In conversation with… Waris Hussein

An in-depth interview with Waris Hussein, Doctor Who‘s very first director, talking at the British Film Institute.

Waris Hussein joined BFT to discuss his remarkable career, from working with actors such as Anthony Hopkins, Ian McKellen and Shirley MacLaine to experiencing TV production on both sides of the Atlantic. Accompanied by clips of his finest work, Hussein discusses key productions such as the suffragette-inspired Shoulder to Shoulder, the Emmy-winning Copacabana, the Frederic Raphael-penned The Glittering Prizes and the BAFTA-winning Edward & Mrs Simpson.

Doctor Who Magazine DWM issue 525

From cut scenes to completely edited-out characters, DWM 525 reveals the best bits of Doctor Who you never got to see.

The issue include an interview with Will Oswald, an editor on Doctor Who from 2007 to 2017, and an interview with Michelle Ryan, the Time Team regenerates and Out of the TARDIS with Janet Fielding – she chats about the return of her character Lady Christina de Souza.

Doctor Who Magazine was on sale from Thursday 3 May at WH Smith and all good newsagents, price £5.99. It was available digitally from pocketmags.com.

Doctor Who Magazine DWM issue 525

DWM special issue: In the Studio

The new Doctor Who Magazine was released yesterday, 19 April 2018. Find out production secrets from the heart of Doctor Who: the special issue takes you behind the making-of the shwow in studio, from its relatively primitive beginnings at Lime Grove to the cutting edge of modern television production at Roath Lock!

Doctor Who Magazine DWM Special In the Studio

Doctor Who Magazine DWM issue 524

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 524 will be on sale tomorrow, Thursday 5th April 2018.

Its cover should appeal to fans of Doctor Who young and old: it concerns itself with the new set of Target novels and they hold a nostalgic place in the heart of any classic era Who fan. The Target novels feature novelisations of Rose, The Christmas Invasion, Day of the Doctor, Twice Upon a Time. The fifth book is named City of Death.

Doctor Who Magazine DWM issue 524

Season 11 titles in series 4 style

Murray Gold’s music and the visual of BBC from series 4 edited for the series 11 opening.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oszGz8Xg9Co

A kaleidoscope concept opening title sequence (version 2 updated) for the new series with swooshy effects created by running a coloured version of the original 1963 titles through a virtual kaleidoscope. A fan-made video involving a lot of fun and trying out new things in Premiere and After Effects.

The Nebula Concept, another fan-made trailer for season 11.

Doctor Who Magazine DWM issue 523

There’s a new DWM out this Thursday, 8 March 2018! Issue 523 includes exclusive interviews with new executive producer Matt Strevens and Michelle Gomez (Missy). Out of the TARDIS returns with Dan Starkey who plays Strax, everyone’s favourite stroppy Sontaran. The new magazine is the first to feature the exciting new Doctor Who logo.

Doctor Who Magazine DWM issue 523

Peter Capaldi’s final Doctor Who read-through

Something that might make you a bit emotional: behind-the-scenes footage shows Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, David Bradley and Mark Gatiss embarking on their last Doctor Who script read-through with writer Steven Moffat and director Rachel Talalay. Steven Moffat’s last gig as the producer, Peter Capaldi’s last episode as the Doctor and the Christmas special epiosde. It can’t get any better. Probably.

Recreating the first TARDIS one more time

The first TARDIS was recreated for An adventure in Space and Time, and it was recreated once more for Christmas special episode in 2017, Twice Upon a Time. Steven Moffat and the cast can’t hide their excitement at being on the set of the original TARDIS.

A very special moment in time: TARDIS deconstruction timelapse.

3D printed Doctor Who chess set

Years of 3D modeling Doctor Who characters has come to this: 14 stylized incarnations of the Doctor from William Hartnell to Jodie Whittaker face off against 15 of the Doctor’s most feared opponents, including two incarnations of the Master, in this unique game chess set. Created by the Youtuber 3D Printing Professor.

BBC Radio 2 – Doctor Who Access All Areas – Peter Capaldi Interview

Part 1 of Peter Capaldi’s interview on BBC Radio 2’s Doctor Who Access All Areas program for the Christmas Special Twice Upon a Time. Peter is with host Jo Whiley, the same presenter to whom he’d originally announced his departure from the show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHH5I_ClDXs

In this part of Peter Capaldi’s interview they discuss how successful Doctor Who has become.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jC9j8ljQb4

Doctor Who Magazine DWM issue 522

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 522DWM issue 522 is out tomorrow, Thursday, February 8th, and has an exclusive interview with Beryl Vertue – Terry Nation’s agent in the 60s & now Steven Moffat’s mother-in-law! Plus, interviews with Susan Calman and Emma Freud about their Doctor Who projects, and a brand-new cosplay feature with Christel Dee: she leads us through a brand new Cosplay Masterclass. The new feature begins with looking at how to recreate Ace’s jacket.

The issue #522 also features Peter Capaldi reflecting on his time as our favourite Time Lord. The cover has a quote from the Twelfth Doctor which is intriguing where he reveals that he has “a sackful of guilt”.

Doctor Who Magazine DWM special 48, the 2018 yearbook

Doctor Who Magazine Special 2018 YearbookAt the end of 2017 a remarkable chapter in the history of Doctor Who draw to a close: in the Christmas special episode two incarnations of your favorite Time Lord overcame an existential threat. They have to deal with their own problems before the arrival of the Thirteenth Doctor heralded a bold new era for the programme: the first female Doctor.

This Special Edition of Doctor Who Magazine is a unique celebration of the Twelfth Doctor’s final adventures, from The Return of Doctor Mysterio through to Twice Upon a Time.

Highlights include exclusive new interviews with:

  • Joe Browning, Jimmy Mann, Gary Pollard and Kate Walshe (Millennium FX)
  • Ysanne Churchman (the voice of Alpha Centauri in Empress of Mars)
  • Matthew Clark (graphic designer, 2017 series)
  • Rachel Denning (Erica in The Pyramid at the End of the World)
  • Mark Gatiss (Captain Lethbridge-Stewart in Twice Upon a Time)
  • Stephanie Hyam (Heather in The Pilot and The Doctor Falls)
  • Adele Lynch (Iraxxa in Empress of Mars)
  • Rove McManus (host of Australian show Whovians)
  • Rachel Talalay (director of three episodes in the 2017 series)
  • Alexandra Tynan (designer of the original Cybermen)

The Doctor Who Magazine Yearbook 2018 was on sale January 2018 at WH Smith and all newsagents, price £5.99.

Doctor Who Magazine issue 521

Doctor Who Magazine issue 521The 13th Doctor, Jodie Wittaker, and the showrunner Chris Chibnall are in this new issue.

She discusses her regeneration scene and working with costume designer Ray Holman: “The very first meeting we had was all very secret and incognito. As we were talking I was completely distracted by the colour of the wallpaper behind us. I told Roy I absolutely loved that colour, and that’s the colour of the trousers.”

Chris Chibnall looks forward to a new era: “What’s evident is Doctor Who’s extraordinary ability to embrace change while remaining exactly the same show that people love.”

Rachel Talalay, the director of Twice Upon a Time, talks about the filming of Peter Capaldi and Jodie Whittaker’s regeneration scene.

Doctor Who Magazine 521 is on sale from tomorrow, Thursday 11 January 2018, price £5.99.

2017 Christmas special episode: Twice upon a time

David Bradley returned one more time as the first Doctor, Bill Pots returned for (at least) one episode, so did Mark Gatiss (in another role then the ones you probably have notices him: Lazarus, Danny Boy or Gantok – as Rondo Haxton), Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) and Nardole (Matt Lucas) appear for only a few moments. All of them accompanied the twelve Doctor (Peter Capaldi) in his last adventure before regeneration. And the last episode with Steven Moffat in charge – from next year the show will have another executive producer.

An adventure that wasn’t the normal Doctor Who adventures. It was more the last chapter of an era: the next Doctor is, for the first time in more than half of century, a woman. A reason for protest and comments thrown on internet this summer.

From one perspective, the Doctor must face his fear of death (change), from other pespective he must find reasons to continue. And, together, they must solve a mystery: who brought to them the soldier from first world war and why? With Bill Pots’ memories that have been brought to life.

What reasons do you have to watch the show further, in the new era that’s starting? The next series will be broadcasted probabil in Autumn 2018, with a first episode of 60 minutes and other episodes of 50 minutes.

Episode directed by Rachel Talalay, based on a story by Steven Moffat.

Cast: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), David Bradley (The Doctor), Mark Gatiss (The Captain), Pearl Mackie (Bill Potts), Lily Travers (Polly), Jared Garfield (Ben), Toby Whithouse (WW1 Soldier), Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor), Nikki Amuka-Bird (The Glass Woman – voice).

Oh, there it is. Silly old universe. The more I save it the more it needs saving. It’s a treadmill.

Tardis noise

Yes, yes I know they’ll get it all wrong without me.

Tardis noise

Well, I suppose….one more lifetime won’t kill anyone. Well, except me.

Stirring music/Tardis noises

You wait a moment, Doctor. Let’s get it right. I’ve got a few things to say to you. Basic stuff first.

Never be cruel, never be cowardly. And never ever eat pears! Remember – hate is always foolish…and love, is always wise.

Always try, to be nice and never fail to be kind. Oh, and….and you mustn’t tell anyone your name. No-one would understand it anyway. Except….

He gasps, falls to the floor

Except….children. Children can hear it. Sometimes – if their hearts are in the right place, and the stars are too. Children can hear your name.

Gasps, grunts more

But nobody else. Nobody else. Ever.

Pulls himself off the floor

Laugh hard. Run fast. Be kind.

Stirring music.

Doctor – I let you go.

The regeneration starts

Peter Capaldi’s last speech as the Doctor. discurs al lui Peter Capaldi ca Doctor. Have you figured all the references to other episodes? Find out all of them here.