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BBC Complaints Officer Tells Disgruntled Fan The New Doctor Who Will NOT Be A Woman


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Rumours that Kris Marshall is set to become the next Doctor Who have gained more credibility after a BBC complaints officer assured a disgruntled fan that there were “currently no plans” for the next Timelord to be a woman.

The current star of the BBC sci-fi series, Peter Capaldi, has recently begun his final series in the role, and speculation has been mounting for several months as to the identity of the new Doctor. Many had predicted that a female actor would take over, with the likes of Tilda Swinton, Olivia Coleman and Phoebe Waller-Bridge being regularly mentioned in connection with the soon-to-be vacant part.

Kris MarshallKris Marshall is strongly rumoured to be the next 'Doctor Who'

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Will Kris Marshall Take Over Peter Capaldi On Doctor Who?


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Reports are starting to emerge regarding the identity of the actor who is set to take over Peter Capaldi as the 13th Doctor in 'Doctor Who' later this year, with many news outlets naming him as Kris Marshall. Of course, not all DW fans are happy about it.

Kris Marshall at the 'Best Men' photocallKris Marshall at the 'Best Men' photocall

Despite whispers everywhere that the next Doctor would be female, it seems BBC producers are dead-set on sticking to the safe option by enlisting 44-year-old 'Death in Paradise' star Kris Marshall as the next incarnation of the flighty Time Lord. Plus, rumours also suggest that we'll get our first glimpse of the new actor at the end of this current series.

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'Doctor Who' Showrunner Steven Moffat Brushes Off Gay Assistant Backlash


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Doctor Who’ writer Steven Moffat has dismissed the controversy that greeted the recent news that the Timelord’s assistant will be a gay woman as “nonsense”, saying that the move was the “minimal level of representation” that TV should be making.

Cast newcomer Pearl Mackie, who is to play Bill Potts in the tenth series of the revived BBC sci-fi favourite later this month on April 15th, revealed earlier this week that her character will be the Doctor’s first openly gay companion.

However, addressing the backlash, the Guardian reports on Wednesday (April 5th) that he doesn’t understand “all the fuss” that was made after Mackie’s announcement.

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Peter Capaldi Defends 'Doctor Who' Showrunner Steven Moffat From Misogyny Claims


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As they both prepare to exit ‘Doctor Who’ at the end of the upcoming series in 2017, the show’s star Peter Capaldi has defended its chief writer and showrunner Steven Moffat from accusations of misogyny from some quarters.

Moffat’s tenure as the BBC show’s head is coming to an end soon, when he’ll be replaced by Chris Chibnall (of ‘Doctor Who’s sister show ‘Torchwood’ and ITV’s ‘Broadchurch’). However, while many fans have praised Moffat, some have accused him of misogyny and not including enough female characters or storylines around relevant issues.

Peter CapaldiPeter Capaldi defended his 'Doctor Who' colleague Steven Moffat

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The Next 'Doctor Who' Should Be A Woman, Says Billie Piper


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With the news that Peter Capaldi will be ending his role as the Time Lord at the end of the upcoming series of ‘Doctor Who’, one of the show’s former stars Billie Piper has called on the BBC to cast a woman in the lead role for the first time.

58 year old Capaldi has held down the role of the Twelfth Doctor since 2013, but he announced on Monday night (January 30th) that he would be making way for another star by the end of the year. He will appear in the forthcoming series in the spring, playing the Doctor for the final time in the 2017 Christmas special.

Billie PiperBillie Piper believes the vacant 'Doctor Who' role should go to a woman

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Peter Capaldi Is Moving On After The Next Series Of 'Doctor Who'


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It was going to happen sooner or later, but it still comes as a surprise that Peter Capaldi is set to leave 'Doctor Who' after three years following the completion of the upcoming series. The actor confesses that with the end of his contract approaching, he wants to move on to other projects.

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Peter Capaldi made his first appearance on the show in the 2013 Christmas episode 'The Time of the Doctor'. He completed two seasons, with his third and final to be aired in the Spring this year. The new season will also mark Steven Moffat's final work on the series after seven years as the lead showrunner. 

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Top 10 Must-See Christmas Crackers


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Christmas telly is the best, and this year's no different. Instead of re-watching the old holiday movies you've seen numerous times, get stuck in to what the BBC and Sky have to offer over the festive period. From 'Bake Off' to 'Sherlock', you're sure to find something to glue you to the box.

Here are our top 10 Christmas must-see shows:

1. The Great Christmas Bake Off (Christmas Day and Boxing Day - 4.45pm on BBC1)

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'Doctor Who' 2016 Christmas Special Introduces A Caped Superhero


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The first teaser for the upcoming 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special dropped on Friday during BBC's Children In Need broadcast. It's been almost a year since we last saw the show; season 10 is yet to arrive on our screens so our next instalment - 'The Return of Doctor Mysterio' - is a kind of continuation from the 2015 Christmas episode.

Doctor WhoThe Return of Doctor Mysterio features a new hero

The episode appears to continue off from last year's Christmas special 'The Husbands of River Song' and early indications show that we could see the return of the humanoid race the Shoal of the Winter Harmony, as well as River Song's faithful employee Nardole, played by Matt Lucas. 

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Christopher Eccleston Admits "Regret" At Quitting 'Doctor Who' So Soon


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Christopher Eccleston has revealed that he regrets having left ‘Doctor Who’ after only one season playing the Time Lord.

Speaking to Australian radio show Drive, on Melbourne’s 774AB last week, the critically acclaimed English actor admitted that he should have stuck at his role as the Ninth Doctor when the BBC revived the cult ‘70s sci-fi drama back in 2005.

Instead, he quit after 13 episodes, and a decade later he revealed that he didn’t really have creative control over the character, with David Tennant then assuming the role for five years until 2010.

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BBC To Re-Create Lost 'Doctor Who' Episodes As Animations


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The BBC has announced it will be making an animation of a lost ‘Doctor Who’ story dating from 1966, to be released later this year on the 50th anniversary of their original air date.

‘The Power of the Daleks’ was a story with six episodes that dated from the fourth season of the BBC’s long-running sci-fi series, which featured Patrick Troughton as the Doctor. They were broadcast once in November 1966, but were lost during a purge of the master negatives in the BBC’s archives in 1974.

A handful of clips and stills were salvaged by ‘Doctor Who’ fans, but the complete visual recordings were lost.

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Cyberman and Kid In Cyberman Mask - Doctor Who World Tour - Red carpet event at St David's Hall in Cardiff, Wales - Arrivals - Cardiff, United Kingdom - Thursday 7th August 2014

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Kirsty - Mass wedding celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. Kirsty was married today dressed in Doctor Who dress. - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 24th November 2013

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TARDIS Prime - Whovians and Transformer fans can download the files to print and assemble their own Tardis Transformer toy. The downloadable files and instructions can be found on Andrew's Thingiverse page. - Wednesday 26th June 2013

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English Civil War Roundhead soldier - Doctor Who cast filming on location for the 50th anniversary of the BBC series, 'An Adventure in Time And Space'. - Chepstow, Wales, United Kingdom - Wednesday 17th April 2013

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Doctor Who and English Civil War Roundhead Soldier
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Doctor Who Monday 21st November 2011 Bemused shoppers walk past the Doctor Who Tardis outside Westfield Stratford City station London, England

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