Planet Gallifrey: December 2011

Tuesday, December 27

Christmas Special is ratings success!

The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe wowed 8.92 million viewers on Christmas Day, making it the third most-watched programme of the day.

Congrats all round!

1. EastEnders: 9.92m (33.4%) - BBC One
2. Coronation Street: 9.03m (32.8%) - ITV1
3. Doctor Who: 8.92m (34.2%) - BBC One
4. Downton Abbey: 8.13m (29.4%) - ITV1
5. Strictly Come Dancing: 7.52m (27.3%) - BBC One
6. Absolutely Fabulous: 7.43m (27.5%) - BBC One
7. The Gruffalo's Child - 6.47m (27.7%) - BBC One
8. Michael McIntyre's Christmas Roadshow: 6.45m (29.2%) - BBC One
9. The Queen - 6.29m (37.3%) - BBC One
10. Emmerdale - 6.24m (27.2%) - ITV1

Sunday, December 25

Watch: The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe

An average affair, but it was worth it for the ending!

From The Archive: The Runaway Bride

Here's a lovely trip back to 2006... and David Tennant's behind-the-scenes footage of The Runaway Bride.

Mistletoe & Wine

# Children singing Christian rhyme...

Merry Christmas everyone! Doctor Who is on at 7:00pm on BBC One... woop!

Saturday, December 24

Matt Smith on The Graham Norton Show


And a clip -

Wednesday, December 21

More confirmed for Doctor Who Convention!

BBC Worldwide has announced that Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams), will be joining Matt Smith and Steven Moffat at the ultimate Doctor Who fan event in Cardiff’s Millennium Centre next March.

Further additions to the all-star line-up today include long term Casting Director Andy Pryor, Author and Screenwriter Tom MacRae, Director of Photography Stephan Pehrsson, Script Editor Caroline Henry - and actors Stuart Milligan and Simon Fisher-Becker.

The Convention is a full day event that will give Doctor Who enthusiasts an amazing chance to delve into the inner workings of the hit TV show and learn how it is created – a journey from script to screen. With unique access to the cast and production crew, this event offers fans a rare chance to see behind-the-scenes of the world’s longest running sci-fi show.

Tickets include three panel discussions with key cast and crew and Doctor Who production teams showing live pyrotechnics and prosthetic demonstrations, PLUS a chance to talk to the creators of some of the iconic costumes in the props and costume exhibit.

Thursday, December 15

Bye Ponds!

Steven Moffat has confirmed that Amy and Rory will be leaving next year.

At a conference, Moffat said:

"The final days of the Ponds are coming during the next series.I'm not telling you when or how, but that story is going to come to a heartbreaking end... Then The Doctor will meet a new friend."

Yay or nay? Personally, I think we have had enough of the Ponds and we need someone else to hop on board the TARDIS.

Tuesday, December 6

BBC Christmas drama trailer

It includes clips of the Christmas special and a little bit of Chris Eccleston at the end!

Christmas Prequel released!

Christmas Competition: And the winners are...

We held our Christmas Competition to win tickets to the Doctor Who Experience and the randomly-selected winners are...

Rick D and Jack B!

Congratulations on your wins! You will be sent emails asking you to confirm your dates.

Saturday, December 3

Hot Shots: Christmas Publicity Images

Friday, December 2

Matt Smith on the Christmas Special