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Doctor Who: Twice Upon A Time nominated for Hugo Award

Last year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, Twice Upon a Time, has made the shortlist of this year’s Hugo Awards. Twice Upon a Time, which saw Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor regenerate after four years in the TARDIS, is nominated in the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form category. The special was written by Steven Moffat and directed by…

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Doctor Who: Rachel Talalay To Direct 2017 Christmas Special

Director Rachel Talalay will be returning to Doctor Who for this year’s Christmas special, Steven Moffat has revealed. The show’s executive producer and lead writer made the announcement as part of an interview with Huffington Post, which turned to the topic of the director and her work on Doctor Who: I’m working with her right now,…

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Doctor Who: ‘Found-Footage’ And Single-Hander Episodes For Series 9

The upcoming ninth series of Doctor Who, which begins airing next month, will feature two highly experimental episodes for the show. The first of these is episode nine, which will adopt a ‘found-footage’ style more usually found in horror films such as Cloverfield and the Paranormal Activity series. The plot of the episode is described by the Daily…

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Rachel Talalay Returning To Direct Series 9 Finale

The BBC have revealed that Rachel Talalay – who directed last year’s epic finale, Dark Water/Death in Heaven – will return to direct the Series 9 finale, which, Moffat has promised, contains a cliff-hanger that we ‘won’t see coming’. Talalay tweeted that she feels ‘fortunate’ to be asked back to direct the finale. Recovering from a case of…

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Steven Moffat: Female Writers And Directors Turn Doctor Who Down

Doctor Who‘s lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, has shared his thoughts on the lack of female writers and directors working on the show in recent years. Former Torchwood writer Catherine Tregenna has recently been confirmed for an episode of Series 9 – the first female writer for the show since Series 4’s Helen…

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Doctor Who: Rachel Talalay On Directing Dark Water & Death In Heaven

Rachel Talalay may be a first-time director on Doctor Who, but she knew just what to do to avoid spoilers when filming the series 8 finale. She says of how long she’s known about the pivotal scene in yesterday’s penultimate episode “Death in Heaven”: “Since April! It all happened so quickly, me getting the job.…

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Doctor Who: Death in Heaven Running Time?

Rachel Talalay, director of this year’s season finale, Death in Heaven, has said that while the finale will not be cinema length, it will be slightly longer than normal episodes. To support this, the Radio Times currently lists Death in Heaven as having an hour’s running time – however this is provisional and is in…

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Doctor Who: Returning Characters for Series 8 Finale Filming – 30/06/2014

WARNING: This post contains spoilers for episode twelve of Doctor Who series eight. If you don’t want to be spoiled, click away now! Thanks to Wales Online for all pictures used in this report. Filming continues today on Series 8 of Doctor Who with star Peter Capaldi, who was spotted in Cardiff city centre this morning along…

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Filming Continues for Doctor Who: Series 8

The final production block on Doctor Who continued today in Cardiff, particularly in and around the Trade Street Café. The TARDIS was constructed on the site around noon local time. Fans gathered to snap a photo with the newest Time Lord, Peter Capaldi, and Jenna Coleman, who were both on set for what appears to…

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