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Doctor Who: River Song returning for Christmas special

2 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Alex Kingston will reprise the role of River Song alongside Peter Capaldi’s Doctor in the 2015 Christmas special…

The last time we saw River Song, she was uttering her catchphrase ‘spoilers’ towards the end of The Name Of The Doctor – the finale of Matt Smith’s last full series. Clearly, there was a chance that she might one day be back.

Now – she is. Alex Kingston will reprise her sassy space-faring role in this year’s Christmas special, written by Steven Moffat and directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Flatline, Listen, Cold War).

“To be honest, I did not know whether River would ever return to the show, but here she is, back with the Doctor for the Christmas special,” said Alex Kingston in the official press bumf.

Steven Moffat is on glittering form,” she added, “giving us an episode filled with humour and surprise guest castings. I met Peter for the »

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Alex Kingston is returning to Doctor Who as River Song for this year's Christmas special

2 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Spoilers! Alex Kingston will return to Doctor Who as River Song for this year's Christmas special.

The festive special will begin shooting this week, with Douglas Mackinnon directing from a script by Steven Moffat.

A plot teaser for the untitled hour-long adventure reads: "It's Christmas Day in the future and the Tardis is parked on a snowy village street, covered in icicles, awaiting its next adventure. Time traveller River Song meets her husband's new incarnation, in the form of Peter Capaldi, for the first time this Christmas."

"To be honest, I did not know whether River would ever return to the show, but here she is, back with the Doctor for the Christmas special," said Kingston. "Steven Moffat is on glittering form, giving us an episode filled with humour and surprise guest castings.

"I met Peter for the first time at Monday's read through, we had a laugh, and I »

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Doctor Who: The Magician's Apprentice Steven Moffat, Brian Minchin Q&A

31 August 2015 1:14 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

After a fan screening of The Magician's Apprentice at this year's Edinburgh TV festival, Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin gave a Q&A...

It's not long until Doctor Who takes its place again as a staple of Saturday night television. Peter Capaldi is back to helm the Tardis into his second run with Jenna Coleman's Clara by his side and in the two-part opener, Michelle Gomez makes her comeback as the Master's female incarnation, Missy.

At this year's Edinburgh television festival, an audience of fans were screened The Magician's Apprentice, the premiere episode written by Steven Moffat and directed by Hettie Macdonald. Following that there was a Q&A session hosted by journalist Andrew Collins with Moffat himself and fellow executive producer Brian Minchin in attendance. We nipped along with our trusty recorder and scarlet-lined Crombie coat to see what went down.

As for the episode itself? Well, we »

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Could Doctor Who Move to an On-Demand Platform? Steven Moffat Thinks Not

29 August 2015 11:27 PM, PDT | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Jeremy Remy is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

With the ongoing growth of online television programming through services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant, as well as the success of full series runs arriving in one binge-worthy blast online, the future look of televised media is clearly in flux. At this year’s Edinburgh International Television Festival, Steven Moffat was asked if the changing...

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Steven Moffat says Doctor Who wouldn't exist without the BBC

29 August 2015 9:29 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Steven Moffat has defended the BBC from its critics, saying that Doctor Who could not have been created by any other broadcaster.

The show's lead writer and executive producer was speaking after a screening of 'The Magician's Apprentice' - the first episode of the upcoming ninth series - at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.

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According to Moffat, Doctor Who forms part of the BBC's "insane variety".

"It's fair to say that there's only one broadcaster in the whole world that would have come up with and transmitted as good an idea as Doctor Who," the writer said, according to The Guardian.

"I think a very, very small number of people think the BBC is a bad idea, and a huge number of people think it's a wonderful idea," he added.

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Steven Moffat: 'Only the BBC would have come up with Doctor Who'

28 August 2015 11:01 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Doctor Who’s executive producer says the long-running sci-fi series is a wonderful example of the corporation’s breadth

Doctor Who’s lead writer and executive producer has added his voice to a growing chorus defending the BBC at the Edinburgh international television festival. Speaking after a screening of The Magician’s Apprentice, the opening episode of the ninth series, Steven Moffat insisted that only the BBC could have commissioned something as idiosyncratic as the long-running show, which celebrated its 50th anniversary two years ago.

“It’s fair to say that there’s only one broadcaster in the whole world that would have come up with and transmitted as good an idea as Doctor Who,” he said, offering a mock version of what a contemporary pitch for the Who might sound like. “‘What’s the spaceship going to look like?’ ‘You’re going to love this’ ‘Is he going to be a young dashing hero? »

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Great British Bake Off's Sue Perkins had a "fiery" confrontation with the culture secretary over BBC cuts plan

27 August 2015 6:08 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sue Perkins isn't happy about the government's plan to cut 20% of the BBC's funding - and she even confronted culture secretary John Whittingdale about it.

The Great British Bake Off presenter interrupted Whittingdale at the Guardian Edinburgh international television festival on Wednesday (August 26), just as he was having dinner with some senior TV execs.

Steven Moffat thinks pulling the BBC's public funding would be "vandalism of the worst kind"

"I'm a passionate person, there's a lot going on underneath my carousel of blazers, a cauldron of sensitivity and emotion," Perkins later told The Guardian of her encounter with Whittingdale.

"I went to this dinner and John was opposite and I took it as my opportunity, albeit after one or two glasses of wine, to engage with him about the government and the BBC. We had a lively exchange during which many views were contested and I said my piece. It »

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Andrew Scott: 'Sherlock fans aren't nuts, they're passionate and I like that'

27 August 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Andrew Scott absolutely loves that fans of Sherlock have an "all-consuming passion" for the BBC One series.

You'll no doubt be familiar with Scott's villainous sneer from his show-stopping turn as the devious Jim Moriarty opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat's update of Sherlock Holmes.

Speaking to Red, Scott said that he has nothing but love for Sherlock's dedicated and extremely enthusiastic fanbase.

"There's this assumption about fans that they're nuts. But they're people that are really passionate, and I like that," he explained.

"Everyone has that when they're young and as we get older that passion – that real, all-consuming passion – gets knocked out of you and you become cynical."

Having already captured the hearts of one massive fanbase, Scott is now turning his attention to the James Bond franchise with a key role in Spectre.

Scott described his character Max Denbigh as a major »

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Cold Feet: Where are the cast of ITV's hit series now?

25 August 2015 11:42 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Is ITV really going to bring back Cold Feet?

That's the rumour, with the broadcaster apparently looking to plug the Downton-shaped hole in its schedule with a revival of the popular comedy-drama.

If it's true, they'll have a job bringing the cast back together - some have gone on to be huge telly and film stars, while others have stepped out of the spotlight entirely...

James Nesbitt

Nesbitt's carefree lothario Adam Williams met his match in Helen Baxendale's Rachel - the couple overcame infidelity and infertility but were denied lasting happiness when Rachel was killed in a traffic accident.

Since Cold Feet wrapped, Nesbitt has become one of British television's most in-demand leading men.

He fronted BBC One's gritty cop series Murphy's Law from 2003-07, led Steven Moffat's supernatural thriller Jekyll - also in 2007 - and played the title character in ITV's short-lived medical drama Monroe (2011-12).

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Series 8 Script Analysis: Listen

25 August 2015 3:17 AM, PDT | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Richard Forbes is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Richard Forbes continues his study of Series 8’s leaked post-production scripts. Past articles from this five part series include: Series 8 Script Analysis: Deep Breath Series 8 Script Analysis: Into the Dalek Series 8 Script Analysis: Robot of Sherwood Perhaps no episode in Series 8 benefited more from the leaks as much as Steven Moffat’s...

The post Series 8 Script Analysis: Listen appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »

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Peter Capaldi has a cheeky hint about Maisie Williams's Doctor Who character: "She's quite cosmic"

24 August 2015 2:49 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Let the speculation continue as to who Maisie Williams will be playing in her two-episode guest stint in Doctor Who.

The Game of Thrones actress's mysterious character details have been largely kept under wraps, although showrunner Steven Moffat has confirmed that she is not a new incarnation of a past Doctor Who character.

In a new interview released by BBC America in the Us, Steven Moffat coyly says that he can reveal "very little" about Williams's guest role at this time.

"There's a load of things about why we cast her and why she's the right choice, and why she's amazing," Moffat teases. "I can only talk about them once you've seen the show."

"She's fantastic," Peter Capaldi adds. "She's such a gifted actress… She's so young. She turned 18 while she was working with us.

"She came in and she did a performance that I thought was so mature, so clever. »

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Capaldi: Maisie Williams’ Character Is “cosmic”

24 August 2015 5:39 AM, PDT | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Christian Cawley is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

In this new video from BBC America, Peter Capaldi, and Steven Moffat, discuss working with Maisie Williams, better known as Game of Thrones‘ Arya Stark on Doctor Who Series 9. We still don’t know who the 18-year old actress is playing, with Steven Moffat remaining very tight-lipped. Speaking in Doctor Who Magazine #490, the showrunner says...

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Steven Moffat In No Hugo Award Shock!

23 August 2015 2:03 PM, PDT | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Josh Maxton is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Our own Steven Moffat has won several Hugo awards and has been nominated for even more. Doctor Who episodes like The Empty Child/ The Doctor Dances, The Girl in the Fireplace, Blink, and The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang have won Moffat the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form Hugo award. Other episodes like A Christmas...

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What is Steven Moffat’s Favourite Clara Scene?

21 August 2015 3:07 AM, PDT | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Christian Cawley is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Executive producers, Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin, have appeared ina new video to offer intriguing insights into Doctor Who Series 9 as well as regale us with their favourite Clara scene. While both agree that the volcano confrontation in Dark Water is her best, Moffat then goes on to tease a scene in Series 9…...

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Doctor Who: Ingrid Oliver on series 9, Osgood, Zygons

19 August 2015 5:02 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

On a June set-visit to the Cardiff studios, we chatted to Doctor Who's Ingrid Oliver about Osgood, the Zygons and series 9...

One of the most pleasant surprises in the run-up to the new series of Doctor Who has been the news that Ingrid Oliver will be returning as fan favourite Osgood. Details of her return are still tightly under wraps, but back in June we snuck onto set with a handful of other journalists to speak to Ingrid about returning from the dead, future costume choices and much more...

So we thought you were dead…

So did I! So did I… Or am I?

Had you worked out that there might be a return on the cards for Osgood?

No, because I really wanted to come back, and you always hope you will come back, but I read an interview Steven Moffat had given saying ‘No, she’s definitely »

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Peter Capaldi is the ultimate Doctor Who fan and this new interview proves it

18 August 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Digital Spy was invited onto the Doctor Who set back in June, to witness some filming on this year's Zygon two-parter and speak to the man himself, Peter Capaldi.

The interview - conducted alongside assembled press - proved without a shadow of a doubt that Capaldi's passion for the series is still as strong as it ever was.

"Chris [Eccleston] and David [Tennant] and Matt [Smith] were all hugely devoted and committed to the series," he says. "I might just have more knowledge of it. Not more than David - David has more than me!

"But I'm older and loved it from when I was a little kid. So I bring that with me. I know what it's like to be a fan, so I empathise with people who are fans of the show."

Here's nine times Capaldi proved in our chat that he's the ultimate Doctor Who fan, and absolutely the right »

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Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi series 9 interview

18 August 2015 1:02 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

On a June visit to the Doctor Who studios in Cardiff, we enjoyed a round-table chat with Peter Capaldi about series 9…

Despite being hamstrung by a list of not-for-discussion topics as long as the Mara (plot specifics, new monsters, returning characters, series arcs…), you can always rely on Peter Capaldi to fill an interview to the brim.

It helps that he’s fluent in nerdy Doctor Who detail, from anecdotes about his old pal Jim, designer of the original Zygons, to being able to reel off the name of Jon Pertwee’s season eight stuntman, to chatting about Chumblies.

Along with a handful of fellow journalists at the Cardiff studios earlier this year, we spoke to Capaldi about all of the above, series nine, looking back at his first year in the role, his own fandom, and more...

On where the Doctor and Clara are at the start of series »

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Steven Moffat Previews Doctor Who Series 9 in Dwm #490

18 August 2015 5:42 AM, PDT | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Christian Cawley is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Doctor Who Magazine has spoken to executive producer and head writer, Steven Moffat, to give us a taste of what’s in store over the next 12 episodes… “Why not start with a blockbuster?” says Steven of the two-part opening story, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar. “Why leave it till the last two weeks? So...

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Moffat Doesn’t Know Why Blink Is “a fan favorite”

18 August 2015 2:58 AM, PDT | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Christian Cawley is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Go figure. Eight years after it aired in Doctor Who Series 3, Steven Moffat claims that he still doesn’t know why Blink – written and broadcast when he was just a scriptwriter – is so popular. We reckon it’s because it’s a compelling script that doesn’t get distracted with muddy story arcs and doesn’t have the time to look...

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What's up with Britney Spears on Jane the Virgin? What we learned at the TCAs

17 August 2015 8:09 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The third week of the Television Critics Association press tour featured CBS keeping mum on The Good Wife’s Kalinda/Alicia scene, why some Heroes aren’t returning and a bit of ‘dry-Trumping’ from ‘the real’ Stephen Colbert

Related: The Muppets upstage Tyra Banks – what we learned at the TCAs, week two

The third week of what critics like to call “TV Christmas” brought its fair share of surprises for fans of Britney Spears, Stephen Colbert and The Affair. CBS, Showtime, the CW and NBC were on the agenda and they had a wealth of new shows to announce, too.

Related: Can Doctor Who's Steven Moffat keep schtum? What we learned at the TCAs

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