Monday, 14 July 2014

New Promotional Trailer released for the New Series

At half time yesterday between the match of Germany & Argentina the BBC showed a new promotional trailer for Peter Capaldi's first series.

And here it is:


Enjoy everyone, as we wait patiently for the return of our favourite show despite the leaking of scripts & a raw version of Deep Breath on to the internet.

Stay Tuned, as a Doctor Who television legend once said!

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Doctor Who is back!



The BBC has released the date for the return of our favourite television series.

Doctor Who will return on Saturday 23rd August, 2014.

This will be the first full series to star Peter Capaldi & it is believed there will be a special cameo from the departed Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith.  It will again star Jenna Coleman as Clara.  The first episode is to be a feature length opener called Deep Breath.

The New Series will be Eighth since the show returned in 2005, but it is also series Thirty Four since the show debuted back in the 23rd November, 1963, & it is very fitting that this latest series is going out on the 23rd, albeit it is August & not November! 

So stay tuned everyone, the wait is nearly over, but here's a little something to whet your appetite.



Saturday, 29 March 2014

Derek Martinus

It was not that long ago we reported the death of Christopher Barry. 

Now we have to report the sad passing of Derek Martinus at the age of 82.

To Doctor Who fans he will be remembered for directing for the 1st 3 Doctors, he also was the director on the first Cyberman story and also was the 1st director for Doctor Who in colour.

The stories Derek directed were: Galaxy Four, The Tenth Planet, The Evil of the Daleks, The Ice Warriors & Spearhead from Space.

He also directed a couple of Blakes 7 episodes and over 50 episodes of Z Cars amongst his other credits.

We will pay tribute to Derek Martinus in the Doctor Who Bar soon.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Future Schedule

The current bar schedule ends at the end of April.  Now whilst we can't please everybody every session we want to know what stories you would like to see.  Tell us by using the contact us form at the opposite side of the page.

I will take these under advisement when I prepare the next schedule.

Hope to hear from you.

EDIT:  Also session times would you like more sessions?  Less sessions?  Sessions times and days moved?  Let us know so it can be discussed.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Christopher Barry

The Doctor Who Bar sadly reports that former Doctor Who director Christopher Barry has died at the age of 88.

He may be remembered best for being the 1st person to direct the Daleks but he directed many other Doctor Who stories in the 60's and 70's these stories were:

William Hartnell:  The Daleks (Not episodes 3 & 6), The Rescue, The Romans, The Savages.
Patrick Troughton:  The Power of the Daleks.
Jon Pertwee: The Dæmons, The Mutants.
Tom Baker:  Robot, The Brain of Morbius, The Creature from the Pit.

Christopher had previously stated of all these Stories his favourite was The Dæmons.

We would like to invite to you all to join us as we pay tribute to Christopher Barry with The Dæmons on Saturday 15th February.  The Doctor Who Bar opens at 9:15pm and we press play at 9:30pm.  Please join in by watching your VHS or DVD and use the #DWBar Hashtag.

We hope to see you then.

R.I.P. Christopher Barry.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Let's Get The Captain America Movie Sequel To Feature Doctor Who!



The latest Marvel movie blockbuster Captain America: The Winter Soldier could feature the hit TV series  Doctor Who and Sherlock when it arrives in the UK and Ireland screens in March this year.

After his sixty-year coma following the events seen in Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America (also known as Steve Rogers) will be adapting to life in the 21st century. A scene will occur, featuring Rogers' scrapbook, with notes filled with the news he has missed out on during his spell in a coma. Now comes the exciting bit for lovers of the hit television series Sherlock and more importantly Doctor Who!

Captain America will have missed plenty of amazing TV in his comatose absence - so the Radio Times Magazine have created a poll which will help him decide which great British & Irish TV could be featured in the very special scene. Hopefully the BBC's flagship sci-fi series Doctor Who (what else could it be!), Sherlock, and many other TV hits making the poll could be included.  This is a great opportunity for fans to help their favourite programme feature in a massive blockbuster motion picture!

For example, there could be a picture of the Eleventh Doctor (played by Matt Smith) & Clara (Jenna Coleman) on their travels in the TARDIS, or even Sherlock (actor Benedict Cumberbatch) & John Watson  (Martin Freeman) discovering a mystery - there are endless possibilities for extracts of either show to be incorporated into the scene. So where and how do we vote? The link below will take you to the original article and poll, for you to cast your votes (you may vote for up to three programmes, so please choose very carefully!)

Click here to cast your vote!

Captain America: The Winter Soldier will hit UK & Ireland screens on Wednesday 26th March, and US cinemas on Friday 4th April.

[Source : The Radio Times]

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

New Schedule

Happy New Year.

A new year and this post is to say that a new schedule has been posted.  It starts this Saturday (4th Jan) and runs until the end of April.

As always we are not going to please all of you all the time.  We hope to see you for some of our sessions.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Viewers Choice Night - The Choices

Hi again everyone.

The choices are in and sadly we didn't get as many as we had hoped.

So instead of the top 5 are only choices are:  Genesis of the Daleks, City of Death & The Curse of Fenric Special Edition.

To vote simply tweet your choice to #DWBarVC before 8:30pm GMT (UK Time) next Sat (28th Dec) and we will announce the winning story when we open our session at 8:45pm GMT that night and will press play all on our DVD's at 9pm GMT.  Remember the tweet has to have #DWBarVC in it to count.

Thank you once again for your support.

The Bar admins Voidy (aka @Via_The_Void) & myself (@SimonGa) once again wish you all a Happy Christmas (apologies if you don't celebrate it) and hope you all have a great 2014.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Viewers Choice Night

Here at The Doctor Who Bar we love our followers and those who join in with our sessions no matter how often you are able to.

As a small Christmas gift to you we give you Viewers Choice Night on Saturday 28th December.

How this works is tweet us your suggestion of a story (Christmas Specials excluded please) to #DWBarVC  for it to count you must tweet before 8:30pm GMT on Saturday 21st December and before our session that night we will announce the Top 5.

You then can vote again by tweeting again to #DWBarVC for 1 of those 5 before 8:30pm GMT on Saturday 28th December.  We will then watch the winning story at 9pm GMT that night.

Please remember only tweets with the tag #DWBarVC WILL count.

Finally Happy Christmas to you all.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

The Time of the Doctor News & Speculation


The Time of the Doctor is to be broadcast on Christmas Day at 7.30pm GMT, and will star Matt Smith in his final outing as the Doctor.  Jenna Coleman stars again as Clara.

Orbiting the quiet backwater planet Trenzalore, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather.  They are inexplicably drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out through the stars. Amongst them is the Doctor himself. Rescuing his companion Clara from a traditional family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own destiny and that of the entire universe.

So what do we know about this particular episode!?  Well it's Matt Smith's final episode before he hangs up his Fez for good.  We know that the Doctor ages through this final episode and also loses one of his limbs.

But what of the plot arcs which have been left hanging from his other series.  What exactly are the Cracks in Time, and who or what are controlling them? 

We also know that despite him being the Eleventh Doctor, we will discover that he's really the Thirteenth and final incarnation of the Doctor.  So at the end of this story Doctor Who as a series will be finished, the Doctor has reached the end of his regeneration limit, time to draw the show to a close?



Of course, Doctor Who is not about to cease production, we already know that Peter Capaldi has been cast as the next Doctor and the show resumes production on it's next series after Christmas in January.  So how can the Doctor circumvent the established regeneration limit?

There is a precedent established in the Twentieth Anniversary special The Five Doctors where Lord President Borusa offers the Master "Regeneration, a complete new life cycle!" but surely we won't see the Time Lords so soon after The Day of the Doctor?  Not unless the Time Lords themselves have been attempting to contact the Doctor by some method?  Could they be responsible for his regeneration?

All we can do is wait patiently for Christmas Day, and the final performance of Matt Smith as the Doctor before he hands the role on to Peter Capaldi. So stay tuned everyone.

Article written by Via_The_Void

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

The Day of the Doctor


The BBC have at last revealed the transmission time for the Anniversary Special.  The Day of the Doctor will premiere on BBC One at 7.50pm GMT on the 23rd November, 2013.

The Doctors embark on their greatest adventure yet in this Fiftieth Anniversary special. In 2013, something sinister and terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; back in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in deep space an ancient battle reaches its final devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him, and the only way to fix it is for him to get help from himself!

Starring Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman, David Tennant with John Hurt and Billie Piper. The Special features appearances from the Zygons and the Daleks.  

Not much else is known about the Anniversary Special as it's been very carefully kept under wraps until transmission, but we do know that the ancient battle mentioned in the synopsis is likely to be the Time War!

So will we get to see any of the Doctor's from the shows original television run? Will the dastardly Daleks triumph over the Doctor by destroying his home planet Gallifrey?  Or will the Doctor himself cause Gallifrey's destruction?

Not long to go now as we countdown the Days to the Anniversary. 


Friday, 11 October 2013

List of Missing Episodes Recovered

Fans of the original run of Doctor Who know that many stories were wiped by the BBC.  Some of these were returned to the BBC and luckily the entire Jon Pertwee run has been in the archive for quite some time albeit some of it in Black and White only.  Those episodes have been painstakingly restored to colour as best as possible by The Restoration Team.

108 episodes were missing until the BBC announced the recovery of The Underwater Menace episode 2 and Galaxy 4 episode 3.

After whispers before and after that find, we have had months of speculation and rumour about possible discoveries, on Tuesday the BBC website stated that a number of episodes had been returned to the BBC.  The official announcement has just been made about which episodes have been returned.


The Enemy of the World episodes 1-2,4-6.  Episode 3 was already in the BBC archive.  The Web of Fear episodes 2, 4-6  This just leaves episode 3 missing as episode 1 is already in the archives.

The BBC have released these Patrick Troughton episodes via iTunes as downloads.

A DVD will be released on the 22nd November of The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear follows in early 2014.

There is speculation that this is not all the episodes that have been returned and there will be a further announcement at some point.

We at The Doctor Who Bar are very glad these episodes have been returned and we give grateful thanks to all those involved in returning these to the archives.

We also look forward to watching them in the Bar soon.