Welcome to the Kasterborous Klicker-our brand new, weekly article which shall be released every Friday. Every week, we shall sum up all of the news, opinions and videos from the past seven days in the doctor who universe.
Official rating for Twice Upon a Time revealed!
Doctor Who: Twice Upon A Time had a 7-Day official rating of 7.92 million viewers.
The rating includes those who recorded the programme and watched it within 7 days. The final rating is an increase of over 2.2 million on the initially reported figure. It makes Twice Upon a Time the highest rated episode of Doctor Who since the 2014 Christmas episode Last Christmas.
An additional 600,000 viewers have accessed the episode on the BBC iPlayer so far.
Doctor Who was the 6th highest rated show on Christmas Day. Top for the day was the Drama Call The Midwife with 9.57 million watching, just ahead of Mrs Browns Boys with 9.04 million. The Queen's Christmas Message had 8.18 million viewers across BBC One and ITV1. The highest rated show on ITV1 was Coronation Street with 6.99 million.
A chart placing for the whole week will be available next Monday.
In 2017 Doctor Who had an average rating of 5.64 million viewers, compared with 6.16 million for the 2015 series.
Source/Doctor Who News
You can view a graph below showing the ratings of all of the Christmas specials to date:
Jodie Whittaker calls doctor who the "defining moment" of her life
Following her explosive first appearance in 2017’s Doctor Who Christmas special, Whovians around the world are pretty excited to see more of Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker, who took over from Peter Capaldi last month.
And happily, it turns out the viewers aren’t the only ones thrilled by the new appointment – because Whittaker herself has been talking about her new role, and it’s fair to say she’s felling pretty enthusiastic about the whole time-travelling adventure lark.
“This is the defining moment of my life,” Whittaker told Total Film. “I feel old enough for it. And I feel like I understand how important it is, and I’m so excited that the role models for young children, boys or girls… or teenagers, or adults, come in different forms.
“There’s nothing unattainable about me. I don’t look like I’ve been carved out of rock. I don’t sound like I’ve had the extraordinary glamour.”
“For me, knowing what I thought were my limitations as a person and an actor, because this industry is about, ‘You sound like this, you look like this’… but I’m normal.
And apparently Whittaker has been discussing the possibilities of playing a “normal” hero with former Doctor David Tennant, who co-starred with her in three series of Broadchurch.
“That was exciting to David,” she explained. “It was a superhero he could play. And now it opens it a little wider, to women as well.”
In fact, Whittaker was left with only one slight negative about the whole experience – the fact that her appointment as the first female Doctor was such a big deal, with the actor hoping that in future it could just be seen as normal.
“It’s amazing to be a milestone, but how wonderful if it wasn’t, if it was just accepted, embraced,” she said.
“I’m not dissing the moment – it’s f**king brilliant – but hopefully when other people grow up, it’s not so much of a surprise.”
Well, if anyone has a window into the future it’s our brand-new Doctor…
Doctor Who will return to BBC1 this autumn
Doctor Who Magazine 2018 yearbook released!
The latest Special Edition of Doctor Who Magazine is a unique celebration of the Twelfth Doctor’s final adventures, from The Return of Doctor Mysterio through to Twice Upon a Time. Packed full of all-new features and previously unseen images, this is the essential guide to the year in Doctor Who.
At the end of 2017 a remarkable chapter in the history of Doctor Who draw to a close. Two incarnations of the Time Lord overcame an existential threat... before the arrival of the Thirteenth Doctor heralded a bold new era for the programme.
Highlights include exclusive new interviews with:
Editor Marcus Hearn says:
The latest Yearbook is out a little later than usual because we wanted to complete our coverage of the Twelfth Doctor’s stories by including Twice Upon a Time. This issue covers more episodes than any previous Yearbooks, but there are many other fantastic articles in there too. We hope this is a great souvenir of an incredible era.
The Doctor Who Magazine Yearbook 2018 is on sale now price £5.99.
Source/Doctor Who News
Doctor Who and Sherlock forced Steven Moffat to cancel a new comedy series
TV fans around the world know screenwriter Steven Moffat for his work on Sherlock, Doctor Who and Coupling among many other series – but in another life, could we also have known him for hit comedy Adam and Eve?
That’s the question we’re asking ourselves this weekend anyway, after learning that the now ex-Doctor Who showrunner had to pre-emptively cancel one of his own TV shows thanks to his overwhelming Who and Sherlock workload.
“I haven’t talked about it much, [but] there was a show also in the mix called Adam and Eve which had been greenlit,” Moffat said during a special Doctor Who Fan Show interview on YouTube.
Apparently, the series would revolve around a boss and his PA who were long-term friends but never got together romantically – but when it came down to working out how he’d write all three shows, Moffat realised he’d bitten off more than he could chew.
“Sue [Vertue, TV producer and Moffat’s wife] had done a wall-planner of what it meant to write all three series, and I said, ‘I can’t – that’s just not possible,’” he said. “‘I can’t do all three of those. One of them has to go.’
“I had to be fully involved with all three of them, so I said, ‘I can’t do that’.”
So alas, Adam and Eve had to bite the dust – and given that Moffat is now busy working on a play and a new drama series about Dracula (with Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss), we’re guessing it won’t rise again any time soon. A sad casualty of all those great episodes of TV.
Steven Moffat reveals truth behind River Song's name!
After seven years in charge, Doctor Who head writer and showrunner Steven Moffat has handed over the reins to his successor Chris Chibnall, which means he’s free to finally reveal the secrets of the show that he’s been keeping close to his chest the whole time.
And the first of such revelations has arrived as part of a wide-ranging interview Moffat gave on the official Doctor Who Fan Show, where he disclosed that one of his most famous creations on the sci-fi series – the Doctor’s time-displaced lover River Song (Alex Kingston), who experienced their relationship in the opposite order to the series’ lead character – was actually named as part of a rude game he had with fellow former showrunner Russell T Davies.
“Russell and I went through a phase of trying to work out Doctor Who titles with rude acronyms, to wind up people on internet message boards,” Moffat told host Christel Dee in the interview.
“I thought up, ‘A River Song Ending’ – he said, ‘What’s a river song?!’ and I said, ‘Oh, I’ll just call somebody River Song… and she’d better die. That way we’ve got the acronym’.
“[But] we didn’t use the title. ‘ARSE’ – we can’t do that.”
OK, our minds are officially blown. One of the most significant characters in recent Doctor Who was secretly named after someone’s bum, and now we’re looking at her whole storyline – including the whole “she’s also Melody Pond” twist, which must have been thought up after the fact – in a whole new light.
Fingers crossed Moffat keeps these truth bombs coming in the months to come – we have a LOT of time to kill before the series returns, and juicy gossip like this might just keep us going.
Doctor Who returns to BBC1 this Autumn
Stay tuned for this piece of the article very shortly....
Every week, we shall select a number of important videos from the last week or so that you may have missed from the doctor who universe, including official, fan made and opinion videos.
Steven Moffat joins Christel Dee for the first part of a three part interview looking back on the highs and the lows of his time on doctor who.
In a devestating video which really signals the end of Peter Capaldi's time on doctor who, we get to experience a time lapse of the current TARDIS's deconstruction.
Mark Gatiss gives his video diary from the set of the 2017 Christmas special, Twice Upon a Time.
Christel Dee, the host of doctor who the fan show, presents her final video for comedy fivesome five who fans, as the eleventh and final member is revealed.
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