Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Doctor Who Shortlisted For TV Choice Awards 2017

Doctor Who has made the voting shortlist for this year's TV Choice Awards.

The show features in the Best Family Drama category alongside fellow BBC One shows Call the Midwife and Casualty and ITV's The Durrells.

Former Doctor David Tennant is up for Best Actor for his role in Broadchurch, with the show itself up for Best Drama Series. Meanwhile, Matt Smith's The Crown takes on Jenna Coleman's Victoria for Best New Drama.

Doctor Who has a strong track record for reaching the TV Choice Awards shortlist but has sadly been less successful at picking up wins in recent years, most recently being awarded the Best Drama Series and Outstanding Contribution awards in its 50th anniversary year of 2013.

Voting for the shortlist is now open at the TV Choice Awards site, and will close on Friday 7th July.

The winners of this year's TV Choice Awards will be announced at a ceremony at London's Dorchester Hotel on Monday 4th September 2017, hosted by Pointless co-presenter Richard Osman.

[Source: TV Choice]
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Doctor Who: The Doctor Falls - New Promo Photos

The following article contains details about The Doctor Falls that some readers may wish to avoid.

The BBC has released a number of promotional photos for this week's episode of Doctor Who, The Doctor Falls.

With considerably fewer photos than in previous weeks it's clear that most of the final episode of the series is being kept under wraps, but the images do give us our first look at Missy (Michelle Gomez) and the Master (John Simm) seemingly teaming up against Peter Capaldi's Doctor.

The new photos also feature a look at guest star Samantha Spiro, who announced her involvement with Doctor Who earlier this year.

The full set of images can be seen below - click to enlarge:

The Doctor Falls airs on Saturday 1st July at 6:30pm on BBC One.

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Monday, 26 June 2017

Doctor Who: The Eaters of Light - Final UK Viewing Figures

The consolidated viewing figures for the tenth episode of Series 10, The Eaters of Light, have been released.

The episode had 4.73 million viewers after a week of recordings, a rise of 1.84 million viewers on the overnight figure of 2.89 million. That's a season low by a tick, but a solid timeshift given that the episode was starting from a poor overnight figure.

Doctor Who was 11th for the week on BBC One, behind four episodes of EastEnders, four editions of BBC News, Poldark and Antiques Roadshow.

[Source: BARB]
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Doctor Who: World Enough and Time - Appreciation Index Score

Saturday's episode of Doctor Who, World Enough and Time, achieved an Appreciation Index (AI) score of 85.

The Appreciation Index is an indication of how much viewers enjoyed the episode, based on the reactions of a selected panel of viewers, who rate the episode shortly after transmission.

The score of 85 is a season high for Series 10, whose previous top score was Thin Ice's 84, and that also puts it above every episode from Series 9. The most recent episode to have matched that score, fittingly, was Dark Water in 2014, which also saw the return of the Master and the Cybermen.

The AI scores for Series 10 so far are as follows:

  • World Enough and Time - 85
  • Thin Ice 84
  • The Pilot, Smile, Knock Knock, Oxygen Empress of Mars 83
  • Extremis, The Pyramid at the End of the World The Lie of the Land 82
  • The Eaters of Light 81
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Sunday, 25 June 2017

Doctor Who: Pearl Mackie On Series 10 Finale - 'There's A Lot Of Endings'

This article contains plot details about World Enough and Time and The Doctor Falls that readers may wish to avoid.

Doctor Who companion Pearl Mackie has been discussing the fate of her character, Bill Potts, following the shocking events of last night's episode, World Enough and Time.

The actress was joined by executive producer and lead writer Steven Moffat at a live Q&A session streamed on BBC One's offical Facebook page following the conclusion of yesterday's episode.

During the Q&A, Mackie responded to a question from a fan about filming her 'death', saying:
“I mean, I’m quite an emotional person, so it was pretty emotional, I mean even just reading any of it and at the read through it was quite emotional because there’s a lot of endings.

“I think that’s credit to Steven’s writing that you can get that kind of emotion from it when you read it that you’re supposed to get when you watch it.”
Despite the reference to Bill's 'death', a production source has told RadioTimes.com that Mackie's answer should not be taken as 'confirmation either way', stating that her comments were made in relation to the events of World Enough and Time which saw Bill 'die' before being converted into a Mondasian Cyberman.

Steven Moffat, meanwhile, refused to be drawn on Bill's future during the Q&A, jokingly claiming:
“She’s a Cyberman from now on. She’s one of those ones in the trailer actually. She was just killing people. That’s the way it is sometimes.” 
Last night's Q&A session, hosted by Jason Mohammad, followed a special screening of World Enough and Time at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. The screening was accompanied by a live performance of Murray Gold's score for the episode from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, who went on to play several additional pieces of music from the show during the Q&A session.

Series 10 of Doctor Who concludes with The Doctor Falls, which airs on Saturday 1st July at 6:30pm on BBC One.

[Source: Radio Times]
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Covers for Doctor Who Magazine #514 Released: The Two Masters

Doctor Who Magazine have revealed their cover for issue #514, and it features two generations of The Master, played by John Simm and Michelle Gomez, who will be teaming up in next week's episode.

Inside, there's a preview of the season finale, The Doctor Falls, plus interviews with both Gomez and Simm and a look at a classic Master story, The Keeper of Traken.

Doctor Who Magazine issue 514 is out next Thursday (29th June), priced £5.99.

[Source: DWM]

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Doctor Who: World Enough and Time - Overnight UK Viewing Figures

The overnight UK viewing figures for last night's episode, World Enough and Time, have been released.

The episode had 3.37 million viewers on average, a rise of about 400k on last week's season low of 2.89 million.

Here's how it stacks up to the rest of the season so far:
  1. The Pilot - 4.64 million 
  2. Knock Knock - 4.32 million 
  3. Smile - 4.25 million 
  4. Extremis - 4.16 million 
  5. The Pyramid at the End of the World - 4.01 million
  6. Thin Ice 3.76 million 
  7. Empress of Mars - 3.59 million
  8. Oxygen - 3.57 million 
  9. World Enough and Time - 3.37 million
  10. The Lie of the Land - 3.01 million
  11. The Eaters of Light - 2.89 million
Doctor Who was fourth for the night behind Casualty, The Voice Kids and Mrs Brown's Boys, and third on BBC One.

[Source: Gallifrey Base]
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Saturday, 24 June 2017

Doctor Who: The Doctor Falls - Next Time & TV Trailers

The BBC have released two trailers for next week's season finale, The Doctor Falls, and you can watch them below:

The Doctor Falls airs next Saturday at 6.30pm on BBC One.
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Episode Discussion & Poll - Doctor Who: World Enough and Time

World Enough and Time has just finished in the UK, and we invite you now to share your opinions to share your views of the episode in The Gallifrey Times' Episode Discussion & Poll.

You can vote in our poll below and the results will be revealed on Saturday 1st July.

Thanks, and we look forward to hearing your views on World Enough and Time!
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Friday, 23 June 2017

Doctor Who: The Eaters of Light - Poll Results

For the past week you've been voting in our rate the episode poll for Empress of Mars. We've now closed the poll and you can view the results below.

We received a pretty unusual set of results this week; as opposed to a spread of results of varying popularity, the results clumped in almost equal quantities to 3/5, 4/5 and 5/5 with no outright negativity, perhaps reflecting an episode that didn't wow many, but angered even fewer:
  • Excellent (5/5) - 33.33%
  • Very good (4/5) - 35.9%
  • OK (3/5) - 30.77%
  • Poor (2/5) - 0%
  • Awful (1/5) - 0%
The episode had an average score of 4.03/5, a tick down from Empress of Mars, but a solid result nonetheless. That puts it at a respectable sixth place on our Series 10 leaderboard:
  1. Extremis - 4.40
  2. Oxygen - 4.24
  3. Knock Knock - 4.173
  4. Empress of Mars - 4.170
  5. The Pilot - 4.15
  6. The Eaters of Light - 4.03
  7. Thin Ice 4.01
  8. The Pyramid at the End of the World - 3.71
  9. Smile - 3.64
  10. The Lie of the Land - 3.63
In the context of the whole Capaldi era, The Eaters of Light is in the middle, between Last Christmas and Thin Ice:

  1. Face the Raven - 4.57
  2. The Witch's Familiar - 4.55
  3. Listen - 4.54
  4. The Zygon Inversion - 4.53
  5. Flatline - 4.48
  6. Mummy on the Orient Express - 4.47
  7. The Magician's Apprentice - 4.454
  8. Heaven Sent 4.450
  9. Dark Water - 4.43
  10. Extremis - 4.40
  11. Under the Lake - 4.37
  12. Oxygen - 4.24
  13. The Husbands of River Song - 4.23
  14. Deep Breath - 4.20
  15. Knock Knock - 4.173
  16. Empress of Mars - 4.170
  17. The Pilot - 4.15
  18. Hell Bent - 4.13
  19. Before the Flood - 4.054
  20. The Zygon Invasion - 4.048
  21. Last Christmas 4.032
  22. The Eaters of Light - 4.025
  23. Thin Ice - 4.01
  24. The Caretaker - 4.0
  25. The Girl Who Died - 3.98
  26. Time Heist - 3.96
  27. Death in Heaven - 3.95
  28. Into the Dalek - 3.87
  29. The Woman Who Lived - 3.85
  30. The Pyramid at the End of the World - 3.71
  31. Robot of Sherwood - 3.66
  32. Smile - 3.64
  33. The Lie of the Land - 3.63
  34. The Return of Doctor Mysterio - 3.61
  35. Kill the Moon - 3.53
  36. In the Forest of the Night - 3.35
  37. Sleep No More - 2.92
We'll have a new poll up for World Enough and Time tonight!
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