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2013 is DOCTOR WHO’s 50th Anniversary. Each month, BBC AMERICA takes the TARDIS back in time with Brand New Specials on all eleven Doctors. This month, it’s Fifth Doctor PETER DAVISON!
Take an in-depth look at the fifth incarnation of the truly timeless Time Lord, played by the youngest actor in the part until current Doctor Matt Smith debuted in 2010. With exclusive interviews with lead writer and executive producer STEVEN MOFFAT, Tenth Doctor DAVID TENNANT, Season Six guest star HUGH BONNEVILLE (Downton Abbey), Fifth Doctor companions SARAH SUTTON and MARK STRICKSON, and DAVISON himself, examining one of the most dramatic departures from the series to date and discussing the return of the two popular foes, the emotionless Cybermen and the ever-deceitful Master.
“I was probably the first Doctor who’d actually watched the series when he was growing up.”
Then, in the story “Earthshock,” a conference to unite military powers against the Cybermen is about to take place, but the Cybermen plan to interrupt it and destroy the Earth. The Doctor must race against time to stop his enemies at any cost…
Don’t miss the Premiere of the fifth DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTORS REVISITED Special, plus the classic Fifth Doctor story “Earthshock” Sunday May 26 at 8/7c only on BBC America.
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Watch an All New DOCTOR WHO INSIDE LOOK at “The Name of the Doctor” - featuring Exclusive Interviews with lead writer & executive producer STEVEN MOFFAT and stars MATT SMITH and JENNA-LOUISE COLEMAN.
If you haven’t seen “The Name of The Doctor” yet, you may want to skip this video, add it to your ‘Watch Later’ list, and watch the episode first.
Hear from MATT on what makes the Whispermen “the monster of the season” and why death is never truly permanent in the world of DOCTOR WHO.
Plus, STEVEN on fun in such a twisty, dark episode: “It’s all about death and fear and all those things, but it must seem fun.”
Doctor Who was feted with a special 50th anniversary tribute at Sunday’s BAFTA TV awards in London, and lead writer/executive producer Steven Moffat was on hand on the red carpet, where he chatted with our own Alan Moloney about Saturday’s highly anticipated season finale, “The Name of the Doctor,” the show’s 50th anniversary special, and the upcoming third season of Sherlock, the PBS adaptation he co-created with Mark Gatiss.
Watch an All New DOCTOR WHO INSIDE LOOK at “Nightmare in Silver” - featuring Exclusive Interviews with lead writer & executive producer STEVEN MOFFAT and star MATT SMITH.
Hear from MATT about “what if the Doctor was a real evil dude,” and from STEVEN about having the Cybermen back: “Apart from that handle head, everything else is up for grabs.”
Watch an All New DOCTOR WHO INSIDE LOOK at “The Crimson Horror” - featuring an Exclusive Interview with lead writer & executive producer STEVEN MOFFAT about how writer and “old friend” MARK GATISS (Sherlock, Being Human) ended up writing the newest Vastra, Jenny & Strax adventure “The Crimson Horror.”
Go inside the rocky relationship between new companion Clara (JENNA-LOUISE COLEMAN) and the time- and space-traveling telephone box.
2013 is DOCTOR WHO’s 50th Anniversary. Each month, BBC AMERICA takes the TARDIS back in time with Brand New Specials on all eleven Doctors. This month, it’s Fourth Doctor TOM BAKER:
Take an in-depth look at the fourth incarnation of the truly timeless Time Lord, who quickly made the part his own, and with his eccentric style of dress and speech — particularly his trademark long scarf — immediately became a recognizable figure. Playing the role for seven consecutive seasons over a seven-year period, he’s the longest-serving actor in the part so far. With exclusive interviews with lead writer & executive producer STEVEN MOFFAT, producer MARCUS WILSON, companion LOUISE JAMESON and TOM BAKER himself!
“I didn’t play Doctor Who, I was Doctor Who.”
Then, in the story “Pyramids of Mars,” the Doctor and his companion Sarah Jane Smith (ELISABETH SLADEN) attempt to free a pyramid imprisoned Egyptologist from his possession by Sutekh, the last of a powerful alien called the Osirans.
Don’t miss the Premiere of the fourth DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTORS REVISITED Special, plus the classic Fourth Doctor storyline “Pyramids of Mars” *** Sunday April 28 at 8/7c *** only on BBC America.
Get ready for the return of DOCTOR WHO with an all new DOCTOR WHO INSIDER, featuring World-Exclusive Interviews with stars MATT SMITH & JENNA-LOUISE COLEMAN and Lead Writer & Executive Producer STEVEN MOFFAT - then, don’t miss the Premiere *** SATURDAY MARCH 30 at 8/7c *** Presented by Supernatural Saturday, only on BBC America.
Immediately followed by the World Premiere of New BBC AMERICA Original Series ORPHAN BLACK at 9/8c and the new season of BBC AMERICA Original Series THE NERDIST at 10/9c.
Let’s all welcome JENNA (Emmerdale, Captain America: The First Avenger) to the DOCTOR WHO family, eh?
Discover the first episode JENNA watched - right before auditioning! - and the unforgettable way MATT greeted her the first time they met.
And hear from STEVEN about the “very brilliant and new” chemistry between the Doctor and his new companion!
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Following a record-breaking year, fan favorite Doctor Who returns with a modern day urban thriller, The Bells of St. John, written by lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat (Sherlock). Set in London against the backdrop of new and old iconic landmarks – The Shard and Westminster Bridge – The Bells of St. John introduces a new nemesis, the Spoonheads, who battle the Doctor as he discovers something sinister is lurking in the Wi-Fi. The premiere will be followed by seven epic episodes written by Steven Moffat, acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman (Coraline, Beowulf), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), Neil Cross (Luther) and Stephen Thompson (Sherlock).
The new season of Doctor Who premieres Saturday March 30th as part of our brand new Supernatural Saturday lineup of Doctor Who, Orphan Black, and The Nerdist. <— click the links to follow their Tumblrs.