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David Bradley talks Doctor Who & Twice Upon a Time

Fans are excited about the return of the first Doctor in this year’s Christmas special but what does actor David Bradley have to say about all this wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff? David Bradley first put on the iconic costume for the first Doctor when he portrayed legendary actor William Hartnell in An Adventure in…

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Suzanne says… Sean Pertwee shouldn’t play the Third Doctor!

The other day I was catching up on some Gotham episodes I had missed, when a familiar face appeared on the screen. I wasn’t prepared to see Missy in Gotham and yet there she was, as perfectly villainous as she use(d) to be in Doctor Who. Suddenly, I wasn’t watching Gotham anymore; I was watching…

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Suzanne says… are we getting a rebooted Classic Who?

With news from Twice upon a Time happening on a regular basis, I’m slowly getting excited about the Christmas special. Because I miss my Doctor Who fix? No. Because it’s Peter Capaldi’s last episode? No. It’s because a bridge is about to be built between two eras. In a previous article, I mentioned the frontier…

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William Hartnell Interview Found

A long lost interview from 1965 with William Hartnell – who played the First Doctor – has been partly recovered by the BBC. Hartnell was interviewed on the Home Service radio programme Desert Island Discs by host Roy Plomley. The episode was broadcast on 23rd August 1965, around the time of Hartnell’s third series as…

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Doctor Who: Twelve for Twelve – An Unearthly Child Review (First Doctor)

Twelve for Twelve is The Gallifrey Times’ review countdown to the debut of the Twelfth Doctor. A different writer from TGT will take on each Doctor’s debut story daily, concluding with The Eleventh Hour. To kick the series off, here’s TGT writer Steven’s review of the very first Doctor Who story, An Unearthly Child. On…

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Doctor Who Star Peter Capaldi Wants Classic Monsters to Return

When it comes to Doctor Who, new leading man Peter Capaldi is the biggest geek of them all. Speaking about monsters he would like to see return during his tenure on the show, Capaldi said: “Axons appeared as these kind of god-like creatures, but underneath they were festering bags of flesh. I’d love to see…

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Doctor Who Missing Episodes Rumours Continue

Philip Morris, the hero of Doctor Who missing episodes, was recently asked about the ongoing rumours that more episodes have been discovered. He said in a Facebook group: A tricky one to answer and fans will just want a yes or no haven’t you or have you. But it’s complex all I can say is…

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Doctor Who Tenth Planet Script Found

An original draft script of The Tenth Planet was recently discovered by author Michael Seely, who is working on a biography of the story’s co-author, Dr Kit Pedler. William Hartnell bowed out as the First Doctor in October 1966 with the four-part adventure “The Tenth Planet”. This story introduced the concept of regeneration, and also…

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William Hartnell Interview Discovered In The BBC Archives

The Doctor Who Restoration team have confirmed a 1967 interview with William Hartnell has been unearthed, thought to be the only surviving in-vision interview with the First Doctor. Though audio interviews exist, the BBC Points West recording is the only on-screen interview now available. Conducted in the dressing room of the Gaumont Theatre in Taunton,…

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Remembering William Hartnell

Today marks the 38th anniversary of First Doctor, William Hartnell’s passing. Today seems fitting to remember the man who started it all and in turn created a character who, despite changing his appearance many times, is at the heart of the longest running science fiction TV show in the world. Doctor Who will later this…

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