The Doctor needs your help… The Daleks have engineered a supernova of epic proportions that has damaged the TARDIS, and now the devastating shock wave is heading to Earth. Only the combined power of a million micro:bits can save the TARDIS, the Doctor and the world!
On Tuesday 28th March at 11am, you can help the Doctor and join the UK's biggest classroom with our special live and interactive Doctor Who and the micro:bit Live Lesson.
BBC Live Lessons support teachers and bring curriculum content to life. These broadcasts are streamed live from location to classrooms across the UK through the Live Lessons website. Please note the live stream will only be available in the UK.
Using their BBC micro:bit, students will be challenged to help the Doctor defeat the Daleks and save Earth in this epic 50 minute adventure. This lesson is aimed at 11-13 year olds and is devised around computational thinking skills, with guest experts from the fields of web search and computer gaming.
Find out more about the Doctor Who and the micro:bit Live Lesson and get your micro:bits ready… The Doctor needs you!
Here's a short taster of what BBC Live Lessons are all about and another date for the diary is Monday 24th April, as the adventure will continue with lots more great new Doctor Who curriculum linked projects and another mission set by the Doctor… Watch this space (and time)!
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A panel at ConGT with Andrew Cartmel, Frazer Hines, Colin Spaull, and Sophie Aldred
What did the latest trailer tell us about the new series..? What were our fave bits and what questions did it have us asking..?
1. The new series is going to rock. Yep, we’re getting that one out of the way from the get go. It’s packed with humour, action and all the usual Doctor-y goodness we expect from our favourite Time Lord!
2. Bill likes to get involved, ask questions… But will it be a non-stop fun ride? In an earlier trailer we heard the Doctor’s new companion say, ‘I wouldn't miss it for the world, even if it kills me.’ And here we see her having the time of her life, but judging from the shot of her looking all teary, there’s also sadness in store…
3. We already knew the Daleks were back but in a teasery twist we see a female humanoid saying, ‘Exterminate!’ What’s that about?
4. Missy = so fine. We got our first glimpse of Michelle Gomez as Missy in the new series and yes, it was a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment but yes, it’s got us amped for the return of the ‘Queen of Evil’!
5. Nardole… We love Matt Lucas’ character and we were over the moon(base) when it was announced he was a big part of the new series. Inevitably, his bits in the trailer brought smiles to our faces…
6. Talking of smiles… Well, sort of. Smilies. Emoticons… It’s a new robot! Bill claims it speaks emoji. Intriguing…
7. And how cool is this new look Ice Warrior? (Pun intended.)
8. We knew the Mondasian Cybermen were returning but every time we see them they get creepier. This latest look at the Doctor’s old foes was a great reminder of just how chilling they can be…
9. The Doctor seems to be having a high old time! This makes us happy. Just does. To quote his words from the trailer: ‘Bring it!’
10. Bill and Nardole’s excellent adventure with the Doctor begins on Saturday, April 15th with ‘The Pilot’, the opening episode of the new series. Cannot. Wait!
What were your fave bits of the trailer and what questions did it have you asking? Join the debate on Twitter using #TimeForHeroes to get involved!
A new image for Doctor Who series 10 is released, ahead of a 60-second trailer for the series premiering on BBC One tonight (Monday, 13th March) during half-time of the FA Cup quarter final match between Chelsea and Manchester United.
The image features Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, with Pearl Mackie as his new companion Bill Potts, and Matt Lucas as Nardole. Doctor Who returns to BBC One on Saturday 15 April with episode 1, The Pilot.
The original Mondasian Cybermen return to Doctor Who as filming begins on the final block of the forthcoming series…
Filming has begun on the final two episodes of Doctor Who series 10, with this first look image revealing the return of a much-feared classic foe.
The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) is pictured with the Mondasian Cybermen – the original version of the Doctor’s deadly enemies who hail from the planet Mondas and have not been seen in Doctor Who for over fifty years.
The Mondasian Cybermen - Peter Capaldi’s long-time favourite foe - will return in episodes 11 and 12 of the series, alongside Capaldi as the Doctor, Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts, Matt Lucas as Nardole and Michelle Gomez as Missy. The episodes, written by Steven Moffat and directed by Rachel Talalay, are now filming in Cardiff.
The new series of Doctor Who begins on BBC One on Saturday 15 April - watch the latest trailer!
The Ice Warriors are back in the new season Doctor Who – hurrah! To celebrate their return we’ve pulled together 6 facts about the menacing Martians…
The Ice Warriors’ 2017 return is written by Mark Gatiss, who also wrote their comeback adventure, Cold War, back in 2013. In that story Mark was keen to explore the mysteries of the Martians and more than 40 years after they first appeared, the episode featured the first full reveal of an Ice Warrior’s face!
Above: Bernard Bresslaw becoming the first Ice Warrior!
Carry On Doctor Who!
The first Ice Warrior to feature in Doctor Who was played by Bernard Bresslaw, better known as one of the Carry On gang. Ironically, just before working on The Ice Warriors he’d starred in Carry On Doctor!
The cold never bothered them, anyway…
The Tenth Doctor never faced the Ice Warriors but he was obviously a big fan. In The Waters of Mars he described them as ‘a fine and noble race who built an empire out of snow’.
Above: Neighbour from hell? It's the sinister Sutekh, from Pyramids of Mars.
The Ice Warriors aren’t the only sinister species from the Red Planet… Other aliens from Mars (either natives of the planet or just visiting) include the Flood from The Waters of Mars and the wonderfully named ‘Ambassadors of Death’ who gave the Doctor problems in the adventure of that name in 1971. Finally, although the diabolical Sutekh was actually an Osiran, he travelled to Mars during his attempt to destroy Earth… No wonder the planet is sometimes known as the ‘Bringer of War’.
The Ice Warrior that appeared in Cold War had a number of changes from the original design - most notably he had hands instead of clamps. Mark Gatiss recalled seeing the latest versions on set: ‘I was knocked out when I saw the result. Lots of the crew didn’t know they were a famous returning baddie… they just reacted to them as a really cool, scary monster. Perfect!’
Above: Skaldak gets a chilly reception from the crew of the Firebird in Cold War.