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Scheduling & Format

We’ve already seen today how the next series of Doctor Who will commence shooting in September – quite a bit later than usual. So what is the long term impact of this? BBC chief Jay Hunt has apparently told Digital Spy: “We’re talking about what form Doctor Who will take. I think the interesting thing…

Doctor Who & the Licence Fee

It’s all go in Edinburgh this weekend as the International Television Festival pushes on, with big talks by BBC Director General Mark Thompson and an appearance by Doctor Who producer Steven Moffat. All focus – thanks to the Murdoch-backed media and a few pointless cases – is on the BBC licence fee, and whether it…

The BBC Chronicles

Will future generations be able to remember important BBC television episodes that are lost forever? If researchers at the BBC have anything to do with it, then yes. Helen Papadopoulos (the Project Manager) has been set the task of chronicling a complete and comprehensive broadcast history by the BBC from its inception in 1922, the…

Courtesy of the Daleks!

Wanted:  The person who created the picture found in this article. Reward:  £1,000,000 Recognition and an e-pat on the back. If you’ve been surfing the Anglophenia section of the BBC America website this week, you may have caught a glimpse of this Dalek-style “While You Were Out” tag that would be even more superb if…

Toby Hadoke’s Now I Know My BBC

There can now only be a few die-hard Doctor Who fans that are not familiar with Toby Hadoke (or, indeed, friends with him on facebook).  Hadoke came to prominence a few years ago with his one-man comedy show Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf, the success of which has facilitated regular ‘appearances’ on BBC DVD…

Savage, Clarke, And Deadly Robots

You: Robots in a 1940s-style film noir detective movie made by Doctor Who veterans?  Tell me more! Kasterborous: Okay, I will!  In 2009, a short film directed by Doctor Who concept artist Matt Savage that starred Ricky Mickey Noel Clarke and was called Reign of Death screened at film festivals in London and California, and…

Doctor Who Live: Worth The Money?

The Belfast Telegraph has recently published an article, found here at the California Chronicle website, questioning whether the ticket prices for Doctor Who: Live are too expensive.  Noting that the highest-priced seats for those living in Northern Ireland sell for £42.50, the news agent cites the consumer-clever Dr. Chris Strugnall as saying: “For a family…

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