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Samuel Anderson joins cast of 'Doctor Who'

Samuel Anderson joins cast of 'Doctor Who'

LONDON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Samuel Anderson is joining the cast of the iconic British science-fiction series "Doctor Who," the BBC announced.

Crude oil settles at $93.96 a barrel on NYMEX

NEW YORK, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Crude oil settled at $93.96 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange Friday, off $1.48, on oil production-related news at home and abroad.
Downton Abbey falls, Doctor Who rises in UK Christmas ratings

Downton Abbey falls, Doctor Who rises in UK Christmas ratings

Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Christmas Day television experienced a bit of an upset this year, with regular ratings champs taking a tumble in favor of bawdy comedy "Mrs. Brown's Boys" and a big moment of transition for "Doctor Who."
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'Doctor Who' special seen by 8.29 million people in U.K.

'Doctor Who' special seen by 8.29 million people in U.K.

LONDON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- "The Time of the Doctor," the BBC's "Doctor Who" Christmas special, was seen by 8.29 million people in the United Kingdom, Deadline.com reported.
'Doctor Who' special to air Christmas Day on BBC America

'Doctor Who' special to air Christmas Day on BBC America

NEW YORK, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- "The Time of the Doctor," a special to serve as the swan song for current "Doctor Who" star Matt Smith, is to air on BBC America Christmas Day.
'Doctor Who' anniversary draws more than 10 million viewers

'Doctor Who' anniversary draws more than 10 million viewers

LONDON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- The 50th anniversary special episode of "Doctor Who" drew more than 10 million viewers in Britain, overnight viewing figures indicate.
'Doctor Who' anniversary celebrated with Google doodle

'Doctor Who' anniversary celebrated with Google doodle

Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Fiftieth-anniversary of "Doctor Who" was celebrated by Google with an interactive doodle.
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Bill Nighy says he turned down 'Doctor Who' offer

Bill Nighy says he turned down 'Doctor Who' offer

LONDON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- British actor Bill Nighy says he turned down the opportunity to play the titular Time Lord in TV's "Doctor Who."

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."
New 'Doctor Who' star to be announced Sunday

New 'Doctor Who' star to be announced Sunday

LONDON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The next actor to play the Time Lord on the classic British television series "Doctor Who" will be announced on a live program Sunday, the BBC said.
Prince Charles visits 'Doctor Who' set in Wales

Prince Charles visits 'Doctor Who' set in Wales

CARDIFF, Wales, July 3 (UPI) -- British Prince Charles and his wife Camilla visited the set of TV's "Doctor Who" during their traditional summer tour of Wales, the BBC said Wednesday.

Matt Smith to leave cast of 'Doctor Who'

LONDON, June 2 (UPI) -- Matt Smith, the star of the BBC's "Doctor Who," will be leaving his role at the end of this year, the network announced.

'Doctor Who' to return for eighth season

LONDON, May 19 (UPI) -- The current version of "Doctor Who" will return for an eighth season with actor Matt Smith, who has played the Doctor since 2010, producer Steven Moffat said.

Tennant to star in 'Doctor Who' special

LONDON, March 31 (UPI) -- David Tennant and Billie Piper will appear in the 50th anniversary special of "Doctor Who," the BBC reported.
'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."
Matt Smith not leaving 'Who' in 2013

Matt Smith not leaving 'Who' in 2013

LONDON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The BBC says current "Doctor Who" star Matt Smith isn't leaving the British science-fiction series next year, despite a tabloid report claiming he is.
'Doctor Who' clip shows dinos in space

'Doctor Who' clip shows dinos in space

LONDON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A teaser trailer for the new season of the British series "Doctor Who" shows the titular time-traveler confronting dinosaurs and Daleks on a spaceship.
'Appropriate Adult' wins big at Bafta

'Appropriate Adult' wins big at Bafta

LONDON, May 28 (UPI) -- Emily Watson and Dominic West took home top acting awards at the British Academy Television Awards for their roles in ITV's drama "Appropriate Adult."
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Matt Smith not leaving 'Doctor Who'

Matt Smith not leaving 'Doctor Who'

LONDON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- British actor Matt Smith says he has no plans to follow his "Doctor Who" co-stars Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill off the show next season.
'Doctor Who' companions leaving show

'Doctor Who' companions leaving show

LONDON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- "Doctor Who" writer-producer Steven Moffat has confirmed characters Amy and Rory Pond are being written out of the British sci-fi show, the BBC said.

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Crude oil slides

Crude oil slides

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices fell Friday, losing $1.45 to $80.68 a barrel on the New York Mercantile exchange and ending September 10 percent lower.
BBC orders more 'Doctor Who'

BBC orders more 'Doctor Who'

LONDON, June 8 (UPI) -- The BBC says it has ordered 14 new episodes of its science-fiction series "Doctor Who," with Matt Smith set to return as the title character.
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