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.
Class debuts on BBC one
Class, the latest doctor who spin off show aimed at a young adult audience landed it's first two episodes on BBC one this week at 10.45PM. You can see all of the episodes on Iplayer 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 BBC one ratings
When Doctor Who spin-off Class launched on the online BBC Three back in October, the crowd went mild. Despite weeks of hype and a cameo from the Twelfth Doctor, the spin-off's first two episodes only received around 185,000 viewers. The rest of the series didn't do much better, with a total of 200,000 viewers, but there was hope that when it aired on BBC One things would pick up.
The first two episodes aired last night in the late evening timeslot and the figures were somewhat better. Episode 1, For Tonight We May Die, was broadcast at 10.45pm and received an estimated audience of 0.94 million viewers, meaning a 10% share of the total TV audience. Though this is considerably better than the online broadcast, the rating is below the channel's average of 1.64 million for that timeslot. However, the episode rated higher than BBC2's Newsnight (0.65 million) and ITV's Through The Keyhole (0.75 million).
Episode 2, The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo, followed at 11.40pm, but only received 0.39 million viewers, a 7.4% share of the audience. The usual average for this timeslot is 0.64 million, but the episode did perform better than programmes on the other four main channels.
The final official ratings will be announced soon, but what could this mean for Class? Katherine Kelly had previously mentioned that there were talks of a second series very early on, but will this be the case after such poor ratings? As ever, only time will tell.
DWM issue 508 released
The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine (#508) - available now - is a special issue taking a look back at the show during the 1970s.
For this month's issue the magazine brought together Jo Grant actress Katy Manning with one of her biggest fans, Doctor Who writer and actor Mark Gatiss.
In this excerpt from the magazine's full interview, Gatiss remembers the first time he saw Katy on screen in her début adventure, 1971’s Terror of the Autons
Terrance Dicks Interviewed A chat with Doctor Who's masterful writer, genius script editor, prolific novelist and creator of the Time Lords
Doctor Who In The 1970s An exploration of how Doctor Who reflected the real world during the 1970s
Time Capsule We vworp back to revisit what was happening during a single month in Doctor Who history: November 1977
Doorway To Hell Part One of a brand-new comic strip adventure, set in 1973, written by Mark Wright and illustrated by Staz Johnson
The Brain Of Morbius 1970s Doctor Who meets Gothic horror, as the TARDIS lands on Karn in this issue’s Fact of Fiction
The DWM Review A look back of the 2016 Christmas Special The Return of Doctor Mysterio, plus all the latest audio releases
Previews A look ahead to all the latest Doctor Who CD and book releases, coming soon
This month's issue also comes with a free bonus comic, *Sub Zero, featuring Jon Pertwee's Third Doctor against the Daleks, originally presented in 1972:
Doctor Who Magazine #508 is available to buy now, price £5.99.
Doctor Who time and space #193
It's our first outing of the podcast in 2017, and starting off the new year we have a new series of articles. To start off the year, we take a look at our six favourite episodes from the 1960's decade of doctor who. Our review story this week is the bells of saint John, plus we have some more news from the whoniverse. Next week we review the rings of akhaten.
Next week we have another round up, here on 20th January
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