Doctor Who: Before The Flood

The BBC has released publicity imagery for the forthcoming episode, Before the Flood

On a remote Army outpost, a fearsome alien warlord – the Fisher King – sets in motion a twisted plan to ensure his own survival. The ripples will be felt around the universe. Is this chain of events inevitable? And can the Doctor do the unthinkable?

Writer: Toby Whithouse
Director: Daniel O’Hara
Producer: Derek Ritchie

Before the Flood Before the Flood Before the Flood Before the Flood Before the Flood Before the Flood Before the Flood Before the Flood Before the Flood Before the Flood Before the Flood Before the Flood Before the Flood Before the Flood Before the Flood Before the Flood Before the Flood Before the Flood Before the Flood Before the Flood Before the Flood Before the Flood
Before the Flood: Known Broadcast Details
United Kingdom BBC One Sat 10 Oct 2015 8:25pm
United States of America BBC America Sat 10 Oct 2015 9:00pm EDT (2:00am BST)
Canada SPACE Sat 10 Oct 2015 9:00pm EDT (2:00am BST)
Asia Pacific BBC Entertainment Sun 11 Oct 2015 10:00am SGT (3:00am BST)
New Zealand PRIME Sun 11 Oct 2015 7:30pm NZDT (7:30am BST)
Australia ABC Sun 11 Oct 2015 7:40pm AEDT (9:40am BST)
Europe (Benelux) BBC First Tue 13 Oct 2015 9:00pm CEST
United Kingdom BBC Two Fri 16 Oct 2015 1:45am (British Signed Language)
Finland YLE2 Mon 12 Oct 2015 6:05pm EEST
India FX Sun 25 Oct 2015 11:00pm IST
South Africa BBC First Sat 31 Oct 2015 7:30pm SAST
Germany FOX Thu 10 Dec 2015 10:00pm CET (dubbed into German)
Advertisements

Jenna Coleman Officially Leaving Doctor Who

The BBC has confirmed earlier reports that Doctor Who co-star Jenna Coleman is, in fact, leaving the series. According to a blog post on the show’s official website, “Series 9 sees the Impossible Girl’s departure although the how, why and when are all questions we’ll have to watch the new adventures to find out.”

With the ninth series, Coleman’s Clara Oswald becomes the longest serving companion since the show was revived in 2005. She stared as the character for two-and-a-half series, the fiftieth anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor, and as precursor versions of Clara in the 2012 Christmas special, The Snowmen, and the series 7 premiere, Asylum of the Daleks.

As series ten is in the hazy future, it’s far too early to speculate on her replacement — or, indeed, any details about the next series — but feel free to think of creative ways in which she might depart.

And just to throw this out there: only three companions in the show’s entire history have died on-screen.

Doctor Who:The Witch’s Familiar

The BBC have released a number of publicity images for episode two of the new series.

The Witch’s Familiar: synopsis

Trapped and alone in a terrifying Dalek city, the Doctor is at the heart of an evil Empire: no sonic, no TARDIS, nobody to help. With his greatest temptation before him, can the Doctor resist? And will there be mercy?

Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Hettie Macdonald
Producer: Peter Bennett

The Witchs's Familiar (Credit: BBC/Simon Ridgway/Jon Hall) The Witchs's Familiar (Credit: BBC/Simon Ridgway/Jon Hall) The Witchs's Familiar (Credit: BBC/Simon Ridgway/Jon Hall) The Witchs's Familiar (Credit: BBC/Simon Ridgway/Jon Hall) The Witchs's Familiar (Credit: BBC/Simon Ridgway/Jon Hall) The Witchs's Familiar (Credit: BBC/Simon Ridgway/Jon Hall) The Witchs's Familiar (Credit: BBC/Simon Ridgway/Jon Hall) The Witchs's Familiar (Credit: BBC/Simon Ridgway/Jon Hall) The Witchs's Familiar (Credit: BBC/Simon Ridgway/Jon Hall) The Witchs's Familiar (Credit: BBC/Simon Ridgway/Jon Hall) The Witchs's Familiar (Credit: BBC/Simon Ridgway/Jon Hall) The Witchs's Familiar (Credit: BBC/Simon Ridgway/Jon Hall) The Witchs's Familiar (Credit: BBC/Simon Ridgway/Jon Hall) The Witchs's Familiar (Credit: BBC/Simon Ridgway/Jon Hall) The Witchs's Familiar (Credit: BBC/Simon Ridgway/Jon Hall)
The Witch’s Familiar: Known Broadcast Details
United Kingdom BBC One Sat 26 Sep 2015 7:45pm
United States of America BBC America Sat 26 Sep 2015 9:00pm EDT (2:00am BST)
Canada SPACE Sat 26 Sep 2015 9:00pm EDT (2:00am BST)
Asia Pacific BBC Entertainment Sun 27 Sep 2015 10:00am SGT (3:00am BST)
New Zealand PRIME Sun 27 Sep 2015 7:30pm NZST (8:30am BST)
Australia ABC Sun 27 Sep 2015 7:40pm AEST (10:40am BST)
Europe (Benelux) BBC First Tue 29 Sep 2015 9:00pm CEST
United Kingdom BBC Two Fri 2 Oct 2015 1:45am (British Signed Language)
Finland YLE2 Mon 5 Oct 2015 6:05pm EEST
South Africa BBC First Sat 24 Oct 2015 6:45pm SAST
Germany FOX Thu 3 Dec 2015 ~10:00pm CET (dubbed into German)

Jenna Coleman Reportedly Quit In Traditional Doctor Who Pre-Season Departure Rumor

After Doctor Who‘s return in 2005, it became tradition for at least one “Doctor Who actor quits series” rumor to circulate in the ramp-up to the premiere of the new season.

Which isn’t the craziest rumor to follow as constant cast turnaround is a featureof Doctor Who.

This year’s rumor concerns co-starJenna Coleman, again, and comes courtesy of The Daily Mirror, who reports the actress has landed a role as Queen Victoria in a new show on ITV and has, therefore, quit the series.

“She is thought to have already filmed her final scenes for the hit BBC1 show, and will bow out before the Christmas special,” they write.

I know more than a few fans, my Tread Who Perilously co-host Justin Robinson among them, who will be thrilled to be done with Coleman and her companion character, Clara Oswald. And, honestly, once the mystery of the impossible girl was solved, Clara did seem to be sort of aimless. Despite last year’s romance plot with Samuel Anderson‘s Danny Pink, her storyline lacked.

Of course, change is part of the series and companions usually last no more than two seasons on the revived program. Arriving in the second half of Matt Smith‘s final year, Clara will be longest running companion of the new series upon completion of the upcoming season, just edging out Amy Pond, played by Karen Gillan.

Whether or not she stays is something only time can tell, as it always does

Jenna Coleman and Stephen Moffat Talk Doctor Who Series 9 Two-Parters

When Doctor Who returns for its ninth series next week, it will see the return of two-part episodes; a format missing from the show between 2011 and last season’s finale. BBC America released this video of co-star Jenna Coleman and executive producer Steven Moffat discussing the format’s return:

Previously, perhaps in Doctor Who Magazine, Moffat suggested the two-part episodes would not be as connected as they had been in the past. Coleman’s comments make me wonder if, perhaps, he was being overly mysterious.

The cliffhanger is such an essential piece of Doctor Who storytelling that I find it strange one would act like it’s not a big part of the new year. Unless, maybe, they don’t do as well ratings-wise? In any event, we’ll see what form the two-parters will take when Doctor Whoreturns on Saturday, Sepetember 19th.

The Doctor Returns To Karn and Hides From A Friend In New Doctor Who Prologue

The BBC released a short prologue to next week’s Series 9 premiere of Doctor Who,The Magician’s Apprentice. In the clip, the Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, returns once more to Karn with Clare Higgins reprising her role as Ohila, the High Priestess from Night of the Doctor.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0326qkd/player

Oooh, mysterious! Who is the “creature” requesting to meet with the Doctor? Why will meeting him destroy the Doctor? Why does the Doctor’s blue coat look better when he wears a hoodie?

These and other questions may be answered — you never know the Doctor Who — next Saturday when the program returns on September 19th.

Doctor Who: The Magician’s Apprentice

he BBC have finally confirmed the time when the new series of Doctor Who will have its world premiere television broadcast, with The Magician’s Apprentice showing on BBC One on Saturday 19th September at 7:40pm. The episode has a scheduled length of 50 minutes. The evening lineup has yet to be finalised, but it is expected that the episode will be preceded by an edition of Pointless Celebrities and then followed by The National Lottery: In It To Win It. Details of whether Doctor Who will precede or follow BBC One’s annual Autumn dance extravaganza Strictly Come Dancing – which kicks off the following weekend – should be confirmed next week.

In New Zealand, PRIME have also confirmed the broadcast time for The Magician’s Apprentice, which will be shown prime-time Sunday evening at 7:30pm. This means that those in the islands will get to see the episode narrowly ahead of those in ‘nearby’ Australia, who see it around two hours later (though the latter’s broadcaster ABC will make it available online via their iView service earlier in the morning!). This is the first time since the series returned in 2005 that New Zealand viewers will be able to watch a regular series episode of Doctor Who within a day of its UK premiere.

The Magician’s Apprentice: Known Broadcast Details
United Kingdom BBC One Sat 19 Sep 2015 7:40pm
United States of America BBC America Sat 19 Sep 2015 9:00pm EDT (2:00am BST)
Canada SPACE Sat 19 Sep 2015 9:00pm EDT (2:00am BST)
Asia Pacific BBC Entertainment Sun 20 Sep 2015 10:00am SGT (3:00am BST)
New Zealand PRIME 20 Sep 2015 7:30pm NZST (8:30am BST)
Australia ABC Sun 20 Sep 2015 7:42pm AEST (10:40am BST)
Europe (Benelux) BBC First Tue 22 Sep 2015 9:00pm CEST
Finland YLE2 Mon 28 Sep 2015 6:00pm EEST
South Africa BBC First Sat 24 Oct 2015 6:00pm SAST
India FX “coming soon in 2015” date tbc
Germany FOX December 2015 date tbc (dubbed into German)
Italy RAI4 Early 2016 date tbc (dubbed into Italian)