Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dark Water clip

The BBC have release a new clip from Doctor Who Series 8 Episode 11, Dark Water - watch it in the player above. For more pics, clips and news from the Doctor Who Series 8 finale, click HERE.

The Day of the Doctor/The Time of the Doctor soundtrack

Silva Screen have announced that a double CD featuring music from The Day of the Doctor and The Time of the Doctor will be released next month. Visit Silva for more details. Check out the tracklisting below.

1. I.M Foreman (1:10)
2. Will There be Cocktails? (0:40)
3. It’s Him (The Majestic Tale) (2:05)
4. He Was There (4:23)
5. No More (1:06)
6. The War Room (1:42)
7. Footprints In The Sand (1:43)
8. Who Are You (4:38)
9. England 1562 (1:03)
10. Nice Horse (1:43)
11. The Fez and the Portal (2:44)
12. Two Doctors (1:02)
13. Three Doctors (1:56)
14. Somewhere to Hide (1:50)
15. Rescue the Doctor (1:08)
16. 2.47 Billion (4:28)
17. Zygon In The Painting (1:35)
18. Man and Wife (1:33)
19. We Don’t Need To Land (2:27)
20. We Are The Doctors (0:49)
21. The Moment Has Come (3:06)
22. This Time There’s Three Of Us (The Majestic Tale) (7:03)
23. Song For Four / Home (3:41)

1. The Message (1:16)
2. Handles (2:07)
3. The Dance Of the Naked Doctor (2:13)
4. You Saved It (0:57)
5. Papal Mainframe (0:45)
6. Tasha Lemm (1:07)
7. Bedroom Talk (1:49)
8. The Mission (0:54)
9. Christmas (2:27)
10. The Crack (5:24)
11. Rhapsody of War (0:52)
12. Back To Christmas (3:09)
13. Snow Over Trenzalore (Song For Four) (2:46)
14. Beginning Of The End (2:47)
15. This is How it Ends (3:07)
16. Never Tell Me The Rules (3:12)
17. Trenzalore / The Long Song / I Am Information (Reprise) (4:03)

Thanks to Silva Screen

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dark Water cast list

Included below is the cast list for Doctor Who Series 8, Episode 11, Dark Water. For more pics, clips and news from the Doctor Who Series 8 finale, click HERE.

The Doctor - Peter Capaldi
Clara - Jenna Coleman
Danny - Samuel Anderson
Missy - Michelle Gomez
Woman - Joan Blackham
Gran - Sheila Reid
Seb - Chris Addison
Dr Chang - Andrew Leung
Fleming - Bradley Ford
Boy - Antonio Bourouphael
Cyberman - Jeremiah Krage
Mr Armitage - Nigel Betts
Voice of the Cybermen - Nicholas Briggs

Dark Water airs Nov 1 on BBC One at 8.15pm

Mark Gatiss to speak at Galha LGBT Humanists Annual Lunch

The celebrated actor and writer Mark Gatiss (Robot of Sherwood, Night Terrors, The Crimson Horror, amongst others) will be the special guest speaker at an event in London on 30 November celebrating Galha LGBT Humanists, a network for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender humanists. Buy tickets HERE.

Gatiss, who is well known for writing for and acting in programmes like Doctor Who, Sherlock, and The League of Gentlemen, and is a firm favourite on both sides of the Atlantic, appearing in fan-pleasing recurring roles in shows like Game of Thrones and Being Human.

Mark has been a firm supporter of campaigns for LGBT rights, as well as humanist activism, over many years. At the Galha Annual Lunch, he will be talking with guests about his commitment to these issues, and toasting to another successful year for Galha, which brings together LGBT people for special events and promotes equality and diversity, particularly in respect of sexual orientation and identity matters. 

The lunch, which will be at Browns Covent Garden in central London, will see Mark honoured with the 2014 LGBT Humanists award, and will also feature a fundraising raffle. All profits will go directly to funding Galha’s activities.

Riccy Unwin, Chair of Galha LGBT Humanists, said: "Mark is a fantastic actor and writer, and we couldn’t be more pleased to have him as the guest of honour at this year’s Annual Lunch. The Annual Lunch is always one of Galha’s most popular events, and this year is shaping up to be a very special occasion. Any fans of Mark’s who are curious about what we do and would like to come along are more than welcome to join us at Browns on 30 November."

AUDIO REVIEW: The Doctor's Tale

The Doctor’s Tale
by Marc Platt  
Starring: William Russell and Maureen O’Brien

Out Now

Review by Nick Fraser 

From its lyrical beginning, this Doctor Who adventure betrays its nature: classic Hartnell era educational/historical. Big Finish assemble the necessary ingredients: quality writing from Marc Platt; a strong ensemble cast led by William Russell and Maureen O’Brien; a wonderfully evocative soundscape; and all tightly directed by Ken Bentley – to deliver an entertaining tale of interregnal intrigue in late 14th century England.

The Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Vicki arrive at a significant moment in English history, the ripples caused by Henry Bolingbroke’s actions spreading across the country in the aftermath of his usurpation of the English throne. The whereabouts of the deposed Richard II are not widely known, with rumours of plot and counter-plot raising the temperature of an otherwise chilly winter.

The TARDIS travellers quickly establish a position of trust at Sonning Bishop’s Palace, the temporary but enforced residence for Richard’s queen, Isabella. The resourceful TARDIS crew develop relationships of friendship and trust with the Bishop and occupants of the palace, and the story takes time to build up believable friendships between Vicki and Isabella, Ian and Thomas de Wensley as fellow knights, and Barbara with Geoffrey Chaucer. 

William Russell
Meanwhile, The Doctor delights firstly in adopting the role of Lord of Misrule at the Bishop’s banquet, where he first encounters the formidable presence of Thomas Arundel, Archbishop of Canterbury.  The Doctor then takes on the responsibility of tutor to the young Queen Isabella.  It’s not hard to imagine William Hartnell’s version thoroughly enjoying the variety offered by this story, ably demonstrated by William Russell’s excellent interpretation of the First Doctor.

Over the course of four episodes, The Doctor and his friends must negotiate their way through the febrile atmosphere wrought by Richard’s removal from power. Marc Platt avoids the clich├ęs of the good king unseated by the evil usurper, instead painting the protagonists in shades of grey.  Henry IV is not the villain of the piece: that’s reserved for Archbishop Thomas Arundel. Like all the best villains, it’s clear that Arundel doesn’t see himself as such, believing that his actions are necessary for the greater good, however questionable his beliefs may be.

Whilst well aware of the strictures of tampering with history, the TARDIS crew aren’t passive bystanders to events. Vicki aids Isabella in her escape from Sonning, Barbara and the Doctor decide to try and locate Geoffrey Chaucer, and there’s a shock for Ian when he discovers that chivalric friendships are not all they appear to be.

The tale offers a plausibly entertaining explanation for the strange departure from history of Geoffrey Chaucer, and it’s a beguiling thought that somewhere, in the background of one of the Canterbury Tales there might lurk a battered, wooden, blue box.

William Russell and Maureen O’Brien are dependably excellent, peeling away the decades to give life to a Doctor Who adventure that would sit comfortably alongside The Crusade. The supporting cast work well together and particular praise goes to Alice Haig as the spirited Queen Isabella, and John Banks as the manipulative sneerer-in-chief, Archbishop Arundel.

Another fantastic offering from Big Finish, well worth seeking out for a change of pace.

Thanks to Big Finish

Monday, October 27, 2014

Dark Water promo pics

BBC America has released promotional pictures from Doctor Who Series 8 Episode 11, Dark Water - click on the images included here for bigger versions. Featured in the pics are: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Samuel Anderson, Michelle Gomez, Chris Addison and Andrew Leung. For more pics, clips and news from the Doctor Who Series 8 finale, click HERE.

Dark Water airs at 9pm, Nov 1 on BBC America

Thanks to BBC America

News Round-Up

With Doctor Who Series 8 coming to an end, it's been a busy old time on the world of Doctor Who and there's some news and juicy nuggets that may have passed you by. Collected here is a round-up of the very latest news.

Don't forget you can follow Blogtor Who on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news on Doctor Who - follow HERE. Read the last news round~up HERE








DVD and Bluray boxset details for UK

Tee Offers

Blue Box Tees have got some great Doctor Who tee designs available this week, for only $12 each. Click on the images above for more info and to purchase. For the full range, visit their site HERE.

CompanionTees have got five great new Doctor Who designs for fans this week - check them out HERE. They are available as tees (men's women's, children's), tank tops, hoodie, poster, mouse pad and phone case. As a bundle, the five tee designs are available for just $55 - check out the site for more offers HERE.

Enter the code BLOGTOR05 to get 5% off!

Unamee Inc have also got some great Doctor Who designs available this week, all priced £11. Check them out and visit the site HERE.

Below you can find Impossible Call Box and Dr. Hoot from Design By Humans, which are available in men and women's Tees, as well as art prints and phone cases - buy HERE. Visit Design By Humans HERE.

Below you can find The Doctors, available in men and women's Tees, as well as art prints and phone cases - which you can buy HERE - and The Doctor VS The Universe which you can buy HERE. Visit Design By Humans HERE. for loads more fantastic Who tees.

Death In Heaven running time [UPDATE]

The Radio Times are currently listing the final episode of Doctor Who Series 8, Death In Heaven, as having a running time of 60 minutes. Rachel Talalay, the episode's director, confirms the longer than normal running time with this tweet:
I think I can and say that ep. 12 is longer than a standard episode, but not cinema-length.
UPDATE: The BBC have confirmed that the episode is an hour long.
Death In Heaven is due to air on BBC One on Nov 8 at 8pm. For more pics, clips and news from the Doctor Who Series 8 finale, click HERE.

Dan Starkey in Dracula

Everyone's favourite Sontaran Strax, Dan Starkey, is starring on stage this week in Fitzrovia Radio Hour's Dracula - buy tickets HERE. Dan, who has starred in Doctor Who many, many times (first in 2008's The Sontaran Stratagem and most recently in Deep Breath), plays two characters - Renfield and Van Helsing.

The show is on at the Mercury Theatre,  Colchester from Oct 30 - Nov 16; tickets are priced £25 / £10 (£12 preview performances Oct 30 & 31).

Fitzrovia Radio Hour's Dracula also stars David Benson (Robot of Sherwood) and Joanna Wake (who starred in a 1965 episode of The Avengers). Check out the trailer below and visit the site HERE for more details.