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Sir John Hurt Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer

Sad news has reached the Doctor Who community today, and indeed the wider world. Sir John Hurt, fondly known to us as the War Doctor, has bravely spoken about his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. In a heartfelt statement by Sir John today, he began: I have always been open about the way in which I…

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Happy Birthday To David Tennant!

Allons-y! Hot on the heels of Peter Davison and Peter Capaldi, it’s David Tennant’s turn to celebrate a birthday, becoming 44 years old today. Many happy returns David! The Tenth Doctor blew onto our screens with The Christmas Invasion in 2005 and picked up the reigns of New Who playing a major part in accelerating…

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Doctor Who’s John Hurt Honored With Knighthood

Sir Doctor of TARDIS at last! John Hurt, who portrayed the burdened War Doctor alongside David Tennant and Matt Smith in 2013’s 50th Anniversary Special, “The Day of the Doctor,” has been awarded a knighthood for services to drama. A veteran film and stage actor, Hurt has been nominated for two Academy Awards for his…

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Doctor Who: The Day/Time Of The Doctor Soundtrack Announced

Silva Screen have announced a new soundtrack release featuring music from Doctor Who 2013 specials The Day of the Doctor and The Time of the Doctor. The two-disc album will be released on Monday 24th November and is currently available to pre-order from Amazon. The music from the upcoming soundtrack, written by the show’s current composer Murray…

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Moffat: Doctor Who Numbering Doesn’t Make Sense

This will probably come as no surprise to Doctor Who fans, but Steven Moffat doesn’t believe in your Doctor numbering system. Moffat introduced the War Doctor in last November’s 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor, which threw off fans’ unofficial system, which has William Hartnell as the “First Doctor,” Patrick Troughton as the…

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Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Box Set Confirmed

It has been announced that a limited edition 50th Anniversary box set will be released in the Autumn. The box set was rumoured in February, when the BBFC cleared several extras for inclusion on the discs. 6000 Blu-Rays and 4000 DVDs will be released of the set, which will include The Day of the Doctor,…

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Doctor Who Ratings Success in BBC Annual Report

The BBC and commercial subsidiary BBC Worldwide have released their Annual Report, featuring prominent and proud figures for Doctor Who. As expected, much of the content focuses on the 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor, which drew in audiences from all over the globe. The Day of the Doctor was the most viewed…

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Doctor Who: Fiftieth Anniversary Recieves Lego Makeover

The sensational fiftieth anniversary episode, starring Matt Smith, David Tennant, John Hurt, and more, has recently undergone a makeover…with Lego! In this revamped rendition of The Day of the Doctor, the battle in which the War Doctor, Ten, and Eleven combat against time in order to save Gallifrey, the scenes, and the characters are all…

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Doctor Who Actors To Attend London Film & Comic Con

The London Film & Comic Con is set to get a little more “spacey-wacey” next weekend! It has been announced that they will be hosting a Doctor Who panel as part of their programming, with special guests Paul McGann, John Hurt, and Steven Moffat. With the new series rapidly approaching, it’s safe to assume that…

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McGann Doubts That He Will Return To Doctor Who

For all fans out there of the eighth Doctor, Paul McGann has some rather disheartening news. In an interview with Flicks and the City he says: “We have a new Doctor now. Capaldi’s begun his tenure…he should be given a clear run without talk of me or anyone else.” and that if it did happen it…

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