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.
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.
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.
The latest Marvel movie blockbuster Captain America: The Winter Soldier could feature the hit TV series Doctor Who and Sherlock when it arrives in the UK and Ireland screens in March this year.
After his sixty-year coma following the events seen in Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain
America (also known as Steve Rogers) will be adapting to life in the 21st
century. A scene will occur, featuring Rogers' scrapbook, with notes
filled with the news he has missed out on during his spell in a coma. Now comes the exciting bit for lovers of the hit television series Sherlock and more importantly Doctor Who!
Captain America will have missed plenty of amazing TV in his comatose absence - so the Radio Times Magazine have created a poll which will help him decide which great British & Irish TV could be featured in the very special scene. Hopefully the BBC's flagship sci-fi series Doctor Who (what else could it be!), Sherlock, and
many other TV hits making the poll could be included. This is a great opportunity
for fans to help their favourite programme feature in a massive
blockbuster motion picture!
For example, there could be a picture of the Eleventh Doctor (played by Matt Smith) & Clara (Jenna Coleman)
on their travels in the TARDIS, or even Sherlock (actor Benedict Cumberbatch) & John Watson (Martin Freeman)
discovering a mystery - there are endless possibilities for extracts of
either show to be incorporated into the scene. So where and how do we vote? The link below will take you to the original article and poll, for
you to cast your votes (you may vote for up to three programmes, so
please choose very carefully!)
The choices are in and sadly we didn't get as many as we had hoped.
So instead of the top 5 are only choices are: Genesis of the Daleks, City of Death & The Curse of Fenric Special Edition.
To vote simply tweet your choice to #DWBarVC before 8:30pm GMT (UK Time) next Sat (28th Dec) and we will announce the winning story when we open our session at 8:45pm GMT that night and will press play all on our DVD's at 9pm GMT. Remember the tweet has to have #DWBarVC in it to count.
Thank you once again for your support.
The Bar admins Voidy (aka @Via_The_Void) & myself (@SimonGa) once again wish you all a Happy Christmas (apologies if you don't celebrate it) and hope you all have a great 2014.
Here at The Doctor Who Bar we love our followers and those who join in with our sessions no matter how often you are able to.
As a small Christmas gift to you we give you Viewers Choice Night on Saturday 28th December.
How this works is tweet us your suggestion of a story (Christmas Specials excluded please) to #DWBarVC for it to count you must tweet before 8:30pm GMT on Saturday 21st December and before our session that night we will announce the Top 5.
You then can vote again by tweeting again to #DWBarVC for 1 of those 5 before 8:30pm GMT on Saturday 28th December. We will then watch the winning story at 9pm GMT that night.
Please remember only tweets with the tag #DWBarVC WILL count.
The Time of the Doctor is to be broadcast on Christmas Day at 7.30pm GMT, and will star Matt Smith in his final outing as the Doctor. Jenna Coleman stars again as Clara.
Orbiting the quiet backwater planet Trenzalore, the massed forces of the universe’s
deadliest species gather. They are inexplicably drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out through the stars. Amongst them is the Doctor himself. Rescuing his companion Clara from a traditional
family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn
what this enigmatic signal means for his own destiny and that of the entire
So what do we know about this particular episode!? Well it's Matt Smith's final episode before he hangs up his Fez for good. We know that the Doctor ages through this final episode and also loses one of his limbs.
But what of the plot arcs which have been left hanging from his other series. What exactly are the Cracks in Time, and who or what are controlling them?
We also know that despite him being the Eleventh Doctor, we will discover that he's really the Thirteenth and final incarnation of the Doctor. So at the end of this story Doctor Who as a series will be finished, the Doctor has reached the end of his regeneration limit, time to draw the show to a close?
Of course, Doctor Who is not about to cease production, we already know that Peter Capaldi has been cast as the next Doctor and the show resumes production on it's next series after Christmas in January. So how can the Doctor circumvent the established regeneration limit?
There is a precedent established in the Twentieth Anniversary special The Five Doctors where Lord President Borusa offers the Master "Regeneration, a complete new life cycle!" but surely we won't see the Time Lords so soon after The Day of the Doctor? Not unless the Time Lords themselves have been attempting to contact the Doctor by some method? Could they be responsible for his regeneration?
All we can do is wait patiently for Christmas Day, and the final performance of Matt Smith as the Doctor before he hands the role on to Peter Capaldi. So stay tuned everyone.
The BBC have at last revealed the transmission time for the Anniversary Special. The Day of the Doctor will premiere on BBC One at 7.50pm GMT on the 23rd November, 2013.
The Doctors embark on their greatest adventure yet in this Fiftieth Anniversary
special. In 2013, something sinister and terrible is awakening in London’s National
Gallery; back in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and
somewhere in deep space an ancient battle reaches its final devastating conclusion.
All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes
back to haunt him, and the only way to fix it is for him to get help from himself!
Starring Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman, David Tennant with John Hurt and Billie Piper. The Special features appearances from the Zygons and the Daleks.
Not much else is known about the Anniversary Special as it's been very carefully kept under wraps until transmission, but we do know that the ancient battle mentioned in the synopsis is likely to be the Time War!
So will we get to see any of the Doctor's from the shows original television run? Will the dastardly Daleks triumph over the Doctor by destroying his home planet Gallifrey? Or will the Doctor himself cause Gallifrey's destruction?
Not long to go now as we countdown the Days to the Anniversary.
Fans of the original run of Doctor Who know that many stories were wiped by the BBC. Some of these were returned to the BBC and luckily the entire Jon Pertwee run has been in the archive for quite some time albeit some of it in Black and White only. Those episodes have been painstakingly restored to colour as best as possible by The Restoration Team.
108 episodes were missing until the BBC announced the recovery of The Underwater Menace episode 2 and Galaxy 4 episode 3.
After whispers before and after that find, we have had months of speculation and rumour about possible discoveries, on Tuesday the BBC website stated that a number of episodes had been returned to the BBC. The official announcement has just been made about which episodes have been returned.
The Enemy of the World episodes 1-2,4-6. Episode 3 was already in the BBC archive. The Web of Fear episodes 2, 4-6 This just leaves episode 3 missing as episode 1 is already in the archives.
The BBC have released these Patrick Troughton episodes via iTunes as downloads.
A DVD will be released on the 22nd November of The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear follows in early 2014.
There is speculation that this is not all the episodes
that have been returned and there will be a further announcement at some
We at The Doctor Who Bar are very glad these episodes have been returned and we give grateful thanks to all those involved in returning these to the archives.
We also look forward to watching them in the Bar soon.