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.