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David Tennant (Photo: ITV)

Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who‘s Day roundup, a cornucopia of chronological commodities from a week’s worth of the Whovian web.

And we begin this week with a strange game David Tennant found himself playing on the British TV show Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

Having spent a good deal of the show acting as the star guest continuity announcer, then dancing about the set and failing to sit comfortably on the chair they provided, David took part in a game called Read My Lips, which involved him wearing a particularly huge pair of glittery gold headphones and staring goggle-eyed at a screen while members of the public shouted into their electronic devices:

It’s fair to say he’s better at doing the talking:

Here’s what else has been going on in space and time this week:

Peter Capaldi draws his favorites from Doctor Who:

• …and talks about Season 9 and 10 for Doctor Who: The Fan Show:

10 things you may not know about the Ninth Doctor story “Father’s Day”, in which this heartbreaking scene happens:

• Monday (March 14) was Pi Day, the celebration of mathematics, and the symbol used by mathematicians to represent the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.

OK, let’s start with pi. Even in a flat world they would have circles. I don’t mean edible pie, I mean circular pi. Which I realize would also mean edible pie. But… anyway. #PiDay #DoctorWho

Posted by BBC America on Monday, March 14, 2016

The Doctor Puppet celebrated appropriately:

• This is great, a BBC News history of the prefix cyber, in relation to cyberspace, cybercrime, and yes, Cybermen.

• A Dalek discount:

• Three new audio battles for the War Doctor, from Big Finish productions:

• Metro compiled a list of David Tennant’s best 10 roles since playing the 10th Doctor.

• Clara’s final moments, in fan-art form:

• A collection of Doctor Who quotation tattoos, including this one:

Test your Who knowledge with this Digital Spy quiz

• Peter Capaldi interviewed by HMV about fandom, Season 9 and Titus Andronicus:

• Time travel drama can raise awkward situations among actors:

• A new look for the Doctor?

• “I think I look like a bookie in the war…” Peter Capaldi interviewed by Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2:

• Early Doctor Who fandom in action:

How to survive a Weeping Angel attack

• And finally, let’s go out on a fan-made trailer for the 18th series of classic Doctor Who, in which the Fourth Doctor gets trapped in E-space, meets Adric and Tegan, and forges an unlikely alliance with the Master:


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By Fraser McAlpine