Monday 30 November 2009

Celebrity Appearances - Michael Gough

Michael Gough (born 23rd November 1913 in Malaya) played the Celestial Toymaker in The Celestial Toymaker and Hedin in Arc of Infinity. He is notable as being the oldest living as well as the longest lived actor to appear in Doctor Who.

Sunday 29 November 2009

Celebrity Appearances - Robert Beatty

Robert Beatty (19th October 1909-3rd March 1992) played General Cutler in The Tenth Planet.

Saturday 28 November 2009

Scottish schoolgirl lands dream role in TV's Doctor Who

A NINE-year-old Highland schoolgirl has beaten off competition from hundreds of other hopefuls to land a dream role in the Dr Who series.
Caitlin Blackwood, from Inverness, is following the time-travelling footsteps of her cousin Karen Gillan who is starring as the doctor's assistant in the new series and also comes from the Highland capital.

Caitlin, a pupil at the city's St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School, landed the role despite having no formal acting experience.

She has just returned from Cardiff, where the new series is being filmed, but her role is not being revealed by the BBC to avoid spoiling the plot for fans.

Christine Cameron, St Joseph's headteacher, said the whole school was delighted for their new star pupil.

She said: "We are so proud of the way she has taken to working on a major film set in her stride.

"Everyone involved in the production of Dr Who is impressed with Caitlin, her ability to listen to and follow direction, be flexible in her approach, and get on with new people.

"She has charmed them all."

Ms Cameron said Caitlin is a "quiet, modest child" who rarely talks about her achievements: "I think she will let her talent speak for itself."

Virtual unknown Karen, 21, was cast by the BBC in May to star alongside new Doctor Matt Smith.

From Inverness, she attended the Italia Conti stage school in London after finishing her GCSEs.

She has featured in ITV's Rebus and panned hospital drama Harley Street, as well as Channel 4 comedy The Kevin Bishop Show. via

Friday 27 November 2009

Doctor Who Star David Tennant To Regenerate As Children's Storyteller

Doctor Who star David Tennant is to regenerate as a children's storyteller this Christmas, it has been announced.

The actor, who will also be seen this Christmas in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Hamlet, is to swap the Tardis for the bedtime story chair on CBeebies.

Tennant, soon to be seen bowing out of his role as a Time Lord, will read five stories during the festive season.

On Christmas Eve he will be seen reading The Christmas Bear by Henrietta and Paul Stickland.

Tennant's acclaimed portrayal of Hamlet, which was lauded on stage, will be screened on BBC2.

Viewers will see him bow out as BBC1's Doctor Who this Christmas when he appears in a two-part story The End Of Time alongside veteran actor Bernard Cribbins

The special Christmas episodes will see the Doctor reunited with Donna Noble, played by comic actress Catherine Tate before he regenerates. via

Thursday 26 November 2009

Matt Smith In Appeal For Bone Marrow Donors

Doctor Who star Matt Smith has asked people to try and save the life of a teenage boy who urgently needs a bone marrow transplant.

Smith, soon to take over from current Time Lord David Tennant, is seeking a bone marrow match for 15-year-old Matt Herbert, who is suffering from leukaemia.

The 27-year-old actor grew up in the same road as Herbert, a keen rugby player and pupil at Northampton School for Boys.

Herbert was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in December 2008. He underwent treatment but found out the illness had returned in September.

He has since been told by doctors that he will only survive if he manages to have the transplant.

Smith, who will become the 11th doctor in the popular BBC sci fi show, is backing the Matt's Match campaign. via

Tuesday 24 November 2009

Lenny Henry: "Maybe One Day We'll Have A Black Doctor Who"

"But, you know, things are slowly changing. We've got a black President so maybe one day we can have a black Doctor Who." via

Monday 23 November 2009

This Day 46 Years Ago...

1963: At 6:15 on a cold, wet night, the BBC premieres its new family science fiction show, Doctor Who, with its first episode, “An Unearthly Child.” The series will become a legendary part of modern British folklore and the longest-running sci-fi series on TV. via

Doctor Who Vs The Universe

Sunday 22 November 2009

Cybermen Photos, 1966 - Present

They made their first appearance in the series in 1966's The Tenth Planet - the last episode to feature William Hartnell.

The Doctor next encountered the malevolent metallic menace in The Moonbase, a four-part adventure broadcast in 1967.

The Doctor met them again that year when he travelled to the planet Telos, setting for The Tomb of the Cybermen.

Doctor Who companion Zoe Heriot (Wendy Padbury) got a nasty shock from a Cyberman in 1968's The Wheel in Space.

St Paul's Cathedral in London provided a vivid backdrop to a Cybermen attack in 1968 adventure The Invasion.

The evil cyborgs returned in 1975's Revenge of the Cybermen - partly shot in Wookey Hole Caves, Somerset.

The Cybermen's reappearance in 1982's Earthshock led to the death of the Doctor's assistant Adric (Matthew Waterhouse)

A Cyberman met an explosive end in The Five Doctors, produced to celebrate the show's 20th anniversary in 1983.

The Cybermen have been extensively redesigned for their latest adventure.

Thursday 19 November 2009

The Flood

The Flood were a viral species of unknown origin, which existed on the planet Mars. Once a lifeform has been infected, it constantly produces water; the liquid dribbles out of the host's mouth and soaks through their clothes. (The Waters Of Mars 2009).

Tuesday 17 November 2009

David Tennant Lands US TV Role

DAVID Tennant could be set to smash America after being cast in the lead role for a new US TV comedy drama.

And industry experts in the States are already tipping him to follow in Hugh Laurie's footsteps and become a major TV star in America.

The Bathgate-born Doctor Who star - who hands over the keys to the TARDIS to successor Matt Smith in the New Year - has picked up the lead in the pilot of Rex Is Not Your Lawyer, which is being made for NBC.

Tennant, 37, will star as a top Chicago lawyer who begins to suffer from panic attacks - and begins coaching clients to represent themselves in court instead.

The show had been languishing in development hell for nearly two years before Tennant's surprise casting. via

Monday 16 November 2009

David Tennant To Host "Never Mind The Buzzcocks" Special

David Tennant is to host a Doctor Who themed Christmas special of Never Mind The Buzzcocks, it has been reported. Skip related content

The Time Lord will chair the festive edition of the BBC2 music quiz on December 16, The Sun reports, with guests including The Doctor's sidekick Catherine Tate and veteran actor Bernard Cribbins - who also appears in the Doctor Who special.

Radio 1 DJ Jo Whiley and singer Jamie Cullum will be the music experts on the teams, alongside regulars Noel Fielding and Phil Jupitus.

And in a special twist on the guess the celebrity game - featuring dodgy lookalikes - the panel will have to guess the real Dalek.

The Doctor's other enemies, such as the Cybermen and the Ood, are also due to make appearances and the Tardis will be on hand to help team members with difficult questions. via

Sunday 15 November 2009

Don't Forget!

The Waters of Mars - BBC One, 7pm, Sunday, 15th November! Tonight :-D

Wednesday 11 November 2009

Cheryl Cole to star in Doctor Who?

Singer Cheryl Cole may bag a role on the popular British TV programme ‘Doctor Who’.BBC bosses were said to be eager to cast The X Factor judge
in the science fiction show. They allegedly plan to make a 'serious offer' to the 26-year-old singer for an appearance in the next series.