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The jaws of thousands of Doctor Who fans hit the floor on Saturday night when, at the end of the already explosive season finale, the dying Twelfth Doctor encountered his past self – the original, you might say – the First Doctor. Following that shocking reveal, the BBC have now released two new promo images which confirm that David Bradley will be joining Peter Capaldi for the upcoming Christmas special.

This is Bradley’s second time stepping into original actor William Hartnell’s shoes. Bradley – most famous for playing Hogwarts caretaker Argus Filch in the Harry Potter movies – previously portrayed Hartnell in An Adventure in Space and Time, a biopic based on Doctor Who‘s creation released back in 2013. The character of the First Doctor last appeared in the show itself in 1983’s “The Five Doctors,
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Doctor Who recap: series 36 finale – The Doctor Falls

A cracking closer, with truly shocking returns, the showdown to end all showdowns – and a doozy of a cliffhanger! Roll on Christmas

The end seems like a good place to start. Only that isn’t quite possible, because this doozy of a cliffhanger can’t play out until Christmas – and even then there are so many feelings to process I’m not sure any of us have the emotional energy. Yes, that was David Bradley as the First Doctor, replacing William Hartnell and the perhaps-best-forgotten portrayal by Richard Hurndall in 1983’s 20th-anniversary special The Five Doctors. In any other circumstances, recasting a deceased actor in the role would feel cheap. In these ones, Bradley was simply so good in the 50th-anniversary biopic An Adventure in Space and Time – both as a struggling Hartnell and his reimagining of Hartnell’s portrayal – that we must applaud it. I spent time with Bradley on set of that production,
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David Bradley to play the First Doctor in Doctor Who Christmas Special

It looks like David Bradley is set for another adventure in space and time, with The Mirror reporting that the Game of Thrones actor is set to portray the First Doctor in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, which will mark the final appearance of Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor.

Bradley previously portrayed William Hartnell, the actor behind the First Doctor, in the BBC’s Doctor Who 50th anniversary drama An Adventure in Space and Time. The plot will reportedly see the First Doctor joining forces with the Twelfth in order to save their home planet Gallifrey by moving it to another dimension.

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Bradley will become the third actor to portray the First Doctor on screen, with Richard Hurndall taking on the role for 1983’s ‘The Five Doctors’ following Hartnell’s death in 1975.

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Doctor Who: revisiting each Doctor's first encounter with the Daleks

Mark Harrison Dec 2, 2016

How each Doctor responds to the Daleks for the first time reveals something about them...

Pearl Mackie was announced as the new companion for Doctor Who Series 10 back in April, with a specially filmed clip broadcast during Match Of The Day's Fa Cup semi-final. Aside from befuddling Gary Lineker, the purpose of a trailer like this, as opposed to a press release or a lavish announcement programme, is to show a character in action, and there was really no better way to define the character of Bill Potts than to show how she acted in the face of the Daleks.

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The Daleks are almost as old as the show itself and different Doctors respond to them in different ways. In some eras, Dalek stories have been an early fixture of a new Doctor’s run,
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New Who Review: The Day of the Doctor

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It’s not often you get to describe an event as being fifty years in the making. even less so do you get to mean it. Three Doctors in three timelines converge to give them all a chance to change a terrible moment in their collective past.

The Day of the Doctor

by Steven Moffat

Directed by Nick Hurran

The Doctor is in the present, in his most recent incarnation, picking up Clara, when he gets picked up himself, by Unit, to investigate a mystery at the National Museum. Meanwhile (well, I say meanwhile…) in his previous incarnation, he’s investigating a mystery in Elizabethan Britain, an attack by the Zygons that could lead all the way to the Queen herself. And in another part of the Universe entirely, The War Doctor is making a decision that will put the lives of countless innocents in his hands, a choice that
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Doctor Who: Exploring The Many Doctors That Weren’t

I’m sure most current Doctor Who fans can name all the actors who’ve played Doctors. Yes, Eccleston, Tennant, Smith and soon, Capaldi. Older fans can roll their eyes a bit and add Hartnell, Troughton, Pertwee, Baker, Davison, Baker (no relation), McCoy and McGann. However Real fans will then smirk and add Cushing, Atkinson, Grant, Broadbent, Grant (no relation and twice), Lumley, Warner, Jacobi, Bayldon, Jayston, Eddings, Weir and Jones.

Yes, through theatrical movies, audio stories, an internet series and even some TV appearances there have been several non-canonical Doctors; Doctors that weren’t. As the 50th anniversary approaches, let us revisit the once-were, the might-have-been, and the never-was. And please note, I’m only including actors who were playing their own, different incarnation of the Doctor. So no Richard Hurndall, for example, who once played the First Doctor. Now on with the show!

Dr. WhoPeter Cushing (1965, 1966)

Back during the 1960s,
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Doctor Who 101: A Viewer’s Guide To The Classic Series – Part 2

An introductory viewer’s guide to the classic series, here is a list of important episodes: the essential, the exceptional, the merely expository (as, sadly, the very best episodes and those that are important to the overall series continuity are not always the same), and the execrable.

You can find Part 1 here:

Comments, criticisms and contrary opinions from other veteran viewers are, of course, welcome. But if you’re one of those fans who started watching Doctor Who when it came back in 2005, or who came onboard only as recently as the Tennant or Smith eras, who’s curious about past Doctors, past episodes, and the long and winding mythos of a series that has become an international phenomenon, but doesn’t know where to start, this guide is for you…

How does a show that had become a national institution in Britain, and a cult phenomenon worldwide, recover after
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Doctor Who: top 11 "other" Doctors

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Feature Cameron K McEwan 22 May 2013 - 07:00

Cameron gives us the run-down on 11 other versions of the Doctor, featuring robots, Dream Lords, and more...

Warning: contains a major spoiler for The Name of the Doctor.

With the curtain-closing, hair-raising Doctor Who finale in the past and now but a fond memory, The Name of the Doctor threw up a new Doctor Who for us all to enjoy (and rampantly speculate about for the next six months). But this is not the first time fans have had to unexpectedly encounter a new, or "other" Doctor. Here's my favourite eleven below (apologies to Richard Hurndall and all the Morbius Doctors, you just missed out).

11. The Fatal Death Doctor

Okay, this is a slight cheat but if you want to know why he's on the list, I'll explain later. Steven Moffat penned a delightful Doctor Who mini-story for Comic Relief back in 1999; a
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David Tennant Returning To ‘Doctor Who’?

We Whovians are expecting something Big for Doctor Who’s 50th next year. We could rave with jealousy how the timelord was snubbed at this year’s Olympic ceremony, but let’s focus on the future. Ever since Matt Smith took over the role of The Doctor, people have been gossiping as to which Doctors would return for a (obviously going to happen) 50th Anniversary Special. Now the guys at Bleeding Cool are saying they have received word that David Tennant is definitely returning, with their source allegedly stating:

Yes. David Tennant will be back in time for the Doctor Who anniversary. Be prepared to be surprised…

Considering David Tennant had to be dragged from the role kicking and screaming, that isn’t exactly a big surprise. I’ll start getting more excited when Christopher Eccleston and Paul McGann are confirmed to be returning. It would be great to get all the living actors back,
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Doctor Who: Professor Wenn – The Series That Never Was

​I’m sure by now most of you have already read or heard the fascinating news from the BBC. Apparently a very, very early draft version of Doctor Who has surfaced. How early? 1956, making it a full seven years before the series actually aired.

​From what it sounds like, this idea never really made it past the concept stage. They never did any filming or casting, though they had some people in mind, and never wrote any stories, but they did have some outlines. The series was to go into production in 1957, in an effort to capitalize on the success of The Quatermass Experiment. BBC budget cutbacks early that year prevented this from happening, which was for the best, as you’ll see. The BBC article is quite long, so I’ll summarize it for you tl;dr people.

​The series appears to have been the creation two low-level BBC
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‘Doctor Who’ thing of the day: 50th anniversary ideas, please...

In 2013, Doctor Who will celebrate its 50th anniversary. That may be a mere blip for a 900-plus-year-old Time Lord, but it’s a long time for us mere humans. And you know how we love to commemorate anniversaries. And this is a big one: half a century. Why, that’s even longer than Star Trek! Ya gotta know that Steven Moffat -- and the BBC -- are cooking up something major to honor this milestone. But what should it be? It’s a sure bet that whatever we get, it won’t be like the 10th anniversary, which was marked in 1973 by a special episode that reunited the first two Doctors, William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton, with the then-current Doctor, Jon Pertwee, in “The Three Doctors.” (Hartnell, who was very ill, appeared only briefly.) And so it probably won’t be like the 20th anniversary tribute, either: 1983’s “The Five
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