On Doctor Who this weekend PEARL Mackie and Matt Lucas will continue to make an epic return to our screens. The BBC pleased audiences when, during the lockout, they started to replay old episodes of the much-loved show and this Saturday was expected to end with the two actors in World Enough and Time and The Doctor Drop.
Conversely, Doctor Who Magazine’s Emily Cook revealed that the tweet along — which would have had stars and crew from the show’s history providing running narratives on social media — was canceled because they didn’t feel like the right time to air it in the midst of the Black Lives Matter protests around the world.
“Mackie said that; it’s not appropriate time but feelings of Doctor Who fans is too much valuable for us so that’s why we would go ahead with the tweet along this weekend” But for Doctor Who fans, it’s not all bad news as they’ve created a new scene for viewers to enjoy that includes the returning Little Britain star as Nardole, and Pearle as Bill Potts.
You could still participate in this weekend’s separate watch along series organized by Black Girls Create. You can watch back-to-back screenings of some of the best episodes to date from 8 pm BST/3 pm EST/12 pm PST: The Ghost Monument, The Haunting of Villa Diodati, Thin Ice and Knock Knock. Viewers would be allowed to treat to a double bill of episodes last Saturday-New Earth and Gridlock.
Russell T Davies, one of the former show bosses, is set to release a short story that could ultimately answer the recurring question of whether the Face of Boe is indeed a future incarnation of Captain Jack Harkness, played by John Barrowman. He promises the tale will contain a “secret that needs to be revealed,” so many fans would no doubt have their finger crossed. It would not be the first bombshell dropped during the lockdown in newly-written material published.
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In the wake of beloved episode Rose, Davies previously revealed the fate of the Autons. He also confirmed that Luke Smith, of The Sarah Jane Adventures, finally escaped with Sanjay. However, it is not just spin-off adventures that are in development – current showrunner Chris Chibnall has confirmed that work is well underway on season 13. While the show remains unable to start filming due to ongoing social distancing measures, in Doctor Who Magazine he assured fans that “stories are forming” and “plans are still hacked.” Fortunately, the special Christmas episode The Daleks’ Revolution has already been filmed, meaning it will be released on schedule.