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 Posted:   Mar 30, 2013 - 7:29 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

We don't seem to have one so I've created it.

Exciting casting news from the BBC for the 50th Anniversary special in November!

Whether this is related to anything in tonight's episode is anybody's guess, so you may want to wait until you've seen it before reading.

Hopefully the first of many such announcements. It was originally going to be announced next week in Doctor Who magazine, but due to an error, subscribers received their copies early so the BBC were forced to confirm it today.

 Posted:   Mar 30, 2013 - 7:42 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)


Major news about the casting for the 50th Anniversary special has been leaked, thanks to a mistake in the distribution of Doctor Who Magazine.

The official magazine is due to be published next Thursday, but many subscribers have received their copy today complete with news on the casting of the anniversary episode, due to be shown on the programme's 50th Anniversary next November.

Doctor Who Magazine and the BBC have asked us not to publish details of the casting until the news is officially released next week.

 Posted:   Mar 30, 2013 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

The BBC have now confirmed that the Tenth Doctor David Tennant will star in the 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who.

The news leaked earlier today thanks to a mistake in the distribution of Doctor Who Magazine, which saw subscribers receive their issues 5 days early, forcing the BBC to issue a hurried press release. Tennant will join current stars Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman in the special episode.

Also joining the cast will be the Ninth and Tenth Doctor's companion Billie Piper.

Tennant played The Doctor from 2005-2010, appearing in 47 episodes of the series, while Piper played Rose Tyler for the 2005 and 2006 seasons, along with cameos in later episodes.

DWM also reports that international film star John Hurt will join the cast for the special episode, which begins filming next week.

John Hurt is one of the UK's most respected actors appearing in films such as The Elephant Man, where he played John Merrick, Nineteen Eighty-Four where he played Winston Smith and Scandal where he played Stephen Ward. On Television he is best known for playing Caligula in the renowned I, Claudius and Quentin Crisp in The Naked Civil Servant. His distinctive voice has been used in many productions such as Watership Down and the animated The Lord of the Rings.

He has received two Academy Award nominations, a Golden Globe Award, and four BAFTA Awards.

It is expected that the special episode will be transmitted on Saturday 23rd November, 50 years to the day since the launch of Doctor Who.

 Posted:   Mar 30, 2013 - 1:41 PM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

Thought tonight's show was a bit meh APART from the fantastic chemistry between the Doctor and Clara. I thought their inter-play was just fabulous.

Such a refreshing change to see a relationship with some real zing after the awfully contrived, artificial and frankly boring Pond stuff from the last couple of seasons.

Matt Smith is as always great as The Doctor and Jenna Louise Coleman is just superb as Clara. Those two give me a reason to watch the show despite how under-written the stories may be.

 Posted:   Mar 30, 2013 - 1:52 PM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

I'll see tonight's EP in about an hour, waiting on Mother in law to finish watching Silent witness from nearly a decade back.

As to the casting news, yay Hurt, kinda yay Tennant, big meh on Piper. She has had her time and I've never understood the clamor to have her back, if anyone give me back Donna, the Doctors friend rather than the assistants that fancy him. Also Sally Sparrow or the Doctors Daughter (a thread left dangling in the void). Still I like the news that it will be 90 minutes (though I'd have loved longer, say more old style 4 30 minute episodes with cliffhangers like the old days; that thing we are in part celebrating)

 Posted:   Mar 30, 2013 - 2:45 PM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Oh I like that book was written by Amy smile nice piece of music as the Doc searches her room and after she woke up

 Posted:   Mar 31, 2013 - 5:51 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

BBC Books are to release a new ebook to tie in with the new series episode The Bells of Saint John, which premiered this weekend.


 Posted:   Mar 31, 2013 - 11:26 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Details of the next four episodes.


 Posted:   Apr 1, 2013 - 2:15 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

The first picture from the 50th anniversary special.

 Posted:   Apr 1, 2013 - 7:17 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Hot on the heels of the one earlier in the evening, a new publicity photo for the 50th Anniversary Special's read-through has been released, this time featuring Matt Smith and David Tennant, plus Jenna-Louise Coleman and guest star Joanna Page:

 Posted:   Apr 1, 2013 - 11:56 PM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Cool, nice to see them together. I've seen mixed reports that Eccelston will be in it, have you seen anything claiming solidly one way or another?

 Posted:   Apr 2, 2013 - 3:07 AM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Ecclestone was on/off, apparently...last I heard though he was "On" your guess as good as mine now!!

 Posted:   Apr 2, 2013 - 5:54 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Something to get you in the mood for the anniversary special.

Special Edition Fish Fingers with Captain Birdseye stepping aside for The Doctor have been created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit TV show and mark the launch of National Fish Fingers and Custard Day (Wednesday 3rd April) - the favourite food of the eleventh incarnation of The Doctor.

The bespoke pack featuring The Doctor has been sent to Matt Smith, the eleventh incarnation of the famous character, along with a year¹s supply of Birds Eye Fish Fingers.

 Posted:   Apr 2, 2013 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)


The BBC have officially announced the return of an old foe to face the Doctor(s) in the 50th Anniversary Special.

Filming has been taking place around Ivy Tower near Neath in South Wales today, though with filming taking place on private land there has been little activity observed by fans. However, comings and goings have been seen, with this tweet by Ryan Farell becoming very popular on the social medium: "I've been waiting for three years to post this tweet: Matt Smith and David Tennant have arrived on set." Earlier, Carwyn Jones had been luckier and reported: "Just seen the TARDIS and set for Doctor Who 50th Anniversary in Ivy Tower, Neath!!!!". Later, Olivia Morgan was thrilled to say: "Just seen David Tennant filming for Doctor Who in Neath". The Ivy Tower location setting was originally spotted by Erin Rickard yesterday, who wondered: "Walked to the Ivy Tower + found this...Asked what they're up to but were very secretive, my bet is Filming! But what?"

 Posted:   Apr 2, 2013 - 1:50 PM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

I half expected that to be The Master, so that will be different.

 Posted:   Apr 2, 2013 - 2:25 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Any idea if it will be an hour or 90 minutes?

 Posted:   Apr 2, 2013 - 2:59 PM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

I keep seeing 90 minutes mentioned like here

I have a feeling even they don't know. Mind I keep seeing quotes from Moffat suggesting big things, yet others suggesting things are still in flux. 60 minutes I think will be too cramped though.

I do hope McCoy is fibbing about not being involved though

 Posted:   Apr 2, 2013 - 3:29 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

I keep seeing 90 minutes mentioned like here

I have a feeling even they don't know. Mind I keep seeing quotes from Moffat suggesting big things, yet others suggesting things are still in flux. 60 minutes I think will be too cramped though.

I do hope McCoy is fibbing about not being involved though

I agree.
It could be part of Moffat's masterplan, deny everything. That way, the extreme fans can't spoilt it for others. I really can't see it being 60 minutes though.

 Posted:   Apr 2, 2013 - 7:09 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

The BBC have confirmed that Classic Series villain, The Zygons, are returning to Doctor Who for the show’s 50th Anniversary Special.

 Posted:   Apr 3, 2013 - 3:55 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

BBC South Africa have unveiled brief, official synopsis' for the rest of Doctor Who Series 7 Part 2.

7.10: Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS

The TARDIS has crashed, Clara is lost inside, and the Doctor has 30 minutes before his ship explodes!

7.11: The Crimson Horror

Something ghastly is afoot in Victorian Yorkshire, as bodies are found with their skin a waxy, glowing red.

7.12: Nightmare In Silver

Hedgewick's World of Wonders: the perfect theme park day out - and ground zero for a deadly silver resurrection.

7.13: The Name Of The Doctor (rumoured title)

Someone is kidnapping the Doctor's friends, leading him towards the one place in all of time and space that he should never go.

Check Out DWO's Guide to Series 7 Part 2, below:

W = Written By / D = Directed By:

7.6: The Bells Of Saint John - [W: Steven Moffat / D: Colm McCarthy]
7.7: The Rings of Akhaten - [W: Neil Cross / D: Farren Blackburn]
7.8: Cold War - [W: Mark Gatiss / D: Douglas Mackinnon]
7.9: Hide - [W: Neil Cross / D: Jamie Payne]
7.10: Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS - [W: Stephen Thompson / D: Mat King]
7.11: The Crimson Horror - [W: Mark Gatiss / D: Saul Metzstein]
7.12: Nightmare In Silver - [W: Neil Gaiman / D: Stephen Wolfenden]
7.13: The Name Of The Doctor - [W: Steven Moffat / D: Saul Metzstein] - Rumoured Title

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