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Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who‘s Day roundup, a cosmic trawl for matters pertaining to the TARDIS over an entire week of the internet.

And we begin this week with one of the most delightful videos of the year. We all know that the Doctor is good with children, it’s one of his most admirable characteristics, and so when a nervous young six-year-old dressed as the Eleventh Doctor (complete with fez) gets a chance to ask Peter Capaldi a question at Dallas Comic-Con, the answer he receives is indistinguishable from the kind of thing the Doctor himself would have said:

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

• Series 10 starts filming, and Pearl Mackie is delighted:

• The Doctor Puppet has made a Bill:

• And taken her out for a stroll on the beach with Twelve:

• Let’s hope they don’t run into James O’Neil‘s Davros sculpture while they’re out and about:

• Speaking of Davros, here’s Doctor Who: The Fan Show on the Daleks’ creator:

• I’d buy that for 2/6d:

• Who knew this simple tale of demonic possession would also contain John F Kennedy references and a whole host of new religions?

Orange is the New Black‘s loss is Doctor Who’s gain:

• A brief history of the Doctor and soccer:

• A powerful interview from Christopher Eccleston in which he campaigns against bullying and remembers his own experiences:

• The Third Doctor in a tight spot:

• More Bill fan art:

Russell T Davies makes a return trip to the TARDIS for the arts TV series The South Bank Show:

• Huge congratulations are due to Piers Wenger:

• This is rather good: a 1960s-style set of opening credits for a Season 10 adventure, and is that a face coming out of the vortex?:

• The changing face of the Twelfth Doctor:

• And finally, if you’ve ever wondered what it was like to work on the very first series of Doctor Who, setting up all the aspects of the Whoniverse that we all take for granted now, this Radio 4 program is perfect for you. It’s a reunion of former companions Peter Purves and Carole Ann Ford, with the pair discussing their experiences. Here’s a clip:

And you can listen to the program in full on the BBC Radio 4 website.


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By Fraser McAlpine