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Andrea Laford

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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Sophie Aldred, Vinay Patel and Simon Guerrier to celebrate 15 years of revived Doctor Who

To celebrate 15 years since the 2005 relaunch of Doctor Who, London Book & Screen Week will host a panel moderated by award-winning journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed with actress Sophie Aldred, screenwriter Vinay Patel and writer Simon Guerrier. Sophie Aldred, best known as the Seventh Doctor’s companion Ace, has been working as a professional … >

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Casting news indicates Episode 8 of Doctor Who will feature Mary Shelley

We previously reported that an actress who appeared in The Spanish Princess will appear in Episode 8 of Doctor Who Series 12. Nadia Parkes will play the role of Claire Clairmont, half sister of Mary Shelly and Lord Byron’s mistress. #DoctorWho casting info: Nadia Parkes plays Claire Clairmont in ep 8 — Ruther (@Ruther2) … >

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Doctor Who, Fugitive of the Judoon: behind the scenes

The BBC released two videos of filming of the fifth episode of Doctor Who Series 12, Fugitive of the Judoon. Cast and crew members speak of filming with the Judoon at Gloucester Cathedral. And behind the scenes with John Barrowman playing Captain Jack Harkness at another cathedral, Clifton Cathedral in Bristol. The chairs were removed, … >

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