Boxing Day with NerdiPop: Doctor Who Marathon on BBC Africa!

Boxing Day with NerdiPop: Doctor Who Marathon on BBC Africa!

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Boxing Day with NerdiPop: Doctor Who Marathon on BBC Africa! Spend Boxing Day with NerdiPop and a full-day Doctor Who Marathon on BBC Africa!

NerdiPop hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

So – we are at Boxing Day! It’s crazy to think that the new year is around the corner!

Boxing Day is traditionally the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradespeople would receive gifts, known as a “Christmas box”, from their bosses or employers. Today, Boxing Day is the bank holiday that generally takes place on 26 December. It is observed in the United Kingdom, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Kenya, South Africa, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and other Commonwealth nations, as well as Norway, the Netherlands and Sweden.

boxing-day NerdipopIn South Africa, Boxing Day was renamed Day of Goodwill in 1994. The day is known as St. Stephen’s Day in Italy, Finland, and Alsace and Moselle in France. It is also known as both St. Stephen’s Day and the Day of the Wren or Wren’s Day in Ireland. In many European countries, including notably Germany, Poland, the Netherlands and those in Scandinavia, 26 December is celebrated as the Second Christmas Day. (wikipedia) 

What are your plans for Boxing Day? If you live in South Africa and have not seen the new Doctor Who Series 8 – this is your chance! On 27 and 28 December, BBC Entertainment will be screening the 8th series.

SATURDAY 27 DECEMBER 2014

08:15

Doctor Who

Series 8, Episode 1

When a dinosaur materialises alongside the Houses of Parliament in Victorian London, the Doctor‘s old friends the Paternoster Gang are relieved when he arrives, seemingly to deal with the creature. However, they soon realise that the Doctor is the one in need of help; newly regenerated, extremely volatile and questioning his self-worth, this is a very different man from the one they last saw. The only person that may be able to help him is Clara, and she is still grappling with losing the Doctor she knew and loved. (wikipedia)

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09:40

Doctor Who

Series 8, Episode 2

The Doctor saves Journey Blue, a rebel fighter, from her space shuttle, which is under attack by Daleks, but is unable to save her brother. Upon returning her to her rebel ship, the Doctor then drags Clara away from a potential date with Danny Pink, her new colleague at Coal Hill School, and is thrown into the most dangerous place in the universe: the inside of a Dalek. (wikipedia)

10:35

Doctor Who

Series 8, Episode 3

Treating Clara to an expedition of her choice, the Doctor takes her to the twelfth century to prove that her childhood hero, Robin Hood, doesn’t exist. (wikipedia)

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11:25

Doctor Who

Series 8, Episode 4

After a failed date with Danny Pink, Clara returns to her home to find the Doctor awaiting her. He seeks a creature he believes to have perfected its ability to hide, that stalks humankind and is responsible for a dream common to all humans. Using the TARDIS‘ telepathic circuit, the duo end up in the mid-1990s, where Clara meets Danny Pink as a boy.  (wikipedia)

12:15

Doctor Who

Series 8, Episode 5

The TARDIS’ phone rings in Clara’s apartment, and the Doctor and Clara find themselves in a strange chamber suffering from memory loss along with Psi the augmented human and Saibra the mutant human. They have been recruited by ‘The Architect’ to rob the Bank of Karabraxos, the most impregnable bank vault in the universe.  (wikipedia)

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13:10

Doctor Who

Series 8, Episode 6

Clara is trying to maintain two separate lives: one as the Doctor’s companion, and the other as a school teacher in a romantic relationship with Danny Pink.  (wikipedia)

14:00

Doctor Who

Series 8, Episode 7

The Doctor takes Clara and Courtney on a trip, where they arrive in 2049 on a Space Shuttle to the Moon with one hundred nuclear bombs. Noting the Moon’s higher gravity and meeting Captain Lundvik, the Doctor questions her, where he’s told that her team are on a suicide mission to blow up the Moon. (wikipedia)

14:45

Doctor Who

Series 8, Episode 8

Clara rejoins the Doctor for one last outing before she leaves the TARDIS and the Doctor for good. They arrive on a train named the Orient Express which travels through space, a distant future remake of the famous train. (wikipedia)

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15:40

Doctor Who

Series 8, Episode 9

Arriving in Bristol, the Doctor and Clara find the TARDIS has shrunk on the outside. Clara gets out to investigate the area, while the Doctor stays in the TARDIS until it has shrunk down to a handheld size, theorizing that something was leeching its external dimensions. (wikipedia)

16:25

Doctor Who

Series 8, Episode 10

Maebh, a young girl, is running through a forest when she comes across the TARDIS. She knocks and is answered by the Doctor, who realizes that a forest has grown over London. Meanwhile in London Museum, Clara and Danny lead a group of kids out into the new forest after a museum sleepover. (wikipedia)

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17:15

Doctor Who

Series 8, Episode 11

While Clara attempts to gain the courage to tell Danny about her life with Doctor, Danny is hit by a car and is killed. Clara is comforted by her family, until she calls the Doctor. (wikipedia)

18:10

Doctor Who

Series 8, Episode 12

As part of Missy’s plans, Cybermen detonate themselves around Britain, releasing “Cyber pollen” that reincarnates and transforms the dead into Cybermen. (wikipedia)

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SUNDAY 28 DECEMBER 2014

02:15

Doctor Who

Series 8, Episode 10

Maebh, a young girl, is running through a forest when she comes across the TARDIS. She knocks and is answered by the Doctor, who realizes that a forest has grown over London. Meanwhile in London Museum, Clara and Danny lead a group of kids out into the new forest after a museum sleepover. (wikipedia)

03:00

Doctor Who

Series 8, Episode 11

While Clara attempts to gain the courage to tell Danny about her life with Doctor, Danny is hit by a car and is killed. Clara is comforted by her family, until she calls the Doctor. (wikipedia)

03:50

Doctor Who

Series 8, Episode 12

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As part of Missy’s plans, Cybermen detonate themselves around Britain, releasing “Cyber pollen” that reincarnates and transforms the dead into Cybermen. (wikipedia)

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