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11 December 2013

The BBC have released the full trailer for The Time Of The Doctor.

Watch the Trailer in the player, below:


+  The Time Of The Doctor will air on Christmas Day, at 7:30pm on BBC One

[Source: BBC]

9 December 2013

Speaking at last nights BFI, 11th Doctor Celebration Event, Steven Moffat confirmed that Series 8 of Doctor Who will not be split.

Back in October, Moffat also confirmed that there would be "at least 13 episodes" in Series 8, with no confirmation (as-yet) if it counts the 2014 Christmas Special.

There had previously been rumours that the series itself would consist of 12 episodes with the Christmas episode making up the thirteenth.

+  Series 8 of Doctor Who will air in August / Early September 2014.

[Sources: BBC; Tim Vine]

5 December 2013

The BBC have released some more promo images for the upcoming 2013 Doctor Who Christmas special; 'The Time Of The Doctor'.

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Synopsis:

Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars - and amongst them, the Doctor.

Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.

Two promo images have also been released, which can can view in the right-hand column.

Watch the Teaser Trailer for The Time Of The Doctor, below:


+  The Time Of The Doctor will air on Christmas Day, at 7:30pm on BBC One - [UK].
+  The Time Of The Doctor will air on Christmas Day, at 9/8c on BBC America - [USA]
+  The Time Of The Doctor will air on 26th December, at 7:30pm on ABC1 - [AUSTRALIA].  

[Source: BBC]

4 December 2013

The BBC have released a short video interview with Paul McGann, who discusses his return to Doctor Who for last month's red button minisode; 'The Night Of The Doctor'.

Watch the video, below:


Shortly after the minisode aired, DWO caught up with Paul for a slightly longer interview, which you can watch below:


+  Follow @PaulJMcGann on Twitter.
+  Follow @DrWhoOnline on Twitter.

[Sources: BBC; DWO]

4 December 2013

The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special; 'The Day Of The Doctor' has set a new record on the BBC iPlayer for the most number of requests in a 24-hour period.

A total of 1.27 million people watched the episode on the iPlayer within the first 24 hours and has beaten the previous record which was held by the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony.

In total, 12.8 million people watched The Day Of The Doctor, making it the most-watched programme of 2013, and was simulcast worldwide in 94 countries.

Commenting on the ratings success, Ben Stephenson (controller of BBC drama commissioning) had the following to say:

"The Doctor Who 50th was a hugely ambitious event on the BBC and it's only fitting that it has taken the top spot as the highest-rating drama across all channels this year.

It's a fantastic tribute to both Steven Moffat and the creativity of all those involved in the show throughout its history.

Next stop the regeneration at Christmas!"

+  The Time Of The Doctor airs on Christmas Day at 7:30pm on BBC One.

[Source: BBC News]

1 December 2013

The finalised viewing figures are in for The Day Of The Doctor.

The episode achieved a final figure of 12.8m viewers - a 2.6m shift from the overnights. 2.7m views were on the BBC iPlayer.

It was the most-watched programme for the week and is currently the second most-watched programme for the year (after I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here).

The Day Of The Doctor is now rated the 16th highest in Doctor Who's 50-year history.

Final BARB ratings will be available within the next 10 days.

Series 7 - Final BARB Ratings roundup:

7.1: Asylum Of The Daleks = 8.3m
7.2: Dinosaurs On A Spaceship = 7.57m
7.3: A Town Called Mercy = 8.42m
7.4: The Power Of Three = 7.67m
7.5: The Angels Take Manhattan = 7.82m
7.6X: The Snowmen = 9.87m
7.6: The Bells Of Saint John = 8.44m
7.7: The Rings Of Akhaten = 7.45m
7.8: Cold War = 7.37m 
7.9: Hide = 6.61m
7.10: Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS = 6.50m
7.11: The Crimson Horror = 6.47m
7.12: Nightmare In Silver = 6.64m
7.13: The Name Of The Doctor = 7.45m
7.14: The Day Of The Doctor = 12.8m

+  What did you think of the episode? Rate / Discuss in the DWO Forums!

[Source: DWO]

26 November 2013

The BBC have released some details and a some promo images for the upcoming 2013 Doctor Who Christmas special, which now has a title; 'The Time Of The Doctor'.

Synopsis:

Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars - and amongst them, the Doctor.

Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.

Two promo images have also been released, which can can view in the right-hand column.

Watch the Teaser Trailer for The Time Of The Doctor, below:


+  The Time Of The Doctor will air on Christmas Day, at 7:30pm on BBC One

[Source: BBC]

24 November 2013

The overnight viewing figures are in for The Day Of The Doctor.

The episode achieved a figure of 10.2m viewers, with an audience share of 37.4%, and Doctor Who was the second most-watched programme for Saturday, being beaten marginally by Strictly Come Dancing.

Top Overnights - Saturday 23rd November:

1 - 10.6m - Strictly Come Dancing - BBC One
2 - 10.2m - Doctor Who - BBC One 
3 - 7.7m - The X Factor - ITV1

** Figures do not include BBC iPlayer or Cinema viewings.

Final BARB ratings will be available within the next 10 days.

Series 7 - Final BARB Ratings roundup:

7.1: Asylum Of The Daleks = 8.3m
7.2: Dinosaurs On A Spaceship = 7.57m
7.3: A Town Called Mercy = 8.42m
7.4: The Power Of Three = 7.67m
7.5: The Angels Take Manhattan = 7.82m
7.6X: The Snowmen = 9.87m
7.6: The Bells Of Saint John = 8.44m
7.7: The Rings Of Akhaten = 7.45m
7.8: Cold War = 7.37m 
7.9: Hide = 6.61m
7.10: Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS = 6.50m
7.11: The Crimson Horror = 6.47m
7.12: Nightmare In Silver = 6.64m
7.13: The Name Of The Doctor = 7.45m

+  What did you think of the episode? Rate / Discuss in the DWO Forums!

[Source: DWO]

23 November 2013

The BBC have unveiled a short teaser trailer for the as-yet untitled, 2013 Doctor Who Christmas Special.

Watch the trailer, below:


Rumoured titles for the Christmas Special include: Twelfth NightThe Twelfth HourThe Time Of The Doctor & The Fall Of The Eleventh.

+  Follow @DrWhoOnline on Twitter!

[Source: BBC]

21 November 2013

BBC Worldwide are looking to create a gallery of the best pictures of fans celebrating The Doctor’s 50th anniversary at cinemas around the world.

The BBC Worldwide team got in touch with DWO, with the following message for fans:

"We’d be really grateful if you could let visitors to your site know that we’ve set up the inbox Doctorwho50@bbc.com to collate all of the best DW images from around the world this weekend. We’ll be sharing the best images on our official Facebook page and will make them available for press use as well."

+  The Day Of The Doctor will simulcast worldwide on 23rd November, at 7:50pm GMT.

[Source: BBC Worldwide]

20 November 2013

Our friends over at Digital Spy have released a video interview with Matt Smith and David Tennant, in which they talk about the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who and what makes the show so successful.

You can watch the interview below:


+  The Day Of The Doctor will simulcast worldwide on 23rd November, at 7:50pm GMT.

[Source: Digital Spy]

16 November 2013

The BBC have released the clip from 'The Day Of The Doctor', which featured as part of last night's Children In Need schedule.

You can watch the clip below:

+  Click Here to donate to Children In Need!

+  The Day Of The Doctor will simulcast worldwide on 23rd November, at 7:50pm GMT.

+  Follow @DrWhoOnline on Twitter!

[Source: BBC Worldwide]

14 November 2013

The BBC have released the special red button minisode 'The Night Of The Doctor', in which Paul McGann (The 8th Doctor) is finally back on our screens, in 7-minutes of what we can only describe as must-see-TV!

You can watch the minisode below:

+  Rate / Discuss 'The Night Of The Doctor' in the DWO Forums!

+  The Day Of The Doctor will simulcast worldwide on 23rd November, at 7:50pm GMT.

+  Follow @DrWhoOnline on Twitter!

[Source: BBC Worldwide]

13 November 2013

With just ten days to go until 'The Day Of The Doctor', some more video interviews and promotional images have been released.

A selection of new images can be seen in the column to the right and the video interviews can be watched, below:

David Tennant on the Evolution of The Doctor

3 Questions With Jenna Coleman

The first promo picture from the 7-minute minisode 'The Night Of The Doctor' has been released, which you can see below (Sisterhood of Karn, anyone?): 

+  The Day Of The Doctor airs on 23rd November at 7:50pm on BBC One.

[Sources: DWOBBC America]

9 November 2013

The BBC have released a second trailer for 'The Day Of The Doctor', which aired on BBC One just after 8pm this evening.

You can watch the trailer below:

Another trailer is due to air tomorrow on BBC One.

+  The Day Of The Doctor will simulcast worldwide on 23rd November, at 7:50pm GMT.

+  Follow @DrWhoOnline on Twitter!

[Source: BBC Worldwide]

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