Richard Curtis to write for Series Five

September 8, 2009

BBC News has announced that Richard Curtis is to write an episode for Doctor Who‘s thirty-first series, to be broadcast in Spring 2010. The announcement follows an interview with Curtis in tabloid “news”paper The Sun.

He said that the episode would feature a “famous historical figure” battling a monster.

It is important to note that The Sun regularly makes “facts” up in order to get more readers – the “insider” suggesting that the figure is Sir Edmund Blackadder is most likely invented.

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Series 5 update

July 20, 2009

On the day that Series 5 is due to begin filming, a couple of very interesting items have been announced. First, Karen Gillan’s character is to be called Amy Pond.

Secondly, the costume for Matt Smith’s Doctor has been announced, and can be seen below.

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Series 5 companion announced

May 30, 2009

The actress to join Matt Smith in Series 5 has been announced as 21-year-old Karen Gillan.

Executive producer Steven Moffat said, “We saw some amazing actresses for this part, but when Karen came through the door the game was up. Funny, and clever, and gorgeous, and sexy. Or Scottish, which is the quick way of saying it. A generation of little girls will want to be her. And a generation of little boys will want them to be her too.”

Series 5 starts production in July and will begin broadcasting in spring 2010.


TARDIS redesign on the way

March 2, 2009

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the TARDIS will get a complete design overhaul before Series 5 starts with Matt Smith as the Doctor in Spring 2010. An apparent BBC source said: “It will be the most high-tech, intricate TARDIS yet.”

The full article is available here.