Sunday, 20 October 2013


At last, fans are given the first official trailer for the upcoming special episode 'The Day Of The Doctor'.

With a strong sense of nostalgia, this exciting new video provides fans with the first glimpse of the episode...even if there isn't any direct footage.

Going on a step-by-step journey through each incarnation, viewers can also see the William Hartnell Doctor in colour for the first time.

Certainly raising the scale of the show, The Doctor himself fantastically describes the theme of the episode:

"I've been running all my lives. Through time and space. Every second of every minute of every day for over 900 years. I fought for peace in a universe at war. Now the time has come to face the choices I have made in the name of The Doctor. Our future depends on one single moment of one impossible day, the day I've been running from all my life. The Day of the Doctor."

...anyone excited?

Friday, 11 October 2013


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With much speculation surrounding the specificity of lost episodes, the BBC have finally announced the number and titles of those recovered after almost 50 years.

Of all the places in the world, the rare tapes that featured the Doctor’s second incarnation, Patrick Troughton, were found in Nigeria.

Having been tracked down by Director of Television International Enterprises Archives Phillip Morris and remastered to its original quality, fans are now thrilled to have the chance to watch episodes that until now have been unavailable.

Morris says: “My heart missed a beat as I wiped the dust off the cover and saw the words ‘Doctor Who’. And when I read the story code I realised I’d found something pretty special.”

Specifically, the stories within the found tapes include episodes 1,2,4,5 and 6 of the story ‘The Enemy of the World’ and episodes 2,4,5 and 6 of ‘The Web of Fear’. Much of the still-missing episodes will be restored using salvaged images and audio tapes.

The retrieved episodes had the Troughton incarnation face off against ‘Ramon Salamander’ with companions Jamie McGrimmon (Frazer Hines) and Victoria Waterfield (Deborah Watling), as well as the debut appearance of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (Nicholas Courtney).

They are now available to purchase from iTunes at £1.89 separately together for £9.99.

Click here to watch the BBC trailer.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013


In further celebration of the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, previously lost episodes of the William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton era have now been rediscovered.

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Whilst the official number is unspecified, these episodes have now been returned back to the BBC after weeks of speculation.

A press conference is also expected to be held later on this week that will report in full on the findings and inform fans on how they can gain access to the episodes.

Some of the Patrick Troughton episodes, of which haven’t been seen since the 1960s, were originally planned to be available for download from iTunes today, but reports confirm that the mentioned press conference later on this week will announce the postponed dates for the episodes’ availability instead.

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The total count for lost episodes of Doctor Who during the 1960s is officially 106 out of the 253 that were produced. Their ‘extermination’ came as a result of archive policies during the 1960s and 1970s, but due to further changes, have recently become available once again.

The Radio Times claims: “They are believed to originate from a haul discovered in Africa and have been digitally remastered for sale, although exact details remain sketchy.”

More updates available soon.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

50 'TIL 50TH!

Today marks a mere 50 days before audiences are finally treated to the broadcast of The Day of the Doctor, the 50th anniversary special episode of Doctor Who to be shown on November 23rd.

Alongside this countdown, BBC Worldwide have recently announced that the episode will be broadcast in over 75 countries. Such places include USA, Canada, Australia and various areas of Europe to name a few.

But in case you thought your T.V at home was the only way you could catch the episode, over 200 cinemas around the UK are simultaneously showing a live screening in 3D.

Tim Davie, chief executive of BBC Worldwide, said: “In its 50th anniversary year, we wanted to create a truly international event for Doctor Who fans in as many countries as possible and the simultaneous broadcast and cinema screening of the special across so many countries will make for a fitting birthday tribute to our Time Lord.”

So even though the show is so closely tied with British culture, it’s no wonder that other countries will be able to experience this momentous occasion.