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New Doctor Who proves a time travel hit in Lowestoft - but what did you think of it?

PUBLISHED: 13:39 24 August 2014 | UPDATED: 08:57 25 August 2014

Doctor Who fans Samantha Stoter, Jan Mulder and Robert Cassidy before the screeing of Doctor Who at Lowestoft's Marina Theatre.
Picture by Anthony Carroll

Doctor Who fans Samantha Stoter, Jan Mulder and Robert Cassidy before the screeing of Doctor Who at Lowestoft's Marina Theatre. Picture by Anthony Carroll


The Doctor will see you now!

The Doctor and Clara.  Picture PA Photo/BBC.The Doctor and Clara. Picture PA Photo/BBC.

Doctor Who fans were in sc-fi heaven last night as Peter Capaldi made his full debut as the latest incarnation of the Time Lord.

And for one set of lucky Doctor Fans the feature length episode Deep Breath became a cinematic experience at Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre.

Fans of the series, which celebrates its 51st anniversary in November, flocked to the theatre to watch a live screening of the episode, which saw The Doctor and his companion Clara battle a mechanical body snatcher in Victorian London.

Deep Breath also featured series regulars Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax who helped The Doctor overcome his latest fearsome foe.

Peter Capaldi is the twelfth Doctor and he replaced Matt Smith as the Time Lord from Gallifrey in last December’s story, The Time of the Doctor.

And the new Doctor has received the seal of approval from Doctor Who fans who attended the screening, which was shown at the same time as it was broadcast on BBC One and featured extra footage.

Robert Cassidy, 29, from Lowestoft, said: “He is The Doctor we should have ten years ago. He had a lot of gravitas and the show deserves an actor of his quality.

“It has made me excited for the rest of the series, I think he will be great success.”

Jan Mulder, 19, from Lowestoft, said: “He was excellent.

“There was lot of fun in the episode but there were also a lot of serious parts there as well. I can’t wait until next week’s episode - bring on the daleks!”

The Marina Theatre was one of 450 venues that screened Deep Breath.

Karl Dunnett, technical and operations manager at the Marina Theatre, said: “I think the screening went very well. The audience was very reactive and there was a great atmosphere.

“It was such a great opportunity for us to bring such a well known programme to Lowestoft.”

What did you think of last night’s episode of Doctor Who? Email or tweet your views at @EDP24 and @lowjournal


  • When did Dr Who become a soap?

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    Saturday, August 30, 2014

  • The worst Dr Who ever. What ever was spent on that script was 110% more than it was worth.

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    Monday, August 25, 2014

  • Excellent sets excellent excellent camera work rubbish script,let Mr moffet stick to sherlock and get someone else for doctor who scripts

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    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • Good actors and actresses wasted by a cr*p script, and too many references to him being Scottish (anything to do with the referendum) ? An hour of my life wasted that I will never get back. Wont be watching anymore.

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    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • Has anyone noticed that when you try to get anywhere on the region's roads or rail network you automatically time-travel back to the dark ages?

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    One Horse Town

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

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