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Pass the Weekend with the BBC’s Backlog of Doctor Who Screenplays

Did you know that the BBC shares a lot of their teleplays online? Including a lot featuring our favourite Doctor. Read More >>

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Doctor Who and the Rejuvenation of the Daleks

In the nearly 14 years Doctor Who has been back on TV, the Daleks have been built up as the most fearsome army in Time and Space, and then broken down to deconstruct the very idea of what a Dalek represents. But Doctor Who’s New Year’s special brought them right back to 2005's “Dalek”—and finally nailed a balance the show aimed for all season long. Read More >>

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Was Series 11 the Most Northern Series of (New) Doctor Who Yet?

“Lots of planets have a north,” Christopher Eccleston’s Doctor protested when Rose Tyler questioned him about his non-southern accent in the opening episode of the revived Doctor Who way back in 2005. However, until the most recent series starring Jodie Whittaker and her trio of predominantly Yorkshire-hailing companions, the programme has never felt particularly, well, Northern. Read More >>

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There’s More to the Doom and Gloom Around Doctor Who’s New Year’s Day Ratings 

On Tuesday, Doctor Who returned for its sole outing in 2019 with “Resolution,” an all-in-all pretty cracking Dalek adventure. But you might instead have spent today reading about how it’s a disaster for the BBC, because overnight ratings are in, and they look pretty rough... but there’s more going on than certain headlines let on. Read More >>

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Chris Chibnall Calls Doctor Who’s Political Stories ‘Fundamental’

The latest season of Doctor Who has been breaking ground in a number of ways. Not only has it performed well in ratings with the biggest season opening since the series reboot, but it’s also done a number of episodes focusing on important social and political issues. Showrunner Chris Chibnall says this is vital, as it reflects where we are today. Read More >>

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The Highlights and Lowlights of 2018

If we could describe 2018 in one word, it would be complicated. There have been some amazing shows and films, and fandom has faced a lot of growth and change. But we’ve also seen a lot of pain. We've come together to celebrate the greatest pop culture moments of the year, as well as the things that could and should have been better. Grab a chair and dive into the best and worst of 2018. Read More >>

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The Best and Worst Television Moments of 2018

Every year we think there couldn’t be any more television, and again we are surprised. Before we reveal our best and worst shows of the year (those’ll come in a separate list), we want to take some time to honour the unique moments that made TV great, interesting, or baffling—and sometimes a bit unpleasant. Get ready for our best and worst TV moments of 2018. Read More >>

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Doctor Who’s Not-So-Mysterious New Year’s Villain Has Been Revealed

After a season full of wonderful adventures that specifically excluded villains from Doctor Who’s past, the BBC is going back to familiar territory. Read More >>

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Doctor Who Christmas Specials, Ranked By Their Festivity

For the past 13 years—well, apparently not this yearDoctor Who has been an integral part of Christmas TV with its annual Christmas special. Now that it’s taking a year off, we decided it was the perfect time to look back at its prior festive adventures in Time and Space, and judge them not by their quality, but their Christmas spirit. Read More >>

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The Best Christmas Present Ideas for Doctor Who Fans

Doctor Who's 11th series has just finished, and it looks like we all have to look forward to is a very long wait before the 12th series begins. There's the single New Year's special, but that's about it for at least a year. If you have a Who fan in your life, you can ease that pain with a well-timed Christmas present. Here are our best picks: Read More >>

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Looking Back on Doctor Who’s Bizarre First Christmas Episode

In 2005, Doctor Who launched a tradition that would last another 12 years with “The Christmas Invasion” – a festive special that broadcast on Christmas day. But “Invasion” wasn’t actually the first Doctor Who episode to air on Christmas. The first actually took place 53 years ago. Read More >>

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Doctor Who’s Next Season Lands in 2020

On the heels of star Jodie Whittaker confirming that she’s staying on the TARDIS through season 12 of Doctor Who, the BBC has announced that the Doctor is coming back in early 2020. And she won’t be alone. Read More >>

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Doctor Who’s Jodie Whittaker Isn’t Going Anywhere

The Doctor is still in. Jodie Whittaker has confirmed she will return for another series of Doctor Who. Brilliant! Read More >>

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Another Lost Doctor Who Story is Getting an Animated Release

Back in the '60s and '70s the BBC made a habit of wiping old tapes and disposing of used film, taking the only copies of TV programmes along with them. This was back before home video releases were a thing, and before people could make their own copies at home, so those programmes were often lost forever. Doctor Who was one of the most famous series affected, and in recent years the BBC has been working on recreating those lost episodes via animation - the latest of which will be released next March. Read More >>

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That Might Have Been the Most Beautifully Surreal Episode of Doctor Who Ever

Doctor Who is a surreal show. That’s sort of the point. It makes weird things happening in weird times, and weirder places, with existential crises and battles with bonkers alien beings, about as regular as you and I would breathe. But “It Takes You Away” might have pushed Doctor Who to one of its strangest extrapolations of itself. Read More >>