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Doctor Who Season 7.5–Showrunner and Stars Tease The Doctor’s Return

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Season 7.5 of Doctor Who is almost upon us and BBC America has released posters for the first four episodes to tease The Doctor’s return with his brand new (for the third time?) companion, Clara Oswin, the Impossible Girl.

Series showrunner Steven Moffat and stars Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman tease the show’s return – and we have taglines for the first four eps, following the jump.

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Countdown to Doctor Who!

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With less than two weeks until Doctor Who returns with the second half of season seven – and The Doctor’s most mysterious companion yet, Twice-Dead Woman Clara Oswin – BBC American has unveiled a host of new photos and a spiffy new trailer.

The season also features new episodes from Neil Gaiman (Coraline, American Gods), who contributed last season’s The Doctor’s Wife, and Neil Cross, the creator of the critically acclaimed series, Luther.

Follow the jump for more photos and that spiffy trailer.

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First Look: Doctor Who, Season 7.5!

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Celebrating in style – that’s The Doctor! The BBC America series returns on March 30th (8/7C) with its re-re-introduction of the Doctor’s new companion, The Woman Twice Dead Clara Oswin in The Bells of St. John (written by showrunner Steven Moffat). The North American version of Auntie Beeb has released four new photos from series (three follow the jump, along with the accompnying press release)… and enjoy!

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BBC America’s Supernatural Saturday Powers March Highlights! Can You Say Doctor Who?

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The season premiere of Doctor Who: Series Eight – featuring the mystery of the Woman Twice Dead, the series premiere of cloning drama Orphan Black and the series premiere of Chris Hardwick’s The Nerdist power the March highlights for BBC America. Plus the television premiere of Gizmodo: The Gadget Testers!

Also featured, as part of the ongoing celebration of Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary, is Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited: The Third Doctor – plus new episodes of:Top Gear Season 19; Bang Goes the Theory; Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan; Ripper Street (one of the best new shows of the season) and The Graham Norton Show.

The official press release follows the jump.

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BBC America to Co-Produce Doctor Who Origin TV-Movie!

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If you’ve ever wondered how such a unique series as Doctor Who could ever have made it onto your TV screen, you will soon have your answer. BBC America announced today that it is co-producing An Adventure in Space and Time – a TV-movie detailing the genesis of the series – to celebrate the show’s 50th Anniversary.

A co-production with BBC Cymru Wales, An Adventure in Space and Time will star David Bradley (Harry Potter’s Angus Filch) as William Hartnell, the original Doctor, Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife) as the show’s first producer, Verity Lambert and Brian Cox (RED) as series creator Sydney Newman. The movie begins shooting in February and will premiere later this year.

For more details, check out the full BBC America press release following the jump.

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Ripper Street: Post Jack the Ripper; Pre-CSI!

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It’s five months after Jack the Ripper has ceased his murderous spree and a walking tour of the sites of his killings stumbles across what appears to be a dead prostitute – killed in a very familiar manner. Now it’s up to Detective Inspector Edmund Reid to find the killer before the press can create terror with its lurid headlines. Welcome to Ripper Street (BBC America, Saturdays, 9/8C).

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BBC America Showcases the Who, Part One: Quadrophenia: Can You See the Real Me?

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You’ve had a monster hit with a high-concept double album (Tommy), and your attempt at a follow up concept album had to be scrapped in favor of a more traditional (if highly successful) album (Who’s Next). What do you next? If you’re The Who, you create another high-concept double album about a bipolar, Mod kid with multiple personalities. The album, Quadrophenia, is your most mature and fully realised work – and the last truly great work you will ever create as a band.

Quadrophenia: Can You the Real Me? (BBC America, Friday,10/9C) is a one-hour documentary about the making of this ambitious, powerful work.

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BBC America Showcases The Who, Part Two: BBC Electric Proms: The Who

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BBC Electric Proms is a concert series recorded at The Roundhouse in London. In October of 2006, The Who played there and BBC Electric Proms: The Who (BBC America, Friday, Midnight/11C) is the result.

I’ve had the pleasure of seeing The Who live on two occasions – once in 1967 and once in 1972 – so I’ve seen the band’s original lineup in top form and I thought, for sure, that BBC Electric Proms: The Who would be more or less an evening of The Who’s greatest hits. I was wrong.

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