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Peter Capaldi: "His Name is the Doctor"

During a global simulcast on Christmas day, an understandably flustered-looking Peter Capaldi (potty-mouthed Malcolm Tucker from "The Thick of It") took over what can no longer be righteously referred to as the "title role" on the long-running BBC series "Doctor Who."
  • By David Chute
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  • December 26, 2013 1:57 PM
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TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: 'Doctor Who' 50th Specials Celebrate Britain's National Treasure

The BBC's "Doctor Who" is the longest-running television program in the history of the known universe. The 50th anniversary festivities are already well underway in the UK, with a pair of celebratory broadcasts coming up this week on BBC America.
  • By David Chute
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  • November 20, 2013 12:20 PM
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'Night of the Doctor' 50th Anniversary Doctor Who Show Preview (VIDEO CLIP)

The mini-episode "Night of the Doctor" answers some questions and raises a few more. The most glaring example is how these developments will effect the show's overall timeline and the numbering of Doctors.
  • By David Chute
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  • November 14, 2013 3:43 PM
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The Day of the Doctor (TRAILER)

Prepare for The Day of the Doctor, as the "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary approaches.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 9, 2013 3:20 PM
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Peter "Who"? Meet Peter Capaldi, the 12th Doctor (UPDATE)

The producers of "Doctor Who" announced their choice of Peter Capaldi Sunday on a live TV special on BBC One and BBC America -- the 12th actor to portray the Time Lord with two hearts in the world's longest-running scripted television series. But London's bookies already knew.
  • By David Chute
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  • August 4, 2013 2:38 PM
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