Doctor Who Christmas Special 2008 The Next Doctor

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  1. rstockers

    rstockers Guest

    The Next Doctor 25 Dec 2008

    Christmas Eve, 1851, and Cybermen stalk the snow of Victorian London. But when one Doctor meets another, they must combine forces to stop the rise of the CyberKing.
    This special will see the return of the Cybermen (of the design of the parallel universe's Cybus Industries Cybermen), following their previous appearance in the two-part finale of series two in 2006, "Army of Ghosts" & "Doomsday". It will also feature a new type of Cyberman called Cybershade, and a character named the CyberKing.
    This is the fourth of the Doctor Who Christmas specials made.

    60-minute special

    The Doctor - David Tennant (Tenth Doctor)
    The Doctor - David Morrissey (maybe the future11th Dr. & maybe not)
    Companion - Velile Tshabalala (Rosita)

    Guest stars
    Michael Bertenshaw - Mr Cole
    Dervla Kirwan - Miss Hartigan
    Jason Morell - Vicar
    Neil McDermott - Jed
    Edmund Kente - Mr Scoones
    Paul Kasey - Cyberleader
    Ruari Mears - Cybershade
    Ashley Horne - Lad
    Tom Langford - Frederick
    Nicholas Briggs - Cybermen voices
    Matthew Allick - Docker
    Jordan Southwell - Urchin

    Writer - Russell T Davies
    Director - Andy Goddard
    Producer - Susie Liggat

    Executive producer - Russell T Davies
    - Julie Gardner
    Production code- 4.14
    Series 4
    Length 60 minutes
    Originally broadcast 25 December 2008 @ 18:00 to 19:00 hr.

    Video Resolution: 624x352 (16/9)
    Video Codec: XviD
    Video Bitrate: 1490 Kb/s
    Video Framerate: 25
    Audio Codec: MP3
    Audio Bitrate: 128 Kb/s
    Runtime: 60 min
    Size: 700 MB

    (201,420 Kb file download size)
    NO password & Thanks to org up-loader- read the included .nfo file
    Thanks to madTaMsKi for supplying the links.

    Savor this episode like a rare wine (reading this you might want to get sloshed anyway)
    This year (2009) will NOT have the regular 13 part series (585 min)
    but only THREE (maybe ??) 60-minute (180 min) specials for 2009.

    FIRST one will be the Easter special (2009)
    Another one will be the Christmas Day Special (2009)
    BBC MIGHT throw one in between these two as a doggie treat for us. IF they feel generous!!
  2. Jullia0013Rocks

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    Many Thanks For The Chistmas Special
    Merry Christmas
  3. exyss

    exyss Guest

    thanks for the share!
  4. Barrym

    Barrym Guest

    Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a very Happy New year,
  5. rstockers

    rstockers Guest

    Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to you & yours.
  6. rstockers

    rstockers Guest

    Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to you & yours.
  7. rstockers

    rstockers Guest

    Merry Christmas & Enjoy your Happy New Year DAY with all of yours.
  8. rstockers

    rstockers Guest

    Thanks to everyone for their kind thoughts.
    Just another 9 Hrs to go :triniti: & it’s officially WHOOPIE TIME!!! :heyo::heyo::heyo::heyo::heyo:

    In the meantime here is a bit of DW information.

    2008 Christmas special
    "The Next Doctor" is an episode of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who that was broadcast on BBC1,
    25 December 2008 at 6:00 pm and is the fourth Christmas special of the revived series.
    Filming for this episode was conducted in April 2008 at Gloucester Cathedral and St Woolos Cemetery in Newport, and in the streets of Gloucester.

    During its original airing, the episode (The Next Doctor ) had a viewing audience of 11.71 million, with a peak at 12.58 million viewers, and a 50.5% share of the 6 pm timeslot it was shown. It was the second most watched programme of Christmas Day 2008.

    Here are some articles where I got my information from (at the time.)
    But as we know people do change their minds, even at BBC.

    Quote from 18 Jul 2008 by Andrew Pettie (The Daily Telegraph)
    Interview with Julie Gardner

    Julie Gardner, Head of Drama for BBC Wales,
    “Isn’t it a marvellous thing?” Gardner says. “Our main motivation for giving Doctor Who a break is that we want the audience to remember how much they love it. Come 2010, we want people to be cheering its return.”

    Gardner says she doesn’t know whether he (David Tennant ) will still be the Doctor when the fifth series airs in 2010. However, his stint as a Time Lord is far from over. “I can confirm that David Tennant will be coming back after his run playing Hamlet [for the RSC] to film the four specials. Beyond that I don’t know.

    Aside from Series Five, which will have a full 13 episodes and transmit in 2010, we are making FOUR one-hour specials.
    Russell T Davies, will be at the helm for all four specials. Davies will write two of them himself, and co-write the others.

    Gardner believes that the reduction in output won’t only whet the audience’s appetite; it will reinvigorate the franchise.
    (aha the truth finally)
    The only good quote from the article is this one, (if the promise is kept.)

    “The reduced schedule for 2009 acknowledges the fact that the show should continue not just for another one or two years, but for another 5 or 10. It needs to be nurtured, loved and looked after.”

    From the BBC home page

    Jane Tranter, Controller, BBC Fiction, says: "Doctor Who is one of the BBC's best loved and most successful dramas. Its journey over the past four series has been one of the most ambitious and exciting that we have had, and I'm delighted to be able to confirm not only THREE exciting specials for 2009, but a fifth series in 2010. "
    In 2009 Doctor Who will return with THREE specials starring David Tennant, with Head Writer, Russell T Davies.
    The full-length (13 part) fifth series will transmit in 2010.

    Specials (2009-10)

    Following Tennant's late 2008 performances in Royal Shakespeare Company productions of Hamlet and Love's Labours Lost,
    FOUR further one hour specials are to be shot,
    STARTING in January 2009. (These 4 have not been made yet)
    These are to be shown in 2009 and 2010
    one at Easter 2009 titled Planet of the Dead
    and another on Christmas Day 2009.
    For practical reasons, these specials will continue to use series 4 production codes.

    new info

    In 2009 Doctor Who will return with THREE specials. (not filmed yet)
    one for Easter 2009 Planet of the Dead
    one for Christmas Day 2009

    (Julie Gardner says FOUR specials to be filmed in 2009.
    Jane Tranter says THREE specials.)

    Specials for (2009-10)

    (1) Easter special (2009) "Planet of the Dead" 60-minute special

    (2) Christmas 2009 (TBA) 60-minute special

    (3) (Part 1) (TBA) and
    (4) (Part 2) (TBA) 2 x 60-minute specials to be shown early 2010

    Some say we will get only 2 Dr. Who specials for 2009
    others say we will get 3 specials.
    I myself will wait & see (but I think only 2.)

    Feel free to add comments or new information as it comes along.
    Lets face it, what else do we do in-between now & 2010.
  9. sins

    sins Guest

  10. thanks:heyo:
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  12. ceromping

    ceromping New Member

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  13. custer

    custer Guest

    Thank you. No security issues here.
  14. twazy

    twazy Guest

    Thanks for this,Christmas comes in April.

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