Monday, November 30, 2009

The End of Time Radio Times Coverage

The latest issue of the Radio Times, featuring a new promotional picture of The Doctor, as portrayed by David Tennant, on it's cover, was released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on Saturday. The magazine takes a look at The End of Time, the third and fourth Doctor Who 2009 specials which will receive their television premieres at some point during the Christmas and New Year period. Along with exclusive pictures from The Tenth Doctor's final episodes, the magazine includes extracts from interviews with David Tennant who plays The Doctor for the last time in the two specials, John Simm who will be reprising his role as The Master in both special episodes, and Bernard Cribbins who will be returning as Wilfred Mott. The magazine is currently on sale at most good newsagents and supermarkets across the United Kingdom and Ireland, being sold at the usual price of £1.10. Will you be purchasing a copy of this magazine?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Peladon Tales Classic Series DVD Box Set

BBC DVD have now revealed the cover for an upcoming DVD box set, entitled 'Peladon Tales', featuring two classic series stories of Doctor Who featuring the Ice Warriors on the planet Peladon. The box set consists of The Curse of Peladon, starring Jon Pertwee as The Third Doctor and Katy Manning as Jo Grant, and The Monster of Peladon, starring John Pertwee as The Third Doctor and Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith. The synopses for both stories in the box set can be read below:

The Curse of Peladon
In the four-parter The Curse of Peladon (1972), the Doctor (Pertwee) finally seems to have escaped his exile to Earth when he manages to transport Jo (Manning) in the Tardis to the planet Peladon. The pair are mistaken for Earth delegates at a conference to decide whether Peladon should join the Galactic Federation, and discover that someone is attempting to use the legendary royal beast of Aggador to trigger off a war.

The Monster of Peladon
In the six-parter The Monster of Peladon (1974), the Tardis arrives on the Planet of Peladon half a century after the Doctor’s first visit. The planet has now become of great tactical importance because of its focal position between warring factions. The Doctor and Sarah (Elisabeth Sladen) have to act as peacekeepers between rival ambassadors and they must also find the truth behind ‘the spirit’.

Peladon Tales will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the fourth of January 2010, being sold at a regular retail price of £29.99. An article explaining how both classic stories were restored for DVD can be read by clicking here. Will you be buying this Doctor Who box set when it is released next year?

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Last Voyage Audio CD Cover

BBC Audio have now revealed the cover and new synopsis for the upcoming Doctor Who audio adventure, The Last Voyage. The Doctor Who story was written exclusively for audio CD by Dan Abnett, and is read by David Tenant, well known for his role as The Tenth Doctor in the television series. The audio's cover can be seen above, and the newly released synopses for it can be read below:

The TARDIS materialises on board the maiden voyage of a pioneering space cruiser, travelling from Earth to the planet Eternity. The Doctor has just started exploring the huge, hi-tech Interstitial Transposition Vehicle when there is a loud bang, a massive jolt and a flash of light. Shortly afterwards, he discovers that nearly all the passengers and crew have disappeared. Unless the Doctor and flight attendant Sugar MacAuley can take control and steer the ship, they could crash-land – or keep slipping through space forever. And as if that wasn’t enough, something awful awaits them on Eternity.

Doctor Who: The Last Voyage will be released on audio CD across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the seventh of January 2010 at a regular retail price of £7.99, joining the other exclusive Doctor Who audio stories: Pest Control, The Forever Trap, The Nemonite Invasion, The Rising Night, and The Day of the Troll.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Doctor Who Adventures #143

BBC Magazines have now sent us the cover and details for issue 143 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine, which was released across the United Kingdom and Ireland yesterday. This week's issue of the magazine takes a look at ten of the most shocking Doctor Who moments, and comes with some free magnets and the second part of an exclusive life-size Tenth Doctor poster. The magazine's cover can be seen to the left and it's official press release can be read below:

Shocks, Scares and Surprises
When the Doctor is around, you’ve got to expect the unexpected.

This week Doctor Who Adventures magazine reveals the ten biggest surprises in Doctor Who. From Rose discovering the TARDIS to the Doctor crashing through a mirror riding a horse – who do you think will come top in this shocking countdown?

Go Gadget, go! Find out lots of Gadget facts and how it saved in day in The Waters of Mars.

Already missing the Bannerman Road gang? Don’t worry - Doctor Who Adventures has an exclusive interview with Sarah Jane Adventures actress, Elisabeth Sladen about the two new spooky Sarah Jane Adventures CDs.

All this plus…

  • FREE Doctor Who fridge magnets
  • Find out about the eighth Doctor – what was he like and why did he regenerate?
  • Part 2 of life-size Doctor Who poster
  • Subscription offer – subscribe today and save a fantastic 30% PLUS, get a Doctor Who – The Ultimate Monster Guide book FREE

Issue 143 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is out Thursday 26 November, price £2.10

Doctor Who Adventures magazine issue 143 is currently on sale at good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland, being sold at the price of £2.10. This issue of the magazine will be available to buy until next Thursday, which is when the 144th issue will be released, coming with some free exclusive stickers from the recently aired Doctor Who special episode, The Waters of Mars.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Doctor Who The Waters of Mars Final Ratings

The Broadcasters Audience Research Board have now revealed the official final viewing figures for the second Doctor Who 2009 special, The Waters of Mars. The day after the special was broadcast on BBC One and on the BBC HD channel across the United Kingdom and Ireland this month, BARB announced that the episode recieved an estimated 9.1 million viewers. The Waters of Mars recieved 10.32 million viewers when it was transmitted on BBC One, BARB have confirmed, and an additional 976,000 people tuned in to see the special on the BBC HD channel, the channel's highest viewing figures to date. What do you think of the ratings for The Waters of Mars?

Doctor Who: Dreamland Part Six Available

Today, the concluding episode of Doctor Who: Dreamland, was broadcast for the time on the BBC's red button service and online. The episode sees the Viperox continue their assault on Dry Springs and on Area fifty-one, searching for a weapon that could wipe out their entire race. The official synopsis for the sixth episode of Doctor Who: Dreamland can be read below:

As sunset falls, the Viperox drones start to attack the US Army base. Can the Doctor find a way to halt the seemingly unstoppable aliens in their tracks?

Doctor Who: Dreamland part six can be watched at the BBC's official Doctor Who website by clicking here. The series has now finished transmission but all six episodes will be combined together in one episode which will be shown on Saturday December the 5th at 10am during CBBC's slot on the BBC Two channel.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Doctor Who: Dreamland Part Five Available

The fifth part of Dreamland, the new Doctor Who animated series, was transmitted for the first time today on the BBC's red button service. The episode sees The Doctor and Rivesh's wife Saruba encounter flesh eating flies, and Jimmy and Cassie encounter hordes of Viperox battle drones. The official synopsis for today's episode of Dreamland can be read below:

Deep beneath the Dreamland base, the Doctor and Saruba face the malevolent Skorpius Flies, whilst Jimmy and Cassie get caught up in the Viperox attack on Dry Springs trying to protect the Doctor's time-travelling machine, the Tardis...

As well as being available on the red button service, Doctor Who: Dreamland part five can be seen by clicking here at the official Doctor Who website. The series will continue tomorrow with episode six, the final episode of the series, which will be available to watch both online and on the BBC's red button service.

Eleventh Doctor Exclusive Audio Confirmed

BBC Audio have confirmed that The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond, as portrayed by Matt Smith and Karen Gillan in the upcoming fifth series of Doctor Who, will be making their audio debut next year. The actor and actress will both feature in The Hounds of Artemis, a story written by James Goss exclusively for audio CD. The audio story's cover artwork has not yet been revealed, but that, along with it's official synopses and the name of the actor or actress who will be narrating the new story, will be posted here when revealed. The Hounds of Artemis audio CD will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on April the eighth, at an unknown price.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Doctor Who: Dreamland Part Four Available

Today, the fourth episode of the new Doctor Who animated series, Dreamland, was transmitted for the first time on the BBC's red button service. The episode sees The Doctor, Cassie, Jimmy, and Rivesh, get captured by the U.S military, and Lord Azlok and his Viperox declare war upon Earth. The official synopses for today's episode of Dreamland can be read below:

Captured by the US Army, Rivesh is finally reunited with his wife, Saruba Velak. Meanwhile, Lord Azlok and Colonel Stark reveal to the Doctor the secret of their deal - a deal that could result in the destruction of all life on Earth...

As well as being available on the red button service, Doctor Who: Dreamland part four can be seen by clicking here at the official Doctor Who website. The series will continue tomorrow at 4pm with episode five, and will continue to be shown on the BBC red button service at the same time every day until Thursday.

Monday, November 23, 2009

The End of Time Part One and Two Synopses

The BBC Press Office today revealed their summary of programmes that will be broadcast on BBC Channels at Christmas time. Among the many festive television programmes, the summary lists the third and fourth Doctor Who specials, The End of Time, and includes the first synopses for both episodes. The official synopses for both Doctor Who 2009 specials can be read below:

Doctor Who 2009 Special Three: The End of Time Part One
It's the Tenth Doctor's final journey – but his psychotic nemesis the Master has been reborn, on Christmas Eve. With both determined to cheat death, the battle ranges from the wastelands of London to the mysterious Immortality Gate, while the alien Ood warn of an even greater danger approaching, as a terrible shadow falls across the entire Universe.

Doctor Who 2009 Special Four: The End of Time Part Two
The Doctor faces the end of his life as the Master's plans hurtle out of control. With the sound of drums growing louder, and an ancient trap closing around the Earth, the Doctor and Wilf must fight alone. But sacrifices must be made, and the deadly prophecy warns: "He will knock four times."

The End of Time part one and two will be broadcast on BBC One and on the BBC Channel across this year's Christmas and New Year period, with air dates speculated as Christmas day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day. The special Doctor Who episodes star David Tennant, and guest star Bernard Cribbins, Catherine Tate, John Simm, David Harewood, June Whitfield, and Timothy Dalton.

Doctor Who: Dreamland Part Three Available

Today, the third episode of the new Doctor Who animated series, Dreamland, received it's debut showing on the BBC's Red button service. The episode sees The Doctor, Cassie, and Jimmy, escape from the clutches of the Viperox and meet the alien survivor of the Roswell incident, Rivesh Mantilax. The synopses for today's new episode of Dreamland can be read below:

The Doctor cannot understand why the Alliance of Shades’ mop-up team are more concerned with the whereabouts of a piece of space flight hardware than the hordes of Viperox pods underground. Things start to fall into place when Jimmy’s grandfather, Night Eagle, introduces the Doctor to Rivesh Mantilax.

As well as being available on the red button service, Doctor Who: Dreamland part three can be seen by clicking here at the official Doctor Who website. The series will continue tomorrow at 4pm with episode four, and will continue to be shown on the BBC red button service at the same time every day until Thursday.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Doctor Who: Dreamland Part Two Available

Today, the second part of the Doctor Who animation series, Dreamland, was broadcast for the first time on the BBC's red button service. The episode runs for approximately seven and a half minutes, and sees The Doctor, Cassie, and Jimmy, encounter the Viperox below New Mexico. The official synopses for today's episode of Doctor Who: Dreamland can be read below:

Seeking refuge in the abandoned town of Solitude, Jimmy Stalkingwolf stumbles across a disconcerting discovery and encounters Viperox royalty alongside The Doctor and Cassie Rice.

As well as being available on the red button service, Doctor Who: Dreamland part two can be seen by clicking here at the official Doctor Who website. The series will continue tomorrow at 4pm with episode three, and will continue to be shown on the BBC red button service at the same time every day until Thursday.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Doctor Who: Dreamland Part One Available

The first episode of the Doctor Who animated series, Dreamland, was today made available on the BBC's red button service and on the official Doctor Who website. The episode runs for approximetly thirteen minutes and sees The Doctor arrive in Nevada, in 1958, where he discovers an alien artefact. The synopsis for Dreamland part one can be read below:

Dry Springs, Nevada, 1958. The Doctor befriends a young waitress, Cassie, and her friend, Jimmy, at a diner. The Doctor activates an alien artefact and, after finding further signs of alien activity, the US Army intervenes and takes him and his new companions to the mysterious Area 51, where they find out about Operation Fallen Angel. Will Operation leader Colonel Stark succeed in making the curious trio forget what they have just seen?

Doctor Who: Dreamland part one can be seen inside the United Kingdom at the BBC's official Doctor Who website by clicking here, and the series will continue to be shown on the BBC red button service at 4pm until Thursday 26th November.

Friday, November 20, 2009

The End of Time Part One Preview Clip

Earlier tonight, the BBC showed the first clip from this year's Doctor Who Christmas special, The End of Time part one, as part of their annual Children in Need telethon. The brand new clip runs for approximately three minutes and sees The Doctor meet Ood Sigma on the Ood Sphere, 100 years after the planet was last visited by him. The new clip can be seen below:

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Doctor Who: The End of Time part one will be broadcast at Christmas time on BBC One and on the BBC HD Channel, with the most likely air date thought to be Christmas day. The trailer for this episode, which was shown at the end of The Waters of Mars, can be seen again in an older post from a few days ago by clicking here. What are your thoughts on this clip from The End of Time part one?

Doctor Who Adventures #142

BBC Magazines have sent us the cover and details for issue 142 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine, which went on sale yesterday. This week's issue of the magazine comes with the first part of a large double-sided poster, some stickers, a pencil, a TARDIS mazebook, and some postcards. The magazine's cover can be seen to the left, and it's official press release can be read below:

Monsters from Mars! This week’s Doctor Who Adventures magazine is all about The Waters of Mars. We investigate the planet Mars and find out if it is a place you should visit or avoid. If you were to visit Mars with the Doctor what would you take? Find out with Doctor Who Adventures’ essential checklist.

Meet the brave woman who helps the Doctor – Adelaide Brooke. Discover who she is and how she ended up at Bowie Base.

This week’s Top 10 is all about watery moments. Water bombs, raining in reverse and sea monsters; who will come top in this slippery countdown? All this plus…

• Find out how well you know The Waters of Mars in this week’s quiz
• A Doctor Who note book and pencil
• Claim a free Dalek rucksack
• Part 1 of life-size Doctor Who poster
• Loads of cool goodies to win!
• Subscription offer – subscribe today and get two free DVDs

Issue 142 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is out Thursday 19 November, price £2.99!


Doctor Who Adventures issue 142 is currently on sale at good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland, being sold at the higher price of £2.99. Will you be buying a copy of this magazine at some point before next Thursday?

The Gift Part Two Today

Today, the third series of the Sarah Jane Adventures will conclude in part two of The Gift. The episode see's the Rack weed continue to plant itself across London, it's spores infecting many people as it goes, and Sarah encounter the Blathereen in a horrific final battle in the attic. The official synopsis for today's episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures episode can be read below:

When the Blathereens’ gift runs riot, Sarah Jane faces the battle of her life to save her son, Luke, as The Sarah Jane Adventures concludes. With Clyde, Rani and K9 trapped in a school under siege, and the whole of London convulsing under the alien threat, everything heads for a final showdown in the attic – and not everyone is getting out alive.

The Gift part two will be broadcast today at 4.35pm on BBC One and on the BBC HD Channel, and will be available to watch shortly after online at BBC iPlayer. A fourth series of The Sarah Jane Adventures has not yet been commissioned, but the latest news regarding a possible series four will be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, when made available. Will you be watching this episode today?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Doctor Who Final Specials Titles Confirmed

The BBC today confirmed the title of the third and fourth Doctor Who specials of the year. It was originally thought that The End of Time was the title for the fourth special only, but it has now been revealed that this title will be used for both the third and fourth specials, with the third special going by the title of The End of Time part one, and the second going by the title of The End of Time part two. This is the first time that a multiple episode Doctor Who story has not used individual titles since the show was bought back to our television screens by Russell T Davies in 2005. The End of Time part one and two are expected to be shown on this Christmas day and on New Year's Day and a clip from the first part of the story will be shown during the Children in Need telethon at some point between 7pm and 8pm tomorrow. What do you think of this title for both the third and fourth Doctor Who specials?

The Gift Part One Today

Today, the sixth and final story of The Sarah Jane Adventures series three, The Gift, will begin being broadcast on BBC One and on BBC HD. The first part of the story will see Sarah Jane's old enemies, The Slitheen family, return, and the family's rivals, The Blathereen, arrive on Earth with a gift for the human race. The episode's synopsis can be read below:

Sarah Jane, Luke, Clyde and Rani face an old enemy, the green Slitheen, in the penultimate episode of this series of The Sarah Jane Adventures. When the Slitheen’s latest scheme is halted, their rivals, the Blathereen, arrive. Declaring peace between the planets, they offer Sarah Jane a gift – one that might change the future of the human race forever.

The Gift part one will be broadcast today at 4.35pm on BBC One and on the BBC HD channel, and the story will conclude in it's second part which will be broadcast at the same time tomorrow. Promotional pictures from this episode can be seen by clicking here in an older post. Will you be watching this episode?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Doctor Who: Dreamland Television Trailer

The British Broadcasting Company have started airing the first television trailer for the upcoming Doctor Who animation, Dreamland, on BBC One. The new trailer runs for approximately one minute and includes many new animated clips from the new six-part series which will receive it's debut on the BBC's red button service this Saturday. The new trailer can be seen below:

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Doctor Who: Dreamland has been written exclusively for animation by Gareth Roberts, and features the voices of David Tennant as The Tenth Doctor and Georgia Moffett as Cassie Rice. What do you think of this new Dreamland trailer?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Writer's Tale: The Final Chapter Cover

BBC Books have now revealed the cover for the re-release of Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale, which has been updated with over 300 pages of new material and features the addition of 'The Final Chapter' to the original title. The book is a collection of new and previously published Emails and messages between Doctor Who lead writer and executive producer, Russell T Davies, and writer for both Doctor Who magazine and the Radio Times, Benjamin Cook. The book's cover, featuring an exclusive new image of David Tennant, Russell T Davies, and John Simm, can be seen above, and the new synopsis for it can be read below:

For this revised and updated edition of The Writer’s Tale, Head Writer and Executive Producer Russell T Davies and journalist Benjamin Cook continue their in-depth discussion of the creative life of Doctor Who to cover the last of Russell’s specials, as well as the increasingly successful Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures spin-offs.

Candid and witty insights continue throughout a second year’s worth of correspondence, covering David Tennant’s final episodes as the Doctor, Russell’s own departure from the show, and the legacy that both leave behind as a new era of Doctor Who begins.

With over 300 pages of new material, and taking in events from the entire five years since the show’s return in 2005, The Writer’s Tale: The Final Chapter is the most comprehensive – and personal – account of Doctor Who ever published.


Doctor Who - The Writer's Tale: The Final Chapter will be released at good book shops across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the new date of the 14th of January 2010, being sold at a regular retail price of £16.99. More details will be posted when they are revealed. Will you be purchasing this when it is released?

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Waters of Mars Overnight Ratings

BARB have now revealed unofficial overnight ratings for last night's broadcast of the second Doctor Who 2009 special, The Waters of Mars. When the episode was broadcast across the United Kingdom and Ireland on BBC One and on BBC HD last night, it was watched by an estimated 9.1 million according to BARB. The episode was written by both Doctor Who lead writer Russell T Davies and Phil Ford, and starred David Tennant as The Doctor, and Lindsay Duncan as Adelaide. The ratings released today by BARB are not final and will change in final ratings expected to be released in two weeks. What do you think of these Doctor Who viewing figures?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Doctor Who Will Return at Christmas

After tonight's airing of The Waters of Mars, a trailer for the third and fourth Doctor Who 2009 specials was shown. The trailer does not reveal the title of the third special but features new clips of The Doctor, Donna Noble, Wilfred Mott, The Master, an Ood, and much more. As well as being available to watch elsewhere online, the brand new trailer can be seen in full below:

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The third Doctor Who special of the year which has a title consisting of six words, and the fourth special, The End of Time, will be transmitted in the United Kingdom at some point in the Christmas holidays on BBC One and on the BBC HD Channel. What are your thoughts on this Doctor Who 2009 specials trailer?

Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars Tonight

The wait is nearing it's end, as we are now only hours away from the broadcast of The Waters of Mars. The long anticipated episode is the second of the Doctor Who 2009 specials and stars David Tennant as The Doctor, and Lindsay Duncan as Adelaide, the captain of Bowie Base One and The Doctor's companion for this adventure. The story sees The Doctor visit the Human pioneers of Mars on a fixed day in history where what happens can not be changed. With The Flood infecting the crew of the Mars base, and Adelaide facing certain death, it seems that there is more to the red planet then meets the eye. The episode runs for approximately one hour and will be broadcast at 7.00pm on BBC One and on the BBC HD channel, with it's accompanying episode of Doctor Who Confidential being transmitted at 8.00pm on BBC Three. The special Doctor Who episode will be followed by a trailer for the next special, which is expected to reveal the title of the episode, and that will be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, after. I hope that you fully enjoy tonight's broadcast of Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Waters of Mars Promotional Pictures

Across the past week, the BBC have released many new promotional pictures from the long anticipated Doctor Who special, The Waters of Mars. The new pictures feature The Tenth Doctor, Adelaide, the robot who has been named as 'Gadget', and one of the water creatures who have been named as 'The Flood'. The new promotional pictures can be seen below:



There is not much longer to wait until The Waters of Mars will be broadcast for the first time ever, with the air date set at 7.00pm tomorrow on BBC One and on the BBC HD channel. The special marks David Tennant's final stand-alone adventure, before his two-part final adventure at Christmas time which will see The 10th Doctor face the death of his incarnation. Finally, the wait is nearly over.

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Gift Promotional Pictures

Many promotional pictures for The Gift, the final story from the third series of The Sarah Jane Adventures, appeared online this week. The pictures feature Sarah Jane Smith, as portrayed by Elisabeth Sladen, Luke Smith, as portrayed by Thomas Knight, Clyde Langer, as portrayed by Daniel Anthony, K9, and the Blathareen. The new pictures can be seen below:





Like every other Sarah Jane Adventures story, The Gift will be broadcast in two parts, the first of which being broadcast next Thursday, and the second of which being broadcast on the following day. What do you think of these new pictures?

Mona Lisa's Revenge Part Two Today

Today, the fifth story of The Sarah Jane Adventures series three, Mona Lisa's Revenge, will conclude in it's second part. The episode sees Luke, Clyde, and Rani helpless as the living painting of Mona Lisa continues her attempts to set her monstrous brother free from his centuries old prison. The synopses for today's The Sarah Jane Adventures episode can be read below:

Luke and Rani investigate the myth of the dreaded abomination, as the two-part drama concludes. With Sarah Jane trapped and beyond help, everything now depends upon Clyde. Mona Lisa vows to release her terrifying brother from his age-old prison, but only Clyde has the key.

Mona Lisa's Revenge part two will be broadcast for the first time in the United Kingdom today at 4.35pm on BBC One and on the BBC HD Channel. The series will continue next Thursday with part one of The Gift, and many new pictures from that episode will be posted here tonight. Will you be watching this today?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Doctor Who Magazine #415 Press Release

The four-hundredth-and-fifteenth issue of Doctor Who Magazine was released today, and it's Facebook group has now been updated with the magazine's official press release. This month's issue of the magazine features a preview of The Waters of Mars, an interview with Lindsay Duncan, and much more including The Watcher's Guide to the Ninth Doctor. The magazine's cover can be seen to the left, and it's press release can be read below:

TAKE A TRIP TO MARS IN
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE 415!

LINDSAY DUNCAN, aka Captain Adelaide Brooke of Bowie Base One, reveals in an exclusive interview in Doctor Who Magazine Issue 415 how her character is put under pressure in the new Doctor Who Special The Waters of Mars...

DWM asked Lindsay, what was it like working with David Tennant? “His energy levels are so high. You think, oh God! In terms of my character, but also in terms of myself, the actor, I desperately wanted to keep up with him, but I have to admit it – I can’t run as fast as him! But I gave it a good shot. I didn’t want Adelaide to drop the ball. I didn’t want her to show any kind of weakness...”

Also in DWM 415:

SPACE ODDITY
DWM previews the latest Doctor Who Special, THE WATERS OF MARS and finds out from writers Russell T Davies and Phil Ford about what the future holds for the Doctor...

HEROES
RUSSELL T DAVIES pays his own personal tribute to former Doctor Who producer, director and writer Barry Letts in Production Notes.

HALLO SPACEBOY
DWM reveals the the long-awaited results of the competition to ‘Be a Doctor Who Magazine reporter’, and follows the winner as she gets to go behind the scenes of the series – and chat to David Tennant and Russell T Davies!

DEAD MAN WALKING
The Doctor and Majenta uncover the terrifying secret behind the apparitions in the London Underground in Part Two of the latest comic strip, GHOSTS OF THE NORTHERN LINE by Dan McDaid with art by Paul Grist.

WITHOUT YOU
How different would things be if the TARDIS hadn’t taken the Doctor on some of his adventures? Neil Harris uncovers the surprising truth in You Are Not Alone...

SCARY MONSTERS (AND SUPER CREEPS)
Doctor Who stories that nearly made it onto TV are being made at last! DWM investigates how scripts featuring Sil, the Ice Warriors, the Celestial Toymaker and many more are now being realised on audio...

LOVING THE ALIEN
The Watcher continues his essential guide to the Time Lord’s many incarnations and uncovers everything you ever needed to know about the northern Ninth Doctor...

TIN MACHINE II
What happened K9 get into battle against a robotic parrot? Find out as The Fact of Fiction looks at Douglas Adams’ memorable Fourth Doctor story from 1978 – THE PIRATE PLANET.

STARMAN
DWM chats exclusively to actor MARK WILLIAMS, who brings the much-loved comic strip character of UFO spotter Maxwell Edison to life in the latest Doctor Who audio adventure!

PLUS!
All the latest news, previews, reviews, competitions and much, much more!

Planet Earth is blue and there’s something you should do – get DWM 415, out now priced £3.99!


Doctor Who Magazine issue 415 is currently on sale at good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland, being sold at the usual price of £3.99. This will be the last issue of Doctor Who Magazine at £3.99, with the next two issues being bumper specials costing £4.99, and the magazine costing £4.20 after that.

Doctor Who Adventures #141

BBC Magazines have now sent us the cover and details for issue 141 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine, which was released today. This issue of the magazine takes a look at The Doctor, includes an interview with Lindsay Duncan, previews The Waters of Mars, and comes with a glow in the dark notebook and a pen. The magazine's cover can be seen to the left, and it's press release can be read below:

Waters of Mars. Get set for the return of Doctor Who on Sunday 15 November with this week’s Doctor Who Adventures magazine. You’ll get a sneak peak at this exciting new story, The Waters of Mars. And look out for pictures of some of the scariest monsters ever!

You can also find out all about the Doctor’s new companion in this week’s exclusive interview. Actress Lindsay Duncan tells Doctor Who Adventures all about Adelaide and why she’s different from previous people who’ve teamed up with the Doctor. Doctor Who Adventures is packed full of essential Time Lord facts! He is our favourite hero, but who exactly is the mysterious Time Lord? Find out all in this week’s issue. Also this week;

• Preview of the next episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures
• Three brilliant posters
• Free Doctor Who notebook and pen!
• Subscription offer – subscribe today and save a fantastic 30% plus get a Doctor Who – The Ultimate Monster Guide book for free.

Doctor Who Adventures magazine issue 141 is currently available to buy at good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland, being sold at the price of £2.10. Will you be purchasing a copy of this magazine at some point this week?

Mona Lisa's Revenge Part One Today

Today, the third series of The Sarah Jane Adventure adventures' penultimate story will begin to be broadcast for the first time in the United Kingdom. The story, entitled Mona Lisa's Revenge, will see Luke, Clyde, and Rani, take a school trip to an art gallery where the painting of Mona Lisa comes alive. The synopses for today's episode can be read below:

Strange forces bring the Mona Lisa to life, as the adventure series starring Elisabeth Sladen continues. Clyde's proudest day turns into a nightmare when he discovers that fine art can be dangerous and, when a school trip descends into disaster, the gang find themselves trapped without Sarah Jane's help, as the awesome abomination stirs.

Mona Lisa's Revenge part one will be broadcast for the first time today at 4.35pm, on BBC One and on BBC HD, and will conclude in it's second part tomorrow. If missed, the episode will be available to watch online shortly after transmission at BBC iPlayer. Will you be watching Mona Lisa's Revenge part one?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Latest News From Doctor Who Magazine #415

The 415th issue of Doctor Who Magazine, out tomorrow, includes many exclusive news articles. The magazine is reporting that a famous Hollywood actor will be providing his voice for the final Doctor Who 2009 special, and that the title of the third special will consist of six words, ruling out the rumoured title of 'Nightmare's Reign'. This issue of the magazine also reveals that the clip that will be shown at Children in Need will be scenes four and five from the third 2009 special, and that the first episode of the upcoming Doctor Who animation, Dreamland, will be twelve minutes long, despite that the other episodes will be six minutes in length. All of this news and more, including a preview of The Waters of Mars, is included in issue 415 of Doctor Who Magazine, which will be released nationwide tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Radio Times The Waters of Mars Coverage

The Tenth Doctor, as portrayed by David Tennant, features on the cover of the latest issue of Radio Times magazine, which was released today. The magazine includes an interview with Doctor Who lead writer, Russell T Davies, along with a preview of The Waters of Mars, the second Doctor Who 2009 special. An extract from the magazine's interview with Russell T Davies can be read below:

"Doctor Who can be funny, wise, whimsical, exciting, heartbreaking, you name it, but I suppose the scary ones linger, because fear is such a vivid emotion, and very little stuff on TV is actually frightening. Good old-fashioned fear is Doctor Who’s domain. It’s what the viewers come for, especially kids.”

Inside, you can also read the listings for next week's television and radio, and the details for this year's Children in Need telethon. This issue of the Radio Times is currently available to buy across the United Kingdom and Ireland, being sold at the price of £1.10. Will you be buying a copy of this magazine this week?

Monday, November 9, 2009

Confidential: Is There Life on Mars?

The BBC have now confirmed that Doctor Who Confidential, the series that goes behind the scenes of Doctor Who, will return next Sunday for one episode. The episode is entitled Is There Life on Mars? and will take a look at The Waters of Mars, the second Doctor Who 2009 special which will also be shown on Sunday. The synopses for the episode can be read below:

Behind-the-scenes look at Doctor Who. It is the beginning of the end for David Tennant's Doctor, and Confidential is on a mission to Mars to capture the strange goings on in Bowie base one. The programme goes behind the mask of the monsters as the waters rise, causing the production team all sorts of problems. There are explosions, robots and gallons of water as the Doctor meets one of his heroes and battles against his greatest ever foe - time itself.

Doctor Who Confidential: Is There Life on Mars? includes interviews with David Tennant, Lindsay Duncan, Russell T Davies, Phil Ford and the cast of The Waters of Mars. The special Doctor Who Confidential episode will be broadcast next Sunday at 8.00pm on BBC3, and will be available to watch after on BBC iPlayer.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

David Tennant's Waters of Mars Promotions

Across the next week, David Tennant, who is best known to Doctor Who fans for his role as The Tenth Doctor, will be appearing on several television and radio shows to promote the second Doctor Who 2009 special, The Waters of Mars. This Monday at 10.35pm, David will be a guest on BBC One's The Graham Norton Show. From Wednesday until Friday at 6am, the Doctor Who actor will be co-hosting the Breakfast show on Absolute Radio, and on Thursday, will be interviewed by Fearne Cotton during her BBC Radio One slot, at some point between 10.00am and 1.00pm. Finally, to round off his television and radio appearances, David Tennant will be interviewed on The Jo Whiley Show on BBC Radio One, this Saturday at 1.00pm.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Waters of Mars Second Television Trailer

Last night, the second television trailer for The Waters of Mars, the second of the Doctor Who 2009 specials, was shown for the first time on BBC One. The trailer which includes many new clips runs for approximately twenty seconds and reveals that the episode featured is set on November the 21st 2059. As well as being available elsewhere, the trailer can be seen below:

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The Waters of Mars is written by Doctor Who lead writer, Russell T Davies, and Phil Ford, and stars David Tennant as The Doctor, and Lindsay Duncan as Adelaide. The Doctor Who special is set to be broadcast on BBC One and on BBC HD on Sunday the fifteenth of November, a week away from today, at 7.00pm.

Doctor Who Adventures #140

BBC Magazines recently sent us the cover and details for issue 140 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine, which was released on Thursday. This week's issue of the magazine takes a look at some of the flying creatures from Doctor Who, previews the latest episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures, and comes with some free stickers. The magazine's cover can be seen to the left and it's official press release can be read below:

Flying foes! Doctor Who Adventures magazine is packed with top scares!

From swooping Reapers to the destructive Toclafane, you’ll find everything you need to know about monsters that fly in this week’s issue of Doctor Who Adventures Magazine.


The story guide is all about an explosive Cyberman clash. And to find out how well you know robot dog K-9, just take a look at our quick quiz.

It’s not long now until the Doctor’s next adventure, so make sure you’ve got all the essential info with this week’s issue of Doctor Who Adventures. Also this week;
• Free Doctor Who stickers!
• We look at the Fifth Doctor. What did he wear and how long was he the Doctor?
• Four posters - Mickey Smith, Eve, The Idiot's Lantern and Sontarans
• Subscription offer – subscribe today and save a fantastic 40%.

Issue 140 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is out Thursday 5 November, price £2.10!

Doctor Who Adventures issue 140 is currently on sale at good newsagents across the United Kingdoma and Ireland, being sold at the usual price of £2.10.

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Waters of Mars Australian Broadcast Date

ABC, the Australian Broadcasting Company, recently revealed the date that the second Doctor Who 2009 special will be broadcast on. The special episode, The Waters of Mars, will receive it's debut in Australia on ABC1, on Sunday the sixth of December, thirteen days before the story is first transmitted in America. The adventure which will be broadcast in the United Kingdom first, on the fourteenth of November, has been written by Russell T Davies and Phil Ford, and stars David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor and Lindsay Duncan as Adelaide. Like BBC America, the Australian Broadcasting Company have confirmed that they will be showing the last two Doctor Who specials but have not yet given air dates for the episodes. The Australian and American broadcast dates of the final Doctor Who 2009 specials will be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, as soon as they are made available.

The Eternity Trap Part Two Today

Today, The Eternity Trap, the fourth story of The Sarah Jane Adventures series three, will conclude in it's second part. The episode is written by Phil Ford, and sees Sarah Jane, Clyde, and Rani trapped in Erasmus Darkening's eternal prison, while a mysterious creature continues to stalk the grounds. The official synopsis for today's episode can be read below:

Sarah Jane and the gang discover the secrets of Erasmus Darkening, in the second and concluding part of The Eternity Trap, but are they too late? As ghosts from the past rise up, and the quest to find the missing children reaches a climax, it seems that nothing can stop the ancient alchemist's rise to victory.

The Eternity Trap part two will be broadcast today at 4.35pm on BBC One and on BBC HD, and will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer shortly after. The third series of The Sarah Jane Adventures will continue in part one of Mona Lisa's Revenge, which will be broadcast across the U.K next Thursday at the usual time.