Category: Doctor Who

Doctor Who – Arachnids in the UK – Episode Stills

I’ve added stills from the most recent Doctor Who episode, Arachnids in the UK, to the gallery. Check them out below. Screencaptures and stills from other episodes will be added soon.

Doctor Who Christmas special scrapped after bosses ‘run out’ of ideas – but there is good news for fans

MIRROR.CO.UK: Doctor Who will not have a Christmas Day outing this year for the first time since the reboot in 2005.

Instead, 13th Time Lord Jodie Whittaker will have an hour-long special which runs at New Year – with a storyline that relates to the arrival of 2019.

The move comes after bosses claimed they had “run out” of Yuletide storylines following 13 years of making them.

The decision to shift the special from Christmas to New Year came from showrunner and writer Chris Chibnall, who confirmed this summer that an “11th episode” was being made for the BBC while attending Comic Con in San Diego .

“We seem to be filming 11 episodes, and it’s only a series of 10,” he said.

Carefully not using the word Christmas he added: “I would definitely think there’s another episode after the end of the series.”

Chibnall’s predecessor Steven Moffat had suggested the slot was a huge headache after more than a decade of festive stories.

These have included killer snowmen, evil robot Santas and even homicidal angels aboard the Titanic.

“I sort of think we might have mined, and possibly over mined, every single thing we could about Christmas in Doctor Who and the last time we more or less ignored it.”

Doctor Who – Rosa – Episode Stills – First Look

I’ve added stills from the latest Doctor Who episode, Rosa, to the gallery. The episode airs tonight at 6:55pm on BBC One.

Doctor Who’s Mandip Gill on Yaz’s past and future

Den of Geek talked to Doctor Who actress Mandip Gill about her character Yasmin Khan. It’s a very interesting read.

DENOFGEEK.COM: The Thirteenth Doctor wasn’t the only new adventurer we met in Sunday’s history-making Doctor Who series eleven premiere. We were also introduced to the Doctor’s latest Companions—or, as they’re called in this season, Friends.

We had a chance to chat with Mandip Gill, who plays Yaz, about where her character comes from and where her character is going now that she’s been swept up into all of time and space alongside the Doctor.

“She’s got a family unit back in Sheffield that she’s very close to,” Gill said of Yaz. “So she has that home connection to Sheffield and to her family. Like we focus on Ryan and Graham’s background [in the season premiere], we do go on to learn about Yaz’s background at some point.”

One of the details about Yaz’s background we do get in the series eleven premiere is her previous connection to Ryan (Tosin Cole). The two characters went to school together, but haven’t seen each other in a long while—long enough that they don’t recognise each other immediately.

“They are like brother and sister,” said Gill of the dynamic, referencing a moment in the car in the season premiere when Yaz bugs Ryan to hand over his phone, which he does with an eye roll.

Gill did tease that the Yaz/Ryan relationship could develop into something else, saying: “They could be a little bit more, because you see that really kind of flirty smile that she gives him when she realised that it’s Ryan and that he is grown up and whatnot. But we have not touched upon that yet. I want to say, not never… but I think, at this point, he is that annoying brother.”

We also know from the first episode that Yaz is a police officer. It might not be what is expected of her, said Gill, but: “I think she does that job because she likes to help people and she is good at helping people.

Read the rest of the article here.

Doctor Who – The Woman Who Fell To Earth – Episode Screencaptures

More than 700 episode screencaptures of Mandip in her first Doctor Who episode have been added to the gallery.

Doctor Who – The Ghost Monument – First Look

The first details and image of Mandip in Doctor Who episode The Ghost Monument has been released.

Still reeling from their first encounter, can the Doctor and her new friends stay alive long enough in a hostile alien environment to solve the mystery of Desolation? And just who are Angstrom and Epzo?

The episode airs on Sunday 14th October at 6:55pm on BBC One.

Doctor Who’s Mandip Gill says Jodie Whittaker has “nailed it” as the Doctor ahead of season 11 premiere

DIGITALSPY.COM: Doctor Who star Mandip Gill has praised new Doctor Jodie Whittaker, saying that she “really is the Doctor” ahead of the show’s series 11 premiere tonight (October 7).

The actress, who plays the Thirteenth Doctor’s friend Yasmin Khan in the new series, revealed on Sunday Brunch this morning that fans won’t need to take any time to get used to the new Doctor.

“She’s absolutely great, and I’m not just saying this because she’s a friend,” Mandip explained to hosts Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer.

“She just genuinely has nailed it. She’s the Doctor – she literally is the Doctor. There were no, ‘Maybe she’ll become the Doctor in a few episodes’. She completely is.”

The actress also added that while she doesn’t know what will happen after the episode premieres, she’s willing to embrace any changes that follow.

“I don’t know what to expect,” she added. “I will embrace it if there is change. But I’d like to be able to go into town with no make-up on!”

Whittaker, on the other hand, is taking everything in her stride, with Mandip adding that the actress doesn’t seem fazed at all about the huge role she’s taking over.

“I’m not quite sure she understands the gravitas of it because she just takes it in her stride and is really cool about it,” she continued. “It’s a massive responsibility. I genuinely don’t think I would be able to do what she does – the amount of lines she learns on a daily basis!”

Talking about her character, Mandip says that Yasmin is a “very capable” girl who may just get more than she bargains for.

“One day she phones her boss and says, ‘Look I want more’, and she gets more – and it completely changes her life,” she teased. “And that’s all I’m going to say.”

Doctor Who returns with ‘The Woman Who Fell to Earth’ tonight (October 7) at 6.45pm on BBC One, while Sunday Brunch continues on Channel 4.