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Five-minute memoir: Grant Gordon on how a Doctor Who heroine saved his dad

The Mini Clubman may be the iconic era-defining car of the Swinging Sixties, but it was the Austin 1100 which was the speedy, reliable compact car of choice for less groovy folk across the country.

Eastenders top of tree as BBC wins TV battle

EastEnders won its head-to-head battle with Downton Abbey as BBC1 kept with tradition by coming out on top in the Christmas Day ratings.

He says: 'The way you get your script to the right people is that you put it in an envelope. It's easy. The difficult bit is writing something that is so good people will take a punt on a brand new writer.'

Steven Moffat: Storyteller in chief

As the lead writer of Doctor Who and the co-creator of Sherlock, both Christmas viewing highlights, he's now one of the BBC's most important creative talents and a powerful figure in British television

Review of Doctor Who ‘Night Terrors’

The Doctor made a stop off from the over-arching storyline to answer a distress call from a seven-year-old boy in this creepy little tale from Mark Gatiss.

Laurie Penny: The best future would be the one imagined by Doctor Who

Thank God for Doctor Who.

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The singular power of a poetic monologue is lost in its transfer from the London stage

A look at the new &lsquo;Doctor Who&rsquo; trailer

It has barely been two months since audiences were left on a tantalising cliff hanger but now the trailer for the second half series 6/32 of &lsquo;Doctor Who&rsquo; has been posted on the &lsquo;Doctor Who&rsquo; website.

Review of Doctor Who &lsquo;A Good Man Goes To War&rsquo;

The truth has now been revealed about River Song...

Review of Doctor Who &lsquo;The Rebel Flesh&rsquo;

Doctor Who tackled the ethical dilemma of cloning and artificial life in the first of a two-part story this week.

Review of Doctor Who &lsquo;The Doctor&rsquo;s Wife&rsquo;

After much speculation from the teasing title of this episode, all has now become come clear.

Doctor Who producer slams plot leaks as 'vandalism'

Doctor Who series boss Steven Moffatt has blasted fans who leak details of plots, accusing them of "vandalism".

Review of Doctor Who &lsquo;The Curse of the Black Spot&rsquo;

Doctor Who turned pirate this week with &lsquo;The Curse of the Black Spot&rsquo; which took viewers on a swashbuckling adventure, involving stowaways, mutiny and a siren.

Karen Gillan: Obsessive fans, short skirts and life with Doctor Who

And you think getting a doctor's appointment is difficult – try getting one with the Doctor's assistant, flame-haired Scottish actress Karen Gillan, aka Tardis companion Amy Pond. Nine solid months of 11-day fortnights filming Doctor Who in Cardiff, on-call from six in the morning until way past dusk, means that clearing a space in Gillan's diary can seem harder than time travel itself. But now here she is, heeled-up and tottering carefully out of a taxi on to London's Portobello Road.

Review of Doctor Who &lsquo;Day of the Moon&rsquo;

So, The Silence finally fell via a spot of post-hypnotic suggestion.

Review of Doctor Who &lsquo;The Impossible Astronaut&rsquo;

Bigger, bolder, better: just three words that sum up the opener for this series.

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