Win a double pass to The Woman Who Fell to Earth

The first episode of Series 11, The Woman Who Fell to Earth, is coming to Australian cinemas on Monday 8 October – and thanks to our friends at BBC Studios and Sharmill Films, we have 10 double passes to give away! For your chance to win a double pass to see the Thirteenth Doctor’s debut episode in cinemas, simply complete the form on our competition page. Please note that the episode will be screening at a limited number of cinemas on 8 October, so please check the list of participating cinemas and their screening times before you enter. Competition entries … Continue reading

New trailer released, ABC start time confirmed

The BBC has released its most extensive trailer for Series 11 of Doctor Who yet, showcasing the Thirteenth Doctor in action in an array of sci-fi settings – with her new companions by her side. The trailer comes just a couple of weeks after a specially shot “release date” trailer surfaced, which shows our hero standing in the middle of large dome while glass shatters around her – including the particularly high ceiling… The ABC has meanwhile confirmed that the new series will air on its main channel from 5:45pm, starting on Monday 8 October, with Whovians to follow on … Continue reading

Do you want to be part of Series 2 of Whovians?

Australia’s own Doctor Who panel show, Whovians, is back on 8 October, airing immediately after the first episode of Series 11. And you’re invited to be a part of the studio audience! Free tickets are now available to the first three episodes of Whovians, filming at the ABC’s Sydney studio from 11am each Monday from 8 October. This is your chance to join Rove McManus and his team of superfans as they dissect, delve into and delight in the world of Doctor Who – you’ll even get a chance to watch the latest episode straight from the UK before the … Continue reading

New image and episode synopses released

THE excitement is ramping up to eleven (or is that 13?) as the countdown continues to the new series with the synopsis for episodes one and two and a new image released this week. The new image features the whole TARDIS team in suitable action poses while the supporting BBC press release offers up some brief comments from Chibnall, Whittaker and Bradley Walsh (who we’re of course all about to know better as Graham O’Brien). It also reiterates that the first episode will be called The Woman Who Fell To Earth while the second is The Ghost Monument. It is … Continue reading

7 ways Chris Chibnall is reinventing Doctor Who

We’re now only one month away from the first episode of Doctor Who’s eleventh series, and it’s becoming ever clearer that showrunner Chris Chibnall has some big plans for his first series at the helm. With a new Doctor, new companions and a new vision, how does Chibnall plan on making this 55-year-old programme shiny and new again? Here are a few examples. A New Logo One of the the earliest indications of Chibnall’s vision for the series started with the release of a new logo back in February. A significant departure from the Moffat era’s big, blocky, blue logo, … Continue reading

Series 11 in cinemas, Whovians returning

Less than 24 hours after the reveal that Doctor Who’s eleventh series will begin on 7 October – or 8 October for those of us in the land Down Under – Sharmill Films has confirmed there will be cinema screenings of the episode all over Australia. According to the official cinema poster, the first episode of the series – titled The Woman Who Fell to Earth – will be in cinemas on 8 October, the day of its Australian television broadcast. Participating cinemas are listed on the Sharmill Films website, with tickets on sale now – simply check the list … Continue reading

Series 11 to launch on 7 October with ‘The Woman Who Fell to Earth’

After months of fevered speculation, the BBC has finally confirmed the date that Doctor Who’s eleventh series will land in the UK – Sunday 7 October. Announcing the news, the BBC noted that this year marks a brand new era with a new showrunner, a new Doctor, new friends and a whole host of new monsters – so it’s only fitting that the new Time Lord will land in a new time zone on BBC One. “New Doctor, new home!” Chibnall said. “Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor is about to burst into Sunday nights – and make the end of the weekend … Continue reading

Epic crossover event to celebrate 20 years of Doctor Who at Big Finish

In 2019, Big Finish Productions will celebrate 20 years of creating Doctor Who audio stories with The Legacy of Time – the biggest audio crossover event in the company’s existence! Over six hour-long stories, characters from the entire history of Doctor Who with cross paths – some for the very first time. Professor River Song (Alex Kingston) will meet her archaeological predecessor, Professor Bernice Summerfield (Lisa Bowerman), while Kate Stewart (Jemma Redgrave) will travel back in time to classic UNIT and meet the Third Doctor (voiced by Tim Treloar) and Jo Grant (Katy Manning). Meanwhile, the Counter-Measures team will be … Continue reading

RIP Michael Pickwoad, Doctor Who production designer

The DWCA is sad to announce the passing of Michael Pickwoad, production designer on Doctor Who from 2010 to 2017. Pickwoad oversaw the look of the series from Matt Smith’s first Christmas story, A Christmas Carol, until the end of the Peter Capaldi era in Twice Upon A Time. He worked on 71 episodes of the series, perhaps most significantly designing the TARDIS interior that debuted in The Snowmen and was later tweaked for the Twelfth Doctor. He also worked on several episodes of the spin-off series Class. Born in 1945, Michael Pickwoad was the son of actor William Mervyn, … Continue reading

DWCA Publishing presents The Nethersphere collection

DWCA Publishing are proud to present a new publication in their Doctor Who Fanzine Collection series. Throughout 2015 and 2016 editors Dallas Jones and Roger Reynolds toiled ceaselessly, undertaking research, conducting interviews, compiling reviews, and seeking out news, fan art and fiction. Their efforts were all for The Nethersphere, the DWCA e-zine that was provided exclusively to club members. Now all seven issues have been collected in one volume, covering the full scope of Australian fandom throughout that time. These pages contain a wealth of information and entertainment for fans everywhere, drawn together as a labour of love. This volume … Continue reading