The new series of Doctor Who starts on BBC One on March 30 and The first official photograph from Doctor Who series eight has been released, as well as information promising new monsters and underwater adventures.Lead writer Steven Moffat is calling 2013 Doctor Who’s “most exciting year” and has said that the season finale will reveal “the Doctor’s greatest secret”.
The first episode, The Bells of St John, marks the official introduction of the Doctor’s newest companion, Clara Oswald. Played by Jenna-Louise Coleman, Oswald made two appearances last year, but will star alongside Matt Smith as Doctor Who throughout this series.The Bells of St John will also feature a new nemesis, the Spoonheads, who will battle the Doctor as he discovers something sinister in London’s wi-fi. Moffat said new Cybermen and Ice Warriors would also appear in the series.Jessica Raine, who is set to appear in Doctor Who biopic An Adventure in Space and Time, will guest star in series eight, as will Warwick Davies, known for his roles in the Harry Potter and Star Wars films. While The Bells of St John is set in modern-day London, Moffat promised new adventures for Doctor Who: “We’re up in the sky and under the sea! We’re running round the rings of an alien world and then a haunted house. And there’s a never before attempted journey to the centre of the TARDIS.”.
Meanwhile Roger Delgado, the former Actor who is best known for playing the Doctor Who adversary The Master, was born 1 March 1918 in Whitechapel, in the East End of London. Delgado worked extensively on the British stage, and on TV, film and radio. He appeared in the 1955 BBC Television serial Quatermass II, had a role in the Powell and Pressburger wartime drama Battle of the River Plate (1956), and came to wide popular attention in Britain when he played the duplicitous Spanish envoy Mendoza in the ITC Entertainment series Sir Francis Drake (1961–62), after which he was much in demand; an ‘in-joke’ in the 1971 Doctor Who story Colony in Space refers to that role: the Brigadier tells the Doctor not to worry — the suspected sighting of the Master was only the Spanish Ambassador! Delgado was frequently cast as a villain, appearing in many noted British action-adventure TV series by ITC, including The Champions (1969), Danger Man (1961), The Saint (1962, 1966), and Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969). He made a total of sixteen guest appearances in ITC shows — the most of any actor — with his last completed role being ITC’s The Zoo Gang shown in 1974. He also appeared in The Avengers (1961, 1969), The Power Game (1966) and Crossfire (1967). In film, he appeared alongside Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in The Road to Hong Kong.
He began work on Doctor Who in late 1970, his first broadcast appearance being in the January 1971 adventure Terror of the Autons. He subsequently reprised the role of the Master in many of the Third Doctor serials, including The Mind of Evil, The Claws of Axos, Colony in Space, The Dæmons, The Sea Devils, The Time Monster and Frontier in Space. The Master’s story arc was to have ended in The Final Game, which was planned as the final story to feature Pertwee’s Third Doctor, but the story was scrapped following Delgado’s sudden death. The role has since been played by several actors, Peter Pratt, Geoffrey Beevers, Anthony Ainley, Eric Roberts, Derek Jacobi and John Simm. I hope they re-introduce the Sea-Devils in the latest series(The looked Cool) but I’m not sure how they would do it.
The Current Doctor Who (Matt Smith) also makes a Comic Relief appearance on BBC One on Friday 15th March 2013 and Doctor Who is currently in second place in TV Guide Magazine’s Fan Favorites Awards in the Science Fiction category. Meanwhil Freema Agyeman has confirmed that she is not returning as Martha Jones for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary celebrations and There is also a Third Doctor short story ebook from Puffin, which has been written by Marcus Sedgwick (the multi award-winning author of ‘Floodland’, ‘My Sword Hand is Singing’ and ‘Midwinterblood’) to celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who. The novel sees the third Doctor and Jo trying to find The Spear of Destiny, and finding themselves caught up in a vicious battle between two Viking tribes, and discovering that one of the Vikings is even more dangerous than he appears to be and is also after the Spear of Destiny