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Doctor Who: Series 11 What We Know So Far - Part 2

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BBC goes to court to find out who leaked one of Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who debut scenes

Thursday, July 5, 2018

The BBC is going to court over last week's Doctor Who leak, requesting Californian officials to issue a subpoena – an order to attend court – to mobile internet forum site, Tapatalk.

Footage from Jodie Whittaker's debut scenes as the Doctor found its way online last Monday (June 25), marking series 11's first significant leak ahead of its premiere later this year.

Digital Spy has learned that the BBC is now pursuing legal action over the clip, which is believed to be an unfinished rough-cut, in order to protect the final product for fans. We also understand that this is an open investigation, and the BBC are pursuing all avenues to determine where the leak came from.

In a statement, a spokesperson for BBC Studios told Digital Spy that they are taking "the theft and illegal distribution" of the content "extremely seriously".

"[We] will strive to protect our programme-makers, audiences and licence fee payers from any breaches of security – ensuring Doctor Who fans enjoy the final and fully completed version of the episode when it premieres," the statement read.

Leak or no leak, Doctor Who fans have already caught their first glimpse of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor in Peter Capaldi's final episode 'Twice Upon a Time'.

And former star of the iconic series Carole Ann Ford recently revealed that it was that very introduction to Jodie that convinced her a female Doctor was in fact a good idea.

"Jodie's got a very strong presence," she said, reflecting on her regeneration scene. "I saw the moment she arrived and I've been thinking about it quite a lot.

"I really would like to meet her," she added. "Wouldn't it be fun?! What would I say to her? 'Hello Grandma!'"

Recalling the team's decision to cast Jodie as Thirteen, the series' new showrunner Chris Chibnall said last year that the actress was their "number one choice".

"Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength and warmth to the role. The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way."

So, let's stop those leaks, shall we?

Series 11 of Doctor Who will air on BBC One and BBC America in Autumn 2018.

Source: Digital Spy


Doctor Who series 11 composer has been revealed

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

It's official: the next series of Doctor Who – Jodie Whittaker's first – will be scored by composer Segun Akinola.

Akinola, a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit and graduate of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, will write the music for all 10 episodes of series 11, as well as provide a fresh take on the legendary theme tune.

He replaces Murray Gold, who served as composer for all 10 previous series and various specials since Doctor Who returned to screens in 2005.

"Welcome to the Doctor Who family, Segun Akinola!" said showrunner Chris Chibnall. We're over the moon Segun's agreed to join us, to provide the score for the next phase of the Doctor Who adventure.

"From our very first conversations, it was obvious Segun was a passionate, collaborative and delightful human being as well as a fantastic and bold composer.We'reking forward to introducing the world to his exciting and emotional soundtracks for the Thirteenth Doctor."

Akinola himself said: "Doctor Who is woven into the fabric of British culture and recognised globally. I am absolutely thrilled to be given the privilege of working on such a beloved series and to bring my musical voice to it."

Akinola's previous work includes scoring BBC Two's four-part documentary series Black and British: A Forgotten History, written and presented by historian David Olusoga.

He also scored Shola Amoo's 2016 debut feature film A Moving Image and the same year's short film Dear Mr Shakespeare, for which he received an Honourable Mention for the 2017 BSO Jerry Goldsmith Award for 'Best Original Score for a Short Film'.

Recently, he completed the scores for the major three-part series The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed and two-part series Expedition Volcano, both for BBC Two and PBS.

Doctor Who will return to BBC One in the autumn, with a trio of companions – Yasmin (Mandip Gill), Ryan (Tosin Cole), and Graham (Bradley Walsh) – joining Whittaker's new Doctor.

Source: Digital Spy


Torchwood returning for official series 6 at Big Finish – with twists in store

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Torchwood is returning for an official sixth 'series' courtesy of Big Finish – and there are some serious surprises on the way.

John Barrowman will reprise his role as Captain Jack Harkness in Torchwood – God Among Us, a new set of audio plays which pick up where the previous Aliens Among Us left off.

Released in August 2017, Aliens Among Us was presented as an official fifth series of Torchwood, with approval from creator Russell T Davies and following the events of the last TV outing, Miracle Day.

God Among Us will pit the Torchwood team against an alien god and kicks off a few days after the Aliens Among Us finale, but not everyone has made it out alive...

Joining Barrowman as Captain Jack will be Tracy-Ann Oberman as the resurrected Yvonne Hartman, Paul Clayton as Mr Colchester, Alexandria Riley as Ng, Samantha BĂ©art as Oor, Jonny Green as Tyler Steele, Rachel Atkins as Ro-Jedda and Tom Price as Sergeant Andy Davison.

Notice any significant omissions from that list? *starts trembling with fear and anticipation*

"They are really great stories in series 6, they really move the narrative forward," said Barrowman. "I find all over the world, from Puerto Rico to Paris, from London to Pensacola Florida to South America, there are huge Torchwood fans and the audience is always growing."

The new set will comprise four stories: 'Future Pain' by James Goss, 'The Man Who Destroyed Torchwood' by Guy Adams, 'See No Evil' by John Dorney and 'Night Watch' by Tim Foley.

"We had such a great reaction to series 5, it's been a delight getting the cast back together to do more," producer James Goss said. "Now things are established the stories are more standalone, seeing Torchwood face some tough challenges – a plague of sleep, a city that goes blind, organising a funeral, and then there's an alien god to deal with!"

Torchwood: Series 6, Part 1 launches this next set of adventures in October 2018. Part 2 will follow in February 2019, and part 3 will complete the season in June 2019.

All three parts can be pre-ordered today from bigfinish.com – either individually for £25 on download or £28 on CD, or you can save money in a specially-priced Torchwood series 6 bundle with all three parts at £60 on download or £75 on CD.

Source: Digital Spy


Leaked Doctor Who footage shows Jodie Whittaker's first scenes as the Doctor

Leaked footage from the new series of Doctor Who shows Jodie Whittaker's first scenes as the Doctor.

The hit BBC sci-fi show made history by casting Broadchurch star Jodie as the first ever female to play the role.

In the scene, viewed by Mirror Online, Jodie is seen in her first episode after taking over from Peter Capaldi's 12th Doctor.

The footage appears to have been leaked by a fan, before being shared online.

After the footage was leaked, fans reacted on Twitter.

One excited fan said: "The # DoctorWho leaked clip has obsessed me with Jodie already."

Another wrote: "Yeah, I watched the leaked # DoctorWho clip. Jodie Whitaker is going to be great, I can tell from just one minute"

While one commented: "I've seen it. I liked it. But still saving judgment for Whittaker's first full episode"

However, others said they didn't want to see the leaked footage.

One wrote: "keep all the 13th doctor leaks the longest way away from me. if you're sharing and spreading whatever leaked , you're not better than the person who decided to record it and ruin everyone's patient waiting"

Another said: "so apparently there was a Doctor Who leak I have no idea what got leaked but let me just say that sharing a leak is not big or clever"

And one said: "It appears some # DoctorWho clips from Series 11 have unfortunately leaked . Steer clear and avoid spoilers if you want to keep the official release special."

It comes after some backlash from fans who were furious to find out that people in the US would see clips from the 11th series of the show before anyone in the UK would.

BBC America has revealed a special Doctor Who panel will be featured at San Diego Comic Con next month, which will feature 13th Doctor Jodie.

The news left UK fans angry.

They've been upset in the past when a trailer for the 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor, was shown in the US first.

British fans now feel that producers of the show are showing favouritism towards US fans by giving them a first glimpse of the 11th series at Comic Con.

However, it's understood that anything shown at Comic Con in the US is usually broadcast online at the same time, meaning fans in the UK wouldn't be left out.

The casting of Jodie in the iconic role initially divided fans when it was announced with a special clip during the Wimbledon men's final.

One disgruntled fan said: "Imagine one of your favourite shows but with someone of the opposite gender playing your favourite character(s). Hell."

While one commented: "there’s really no f***ing need. The Dr is male. Hate how it’s fashionable to make male characters female. It’s utter s**t."

However, many were pleased with the casting.

One said: "Jodie Whittaker was AMAZING in Broadchurch, she's a fab actor and I can't wait to see what she does with this iconic role! #DoctorWho13"

Another wrote: "this is hugely important for little girls *and* little boys who watch the show. and i couldn't be more excited for them. #DoctorWho13"

The BBC declined to comment on the leaked footage.

Source: Daily Mirror


British Doctor Who fans fear Americans will get first look at new series

Monday, June 25, 2018

British Doctor Who fans are furious viewers in the US will be shown clips from the new series before they are.

BBC America has revealed a special Doctor Who panel at next month’s San Diego Comic Con featuring many of the new cast, including 13th Doctor Jodie Whittaker.

She will be joined by two of her co-stars, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill, as well as showrunner Chris Chibnall and executive producer Matt Strevens.

But angry UK fans still haven’t got over US fans seeing a trailer for the 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor, first.

And they now feel producers will favour US devotees yet again by giving them the first glimpse of series 11 at Comic Con.

A fan called Scrotnig said: “Most production is funded by UK taxpayers, in the form of the licence fee.

“What grates on people is their money funds it and the BBC show bits of it to the US first.”

American WhoFanSaif agreed: “I hope the Brits have a similar event. It’s their show, their money goes into making it.”

But a BBC source says that Who fans were getting worked up over nothing.

He says: “They’re making assumptions. They are certain that clips will be shown at Comic Con and be the first chance to see the new series but not all of that is necessarily true.”

Source: Daily Mirror


Doctor Who to unveil new Jodie Whittaker secrets at San Diego comic-con

Friday, June 15, 2018

Fans waiting to learn more about Jodie Whittaker’s first Doctor Who series should mark their calendars, because it looks like there could be some revelations about the Thirteenth Doctor next month.

Whittaker will be the star of a panel at San Diego Comic-con this July, where her new incarnation of the Doctor will be introduced to the world alongside other characters and behind-the-scenes figures.

Described as “marking a new era for the legendary Time Lord” and “the cast’s first-ever panel appearance,” the session will also feature new series stars Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole alongside showrunner Chris Chibnall, with executive producer Matt Strevens completing the set.

Notably, Tardis team member Bradley Walsh is not present, which may be due to his filming commitments for ITV gameshow The Chase.

The panel will be hosted by Chris Hardwick, and while there’s no word on when exactly it’ll take place it’s sure to fall within SDCC’s 19th-22nd July runtime.

As for what to expect from the event, well it’s hard to say – we’re crossing our fingers for some Doctor Who preview footage, though it could just be some chat from the cast and crew – but whatever happens, it’s another exciting step on the road to the series’ debut later this year.

Doctor Who returns to BBC1 this autumn.

Source: Radio Times


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