following their popular entrance last season. Also confirmed as guest cast in the new season are Reece Shearsmith, Rebecca Front, Rufus Hound, Paul Kaye, Elaine Tan, Neet Mohan, Bethany Black, Paul Courtenay Hyu, Joivan Wade and Sophie Stone.
    The new season has been written by lead writer Steven Moffat, Toby Whithouse, Jamie Mathieson, Peter Harness, Mark Gatiss, and new writers to Doctor Who – Sarah Dollard and Catherine Tregenna; directed by Hettie Macdonald, Daniel O’Hara, Ed Bazalgette, Daniel Nettheim, Justin Molotnikov, Rachel Talalay; and produced by Tracie Simpson, Derek Ritchie, Nikki Wilson and Peter Bennett. Doctor Who is a BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC One, co-produced with BBC AMERICA.
    *Source: TV: Nielsen, Live+SD, Doctor Who Ep 901 (BBCA), 9/19/15: 9:00-10:05p, P2+/A18-49 (000).
    Double-digit growth = S9 premiere (9/19/15) vs S8 average (8/23/14-11/8/14).
    Returning drama ranks = 2014/15 STD (9/22/14-9/19/15).
    Timeslot rank = 9/19/15: 9:00-10:05p time period, BBCA vs all Nielsen-measured networks.
    Social Engagement: ListenFirst Media, Digital Audience Ratings.
    S9 Premiere Night = 9/19/15.
    S9 Premiere Week = 9/13/15-9/19/15.
    BBC AMERICA delivers U.S. audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including ground-breaking non-scripted television like Top Gear and top-rated science-fiction like Doctor Who. A joint venture between BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, and AMC Networks, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including four Emmy® Awards, five Golden Globes® and 12 Peabody Awards. The channel attracts one of cable’s most affluent and educated audiences and is available on cable and satellite TV in nearly 80 million homes. It broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, with content available On Demand across all major digital platforms. Online, is the place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist. Find out more by visiting or follow us on
  • Stop what you're doing. John Barrowman is wearing a Tardis dress 9/7

  • First Audio Clip of John Barrowman's Captain Jack Big Finish Comeback 9/4

  • 10 Times John Barrowman Won the Internet 7/2

  • John Barrowman Disappoints Trans Fans By Telling Them to “Lighten Up” After His Use of the T-Word 6/17

  • From tvshowsondvd Doctor Who - Early Blu-ray and DVD Cover Art Found for 'The 9th Series, Part 1'
    Not officially announced by the BBC yet, but Amazon shows a November 3rd street date
    A few weeks back we reported that a pair of pre-order listings at was showing off a November 3rd availability date for Doctor Who - The 9th Series, Part 1 on both Blu-ray Disc and standard DVD. Those listings have now been updated to show the package art for both of these 2-disc set, and we're passing those images along to you today. Please keep in mind, however, that these may not be finalized yet, and could be subject to change:

  • From tvshowsondvd Doctor Who - Further Developments About the 'Dark Water/Death In Heaven' 3DBD
    3D Blu-ray release is apparently timed to come out directly after a VERY brief theatrical engagement
    Two weeks ago we had the scoop that on September 22nd, BBC Home Entertainment will release a 3D Blu-ray Disc ("3DBD") of Doctor Who - Dark Water/Death In Heaven. Our source in Canada's home video industry is still maintaining this information, with no changes or additions so far. But this past Tuesday it became clear that this item is a quick follow-up to a theatrical event involving the same two episodes. Here's a reminder of those episodes, which together closed out the 8th season of the current program (which is Peter Capaldi's first season as the 12th Doctor):
    "Dark Water" -In the mysterious world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn. Missy is about to come face to face with the Doctor, and an impossible choice is looming... 'Death is not an end', promises the sinister organisation known only as 3W - but, as the Doctor and Clara discover, they might wish it was.
    "Death in Heaven" -With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies and the Doctor takes to the air in a startling new role. Can the mighty UNIT contain Missy? As the Doctor faces his greatest challenge, sacrifices must be made before the day is won.
    A few days ago, BBC Worldwide's North America division, in conjunction with Fathom Events, announced that they would bring these episodes to selected theaters on Tuesday, September 15th and Wednesday, September 16th, at 7:30 PM local time for each theater, for a VERY limited theatrical engagement. They will be presented in RealD 3D, and in Dolby Atmos sound (where available). There will also be a pair of exclusive extras:
    "The event will feature The Doctor's Meditation - a special prequel scene to the first episode of season nine - and an exclusive interview with DOCTOR WHO stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, hosted by Wil Wheaton (Big Bang Theory, Star Trek: Nemesis), in addition to the two-part season eight finale."
    If you're interested in attending, you can purchase tickets beginning today, July 31st, from It may not be available local to you, however (for example, there are no engagements scheduled at all in the city where I live).
    Note that the "extras" for this theatrical showing include a prequel scene to the beginning of Doctor Who's ninth season...which premieres on BBC America the following Saturday, September 19th. And in which the BBC America trailer clearly shows the return of "Missy" well as other fun stuff throughout the season, including a guest appearance by Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams ("Arya Stark"). There's no word if the 3D Blu-ray release of Doctor Who - Dark Water/Death In Heaven the following Tuesday will contain either of these extras. It's probable, however, that the BBC would save those for the eventual Season 9 set.
    Again, the 3DBD release for Dark Water/Death In Heaven still hasn't been formally announced by BBC Home Entertainment as of this writing, but please stay tuned for updates!

  • Fantastic! 'Doctor Who' showrunner promises at least 5 more years of time and space

  • The Doctor and River Song Reunite For A Spectacular Christmas! Published: September 2, 2015
    Alex Kingston returns for the Doctor Who Christmas Special on BBC AMERICA
    New York – September 2, 2015 – Announced today, Alex Kingston returns to reclaim her role as Professor River Song for the highly anticipated 2015 Doctor Who Christmas special, premiering on Christmas Day on BBC AMERICA.
    It’s Christmas Day in the future and the TARDIS is parked on a snowy village street, covered in icicles, awaiting its next adventure. Time traveller River Song meets her husband’s new incarnation, in the form of Peter Capaldi, for the first time this Christmas.
    Filming the eleventh Doctor Who Christmas special starts this week and is written by lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, produced by Nikki Wilson and directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Doctor Who, Sherlock).
    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.
    Award-winning Alex Kingston comments on her reappearance: “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 humor 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!”
    Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer adds: “Another Christmas, another special for Doctor Who – and what could be more special than the return of Alex Kingston as Professor River Song. The last time the Doctor saw her she was a ghost. The first time he met her, she died. So how can he be seeing her again? As ever, with the most complicated relationship in the universe, it’s a matter of time …”
    The witty line-up of guest cast joining Alex for a magical adventure on the TARDIS will be announced over the coming months.
    The BBC Cymru Wales produced drama will return to BBC AMERICA on Saturday, September 19 with a 12 episode season, followed by the Christmas special on Friday, December 25.
    Twitter: @BBCAMERICA @DoctorWho_BBCA #DoctorWho Website:  
    Facebook: and
    BBC AMERICA delivers U.S. audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including ground-breaking non-scripted television like Top Gear and top-rated science-fiction like Doctor Who. A joint venture between BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, and AMC Networks, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including four Emmy® Awards, five Golden Globes® and 12 Peabody Awards. The channel attracts one of cable’s most affluent and educated audiences and is available on cable and satellite TV in nearly 80 million homes. It broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, with content available On Demand across all major digital platforms. Online, is the place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist.

  • Doctor Who - Contents List Found for the Upcoming 2-DVD Set for 'The Cybermen'
    New Who episodes star (with bonus classic episodes) on this mid-May release
    3/20/2015 See the beginnings of the terrifying Cybermen in this thrilling Doctor Who compilation. Few villains in the fantastical world of Doctor Who spark such terror as the dreaded Cybermen - the murderous cyborgs with a bone chilling lack of emotion. This special release features iconic episodes of both the new and classic series showcasing the genesis and increasingly frightful transformations of these creatures, plus all new bonus content tying together the history of these fan favorite monsters.
    BBC Home Entertainment has provided the above description of their upcoming May 19th release of Doctor Who - The Cybermen on DVD. As we first reported a few weeks ago, this will be a 2-disc set priced at $24.98 SRP (cost in Canada will be CA$30.98 SRP). It will be available in DVD only, with no Blu-ray format version available.
    While neither the BBC nor their distributors at Warner Home Video have provided a specific list of the contents for this title, Steve Manfred has posted over in his Doctor Who DVD FAQ the following list of included material:
    •"Army of Ghosts" (Part 1) and "Doomsday" (Part 2), starring David Tennant as the 10th Doctor (Season 2)
    •"Closing Time," starring Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor (Season 6)
    •"Nightmare in Silver," starring Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor (Season 7)
    •"Dark Water" (Part 1) and "Death in Heaven" (Part 2),
    starring Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor (Season 8)
    •Bonus: "Story #122: Earthshock," starring Peter Davison as the 5th Doctor
    •Bonus: "Cybermen Origins" Featurette: A New Documentary chronicling the creation of the dreaded monsters (20 minutes)
    Our thanks to the studio for what information they did provide, and for the finalized high-res 3D package art seen below. Our thanks to one of our readers, "Victor," for tipping us off this morning about Steve's info. Steve also says that there may be a "The Daleks" release later this year. We haven't received studio confirmation of that, nor of the above contents list, but if we find out anything different then we'll post an update as soon as we're able to. Stay tuned!

  • I just read this on Wikipedia (Yay!): In April 2015, Steven Moffat confirmed that Doctor Who would run for at least another five years, extending the show until 2020.

  • The show returns in Fall 2015.

  • Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who BBC Theme Park

  • Doctor Who - Everybody Look Out! 'The Cybermen' Are Invading North America!
    2-DVD set from BBC/Warner is coming in May, according to Amazon
    BBC Home Entertainment hasn't announced it yet, nor has distributor Warner Home Video, but's pre-order listing shows that on May 19th BBC/Warner will release Doctor Who - The Cybermen on DVD. As an unannounced title, there isn't any content information available from the studio at the time of this writing. And Amazon's entry doesn't show what the "main" content is going to be...but it does list a pair of "Special Features" (extras):
    Earthshock: Episodes 1-4. (4x25)
    Cybermen Origins: A New Documentary chronicling the creation of the dreaded monsters (1x20)
    The 5th Doctor (Peter Davison) story arc named there, Doctor Who - Story #122: Earthshock, has been available on DVD in North America since 2004. And the cover art shown at Amazon (which we have for you, below) features key artwork that is taken from the Cybermen's most recent appearance, with the 12th Doctor (Peter Capaldi) in the two-part finale for the 8th series (season) of the 2005 program. So it's a safe guess that content from both the original and new shows will be on board. But that's just a guess.
    Price for this 2-DVD set (no Blu-ray versions have been indicated, at least not yet...and possibly not at all) is $24.98 SRP, and you can pre-order it from Amazon at a discount. There was a U.K. release on DVD about 5 or 6 years ago, The Cybermen Collection, containing the first four episodes from the re-introduction of the Cybermen in the new program...but it's a safe bet that the content will be different for the North American release of the similar title. It's also a safe bet that the content will all be episodes previously available on DVD, excepting for the "all-new bonus material" mentioned in the banner across the top of the box front. I suppose we'll have to wait to find out, since we don't have a TARDIS handy to fly. Stay tuned!

  • Tenth Doctor Figure By Big Chief Studios

  • Netflix is dropping Doctor Who and other UK shows

  • David Tennant won The People's Choice Award for "Favorite Actor In A New TV Series."

  • Doctor Who - Official Press Release for 'The Complete Matt Smith Years' Blu-ray
    Limited Edition Gift Set will materialize in stores next Tuesday, Nov. 4th
    "I will not forget one line of this. Not one day. I swear. I will always remember when the Doctor was me." - The Eleventh Doctor
    New York - BBC Home Entertainment is pulling out all the stops with one massive collection in honor of the Eleventh Doctor and the man who portrayed him, with the release of Doctor Who: The Complete Matt Smith Years Limited Edition Blu-ray Gift Set, landing on shelves in time for the holidays on November 4, 2014. Matt Smith made his first appearance as the Doctor in 2010, and went on to star in three seasons of the iconic British sci-fi series, written and executive produced by Emmy and BAFTA winner Steven Moffat (Sherlock, The Adventures of Tintin).
    The set features the complete adventures of the Eleventh Doctor - every season, every special, every episode. It also includes, for the very first time on a special bonus disc, Doctor Who Proms 2013, The Day of the Doctor: From Script to Screen, The Five Doctors Reboot and Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide. And it wouldn't be a complete set of Matt Smith's appearances without also including the two part special The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Death of the Doctor.
    Doctor Who at the Proms 2013 - It's always a thrilling night when the BBC's annual classical music festival, the Proms, features the music of Doctor Who. Hosted by none other than the 11th Doctor himself, Matt Smith, plus companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) and a fantastic assortment of special guests (and monsters), Murry Gold's iconic music from the program has never sounded better than in this live concert, which was a highlight of the build-up to Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary.
    The Day of the Doctor: From Script to Screen - Witness the initial table read for Doctor Who's legendary 50th Annivesary episode, The Day of the Doctor, and then see the episode come to life on screen through interviews with Matt Smith, David Tennant, Steven Moffat and others as well as footage from the filming. It's an exciting look inside the process of bringing Doctor Who to life.
    The Five Doctors Reboot - In the build-up to Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary, rumors were swirling wildly about which former Doctors would be featured in the anniversary episode itself. In this hilarious comic spoof, former Doctors Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker, and Paul McGann poke fun at the mystery and themselves in hysterical fashion. With cameos from Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Steven Moffat, Russell T. Davies and others.
    Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide - Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith and companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) introduce this insightful look back at the remarkable 50-year history of Doctor Who, featuring interviews with the cast and the people behind the scenes, past and present, plus a host of celebrity fans. Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide delves deep into the history of the Doctor, profiling his many incarnations and charting the progression of his character from his old-fashioned, black and white origins to his more complex, many-layered, modern-day persona and the multi-faceted menaces he has faced through the years. This is the defining documentary of Doctor Who, the perfect way to celebrate a rich 50-year old marvel.
    The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Death of the Doctor - The Eleventh Doctor makes a special appearance in the spin-off series The Sarah Jane Adventures. In the two part special written by Russell T Davies, Sarah Jane is reunited with another of the Doctor's former companions, Jo Grant (Katy Manning), as they investigate the fate of the Doctor at his own funeral. Things get more complicated when they're joined by the Eleventh Doctor himself in an alien-busting adventure featuring brand-new vulture aliens, the mysterious Shansheeth and a trip to an alien planet.
    Doctor Who: The Matt Smith Years Limited Edition Blu-ray Gift Set includes: Blu-ray/ 1080p Resolution:
    Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series, starring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill
    Also included in 1080p Resolution:
    Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor, starring David Tennant and Matt Smith
    Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor, starring Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman
    An Adventure in Space and Time, starring David Bradley and Jessica Raine
    The Sarah Jane Advertures: The Death of the Doctor, starring Matt Smith and Elisabeth Sladen
    Street Date: November 4, 2014
    Suggested Retail Price: Blu-ray $148.95 ($166.00 in Canada)
    Length: Approx. 2355mins - bonus materials/ 16-disc set (BD)

  • From
    Doctor Who - Extras, Revised Box Art for 'The Complete 8th Series' on DVD, Blu
    December 9th release date for the current show's latest season
    The new era of Doctor Who has begun and on December 9, 2014 Doctor Who: The Complete Eighth Series lands on Blu-ray and DVD. The most recent season sees a brand new face at the controls of the TARDIS with Peter Capaldi (The Thick of It) as the Doctor. TV Guide Magazine calls his performance "Absolutely brilliant" and People Magazine says "His arrival in the premiere is a jolt - and a joy." Relive all 12 episodes of this electrifying season, as well as bonus features including EXCLUSIVE footage from the London Premiere Q&A with Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, four EXCLUSIVE episode commentaries, behind-the-scenes footage, a special documentary following Doctor Who: The World Tour, and many more.
    The new era of Doctor Who starring Peter Capaldi delivered the highest rated season premiere ever on BBC AMERICA. In the feature-length premiere, the new Doctor crash-lands in Victorian London. As Clara (Jenna Coleman, Dancing on the Edge) struggles to recognize the man she thought she knew so well, killers are stalking the capital. A slaughterhouse restaurant and a buried spaceship lead the Doctor into a confrontation with a long forgotten foe...but how far is this new man ready to go to protect his friends? The new season sees the Doctor and Clara encounter wonders and horrors. They meet a fleet of Daleks as they attempt to rescue a stranded ship of human survivors, face ranks of Cybermen stalking the Earth, go back in time and join Robin Hood in a fight with killer robots in Sherwood Forest, become bank robbers when they break into the deadliest bank in the cosmos, face a mummy on the Orient Express, discover a deadly horror dwelling on the Moon, and come to know the last man standing at the end of the Universe. And as Clara falls for handsome fellow teacher, Danny Pink (Samuel Anderson, The History Boys), can she keep her two extraordinary lives going?
    In the middle of last month we brought you the BBC Home Entertainment announcement for Doctor Who - The Complete 8th Series on DVD ($79.98 SRP, 5 discs) and high-def Blu-ray Disc ($99.98 SRP, 4 discs). At the time we had what was described as "finalized package art," which showed Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor. Now the BBC has provided a list of bonus material for this title, which we've got below. Underneath that, we have REVISED package art for the Blu-ray Disc and DVD versions of the December 9th release. As you can see, they've changed the background art, and also brought in a new foreground image of Capaldi paired with companion Jenna Coleman ("Clara Oswald"). But first, those extras:
    EXCLUSIVE footage from London Post-Premiere Q&A with Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat
    EXCLUSIVE Doctor Who episode commentaries for Into the Dalek, Robot of Sherwood, The Caretaker, and Kill the Moon
    Behind-the-Scenes featurettes (12 total)
    Doctor Who Exclusive (4 total)
    Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord (special with Fifth Doctor Peter Davison)
    Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion (special with Fifth Doctor Peter Davison)
    Doctor Who: Earth Conquest (World Tour Documentary)
    Tour of the TARDIS
    Doctor Who: Deep Breath Live Pre-Show & After Who Live (hosted by comedian and Doctor Who superfan Chris Hardwick)
    FOXES - "Don't Stop Me Now" (Music video from Mummy on the Orient Express)

  • Entertainment Weekly Doctor Who news

  • Doctor Who News

  • VOTE for Doctor Who for Favorite Cable Sci-fi Fantasy TV Show, and for David Tennant for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series, in the People's Choice Awards!

  • 50 Years of American Doctor Who (hilarious fan video)

  • Doctor Who - 'Deep Breath' (Capaldi's Series 8 Debut Episode) on DVD, Blu-ray
    Available September 9th, just a couple of weeks after the TV broadcast and theatrical event
    Season 8 launches with a new Doctor, Peter Capaldi (In the Loop, World War Z), at the helm of the TARDIS as he's joined by companion Jenna Coleman (Captain America: The First Avenger) in what promises to be the most amazing Doctor Who adventure yet.
    On August 23rd, BBC America debuts the 8th series (season) of Doctor Who, the current run of the show whose original program debuted in 1963. This is also the debut of the 12th Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi (The Musketeers, The Thick of It). The 70- minute season premiere is titled "Deep Breath," and it will also be seen as part of a limited theatrical showing around the same time!
    We've known for four months now - since early April - that Blu-ray Disc and DVD sets are being planned for eventual release of Doctor Who - The Complete 8th Series. We still don't know when that will be in stores, or what exactly will be on it. But now, with the season premiere and the theatrical showing almost here, BBC Home Entertainment has scheduled a September 9th release on Blu-ray Disc ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP) of Doctor Who - Deep Breath.
    Complete details, including extras (if any), haven't been announced by BBC Home Entertainment yet, but stay tuned and we hope to have that for you soon. In the meantime, courtesy of BBC America and we have the full-length 8th Series trailer (1 minute long) and early package art for Deep Breath on Blu-ray Disc and DVD (may not be finalized yet, and could be subject to change)


  • * Official BBC America Doctor Who Website:  [Containing additional interview videos, quizzes, episode guides, wallpapers, photo galleries, and more!]
    * Official BBC America Facebook Page: 
    * Official BBC America Twitter: 
    Here's a trailer that has recently gone live: *:60 Trailer
  • The New Doctor Who arrives on BBC America in April
  • 'Doctor Who': Is David Tennant the best doctor ever?
  • 'Torchwood' exclusive: Would U.S. version turn Capt. Jack straight?
    by Michael Ausiello
  • Doctor Who 2012 Wall Calendar
  • Doctor Who Season Six Review
  • Doctor Who As Told By Dr. Seuss

  • John Barrowman posted this on social media today 2/25/14 (and this photo)
    Arizona should be open for business to everyone!
    I stand with LGBT Arizonans.
    I stand firmly against the passage of Arizona's so-called "Religious Freedom Restoration Act."
    This bill is bad for business, bad for the LGBT community and bad for all Arizonans.
    Religious groups have a long established first amendment ability to operate according to their own beliefs. However, when individuals or businesses go out into the commercial market, they must abide by legal non-discrimination provisions.
    Instead of protecting religious liberty, this bill gives license for discrimination to run rampant across the state.
    I stand with all Arizonans, and against this hateful and discriminatory bill.
    John Barrowman 

  • Gavin & Stacey Alum Samuel Anderson Joins Doctor Who
  • complete-1-7-dvd-smith-eccleston-tennantFrom The Complete Series 1-7 Box Set
    Published September 5, 2013
    Details for the Blu-ray release of Doctor Who: The Complete Series 1-7 Box Set have been announced.
    Fantastic! Allons-y! Geronimo! For the first time ever, the epic adventures of the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors are brought together in high definition in a special Blu-ray release.
    The set includes the complete adventures of the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston, Thor: The Dark World) and Tenth Doctor (David Tennant, Broadchurch, Fright Night), available in newly remastered Blu-ray versions at full 1080p resolution for the first time ever, sitting alongside those of the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) in this high definition collection

  • Doctor Who: Series 8 for Autumn 2014

  • Cybermen to kill off Matt Smith’s Doctor Who in BBC Christmas Special

  • From Doctor Who 50th anniversary schedule revealed by BBC
    The Day of the Doctor stars Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt
    The BBC has announced a raft of programmes to mark the 50th anniversary of the first episode of Doctor Who.
    A 75-minute special episode called The Day Of The Doctor will star the soon-to-leave Matt Smith and David Tennant.
    Smith said: "Hope you all enjoy. There's lots more coming your way."
    Other highlights include a BBC Two lecture by Professor Brian Cox on the science behind the hit show and the drama An Adventure In Space and Time, written by Mark Gatiss.
    The one-off programme stars David Bradley - known to millions for his role as Filch in the Harry Potter films - as William Hartnell, who played the first Doctor in 1963.
    BBC Two's flagship arts programme The Culture Show is to present Me, You and Doctor Who, with lifelong fan Matthew Sweet exploring the cultural significance of the BBC's longest running TV drama.
    A 90-minute documentary on BBC Radio 2 will ask "Who Is The Doctor?" - using newly-recorded interviews and exclusive archive material to find an answer.
    For those less familiar with the show, Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide will provide a handy primer.
    Danny Cohen, BBC director of television, said: "It's an astonishing achievement for a drama to reach its 50th anniversary.
    "I'd like to thank every person - on both sides of the camera - who has been involved with its creative journey over so many years."
    Daleks The anniversary episode, which also stars Jenna Coleman and Billie Piper, sees the return of the Daleks
    Smith has already started filming his final scenes as the Doctor, which are due to air in this year's Christmas episode. His replacement, Scots actor Peter Capaldi, was announced in August.
    Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer on Doctor Who, said: "50 years has turned Doctor Who from a television show into a cultural landmark. Personally I can't wait to see what it becomes after a hundred."
    CBBC will broadcast a show, 12 Again, bringing together stars to share their memories of Doctor Who.
    They include the seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy, Tommy Knight, who played Luke Smith in The Sarah Jane Adventures, Warwick Davis, who played Porridge in a Doctor Who episode and Louise Jameson, who was the fourth Doctor Tom Baker's companion Leela.
    Blue Peter is launching a competition giving viewers aged between six and 14 the opportunity to design a new gadget that will become part of the series and Matt Smith will appear on the Blue Peter sofa to answer viewers' questions.
    BBC Three audiences will be encouraged to get involved and vote in Doctor Who: Monsters and Villains Weekend.

  • 'Doctor Who' at 50: Peter Capaldi and the 12 Men Who've Played the Doctor

  • From'Doctor Who': Matt Smith and David Tennant Join Forces in 50th Anniversary Poster In anticipation of "The Day of the Doctor," BBC America releases the first key art for the Nov. 23 special.  Matt Smith's days as Doctor Who may be numbered -- but before he goes, he'll topline one of the biggest events in the sci-fi series' history.
    The Day of the Doctor, the BBC drama's 50th anniversary special, premieres in the U.K. and the U.S. on Nov. 23. Trailers for the special have been screened at Comic-Con and for members of the media, but for the public, key art released Tuesday provides a first look at the episode. 
    Smith, joined by previous Doctor David Tennant, looks deadly serious above an image of  guest John Hurt emerging from an explosive collage of significant images to the show's past. And it's Hurt, as Smith recently noted, who steals most of the scenes."David and I would be climbing the walls, and then John just flicks his eyes and the camera goes, 'Oh yeah, let's watch John Hurt,'" Smith told reporters during July's Television Critics Association summer press tour. Smith's Doctor Who successor was recently revealed to be The Thick of It actor Peter Capaldi. He'll take over the role at the conclusion of this year's Christmas special.

  • 'Doctor Who' 50th Anniversary to be Simulcast Internationally
    In an attempt to avoid Internet spoilers for November's 50th anniversary episode of 'Doctor Who,' the episode will be simultaneously broadcast around the globe in 200 countries.
    Somewhat fittingly for a show about a time lord, it looks like Doctor Who fans around the world are going to have to set their alarm clocks to make sure that they catch the series' 50th Anniversary Special this November. The BBC has announced today that the episode will be simulcast around the world to try and cut down on the number of spoilers leaking onto the Internet after its initial U.K. broadcast.
    According to a statement released today by BBC Worldwide, the BBC's commercial arm responsible for the sale of Who to broadcasters in 200 countries, "It's always been our ambition to work with our broadcast partners so that international Doctor Who fans can enjoy the 50th Anniversary special at the same time as the UK. We'll have more details soon about our very exciting global plans for November."
    The episode -- which will be transmitted in 3D in Britain and accompanied by screenings in movie theaters around the country -- will begin at 7pm on Saturday, November 23 in the United Kingdom, with BBC America's transmission beginning at 11am on the West Coast and 2pm on the East.

  • 'Doctor Who' Lead Revelation Draws Ratings in U.S., Canada, Australia

  • Bill Nighy Turned Down 'Doctor Who': Role Has 'Too Much Baggage'
  • Karen Gillan shows off bald head at ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Comic-Con panel
  • "Doctor Who" fans can get to know the newly announced Doctor, Peter Capaldi, a bit better in his best-known role as Malcom Tucker in Hulu Exclusive Series, "The Thick of It."
    All four seasons of the political U.K. comedy are available on-demand in the U.S. only on Hulu and Hulu Plus courtesy of BBC Worldwide Americas.
    The new Time Lord can also be seen starring in Armando Iannucci's Oscar-nominated film, "In the Loop," available on Hulu and Hulu Plus.
    "The Thick of It" "In the Loop" For some of his best pre-TARDIS moments, check out clips at the link
  • We have a few San Diego Comic-Con pics from Doctor Who and other shows!
  • 'Doctor Who' 50th Anniversary to be Simulcast Internationally
    In an attempt to avoid Internet spoilers for November's 50th anniversary episode of 'Doctor Who,' the episode will be simultaneously broadcast around the globe in 200 countries.
    Doctor Who promo
    Somewhat fittingly for a show about a time lord, it looks like Doctor Who fans around the world are going to have to set their alarm clocks to make sure that they catch the series' 50th Anniversary Special this November. The BBC has announced today that the episode will be simulcast around the world to try and cut down on the number of spoilers leaking onto the Internet after its initial U.K. broadcast.
    According to a statement released today by BBC Worldwide, the BBC's commercial arm responsible for the sale of Who to broadcasters in 200 countries, "It's always been our ambition to work with our broadcast partners so that international Doctor Who fans can enjoy the 50th Anniversary special at the same time as the UK. We'll have more details soon about our very exciting global plans for November."
    The episode -- which will be transmitted in 3D in Britain and accompanied by screenings in movie theaters around the country -- will begin at 7pm on Saturday, November 23 in the United Kingdom, with BBC America's transmission beginning at 11am on the West Coast and 2pm on the East.
  • 'Doctor Who' celebrates 50 years with biopic and new Doctor
  • 'Doctor Who': Matt Smith's Farewell Tour Continues at TCA
    Promoting November's 50th episode festivities, the exiting star of the BBC America series talks about his time playing the iconic character.
    Matt Smith hasn't even seen the script for his final episode of Doctor Who yet, but his impending exit is all anyone wanted to talk about when he appeared at the Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday morning.
    "It's kind of business as usual," he said. "It is going to be emotional for me because it's been four years. It's a really transformative experience as an actor. We just kind of make the show though, don't we?"
    Smith said that he was conflicted about the decision to leave after this year's Christmas special but ultimately felt the time was right. "I think the show has come to a natural tipping point, and it's at the top of a cycle," he added. "I think it's a good time for me and the show."
    Producers have also been pushing the story in that direction. Marcus Wilson, on-hand with Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman, spoke about the addition of Clara and how she would be helping facilitate the transition to the next Doctor.
    "There were discussions as soon as I started, so I knew it was likely that Matt would be leaving us at the end of this season," said Coleman. "I knew that I was playing three different characters, but we didn't know until later in the season the reveal of that. … It was just the quest of how the same girl can pop up throughout time and space."
    For the 50th anniversary, Smith spoke a little of his onscreen meeting with former Doctor David Tennant -- but insisted they were both one-upped by fellow guest John Hurt.
    "David and I would be climbing the walls, and then John just flicks his eyes and the camera goes, 'Oh yeah, let's watch John Hurt,'" said Smith.
    The onscreen meeting of Smith and Tennant isn't the only first for Doctor Who. It's the first time the series has seen an infusion of characters from Russell T Davies' time as showrunner since Steven Moffat took over the job. Wilson said that it was likely a one-off, but they were open to a future collaboration with Davies.
    "Steven has a very good idea of what happens next," said the producer, "but we're always open to possibilities."
  • 'Doctor Who': Could Matt Smith's replacement be Ben Daniels, David Harewood or Rory Kinnear?
  • TV Line's the Next Doctor Who
  • John Hurt to play the 9th Doctor

  • Vote in the SFX Awards for Doctor Who!
  • ARROW Star John Barrowman Dishes on The Dark Archer, DOCTOR WHO, TORCHWOOD and SCANDAL!
  • Christopher Eccleston Turns Down ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Role 
  • ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Set Photos & Video: UNIT, Clara, & More 
  • ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Villains Reveal Story Details?
  • Doctor Who: Coming Soon in 2013 trailer - BBC One
  • Vote for your favorites in the People's Choice awards, including "Doctor Who"! You can vote as often as you'd like until December 13th. The show airs January 9th on ABC. 
  • The polls are open! TV Guide Magazine is turning the power over to the readers, inviting them to cast their vote for which show they would like to see featured on the cover. The competition is heating up, and by logging onto TV Guide Magazine's Facebook page, fans can vote as many times as they would like help their favorite show come out ahead. The* *winner of the 3rd annual *Fan Favorite Poll* will be revealed on the cover of TV Guide Magazine's December 10th issue, available on newsstands December 6th.
    Fans can help their favorite show land on the cover of TV's #1 publication by logging onto Facebook, "Liking" TV Guide Magazine, and voting for their favorite show! Link
    Selected by TV Guide Magazine's Editors, the 2012 Fan Favorite nominees are:
    - Doctor Who
    - Fringe
    - Grimm
    - Happy Endings
    - Parks and Recreation
    - Pretty Little Liars
    - Scandal
    - Spartacus
    - The Vampire Diaries
    - The Walking Dead
    Voting closes Sunday, October 28 at midnight Pacific Time.
  • 'Doctor Who' react: 'The Angels Take Manhattan'
  • Doctor Who actress Mary Tamm dies
    Doctor Who star Mary Tamm, who played companion Romana alongside Tom Baker, has died aged 62.
    The actress, who was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, fought a long battle with cancer and died in hospital in London.
  • Interview with Torchwood's Dichen Lachman (Lyn)
  • Doctor Who banner
  • Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series DVD!
    BBC America DVD release of Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series is out.
    Synopsis: Matt Smith and Karen Gillan star as the new Doctor and his companion in an all-new series of Doctor Who coming to DVD and Blu-ray. After his explosive regeneration, the Eleventh Doctor awakes to discover his TARDIS is about to crash! After falling from the sky, he pulls himself out of the wreckage to come face-to-face with young Amy Pond. The Doctor promises to take Amy to the stars. But first they must divert an alien plot that could destroy the Earth. The Doctor makes good his promise, and Amy boards the regenerated TARDIS, ready to take to the stars on a series of wild adventures that will change her life. As always, wherever the Doctor goes, his oldest enemies, the Daleks, are never far behind. They are hatching a new master plan from the heart of war-torn London in the 1940s. But they are not the only strange creatures the Doctor and Amy must face - there are also alien vampires, humanoid reptiles, the Weeping Angels, and a silent menace that follows Amy and the Doctor around wherever they go.  READ OUR REVIEW!
  • Catch the Exclusive World Premiere of the Doctor Who Motion Comic
    By BBC America (Albums) · Updated on Friday
  • Doctor Who: Series 6, Part 1 OUR REVIEW
    On July 19, the first part of the new acclaimed season of Doctor Who will be available on Blu-ray and DVD, with the release of Doctor Who: Series 6, Part 1.
    Pre-order it Official Site IMAGES
    Doctor Who: Series 6, Part 1, a two-disc DVD and Blu-ray set, contains the first seven episodes along with two Monster files, "The Gangers" and "The Silence," two of the Doctor's most challenging opponents.
    In the season opener, "The Impossible Astronaut," four envelopes are received, numbered 2, 3 and 4, each containing a date, time and map reference, unsigned, but in TARDIS blue. Who sent them? And who received the missing number one? This strange summons reunites the Doctor (Smith), Amy (Gillan), Rory (Darvill) and River Song (Kingston) in the middle of the Utah desert and unveils a terrible secret the Doctor's friends must never reveal to him. 'Space 1969' is their only clue, as their quest lands them - quite literally - in the Oval Office, where they are enlisted by President Nixon himself to assist enigmatic former-FBI agent Canton (Mark Sheppard) in saving a terrified little girl from a mysterious spaceman.
    Following the two-parter, the Doctor, Amy and Rory journey on the high seas of 1696 aboard Avery's (Bonneville) pirate ship to solve the mystery of the Siren (Cole). In a bubble universe at the very edge of reality, the Doctor meets an old friend with a new face, and in a monastery on a remote island in the near future, an industrial accident takes on a terrible human shape. And waiting for them, at the end of all this, is the battle of Demon's Run, and the Doctor's darkest hour. Can even the truth about River Song save the Time Lord's soul? Only two things are certain. Silence will fall. And a good man is going to die...

    Fans at home can virtually crash Comic-Con via "Population Boom" and unlock exclusive video shown at the panel
    BBC Worldwide Productions brings their fourth season of "Torchwood" to the United States produced exclusively for STARZ. "Miracle Day" features "Torchwood" alumni John Barrowman [Captain Jack Harkness], Eve Myles [Gwen Cooper], and Kai Owens [Rhys Williams] as well as new headliners, Mekhi Phifer, Bill Pullman and Alexa Havins. "Torchwood: Miracle Day" airs Fridays at 10pm on STARZ.
    "Torchwood: Miracle Day" will have a Comic-Con panel featuring a cast and writer discussion, along with exclusive video. Fans not able to attend Comic-Con can unlock the exclusive video shown at the panel by sharing "Population Boom" with friends via Twitter, Facebook and email. Fans must share "Population Boom" in order to gain access to the exclusive video.
    The exclusive video will be unlocked online Friday, July 22 at 1:15pm ET/10:15am PT. Fans who shared the video will be notified via email when it's live.
    Where: LINK
    Here are some other special fan assets regarding the second episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day which airs tonight!
    Flicker Unit Photos YouTube Clips: Ep 2 preview (Live)
    Tuesday Clip (Live) Torchwood: Miracle Day - Torchwood Arrested
    Thursday clip (unlisted) Torchwood: Miracle Day - High Media Quotient

  • From Twitter: Torchwood is previewed in the new Dr Who Mag, out TODAY!

  • Cuban BEAUTY, Arlene Tur ("Crash," EAT PRAY LOVE) stars on the upcoming fourth season of the sci-fi STARZ thriller TORCHWOOD (here is the brand new trailer: (  ) (Fridays, starting July 8 at 10pm) as surgeon 'Dr. Vera Juarez.' Viewers can expect a MAJOR story arc this season involving Tur's character.
    TORCHWOOD is the British-born Sci-Fi cult hit that is finally making its way across the pond for its FIRST season in the US. This season, the HUGE British success adds US stars Mekhi Phifer ("E.R."), Bill Pullman (INDEPENDENCE DAY) and Lauren Ambrose ("Six Feet Under") to its already popular UK cast.

  • New trailer for Torchwood: Miracle Day    It's "Death Takes a Holiday" only with a Torchwood twist.  Looks good.  07/08/11

  • Spoiler-free review of new 'Doctor Who' two-part debut

  • Doctor Who Star Dies of Cancer

  • A New 'Doctor Who' Tries To Make Peace With Its Impatient Stateside Fans

  • Doctor Who helps to bring geek culture to mainstream

  • Tills ring to keep Dr alive

  • Can Matt Smith's Doctor Who conquer America?

  • Doctor Who: Top 11 catchphrases from season 5

  • 'Doctor Who': Alex Kingston talks playing the mysterious River Song and whether she'd ever pose naked with a Dalek

  • Vieira to appear on 'Doctor Who'

Main Primetime News Page

Back to The TV MegaSite's Main Doctor Who Page

The TV MegaSite--TV Is Our Life (Logo)

(Best viewed in IE or Netscape 6, AOL 8.0 and above)



Updated 4/19/18


We don't read the guestbook very often, so please don't post QUESTIONS, only COMMENTS, if you want an answer. Feel free to email us with your questions by clicking on the Feedback link above! PLEASE SIGN-->

View and Sign My Guestbook Bravenet Guestbooks


Stop Global Warming!

Click to help rescue animals!

Click here to help fight hunger!
Fight hunger and malnutrition.
Donate to Action Against Hunger today!

Join the Blue Ribbon Online Free Speech Campaign
Join the Blue Ribbon Online Free Speech Campaign!

Click to donate to the Red Cross!
Please donate to the Red Cross to help disaster victims!

Support Wikipedia

Support Wikipedia    

Save the Net Now

Help Katrina Victims!