Tuesday, 30 September 2008

'The Last Sontaran' Part 1 Ratings

I'm sure you all know that Sarah Jane Adventures returned to our screens yesterday. The unofficial ratings clearly show its popularity, an estimated 0.7 million viewers tuned in for 'The Last Sontaran' part 1 yesterday.

Yes, I know what you're thinking, that's not a lot. However, when you compare those figures to CBBC's average rating for that time slot is 0.4 million viewers. So SJA Series 2's first episode got almost double the usual!

(Follow the links above the header to watch part 1 or 2 of 'The Last Sontaran' again)

Thursday, 25 September 2008

The Favourite Episode Project - Series 3 Results

Earlier this week you all voted for you favourite Doctor Who episode from Series 3 as part of DWF's Favourite Episode Project. This time there was a draw between these two...
= Blink (17% votes)
= The Sound of Drums (17% votes)
Which means those episodes will be going into the last 8 episodes to be voted for to find out the overall favourite episode.
I'm adding the Series 4 poll now, so get voting!

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Christmas 2008 Title Confirmed

Just a quickie now to tell you this:
The BBC Press Office have officially confirmed that the title of the 2008 Christmas special is...
...as earlier reported by Doctor Who Fansite!
(sorry to all spoiler-haters at the title being unmissable)
Please comment.

Monday, 22 September 2008

The 11th Doctor *SPOILERS*

DailyRecord.co.uk revealed last Thursday that River Song (who we've already seen in Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead), played by Alex Kingston, is in fact the Doctor's wife!

Russell T Davies wrote in his new book, The Writer's Tale, which is composed of emails between RTD and Doctor Who Magazine writer Benjamin Cook: "We've cast Alex Kingston as River Song. Alex Kingston. I bloody love her. Alex Kingston is the Doctor's wife." But he originally wanted Kate Winslet in this role.

About this year's Christmas special, Russell wrote: "It's the Doctor paired with a new Doctor. The best title would be The Two Doctors but maybe not. The New Doctor perhaps? Or the Next Doctor? I quite like the Next Doctor."

Since then, yes, 'The Next Doctor' is the Christmas 2008 special's title and, yep you got it, David Morrisey is the Doctor. But don't think Morrisey is taking over at Christmas because in DWM #400 RTD said that David Tennant is the Doctor in all 5 of the 2009 specials as well and will have a different companion each time.

So, maybe David Morrisey's 11th Doctor will be married to River Song? Who Knows?
Please comment.

Friday, 19 September 2008

Doctor Who Series 4 Soundtrack Cover

Exciting news of a Doctor Who soundtrack for Series 4 have been officially confirmed by the music company Silva Screen (see the official cover below). The music from the episodes of Doctor Who are composed by Murray Gold (as if you didn't know already) and the rumours of a Series 4 soundtrack and what might be on it have been rife in fandom for a while now. The soundtrack will be released in November and I am definitely getting mine!

Silva Screen released this article on their website yesterday (18/9/08):

"Silva Screen will be releasing Murray Gold’s music for series four of Doctor Who in November. The music from the previous three series have proved to be bestellers and have appeared on the UK Albums chart. This much anticipated collection will include Song Of Freedom, the stirring choral piece that celebrated the defeat of the Daleks in the final episode of the series and proved to be a major hit at the recent Doctor Who Prom."

Keep checking back here because as soon as more information of this soundtrack is released, I'll notify you!

Please comment.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

DWM #400 Cover and Details

Okay, so, I can't find any official 'blurb' for Doctor Who Magazine #400 (other than the one from their facebook page, which I've already posted)so I'm going to have to type the details myself. The cover, because it's the 400th issue (congradulations to DWM) there's a special cover featuring David Tennant reading issue #400 with the cover showing the cover and the cover and... you get the idea (see the cover at the bottom of this article).

This issue comes free with a poster of the 10th Doctor reading DWM in the TARDIS (see below for cropped version) and a fantastic competition to go on the set of Doctor Who and see one of the specials being filmed! Here's part of the poster:
DWM #400 Includes:
  • A competition to go and see a Doctor Who special being filmed
  • Double-sided poster
  • Sarah Jane Adventures Series Two preview
  • Colin Baker joins the Time Team!
  • "The sheer briliance of Doctor Who!"
  • Russell T Davies interview and more
  • 'Who on Earth is...' with David Tennant
  • Comic Strip: Think Twice - Part one
  • You Are Not Alone
  • Special article on 'Four Hundred DWMs!'
  • Latest books', episodes' and audio books' reviews
  • WIN! Loads of fantastic Doctor Who goodies!
  • and the regular: Production Notes (from RTD himself), Gallifrey Guardian and Galaxy Forum

All that and more, only in the fantastic 400th issue of Doctor Who Magazine!

DWF's 3rd Award!

WOW! Doctor Who Fansite's 3rd Blog Award! I only recieved the Cleverness Award 2 days ago! So, once again, HUGE THANK YOU to the mystery person who sent me "Blogger Medal of Awesomeness Award!"

The Medal of Awesomeness

THANK YOU! This will be displayed loud'n'proud on the sidebar along with my other 2 Blog Award!

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Chistmas 2008 Spoiler and 'The Writer's Tale' Extract

Russell T Davies has said in his new book, 'The Writer's Tale', that if it was up to him Russell Tovey (who played Midshipman Alonso Frame in the Xmas07 special, The Voyage of the Damned) would become the 11th Doctor: "Russell Tovey as Midshipman Frame, which is my favourite casting of the lot, because he's going to be huge, that man. He's amazing. I think I'd make him the Eleventh Doctor."


Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Favourite Episode Project - Series 2 Results

Last week you all voted for you favourite Doctor Who episode from Series 2 as part of DWF's Favourite Episode Project. The two highest voted episodes were...
#1: Doomsday (33% votes)
#2: The Impossible Planet (20% votes)
Which means those episodes will be going into the last 8 episodes to be voted for to find out the overall favourite episode.
Watch out because tomorrow I'll be adding the Series 3 poll, so be ready to vote!

DWF's 2nd Award!

A HUGE thank you to the mystery person who sent me a "Blogger Cleverness Award. For being terribly clever!"

The Blogger Cleverness Award

Awarded to Thedoctorwho07

DWF has been sent a Blogger Award before as well, which was the Blogger Addicting Award (see the sidebar) and I'll be proudly displaying this one on the sidebar with it.

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Classic Series Wave 2 Figures

Details on the 2nd Wave of Classic Who figures have been released. No images have been released of them yet, though; the above image is of the actual monsters that the figures are going to be of. Here's the list of Wave 2 figures (click on the names to see their Tardis
Wikia page):
  • 7th Doctor: played by Sylvester McCoy - without hat, as seen in Ghost Light (1989).
  • 8th Doctor: portrayed by Paul McGann in the TV movie (1996).
  • Ice Warrior: First appeared in The Ice Warriors (1967) as heavily armoured reptiles with claw hands.
  • Morbius Monster: With 'goldfish bowl' head and giant crab claw as seen in The Brain of Morbius (1976).
  • Mummy (Osiran service Robot)with Jar: The Mummy robot will include an urn accessory. As seen in Pyramids of Mars (1975).
  • Tenth Planet Cyberman: 10th Planet Cyberman finished in semi-transparent plastic. As seen in the four part serial The Tenth Planet (1966), featuring the First Doctor William Hartnell. In the first ever appearance of The Cybermen they land at the Antarctic on a mission to relocate all humans to the planet Mondas for transformation into Cybermen.
  • Voc Robot: V9 Voc Robot in green.
  • Krynoid (build-up figure): As seen in the Tom Baker six parter The Seeds of Doom. Collect all the figures in the wave to assemble an extra figure, just like the K-1 Robot in Wave 1 figure packs.

Will you be getting these? Which other characters or monsters do you want to be made into figures? Please comment.

SJA S1 Repeat: Warriors of the Kudlak

Just to remid you all, a Series 1 Sarah Jane Adventures story is being shown today. Warriors of the Kudlak (episodes 5-6 of Series 1) will be repeated on BBC One today at 2:55pm; the two episodes are to be aired one after the other.

I've been working stuff out on the calender and the Series 1 repeats will finish just in time for Series 2. That means the last story of Series 1, The Lost Boy, will be shown the day before Series 2 starts.

Battles In Time 53 & 54 Covers and Info

The covers of Doctor Who: Battles In Time magazine issues #53 and #54 have been revealed along with details on what you can expect to find inside:


  • Shadow Proclamation & Judoon
  • Episode Guide: Silence in the Library
  • Card Clash: Davros VS Supreme Dalek
  • Comic Strip: The Time Stealer
  • Dalek Wars: Daleks VS US Military


  • Dalek Supreme and Dalek Caan
  • Deck Doctor: TARDIS Panorama
  • Card Clash: Vespiform VS General Staal
  • Episode Guide: Forest of the Dead
  • Comic Strip: School of the Dead
  • Behind the Scenes: Creating the Creator!

Saturday, 13 September 2008

DWM #400 Details

The 400th issue of Doctor Who Magazine is nearly upon us! This is obviously a special issue, not just because of the issue number, but also the fact that there are 8 more pages than usual AND a free double-sided poster (wonder what'll be on it!) and it's the normal price of £3.99.

The editor, Tom Spilsbury, has released vague details of issue #400 on Doctor Who Magazine's Facebook page:

"The 400th issue of DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE is almost here!

We're keeping the exact contents a secret for now, but we can promise you exclusive chats with executive producer Russell T Davies and the Doctor himself, David Tennant! There's also the biggest competition we've EVER run, a FREE double-sided poster, and EIGHT EXTRA pages, all for the usual price of £3.99!"

I will definitely update you when the cover is released. DWM #400 will hit a W.H.Smith's near you on Thursday September 18th.

Russell's Book and Signing

Russell T Davies has a new book out! Yay! The book, co-written by Benjamin Cook, called 'The Writer's Tale' (see the cover below) is out now in all good bookshops and Russell is attending a book signing.

He will be signing copies in Borders in Cardiff on October 10th at 5:30pm. There aren't yet plans for book signings elsewhere. 'The Writers Tale' is on sale now for £21.00 from BBC Shop and you can order it from them HERE.

Thursday, 11 September 2008

McGann To Return?

The Sun newspaper do like to tease us Doctor Who fans with possible spoilers! This time they're claiming that the Eighth Doctor, played by Paul McGann, will return in 1 or all of the 2009 specials.

McGann is apparently going to start filming in October or November this year. There are rumours that he will be in a flashback scene "battered from the Time War and shorn of the long hair he had in the film."

An 'insider' said this: “Fans loved Paul’s Doctor and feel he was never given the proper chance to shine. Reference is often made to the Time War which wiped out the Time Lords and this will give them a taste of that.”

What do you think? Please comment.

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

SJA Series 2 Synopses, Introduction & Characters

The BBCi Press Office have released information on Series 2 of Sarah Jane Adventures. Namely, the synopsis, introduction and character breakdown.

The Last Sontaran
By Phil Ford, Directed By Joss Agnew

Part One - Reports of strange lights around the Tycho Radio Telescope lead Sarah Jane, Luke, Clyde and Maria into a terrifying forest encounter – and Sarah Jane comes face to face with her oldest enemy. Meanwhile Maria wrestles with a huge decision when her dad is offered a new job in America.

Part Two - Sarah Jane and the gang have only 40 minutes to save Earth as Sontaran Commander Kaagh plots to bring the world's orbiting satellites crashing down on nuclear installations across the world. And Maria's Mum finally gets to the truth from Alan – but will they be in time to save Maria?

The Day Of The Clown
By Phil Ford, Directed By Michael Kerrigan

Part One - New girl in Bannerman Road, Rani Chandra, is being haunted by a sinister clown – does it have anything to do with the local children that have gone missing? When Clyde's friend disappears the trail leads them to a strange circus museum – and the legend of the Pied Piper!

Part Two - Sarah Jane's investigation into Spellman and Odd Bob the Clown takes her to a meteorite at the Pharos Institute. But Spellman's plot to make all of Park Vale's pupils vanish leads Sarah Jane into a confrontation with her own childhood fears in a bid to save Luke.

The Doctor's former companion returns to our screens in this BBC Children's drama adventure series produced by current Doctor Who supremo Russell T Davies.

Now working as an investigative journalist, Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) discovers that life back on Earth can be just as mysterious, exciting and dangerous as exploring time and space in the TARDIS.

Together with her young friends Rani and Clyde, and her adopted, genetically engineered, son Luke, Sarah Jane comes face to face with a whole host of weird and wonderful alien beings.

Sarah Jane Smith played by Elisabeth Sladen
Sarah Jane Smith is well acquainted with saving the world. An old friend and companion of the Doctor, Sarah Jane has travelled the universe, solving mysteries, tackling monsters and fighting alien foe all the way. Her travelling days may be behind her, but as a journalist with a nose for trouble, Sarah Jane often finds herself on amazing adventures closer to home. With the help of her adopted son, Luke, his best mate Clyde and their new neighbour Rani, along with her sonic lipstick, and the alien computer Mr Smith, she must defend Earth from extraterrestrial threats and monsters.

Luke Smith played by Thomas Knight
14-year-old Luke Smith looks just like any other normal teenage boy, but look closer and you'll see that he's very, very special. Grown by the alien Bane as The Archetype in their plan for world domination, Luke has the brain power of 10,000 people but, as he's only really a year or so old, his understanding of the world around him is sometimes lacking. But he's a fast learner, and his intelligence often proves key in saving the day.

Clyde Langer played by Daniel Anthony
Clyde Langer is 15, confident and the team joker, happiest when taking on aliens and monsters to save the planet. He lives with his mum, loves football, has a flair for art (which he keeps quiet cos it's not always seen as that cool) and has a healthy disrespect for authority. When teamed with Luke's intelligence, Rani's instincts and Sarah Jane's experience, the friends are a force to be reckoned with.

Rani Chandra played by Anjli Mohindra
15, inquisitive, smart and sassy. Wants to be a journalist, a sort of junior Sarah Jane, and thus idolises Sarah Jane just a little and in return, Sarah Jane takes her happily on her investigations. Gets on well with her parents, although she's always embarrassed that her dad is the new Head Teacher at Park Vale. Rani enjoys Luke's company because they're both quite bright and eager to learn. However, she's equally fond of Clyde because he's cool and a bit rebellious, and has charm.

Gita Chandra played by Mina Anwar
Rani's mum is a strong-willed, independent businesswoman, who runs her own flower shop called Bloomin' Lovely. Gita really likes Sarah Jane - she appreciates the fact she wants to help Rani be a journalist. Gita is a lovely person, although she can occasionally be a little overpowering and tends to burst into things uninvited and not take the hint that it's time to leave.

Haresh Chandra played by Ace Bhatti
The new Head Teacher of Park Vale and Rani's dad, he can be prone to slight pomposity, due to the authority at the school. A great cook, he adores Rani and is very pleased that she has befriended Luke Smith, whose intelligence he respects. He's decidedly less impressed by her friendship with Clyde, who he sees as trouble and so always has one watchful eye on his daughter and the other on Clyde.

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Torchwood Series 3 Rumours *potential spoilers*

Torchwood Series 3 is due to air on BBC One in 2009 (probably January like Series 2) so I've decided to compile some rumours. Beforehand, I should thank Planet Gallifrey and Adventures Through Time And Space for some of this information.

Cast Members:
  • John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Gareth David-Loyd, Kai Owen and Tom Price are all going to return as their usual characters.
  • Paul Copely as a man called Clem
  • Peter Capaldi as Mr Frobisher
  • Liz May Brice as Johnson
  • Presumably their will be two new TW members to replace Owen and Toshiko, however, a possible new member could be Dr Rupesh Pattenchali (see an image of him HERE), who is a doctor and therefore would fill the role of Owen's.

Possible Occurences:

  • The Hub may be destroyed in the first episode
  • Dr Rupesh may know all about Torchwood. He and Eve Myles (Gwen) have been seen filming and he explains why he is interested in Torchwood. He also said that he has noticed how much weirder things are in Cardiff.
  • The Children of Earth are actually children (as apposed to the people on Earth or when Davros called the Doctor's companions the Children of Time) who seem to get in a trance-like state while chanting: "We, we, we, we, we are, we are, we are, we are, we are coming, we are coming, we are coming, we are coming!" Click HERE to see that.
  • The team could be fired from Torchwood, as they seem to be reduced to stealing. Gwen was seen distracting a man on a bench while Rhys stole his laptop (See that HERE). Gwen stole a handbag (See HERE). Ianto and Rhys have a fight to distract someone when Gwen stole they're briefcase (Ianto and Rhys HERE).
  • Someone from the government tries to expose Torchwood

The Favourite Episode Project - Series 1 Results

Last week you all voted for you favourite Doctor Who episode from Series 1 as part of DWF's Favourite Episode Project. The two highest voted episodes were...
#1: The Christmas Invasion (12 votes)
#2: The Parting of the Ways (11 votes)
Which means those episodes will be going into the last 8 episodes to be voted for to find out the overall favourite episode.

Catherine Zeta-Jones in Dr Who Movie

The Sun has reported today that Russell T Davies is "desperate" for Catherine Zeta-Jones, the famous Welsh actress, to star in a rumoured big-screen movie version of Doctor Who.

The Sun quoted Russell as saying: “Being from Wales myself, I’d love to have Catherine Zeta Jones as a companion for the Doctor.” When asked if someone would replace David Tennant as the Doctor for a movie (such as happened in previous Who movies) he said, “To have anyone else would be inconceivable.” and added “I haven't had time to spit, let alone make a film. It would be hard but it’s a lovely idea.”
Please comment.

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Update - SJA Series 2 Cinema Trailer

I told you I'd update you when the cinema trail for Series 2 of Sarah Jane Adventures was put on YouTube and therefore embedable to put right here!
Should he press it?

SJA Series 2 Promos, Titles and Airdate >>>

Friday, 5 September 2008

SJA Cinema Trailer

A new trailer for Series 2 of Sarah Jane Adventures is being shown now in cinemas and it's exciting! I can't find it anywhere on YouTube at the moment so I can't embed it here, but I'll update you if it does (which is almost definite). You can view the cinematic trail by folowing the link below...

Should he press the button?

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Torchwood Magazine Issue 9

The cover and information for Torchwood Magazine #9 have been released and here's the information Titan have released:
  • The Car's the Star - We take a look under the bonnet (and behind the disco lights) of the cool, iconic Torchwood SUV, with the help of the cast and crew.
  • Swiss family Torchwood - Behind the scenes on Radio 4's new international Torchwood adventure!
  • Making Up Is Hard To Do - Torchwood makeup designer Marie Doris on making faces for a living.
  • Everything Everything - Go right back to the beginning with our guide to Everything Changes!
  • Plus: Harms way, Rift War, Concept Art and more!

Torchwood Magazine #9 hits shops on September 11th for £3.75.

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

SJA Series 2 Airdate, Site Update and Promos

Episode 1 Airdate
The official airdate of the first episode of sarah Jane adventures Series 2 has been announced! The second series will start on Monday 29th September at 5:00pm with the first part of 'The Last Sontaran' by Phil Ford.
All SJA Series 2 Titles >>>
BBC Official Website Update
The team who create the Sarah Jane Adventures official website have updated the website ready for Series 2. Mr Smith's screen has changed (the multi-coloured crystal-like screen has been replaced), the computer has changed a little (this is where you can find some of the promotional images below), the Secret Files have been updated and files on ATMOS and the "lost planet" cases can be found and there is also a new videos page. Follow the link below to have a look:

Series 2 Promo Pics
Here are the promo pictures of the characters...

The group (notice the new girl, Rani, to the right)

Sarah Jane Smith (played by Elizabeth Sladen)

Rani Chandra (played by Anjli Mohindra)

Maria Jackson (played by Yasmin Paige, who will leave after the first story due to her GCSEs)
Luke Smith (played by Tommy Knight)

Clyde Langer (played by Daniel Anthony)

Torchwood: Lost Souls Radio-Trail

A radio trailer has been released by the BBC for the upcoming Torchwood play, Lost Souls. It is being aired on the BBC radio channels for publicity. Lost Souls is on Wednesday 10th September 2008 at 2.16pm. Listen to the trailer below and under that you can follow the link to DWF's previous post about it.

CD Cover and additional info post >>>

Monday, 1 September 2008

The Favourite Episode Project

Right, so, seeing as though there isn't really any news in the world of Doctor Who and everyone seems to be getting quite bored, I've hatched a plan. So, this week I've got a voting poll for you favourite Series 1 episode and next week it will be favourite Series 2 episode, the week after is series 3 and so on. The polls won't include mini-specials (such as the Children in Need and Proms specials) as I don't count these as full episodes, but will include the Christmas specials.

For each week the 2 highest voted episodes will go into the final vote (without making it sound like a weird gameshow) where you will vote for your favourite out of the remaining 8 episodes to find out which is the overall average favourite episode since the 2005 revival.

Now you know what's happening, get voting!
Please comment.
Do you want Christopher Eccleston back for the 50th Anniversary?
YES!! - That would be absolutely brilliant!
Not sure - I'm not bothered either way, to be honest...
No - it's good to see the back of 'im!
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