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.

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.

David Bradley about playing the First Doctor in the 2017 Christmas special episode

Interviewed on the BUZZ stage at MCM London Comic Con, David Bradley talks about recreating the First Doctor in the 2017 Doctor Who Christmas special, “Twice Upon A Time”. He’s accompanied by Claudia Grant (she played Carol Ann Ford), the actress who played the Doctor’s very first companion and granddaughter, Susan, in the 50th anniversary drama documentary An Adventure In Space And Time, and they give a shout out to the Big Finish audio adventures they’ve recorded together. The interview is interesting, let’s watch it.

Doctor Who Magazine DWM issue 519

Doctor Who Magazine DWM issue 519The issue 519 was out Thursday, 16th November 2017, price £5.99, and has and exclusive interview with the new first Doctor, David Bradley: 4 years ago he played William Hartnell in BBC Two’s ‘An adventure in space and time’. Now the actor is returning as the First Doctor for this year’s Christmas Special episode ‘Twice upon a time’.

Sir Derek Jacobi is returning as the Master: he talks to DWM about bringing back his version of the Master for Big Finish’s new series of audio adventures.

An Adventure in Space and Time – 50th Anniversary

And so it begins… 😀 Every adventure begins with one vision. Travel back in time to see how a show defied the odds to become a legend.

No bug-eyed monsters, a journey back to the birth of Doctor Who in this clip from An Adventure in Space and Time…

David Bradley as First Doctor William Hartnell: relive the genesis of Doctor Who with the premiere film An adventure in space and time starring David Bradley as First Doctor.

Part of Doctor Who Takeover Week, leading into the 50th Anniversary Special The Day of The Doctor.

Travel back to witness the genius that was the first Doctor and the unlikely production team behind the series, Verity Lambert (Jessica Raine), Waris Hussein (Sascha Dhawan) and Sydney Newman (Brian Cox). From writer and executive producer Mark Gatiss executive producers Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner and director Terry McDonough, the stylish drama reveals the struggles and ultimate triumph of the British series created to keep the sports fans and kids hooked.

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David Bradley and Mark Gatiss about Doctor Who’s origin

Let’s hear David Bradley and Writer/Executive Producer Mark Gatiss talk, on the floor of San Diego Comic-Con, about where their Doctor Who origins film came from. They also talk about and how First Doctor William Hartnell shaped the role for actors for the next 50 years.

An adventure in space and time premieres Friday, November 22 at 9pm/8c only on BBC America, it’s a part of Doctor Who Takeover Week leading into the 50th Anniversary Special The Day of The Doctor.

Doctor Who Comic-Con 2013 Panel Highlights: Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, Steven Moffat and more

Doctor Who made a presence at San Diego Comic-Con 2013 these days. You couldn’t get into Hall H for Doctor Who’s packed-house 50th Anniversary Panel Hall H and are you interested to find out more?

Well… Watch the highlights now and get all the scoop from stars Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman, Executive Producer & Lead Writer Steven Moffat, producer Marcus Wilson, writer Mark Gatiss and “An Adventure in Space and Time” star David Bradley.

Discover why Steven Moffat thinks The Doctor would be shocked to find out there’s a show about him, and what other Doctor Who characters MATT & JENNA would want to play.

Plus, find out Mark Gatiss’s favorite memory from season 7, and whether they’ll ever shoot more episodes in America.

And you don’t want to miss Matt Smith on how Doctor Who has changed his life, and his parting thoughts on his last Comic-Con as The Doctor.

News of the day

Mark Gatiss about Doctor Who 50th anniversary drama, ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’: I’ve wanted David Bradley to play William Hartnell for years. Accordingly to Radio Times, he’s been trying to make the drama for over a decade.

Gatiss has cast Harry Potter actor David Bradley, who bears a striking resemblance to William Hartnell, as the First Doctor in the fact-based drama about the birth of Doctor Who.

An Adventure in Space and Time will not be David Bradley’s first association with Doctor Who – he played ruthless merchant Solomon in series seven episode Dinosaurs on a Spaceship. He will be joined in the drama by Brian Cox as Doctor Who producer Sidney Newman, Sacha Dhawan as director Waris Hussein and Jessica Raine as producer Verity Lambert.

On the other hand David Tennant, Matt Smith, Miranda Hart, Jessie J, One Direction and David Walliams appear in new trailer for BBC’s Red Nose Day taking place on Friday 15 March.

According to Radio Times, David Tennant and Matt Smith are just two of a host of stars that will appear in the video that features a string of famous faces revealing their plans to raise money for this year’s event. 

Miranda Hart teases fans with her plotting to ruin an episode of Call The Midwife,Jessie J reveals her plans to shave her head and David Walliams declares, “I’m not doing anything, I’ve already done enough…”

A tanned One Direction appear in Africa after recording the official Red Nose Day single, while Rowan Atkinson reveals he’s going to be playing the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Last, but not least: David Tennant will play hot shot lawyer in BBC1 thriller The Escape Artist. Radio Times says that the actor will play barrister Will Burton, known for his knack of spiriting his clients out of tight legal corners.

Having never lost a case, Will is in high demand but after using his skills to free the prime suspect in a murder investigation, he finds it coming back to haunt him.

The three-part drama is from Spooks creator David Wolstencroft and also stars Toby Kebbell, last seen in Black Mirror, Hotel Rwanda star Sophie Okonedo and Ashley Jensen, of Extras and Ugly Betty.

 

 

BBC America wil premiere ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’ for Doctor Who 50th anniversary

BBC AMERICA has announced casting for ‘An Adventure of Space and Time,’ a film dramatization of the creation of Doctor Who, 50 years ago. David Bradley will play actor William Hartnell (the first Doctor), Jessica Raine will play producer Verity Lambert and Brian Cox has been cast as BBC Head of Drama Sydney Newman.  Sacha Dhawan will play Waris Hussein, director of Doctor Who‘s premiere episode, “An Unearthly Child”.

The scriptwriter Mark Gatiss has already been announced as writer, and he’s also serving as executive producer alongside current Doctor Who execs Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner. The film is a co-production between BBC AMERICA and BBC Cymru Wales and will air later in 2013.

You can find more information here.

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Doctor Who Series 7 filming pictures

 Pictures from Doctor Who Series 7 filming in Southerndown bay and beach (also known as Norway’s Bad Wolf bay), Amy and Rorys house and guest star Mark Williams (Mr. Weasly in Harry Potter series) has been spotted.

Also, shooting has been taking place inside a house in Church Road in Penarth (Amy and Rory’s street) with Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill on location.

New star guest confirmed include David Bradley (Filch in Haerry Potter series) and Rupert Graves