Thursday, 29 August 2013

Update - Matt and Jenna's Blue Peter Appearance Re-Scheduled

Matt and Jenna will be appearing on Blue Peter - but their appearance is now "later in the year".

You can still submit questions for them via the Blue Peter Website.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Screencaps - Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman - TV Guide Magazine Interview

Screencaps from the TV Guide Magazine interview with Matt and Jenna (you can watch it here) have been uploaded to the Flickr Gallery.  Samples below - right click and open in new tab/window for larger versions - please feel free to take and use:

Friday, 23 August 2013

Matt and Jenna to appear on "Blue Peter"

Matt and Jenna will be appearing on Blue Peter - their appearance is currently scheduled for Thursday 29 August 2013 at 5.30pm on CBBC.

You can submit questions for them via the Blue Peter Website.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston to take "Macbeth" to New York

The New York Times is reporting that Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford's production of "Macbeth" - first seen at the Manchester International Festival and broadcast live in cinemas via NTLive - will be taken to New York in 2014.  It will take place in the 55,000 square-foot space in the Park Avenue Armory's Drill Hall.  Both Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston will make their New York stage debuts in the play.

Rebecca Robertson, the president and executive producer of the Park Avenue Armory, said, “We are ecstatic to collaborate with Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, combining their incredible vision with our unconventional space and military history to allow audiences to relive this timeless story in a remarkable new way.”

The production is expected to premiere in June 2014 and details about scheduling and tickets can be found at

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Screencaps - Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman - 10 Whovian Facts

Screencaps from the two "10 Whovian Facts" videos (you can watch them both here) have been uploaded to the Flickr Gallery.  Samples below - right click and open in new tab/window for larger versions - please feel free to take and use:

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Series 7 Soundtrack - Now Available for Pre-Order

With the Series 7 Soundtrack due for release on 9 September 2013, Silva Screen  have released details of a highly collectable limited edition version of the series 7 soundtrack:
In addition to the Jewel Box and Standard Gatefold Wallet formats, there will be a limited number of Special Edition Gatefold Wallets for sale containing cards with five alternative covers for Series 7.  This will be available exclusively from this online shop.  You will not be able to buy this format anywhere else.
This limited edition is available to pre-order at Silva Screen priced £11.99.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Screencaps - Doctor Who Stars from "Doctor Who Live"

Quite a number of screencaps from "Doctor Who Live" have been uploaded to the Flickr Gallery.  The caps are all of Doctor Who stars such as Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi etc - I've not uploaded any of Zoe Ball etc.  Samples below - right click and open in new tab/window for large versions - please feel free to take and use:

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Series 7 Soundtrack Details

Silva Screen have released details of the upcoming soundtrack for Series 7.  It will be released on 9 September 2013 and the above gatefold wallet is limited to the first 5000 copies, after which the packaging will be a double jewel case.  Preorder will be available soon.  The track listing is as follows:
1 They Are Everywhere
2 Save Us
3 Dalek Parliament
4 Oswin Oswald
5 Towards The Asylum
6 A Probe In The Snow
7 Amy And Rory Together
8 The Terrible Truth
9 Dinosaurs On A Spaceship / Pterodactyls
10 Brian
11 Take A Ride On Tricey
12 Make Peace
13 Welcome To Mercy
14 Out West
15 Gunslingers
16 The Salvation Of Kahler Jex
17 Our Little Town’s Prosecutor
18 Cubes
19 While We Waited
20 Brian’s Log
21 New York New York
22 I Am You
23 Melody Malone
24 Little Angels
25 My Husband’s Home
26 Hide The Damage
27 Almost The End
28 Together Or Not At All - The Song Of Amy And Rory
29 Goodbye Pond
30 Cumbria 1207
31 Monking About
32 Spoonheads
33 Clara?
34 A Turbulent Flight
35 Bah Bah Biker
36 Up The Shard
37 I Might Change My Mind
             DISC TWO              
1 The Leaf
2 Something Awesome
3 Market Day
4 Merry Gejelh
5 God of Akhaten
6 The Speeder
7 Never Wake
8 The Long Song
9 Infinite Potential
10 Always You, Never A Replacement
11 Cold War
12 Skaldak
13 I Am A Ghost
14 A Machine That Makes Machines
15 Crimson Horror
16 Sweetville
17 Thomas Thomas
18 Hedgewick's World
19 Tiberian Spiral Galaxy
20 Upgrade In Progress
21 The Dream Of Cyberia
22 What A Brain
23 Can’t Win
24 Your Orders Come From Me
25 Other Good News
26 The Impossible Girl
27 Cyber Amy
28 The Emperor’s Wife
29 Some Wednesday
30 To Save The Doctor
31 A Letter To Clara
32 What Is His Name?
33 A Secret He Will Take To His Grave
34 Trenzalore
35 I Am Information
36 Pain Everlasting
37 Remember Me
38 Glasgow [Bonus track for iTunes]
39 Whisper Men [Bonus track for iTunes]

Monday, 5 August 2013

Video - Matt and Jenna "Geek Week" Videos

BBC America have uploaded a couple of videos for "Geek Week" featuring Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman. There are 2 videos of "10 Whovian Facts you need to know" and 1 video where Matt and fans give Jenna tips on how to survive Comic Con:

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Video - Peter Capaldi Announcement and First Interview

The BBC have released a video of Peter Capaldi's announcement as the 12th Doctor on the live show today together with his first interview with Zoe Ball:

The best thing about it was his description of "Doctor Who":

"The big reason, the real reason Doctor Who is still with us is because of every single viewer who ever turned on to watch this show. At any age, at any time in its history, at any time in their history, and took it into their heart. Doctor Who belongs to all of us. Everyone made Doctor Who"

Video - Peter Capaldi introduces himself as The Doctor...

Great little video from the BBC:

Peter Capaldi is #12

55 year old Peter Capaldi - the bookies favourite for the last few weeks - has been announced as the new Doctor.  Steven Moffat described him as "different than Matt".

Best known for playing Malcolm Tucker in "The Thick of It" and, of course, his role as Caecilius in "The Fires of Pompeii", Capaldi has been a fan of the show for many, many years - having a letter about Doctor Who printed in the Radio Times when he was 15.

The above photo is the new portrait and please right click and open in new tab/window for larger version.

Here's the BBC Press Release:

Amid much hype and speculation, Peter Capaldi was unveiled as the next Doctor during a special live television event on BBC ONE tonight.
Widely regarded as one of the biggest roles in British television, Capaldi will be the Twelfth Doctor and takes over from Matt Smith who leaves the show at Christmas.
Peter Capaldi says : “Being asked to play The Doctor is an amazing privilege. Like the Doctor himself I find myself in a state of utter terror and delight. I can't wait to get started."
Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer says : “It's an incendiary combination: one of the most talented actors of his generation is about to play the best part on television. Peter Capaldi is in the TARDIS!”
Doctor Who companion, Jenna Coleman says "I'm so excited Peter Capaldi is the man taking on the challenge of becoming the Twelfth Doctor. With Steven's writing and his talent I know we'll be making an amazing show with an incredible incarnation of number 12. I can't wait to start this new adventure!"
Charlotte Moore, Controller BBC One says : “Peter Capaldi has all the genius and versatility needed to take on the mantel of the great Time Lord and make the role his own.  He'll bring his own particular wisdom, charisma and wit to the Twelfth Doctor and take the show into an exciting new era.”
Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning says : “We started thinking Peter Capaldi might be the right person to take on this iconic part a few months ago. But it was only when he did a secret audition at Steven's house under the cover of darkness that we knew we had our man. He's an extraordinarily talented actor who can seemingly turn his hand to anything. We can't wait to premiere his unique take on the Doctor on Christmas Day and we are sure he's going to become one of the all-time classic Doctor’s.”
Doctor Who is produced by BBC Cymru Wales

Peter Capaldi is an award winning actor, film maker and lifelong Doctor Who fan.
He has enjoyed an illustrious career to date in both film and television.
Before securing the coveted role of the Twelfth Doctor, Peter first appeared in Doctor Who in 2008, playing Caecilius in the episode "The Fires of Pompeii".
Peter grew up in Glasgow and attended the Glasgow School of Art, while studying there he secured his first breakthrough role in Local Hero (1983).  He has also had roles in Dangerous Liaisons, The Crow Road, The Devil’s Whore and Torchwood: Children of Earth.
It is his role as Government spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in the BBC comedy series, The Thick of It , that has earned Peter both international and award success.  In 2010 he won the BAFTA Television Award for Best Male Performance in a Comedy Role and the BPG Best Actor Award. In both 2010 and 2012, Peter won the British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actor.  A film spin-off from The Thick of It, entitled In the Loop, was released in 2009.
As well as appearing in front of the camera, Peter is an award winning film maker.  In 1995, he won the Oscar for Best Short Film (Live Action) for Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life.  He also wrote Soft Top, Hard Shoulder, which won the audience award at the London Film Festival, and wrote and directed Strictly Sinatra. Peter's stage credits include Professor Marcus in The Ladykillers at the Liverpool Playhouse, which saw the play transfer to the Gielgud Theatre in London.
2013 has been a busy year for Peter who has been seen on screen in the film World War Z and in BBC Two drama series The Hour, for which he was BAFTA nominated.  Not only will Peter film his first scenes for Doctor Who this Autumn, but he will appear in the forthcoming film The Fifth Estate and the Disney film Maleficent.
Peter is currently filming new BBC One drama series The Musketeers, in which he plays Cardinal Richelieu which will launch in early 2014.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Screencaps - Matt Smith on "The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson"

I've uploaded rather a lot of screencaps from Matt's appearance on "The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson" to the Flickr Gallery.  As usual, samples below - right click and open in new tab/window for larger versions - feel free to take and use:

Friday, 2 August 2013

12th Doctor to be Revealed Live on Sunday

Well, here's the confirmation we've been waiting for together with a little trailer:
In a special one-off live television event on BBC One this Sunday 4th August at 7pm, the next Doctor will be exclusively revealed to the nation.
Widely regarded as one of the most hotly contested roles in British television, the show's host Zoe Ball will unveil The Twelfth Doctor in the first ever interview in front of a live studio audience set against the backdrop of a swirling vortex, amongst Daleks and the TARDIS.
The half hour show will include live special guests, Doctors old and new, as well as companions and celebrity fans. Excitement will reach fever pitch as they speculate and recall their favourites, plus feature clips and moments from across the show's fifty year history.
Current Doctor Matt Smith and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat will both give interviews about one of the biggest roles in TV and set out just what it takes to be the Doctor. Steven Moffat says: “The decision is made and the time has come to reveal who’s taking over the TARDIS. For the last of the Time Lords, the clock is striking twelve.”
Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning says: “We can't wait to unveil the next Doctor with everyone live on BBC1 on Sunday night.  Amongst all the speculation and betting, there has been lots of fun and intrigue at work as we've been using the codename Houdini as a decoy! It’s the biggest secret in showbiz, even those working with the new Doctor on other projects at the moment have no idea they are in the presence of the twelfth incarnation.”
The reveal show will also be simulcast live on BBC America.  The BBC have also released a little trailer:

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Twelfth Doctor to be Announced on Sunday?

You would think the BBC would learn by now.  Announcing that there will be an announcement at midnight tonight UK time with the details just KNOW that someone will jump the gun and announce early.

That's what appears to have happened today.  Metro UK published an article stating that tonight's announcement would confirm that the Twelfth Doctor would be revealed on Sunday at 7pm on BBC1 in  a programme entitled "Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor".  The 30 minute programme is said to feature interviews with past Doctors and Companions.

The show will also be simulcast on BBC America.

Typically, only the BBC could announce an announcement about an announcement.

We will bring you the full press release when it becomes available at midnight.  Or sooner....