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The Next Doctor: Final Ratings

January 9, 2009

The final ratings for The Next Doctor have now been officially released by BARB, the ratings show that The Next Doctor received 13.10 million viewers. The episode was the second most watched programme of the week only being beat by Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death. The episode is the 5th most watched programme of the year being beat by Wallace and Gromit, The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent. The episode is the 9th most watched episode since 1963, only being beat by Voyage of the Damned from the new series. Ratings for the Doctor Who Prom will be released next week.

The Next Doctor: Overnight Ratings

December 26, 2008

The ratings for The Next Doctor, which was broadcast last night have been revealed. The ratings show that Doctor Who received 11.7 million viewers, with an audience share of 50.5%, Doctor Who was the second most watched program of the day, being beat by Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death which received 14.3 million viewers, Doctor Who is also the second most watched programme of the week and the 10th most watched programme of the year. Final Ratings will be released in 10 days.

The Next Doctor: Digital Spy’s ‘In Pictures’ 2

December 21, 2008

Digital Spy have posted another article named ‘In Pictures: More from The Next Doctor’, included in the article are 6 new promo images, they include The Doctor having a sword fight with a Cyberman, the Cybershades and Cybermen. See the Digital Spy article here.

The Next Doctor: 10 Hints from Digital Spy

December 20, 2008

After the recent press launch of this years doctor who christmas special, The Next Doctor, Digital Spy have released 10 hints from the episode, the hints are not seen as spoilers, but include a quote from the episode. The hints can be seen here.

The Next Doctor: Velile Tshabalala interveiws

December 19, 2008

Digital Spy and have interviews from Velile Tshabalala, who plays Rosita in this years doctor who christmas special, The Next Doctor. In the interviews Velile discusses details about the christmas episode, so be careful of spoilers. The Digital Spy interview can be found here, and the interview here.

The Next Doctor: 45 second trailer

December 16, 2008

Yesterday the BBC broadcast the first trailer for this years christmas special, the trailer was also released as part of the BBCi Adventure calendar, the trailer was meant to air at 8pm but aired at 8.30pm after Eastenders, the trailer is like most that have aired before but with more shots in it. The trailer can be viewed here or below.

DVD: The Next Doctor details and cover

December 14, 2008

2|entertain, have released the details for the forthcoming dvd release of this years christmas special, The Next Doctor. The DVD is scheduled for release on Monday 19th January and includes the full 120 minute version of the Doctor Who Prom which will be broadcast on the red button after the 60 minute version is broadcast on BBC ONE on New Years Day.

The Next Doctor: Digital Spy’s ‘In Pictures’

December 6, 2008

Digital Spy have posted and article named ‘In Pictures: The Next Doctor’, included in the article are 8 new promo images, they include both Doctor’s, Rosita, Miss Hartigan, Cybermen and more. As we get closer to the highly anticipated christmas special you should expect more promotional and publicity stills which shall be posted on here when we get them. See the Digital Spy article here.

BBC ONE first look christmas Drama trailer

December 1, 2008

The BBC have now posted a first look trailer for their drama programmes that will be airing over christmas. The trailer includes many scenes from the christmas episode of doctor who, The Next Doctor, it can be seen below or here on the BBC YouTube channel.

The Next Doctor: 8 Promo Images

November 25, 2008

8 promotional images have now been released by the BBC, you can see all the images below, most were found on, and the last image was found on the sun website. Please bear in mind that these are not hi-res.

The Next Doctor Synopsis and The Doctor Who Prom details

November 24, 2008

The synopsis for the 2008 christmas special has now been released by the BBC Press Office, details have also been announced that the Doctor Who Prom filmed at the Royal Albert Hall in July is also to be shown over the festive season.

Doctor Who – The Next Doctor
It’s Christmas Eve in 1851 and Cybermen stalk the snow of Victorian London, in this special Christmas edition of Russell T Davies’s Bafta Award-winning time-travelling drama.

When the Doctor arrives and starts to investigate a spate of mysterious deaths, he’s surprised to meet another Doctor, and soon the two must combine forces to defeat the ruthless Miss Hartigan. But are two Doctors enough to stop the rise of the CyberKing?
David Tennant stars as The Doctor, David Morrissey as The Doctor and Dervla Kirwan as Miss Hartigan. This episode also features Velile Tshabalala as Rosita.

The Doctor Who Prom
BBC One offers viewers the chance this Christmas to see highlights from the first Doctor Who Prom – one of the hottest tickets of the summer. Hosted by Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones) and with a surprise guest appearance by Catherine Tate (Donna Noble), this programme, filmed at the BBC Proms in July, is a musical odyssey through time and space.

With the Tardis on stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the programme takes viewers on a journey through four series of the Doctor’s adventures, and features the music that accompanied them – Murray Gold’s celebrated music for the television series. Performed by the BBC Philharmonic and London Philharmonic Chorus, under the baton of Ben Foster, the music is accompanied by specially edited film sequences from the series.
One of today’s featured highlights provides viewers with a chance to see the scene that was specially filmed for the BBC Proms. Music Of The Spheres, written by Russell T Davies and starring David Tennant – not to mention a mischievous Graske – left the audience spellbound and there is lots of audience interaction and laughter. The concert also brought the audience face to face with some of the Doctor’s most fearsome adversaries – a host of monsters and aliens, including the Doctor’s oldest enemies, the Cybermen, Davros and the Daleks.
Music featured in this Doctor Who Prom includes All The Strange, Strange Creatures; The Doctor Forever; Rose; Martha v The Master; The Daleks And Davros; Donna; Girl In The Fireplace; Astrid; This Is Galifrey; Doctor’s Theme/Song Of Freedom; Doomsday; and Doctor Who Theme.
Doctor Who At The Proms is simulcast on BBC HD – the BBC’s High Definition channel available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media. With up to five times more detail than standard definition television, HD provides exceptionally vivid colours and crisp pictures to make Doctor Who At The Proms a truly cinematic TV experience.

No broadcast times have been announced for either programme and no broadcast date has been announced for the prom. More details as they come.
and finally here is the 2 minute that was shown on children in need on the 14th Novemer

David Tennant to leave Doctor Who

October 30, 2008

Last night at the National Television Awards, David Tennant announced that he will not be returning as The Doctor and that the 2009 Special episodes will be his last. The announcement came after he won the award for Best Drama Performance as his portrayal as the Doctor. You can view a video on the BBC Doctor Who Website here, in which David talks about why he is leaving, also at the end of the video there is a special unseen trailer for the 2008 Christmas Special entitled, The Next Doctor. You can also view a press release here.

Here at Planet Who News we wish David the best of luck, and the countdown to the next doctor begins.

Children in Need 2008: Christmas Special Clip

October 24, 2008

The official BBC Doctor Who site has confirmed that on children in need appeal night, a world exclusive 2 minute clip of the upcoming christmas special, The Next Doctor, will be shown. Children in Need starts at 7.00pm on Friday 14th November, no exact time has been given for when the clip will be shown.

see an image from the clip here

Christmas 2008 Title

September 26, 2008

The title for the 2008 christmas special now has a title, according to a press release from the bbc, for the ‘backstage’ competition, it is The Next Doctor highlight to reveal, the title gives us some information as to who David Morrissey will play. Russel T Davies’ new book ‘The Writer’s Tale’ also includes some images from the upcoming special and information about a deleted scene that was scrapped from the end of Journey’s End, but is included on the series 4 boxset which is out in november. 

Christmas 2008: Trailer 1

July 25, 2008

The First trailer for this years christmas special, due to air in december, was shown at the BBC comic con in america yesterday. The trailer has more scenes of Miss Hartigan, David Morrissey’s character, Velile Tshabalala’s character, a boy and the Cybermen. Trailer can be seen here, or below, sorry for the poor quality, there is no better i am afraid.

Christmas 2008 more news

July 24, 2008

DWM #398 have confirmed some cast and crew for the upcoming christmas special. Cast members include David Morrissey and Dervla Kirwin who will play Miss Hartigan, who were saw in the trailer at the end of Journey’s End also cast is Velile Tshabalala. The episode is written by Russell T Davies, directed by Andy Goddard and produced by Susie Liggat. Russell T Davies has also said that ‘Return of the Cybermen’ is not, was not and never will be the title however it does only have three word, so can not be ‘Ghost in the Machine’ as some forums were speculating. Susie Liggat has also confirmed in DWM that the edit, at the moment, is at 60 minutes. 

Christmas 2008

July 6, 2008

After last nights epic series finale we got just a taste of what is to come on the 25th December this year. The trailer that was shown after the ending credits lets us see The Doctor, a Man and a Victorian looking Woman.

That trailer can be seen below