Tennant, Baker tie in favorite 'Doctor Who' portrayer poll

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- David Tennant and Tom Baker tied as the favorite star of the iconic British science-fiction series "Doctor Who," results of a Harris poll indicate.
Peter Capaldi tapped to be the next 'Doctor Who'

Peter Capaldi tapped to be the next 'Doctor Who'

LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Scottish actor Peter Capaldi was named Sunday as the 12th incarnation of the Doctor in BBC's "Doctor Who."
'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary postage stamps on the way

'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary postage stamps on the way

LONDON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- England's Royal Mail and BBC Worldwide say they have created a series of postage stamps commemorating the 50th anniversary of TV's "Doctor Who."
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Eccleston may play 'Thor 2' baddie

Eccleston may play 'Thor 2' baddie

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- British actor Christopher Eccleston is in talks to play the villain in "Thor: The Dark World," the sequel to last year's "Thor," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Eccleston to play Lennon in TV movie

Eccleston to play Lennon in TV movie

LONDON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Christopher Eccleston will portray slain British rock 'n' roll star John Lennon in an upcoming television movie, the BBC announced.
'G.I. Joe' opens campaign at No. 1

'G.I. Joe' opens campaign at No. 1

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- "G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra" was a big hit among U.S. movie-goers in its opening weekend, easily besting "Julie & Julia," Box Office Mojo said.

New Doctor Who to be named soon

LONDON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The name of the 11th actor to play the iconic British television character Doctor Who is to be revealed shortly, the BBC said.

'Doctor Who' Season 5 postponed until 2010

LONDON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The fifth season of the popular British sci-fi series, “Doctor Who,” will not hit the small screen until 2010, the Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday.

British TV viewers still love 'Dr. Who'

LONDON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The BBC's "Doctor Who" took three of Britain's National Television Awards during the Tuesday night ceremony at London's Royal Albert Hall.

BBC says no comment on 'Dr. Who' cast

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The BBC is not commenting on published reports that Billie Piper is leaving "Doctor Who" at the end of the second season.

'Dr. Who' is Britain's top TV drama

LONDON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- "Dr. Who" racked up three awards and beat "Desperate Housewives" for popular drama honors at Britain's National Television Awards in London.

Brits dole out TV awards

LONDON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- "Coronation Street" won top soap honors and Christopher Eccleston was crowned Best Actor for "Dr. Who" at Britain's TV Quick And TV Choice Awards.

The new Dr. Who says no more reading Web

LONDON, July 21 (UPI) -- The actor tapped to portray "Dr. Who" for the BBC says he was shocked to read postings from fans slamming him on the show's Web site.

Britain bans 'Doctor Who' sales to kids

LONDON, May 16 (UPI) -- British censors have banned sales of the new "Doctor Who" series DVD to children, saying it is too violent for young eyes.

David Tennant signs with 'Doctor Who'

LONDON, April 16 (UPI) -- David Tennant, the star of British period drama "Casanova," has been named the new Doctor Who.

From Casanova to Doctor Who

LONDON, April 1 (UPI) -- Scottish actor David Tennant goes from BBC's "Casanova" to "Doctor Who," 10th holder of that role after the sudden departure of Christopher Eccleston. Tennant, 33, played the lothario in the BBC drama written by Russell T. Davies, who is also lead writer

New Dr. Who actor says one season only

LONDON, March 31 (UPI) -- The newest star in Britain's revived hit BBC series "Dr. Who," Christopher Eccleston, has announced he's leaving after one season.

New 'Doctor Who' watched by 10 million

LONDON, March 28 (UPI) -- The BBC's relaunch of sci-fi series "Doctor Who" brought in 10.5 million viewers, 44 percent of Britain's Saturday night TV viewing audience. The good doctor, at his new home on BBC One, beat out its 7 p.m. rival ITV's "Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

New 'Doctor Who' TV series is praised

LONDON, March 27 (UPI) -- The latest reincarnation of the British TV series "Doctor Who" has drawn impressive ratings and has Sylvester McCoy, the last doctor, a bit envious.

Robosapien makers to tackle 'Doctor Who'

LONDON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Character Options, makers of the best-selling Robosapien toy, has signed a licensing deal to produce toys based on the BBC's upcoming revival of "Doctor Who."

Dr. Who producers seeking short actors

LONDON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The BBC's revival of the "Dr. Who" television series is struggling from an apparent lack of British actors less than 4 feet tall.

No Daleks in new 'Dr. Who' series

LONDON, July 2 (UPI) -- The Daleks won't torment Dr. Who when the revitalized British TV classic airs because producers failed to settle differences with the evil monsters' creator.

New 'Dr. Who' actor once turned down role

LONDON, April 29 (UPI) -- Christopher Eccleston, tapped as the new "Dr. Who," revealed for the first time, he once turned down the role in a movie version of the BBC sci-fi series.

Christopher Eccleston is new Dr. Who

LONDON, March 22 (UPI) -- British actor Christopher Eccleston has been chosen to be the new Dr. Who in an updated version of the popular British show.