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Doctor Who: Matt Smith and David Tennant tease “another character” in 50th anniversary

Billed as a thank you to fans for keeping Doctor Who’s secrets, the BBC has released a clip of the tenth and eleventh (well, as it stands, er, stood… appreciating that we don’t know… as long as… I mean, supposing that… oh, I give up) Doctors chummily discussing what it’s like to be the face of the show, and how their characters rub along together in the 50th anniversary special.

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DOCTOR WHO SERIES 7 PART 2 Trailer Raises Excitement For New Half Season

You guys! It’s only two weeks until Doctor Who returns with the first of eight episodes. BBC America has posted the newest trailer for Series 7B, and it looks like it’ll be a doozy. Lots of creepy monsters, including Cybermen, which actually look threatening, are included, as well as quick glimpses of guest stars Dougray Scott and David Warner. The focal point is, of course, the mystery surrounding Clara Oswin Oswald, the girl who has already [REDACTED] twice. So, Amy was the girl who didn’t make sense and Clara is the impossible girl… I think it’s all just a metaphor for the Doctor not being able to understand women.

The BBC has also released synopses for the first four episodes. Avoid if you don’t like spoilers.

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A good month for us geeks

March on the BBC is shaping up to be a good month for fans of sci-fi & fantasy. Easter brings us the return of Doctor Who to BBC One, complete with new companion Clara Oswald. Amy Pond was never my favourite companion, and I’m not too sorry to see her go, although it is a shame that Rory has to go with here. And here’s hoping we haven’t seen the last of River Song.

Meanwhile, Radio 4 has a choice of two adaptions of some great fantasy books; Terry Pratchett’s Eric and Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere.



Eric, also known as Faust Eric, was the ninth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. The Radio 4 version, adapted by Robin Brooks and stars Mark Heap as Rincewind the Wizzard, begins on 6th March.

Neverwhere, which starts on 16th March, is an altogether more star-studded affair. The stellar cast contains, among others, James McAvoy, Benedict Cumberbatch and the legendary Christopher Lee.

A month to look forward to indeed.

A good month for us geeks

March on the BBC is shaping up to be a good month for fans of sci-fi & fantasy. Easter brings us the return of Doctor Who to BBC One, complete with new companion Clara Oswald. Amy Pond was never my favourite companion, and I’m not too sorry to see her go, although it is a shame that Rory has to go with here. And here’s hoping we haven’t seen the last of River Song.

Meanwhile, Radio 4 has a choice of two adaptions of some great fantasy books; Terry Pratchett’s Eric and Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere.

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Hundreds of John Peel shows now available for streaming

John Peel’s record collection has already been digitized, and now, hundreds of his live BBC 1 shows have been, as well. SoundCloud user +dB has uploaded 458 radio episodes from the late DJ, comprising more than 900 hours of music. The episodes date from 1967, when Peel was at Radio London, to 2004, when he completed his final shows for the BBC.

The legendary Radio 1 DJ has had an indelible influence upon popular music over the past half century, popularizing bands like Pink Floyd, Joy Division, and The Smiths through his Peel Sessions radio program. The Space, a UK-based experimental digital project, began digitizing his music collection earlier this year, but until now, his live shows had yet to be comprehensively archived.

If you’ve got a month to spare, stream the shows below.

UPDATE: Looks like they’ve already been taken down. Oh well.

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