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Game of Thrones Star to Guest in Doctor Who!   Leave a comment

Having landed back in the UK fresh from touring the US, today Maisie Williams sets foot on the Doctor Who TARDIS to take up a guest role in the hit BBC One show that returns to our screens this Autumn.

Maisie has already found global fame and is renowned for her role as Arya Stark in the international fantasy drama series Game of Thrones. She also starred in the one-off docu-drama Cyberbully and was cast as one of the leads of Carol Morley’s drama The Falling. As well as beinga three-time Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee, in February of this year she was awarded with a Shooting Star Award at the Berlin Film Festival.

On her first day on set Maisie Williams said, “I’m so excited to be working on Doctor Who as it’s such a big and important part of British Culture. I can’t wait to meet the cast and crew and start filming, especially as we’ll be shooting not too far from my home town.”

Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, added, “We’re thrilled to have Maisie Williams joining us on Doctor Who. It’s not possible to say too much about who or what she’s playing, but she is going to challenge the Doctor in very unexpected ways. This time he might just be out of his depth, and we know Maisie is going to give him exactly the right sort of hell.”

Bursting with drama, wit and heart, the show continues filming with two period adventures – ‘The Girl Who Died’ written by Jamie Mathieson and Steven Moffat, and ‘The Woman Who Lived’ by Catherine Tregenna. Starring Peter Capaldi (The Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald), the duo continue to time travel through epic adventures Directed by Ed Bazalgette (BBC One’s 18th Century drama Poldark).

Comedian and actor Rufus Hound who recently appeared in the series Cucumber also joins the guest cast alongside BBC Three’s Siblings and CBBC’s Horrible Histories star Tom Stourton, Ariyon Bakare, Simon Lipkin, Ian Conningham, Murray McArthur, Barnaby Kay, John Voce, and Struan Rodger.

Doctor Who has had a decade of success since its re-launch and is one of BBC One’s most highly regarded dramas. The much-loved brand is already a phenomenon delivering on a global scale, with the last series’ (series 8) consolidated average at 7.4 million.

The BBC Cymru Wales produced drama will return to BBC One this Autumn with further casting to be announced in due course.

via BBC Latest News

Posted March 30, 2015 by Whoogle News in Doctor Who News

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DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE 484   Leave a comment

SHOWRUNNER STEVEN MOFFAT REVEALS HIS FUTURE PLANS FOR THE TWELFTH DOCTOR, EXCLUSIVELY IN DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE 484!

In an exclusive in-depth interview, Doctor Who‘s head writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, reflects on last year’s series and tells DWM how the Doctor might change in the next season…

“We’re not bringing him back exactly as we left him, at all,” says Steven. “I think that was already evident at Christmas. He’s left some of the burden of being a superhero of the universe behind. So I’m pushing him – I’m writing quite funny this year – I’m pushing him the other way…”

ALSO INSIDE ISSUE 484 OF DWM…

  • Paul McGann, the Eighth Doctor, gives his opinion on Peter Capaldi’s incarnation, and how it’s changed how he thinks about the Doctor. Plus, an exclusive preview of the new Doctor Who audio series, Dark Eyes 4, including contributions from Alex Macqueen (the Master).
  • Bonnie Langford, who played Mel – companion to the Sixth and Seventh Doctors – in the 1980s, recalls her turbulent time on the show.
  • Doctor Who‘s very first director, Waris Hussein, continues his guide to the making of the classic 1964 adventure Marco Polo, with the help of unique documents unseen for more than 50 years.
  • Discover fascinating new facts about the 1972 Third Doctor adventure The Time Monster in The Fact of Fiction.
  • In a special feature, the Watcher solves the mystery of when the Doctor was first revealed not to be human.
  • There’s trouble in storage for Doctor and Clara in Space Invaders!, a brand-new comic strip written by Mark Wright and illustrated by Mike Collins.
  • Steven Moffat answer readers’ questions – and speculates about the return of the CyberBrig!
  • The Time Team take a side-step to watch Peter Capaldi star in the dark Doctor Who spin-off, Torchwood: Children of Earth.
  • Jacqueline Rayner reflects on fear and terror in Doctor Who in Relative Dimensions.
  • The DWM Review assesses the very latest Doctor Who audio and book releases.
  • The Watcher celebrates the man who played the First Doctor, William Hartnell, in the latest Wotcha!
  • The DWM Crossword, prize-winning competitions, official news and much more!

Doctor Who Magazine 484 is out on Thursday 5 March, priced £4.99.

Posted March 5, 2015 by Whoogle News in Magazines

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Michelle Gomez Returns To Doctor Who   Leave a comment

Doctor_Who_series_9__Missy_announces_her_return_via_crunchy_video___watchMichelle Gomez arrives in Cardiff this week to re-join the Doctor Who cast and reclaim the role of ‘Missy’ for series 9. She joins Peter Capaldi (the Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) for the opening episode of the series.

Speaking in Cardiff, Michelle Gomez said:

“Things have been a little beige since I left Missy behind, so I’m delighted to be putting my Lippie back on. I’m positively dying to see the Doctor again!”

The second two-part adventure to be filmed, ‘The Magician’s Apprentice’ and ‘The Witch’s Familiar’, is written by the show’s lead writer Steven Moffat, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Hettie Macdonald (Blink, the Hugo Award-winning Doctor Who episode).

Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, said:

“Everybody hide – Michelle Gomez as Missy was an instant hit last year, so she’s straight back to plague the Doctor and Clara in the series opener. But what brings her back into their lives is the last thing they’d expect.”

Having filmed ‘The Day of the Doctor’ in the series’ 50th anniversary special and ‘Dark Water’ and ‘Death in Heaven’ in series 8, Jemma Redgrave returns to the guest cast for series 9, alongside the Laurence Olivier Award nominee and film, television, radio and stage actress Kelly Hunter.

A familiar theatre and television actress and one of the UK’s most proficient performers, Clare Higgins also joins the guest cast for the opening of the series. Jaye Griffiths has been gracing our screens in some of the nation’s favourite TV programmes such as Silent Witness and Casualty and also takes up a guest role in the opening episode.

Other guest stars confirmed for the new series include Daniel Hoffmann-Gill, Jami Reid-Quarrell, Aaron Neil, India Ria Amarteifio, Joey Price, Dasharn Anderson, Harki Bhambra, Demi Papaminas.

Doctor Who is a BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC One and will be back on-air this Autumn.

via BBC Latest News

Filming Begins on Doctor Who, Series 9   Leave a comment

Filming has begun in Cardiff for series 9 of Doctor Who and includes a star-studded guest cast. The new series will be back on BBC One in Autumn 2015.

The episodes currently being filmed are written by Toby Whithouse (The Game, Being Human), produced by Derek Ritchie and directed by Daniel O’Hara (Silent Witness 2015, The Game, Being Human).

Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, said, “An amazing guest cast for a brilliantly creepy two-parter by Toby Whithouse. Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are back in Cardiff, back in the box, and back in action – for one of our scariest adventures yet!”

On set filming for the new series, Peter Capaldi added, “The adventures begin again for myself and Jenna and I’m delighted to be back filming my second series of Doctor Who.”

Paul Kaye who played Thoros of Myr in the third series of Game of Thrones joins the Doctor Who cast for the two-part episode. A comedian and actor, Paul is also well-known for being the voice of Vincent the fox on the puppet-based BBC comedy Mongrels.

Commenting on his role, Paul Kaye, said, “As a kid of the 1970s, the two shows you always watched were Top of the Pops and Doctor Who, they were unmissable. I actually wrote a song called ‘Looking for Davros’ in my first punk band and I sang it like a demented Dalek. I got to present TOTP back in the mid ‘90’s and landing this role in Doctor Who completes the dream double.

“Peter is a perfect Doctor and I’m loving every minute of the experience, even the five hours in make-up. What a treat, best 50th birthday present ever!”

Also starring in the episodes will be Morven Christie who recently played the role of Amanda in the crime drama Grantchester and featured in Death in Paradise (2014) and Twenty Twelve.

Arsher Ali who played the part of Malik Suri in the critically acclaimed The Missing (BBC One) takes up a role in the guest cast alongside Colin McFarlane who appeared in EastEnders as part of the Who Killed Lucy Beale? storyline.

Recognised for her theatre and TV performances, actress Sophie Stone appears in the show for the first time. Sophie was the lead actress in the play Woman of Flowers and has appeared in Midsummer Murders and Casualty.

Also joining Peter Capaldi (the Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) and confirmed for roles in the double episode are Zaqi Ismail, Steven Robertson and Neil Fingleton.

Further guest cast for series 9 will be released over the coming months. Doctor Who is a BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC One.

B9pHK93IUAAJbdD.jpg largeWe’re delighted to reveal that filming has started on block 2 of the new series of Doctor Who!

Hettie MacDonald, who directed the Weeping Angels’ chilling debut in Blink, returns to Doctor Who and shooting for the block began today, 12 February. Filming for the new series started in Cardiff in January and the Doctor and Clara will be back on BBC One in Autumn, 2015.

via BBC Latest News.

‘Last Christmas’ Image Gallery   Leave a comment

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“The Doctor and Clara face their Last Christmas. Trapped on an Arctic base, under attack from terrifying creatures, who are you going to call? Santa Claus!”

Written by showrunner Steven Moffat, ‘Last Christmas’ guest stars Spaced actor Nick Frost as Father Christmas, alongside Misfits actor Nathan McMullen and Michael Troughton, the son of actor Patrick Troughton, who played the Second Doctor.

The BBC’s Director of Television, Danny Cohen, commented: “This year’s Christmas line-up on BBC Television is one of our best ever. There’s world-class talent, edge of your seat drama, outstanding comedy and fantastic storytelling. Across our channels we will bring families together and provide something for everyone.”

 

Posted December 6, 2014 by Whoogle News in Doctor Who News

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Wednesdays Doctor Who Roundup   Leave a comment

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  • “I have a deep regard for you as well, Doctor”
    WHOOGLE shared this story from Brian of Morbius. I went on a school trip the other week: Thomas’s class were visiting the local cinema to see Mr. Peabody & Sherman. The (somewhat tenuous) curricular connection concerned the fact that a portion of the time-hopping animated movie is set in ancient Greece – specifically…

    November 19, 2014

  • Toby Hadoke’s Who’s Round 74 (November #06) – Podcasts
    WHOOGLE shared this story . Toby Hadoke continues on his quest to mark Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary with a wealth of rare interviewees. Today’s subject is not only a twice-over Doctor Who actor, but is responsible for one of comedy cinema’s funniest lines… Two separate appearances in 60s Doctor…

    November 19, 2014

  • Doctor Who: The Early Adventures: The Doctor’s Tale by Marc Platt (CD review)
    WHOOGLE shared this story from SFcrowsnest. A story of regicide, rebellion and friendship, ‘The Doctor’s Tale’ is one of ‘The New Early Adventures’ that attempt to recreate the stories of the classic doctors in the 1960s. This one is a pure historical which covers a lot of ground taking…

    November 19, 2014

  • Verity! Episode 61 – Permission to Squeeeeeeee (About Series 8)
    WHOOGLE shared this story from VerityPodcast.com. Now that it’s all over, we look back at Series 8 as a whole. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, Liz, and Tansy as we discuss the characters and themes that made series 8 what it was. We didn’t love everything, and (of course) we…

    November 19, 2014

  • Dear Steven Moffat, bring back Missy! What four Doctor Who fans REALLY want in series 9
    WHOOGLE shared this story from walesonline – Film. Although we’ve still got the Doctor Who Christmas special to look forward to, these four fans are already looking forward to series 9. And here’s what they’d like big boss Steven Moffat

    November 19, 2014

  • ‘Doctor Who’ soundtrack album review: ‘The Day of the Doctor’ and ‘The Time of the Doctor’
    WHOOGLE shared this story from CultBox » Reviews. Fans know that Doctor Who music is music that gets stuff done. For the best part of a decade Murray Gold has created an accessible rhythm to saving the universe, and it’s one that’s too energetic, too fizzy, to just sit…

    November 19, 2014

  • Doctor Who Santa wont be evil in the Christmas special
    WHOOGLE shared this story from RadioTimes. The Children in Need preview of the Doctor Who Christmas special gave us all a much-needed glimpse of this year’s festive fun – but also suggested a divide between Father Christmas (Nick Frost) and the Doctor (Peter Capaldi). Unsmiling, the two men exchange…

    November 19, 2014

  • Doctor Who – Death In Heaven
    WHOOGLE shared this story from deviantART: Popular Doctor Who in the last 1 day.

    November 19, 2014

  • Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures – The Darkness of Glass cover revealed!
    WHOOGLE shared this story from Big Finish News RSS. It’s now approved and we’re delighted to share with you the cover for February’s Fourth Doctor and Leela adventure…

    November 19, 2014

  • Transmissions From Atlantis 90 – Doctor Who Series 8 Review
    WHOOGLE shared this story from Earth Station One. JC and Rita are back and we are going all in on Doctor Who this week. Joining us is Articles from the Shadow Proclamation and Dr Geek’s Lab’s Dr. Scott Viguie to break down everything there is to know about Series…

    November 19, 2014

  • 51 Days of Doctor Who: Empty Child
    WHOOGLE shared this story from Doctor Kawaii. The Empty Child, The Plague, Gas Mask Zombie, whatever you wanted to call it, you wanted it to stay AWAY. When a group of nanogenes from a Chula ambulance crash land to earth by mistake (courtesy of Jack Harkness), the first person they find…

    November 19, 2014

  • WHATEVER HAPPENED TO… THE BRIGADIER, part one
    WHOOGLE shared this story from type40 – Doctor Who news and views. Our Brigadier theme continues with a new three-part article looking at the Brigadier’s presence, or lack thereof, in the series since it returned in 2005, with guest contributor, Chris McKeon… I am a Doctor Who fan. Although…

    November 18, 2014

  • LISTEN: Debating Doctor Who: Death In Heaven, The Pandorica Opens and The Big Bang
    WHOOGLE shared this story from Following The Nerd. Ready to talk some Doctor Who? Yeah us too… so pull up your headphones and join Caroline and Alastair  as they get into the nitty-gritty, timey-wimey Season 8 may be over, but Alasdair and Caroline have no plans of slowing down…

    November 18, 2014

  • Dirty WHOers Podcast – Episode 76
    WHOOGLE shared this story from Dirty Whoers. This time around we shoot the breeze on ‘Into the Dalek [2014] [1975] and chat about the usual bickering fluff. I won’t win any awards, but it’s mercifully short. Radiation quandary. Clara the b’atch. 80’s X-men cosplay blargh. Ripping kids. A Field…

    November 18, 2014

  • Steven Moffat I worried about changing Doctor Who
    WHOOGLE shared this story from RadioTimes. After more than 50 years, 12 lead actors and several hundred episodes, the legacy of Doctor Who has never been greater – and Steven Moffat is feeling the pressure. Speaking yesterday at a panel to promote the series eight DVD, Moffat was asked…

    November 18, 2014

  • Doctor Who: Who could replace Jenna Coleman in the TARDIS in 2015?
    WHOOGLE shared this story from Metro » Entertainment | Metro UK. Jenna Coleman plays Clara Oswald but will she be back after the Christmas special (Picture: BBC) With the news that Doctor Who actress Jenna Coleman has not yet signed on for the the next series of the BBC…

    November 18, 2014

Posted November 19, 2014 by Whoogle News in Doctor Who News

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Weekend Doctor Who Roundup   Leave a comment

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  • Reading Doctor Who
    WHOOGLE shared this story from Corleones & Lannisters. For this past week, I have been wondering, what should I write about, now that Doctor Who is over? I have grown accustomed to mostly publishing posts about it: reviews, previews, promos, you name it. And now my brain is paralysed…

    November 16, 2014

  • Death in Heaven – Final Ratings
    WHOOGLE shared this story from Doctor Who News. 7.60 million watched the UK transmission of Death in Heaven according to consolidated figures available today, which include those recording the programme and watching within one week of transmission. The final chart position should be available later in the week. Doctor…

    November 16, 2014

  • Top Doctor Who Regenerations
    WHOOGLE shared this story from moviepilot.com rss feed. The Doctor is a famous time traveling mad man in a blue police box. He has been played by 13 different actors(14 if you count peter Cushing) As a timelord he can regenerate into a new man. Here Im couting down…

    November 16, 2014

  • 51 Days of Doctor Who: Zygon
    WHOOGLE shared this story from Doctor Kawaii. They’re squishy, sucky, wiggly, and have an amazing ability to yell and whisper at the same time. The Zygons were a humanoid octosquid/bacon hybrid that had were venomous, could make a body print (shapeshift) into  someone if they managed to capture the real someone and…

    November 16, 2014

  • Doctor Who: Six Reasons To Revive The 6th And 7th Doctors
    WHOOGLE shared this story from WhatCulture.com. BBC In nearly ten years since Doctor Who’s resurrection, three of the five still-living actors to play the title role before 2005 have (at least in some capacity) reprised their role onscreen. Peter Davison appeared as the Fifth Doctor, alongside future son-in-law David Tennant’s Tenth,…

    November 15, 2014

  • On The Time Lash podcast – Slavering Internet Idiots: The Series 8 Overview
    WHOOGLE shared this story from On The Time Lash podcast. Ben and Mark take a break from their look at the 10th Doctor’s debut…

    November 15, 2014

  • “I’ll leave Doctor Who but never Sherlock,” say Moffat
    WHOOGLE shared this story from Following The Nerd. Doctor Who and Sherlock showrunner Steven Moffat has made his intentions clear when it comes to his role in the future of the two shows. Speaking to Assignment X, Moffat said that Doctor Who is great but it means other work…

    November 15, 2014

  • Doctor Who Clara Oswald WILL be back for the Christmas special
    WHOOGLE shared this story from RadioTimes. “Clara. I want you to step inside the Tardis. I don’t want you to talk. I want you to do as I ask. Please.” With those words, Peter Capaldi’s Doctor confirms what we hoped but were still not quite sure of following the…

    November 15, 2014

  • IN PRINT – CURATION Part 5
    WHOOGLE shared this story from In Print Comic. First   Previous  Next  Latest  Sometimes it just all comes together. This arc was always going to centre around wigs, but after last week’s revelation regarding the Brig we just had to include his 70s facial hair in our wig guide. Not just…

    November 15, 2014

  • The Whostorian Episode 93 – Death Of A Plot In Heaven
    WHOOGLE shared this story . Details Category: Doctor Who Podcasts Published on Friday, 14 November 2014 13:18 Written by Stylin’ Steve Hits: 64 Season 5 Epsiode 13: Shannon & Steve are back to close out Series 8. This week the hate is in full effect as the boys Rant…

    November 15, 2014

  • Tim’s Take On: Episode 253(Whooverville 6 first podcasters panel)
    WHOOGLE shared this story from Tim’s Take On…. With Dr Who over for a while it’s time to bring you some convention coverage, first up it’s the first of four panels from late August’s Whooverville event in Derby. This panel from the podcasters room features actors Sinead Micheal, Lauren…

    November 15, 2014

  • 51 Days of Doctor Who: Quarks
    WHOOGLE shared this story from Doctor Kawaii. Robot servants of the Dominators, and roughly the size of a box just large enough a BBC intern could fit into and move around in, the Quarks acted both as guard-bots and drillers. Their job was to dig a big hole in…

    November 15, 2014

  • Dr Who – the season finale….
    WHOOGLE shared this story from Forbidden Planet Blog. Now, normally I post these on Saturday before the new episode airs. However, with no new episode until Christmas Day I figured we’d do it early. However…. SPOILERS… Well, the finale… All three Brutons sat there in some expectation about this…

    November 14, 2014

  • Behind the scenes Doctor Who footage includes incredible retro Cybermen
    WHOOGLE shared this story from RadioTimes. The Cybermen have had more upgrades than the iPhone. The latest model, a sleek Iron Man meets Transformers version, was last seen in the Doctor Who series 8 finale. But a show reel from the people who made the mechanical monstrosities highlights other…

    November 14, 2014

  • The Doctor Said What? The Best Speeches From From ‘Doctor Who’
    WHOOGLE shared this story from ScienceFiction.com. Every great show has great speeches, and ‘Doctor Who‘ is no exception. Over fifty years and twelve incarnations, the Doctor has been saying and doing great things. Today, at the end of the first season for the twelfth doctor, we look back on…

    November 14, 2014

  • Modern ‘Doctor Who’: Where Are They Now?
    WHOOGLE shared this story from Anglophenia. John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness. (BBC) For the purposes of brevity, let’s assume everyone is fairly familiar with the current career whereabouts of Christopher Eccleston (The Leftovers), Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful), David Tennant (Broadchurch), Arthur Darvill (also Broadchurch), Freema Agyeman (the upcoming…

    November 14, 2014

  • Doctor Who: 10 Biggest Facepalm Moments
    WHOOGLE shared this story from WhatCulture.com. BBC Doctor Who is legendary, but Doctor Who is also sci-fi. Even modern day writing marvels such as Russell T Davies, Mark Gatiss and (yes) Steven Moffat can appreciate that sci-fi often involves some sort of surrealism that really has no practical solution. Sometimes…

    November 14, 2014

  • Its official Sherlock and the Doctor will never meet
    WHOOGLE shared this story from RadioTimes. Bad news, Wholockians – despite previously suggesting it might possibly happen, it looks like Steven Moffat isn’t ever going to deliver the fabled Sherlock/Doctor Who crossover that so many fans desire.  “It can’t happen,” the writer said at a Royal Television Society event…

    November 14, 2014

Posted November 16, 2014 by Whoogle News in Doctor Who News

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