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.
More class on BBC one
Episode 5, brave-ish heart and episode 6, detained of the brand new doctor who spin off show Class aired on BBC one on Monday 23rd January. You can catch up on all the episodes below:
For tonight we might die
The coach with the dragon tattoo
Co-Owner of a lonely heart
The metaphysical engine, or what Quill did
Class episodes 5 and 6 BBC one ratings
Class Episode Five, Brave-ish Heart had an audience of 0.66 million viewers for its debut on BBC One, according the unofficial overnight figures, a share of 7% of the total TV audience.
The rating is down on the overnight figures for last week's episode and the programme was outrated by both Newsnight on BBC Two, which had 0.73 million watching, and by Through the Keyhole on ITV, which had 0.70 million.
Episode Six, Detained, which followed at 11.35pm had an audience of 0.21 million, a share of 3.5%. This episode was beaten by Hospital on BBC Two, 0.33 million, by The Chase on ITV with 0.26 million.
Consolidated ratings are now available for the first two episodes of Class, shown on BBC One two weeks ago, which include those who recorded the programme and watched it within a week.
Episode 1, For Tonight We May Die, which was broadcast at 10.46pm, had a confirmed audience of 1.06 million viewers, a 10.7% share of the total TV audience. The channel average for the timeslot is of 1.85 million. The figure is about 12% higher than the initial overnight figures. An additional 0.66 million have accessed the episode on iPlayer since its release on BBC Three last October.
Episode 2, The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo, followed immediately afterward, starting at 11.40pm, and had a consolidated audience of 0.55 million watching, a share 9.5% of the audience. The channel average for the timeslot is 0.64 million. Episode 2 increased its audience by 40% over the initial figure, implying many decided to goto to bed and watch the episode later. Around 300,000 have accessed the episode on iPlayer.
Season 10 filming update
Filming has continued on Series 10 of Doctor Who today. Peter Capaldi has been spotting shooting scenes with Pearl Mackie outside Cardiff University.
As we can see from the pics below, in this episode the Doctor and Bill encounter armed “Truth” troops dressed in crimson uniforms. Capaldi also has a rather distinct look...
See some more pics at the link below.
The Doctor was with his new assistanthttps://t.co/537kyT8fRU
— Cardiff Online (@cardiffonline) January 26, 2017
Character options 2017 details
Character Options is to unveil a range of new Doctor Who figures and accessories for 2017. The new collection will be available from mid spring and is to be seen for the first time at London Toy Fair on Tuesday 24th January 2017.
Heading up the range is a number of articulated figures. Set in the classic 5.5 inch scaling each perfectly replicates some of the favourite characters, past and present, from the show.
The Tenth Doctor in Tuxedo, is packed in collectors packaging and comes with a figure and a Sonic Screwdriver. It is one of the most requested alternate outfits from fans; perfect to recreate scenes from “Rise of Cybermen” and “Voyage of the Damned!”
Added to this is the Tenth Doctor’s Sonic with lights and sounds. Fans of the Tenth Doctor will also be keen to get their hands on The Ninth and Tenth Doctor’s TARDIS Playset. With its motorised time rotor and pulsating lights. This this has an illuminated console with six control buttons, removable floor panels and flip up console panel.
Another Figure in the series is the Twelfth Doctor, as played by Peter Capaldi, in his Ninth Season hoodie and checked trousers outfit. This item also includes a new head sculpt and his brand new Sonic Screwdriver just in time for Season Ten. There is also the Twelfth Doctor in his Ninth Season Hoodie and Black Jumper outfit.
Finally, if you are looking for a Cyberman with a difference then enjoy the new Cyberman 7-inch Stretch toy. See the Doctors arch enemy stretched many times his size only to return back to his original shape and size once he is let loose.
Time Shadows 2 submissions
Pseudoscope Publishing is seeking submissions for the upcoming Time Shadows 2 short-story anthology to raise money for for charity.
Time Shadows 2 follows 2016’s successful Time Shadows which has already raised nearly $900 for the Enable Community Foundation. The book is edited by Stephen Hatcher (Time Shadows, Myth Makers, Short Trips), with Associate Editors Matt Grady (Time Shadows, Myth Makers, Short Trips) and John Davies (Time Shadows, Celestial Toyroom, Blake’s Heaven)
Time Shadows 2 Doctor Who short-story anthology
Over 2,000 years, the Doctor has worn many faces and led many lives. He has confronted some of the most dangerous creatures in the universe, and fought the demons that lurk within his own soul. Some fights he was won. Others have left his hearts broken.
The Doctor has held the Key to Time in his hands, and wielded a weapon that ended billions of lives in a single Moment. But he has also stopped to comfort a crying child, argued the virtue of a well-prepared meal, fallen in love, and experienced cities made of song.
An impossible man living an impossible life, running away from responsibility and into danger.
The stories of Time Shadows 2 will explore the past actions and future consequences of the Doctor, his friends and his enemies, and reflect on how they lived to fight another day.
The deadline for outlines for Time Shadows 2 is February 28, 2017. Submission guidelines available at the Pseudoscope Publishing website
Commissioned writers will receive a printed contributor’s copy of the anthology.
RIP Philip Bond
The actor Philip Bond has died at the age of 82.
Philip Bond appeared in five episodes of the second Doctor Who story, The Daleks, first shown in 1963/4. He played the role of Ganatus, a member of the Thal expedition who traveled with Ian and Barbara on their expedition to enter the city via the mountains. During the journey, Ganatus witnessed the death of his brother, an experience which brought him closer to Barbara.
Bond was second choice for the role, cast when the original choice Dinsdale Landen became unavailable. He accepted immediately, being friends with both producer Verity Lambert and fellow actor William Russell.
Philip Bond had a prolific career in British Television, appearing in over 70 series over a 50 year period.
His best-known role was probably playing Albert Frazer in the 1970s BBC drama The Onedin Line, where he appeared in 24 episodes. Other roles included parts in Walk a Crooked Mile, 199 Park Lane, No Hiding Place, Sherlock Holmes, The Avengers, Justice, Z Cars, The Main Chance, The Children of the New Forest, An Englishman's Castle, Shoestring, Only Fools and Horses...., The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Casualty and Midsomer Murders.
Bond's was the father of the actress Samantha Bond who played Mrs Wormwood in The Sarah Jane Adventures.
Philip Bond died suddenly last Tuesday while on holiday on the island of Madeira. He is survived by his long-standing partner Elizabeth, his children Matthew, Samantha and Abigail and his Grandchildren.
The fan show
In the first fan show of 2017, Christel Dee runs down the first season 10 trailer and talks about some of the latest news and merch in the whoniverse.
Doctor Who time and space #195
This week we continue our series of features of six episode challenge through the decades where we take a look at our top 6 stories from the 1980's. Our review story this week is another 11th doctor story, the angels take manhatten. Plus a look at all of the latest news and merchandise from the doctor who universe. Next week we review curse of the black spot.
Plus, check out our first edition of three minute rant here where we take a look at the future of cybermen and daleks and Steven Moffatt's time as showrunner
We'll be back for another who's round on 3rd February 2017
Hello. I'm Lewis Moon. This is the blog with all the doctor who news as well as MLMA updates.
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