Peter Capadi - BBC Radio 2 - 8th March 2016 (c) BBC
Peter Capaldi – BBC Radio 2 – 8th March 2016 (c) BBC

BlogtorWho’s round-up of what’s been happening in the Whoniverse this week (6-11 March 2016)

The fantastic Series 9 steel book, Blu-ray and DVD collections hit stores all over. Lucky viewers in Australia and New Zealand can even get a limited edition TARDIS sign frame with their purchases.

Doctor Who Series 9 Steelbook cover
Doctor Who Series 9 Steelbook cover

Peter Capaldi did a round of promotions and interviews this week for the launch of the Series 9 DVD and Blu-ray release.

On Monday, he appeared on ITV lifestyle show Lorraine where he talked about Doctor Who, his old punk band, the improbably named The Dreamboys, and he also did a rather hilarious 60 Second Cereal challenge.

Peter did a live signing at HMV on Oxford Street, London on Monday evening, where lucky fans waited in line to Bowie tunes and everyone got a Twelfie!

The Women of Doctor Who - International Women's Day - 8th March 2015 ©BBC AMERICA
The Women of Doctor Who – International Women’s Day – 8th March 2015 ©BBC AMERICA

In one interview after another, Petey-C did a great job of giving absolutely nothing away. On Tuesday, he gave an interview on BBC Radio 2 show Steve Wright in the Afternoon, where he non-answered questions about the new companion and said of playing the Doctor

I love being Doctor Who…so I will be around as long as it’s right to be around.”

Speculation continued to grow around who would take over the TARDIS key from Jenna Coleman, with the Radio Times announcing that a new companion was “not far away”.

The twelfth Doctor also talked to Doctor Who: The Fan Show as he drew some fabulous drawings of the Doctors he grew up with and fell in love with. Check out the video at our sister page – Peter Capaldi News

On Tuesday 8 March we all celebrated International Women’s Day and BlogtorWho looked at the incredible Women of Doctor Who *fist pump*

The Chimes of Midnight - Vinyl Edition
The Chimes of Midnight – Vinyl Edition

In other news, Big Finish released the fab Sixth Doctor and Peri Short Trips adventure Prime Winner. Read Blogtor’s 9/10 review here.

Big Finish also announced that they are to re-issue of Eighth Doctor fan favourites The Chimes of Midnight and Spare Parts on vinyl. Cue tears of joy from DW fandom.

Talking of vinyl re-issues, Demon records announced that they’re releasing the Classic Doctor Who – Genesis of the Daleks for Record Store Day on 16 April.

In book news, BBC Books have announced they will be re-releasing  seven of the popular Doctor Who Target book series on the 28th April.

Blogtor gave a 9/10 review for Big Finish’s cracking new Doom Coalition set, featuring Paul McGann and Alex Kingston and a whopping 10/10 to the new Torchwood adventure The Victorian Age.

The A Word - Maurice Scott (CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON), Alison Hughes (MORVEN CHRISTIE), Joe Hughes (MAX VENTO) - (C) Fifty Fathoms - Photographer: Rory Mulvey
The A Word – Maurice Scott (CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON), Alison Hughes (MORVEN CHRISTIE), Joe Hughes (MAX VENTO) – (C) Fifty Fathoms – Photographer: Rory Mulvey

Props and costumes from Series 9 and even an actual trap street dropped at The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff this week, to much excitement.

On Friday, Blogtor Who paid tribute to fan favourites John Barrowman (Capt Jack Harkness) and Alex Kingston (River Song) as they celebrated a joint birthday.

While ex-Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies gained himself another award, This time, a prestigious Broadcasting Press Guild Award for innovation for his multi-platform series Cucumber, Banana and Tofu. Along with Suranne Jones, who played Idris in Neil Gaiman’s wonderful 2011 episode The Doctor’s Wife, who won the BPG award for best actress for her gripping performance as Doctor Gemma Foster in the superlative 2015 BBC series Doctor Foster.

In non-Who news, the BBC announced that Christopher Eccleston’s new drama The A Word will air at the end of March. The Beeb released a trailer and first pics of the show about a family dealing with an autistic son.

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