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iPlayer Gets Social

Imagine travelling forward from 1999 to 2010. It’d be a hell of an eye opener. Huge HD televisions with crystal clear images, mobile phones that go way beyond just texting and calling people, Internet connections that mean it doesn’t take half an hour to load up a website and Doctor Who, back where it should…

“Gripping”

That’s the word that Terry Pratchett, creator of the popular Discworld novels, has used to describe the new series of Doctor Who. The author has praised the show but also pointed out when he find it difficult to lose himself in the plotting: “I think there was an episode where the TARDIS towed planet Earth…

Moffat’s Finalé Tease

The Grand Moff has been teasing Doctor Who Magazine with closely guarded details for the finale. Steven Moffat has explained that events come to a head in the cliff-hanger for The Pandorica Opens. “It’s not just the cliffhanger for Episode 12,” he said, “it’s like the cliffhanger for every single episode up until that point….

Darvill: “I feel privileged”

How could anyone hate Arthur Darvill? Not only does he play the completely besotted Rory with brilliant panache but he also feels ‘privileged’ to do so. Speaking to TV Choice, Darvill explained that he is pleased with the storyline he’s been given. “I feel privileged every day,” he said. “I think Steven Moffat has written…

Writing DW “an honour”

Meera Syal, star of comedy series Goodness Gracious me, has praised both the “classic” and “new” series of Doctor Who. It seems that Meera, currently playing Nasreen Chaudhry in The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood, has a fondness for how the show used to be made: “Part of its quaintness was that it was sometimes slightly amateur……

The Doctor Who Policy

The BBC has released its Statements of Programme Policy (SoPPs) for the next year, stating how it intends to maintain and improve the quality of its output for the public. Among the content priorities, the Beeb will strive to create ambitious UK drama which obviously includes Doctor Who. The report delves deeply into what the…

Cold Blood Trailer

Things are looking set to hot up in Doctor Who tonight in the conversely-titled Cold Blood – we’ve got a clip for you below, so if you don’t want to know in advance, look away now! Featured in this clip are Neve McIntosh as Restac, Arthur Darvill as Rory, Robert Pugh as Tony Mack, Nia…

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