Titan Summer Event – The Lost Dimension

The Lost Dimension - Cover A (Credit: Titan)The Lost Dimension - Cover B (Credit: Titan)The Lost Dimension - Cover C (Credit: Titan)

Titan Comics have announced that this year's summer event will feature multi-Doctor storyline Doctor Who - The Lost Dimension

The Lost Dimension, comprised of eight chapters over three months, will cross over all four ongoing series featuring the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors. The event will begin a new era for Titan’s Doctor Who comics, with the Doctors playing their part to battle The Void!

This event will prelude Doctor Who Comics Day on Saturday, September 2, 2017, and continue in the Ninth Doctor special that same week.
The Void has always existed: “No place. The silent realm. The lost dimension.” But the Void is no longer empty. The Void is hungry, and devouring our universe – through time and space. Now, the four Doctors must join forces to save…everything!
The series will begin this August with an issue from writers George Mann (Eleventh Doctor), and Cavan Scott (Ninth Doctor), with art by Rachael Stott (Twelfth Doctor) and Rod Fernandes.

The first issue comes in one of three covers including a very special embossed foil TARDIS cover, a photo cover by Will Brooks, and a multi-Doctor mash-up by Rachael Stott and Luis Guerrero.

Look out for more exciting reveals as to special guest characters, all-new writers and artists making their mark on the storyline, and more hints as to the future, in the days and weeks to come.

The Pyramid At The End Of The World – New Images

The BBC have released a number of new publicity images to promote this week's episode of Doctor Who, The Pyramid At The End Of The World
The Pyramid At The End Of The World

Writer: Peter Harness and Steven Moffat
Director: Daniel Nettheim

A 5,000 year-old Pyramid stands at the centre of a war zone, where the Chinese, Russian and American armies are about to clash. There are many problems with that, but the one that intrigues the Doctor is this: there wasn’t a pyramid there yesterday.
The Doctor, Bill and Nardole face an alien invasion unlike any other, and before conquest can begin, these aliens need the consent of the human race…
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This week BBC One will show Doctor Who slightly later than usual, at 7.45pm.

Main Broadcast Details
United KingdomBBC OneSat 27 May 20177:45pm BST
Middle EastBBC FirstSat 27 May 20179:45pm AST(Sat 7:45pm BST)
United States of AmericaBBC AmericaSat 27 May 20179:00pm EDT(Sun 2:00am BST)
CanadaSPACESat 27 May 20179:00pm EDT(Sun 2:00am BST)
New ZealandPRIMESun 28 May 20177:30pm NZST(Sun 8:30am BST)
FinlandYLE2Sun 28 May 201712:25am EEST(Sun 10:25am BST)
AustraliaABCSun 28 May 20177:40pm AEST(Sun 10:40am BST, also on ABC ME)
BrazilSyFySun 28 May 20178:00pm BRT(Mon 12:00qm BST)
Latin AmericaSyFySun 28 May 201710:00pm CDT(Mon 4:00am BST)

Full listings here

Oxygen – Official ratings



Official figures released by the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board or BARB, give Doctor Who - Oxygen an official rating of 5.27 million viewers.

The rating includes all those who recorded the programme and watched it within 7 days.

Doctor Who is the 26th most watched programme for the week, and 11th most watched on BBC One

The final rating is the lowest the series has achieved since Survival aired in 1989. The chart position though, is higher than that of many episodes in Series Nine.

Top for the week was Britain's Got Talent on ITV with 10.70 million watching. The main soaps again did well, with Coronation Street dominating the top of the chart. Other drama's with high numbers included Little Boy Blue with 7.35 million and Grantchester with 5.93 million.The Eurovision Song Contest averaged 6.89 million viewers.

Full list of Doctor Who Ratings

Eric Pringle 1935-2017

The writer Eric Pringle has died at the age of 82.

Eric Pringle wrote one story for Doctor Who, the 1984 Fifth Doctor story The Awakening. The story was the only two parter to feature in Peter Davison's final season. It introduced the character of the Malus.

Eric Pringle was born in Morpeth, Northumberland. He wrote for the 1972 television series Pretenders and for the drama series based on a magazine's agony column writer Kate. In 1974 he wrote an episode of The Carnforth Practice.

In 1975 he was commissioned by then-Doctor Who script editor Robert Holmes to write a story The Angurth, for the programme's thirteenth season. This story was eventually abandoned but did eventually lead to the commissioning of The Awakening in 1981. The story was originally planned as a four-part story called War Game, but was cut down to two episodes when producer John Nathan-Turner decided the plot could not carry four episodes.

Pringle's later work concentrated on Radio with adaptations of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and J. B. Priestley's The Good Companions. In 2001 his BBC Radio 4 play Hymus Paradisi, about the life of composer Herbert Howells, won a Sony Award.

Pringle wrote the children's novel Big George and its two sequels Big George and the Seventh Knight and Big George and the Winter King.

Extremis – AI:82

Extremis: Monk (Credit: BBC/BBC Worldwide (Simon Ridgway))
Doctor Who - Extremis had an Audience Appreciation or AI figure of 82

The Appreciation Index in an indication of how much viewers enjoyed the episode. It is based to the reactions of a selected panel of viewers, who rate the episode shortly after transmission.

82 is considered a good score, roughly similar to the scores achieved by the last series of the show,

The highest score for the evening on the two main channels was for Casualty, which scored 85.

Australian overnight ratings for Extremis & final ratings for Knock Knock

Extremis has debuted in Australia, averaging 422,000 viewers in the five major capital cities. The story was the second highest rating ABC drama of the day and the fourteenth highest rating program of the day overallThese ratings do not include iview, regional or time-shifted viewers.

Meanwhile, including time-shifted viewers, Knock Knock averaged 503,000 consolidated viewers in the five major capital cities. With 86,000 extra viewers it was the third highest time-shifted program of the day (the highest time-shifted program had 128,000 extra viewers) and the eleventh highest rating program of the day overallThese ratings do not include iview or regional viewers.