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Word in the grapevine has it that BBC WorldWide execs want extra Doctor Who spin-off material to keep the brand “alive” when the main show is off-air. They see Class as a failure of promotion and placement, so it won’t be iPlayer-centric or based around a location rather than a character. Possibly unrelated, but Moffat has the rights to the Paternoster Gang, and he has some sort of plan for them (hence Big Finish’s inability to use them in any significant role despite the obvious potential). Preliminary costings have been done for 6, 8, or 10 blocks for a Paternoster spin-off. I don’t know how I’d feel if this is true, but it’s from a pretty trusted source, so … yeah, that’s something.

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Clara Who?
Song: A Good Man (Twelve’s Theme) by Murray Gold

“The thing about Clara is she thinks the show is called Clara. She really does. She has no idea she’s number two in the credits, which is why we did that joke in “Death in Heaven.” She’s got a high opinion of herself, not in a conceited way, but in a correct way. She knows she’s extremely clever and capable, and she doesn’t feel like she particularly fits in the world that she lives in. She’s a bit more like the Doctor in the first place. She’s not really very good at living a normal life. The other companions, like most people, like you and me, can be quite good at living normal lives. I’m very happy living my normal life, I’m sure you are too. Going to the shops seems fine for an adventure, but Clara’s not like that.

When I first wrote Clara, I thought, “Oh, this is fun. If the Doctor were a young woman living in contemporary Britain, it’d be a bit like her.” Clever and presentable and funny but also thinking when is something interesting going to happen? The interesting thing between the Doctor and Clara is she can sort of play the same game he does. She can absolutely do that, she’s terribly clever, she’s got a wayward ego.I think for the first time, the Doctor’s traveling with someone who’s a bit of a loony like him, and that’s quite fun.” - Steven Moffat

Honestly, what a wonderful story arc. Right from the very beginning, Clara was just meant to become more and more like the Doctor. In many ways, like the unusual cleverness, kindness, and sense of wonder and adventure, she already was. I tried to show with this video that no matter how much they love each other, and in my opinion, ‘in love’ with each other, obviously the Doctor and Clara will eventually clash, because they both feel like they need to be the one in charge, they just need to be in control of the situation. This 'egomaniac needy game player’ sort of thing.
Then again we also have the Doctor teaching her how to do things like to keep calm during hard situations, like flying the TARDIS, etc. When she’s alone, she hears the Doctor’s words inside her head. In those moments she really is 'The Magician’s Apprentice’!
They still love each other so much though and after a while, after they get so many wins, Clara just starts to feel like she can do whatever the hell she likes, because her and the Doctor somehow 'always fix it’. There comes a time when they can’t, and how Clara reacts is utterly heart breaking.
'Why can’t I be like you?’
'Be a little proud of me.’
She can’t be like him, because she is not immortal like him. She doesn’t have the luxury to get away from death multiple times: that’s why I put the 11th Doctor’s regeneration pose before Clara’s death pose: She does the exact same regeneration pose like all the Doctors, arms wide open and stretched, but something is different: She doesn’t explode with a magical yellow light. She just falls on the ground.

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TITAN COMICS AND BBC WORLDWIDE ANNOUNCE NEW MINISERIES STARRING THE FOURTH DOCTOR, AS PLAYED BY TOM BAKER!

The Fourth Doctor And Sarah Jane Smith Return
For An All-New Adventure!

(November 10, 2015, London/New York) Titan Comics and BBC Worldwide are pleased to announce a brand-new mini series starring the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith, as played by Tom Baker and the late Elisabeth Sladen.

This series expands Titan Comics’ hugely popular and critically acclaimed Doctor Who comics line, which already includes adventures from the Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors.

Entitled ‘Gaze Of The Medusa’, the five-part series will hit stores in March 2016 and will be penned by Gordon Rennie (Missionary Man, Judge Dredd) and Emma Beeby (Witch Hunter, Judge Dredd) with art by Brian Williamson (The Twelfth Doctor, Spider-Man, X-Men).

The all-new adventure is set in Victorian England, where a mysterious woman commands a hidden army in a house of the blind. Scryclops stalk the streets…and something alien and terrible screams from prehistory – with a hunger that cannot be satisfied!

Issue #1 will come with six covers to collect: a painted cover by fan-favorite artist Alice X. Zhang; a photo variant; art covers by artists Brian Williamson, Jay Gunn and Matt Baxter; and a blank sketch variant.

Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor #1 debuts in comic stores and on digital devices from March 2016.

Doctor Who: Legacy 3.0 Materializes in Stores Everywhere

Tiny Rebel Games LLC, Seed Studio Inc, and BBC Worldwide are pleased to announce the launch of the latest in nearly two years of adventures for Doctor Who fans of all ages, in the award-winning Doctor Who: Legacy mobile game.  This week fans find new storylines with the “Sonic Adventures” and “Doctor Who: Legacy Kids”, and a variety of new gameplay features and levels.  3.0 is a lead in to the Season 9 live plans for Doctor Who: Legacy which includes weekly support of the new season of the television show with new levels inspired by the episodes.

3.0 brings players the “Sonic Adventures” story arc, led by the First Doctor and includes new “sonic” versions of beloved characters Jack Harkness, Mickey Smith, River Song, and the introduction of the classic Third Doctor companion, Jo Grant and the addition of the First Doctor’s Signet Ring. The “Sonic Adventures” will find players unlocking a full team of new Sonic Adventure characters and utilizing them to collect most of the sonic devices and gadgets from over the years of Doctor Who.  

As with Season 8 in 2014, the Legacy team is working closely with the BBC Doctor Who brand team and BBC Worldwide to prepare the game for the new season of the show. For the second year running, fans of Doctor Who: Legacy will find new levels based on the new episodes of the show the day after they air.

For the specifics of what will be in Doctor Who: Legacy 3.0 as well as a list of new gameplay features, check out Tiny Rebel Games’ website right here

The BBC have released a statement on the opening episode of Doctor Who Series 8, ‘Deep Breath’ leaking online.

We would like to thank Doctor Who fans everywhere for their amazing efforts in helping us contain the recent leaks.

The mistake was damaging and resulted in the exposure of five scripts and the first six unfinished episodes from Series 8 on a publicly accessible FTP site. While there is still a risk that this leak will result in more of this content emerging, so far the impact has been contained to a limited amount of this material through a combination of fans efforts and the plan that we put in place using new technology and internal manpower to limit any illegal activity.

We would particularly like to thank the fansite moderators and Doctor Who devotees who have actively protected the programme.

BBC Worldwide has taken this issue extremely seriously and disciplinary action has been implemented as a result of the incident.

Our sincere apologies again to Steven Moffat, the cast and production team who toil long hours to make the show in Cardiff, the BBC, and of course the fans who expect so much better.

Doctor Who Series 8 will begin on Saturday, 23rd August on BBC One.

Big Finish have announced that Kate Stewart and her UNIT team will star in a new series of audio dramas.

A deal between Big Finish Productions​ and BBC Worldwide​ gives the rights for a revived series character to be used by Big Finish for the very first time.

Kate is the daughter of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, and Head of Scientific Research at the Unified Intelligence Taskforce, which investigates and confronts alien attacks on the planet Earth. The role is portrayed by Jemma Redgrave (Dracula, Frankie, Cold Blood) who has appeared opposite Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi on television, and returns for the audio series.

Series Producer, David Richardson said: “We’re thrilled that Jemma is on board for our brand new UNIT adventures, and we feel privileged to work within the universe of New Series Doctor Who for the first time. ‘UNIT: Extinction’ will showcase all the excitement, drama and wit that viewers of Doctor Who love.”

Executive Producer, Jason Haigh-Ellery said: “Having worked with the greatly missed Nicholas Courtney and his magnificent portrayal of the Brigadier since the early days of Big Finish, it is wonderful to see the return of UNIT under the Brig’s daughter. We are all very excited about bringing UNIT back to Big Finish with the next generation and look forward immensely to working with Jemma again, who appears in this month’s Doctor Who main range release ‘Doctor Who: Mistfall’.”

Executive Producer, Nick Briggs said: “I’m really excited to hear Jemma and her team battling to save the Earth. They’ve been such an important part of the many exciting things to come out of the Doctor Who TV series in recent years.”

This first boxset release comprises four hours of adventure, in which Kate and her team confront an alien invasion by the Nestene Consciousness and its army of plastic Autons.

‘UNIT: Extinction’ will be released in November 2015, and is available for specially-priced pre-order, with all pre-orders getting a copy of Nicholas Courtney’s memoirs ‘A Soldier in Time’ as a free download as Supplementary content in Big Finish accounts.

Watch this space for many more details being released in the coming months!

BBC Worldwide and Titan Comics team up for all-new Doctor Who comic book adventures.

In the universe of Doctor Who regenerations bring not only a new Doctor but often a fresh look and feel to the series, and BBC Worldwide is bringing that same approach to Doctor Who comics as it signs a new deal with Titan Comics.

The deal will open up the world of Doctor Who and provide fans with new stand alone adventures featuring the Tenth Doctor, Eleventh Doctor and after the new series launch, the Twelfth Doctor. Creative and production teams will be announced in the coming weeks and the first comic books will be released in 2014.

Titan Comics is the comics and graphic novel division of global publishing giant Titan, a pioneer that has proven itself over three decades with internationally-recognized brands such as James Bond and Sherlock Holmes, as well as creator-owned successes like Tank Girl, Lenore, and Death Sentence. 

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Fans of Doctor Who, Sherlock and Top Gear May Want to Block Out Some Time in 2020

Backed by Paramount Pictures, BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the broadcaster, announced on Wednesday a deal with a property developer to allow some of its programmes and characters to be “brought to life” at a new park on the Swanscombe Peninsula in Kent.

Is this real life?!

DOCTOR WHO: THE WORLD TOUR TICKETS FOR RIO DE JANEIRO’S FAN EVENT WILL GO ON SALE ON THURSDAY!

BBC Worldwide Latin America announced today that tickets for the much anticipated Doctor Who: The World Tour fan event in Rio de Janeiro will go on sale on Thursday, August 14th at 14:00 (local Brazilian time). Tickets will be available for general sale through Ingresso Rápido (www.ingressorapido.com.br) and at the box office of Vivo Rio.

This marks the first time that fans of Doctor Who, the world’s longest running television sci-fi series, will see the stars of the show in Brazil. Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi and his on-screen companion Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) will be joined live on stage by Steven Moffat, Doctor Who’s Lead Writer and Executive Producer for an exclusive Q&A where fans will have the opportunity to put some of their own questions to the panel.

This one-time-only fan event will take place at the Vivo Rio Auditorium on Monday, August 18th at 18:00 HS. Ticket prices will range from R$60 to R$120 (plus taxes). Due to time constraints and local regulation, entry is restricted to persons aged 18 and over.

BBC Worldwide Latin America has partnered with Livraria Cultura stores to play a video relay of the Q&A session in selected stores on the night allowing fans another opportunity to see the event. The participating stores are: Sao Paulo; Campinas; Recife; Curitiba; Porto Alegre and Rio de Janeiro. These events are free but limited to ticket holders only. The tickets will be allocated on a first come first serve basis at participating Livraria Cultura stores on Friday August 15th as the stores open.

For more information and to find out what stores will be participating in the livestream, check out the full article here