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Bill Nighy
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Nighy Praises ‘Terrific Choice’ Capaldi

Doctor-who-might-have-been Bill Nighy has joined the acclaim for Doctor Who’s new star, praising him as a “terrific choice”. Interviewed by Digital Spy whilst promoting new time travel rom-com About Time, Nighy says casting Peter Capaldi is a “great idea”. Also interviewed is the film’s writer and director Richard ‘Vincent and the Doctor’ Curtis, who is amused that Steven…

Former Doctor Who companion Liz Shaw, played by Caroline John
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Caroline John 1940-2012

It is with sadness that we report the loss of Caroline John, best known to Doctor Who fans as companion Liz Shaw. As reported by the BBC’s Official Doctor Who Twitter feed, John passed away on June 5th. As Liz Shaw, Caroline John appeared opposite Jon Pertwee during the Season 7 run of Spearhead from…

Doctor Who Writers Nominated

The writers responsible for some key episodes of Doctor Who over the past few months have been nominated in the Writers’ Guild Award as a group rather than individuals. Steven Moffat, Richard Curtis, Gareth Roberts, Stephen Thompson, Neil Gaiman and Matthew Graham are all listed for Doctor Who, which is nominated in the Best Television…

Vincent and the HUGO?

Just so Matthew Milam can finally understand that while opinions count, it doesn’t make them facts, Doctor Who has clocked up a nice handful of HUGO award nominations! As revealed by Paul Cornell’s tweeting, Vincent and the Doctor (by Richard Curtis), The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang and A Christmas Carol (by Steven Moffat) are nominated…

Do You Remember the First Time?

The Dæmons. The Face of Evil. Full Circle. Warrior’s Gate. Kinda. Enlightenment. Remembrance of the Daleks. Ghost Light. Survival. Dalek. Daleks in Manhattan. Fairly exciting list of episodes, no? Diverse, you must admit. I’ve heard from people who don’t like The Face of Evil (I know!), but The Robots of Death has a lofty reputation….

Gaiman Happy with Who

Writing on his blog recently, Series 6 scriptwriter and fantasy author Neil Gaiman revealed how pleased he was with the final edit of his forthcoming Doctor Who episode. Featuring Suranne Jones and Michael Sheen in guest roles, the episode is scheduled to appear fourth in the new run, expected to begin on April 23rd (although…

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