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My son Dom cosplaying the 12th Dr Who.

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My son Dom cosplaying the 12th Dr Who.

Dom is quite an expert on all the Dr's and has cosplayed them all. He would have been going to a Comic Con event today in Birmingham but it was cancelled due to the weather so I took some pics instead.

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My son Dom cosplaying the 12th Dr Who.

johnm9128 posted a photo:

My son Dom cosplaying the 12th Dr Who.

Dom is quite an expert on all the Dr's and has cosplayed them all. He would have been going to a Comic Con event today in Birmingham but it was cancelled due to the weather so I took some pics instead.

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My son Dom cosplaying the 12th Dr Who.

johnm9128 posted a photo:

My son Dom cosplaying the 12th Dr Who.

Dom is quite an expert on all the Dr's and has cosplayed them all. He would have been going to a Comic Con event today in Birmingham but it was cancelled due to the weather so I took some pics instead.

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My son Dom cosplaying the 12th Dr Who.

johnm9128 posted a photo:

My son Dom cosplaying the 12th Dr Who.

Dom is quite an expert on all the Dr's and has cosplayed them all. He would have been going to a Comic Con event today in Birmingham but it was cancelled due to the weather so I took some pics instead.

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My son Dom cosplaying the 12th Dr Who.

johnm9128 posted a photo:

My son Dom cosplaying the 12th Dr Who.

Dom is quite an expert on all the Dr's and has cosplayed them all. He would have been going to a Comic Con event today in Birmingham but it was cancelled due to the weather so I took some pics instead.

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Doctor Who: David Bradley on playing the First Doctor and imitating ... - Radio Times


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What are Steven Moffat's Desert Island Doctor Whos – and why did Matt Smith “punch his pillow in frustration”? - Radio Times


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What are Steven Moffat's Desert Island Doctor Whos – and why did Matt Smith “punch his pillow in frustration”?
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David had been the face of Doctor Who and when we announced Matt, people thought he was too young, too pretty, his chin is ridiculous. Matt went through a year of being hated, before the show went out. He still talks about it. He used to go to bed and ...

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The 13 Best – and Worst – Presents in Doctor Who History!

Christmas is a time for family and friends, for relaxing and watching the Doctor Who special… But let’s be honest, it’s also a time for gifts, gifts, gifts!

The Doctor never seems materialistic (‘I don’t want money… I've got no use for the stuff!’) but he’s given some cracking presents over the years! And so in this special festive feature we look at the best – and some of the worst – gifts that have been given in the show’s 54 year history…

What a picture!

One of Bill’s big regrets was not having any photos of her late mum… The Doctor secretly popped back in time, took a load of snaps and then left them for his new companion to treasure forever. In terms of gifts, that’s got to define ‘picture perfect’.

Come fly with me

As a ‘thank you’ to Martha for helping him sort out the Judoon platoon on the moon, the Doctor gave her a TARDIS pass (so to speak) and took her to Olde England, New Earth and New York in the 1930s. As thank you presents go, that definitely beats a bunch of flowers from the garage.

A girl’s best friend

After leaving the TARDIS, Sarah Jane Smith visited her Aunt Lavinia for the seasonal holidays and found a present the Doctor had left her… K-9! Sarah and her new ‘best friend’ formed a great partnership, fighting evil and injustice and ensuring this dog wasn’t just for Christmas.

A gift of the TARDIS…

The Fourth Doctor called it ‘…a Time Lord’s gift I allow you to share…’ and the Ninth termed it ‘a gift of the TARDIS’. But wherever the gift is from, it’s a corker – the ability to converse in and understand almost any language in the universe! Now that translates as cool however you look at it.

Sonic saviour!

A sonic screwdriver has to be one of the best presents ever but when the Doctor gave River Song a sonic it turned out to be the device that saved her life (sort of) and let her live with her friends in harmony forever (sort of).

Jackpot!

The Doctor gave Donna a lottery ticket for her wedding present, bought with £1 that was given to him by her dad. Scooping the triple rollover jackpot meant Donna probably wouldn’t be rushing back to temp work any time soon…

Presents to Ponder

Donna may have won the lottery with her wedding present but the Doctor gifted the Ponds a gorgeous house and Rory’s dream car. Rory’s only fear was that Amy would reject them. ‘She’ll say that we can’t accept it because it’s too extravagant and we’ll always feel a crippling sense of obligation...’ he told the Doctor, bravely adding, ‘It’s a risk I’m willing to take.’

Flower power

Fair play to Amy – she didn’t just receive good presents, she knew how to pick them. After meeting Vincent Van Gogh, as a thank you for his help, she bought a dazzling amount of sunflowers and displayed them in his courtyard, hoping it would inspire him to start painting some of his most famous works. Although he voiced reluctance to commit them to canvas, the Doctor felt sure he’d rise to the challenge…

Magic carpet?

Bill gave the Doctor a rug for Christmas, which the TARDIS later landed on, suggesting to Bill that her new tutor had even more secrets than she realised… Okay, a rug may not be the most exciting present in the world but after everything the Doctor has done for humanity, it felt nice that he was finally getting a little something back.

But not all the gifts in Doctor Who have been so superb… Here’s our list of four of the worst presents…

Breath of fresh air!

Okay, it’s the thought that counts, but when the great and the good gathered to watch the destruction of Earth and the Doctor felt compelled to give Jabe (above) a gift, he could surely have had a root round his pockets for a jelly baby or a banana or pretty much anything apart from ‘air from my lungs’. To be fair, Jabe seemed tickled to death and called it ‘intimate’ but we don’t recommend breathing all over your best friend next time you forget their birthday…

A host of golden daffo-kills…

In the first adventure to feature the Master, the Autons looked like they’d turned over a new leaf when they started handing out daffodils to the general public. Unfortunately, these synthetic flowers ‘came alive’, spat out a film of plastic and caused a spate of deaths across England. And we thought hay fever was bad.

Crystal clear?

The Doctor’s former companion, Jo, had one of those awkward moments when she decided to return the Time Lord’s wedding present… Turns out the blue crystal of Metebelis 3 was, well, cursed! Jo’s guides through the Amazon branded the gem ‘bad magic’ and insisted that ‘it goes or they go…’ Turns out it was just as well she ditched the gift as the next person to examine it was seized by a malign, invisible force and was mysteriously killed moments after handling the crystal… What can we say? Hope you kept the receipt, Doctor…

Killer present…

Worst gift ever? In Pyramids of Mars, Sutekh’s servant is a barrel of laughs, emerging from the sarcophagus above and declaring: ‘I bring Sutekh’s gift of death to all humanity...’ That’s one prezzie we think we’ll skip, thanks.

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... TV movie from 2013 about the behind-the-scenes of the creation of Doctor Who and the production of the first four seasons. An Adventure in Space and Time was written by Mark Gatiss. Moffat's replacement will be Chris Chibnall, who has already ...

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Pearl Mackie thinks there's “more to explore” with her Doctor Who character Bill - Radio Times


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Pearl Mackie thinks there's “more to explore” with her Doctor Who character Bill
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“I think one of the things about Bill is that she's very real,” she went on. “She's very human – and with any person, there's always more to explore. “It's not like 'Oh OK that's great, that's it, that's my book, I'm done.' Do you know what I mean ...

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Steven Moffat on not casting a female Doctor Who lead sooner: 'This isn't a show exclusively for progressive liberals' - The Independent


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Steven Moffat on not casting a female Doctor Who lead sooner: 'This isn't a show exclusively for progressive liberals'
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He doesn't regret the decision, however, and said he was mindful of the "Daily Mail-readings viewers'" concerns that a gender-swap regeneration wouldn't be consistent with the character. "This isn't a show exclusively for progressive liberals; this is ...

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Steven Moffat reveals the one thing he'd do differently if he was in charge of Doctor Who again - Radio Times


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Steven Moffat reveals the one thing he'd do differently if he was in charge of Doctor Who again
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However, the coming conclusion to Moffat's era at the helm of Doctor Who has also left him reflective on what might have been – and the screenwriter now says that if he had his go at the top job a second time, he'd probably do things a little bit ...
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Doctor, Doctor! Our Five Fave Multi-Doctor Adventures!

There’s always something special about a multi-Doctor story. The return of familiar faces, the moments where the Doctors banter and bicker and the feeling that the Time Lord is finally speaking to someone who understands the danger and excitement of his world…

As we look ahead to Twice Upon a Time where the current ‘version’ meets his first self – the original, you might say – we look back on five of our fave multi-Doctor adventures.

The Five Doctors

The show’s twentieth anniversary special is so charming and fun it’s impossible to dislike. The Second Doctor teams up with the Brig, the Third Doctor is back with the returning Sarah Jane Smith and the Fifth Doctor works with the First to find out whose crazy scheme has put Gallifrey and his own existence in jeopardy. Loads of fan-pleasing cameos and great footage of the Fourth Doctor courtesy of Shada, the unfinished adventure originally intended to close season 17. Maybe don’t look too closely at the plot… Just enjoy one of the most nostalgic reunion parties Doctor Who ever hosted!

Time Crash

The first of a few multi-Doctor stories written by Steven Moffat clocks in at under ten minutes but still manages to deliver drama, humour and an ‘awww’ moment we can all relate to as the Tenth Doctor tells the Fifth, ‘You were my Doctor…’ The first multi-Doctor story since the show’s return in 2005, it manages to be an essential part of the Tenth Doctor’s travels whilst remaining an affectionate nod to the show’s past. Or as the Tenth Doctor himself summed it up, ‘All my love to long ago…’

Day of the Daleks

We’re popping this one into the list as Day of the Daleks was the very first adventure where the Doctor met, chatted and interacted with himself! It’s often overlooked because we see two versions of the same (Third) Doctor and the multi-Doctor scene is relatively short. But it’s a cracking adventure – Steven Moffat points out how fantastic it is – and crucially, it set an important precedent… Whilst Day of the Daleks opened the show’s ninth season, the tenth season kicked off with the first of the full on multi-Doctor stories in the form of…

The Three Doctors

Let’s be honest. The first adventure where the Doctor meets previous versions of himself has a few – ahem – issues. The ‘gell guards’  aren’t the most convincing enemies and when the Brigadier declares UNIT HQ is ‘a top secret security establishment’ it’s baffling to see a massive sign outside the building minutes later, announcing exactly what the complex is and even who’s in charge of it!

But the whole thing really gets going when the Second Doctor rocks up and starts arguing with the (then incumbent) Third Doctor. Their marvellously tetchy dynamic is often played for laughs but when the crisis facing the cosmos is revealed they switch to serious mode and conspire to lend the story an extra gravitas. Throw in cameos from the First Doctor, notably his amused reaction to his future selves – ‘So you’re my replacements? A dandy and a clown!’ – and we have a cracking four-parter that celebrated the show’s tenth season in style!

The Day of the Doctor

The big one. All twelve Doctors joining forces to save Gallifrey? ‘No, sir! All thirteen!’ Hard to imagine anything else being crammed into this glorious adventure that marked Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary… A ‘secret’ Doctor? Check. Ten and Eleven being perfect together? Check. Daleks, Zygons, awesome Time War action, Tom Baker cameo and a great fez gag? Check, check, check, check, check!

Honourable mentions…

A few adventures almost made it into our top five including The Two Doctors which featured the return not just of the Second Doctor and Jamie, but (after an absence of over half a decade) the Sontarans. The Name of the Doctor introduced the War Doctor in a memorable scene that showed the Eleventh Doctor facing him with contempt and of course, we can’t miss out the incredible The Doctor Falls that finished with the Twelfth Doctor meeting the First…

So, will those two Doctors get along? And what dangers will they face? You can find out on Christmas Day in Twice Upon a Time!

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The Christmas Invasion… of Doctor Who Goodies!

This year’s Doctor Who Adventure Calendar kicks off today with a very special treat that gives you access to the ultimate Christmas box – the TARDIS!

Simply visit the Adventure Calendar and click on Day One to begin your journey around the Doctor’s ‘frankly magnificent’ home. You’ll be able to move around and explore, and as it’s a time machine, you’re also able to pop back in time and revisit some of the Twelfth Doctor’s most memorable moments with clips and photos celebrating his era.

But there’s more! The TARDIS will also be landing throughout the twittersphere during December with a festive Doctor Who emoji that’s triggered by using one or more of the following hashtags:

#DoctorWho
#DrWho
#DoctorWhoXmas
#DrWhoXmas
#DWXmas

To join in the fun and have the seasonal spaceship materialize in your messages, just get tweeting using one of the phrases above.

In the weeks ahead the Adventure Calendar will be delivering a sleighful of goodies including must-see videos, pics, quizzes and other festive features, all looking forward to Twice Upon a Time, this year’s Christmas episode that sees the Doctor, the First Doctor and Bill join forces as the Time Lord approaches regeneration…

We’ll be unlocking at least one new piece of content every day on the run up to the Christmas Special, so be sure to set your space/time co-ordinates for this site every day before the Doctor returns!

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Doctor Who Christmas special synopsis promises “enchanted glass people” – and the voice of a Torchwood actor - Radio Times


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Doctor Who Christmas special synopsis promises “enchanted glass people” – and the voice of a Torchwood actor
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Back in September, a synopsis for the Doctor Who Christmas special surfaced via an online retailer offering pre-orders of the DVD. It promised us “Two Doctors stranded in a forbidding snowscape, refusing to face regeneration” and warned that the Doctor ...

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Twice Upon A Time: The Doctor Who Christmas Special

The magical final chapter of the Twelfth Doctor’s (Peter Capaldi) journey sees the Time Lord team up with his former self, the first ever Doctor (David Bradley - Harry Potter, Game of Thrones) and a returning Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), for one last adventure.

Two Doctors stranded in an Arctic snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. Enchanted glass people, stealing their victims from frozen time. And a World War One captain destined to die on the battlefield, but taken from the trenches to play his part in the Doctor's story.

An uplifting new tale about the power of hope in humanity’s darkest hours, Twice Upon A Time marks the end of an era. But as the Doctor must face his past to decide his future, his journey is only just beginning...

Twice Upon A Time is written by Steven Moffat, directed by Rachel Talalay, and executive produced by Brian Minchin. The 60 minute special guest stars Mark Gatiss as The Captain and Nikki Amuka-Bird as the voice of the glass woman, and will see Peter Capaldi’s Doctor regenerate into the Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker).

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A Christmas Treat From The BBC

The BBC will deliver an early Christmas present to the North of England this December with free screenings of its most eagerly-awaited festive TV shows.

Fans of Doctor Who will be able to see the 2017 Christmas Special before anyone else. The adventure, Twice Upon a Time, will see Peter Capaldi as the Doctor for the last time, joined by David Bradley who reprises his role as the First Doctor, while Pearl Mackie returns as Bill Potts and Mark Gatiss guest stars as the Captain.

Fans will be able to enjoy a preview of the episode, apart from the last few moments which will be kept as a surprise until the BBC One broadcast on Christmas Day.

And in two cities, children will be able to get an exclusive preview of an animated version of the classic book, The Highway Rat. The adaptation, produced by Magic Light Pictures, is an animated version of the Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler favourite about a greedy rat who steals food. Viewers will be able to see it in Newcastle and Hull.

The League of Gentlemen also returns to BBC Two this Christmas with three brand-new episodes to celebrate the group’s 20th anniversary at the BBC. The first episode will be shown in Hartlepool and York as part of the premiere tour.

Starting in Hartlepool and finishing just before Christmas Day in Bradford, the tour will take in eight locations across northern England to spread a little festive fun throughout the region. As well as a sneak peek of these hotly-anticipated shows, fans will also be able to pose for photos on the BBC’s red carpet and with props from the programmes.

Tickets are available through a ballot which opened today (Thursday, 23 November) for 10 days. For more information about dates and venues, and to apply for tickets, visit the BBC Shows and Tours website.

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Preview of Torchwood #2
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During the cleanup operation in the explosive aftermath of the Navigator/ Vervoid plot to take over the world, Jack and Gwen received some unexpected news from their least favorite hologram… Captain John Hart! He has discovered the aliens' true plan ...