Wednesday 8 February 2012

The many faces of Doctor Who

The 11 actors who have played the lead role in Doctor Who are sometimes divided into two categories by fans: those who play the role as an exaggerated extension of their own personality, and those who entirely fabricate a "Doctorish persona" to inhabit. Arguments over which "Who" falls into which category can rage long and hard. Further complicating matters is the current Doctor, Matt Smith, who appears to be both.

Tuesday 7 February 2012

Competition to write an Olympic Doctor Who adventure

The challenge is simple. Schoolchildren aged 9-11 can write a mini-episode that features the Doctor in an Olympic-themed adventure. ...more

Saturday 4 February 2012

Kate Williams joins the queens of historical fiction

Could historian Kate Williams be the next Doctor Who? She can build her own Tardis, after all. ...more

Thursday 2 February 2012

Transported by tunes of the Tardis

IT IS one of the most recognised theme tunes, with its galloping bass line, whooshing electronics, sinister hissing and hair-prickling sonic scream, the music of Doctor Who has hypnotised viewers for decades. Forty years after Australian composer Ron Grainer scribbled the first notes on a piece of paper and sent it to the BBC, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra brings the music to life in the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, based on the success of a similar show at the 2010 London Proms.

Wednesday 1 February 2012

Karen quits the Tardis

Karen Gillan is stepping out of the Doctor’s shadow and into a whole new world. But things aren’t so different from her role as feisty sidekick Amy Pond in Doctor Who – she’s still going back in time. In her first TV role since the BBC show, the beauty is playing Jean Shrimpton in a drama about the swinging Sixties model’s affair with photographer David Bailey. And for Karen, 24, it’s a chance to prove she can be a success outside the Tardis.