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Interview – Pearl Mackie talks about Doctor Who “Twice Upon a Time”

Following on from the Mark Gatiss interview earlier today, our next interview to celebrate the Doctor Who Christmas Special “Twice Upon a Time” being just a week away is with Pearl Mackie who played the Doctor’s Companion Bill Potts in the last series (and coming up next is a few words from both Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi who shall both be leaving the Tardis behind after this extra special episode).

Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie) was a coiled spring of pure energy and emotion in the Doctor Who series just gone. Met with applause for both critics and fans, Pearl Mackie left a lasting footprint on the floor of the Tardis with Bill, and when she finally departed the Blue Police Box people truly didn’t want her to go.

What have we got to look forward to in this episode?

There’s so much! We’ve got not one but two TARDISes,
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Watch a clip from the Doctor Who Christmas Special – ‘Twice Upon a Time’

With just a week to go until the Doctor Who Christmas Special airs, BBC has released a clip from ‘Twice Upon a Time’ which sees the Doctor (Peter Capaldi), the First Doctor (David Bradley), Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie) and the Captain (Mark Gatiss) making an escape in the First Doctor’s Tardis; watch it below…

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The magical final chapter of the Twelfth Doctor’s (Peter Capaldi) journey sees the Time Lord team up with his former self, the first ever Doctor (David Bradley – Harry Potter, Game of Thrones) and a returning Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), for one last adventure.

Two Doctors stranded in an Arctic snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. Enchanted glass people, stealing their victims from frozen time. And a World War One captain destined to die on the battlefield,
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Interview – Mark Gatiss talk about his role in Doctor Who “Twice Upon a Time”

Following on from the David Bradley interview earlier, our next interview to celebrate the Doctor Who Christmas Special “Twice Upon a Time” being just a week away is with Mark Gatiss, who plays The Captain in the Christmas Special. Keep an eye out for upcoming interviews from Pearl Mackie who returns as the excellent Bill Potts, along with this a few words from both Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi who shall both be leaving the Tardis behind after this extra special episode.

Mark Gatiss’s name is almost synonymous with the universe of Doctor Who. Being one that championed its return back in 2005, he has not only written some of the most truly memorable episodes, but he’s also cropped up in a number of them too.

What have we got to look forward to in this episode?

This is not just a Christmas special, it’s also the end
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Monday’s best TV: The League of Gentlemen; Myanmar – The Hidden Truth

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The grotesques of Royston Vasey return, as eerie as ever – plus, an upsetting but important portrait of the plight of the Rohingya Muslims

It says as much about the cultural inertia of this century as well as the passing of time that, crikey, it’s almost 19 years since the League of Gentlemen first graced our screens, making stars of Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and Mark Gatiss. They return in their grotesque guises to Royston Vasey; the fact that the actors have aged adds an extra layer of eeriness (and makeup) to their familiar creations. David Stubbs

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Interview – David Bradley talks about his role as the First Doctor in Doctor Who “Twice Upon a Time”

With the Doctor Who Christmas Special “Twice Upon a Time” now just a week away, here at Flickering Myth we’ve got interviews with David Bradley who plays the First Doctor, Mark Gatiss as The Captain and also Pearl Mackie who returns as the excellent Bill Potts, along with a few words from both Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi who shall both be leaving the Tardis behind after this extra special episode.

The first interview below is with David Bradley who many will recognise from Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, but closer to the Who universe he’s appeared in Sarah Jane Adventures and of course in the Doctor Who episode Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.

How did you get the call?

Well it all started with An Adventure in Space and Time (the 2013 biopic about the start of Doctor Who) a few years ago. Mark Gatiss who wrote that tapped
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Exciting New Clip Surfaces From Doctor Who Christmas Special

We’re hope you’re getting excited, boys and girls, ‘cos we’re now just over a week away from Christmas. And we all know what that means, right? You got it – the annual Doctor Who yuletide special is almost here!

Ahead of the episode’s arrival on December 25th, the BBC have dropped this new clip (above) from the upcoming outing, titled “Twice Upon a Time.” The minute-long sequence throws us right in the middle of the action, with the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi), the First Doctor (David Bradley), Bill (Pearl Mackie) and Mark Gatiss’ mystery Wwi Captain making a getaway in the Tardis. Except, there’s a twist.

Following on from the end of the season 10 finale, “The Doctor Falls,” in which the Doctor encountered his original self in the Antarctic, “Twice Upon a Time” will see the two Time Lords and their friends caught up in a
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Long-Time Doctor Who Scribe Mark Gatiss Not Involved In Season 11

True to the old adage of one door opening just as another begins to close, this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, “Twice Upon a Time,” will herald the beginning of a “whole new era.”

At least, that’s according to long-time screenwriter Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), who is poised to appear as a Wwi soldier known only as ‘The Captain’ in the imminent festive treat. While appearing on ITV chat show Lorraine (with a tip of the hat to Digital Spy), Gatiss previewed Jodie Whittaker’s first appearance as the Time Lord, before hinting that he has no involvement in season 11, which will see current showrunner Steven Moffat hand over the keys to Chris Chibnall.

It’s fantastic. What I love about this, I love the costume – I call it ‘Godspell chic’. It’s got a lovely early ’70s feel to it, which I really like. I think it’s a fantastic choice,
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The League of Gentlemen announce 2018 UK tour

The dark comedy foursome are to hit the road, taking new show to ‘all the wonderful local places in our increasingly local country’

Their three forthcoming reunion specials for the BBC are among this Christmas’s most anticipated television shows. Now, the League of Gentlemen have announced that they will be touring the UK for the first time in over 12 years.

The League of Gentlemen Live Again! tour starts in Sunderland on 25 August 2018, offering local entertainment for local people around the UK, culminating in three nights at London’s Eventim Apollo, from 27 to 29 September.

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Jodie Whittaker Is “Funny From The Off” In Her First Doctor Who Scene

The incoming Doctor Who Christmas special has a lot going for it. It’s Peter Capaldi’s final hour, it sees him team up with David Bradley’s First Doctor, Pearl Mackie’s Bill will return and there’s even a guest role for Mark Gatiss. Despite all that, the big talking point is the fact that it will feature Jodie Whittaker’s debut as the Thirteenth Doctor in the episode’s last few moments.

This is something that outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat understands and accepts. In fact, he thinks the mix of excitement for the new Doctor with grief for the loss of the current actor is a classic part of the Doctor Who viewing experience.

“I must be honest, everyone’s watching for the last minute, and people are going to absolutely love Jodie. Then they’ll notice that, at the same time, they miss Peter, but it
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Doctor Who: Twice Upon A Time spoiler-free review

Simon Brew Dec 13, 2017

Here's our spoiler-free look at the Doctor Who Christmas special, Twice Upon A Time...

This review is spoiler-free. It talks about, at most, stuff that's been revealed in promo photos, but not more than that.

Twice Upon A Time

Really rather special, this one. Appreciating that pretty much everyone knows where Steven Moffat’s final Doctor Who story – Twice Upon A Time – has to ultimately end (an ending that was sliced off the press preview), the journey the story takes is really quite something.

It kicks off, of all things, with the kind of recap that only Doctor Who could get away with, before resuming where things were left at the end The Doctor Falls. Two DoctorsDavid Bradley as the first Doctor, Peter Capaldi as the incumbent – holding off their own regeneration. Neither willing to succumb to the change and uncertainty that lies ahead.

In the
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The Den of Geek Christmas 2017 UK TV and radio guide

Louisa Mellor Dec 13, 2017

We’ve taken a highlighter to this year’s Christmas and New Year TV schedules and circled what we’ll be watching this festive season…

Amid the cosy repeats and cranberry-stuffed cookery shows on TV over the next few weeks are a few gems. There’s no Sherlock or Charlie Brooker’s TV Wipe this year, but there are plenty of treats, not least the return of The League Of Gentlemen for a three-part anniversary series and Peter Capaldi’s last hurrah in the Tardis in the Doctor Who Christmas episode.

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Over on Netflix, six new episodes of Black Mirror are coming to usher in the New Year, two days into which we welcome the return of Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton’s genius anthology Inside No. 9.

Not to gloss over a spooky M.R. James night on BBC Four,
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Relive Peter Capaldi’s Greatest Moments With New Doctor Who Promo

We’ve now got less than two weeks to go before Christmas Day is here. Unfortunately for Doctor Who fans though, that comes with mixed emotions. While the annual holiday special is set to give us our first glimpse at Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor, it also means we have to say goodbye to Peter Capaldi’s twelfth incarnation in the process. The Scottish actor has absolutely owned the role over the past few years and it’s going to be tough to see him go.

Now, with his exit quickly approaching, the BBC has released a short new promo that briskly runs through the greatest moments of the Twelfth Doctor from the past four years of the show. Though not terribly long, it does a good job of compressing nearly all of Capaldi’s most memorable scenes and speeches into a fairly short space of time.

For instance, it
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‘God’s Own Country’, ‘Lady Macbeth’ & ‘The Death of Stalin’ Take Top Prizes At BIFAs

God’s Own Country, Lady Macbeth and The Death of Stalin were the big winners of the 2017 British Independent Film Awards (Bifa) held at Old Billingsgate.

God’s Own Country won four BIFAs: Best British Independent Film. Josh O’Connor took home Best Actor and Francis Lee was named Best Debut Screenwriter, plus the previously announced Best Sound award.

Lady Macbeth added to its brace of awards announced earlier this month (Best Cinematography sponsored by Blackmagic Design and Best Costume Design) with trophies for Best Screenplay sponsored by BBC Films for Alice Birch, Best Actress sponsored by Mac for Florence Pugh and Most Promising Newcomer sponsored by The London Edition for Naomie Ackie.

Simon Russell Beale was named Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Death of Stalin, which had previously been awarded Best Production Design, Best Make Up & Hair Design and Best Casting.

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‘God’s Own Country’ Wins Big at British Independent Film Awards

‘God’s Own Country’ Wins Big at British Independent Film Awards
God’s Own Country” was the big winner at the British Indepdendent Film Awards on Sunday, winning best British independent film, best actor for Josh O’Connor, and best debut screenwiter for Francis Lee, who also directed the England-set gay romance.

Lady Macbeth” was another multiple prize-winner, taking home the awards for best screenplay for Alice Birch, best actress for Florence Pugh, and most promising newcomer for Naomie Ackie. Armando Iannucci’s “Death of Stalin” picked up four awards, which were handed out Sunday evening at a starry awards ceremony in London.

The British independent movie industry turned out in force, although the snow that had blanketed parts of Britain overnight kept double award-winner Rungano Nyoni from attending and had Lee telling the crowd he needed digging out of his home in Yorkshire, northern England, to make the bash.

Host Mark Gatiss opened proceedings by announcing “it’s been another dreadful year for planet Earth,” adding that “January
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Doctor Who: Farewell to Peter Capaldi: Bbca Announces Special; Unveils Xmas Trailer & Photos

As the Twelfth Doctor's tenure comes to a close, BBC One has released a new trailer and photos for the 2017 Doctor Who Christmas Special, "Twice Upon a Time." Watch it, below. To mark star Peter Capaldi's final trip in the Tardis, BBC America has also announced it is airing the Doctor Who: Farewell to Peter Capaldi special tribute, immediate following the Christmas Special. Colin McFarlane narrates the retrospective, which includes clips, as well as commentary from Ep Steven Moffat. The Doctor Who Christmas Special, "Twice Upon a Time," stars Capaldi in the title role. The BBC America cast also includes David Bradley as the First Doctor, Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts, Mark Gatiss as the Captain. Additionally, it features Capaldi’s Doctor regenerating into the Thirteenth Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker -- the first female to take on
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New trailer for the ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas special

With the Christmas Special mere weeks away, the BBC have released the trailer for Peter Capaldi’s final adventure as Doctor Who – and adventure which sees Twelfth Doctor (Capaldi) team up with his former self, the first ever Doctor (played again by David Bradley), and a returning Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), for one last time…

Two Doctors stranded in an Arctic snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. Enchanted glass people, stealing their victims from frozen time. And a World War One captain destined to die on the battlefield, but taken from the trenches to play his part in the Doctor’s story. An uplifting new tale about the power of hope in humanity’s darkest hours, Twice Upon A Time marks the end of an era. But as the Doctor must face his past to decide his future, his journey is only just beginning…

Twice Upon A Time is written by Steven Moffat,
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Watch the latest trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas Special ‘Twice Upon A Time’

With Christmas now barely over a fortnight away, the Doctor Who Christmas Special “Twice Upon A Time” is rapidly getting closer and to whet our appetites, the BBC have just released the latest trailer for this extra special episode of Doctor Who which you can watch below. If however you prefer to watch this on the television you can catch it this evening on BBC One.

The magical final chapter of the Twelfth Doctor’s (Peter Capaldi) journey sees the Time Lord team up with his former self, the first ever Doctor (David Bradley – Harry Potter, Game of Thrones) and a returning Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), for one last adventure.

Two Doctors stranded in an Arctic snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. Enchanted glass people, stealing their victims from frozen time. And a World War One captain destined to die on the battlefield, but taken from the trenches to play his
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Gunpowder: HBO Unveils Images for Kit Harington Miniseries

Although it sounds like the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones won't premiere until 2019, fans don't have to wait that long to see more Kit Harington on their screens. The Gunpowder premieres on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 10:00pm, and HBO has released episode photos and descriptions. Check them out, below. A historical drama based on the 1605 "Gunpowder Plot," which is still marked in UK as "Guy Fawkes Day," Gunpowder delves into events behind the legend. The HBO mini-series stars Harington as his ancestor, Robert Catesby. The cast also includes: Mark Gatiss, Peter Mullan, Liv Tyler, Edward Holcroft, Shaun Dooley, Tom Cullen, Robert Emms, Derek Riddell, Sian Webber, David Bamber, and Kevin Eldon. Read More…
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HBO Europe Lands Kit Harington's 'Gunpowder'

HBO Europe has struck a deal with Endemol Shine Group to bring miniseries Gunpowder to the Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe and Spain later this year. 

Produced by Endemol Shine's Kudos banner (Broadchurch, Spooks) in association with Kit Harington's Thriker Films and commissioned by BBC One, the 17th century thriller about the failed attempt by Guy Fawkes and his team to blow up London's Houses of Parliament has already sold to HBO in North America and premiered on the BBC in October. 

Gunpowder stars Harington (Game of Thrones), Peter Mullan (Top of the Lake), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and Liv Tyler (Lord of the...
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Capaldi’s Regeneration Isn’t The Only Tear-Jerking Scene Of Doctor Who’s Christmas Special

While Peter Capaldi’s regeneration will undoubtedly be angled as the fitting finale to “Twice Upon a Time,” it seems the Doctor Who Christmas Special includes another scene that is just as emotional.

At least, that’s according to BBC Radio host Jo Whiley (via Radio Times), who paid a visit to Doctor Who‘s festive-themed set just as filming was beginning to wrap. It’s all part of a new radio documentary – entitled Jo Whiley’s Access All Areas Special, it’ll air via BBC2 on Thursday 21st December, so keep your eyes peeled and ears cocked – but perhaps most exciting of all is Whiley’s comments about a scene that left “everyone in tears.”

It’s definitely not Peter Capaldi’s regeneration, which itself has been described as a tour-de-force; instead, Jo Whiley draws attention to a tear-jerker that is not so much about the famous Time Lord
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