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ANNOUNCING. DOCTOR WHO: THE WORLD TOUR

BBC AMERICA and the BBC Worldwide announced today that for the first time ever, the iconic sci-fi series, Doctor Who, will launch a global world tour to introduce Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor.

The tour launches in the UK on August 7 and finishes in Brazil on August 19. On Thursday, August 14, Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman will appear together for the first time in the US when they arrive in New York.

The trip will see Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi, on-screen companion Jenna Coleman, and the show’s Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat*, visit seven cities across five continents in 12 days to take part in a series of media and fan engagements to publicize the upcoming season to a global audience.

(Due to production commitments, Steven Moffat will be unable to attend to the entire tour. His schedule will be confirmed soon.)

Peter Capaldi on his excitement ahead of the tour: “It’s fantastic that so many people across the world love Doctor Who. After 8 months solid filming deep in the world of monsters, Jenna and I are thrilled to be heading for the Planet of Fans.

Executive Producer and Lead Writer Steven Moffat adds: “I’ve always thought we’d all be a lot safer if the Doctor conquered the world, instead of the Daleks. Now with Jenna and Peter leading the charge, it looks like it’s going to happen. I’ll be bringing up the rear to handle the exposition scenes, and maybe carry some bags.”

Richard De Croce, SVP, Programming for BBC AMERICA says: “It’s a new beginning for one of the most popular series in the world and we couldn’t be more excited to have the Twelfth Doctor live in New York to promote the long awaited return of Doctor Who on BBC AMERICA. It’s going to be epic.”

The tour will kick off in Cardiff, Wales before taking in London (UK), Seoul(South Korea), Sydney (Australia), New York (US), Mexico City (Mexico) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

More details of the itinerary will be available soon at www.doctorwho.tv/worldtour as well as reports from the tour as it happens.

The new series of Doctor Who will premiere on BBC America and BBC One in August 2014.

He’s one of the best actors in the country and is very beloved. I was at the BAFTAs shortly before we were contemplating Peter and heard the cheer he got from the audience. Nobody has a bad thing to say about him and that’s not a minor issue when it comes to casting a Doctor. They’ve got to be lovely. And he’s a huge fan of Doctor Who. So we asked and he was incredibly excited to come and audition. We didn’t tell him that he was the only person auditioning because that would be oddly pressuring.
Steven Moffat talks Peter Capaldi and The Time of the Doctor (via doctorwho)

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Doctor Who’s STEVEN MOFFAT Answers 3 Questions (by BBC America)

MATT SMITH, DAVID TENNANT & STEVEN MOFFAT on DOCTOR WHO: Exclusive 50th Anniversary Insider #1

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WATCH: Moffat on Casting Peter Capaldi on ‘Doctor Who’: ‘It Was a Shortlist of One Name’ | Anglophenia

Standing in front of the stage where only minutes before Peter Capaldi had been revealed as the Twelfth Doctor, Moffat appeared amazingly relaxed considering the situation but also somewhat excited that he could finally talk about one of the most highly prized secrets of the year.

He revealed that Peter Capaldi was not a name he had expected to be thinking of following Matt Smith’s decision to give up the Tardis but one that he kept on coming back to. Moffat even consulted his Sherlock producing partner Mark Gatiss who affirmed his belief that Capaldi would have what it takes to step into television’s longest running science-fiction franchise.

Calling the man best known for his role as government spin doctor Malcolm Tucker “famously brilliant,” Moffat said he had everything that matters to take control of the TARDIS: “He’s got that look, he has those Doctor eyes.”

You want people to be shocked when the name comes out. You want people to go, ‘No, that would never work!’ They did that with Matt, when they announced Matt. It was, ‘He’s far too young, and he doesn’t look right. He’s got silly hair.’ You want people to go, ‘Oh, what have they done?’ And they always get wrenched out of their comfort zone, and then they find the Doctor again. And there’s such a range of what the Doctor can be.
‘Doctor Who’ casting: Steven Moffat says, ‘You know it when you see it’ | Hero Complex

Doctor Who Comic-Con 2013 Panel Highlights: MATT SMITH, JENNA COLEMAN, STEVEN MOFFAT & more!

Watch the highlights now and get all the scoop from stars MATT SMITH & JENNA COLEMAN, Executive Producer & Lead Writer STEVEN MOFFAT, producer MARCUS WILSON, writer MARK GATISS and “An Adventure in Space and Time” star DAVID BRADLEY.

Discover why STEVEN thinks The Doctor would be shocked to find out there’s a show about him, and what other Doctor Who characters MATT & JENNA would want to play.

Plus, find out MARK GATISS’s favorite memory from season 7, and whether they’ll ever shoot more episodes in America. 

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Anglophenia: Sherlock Comic-Con Panel Recap

If you expected Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, and Sue Vertue to give up the goods on how Sherlock survived his multi-story plummet in Season 2′s finale, I have a skyscraper in London to sell you.
During their first-ever panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday (July 18), the trio were predictably coy about the plot point that has engendered months of feverish speculation. But they feel that all of the hullabaloo over Sherlock’s fall is misplaced. “There really are only a few ways you can fall off a roof and survive,” said Gatiss. “It’s not black magic.” No, the true can’t-miss moment in the premiere will be when Sherlock and John Watson finally reunite, which Moffat calls a “showstopper.” Set to air some time in 2014, Episode 1 of Season Three will be called “The Empty Hearse,” a play on Doyle’s story titled “The Empty House.”


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Anglophenia: Sherlock Comic-Con Panel Recap

If you expected Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, and Sue Vertue to give up the goods on how Sherlock survived his multi-story plummet in Season 2′s finale, I have a skyscraper in London to sell you.

During their first-ever panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday (July 18), the trio were predictably coy about the plot point that has engendered months of feverish speculation. But they feel that all of the hullabaloo over Sherlock’s fall is misplaced. “There really are only a few ways you can fall off a roof and survive,” said Gatiss. “It’s not black magic.” No, the true can’t-miss moment in the premiere will be when Sherlock and John Watson finally reunite, which Moffat calls a “showstopper.” Set to air some time in 2014, Episode 1 of Season Three will be called “The Empty Hearse,” a play on Doyle’s story titled “The Empty House.”

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DOCTOR WHO Revisited: SYLVESTER McCOY - July 27 BBC AMERICA

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 Seventh Doctor SYLVESTER McCOY!

Don’t miss the Premiere of the seventh DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTORS REVISITED Special, plus the classic Seventh Doctor story “Remembrance of the Daleks” Saturday July 27 at 7/6c only on BBC America.

Take an in-depth look at the seventh incarnation of the truly timeless Time Lord - who played the part from 1987 to 1989 and reprised the role in 1996’s “Doctor Who: The Movie.” With exclusive interviews with lead writer and executive producer STEVEN MOFFAT, Seventh Doctor companions Sophie Aldred (Ace) and Bonnie Langford (Mel Bush), and McCOY himself, examining the darker side of the Seventh Doctor, viewing some of his surreal adventures and discussing his most scientific foe, The Rani.

Then, in the Seventh Doctor story “Remembrance of the Daleks,” the Doctor and his companion Ace arrive in 1960s London, where they are caught up in a fierce battle on Earth between two violently opposing factions of Daleks, who will stop at nothing to destroy one another.

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Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue, and Mark Gatiss at the Sherlock/Doctor Who BBC America booth signing at San Diego Comic Con 2013.