Thursday, 21 April 2016

BBC One to reveal new companion this Saturday

The BBC have announced that the latest companion to travel aboard the Doctor's TARDIS will be revealed this Saturday on BBC One.

During the half time interval of the FA Cup Semi-Final match between Manchester United & Everton, the identity of the latest actor or actress will be specially announced live at around 6pm!

Tune in to Match of the Day to watch the match on BBC One at 4:50pm, with the play off getting underway at 5:15pm.  The interval will be around 6pm when we could be going live via satellite to the Doctor's TARDIS for the reveal of who will be taking over from Jenna Coleman as the latest companion.

Doctor Who returns to television at Christmas, with the series coming back in 2017.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Jenna Coleman Departs Doctor Who

The BBC has officially confirmed the departure of Jenna Coleman from Doctor Who just days before the latest series begins transmission. The actress exclusively revealed the news live on BBC Radio One's Breakfast Show. She told the presenter Nick Grimshaw: "I have left the TARDIS - it's happened, I've filmed my last scenes."

ITV has also confirmed she has been cast to play a young Queen Victoria in their new drama Victoria. Jenna said: "I am delighted to be cast as Queen Victoria in this ambitious drama of her life. She is a vivid, strong, inspirational and utterly fascinating woman in British history and I can't wait to tell her story." This show is be produced by Paul Frift.

Jenna tweeted on Twitter: Adventures to last me a lifetime. Thank you @bbcdoctorwho. But as they say 'It ain't over till it's over' 

Jenna first appeared in Doctor Who with a surprise role in 2012's Asylum of the Daleks, where she played the fateful Oswin Oswald, a Junior Entertainment Manager on the starliner Alaska. She returned later that same year in The Snowmen, this time playing a Victorian barmaid/governess. Again, her character didn't survive the episode. Her first regular companion role came in 2013's The Bells of Saint John, which started the "Impossible Girl" story arc.

Everyone here at the Doctor Who Bar wishes her all the best in her future career. 

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Doctor Who back on Saturday

Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are back for a New Series of Doctor Who this Saturday.  This New Series which is rumoured to be Jenna Coleman's last as Clara, sees the Doctor face off against his arch enemies the Daleks once more, as well as Missy and the Zygons.

The season opener is called The Magician's Apprentice but we're not sure if Sir Alan Sugar will be making an appearance!!  Tune in Saturday night at 7:40pm on BBC One to find out!

Friday, 13 March 2015

Doctor Who on Freeview

Viewers will soon be able to watch Doctor Who on Freeview thanks to the Horror Channel.

The Horror Channel becomes part of the Freeview platform from today and the first Doctor Who story to air on it will be the Tom Baker classic The Stones of Blood, which heralds from The Key To Time season.

Now more than ever when the new series is off the air you can get your fix of classic Doctor Who with the Horror Channel.

Monday, 5 January 2015

Fiona Cumming

We are just a mere 5 days into the new year and we are sad to report the passing of Fiona Cumming who worked several times on Doctor Who perhaps more notably in the Peter Davison era.

Fiona first worked on Doctor Who in 1964 as an assistant floor manager on the Story The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve. After becoming a production assistant she worked on 1966's The Highlanders which saw the introduction of the Second Doctor's faithful companion Jamie and then 1972 Jon Pertwee story The Mutants.

After becoming a director she worked on shows like Z-Cars, The Omega Factor and Blakes 7.  Upon returning to Doctor Who she directed Castrovalva, Snakedance, Enlightenment and Planet of Fire. 

Fiona sadly passed away on New Years Day and we at the Doctor Who Bar, would like to send our thoughts to her family and friends at this time.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Join the Doctor Who Bar

Would you like to host & take part in the DWBar?

Hi everybody are you passionate about Doctor Who & like nothing better than sitting down to watch it?

Here at the Doctor Who Bar we like nothing better than watching a good Doctor Who adventure & tweeting about the story on Twitter.

So if you love Doctor Who and would like to be involved with the Doctor Who Bar please drop us a line.

Currently our sessions are on Sunday & on Wednesday, 7.45pm open & pressing play at 8pm.

The Bar is currently recruiting for new members to host these sessions.  Currently there are only two active members, myself @Via_The_Void & @SimonGa, both of us also have other matters of life to get on with which takes up our time & means that we can't always be available to host the sessions, which is quite understandable.

So if you would be interested in joining the Doctor Who Bar to host the sessions, either DM myself @Via_The_Void on twitter or the main account @TheDoctorWhoBar, or alternatively send a tweet using the hashtag #DWBarHost.  You can also submit articles on the Doctor Who Bar site as well.

I look forward to hearing from you all.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Doctor Who Deep Breath Airdate

The BBC has confirmed the  BBC One transmission time for the opening episode of series eight, the feature length Deep Breath.

When the Doctor lands the TARDIS in Victorian London, he finds more than he bargains for.  A dinosaur running rampant in the Thames & a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions.   What on Earth is going on?  Could it be an Invasion of the Dinosaurs!?
Who is the new Doctor & will he & Clara’s friendship survive as they embark on a terrifying journey which takes them into the heart of an alien conspiracy? The Doctor has indeed changed. It’s time you knew Who he is!


Deep Breath will be Peter Capaldi's first full episode as the Doctor, which will air on Saturday 23rd August, at 7.50pm, finishing around 9.10pm.  It will also be transmitted on BBC One HD.  Deep Breath has been written by Executive Producer & Head Writer Steven Moffat & has been directed by Ben Wheatley.

We hope you enjoy the opening episode as Doctor Who makes it's long awaited return to BBC One.

Article by Via_The_Void

Monday, 14 July 2014

New Promotional Trailer released for the New Series

At half time yesterday between the match of Germany & Argentina the BBC showed a new promotional trailer for Peter Capaldi's first series.

And here it is:

Enjoy everyone, as we wait patiently for the return of our favourite show despite the leaking of scripts & a raw version of Deep Breath on to the internet.

Stay Tuned, as a Doctor Who television legend once said!

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Doctor Who is back!

The BBC has released the date for the return of our favourite television series.

Doctor Who will return on Saturday 23rd August, 2014.

This will be the first full series to star Peter Capaldi & it is believed there will be a special cameo from the departed Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith.  It will again star Jenna Coleman as Clara.  The first episode is to be a feature length opener called Deep Breath.

The New Series will be Eighth since the show returned in 2005, but it is also series Thirty Four since the show debuted back in the 23rd November, 1963, & it is very fitting that this latest series is going out on the 23rd, albeit it is August & not November! 

So stay tuned everyone, the wait is nearly over, but here's a little something to whet your appetite.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Derek Martinus

It was not that long ago we reported the death of Christopher Barry. 

Now we have to report the sad passing of Derek Martinus at the age of 82.

To Doctor Who fans he will be remembered for directing for the 1st 3 Doctors, he also was the director on the first Cyberman story and also was the 1st director for Doctor Who in colour.

The stories Derek directed were: Galaxy Four, The Tenth Planet, The Evil of the Daleks, The Ice Warriors & Spearhead from Space.

He also directed a couple of Blakes 7 episodes and over 50 episodes of Z Cars amongst his other credits.

We will pay tribute to Derek Martinus in the Doctor Who Bar soon.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Future Schedule

The current bar schedule ends at the end of April.  Now whilst we can't please everybody every session we want to know what stories you would like to see.  Tell us by using the contact us form at the opposite side of the page.

I will take these under advisement when I prepare the next schedule.

Hope to hear from you.

EDIT:  Also session times would you like more sessions?  Less sessions?  Sessions times and days moved?  Let us know so it can be discussed.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Christopher Barry

The Doctor Who Bar sadly reports that former Doctor Who director Christopher Barry has died at the age of 88.

He may be remembered best for being the 1st person to direct the Daleks but he directed many other Doctor Who stories in the 60's and 70's these stories were:

William Hartnell:  The Daleks (Not episodes 3 & 6), The Rescue, The Romans, The Savages.
Patrick Troughton:  The Power of the Daleks.
Jon Pertwee: The Dæmons, The Mutants.
Tom Baker:  Robot, The Brain of Morbius, The Creature from the Pit.

Christopher had previously stated of all these Stories his favourite was The Dæmons.

We would like to invite to you all to join us as we pay tribute to Christopher Barry with The Dæmons on Saturday 15th February.  The Doctor Who Bar opens at 9:15pm and we press play at 9:30pm.  Please join in by watching your VHS or DVD and use the #DWBar Hashtag.

We hope to see you then.

R.I.P. Christopher Barry.