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Day of the Doctor Trailer

Day of the Doctor

While we all wait for 8 o’clock tonight, the BBC have released a trailer for Day of the Doctor online that includes footage from the special.

Will tonight’s trailer be the same, or different?  We can’t wait to find out :)

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An Adventure In Space And Time

 

An air date has been issued for Mark Gatiss’s much anticipated “doc”udrama, An Adventure In Space And Time.

This origin story will be shown at 9pm on Thursday 21st November on BBC2

The Day of the Doctor

The BBC have announced a little more about the exciting anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor…

In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.

 

Day of the Doctor is to be shown around the world and in cinemas on 23rd Nov. Start time around 7:45…

An Adventure In Space and Time Posters

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Following in the style of series 7 of Doctor Who, the BBC have released two fantastic new posters for the upcoming Mark Gattis docu-drama An Adventure in Space and Time, chronicling the early years of Doctor Who, and featuring David Bradley as William Hartnell. Click on the images for the hi-res versions.

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Atlantis Who

 

NEW FANTASY SERIES ATLANTIS FOLLOWS DOCTOR WHO 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL IN BBC AMERICA’S BIGGEST SUPERNATURAL SATURDAY EVER

From the creators of Merlin and BAFTA award-winning series Misfits

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New York – October 24, 2013 – BBC AMERICA’s Supernatural Saturday brings the iconic lost city to life in new 13-part fantasy-adventure series, Atlantis. When Jason (Jack Donnelly, Dancing on the Edge) sets out to find his father, he could never imagine his journey would lead to a strange, yet impossibly familiar land full of dangerous creatures, legendary heroes and palaces so vast it was said they were built by giants – the ancient fabled city of Atlantis.In a milestone television event, Atlantispremieres Saturday, November 23, 9:00pm ET/PT following the encore broadcast of Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor, as part of BBC AMERICA’s biggest Supernatural Saturday ever.

A young man trying to unearth his roots and find his missing father, Jason’s search unexpectedly leads him to this strange mythical realm – and whether he likes it or not, he isn’t leaving anytime soon. He must now familiarize himself with their customs, earn a living, forge alliances and fight-off otherworldly foes. Jason quickly learns that beneath the surface of what appears to be a magical place, is a dark and simmering past filled with secrets and deceit to which he now seems inexplicably bound. And when he becomes embroiled in a perilous game of politics and power, Jason will need all the help he can get.

 

Befriended by an overweight, overly-confident Hercules (Mark Addy, Game of Thrones) and the studious young Pythagoras (Robert Emms, War Horse), Jason embarks on an adventure, which sees him brush shoulders with a sweet girl named Medusa (Jemima Rooper, Hex),come face to face with the fearsome Minotaur, do battle with the dead and catch the eye and heart of the beautiful Ariadne (Aiysha Hart, About Time), the princess of Atlantis whose family and royal standing restricts who she may love. Accordingly, Jason discovers the treachery of Atlantis’ rulers, including Queen Pasiphaë (Sarah Parish, Hatfields & McCoys), a rumored manipulator of the dark arts who has her own plans for Ariadne. Jason finds guidance and protection with the revered Oracle (Juliet Stevenson, The Hour), who has never felt the burden of responsibility more than when Jason arrives in Atlantis. He learns from the soothsayer that it’s no mistake he happens upon the shores of the famed city – it is fate.  In realizing his destiny, Jason and his allies willvoyage through a vast store of myths and legends, re-imagined for a new generation.

Creator, writer, and executive producer Howard Overman (Misfits), on the series:  “It is both a privilege and a delight to have the opportunity to take audiences on a journey into the fantastical world of Atlantis. Drawing on the Greek Myths for inspiration, we aim to tell classic, action adventure stories in unexpected and exciting ways.”

The new 13-part series was filmed in Wales and Morocco. Executive producers are Johnny Capps, Julian Murphy, and Howard Overman for Urban Myth Films and Bethan Jones for BBC Cymru Wales.

 

CAST AND PRODUCTION CREDITS

 

Jason                                                    Jack Donnelly (Dancing on the Edge, House of Anubis)

Hercules                                              Mark Addy (Game of Thrones, The Full Monty)

Pythagoras                                            Robert Emms (War Horse, Kick-Ass 2)

Pasiphaë                                               Sarah Parish (Hatfields & McCoys, Mistresses)

The Oracle                                           Juliet Stevenson (The Hour, Bend it Like Beckham)

Medusa                                                Jemima Rooper (Lost in Austen, Hex)

Ariadne                                                Aiysha Hart (About Time, Djinn)

Minos                                                   Alexander Siddig (Da Vinci’s Demons, 24)

 

Creators                                              Julian Murphy (Merlin, Hex)

Johnny Capps (Merlin, Hex)

Howard Overman (Misfits, Merlin)

 

Director                                               Justin Molotnikov (Shameless, Merlin)

 

Executive Producer                              Bethan Jones (Sherlock, Mistresses)

 

EPISODE SYNOPSES:

 

EPISODE ONE – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 9:00 PM ET/PT

Jason goes searching for his father and ends up on the shores of an ancient land full of mythical creaturesand legendary heroes: the lost city of Atlantis. But it seems the newcomer has arrived at the worst possible time, and becomes caught in a deadly ritual from which no one has ever escaped.

 

EPISODE TWO – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 9:00PM ET/PT

When a dying old man asks for the trio’s help in locating his missing daughter, Jason, Hercules, and Pythagoras find themselves battling the fierce worshipers of Dionysus alongside a young woman named Medusa.

 

EPISODE THREE – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 9:00PM ET/PT

After insulting the rich and powerful Heptarian, Jason and his friends are arrested and sentenced to compete in the perilous sport of bull leaping. In order to gain their freedom they must first survive this daunting test of bravery, but Jason’s enemies are prepared to do whatever it takes to keep him from getting out alive.

 

Episodes Four-Thirteen will be released on a later date.

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