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Day of the Doctor to be Shown in Australian Cinemas

The Day of the Doctor will be shown in 87 Australlian Cimemas across the country on November 24 (Australlian date). 

The screening, which will take place after the show’s broadcast on ABC will feature “specially shot introductions for cinema audiences all around the world” presumably from the principle cast which includes Matt Smith (pictured), Jenna Coleman, David Tennant, Billie Piper and John Hurt.

While potentially a risk to show the episode after it has already been broadcast, the BBC in cinema operators hope that fans will still want to see the 75 minute spectacular in 3D and on the big screen even after having, presumably, already seen the broadcast.

The Day of The Doctor is already confirmed for for the cinema in the UK and given the statement “cinema audiences all around the world” it can be presumed other countries will follow suit before the 50th anniversary.

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Posted in News, Ongoing Series

Jenna Coleman on BBC Breakfast, Matt Smith Talks The Snowmen

Both Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman have been out promoting this years Christmas special The Snowmen, Jenna appearing on BBC Breakfast and Matt speaking to The Independent, amongst others.

Speaking to the BBC Breakfast team, Coleman says there is some mystery as to how Clara relates to Oswin:

“The Clara you will meet in the Christmas Special is living in Victorian London, working in a pub, also living a bit of a double life as a governess looking after some children… We’ve already met Oswin in Asylym of the Daleks… Basically it’s what been referred to as “a soft mystery”, and if anybody’s hoping to get any answers … it’s something that will be ongoing for quite a while and in true Steven Moffat style you won’t really get any answers in the Christmas Special, it will just raise more questions, and get more and more complicated and fascinating.”

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Speaking to The Independent meanwhile, Matt Smith says that Clara brings out something new in the Doctor:

“The Doctor under Amy and Rory eventually became like their pet, he was just this sort of strange pet that could talk, that would sweep in every now and then. He’s meeting someone new because he presents himself in a hew light and she forces him to be a different version of himself slightly.”
Yet despite the change, the “heartbeat” of the show will remain the same:
“As always with Doctor Who, the essence and heartbeat of the show is the same – old alien, hot chick travel through the universe and get into capers. That will always be the heartbeat of the show and it’s whether it’s more flirtatious, whether there’s more attraction, whether there’s more zing, you’ll have to wait and find out. I’m sure we’ll cover all that territory.”

He also explained about the sense of loss for the Doctor in the forthcoming episode:

“There’s a great deal of time that’s passed in cunning story terms. It’s great because you kind of go: ‘500 years later…’ but the burden of that loss will always be with him. Like the burden of losing Rose Tyler or whoever it is – is always with him to some extent. But I think particularly for my Doctor it is. Amy and Rory were so significant. But what I would say as well is I always think it’s important for the show for that grieving to have its place but move on. I felt it affected Martha’s journey quite a lot that he was always talking about Rose, which is completely understandable, because the Tenth Doctor and Rose had such a wonderful connection but the show has to propel forward back into adventure mode.”
Doctor Who returns tomorrow with The Snowmen, broadcast on BBC One at 5:15pm
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BBC Release New Minisode – Vastra Investigates

The BBC have released a new minisode ahead of this year’s Christmas special, The Snowmen.

The minisode, Vastra Investigates, is the second prequel released following The Great Detective which was released last month.

Madame Vastra and her companions, investigate a Victorian murder. But where is the Doctor?

Doctor Who returns with The Snowmen this Christmas Day at 5.15pm on BBC One and 9pm on BBC America.

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First Puffin Books 50th Anniversary Book Details Released

The BBC have released details of the first Puffin Books 50th Anniversary release, A Big Hand for the Doctor by Eoin Colfer.

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Synopsis

London, 1900. The First Doctor is missing both his hand and his granddaughter, Susan. Faced with the search for Susan, a strange beam of soporific light, and a host of marauding Soul Pirates intent on harvesting human limbs, the Doctor is promised a dangerous journey into a land he may never forget…

Eleven Doctors, eleven months, eleven stories: a year-long celebration of Doctor Who! The most exciting names in children’s fiction each create their own unique adventure about the time-travelling Time Lord.

A Big Hand For The Doctor by Eoin Colfer will be published on January 23, 2013 in ebook format, with a physical copy available in November.

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Doctor Who Comes To Lovefilm

Following the BBC’s deal with Netflix last month, the Corporation has now cut a similar deal with Amazon owned Lovefilm.

The deal, which will allow Lovefilm to stream video-on-demand content to subscribers, will see shows such as Doctor Who, Spooks, Life on Mars and more being available through the service..

BBC Worldwide’s UK/Ireland Sales and Distribution Head Lisa Rousseau said:

“We’ve had a content partnership with LoveFilm for several years now and it’s great to see this evolve digitally.”

LoveFilm is available via PC, Apple iPad, Xbox 360, PS3 and internet-connected smart TVs.

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Matt Smith Appears on The Graham Norton Show

Matt Smith appeared on tonight’s Graham Norton Show, talking on the forthcoming Christmas special, Doctor Who fans, Karen Gillan’s departure and much more.

Smith says he’d known for a while of Karen’s departure:

“I’ve known a while, actually, because we’ve known for a couple of months. It’s by mutual consent – I think really those stories just come to a point where it reaches its conclusion, and the very essence of the show is that it constantly re-invents itself.”

And that while he wasn’t thinking of leaving the show, he’d miss Karen Gillan on set:

“I’m very happy to stay, I love it, I love making the show, but I’ll miss Karen because she’s a good mate, one of my best mates. She’s a cracker – mad as a box of cats – but she’s a firecracker, she really is.”

You can watch some highlights from the show below via the BBC and BBC America official YouTube channels:

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Torchwood: The New World Synopsis Released

The official Torchwood Facebook page has released a new synopsis for the forthcoming 4th series of the show, revealing new plot details.

Set to begin filming next week in the US, the synopsis for the BBC/Starz co-production reads:

“The new ten-part series of the Doctor Who spinoff will see the return of regular Torchwood characters Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles).

Gwen will be shown living peacefully in Wales with husband Rhys (Kai Owen) and new baby Anwen when she encounters a ‘new, epic danger’ that will ‘push [her] to the limit’.

Having left Earth at the conclusion of previous miniseries Children of Earth, Harkness will be drawn back to the Torchwood institute by ‘his unstated love for Gwen’.”

The new series will in 2011 on BBC One in the UK and Starz in the US.