As part of Children in Need in the UK, a special clip from this year’s Christmas special, Twice Upon a Time, has aired.
Check it out below.
As previously reported, this year’s Christmas special will be on the big screen at selected cinemas, ABC’s iview as soon as it has finished airing in the UK, and on the ABC itself at 7:30pm on Boxing Day night. Once it’s finished, switch over to ABC Comedy (previously ABC2) to watch the Christmas special of Whovians!
BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand and Sharmill Films have confirmed that this year’s Christmas Special – Twice Upon a Time – is to receive a cinema release on Boxing Day!
That’s right, the epic finale to the Peter Capaldi era of Doctor Who is coming to Australian cinemas, featuring the return of Pearl Mackie and special guests Mark Gatiss and David Bradley. The event will also introduce the Thirteenth Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker.
The cinema event will also feature two exclusive bonus pieces, taking audiences behind the scenes of the filming of this holiday special and celebrating the tenures of Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and Steven Moffat as showrunner and lead writer.
It has also been confirmed that the episode will be immediately available on ABC iview after the UK broadcast, and will be on ABC TV at 7:30pm on 26 December. Straight afterwards, fans can join Rove and his guests for a special regeneration episode of Whovians, at 8:30pm on ABC COMEDY (previously ABC2).
For a list of cinemas that will be airing the Christmas special, head over to Sharmill Films website here.
For a trailer to whet your appetite for the Christmas special, click below!
This month will see the 54th anniversary of our favourite show along with the 37th anniversary of club publication Data Extract. The DWCA is ready to celebrate with a digital comic made exclusively for club members – Wrath of the Cyber-Spider.
It’s from the same team who brought you Liberation from the Daleks and features all twelve incarnations of the Doctor plus the War Doctor too! Plus bonus features include interviews with Nicola Bryant, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy as well as a pin-up gallery covering the extensive history of DWCA Publishing.
Club members should be receiving an email in their inbox today with a link to download the publication. And if you’re not a club member – make sure you join so you too can make the most of exclusive material like this.
It is with sorrow that we report on the passing of Dudley Simpson.
Dudley worked on over 290 episodes of Doctor Who, writing the score to over sixty stories. His music provided the soundtrack to the majority of adventures of the first four Doctors. He also wrote title music for Blake’s 7 and The Tomorrow People.
Dudley was born in Australia on the 4th of October, 1922. He studied orchestration and composition at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. His entry into Television was meeting a BBC executive at a party. From there, it was his work on drama Moonstrike that bought him to the attention of Mervyn Pinfeld who recruited him to write music for the First Doctor Story – Planet of Giants. He wrote scores to such memorable stories such as Fury from the Deep, Seeds of Death, Terror of the Autons, Genesis of the Daleks, and many many more.
In addition to being behind the scenes, he appeared on camera as the Conductor in episode 4 of The Talons of Weng-Chiang.
Dudley also appeared at Whovention 2013, where he was able to regale attendees with stories from his time working on the show.
Jamie Childs has been confirmed as a director working on the first production block of series eleven. Childs was responsible for directing the 13th Doctor reveal of Jodie Whittaker.
At this time, it hasn’t been confirmed which episodes will be shot during this production block.
Childs has been involved in shooting commercials which won a number of awards. He has also been involved in directing Stan Lee’s Lucky Man. He has also previously worked as a second unit director for series one of Poldark.
As previously posted by the DWCA, Shada is being re-released with fresh animation. For more information on the history of Shada, please refer to the original post, here.
Now we can confirm that in addition to the home media release, Shada will also receive a limited cinema release from the 24th of November! For more information and to find your closest cinema, please visit the below link to the cinema distributor, Sharmill Films.
The BBC have confirmed that for Series Eleven, the Doctor will have three companions!
From Left to Right, Mandip Gill, Bradley Walsh, Jodie Whittaker and Tosin Cole
Mandip will play Yasmin, Tosin will play Ryan and Bradley will play Graham.
Gill and Cole have both been in the UK series Hollyoaks, and Bradley is most best known for being the host of the UK quiz show, The Chase.
The BBC have also confirmed that series eleven will contain ten episodes, which will be fifty minutes long and the first episode being an hour in length.
Chris Chibnall said: “The new Doctor is going to need new friends. We’re thrilled to welcome Mandip, Tosin and Bradley to the Doctor Who family. They’re three of Britain’s brightest talents and we can’t wait to see them dive into brand new adventures with Jodie’s Doctor.
Jodie Whittaker said: “I am so excited to share this huge adventure with Mandip, Tosin and Bradley. It’s a dream team!”
Bradley Walsh added: “I remember watching William Hartnell as the first Doctor. Black and white made it very scary for a youngster like myself. I was petrified but even though I’d watch most of it from behind the sofa through my fingers, I became a fan. I then queued up for ages to get into the Carlton picture house in Watford to watch the great Peter Cushing appear as the Doctor in a full length feature film made in glorious colour. Am I thrilled to be part of this whole ground breaking new dawn for the Doctor?? Oh yes!”
Mandip Gill said: “I am over the moon to be joining the Doctor Who family. This is an iconic show with an amazing fanbase and I look forward to everything that brings. Certain roles seem unattainable and this is one of those, so much so I didn’t believe it to be true for the first few weeks. To be working alongside the likes of Jodie, Bradley and my old friend Tosin is thrilling. This show is worlds away from the work I’ve done previously and that’s the part that excites me the most.”
Tosin Cole said: “I’m grateful and excited to be a part of this journey with the team. I’m looking forward to jumping in this Doctor Who universe.”