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DOCTOR WHO @ 50: GENESIS

To expectant Whovians everywhere, whether devotees of the ‘classic’ or current eras, the imminent special, The Day of the Doctor, marks the culmination of the celebrations for the monumental fiftieth anniversary of Doctor Who. After eight successful series of the revived incarnation of … Continue reading

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DOCTOR WHO @ 50: AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME

Further details about the golden anniversary biopic, An Adventure in Space and Time were released today. Commissioned last August by BBC Two, the ninety-minute docudrama penned by Nu Who writer and actor Mark Gatiss will commence production at Television Centre in early February, before moving to Wimbledon Studios.The programme … Continue reading

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The Pioneers of Doctor Who

“The creators of Doctor Who were a scandal” writes Charlie Jane Anders for io9. As “one of the most successful television shows of all time” approaches it’s fiftieth anniversary, the io9science and media blog examines the origins ofDoctor Who in an insightful  interview with Waris Hussein. The programme’s … Continue reading

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Why Mark Gatiss Should Write a Doctor Who Biopic

“A re-creation of the Time Lord’s genesis would be a perfect 50th birthday treat” writes David Brown of the Radio Times: Next year will be Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary and who knows what surprises there are in store. Past incarnations reuniting … Continue reading

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The Genesis of Doctor Who

Having recently read Timeless Adventures: How Doctor Who Conquered TV by Brian J Robb, I quickly concluded just how fortunate we Whovians are that the programme was made at all. It seems that the old-guard at the BBC of 1963 were determined … Continue reading

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