Time Heist – Overnight Viewing Figures

4.93 million watched Doctor Who - Time Heist, according to unofficial overnight figures, a share of 23.8 % of the total TV audience.

Doctor Who was second for the day with ITV's The X Factor taking the lead with 8.4 million viewers. Doctor Who's direct opposition, The Chase: Celebrity Special, was third with 4.2 million watching. The Doctor Who lead in Pointless Celebrities had 3.9 million viewers, giving the programme a higher inheritance than last week.

Overall Doctor Who is currently 20th for the week.

Final figures will be released next Sunday.

Tim Quinn & Dicky Howett Doctor Who Art

Miwk Publishing are publishing a complete collection of Tim Quinn/Dicky Howett Doctor Who work in a new book to be published next year.

For over a decade Tim Quinn and Dicky Howett provided a regular comic strip Doctor Who? for Marvel Comics' Doctor Who Magazine. For the first time all their strips will be collected here, together with strips from specials, annuals and yearbooks as well as their two previously published books It’s Bigger on the Inside and The Doctor Who Fun Book.

Where possible, the publishers are attempting to source original artwork to use to ensure the best material is used in the compilation. If you have a piece of Dicky Howett's Doctor Who artwork - much of which he sold or gave away - and are willing for it to be scanned for the book, please get in touch on info@miwkpublishing.com. Please do not email large scans to that address, just a contact email for now.

Each strip will be restored and come with commentary from Tim and Dicky.

The book will be available as a limited edition A4 hardback and standard A4 paperback.

Miwk Publishing will be donating £1 for every copy sold to Giggle Doctors – Theodora Children’s Trust.
With thanks to Tony Clark

Keeley Hawes to attend Who convention

Actress Keeley Hawes, who starred in tonight's Doctor Who episode Time Heist, will be appearing at a Doctor Who convention next month in London. Full details HERE. 

The Time of Angels runs from Oct 10-12 at the Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow. For more info and to buy tickets, visit The Time of Angels website HERE. 

Other guests include:

Arthur Darvill (Rory Pond) |  Neve McIntosh (Madame Vastra)
Dan Starkey (Strax) | Catrin Stewart (Jenny)*
Jemma Redgrave (Kate Stewart) | Peter Ferdinando (Deep Breath)
Calvin Dean (Nightmare In Silver) | Barnaby Edwards (Dalek operator)
And more guests TBA!


* Sunday Oct 12 only

Time Heist audio commentary


Included for your listening pleasure is the Blogtor Who audio commentary for Doctor Who Series 8, Episode 5, Time Heist. Recorded by Cameron K McEwan and Alex Romeo, the commentary can be enjoyed whilst watching the story - though, that's not essential. You can download the audio commentary directly HERE, subscribe on iTunes HERE or use the player below. And it's FREE!

Radio Times – Time Heist Poster

Radio Times' gallery of free downloadable retro posters for the current series of Doctor Who continues to grow with the creation by designer Stuart Manning for Time Heist which airs tonight.

Manning said:
Slinky Miss Delphox was the starting point for this one. Keeley Hawes' publicity pic had such a great silhouette that I immediately wanted to include it. I did a poster for Mad Men a couple of years back, using a similar treatment on Joan, and the idea stuck in my head.

The other influence was the heist movie inspiration of the episode itself, which got me thinking about things like Ocean's 11 and the Rat Pack. In my head, this a sorta special Saul Bass-style title sequence for the episode, playing alongside a Henry Mancini sax-and-harpsichord arrangement of the Doctor Who theme.
Time Heist will be broadcast at 7.30pm on BBC One.

Time Heist (Credit: Radio Times/Stuart Manning)

Time Heist round~up

Tonight on televisions around the world, the Peter Capaldi era of Doctor Who continues with Series 8, Episode 5. Collected below you can find links to pics, clips and information regarding the story, Time Heist. 

Steven Moffat says in DWM 476: "I think this episode has the best pre-titles of the lot." Includes the word, "shelf".

In SFX 251 Steven Moffat says, "It's like a heist movie done with Doctor Who. It's got a cracking monster in it."

From Radio Times: The Bank of Karabraxos is the deadliest bank in the cosmos - only a fool or genius would tempt to rob it. Fortunately, for The Doctor, he's both. With the help of a beautiful shape-shifter and cyber-augmented gamer, The Doctor and Clara fight their way past the most dangerous security system ever devised. But nothing even The Doctor has encountered can prepare them for the Teller: a creature of terrifying power that can detect guilt.

Clip 1

Filming pics HERE

Keeley Hawes talks about filming HERE


Time Heist: Doctor Who Extra: BBC Red Button times

The Doctor (Credit: Adrian Rogers, BBC/BBC Worldwide 2014)The next edition of online behind-the-scenes show Doctor Who Extra, covering the fifth episode Time Heist, will also be available via digital television's Red Button service on BBC channels at the following times next week:

In this week’s edition, step into the most secure bank in the universe as the Doctor and Clara attempt to break in. Peter Capaldi and guest-star Keeley Hawes are on hand to reveal the secrets of the Time Heist.