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An Old Friend Returns In This New Set Pic From Doctor Who Season 11

Filming continues apace on the Gosport set of Doctor Who season 11, and UK tabloid The Mirror (h/t Daily Express) has relayed some new photos to prove it.

Embedded below, the gallery sees Jodie Whittaker signing autographs for a number of curious Whovians eager to get up close and personal with their new Time Lord. She’s really taken to the role, too, particularly after her blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance during Doctor Who‘s festive treat, “Twice Upon a Time.”

It’s also laid the foundations for a truly unmissable season, and at least based on The Mirror’s findings, Doctor Who‘s next installment will welcome the return of an old friend: K9, the beloved metal pooch best known for its recurring role on The Sarah Jane Adventures. Word is Doctor Who companion Bradley Walsh was spotted next to the canine (along with a Dalek), which tells us that his
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Doctor Who, and the casting of soap stars in the show

Mark Harrison Oct 24, 2017

As Doctor Who series 11 adds a trio of soap opera stars to its cast. And it makes sense...

What do Mandip Gill, Tosin Cole and Bradley Walsh have in common? Other than the fact that they're all joining Jodie Whittaker's Doctor as part of the regular cast of Doctor Who's next series, they've all acted in soap operas. Even 12 years since the show was revived by a former Coronation Street writer, that still makes some fans nervous.

Whatever your thoughts on Corrie, EastEnders and other serial dramas (to give them their proper name – the nickname comes from an outdated observation about soap companies sponsoring many of them), they're the best, most relevant training ground for young actors in British television. It's also more relevant to the experience of working on Doctor Who than you might necessarily expect.

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5 Characters Who Deserve a ‘Young’ TV Spinoff

George Chrysostomou on five character who deserve a ‘young’ TV spinoff…

With the release and success of CBS’s Young Sheldon and other similar properties, such as Fox’s Gotham, it is perhaps the beginning of a trend that we shall see more often. Taking a character back to their childhood is usually reserved for the odd flashback, where details are revealed that are relevant to that story. However, with people latching onto the full seasons of characters they have followed for years, launched back in time to their younger days, it will likely become an increasing trend that we witness, where more characters will earn their own ‘Young’ spin-off.

With that being said, here are 5 characters who could have their own ‘Young’ spin-off TV show.

Abed NadirCommunity

Little is known about Abed’s past which leaves it ripe for the potential to be a spin-off. Following a similar
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Former Doctor Who Showrunner Says Fan Favorite Character Isn’t Dead After All

Doctor Who fans, cast your mind back to the jam-packed season 4 finale, “The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End.” The epic two-parter formed a three-way crossover between Doctor Who and its spinoffs, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, as it saw characters from all three shows teaming up to foil a Dalek invasion of Earth. Though they defeated the monsters (of course), the battle cost the life of one of the Doctor’s allies: former prime minister Harriet Jones (Downton Abbey‘s Penelope Wilton).

Well, at least, we thought it did. Now, writer/previous showrunner Russell T. Davies has revealed that he’s retconned the character’s death out of canon in the most unlikely of ways: via an illustration in his new Doctor Who poem book, Now We Are Six Hundred.

“It had to be done,” he said. “And there was a poem about Harriet Jones. Phil Collinson, who was
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Class Dismissed: BBC Three Officially Calls Time On Doctor Who Spinoff Show

While Doctor Who itself prepares to head into a new era – with the transition between Peter Capaldi and showrunner Steven Moffat, to new Doctor Jodie Whittaker and showrunner Chris Chibnall now underway – it’s officially the end of all things for spinoff series Class. After weeks of speculation, BBC Three controller Damian Kavanagh has confirmed that the show has been cancelled after just one season.

Class was created by Patrick Ness, with Steven Moffat acting as executive producer, alongside Brian Minchin – who produced the previous two Doctor Who spinoff shows, The Sarah Jane Adventures, and Torchwood. Its premise revolved around the familiar and regular Doctor Who location of Coal Hill Academy, with a group of students and staff supporting the work of the Doctor in dealing with extra-terrestrial menaces – against a backdrop of pubescent trials and tribulations. Specifically, one teacher and one student are revealed to be alien refugees, hiding from their inter-galactic persecutors,
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‘Queer as Folk,’ ‘Doctor Who’ Showrunner to Receive Edinburgh Achievement Award

‘Queer as Folk,’ ‘Doctor Who’ Showrunner to Receive Edinburgh Achievement Award
British screenwriter Russell T. Davies, famed for his groundbreaking gay series “Queer as Folk” and the successful reboot of “Doctor Who,” will receive the Edinburgh TV Festival’s Outstanding Achievement Award next month.

The festival announced Tuesday that Davies will pick up the award in the Scottish capital on Aug. 24 and hold an onstage conversation with longtime collaborator Nicola Shindler of Red Production Co.

Davies revived “Doctor Who” for the BBC in 2005 and spun off two additional series, “Torchwood” and “The Sarah Jane Adventures.” A champion of gay-themed stories, he also created the “Cucumber,” “Banana” and “Tofu” series for Channel 4. Other works by Davies include “Bob & Rose,” “The Second Coming,” and Casanova.

The Bafta-winning writer is currently adapting “A Very English Scandal,” about British politician Jeremy Thorpe, who was accused of putting out a contract on his wife’s life, for the BBC. The show will air on flagship channel BBC One in 2018, and will be
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Former 'Doctor Who' Showrunner Russell T. Davies to Get Edinburgh TV Festival Honor

Russell T. Davies, the BAFTA-winning British producer who famously revived Doctor Who in 2005 and served as showrunner until 2010, is set to receive the outstanding achievement award at the upcoming Edinburgh TV Festival.

The honor will be presented by Nicola Shindler, founder of Red Production Company and a longtime collaborator of Davies since his 1999 series Queer as Folk, followed by an in-conversation session in which he will discuss his shows, including Doctor Who spin-offs Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures.

“I am delighted that Russell is returning to the TV Festival to receive our outstanding achievement award," said...
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‘Doctor Who’: The New Doctor Has Been Cast, Confirms Former Showrunner Russell T. Davies

‘Doctor Who’: The New Doctor Has Been Cast, Confirms Former Showrunner Russell T. Davies
As “Doctor Who” fans wait with bated breath to see if Peter Capaldi’s replacement will be a woman, a person of color, or another middle aged white guy, one former showrunner has confirmed that at least one person already knows who will be the next Doctor.

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Russell T. Davies worked on the long-running BBC series from 2005-2010, and remains in touch with the people who will now decide the fate of the character. In an interview at the British Lgbt Awards, Davies expertly dodged any questions about the race or gender of the replacement, saying only, “I do know who it is.”

Davies produced and wrote the “Doctor Who” spinoffs “Torchwood” and “The Sarah Jane Adventures.” He is also the creator of “Queer As Folk,” the wildly popular series about three
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Doctor Who: The Pyramid At The End Of The World geeky spots and Easter eggs

Pete Dillon-Trenchard May 27, 2017

Doctor Who series 10: we go Easter egg hunting in The Pyramid At The End Of The World

Spoilers lie ahead...

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The Monks have taken over the planet, and I forone welcome our new decomposing overlords. Fortunately they’ve given us permission to publish this list of references, similarities and generally interesting things that we found inside The Pyramid At The End Of The World. They’ve also asked that we let you know it is your duty to leave anything that you feel we’ve missed in the comments section...

There’s a president for that

The Doctor’s role as president of the world comes into play again here; it was first established in 2014’s Death In Heaven
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about BBC’s New Show “Class”

The Doctor Who franchise consists of more than the Doctor Who TV shows. For example, it has had a number of spin-offs such as Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. Class is the latest spin-off in the Doctor Who franchise, being a teen drama centered around five of the students and staff at Coal Hill Academy who have been tasked with handling a number of alien threats by the Doctor. Here are five things that you may or may not have known about BBC’s new TV show Class: The Students Are Six-Formers One of the main characters is a teacher,

Five Things You Didn’t Know about BBC’s New Show “Class”
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Doctor Who: you can now chat to the Doctor on Skype

Rob Leane May 4, 2017

Skype has added an official Doctor Who bot, featuring voice work from Peter Capaldi. Here's how to access it...

Here's some fun news: a Doctor Who bot has been added to Skype, allowing fans of the show to chat to the iconic Time Lord and take part in an interactive story entitled The Saviour Of Time.

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The Doctor Who Bot was developed and written by Joe Lidster of Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. It features voice work from Peter Capaldi himself.

Here's a trailer...

The BBC's official Doctor Who site describes the experience thusly...

"In a world first, players will experience the Doctor
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Doctor Who: Smile geeky spots and Easter eggs

Pete Dillon-Trenchard Apr 22, 2017

Doctor Who series 10 remains in fine form with Smile - and we've been hunting for nerdy Easter eggs and spots in the episode. Spoilers!

This article contains lots of spoilers.

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Smile, folks - it’s that time of the week again where we take tonight’s episode of Doctor Who and shake it repeatedly until all of its hidden secrets fall out of its pockets - as well as callbacks and generally interesting observations. And if you think we’ve missed something, let us know in the comments below!

Happiness Will Prevail

If you’re reading this, you’re likely to fit into one of two categories – those of you who love and understand emojis and those of you (myself included) who have resigned
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Peter Capaldi announces he is leaving Doctor Who – but here are five reasons to watch Series Ten

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Doctor Who fans woke up to the news this morning that Peter Capaldi, the show’s twelfth incarnation of The Doctor, is leaving the show. His departure is not entirely unexpected, as it coincides with the exit of the showrunner Steven Moffat, who has been with the show since Matt Smith took over the role.

It is bittersweet ending for Capaldi’s Doctor, who had to follow the double act of the aforementioned Smith and David Tennant. The show struggled to find its feet with Capaldi initially, however under Capaldi’s reign the show has seen some of its finest hours. We loved his entanglements with Missy, and his one man show Heaven Sent from Series Nine is one of the best episodes of the show’s entire run.

Peter Capaldi as The Doctor with Jenna-Louise Coleman as Clara Oswald

But all’s not lost! We still
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The Sarah Jane Adventures: Russell T Davies thinks they cancelled it too soon

Rob Leane Dec 7, 2016

The Sarah Jane Adventures - starring Elisabeth Sladen - ended in 2011. Russell T Davies thinks they could've kept going...

The Sarah Jane Adventures ended in 2011, with the great Elisabeth Sladen's death from cancer meaning that the show could not carry on its original fom. The series' producers, Russell T Davies and Brian Minchin, opted not to carry on the series without her.

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Now, Minchin has reflected on the show's final months, in conversation with Doctor Who Magazine.

"It was doing hugely well on Cbbc", he recalled. "We already had scripts commissioned [for future episodes]. We were ready to go. And Cbbc wanted more series after that. We’d been in to have meetings.

"Russell [T Davies] was living in La, but was fully committed to it. Then Lis [Sladen] rang Russell to tell him the news [that she was struggling with cancer]. It was quite a shock.
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Patrick Ness Shares Details Doctor Who Spin-Off Class

The Doctor may have been zooming through time and space in his Tardis since 1963, but what about all the regular earthbound folk he encounters along the way? What about all the average citizens living and working in these places that he visits? That is the question that will be addressed in Class – the brand new spin-off show that debuts on BBC Three and BBC One in October 2016. The creator of the show has been discussing some of the finer details of the series with Empire Magazine.

Set in the fictional Coal Hill Academy in London, the show centres all of its action on this location that will be very familiar to fans of Doctor Who.

“Coal Hill has existed in Doctor Who since literally episode one. The Doctor’s granddaughter went there. So we thought, ‘All that time activity at the school, has that caused any problems?’ Well, what do you know,
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Spooky and magical kids' TV dramas of the 1980s: 1985-89

Alex Westthorp Sep 19, 2016

We revisit Tom's Midnight Garden, Moondial, The Chronicles Of Narnia and a few lesser-known UK children's TV series...

Read our look-back at UK kids' fantasy dramas 1980 - 1984 here.

By 1985 British TV's children's drama had really hit its stride, achieving "a balanced diet of programmes" as Edward Barnes, the head of the BBC children's department observed. The late 80s, arguably, saw a new golden age for spooky and magical kids drama. Excellent production values, improved significantly by well-honed special effects work using Quantel, Paintbox and Harry, and moreover some interesting casting - often of very talented newcomers - produced some of the most memorable dramas of the era.

The second half of the decade saw the BBC riding high on the back of the success of their state-of-the-art adaptation of John Masefield's Box Of Delights. Meanwhile, anthology series Dramarama was going from strength to strength on ITV.
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The British TV Show Invasion: 7 Reasons You Should Watch 'Doctor Who' Now

"Doctor Who" is one of the longest-running franchises in all of space and time -- it's been on TV, radio, and bookshelves for more than 50 years, so there's a lot to dig into. With such a long history, you can join in on the fun anywhere, anytime. Here are the best reasons to join the Doctor in his time machine/spaceship, the Tardis, for adventures throughout the space-time continuum.

1. You Can Start Anywhere

Every fan has an opinion about the best place to start watching "Doctor Who." Some argue for beginning with the 1964 black-and-white series, and others advocate for jumping in with the more modern 2005 version of the franchise -- affectionately known as "Nu Who." Although "Doctor Who" is full of canonical rules, backstories, and in-jokes, most episodes are intended as standalone stories about the Doctor and his companions running into adventures throughout space and time. Really: You can pick
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Class: Doctor Who Actor Joins Spin-Off

Class: Doctor Who Actor Joins Spin-Off reports Paul Marc Davis has landed a recurring role in the upcoming Class TV series -- the newest spin-off of Doctor Who. Davis has previously appeared in Doctor Who, Torchwood, and The Sarah Jane Adventures. We previously reported the current Doctor, Peter Capaldi may also have a Class cameo.

As of this writing, the BBC has not publicized the addition of Davis to the Class cast. The story broke on Twitter, when the user Ruther posted a photo of Davis's online CV. Check it out, below. Davis joins the cast, pictured above, which as of this writing includes: Vivian Oparah, Greg Austin, Sophie Hopkins, Fady Elsayed, and Katherine Kelly. Nigel Betts is also reportedly on board.

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Finn Jones Is Marvel & Netflix's "Iron Fist"

First reported as a rumor earlier this morning over at The Hashtag Show, Marvel and Netflix smartly opted to not bother denying and just went ahead and officially confirmed the news with EW - "Game of Thrones" actor Finn Jones has scored the title role in the "Iron Fist" series.

The project is the fourth and final hero series in the original deal between Marvel and Netflix to adapt four of Marvel's properties into original series on the streaming service. A mini-series event, "The Defenders," starring the title characters from all four series is also on the way but a schedule hasn't yet been made clear.

The story focuses on Daniel Rand and his return to New York City after being missing for four years. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the power of the fiery Iron Fist.
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Patrick Ness: “The Doctor Who Universe is So Rich and Deep.”

Philip Bates 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.

2016 might seem like a black hole, lacking anything for us Doctor Who fans, but we have at least got Class to look forward to, the only official spin-off since The Sarah Jane Adventures concluded in October 2011. And writer Patrick Ness is stirring up some excitement on Twitter. Ness, best-known as the author of Ya novels like The Rest of...

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