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Andrea Laford

First glimpse of Lord Byron in Doctor Who ‘The Haunting of Villa Diodati’

“Nobody mention Frankenstein. Nobody interfere. Nobody snog Byron,” is how the Doctor  instructs her companions before they visit the renowned literary inhabitants of 1816 Villa Diodati near Lake Geneva in Switzerland. The BBC has released a photo of four of the actors portraying the villa residents in the eighth episode of Doctor Who Series 12, … >

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Doctor Who, Praxeus: behind the scenes

The BBC released a behind-the-scenes video showing how a creature costume with a comedic flaw almost derailed the filming of a scene of from the sixth episode of Doctor Who Series 12, Praxeus. The gas masks on the hazmat suits which were meant to protect the aliens in the episode from contracting the Praxeus infection … >

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Doctor Who ‘Can You Hear Me’: new images

Some new images were released for the seventh episode of Doctor Who Series 12, Can You Hear Me? Some are scenes from Sheffield: Some seem to be set in Aleppo: There are TARDIS Scenes: And some seem to be set on a spaceship. High resolution versions of the photos can be found here. The Can You … >

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Doctor Who, ‘The Haunting of Villa Diodati’ synopsis and cast

The BBC has released the synopsis for the eighth episode of Doctor Who Series 12, The Haunting of Villa Diodati : “Nobody mention Frankenstein. Nobody interfere. Nobody snog Byron.” Should be easy right? The Doctor and gang arrive at the Villa Diodati, Lake Geneva, in 1816 – on a night that inspired Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. … >

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Chris Chibnall and Jodie Whittaker to participate in Doctor Who event at BBC Studios Showcase

Showrunner Chris Chibnall and thirteenth Doctor actress Jodie Whittaker will discuss the “legacy and future of the quintessentially British Time Lord” at the center of the television show Doctor Who in a scripted session held at the 2020 BBC Studios Showcase mid February. BBC Studios Showcase is an invitation-only event in Liverpool where BBC Studios’ … >

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Chris Chibnall confirms Mary Shelley Doctor Who episode

In an interview in the March 2020 issue Pilot TV magazine, Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall confirmed what we previously reported, that an episode of Doctor Who Series 12 will feature Frankenstein author Mary Shelley. When asked if he keeps a list of historical figures he’d like to feature in Doctor Who, Chris Chibnall stated: … >

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