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Doctor Who - 'Hell Bent' (Photo: BBC)

Welcome to the Doctor Who‘s Day roundup, an attempt to sweep up a whole week’s worth of Whovian web stuff and put it in a bag for safekeeping.

This week, before we start delving properly, let’s take the time to celebrate a couple of recent musical fan tributes to the good Doctor, that have taken the form of pop songs with re-written words. Here, for example, is Lilla Mopsen, who has trocked up the lyrics to Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” rather well:

Meanwhile, Katherine Thompson has been singing fresh Whovian words to George Ezra’s “Budapest”:

Or if you prefer your remixes to be more theatrical in nature, here’s a trailer for Doctor Who as if Doctor Who was a gold-tinted movie by Wes Anderson. Ladies, gentlemen and aliens, here’s The Doctor Disco:

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

Doctor Who: The Fan Show met Peter Capaldi at the Target Books exhibition:

• Maisie Williams might want to consider changing her name to Me, if she wants her coffee order spelled correctly:

Mesey Weleyams

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Michelle Gomez went to the BAFTAs…

"A friendship older than your civilisation and infinitely more complex…" #DoctorWho #DrWho #whovian #fandom

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• The Doctor Who social media feeds are celebrating the Ood during May, and discovered this brilliant fan-made mask:

• The Bill fan art keeps coming in:

Tiny Twelve and Tiny Bill are ready to go, but where to first? Excellent work, @chodingj! #DoctorWho

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David Tennant and Catherine Tate talk about the joy of working together again as the Doctor and Donna Noble, first to Radio Times:

• …and then to Digital Spy:

• …which is coming very soon:

• Not to mention another reunion adventure in novel form:

• Fans of the audio adventures may like to know there’s a competition afoot to find the best Doctor Who short story, in memory of Big Finish’s Paul Spragg:

5 Doctor Who vs. Star Wars fan mash-ups, including this:

• This doesn’t seem like a fair fight:

Who would win in a fight, @ithelpstopurr's Odin or a dalek? Our money's on Odin 🐱 #DoctorWho #DoctorMew

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• Putting the comic book Doctor in with his real companions:

• Rachel Talalay on how she dissolved the Doctor’s hand in “heaven Sent”:

Robert Burns, Balamory and Ian Dury meet up in this tale of a werewolf and Queen Victoria:

• Radio Times had a look at Russell T Davies’s TV adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream:

And finally, do you think this is how Davros got started?


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By Fraser McAlpine