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Peter Capaldi and BBC Radio 2's Jo Whiley (Photo: BBC)

Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup, an interstellar inquisition of the internet for Whovian stuff and nonsense over the past seven days.

And this week we begin with the avalanche of fan reactions to the news that Peter Capaldi will be hanging up his sonic shades at the end of 2017, to make way for a new Doctor.

Here’s how he made the announcement, as part of a conversation about Season 10 in general with BBC Radio 2’s Jo Whiley:

Fan reaction was immediate and emotional:

Speculation began immediately as to who should take on the role:

And there was even a special Doctor Who: The Fan Show:

Of course it’s a chance to look back on the Twelfth Doctor and all he has done:

And as always, there’s someone on Twitter undercutting the solemnity with levity:

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

• April 15th!

Doctor Who: The Fan Show catches up with the latest Season 10 news and much more:

• Cybershoeshine:

• Time and Relative Dimension in Sausages:

• A neat craft project for Valentine’s Day:

• Is that TARDIS a wizard?

@weswes19 found a TARDIS that happens to be wearing a rather classy party hat. Nice find! #DoctorWho #TARDISspotting

A photo posted by Doctor Who (@doctorwho_bbca) on

• Speaking of which, the derivation of the term “wizard” appears in this:

• An interview with Terry Nation (the original Davros, sort of) from 1966:

• And the Thirteenth?

And finally, reeling from the sad news that John Hurt has passed away, fans of the War Doctor have been assembling tributes to a character whose brief tenure in the TARDIS has left an indelible mark on the Doctor Who universe. Here are just a few of the fan salutes to a great man, a wonderful actor and an astonishing Doctor:

This, from Matt Smith and his The Crown co-star Claire Foy:

And Christel Dee:

This lovely clip montage from The Garo Studios:

And there’s this from TARDISELLIOTT TRAILERS:


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By Fraser McAlpine