Posts by: Andrea Laford

Alan Cumming was approached to play the Doctor in Doctor Who

In an interview with TV & Satellite Week magazine, Alan Cumming revealed that he was once asked if he was interested in playing the role of the Doctor in Doctor Who. “They didn’t offer me the job, but I was approached about it. I still have a flat in London so I assumed I’d be...

Doctor Who, The Witchfinders: new photos and information

New photos from the eighth episode of Doctor Who Series 11, The Witchfinders were released by BBC America. The Witchfinders was written by Joy Wilkinson and directed by Sallie Aprahamian. TV & Satellite Week magazine interviewed Alan Cumming, who plays Kings James I and  the interview revealed this: Chris Chibnall is renowned for keeping episode...

Doctor Who Series 11: Jodie Whittaker defends topical storylines

Speaking to the Evening Standard at the Regent Street Christmas lighting, Jodie Whittaker defended Chris Chibnall’s choice of subject matter for Doctor Who Series 11 stories. “What’s the point of making a show if it doesn’t reflect society today? We have the opportunity with this show like no other to dip to future, to past,...

Doctor Who, The Witchfinders: trailer and breakdown

A trailer was released for the eighth episode of Doctor Who Series 11, The Witchfinders. Some stills from the trailer with the actors identified: A publicity photo from the episode: Stavros Demetraki, who is not featured in the trailer, is cast playing a character named Alfonso. One more cast member who also didn’t appear in the...

Doctor Who Series 12: BBC told STARBURST series airs autumn 2019

Contrary to what BBC Entertainment Correspondent Lizo Mzimba heard from his sources in Doctor Who production, STARBURST magazine reached out to the BBC and heard a very different story. Mzimba had cited sources from the production team who were “adamant” that the quality of the series not be compromised by a set transmission date goal....

Doctor Who Series 11: new Kerblam! clip

A new clip from Sunday’s episode of Doctor Who was released during the BBC’s Children in Need special. Watch a clip from Kerblam! Kerblam! also has a Next Time trailer. Kerblam! was written by Pete McTighe and directed by Jennifer Perrott. More information and photos from the episode can be found here and here. Kerblam!...

Children In Need: Anna’s Doctor Who Surprise

9-year-old Anna Mark from Basingstoke received the surprise of her life when Jodie Whittaker as the thirteenth Doctor appeared appeared on her family’s television television screen to invite her to tour the TARDIS in a clip shown during the BBC’s 2018 Children in Need special. Anna was born with a cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic condition...

Confirmed: No 2018 Doctor Who Christmas Special

It appears the Grinch has steered his wayward sleigh into the Whoniverse and booted the eleventh episode of Doctor Who Series 11 into the next year. A Doctor Who Magazine subscriber who received tomorrow’s issue #532 early today shared a photo of the back page which promises an “EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW OF THE NEW YEAR’S DAY...

Doctor Who Episode 9: It Takes You Away

New information about the ninth episode of Doctor Who Series 10 is officially released. The ninth episode is titled It Takes You Away. On the edge of a Norwegian fjord, in the present day, The Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz discover a boarded-up cottage and a girl named Hanne in need of their help. What has...