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DOCTOR WHO @ 50: NOTHING AT THE END OF THE LANE

Fifty years ago this week, the Radio Times previewed a brand new series it called Dr Who, scheduled to begin at 5.15 pm on Saturday November 23rd 1963. This humble little piece explained that William Hartnell plays the titular Doctor (his first role for the BBC), … Continue reading

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DOCTOR WHO ON THIS DAY #323

1924 – Writer Malcolm Hulke born in Hampstead, London 1963 – The first ever press conference was held to launch Doctor Who – David Whitaker joined William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, William Russell, and Jacqueline Hill for the event at BBC Langham 1964 – The Dalek Invasion of Earth, Episode 1: World’s End broadcast … Continue reading

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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 [UPDATE 2]

Studio filming on the Doctor Who 50th anniversary biopic continued on Wednesday at BBC TV Centre. Scenes from An Unearthly Child were recreated for An Adventure in Space and Time, and the replica TARDIS set can be seen above in the first image to feature the … Continue reading

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DOCTOR WHO @ 50: AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME [UPDATED]

Shooting on the Doctor Who 50th anniversary biopic resumed this morning in Central London. Writer Mark Gatiss (pictured below) accompanied the makers of An Adventure in Space and Time on Westminster Bridge to reconstruct some of the most iconic scenes in the series’ history. The location filming for The Dalek Invasion … 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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Doctor Who Gets the Golden Stamp of Approval

All eleven actors to have portrayed the Doctor on television since 1963 are featured on First Class stamps next year. The Royal Mail today unveiled their Doctor Who 50th Anniversary collections, which presents every incarnation of the Time Lord, whilst the Second … Continue reading

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Doctor Who @ 49: Nothing at the End of the Lane

Forty-nine years ago this week, the Radio Times previewed a brand new series it called Dr Who, scheduled to begin at 5.15 pm on Saturday November 23rd 1963. This humble little piece explained that William Hartnell plays the titular Doctor (his first role for the BBC), … Continue reading

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The Genesis of Doctor Who

Back in February, rumours began that writer and actor, Mark Gatiss, was to pen a TV biopic that examined the genesis of Doctor Who. Well, today a press release announced that a BBC Two drama has been commissioned to mark the programme’s fiftieth … 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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