We're back again every Friday to take a look at some of the key pieces of news that were released in the worlds of doctor who and class in the last seven days, and key videos from the account.
Three parter announced for series 10
Series 10 of Doctor Who will feature a three-parter.
Writer Toby Whithouse confirmed to Digital Spy that the epic story takes place across episodes 6-8 of the new run.
Whithouse said: “Mine is the third part of a three-parter – Steven [Moffat]’s done the first one, Peter Harness did the second and I’ve done the third.”
He added: “It’s set modern-day… and I think anything more than that and Steven will come round and kick me in the shin!”
While details are slim, we also know that creepy new foe the Monks will feature prominently, and Missy will also be back. Quite enough for the Doctor to handle!
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Sacha Dhawan talks next doctor rumours
Sacha Dhawan (Sherlock) has revealed that he would be interested in taking on the role of The Doctor once Peter Capaldi steps down from the role at the end of this year.
The actor is one of several to have been linked to the role in recent weeks, with other rumoured names including Tilda Swinton, Olivia Colman and Kris Marshall.
When asked by Radio Times if he'd consider playing The Doctor's next incarnation, Dhawan replied:
“Oh my God, I’d absolutely love to. I SO would love to.
“I’ve worked with [Doctor Who writer Mark Gatiss] quite a lot, and I think I’d bring something really exciting to it. It’d be incredibly nerve-wracking to do to be honest. It’s quite a lot of pressure.
“When the list came out, I was so honoured really that I was even considered. And that alone was kind of good enough. But who wouldn’t want to do it? It’s Doctor Who.”
If cast as the Thirteenth Doctor, Dhawan would be no stranger to the world of Doctor Who, having previously starred as director Waris Hussein in Mark Gatiss' 50th anniversary docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time.
However, despite his eagerness to take on the role, Dhawan believes that in fact it's now time for a woman to play The Doctor:
“I think generally with Doctor Who, whether it’s of race or of gender, I think it’s time that we celebrate that it should maybe be something different."
“I don’t know what the answer is – I guess it’s the right person for the job. But I think it’s time to flip the character on its head slightly – and I feel that’ll very much happen this year, whether or not it’ll be someone of race or gender.
“I personally think maybe it should be a female now. I’m keen to see what the Beeb do.”
Doctor Who returns for Peter Capaldi's final full series with The Pilot on Saturday 15th April on BBC One.
Kris Marshall on next doctor rumours
Ever since it was announced that Capaldi will be stepping down as the Doctor at the end of 2017, there has been lots of talk about who his successor might be. Peoples of the internet and bookies alike have been tossing around names of likely candidates. One name that kept cropping up was Kris Marshall.
After the actor announced his exit from Death in Paradise, many people working at the rumour mill saw this as a sign that the actor was freeing himself up to take on the role of the Thirteenth Doctor.
After weeks of speculation, Marshall has finally spoken about the rumours. In an interview with the Herald Sun, he said he was “very flattered to be considered by the good public” as the next Doctor, before adding “I wouldn’t put any money on it yet.”
However, he did agree that it was more likely for him to become the next Doctor than the next James Bond.
The pilot to air in New Zealand cinemas
New Zealand movie and cinema guide Flicks has indicated that the new series premiere The Pilot will be shown in cinemas around the country on 16th April 2017.
Further details will be released shortly.
The episode's premiere on television has yet to be confirmed by Prime, but based on previous broadcasts the series is expected to air on Sundays around 7:30pm.
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Doctor who and the micro:bit
Doctor Who has been used as a subject for educational purposes a number of times over the years, and next week will see its latest contribution as part of the BBC Learning's micro:bit initiative with a Live Lession taking place from 11:00am on the 28th March:
The Time Lord, the TARDIS and the micro:bit
The BBC micro:bit will be put to the test at the controls of the TARDIS in this special Live Lesson in collaboration with the team behind Doctor Who.
This lesson is aimed at 11-13 year olds, and is devised around computational thinking skills. We'll be exploring search algorithms, different types of errors and the components that go into an algorithm, with guest experts from the fields of web search and computer gaming.
Using their BBC micro:bit, students will be challenged to solve a fictional disaster scenario while coming face to face with one of the Doctor’s deadliest foes.
The BBC micro:bit is a tiny computer processor designed to be used to teach coding concepts to children, with the BBC Live Lessons providing interactive participation in the classroom. Sessions are created for both primary and secondary schools, incorporating scientific, cultural and entertainment themes all with the aim to make learning to code fun.
Full details of the Doctor Who lesson can be found via the BBC's lesson website, and the live session will be available to review via the BBC iPlayer afterwards.
Source/Doctor Who News
New doctor who chat show from ABC
Australian broadcaster ABC have announced a new half-hour panel show to tie in with the forthcoming tenth series of Doctor Who. Based around fans of the show, Whovians will be shown on Sunday evenings from 16th April at around 8:30pm on ABC2/iview, straight after the latest episode has been broadcast on ABC.
Sunday nights are about to get a whole lot more galactic as Rove McManus and his team of superfans present a brand new half hour panel show to dissect, delve into and delight in the world of Doctor Who. Airing straight after the weekly premiere of the much anticipated Doctor Who series 10 on ABC, Whovians will be filmed in front of a live studio audience, and air on Sundays at 8.30pm on ABC2 and iview.
As well as unpacking the most recent episode, Rove and the team will open the doors of the TARDIS and go back through the annals of time to lovingly analyze, critique, and unravel the mysteries of this much loved globally renowned series.
Rove is a long time Doctor Who enthusiast and will be joined by other self-confessed Doctor Who superfans, Tegan Higginbotham, Adam Richard and Steven ‘Bajo’ O’Donnell, as well as a roster of celebrity guests.
This is a show by Whovians but one that won’t exclude the rest of humanity.
Rove McManus said:
I’ve been a fan of Doctor Who for as long as I can remember so you can imagine how pleased I am to be hosting a show about it. Whether it be the classic era that dates back over fifty years or the modern series that has created its own decade-long legacy, it’ll be nice to have the opportunity to talk about my favourite TV show with like-minded individuals and be paid to completely geek out. You might say I’m so excited that I too feel like I have two hearts beating in my chest - and yes, it’s references like that which prove I’m the right guy for the job.
Brian Minchin, Executive Producer of Doctor Who added:
Whovians will be the perfect companion piece for the thrilling new series of Doctor Who on ABC. It’s fantastic to have this exciting new program to delight Australian fans.
Rebecca Heap, ABC Head of Programming and Digital, said:
As the home of Doctor Who in Australia we are thrilled to offer our audiences another way to engage with the popular program, as well as welcoming Rove back to our screens.
So get ready to get on board. #WhoviansAU
Fans who wish to be part of the audience are invited to register their interest via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source/Doctor Who News
Breakfast with seven doctors
Comic Relief is offering the first opportunity ever created to enjoy a Full English Breakfast in the company of Seven Doctors.
The Wolseley on Piccadilly will be hosting this landmark meal where, for the first time in the show's 54 year history, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi will meet to break bread and talk Tardis.
Here, inside its hallowed hall, the meal of meals will take place. An epic event, a world first, and a legendary opportunity to witness history in the making. To win the chance to join them on this remarkable morning, you need to enter the prize draw. Five pounds enters your name into the pot for a chance to join the seven Doctors for what is being described as the most historic breakfast in the history of television.
The meet and greet will take place between September 2017 and May 2018. Comic Relief will give you as much noticed as possible once the date is confirmed.
This prize has been kindly donated by the actors and The Wolseley.
To enter follow the link
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Doctor Who time and space #203
This week's episode sees us discussing more of the latest goings on in the doctor who universe. As our main feature, we talk about the original creations from the original series of the show. Our review story this week is love and monsters-will we think it is underrated? Plus, our thoughts on the latest doctor who news from the previous week.
See next week's doctor who news round on Friday 31st March
Hello. I'm Lewis Moon. This is the blog with all the doctor who news as well as MLMA updates.
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