Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Class to Get a Late Night Slot on BBC One Next Year

Spin-off Class has wrapped up its first season on BBC iPlayer, so attention has turned to the broadcast on BBC One that the initial press release indicated would follow, bringing the spin-off to a much wider audience than the online release.

The Radio Times have revealed plans for Class on BBC One, and it seems as if the show's muted reception has impacted its fortunes. According to senior BBC sources, Class will be shunted to a late night slot of 10.45pm after the news on BBC One when it hits the channel in 2017. This is partially due to the reception, and partially due to the graphic violence that makes the show unsuitable for an early timeslot.

Nonetheless, it's a blow for a spin-off that has not achieved strong ratings (less than 185,000 viewers according to a BBC iPlayer report). We'll keep you updated with the latest news on Class' future as it comes!

[Source: Radio Times]
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Capaldi Unsure About Staying On After Series 10

With new showrunner Chris Chibnall taking over the reigns after Series 10, the question everyone has been asking is will Peter Capaldi stay on as the Doctor for a fourth series? It seems it's a question that's been troubling Capaldi himself. 

The Twelfth Doctor actor told Wales Online:
I've been asked to stay on and I haven't made my mind up about that yet, mainly because I don't want to have to make that decision. I'm trying to avoid it!
Capaldi returns to our screens as the Doctor this Christmas in The Return of Doctor Mysterio, followed by twelve episodes in Series 10 next Spring. The 2017 Christmas special will be the final episode by current showrunner Steven Moffat, who will be succeeded by Chris Chibnall. 

Capaldi has already appeared in 28 episodes of Doctor Who, with 13 more in production. Compare this to his predecessors, Matt Smith, who appeared in 46 episodes and David Tennant in 49. So if Capaldi did leave, he would've had a similar run. But is he ready to go?
Doctor Who does take a lot of time, but it's a wonderful use of it. It's special. I'm lucky enough to be in touch with other Doctors, and we all agree how extraordinary it is to be in this position. To decide to leave is a tough decision for everybody. [It was] very tough for Steven, so I'm just putting it off for as long as possible.
Capaldi's incarnation of our favourite Time Lord has been well received globally by new and existing fans alike. Even if this much loved Doctor does decide to leave the TARDIS with Moffat, we still have plenty of episodes to enjoy with his Doctor.

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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

What Do Fans Think Of Moffat Leaving And Class?

We recently went to the MCM Comic Con in Birmingham and while we were there we spoke to some fans to get their opinions on a number of hot topics in the Whoniverse at the moment.

In the final video from the Comic Con, we asked the fans their thoughts on Moffat leaving and Chibnall taking over as showrunner. We also got their opinions on the Doctor Who spinoff, Class.

We hope you enjoyed our videos from the MCM Comic Con. See you at the next one!
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Monday, 5 December 2016

What Are Fans Hoping For In Series 10?

We recently went to the MCM Comic Con in Birmingham and while we were there we spoke to some fans to get their opinions on a number of hot topics in the Whoniverse at the moment.

In today's video, we find out what they think of Bill from what they've seen and ask them what they're hoping to see in Series 10.


Tomorrow we will be hearing their thoughts on Moffat leaving, Chibnall taking over and the Doctor Who spinoff, Class.
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Sunday, 4 December 2016

Fans Discuss Coping Without Doctor Who And The Christmas Special

We recently went to the MCM Comic Con in Birmingham and while we were there we spoke to some fans to get their opinions on a number of hot topics in the Whoniverse at the moment. In this first video, we find out how fans have been coping without Doctor Who on TV this year and whether they' are excited about the upcoming Christmas special.


Join us tomorrow when we find out what they think of Bill and what they're hoping to see in Series 10.
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Doctor Who: New Clips From The Return of Doctor Mysterio in BBC One Christmas Trailer

The BBC have released a new trailer for BBC One's Christmas programming, and it includes a few snippets of new footage from the Christmas Special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio. You can watch the trailer below:



The Husbands of River Song airs on Christmas Day on 5.45pm on BBC One.
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Saturday, 3 December 2016

Doctor Who: 2016 Christmas Cup - Quarter-Finals

Welcome back to the 2016 Christmas Cup! Last week's elimination round saw familiar least-favourites in The Next Doctor and The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe crash out, along with a surprise early elimination for Last Christmas, leaving eight Specials left.

This week, the knockout rounds begin with the quarter-finals. We've randomly drawn the eight remaining Specials against each other for four head-to-head polls - the most voted from each poll will progress to next week's semi-finals.

Quarter-Final 1


Quarter-Final 2





Voting closes on Friday 9th December, so make sure to get your votes in before then! Next Saturday, we'll have the semi finals, where the final 4 stories will go head-to-head for a place in the Christmas Cup final.
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Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio New Images Released

As part of the official website's annual Adventure Calendar, the BBC have released a full gallery of images from the Christmas Special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, depicting a whole host of characters. You can view the full gallery below:

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The Return of Doctor Mysterio airs at 5.45pm on Christmas Day on BBC One.


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Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio DVD Release Date

It might be over three weeks until The Return of Doctor Mysterio hits TV screens, but it's already available for pre-order for home release on DVD & Blu-ray.

The DVD/Blu-ray will likely contain a behind-the-scenes documentary as with previous releases, but full details, as well as final artwork for the cover, have yet to be revealed.

You can pre-order it on Amazon UK right now, for £9.99 on DVD and £12.99 on Blu-ray at this page. The Return of Doctor Mysterio will be released on 23rd January 2017. If you're not a fan of the standalone releases, it'll likely be bundled into the eventual Series 10 boxset later in the year.

[Source: The Doctor Who Site]


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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio Promo Image & Teaser

This year's Doctor Who Christmas Special is just over three weeks off, and as the Christmas period begins, marketing for the episode is kicking in. To that end, the BBC have released the main promotional image for The Return of Doctor Mysterio, alongside a short teaser that essentially comprises an animated version of the image.

The promo image features the main cast of the Special - the Doctor and Nardole (Matt Lucas), alongside guest characters the Ghost (Justin Chatwin) and Lucy Fletcher (Charity Wakefield).





The Return of Doctor Mysterio airs at 5.45pm on Christmas Day on BBC One.
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