Why can’t modern ‘Doctor Who’ get male companions right?

When Doctor Who made its triumphant re-materialisation onto our television screens in 2005 it did so with a confident swagger, an accent on more rounded characters and a whole litany of strong female characters. While the classic series was forced to bat away regular cries of sexism, the likes of Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Donna … >

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‘Doctor Who’ Season 8 ratings and Audience Appreciation summary

The final UK viewing figures and Audience Appreciation Index scores for all of 2014’s Doctor Who episodes have now been revealed. ‘Deep Breath’ was the most-watched episode of Doctor Who last year, while ‘The Caretaker’ was the least-watched. ‘Mummy on the Orient Express’, ‘Flatline’ and ‘Dark Water’ were the most appreciated episodes. ‘Overnight’ figures show … >

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‘Doctor Who’ news summary: Everything we know so far about Season 8

Doctor Who will return for a full season  in 2014, starring Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor alongside Jenna Coleman as Clara. This news summary will be updated regularly as more details are revealed, with the latest updates at the top of each section. Rumours and unconfirmed reports will be marked with a *. > … >

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‘Doctor Who’ exec Moffat explains Orson Pink mystery

Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat has discussed the mystery surrounding the character of Orson Pink. Bearing a striking resemblance to Danny Pink, also played by Samuel Anderson, Orson Pink appeared in ‘Listen’ and it was revealed that time travel ran in the family with “silly stories” told about one of Orson’s great-grandparents. It was heavily … >

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‘Doctor Who’ Season 8 episode guide

Doctor Who returns to BBC One for a new 12-part season. > Here’s everything we know so far about Season 8. Season 8 stars Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor, Jenna Coleman as Clara and Samuel Anderson as Danny Pink. > Order Season 8 on DVD on Amazon. > Order Season 8 on Blu-ray on … >

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‘Doctor Who’ finale review: ‘Death in Heaven’

It’s not hard to ‘say something nice’ about ‘Death in Heaven’. It’s that rare episode under Moffat’s tenure: a Part 2 (this is the first since May 2011). It’s also that even rarer thing in 21st century Who: a finale as exciting as it is satisfying. Satisfying not simply in terms of the immediate plot, … >

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‘Doctor Who’ analysis: 7 thoughts about ‘Dark Water’

If you’re reading this, then you’re on the Internet. And if you’re on the internet, there’s no way you’ve managed to avoid the revelations of ‘Dark Water’. So, let’s see exactly how dark this water was below the surface…   “Just this once, everyone lives!”  The rebooted Doctor Who has a noble tradition of turning … >

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‘Doctor Who’ spoiler-free review: ‘Death in Heaven’

Well, here it is. And, woah. Let’s start with the headlines, shall we? It’s good. Actually, it’s very good. In order to say anything else, we have to invoke what’s quickly becoming a cliché even in spoiler-free reviews: if you really don’t want to know anything – stop reading now. Seriously. In this past week, … >

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‘Doctor Who’ Season 8 finale: ‘Death in Heaven’ clip

The BBC has released a brand new one-minute clip from this weekend’s Doctor Who finale. Written by Steven Moffat, ‘Death in Heaven’ airs at 8pm on Saturday 8 November on BBC One. Watch the clip… The synopsis reads: “With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies and the Doctor takes … >

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