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Blue Peter Sonic Clue to Doctor Who Series 8?

Blue Peter’s latest competition will give viewers the chance to see their design realised on screen in next year’s series of Doctor Who.

Two live Blue Peter specials timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary celebrations will see the launch of a contest to ‘design new sonic devices for Sontaran Commander Strax, Madame Vastra and Jenny Flint.’

Viewers aged between six and 15 will be able to enter (I know, I fancied having a go at that myself…) and lucky winners will see their design become a prop on set in production of Series 8.

Blue Peter has a long-standing association with Doctor Who with earlier competitions seeing the Abzorbaloff from Love and Monsters and the Junkyard TARDIS from The Doctor’s Wife winning out. Going further back, designs for The Hypnotron, Aquamen, and Steel Octopus in the Troughton era sadly never made it into the series.

The Blue Peter specials will air on Thursday 21 November and Saturday 23 November on CBBC.

Come on then: what would you like to see in a sonic for Strax, Madame Vastra or Jenny?



Jonathan has followed the Doctor's adventures since the late Pertwee era, and he isn't about to stop now. A charity worker from Hull, he enjoys following Hull City's fortunes, listening to Bruce Springsteen and collecting all manner of Doctor Who ephemera. He blogs about Doctor Who merchandise at

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