Friday, 5 December 2014

Peter Davison confirmed as host of UK Symphonic Spectacular Tour

Fifth Doctor actor Peter Davison has been confirmed as the host of a six-city UK tour of the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular in May 2015.
In addition, given the very strong demand for tickets, a second matinee performance has been confirmed for the SSE Arena, Wembley, on Sunday 24 May.
The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, which celebrates the world’s longest running science fiction TV series, showcases the evocative and thrilling music written by Murray Gold for the series since 2005 and features over 100 performers including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and members of the BBC National Chorus of Wales, conducted by Ben Foster. The first ever UK tour will be staged in London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow in May 2015.
Peter Davison, who portrayed the Fifth Doctor on the BBC One series between 1981 and 1984, acted as presenter for the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular in Australia and New Zealand at the beginning of 2014 and will reprise this role in 2015.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Christmas Special: Santa is Real, Not Evil

To allay any parental concerns Steven Moffat has said that the Santa Claus presented in the upcoming Christmas special will be ‘real’ and is definitely not evil.

Speaking at the Series 8 DVD launch, he said: “Santa could never be evil, for heaven’s sake! Santa is both real and a Christmas hero.”

“No no, don’t worry any parents who were worried about that. Santa is presented, as he is in real life, as a great Christmas hero.”

On Nick Frost’s casting in the role: “He actually is the real Santa. He’s been faking it up until now. For the first time he’s allowing the natural colour of his beard to show through.”

He added: “You could figure it out, you know, Nick Frost, Nicholas Frost – you see?”

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Peter Capaldi Gives Paddington Bear A Makeover

 Doctor Who lead Peter Capaldi recently joined forces with British charity the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) to bring us Paddington Who? The statue is located at the Greenwich Meridian, Royal Observatory Greenwich in South East London.

Paddington’s distinctive duffel coat has morphed in to a version of the Tardis while the back features a rather jolly looking disco-dalek.  Capaldi’s creation is one of just 50 versions of Paddington Bear designed by a stellar cast of celebrities including Sandra Bullock and Benedict Cumberbatch.  They have popped up around London in recent days to raise awareness for the ChildLine arm of the charity which enables young people to get help and advice about a wide range of issues.  All 50 bears will be auctioned off later in the year with the proceeds going to ChildLine.