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      Doctor Who Season 18 Burgundy Scarf Available Soon in New Shorter Size

      Following the sell-out success of Fourth Doctor Season 18 Burgundy Scarf, you will soon be able to order this iconic look in a shorter, more manageable size.

      Doctor Who Season 18 Tom Baker Scarf in Shorter Size

      In 2013, we released a 12ft Season 18 Scarf – and it quickly became a fan favourite. Due to popular demand, we have made a new shorter version which is 195 cm long. That's around half the length of the previous one, meaning you can wrap up warm without dragging the tassels on the floor/ swamps of Alzarius (as Tom Baker did).

      When we released a shorter version of our original Tom Baker Season 12 Scarf, we were overwhelmed by the response, especially at the Doctor Who Festival. Our full-sized scarves are great for conventions, but we know they can be unwieldy in everyday life. That's why we've made this shorter version of the Burgundy Scarf, perfect for fans to show off their credentials wherever they are.

      The Fourth Doctor returned to television screens in 1980 with a new look which was fresh and bold, but still paid homage to the past. Designed by June Hudson, this darker outfit was made at the behest of incoming producer, John Nathan-Turner, and debuted in The Leisure Hive.

      Baker wore this throughout his swansong season, as the Doctor faced a spiky duplicate in Meglos; explored E-Space in Full Circle, State of Decay, and Warrior's Gate; met The Keeper of Traken; and took a final fall in Logopolis.

      The Fourth Doctor Season 18 Burgundy (Shorter) Scarf is made from high-quality lightweight Acrylic Chenille, staying true to the original. It also comes in a specially-designed carry-case, ideal for storage, so it's great for cosplayers and collectors.

      The Fourth Doctor Season 18 Burgundy (Shorter) Scarf will be available to buy from 19th October 2018, priced £24.99, from and Amazon.


      Members of our exclusive Doctor Who Fan Club can take advantage of a 15% discount on the Burgundy (Shorter) Scarf - and further discounts whenever new Doctor Who items are added to the range!

      Become a member by clicking here

      Doctor Who Season 18 Scarf - Shorter Size


      Chris Chibnall to Replace Steven Moffat as Showrunner

      Chris Chibnall will take over from Steven Moffat as showrunner on Doctor Who.

      Only one episode will be on screens this year - the 2016 Christmas special - while Moffat's last 12-part run, Series 10, will air in spring 2017. Chibnall's first series will be on BBCOne in 2018; it's unknown whether the show will continue with this spring transmission once Steven departs or if it'll be in the autumn slot it's occupied for the last two years.

      Series 1- 5 were all transmitted in the spring, while Series 6 and 7 were split between spring and autumn.

      It's unknown if a new companion will debut this Christmas, but a replacement for Jenna Coleman's Clara Oswald will be in place for Series 10.

      Moffat has been head writer and executive producer since Series 5, broadcast in 2010, and has worked alongside Chibnall on The Hungry Earth/ Cold Blood (which reintroduced the Silurians), Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, and The Power of Three. Chris' first work on Doctor Who was 2007's 42, and has since created the hit crime-drama, Broadchurch for ITV.

      "Feels odd to be talking about leaving when I’m just starting work on the scripts for season 10, but the fact is my timey-wimey is running out," Steven Moffat said. "While Chris is doing his last run of Broadchurch, I’ll be finishing up on the best job in the universe and keeping the TARDIS warm for him. It took a lot of gin and tonic to talk him into this, but I am beyond delighted that one of the true stars of British Television drama will be taking the Time Lord even further into the future. At the start of season 11, Chris Chibnall will become the new showrunner of Doctor Who. And I will be thrown in a skip."

      Chibnall, too, is a massive fan of Doctor Who, and was head writer on the first two series of Torchwood. "Doctor Who is the ultimate BBC programme: bold, unique, vastly entertaining, and adored all around the world. So it's a privilege and a joy to be the next curator of this funny, scary and emotional family drama," Chris enthused. "I’ve loved Doctor Who since I was four years old, and I’m relishing the thought of working with the exceptional team at BBC Wales to create new characters, creatures and worlds for the Doctor to explore. Steven’s achieved the impossible by continually expanding Doctor Who's creative ambition, while growing its global popularity. He’s been a dazzling and daring showrunner, and hearing his plans and stories for 2017, it’s clear he’ll be going out with a bang. Just to make my life difficult."

      Steven ushered in two Doctors: Matt Smith's Eleventh and Peter Capaldi's Twelfth, and the former said this about his departure: "I’m sad to see Steven Moffat leave. He was a wonderful, wonderful asset to the show and I had the most amazing time with him. He’s a great friend, one of the greatest writers on the planet, and I think he’s just done wonders for Doctor Who. I’m forever indebted to him."

      Naturally, everyone at Lovarzi would like to congratulate Chris Chibnall on his new appointment, and we look forward to the brilliant timey-wimey days ahead. And we also have to say a fond farewell to Steven... but not just yet. There's still 13 episodes of his wonderful tenure to go!

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      Lovarzi's Official Doctor Who Range Embraces The Eleventh Doctor Era - And Celebrates The Past!

      Four new Doctor Who products will be available nationwide from Lovarzi, in partnership with BBC Worldwide, in the next two weeks – including the company's first foray into the new 2005-present revival!

      Since 2012, Lovarzi has worked with the BBC to deliver top-quality items for fashionable fans of Doctor Who and Sherlock, including jumpers, umbrellas, and scarves. Cosplayers, collectors, and casual wearers: there's something here for everyone, whether your heart(s) lie with Tom Baker's madcap Fourth Doctor, Sylvester McCoy's manipulative Seventh Doctor, or Matt Smith's exuberant Eleventh Doctor!

      The Pandorica Opens Scarf is based on the painting by Vincent van Gogh of the same name: a warning to his Time Lord friend that the universe is cracked, and the ultimate prison is opening. The stunning picture captures the disaster that led to total event collapse – the TARDIS exploding!

      In the Doctor Who Series 5 finale, The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang (2010), the bow-tie-wearing Eleventh Doctor was trapped by his greatest enemies – including the Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans, and Nestene Consciousness – in a futile effort to save creation. Fortunately, the Doctor managed to escape (with a little help from Amy Pond, Rory Williams, and River Song), and reboot the universe, so Lovarzi could make this detailed, digitally-printed 100% Pure Silk Scarf!

      Complete with a presentation box (adorned with foil-printed Doctor Who and BBC logos), this is the first time Lovarzi has specifically celebrated the much-loved Matt Smith era of the show, and what better way than with one of the most memorable and instantly-recognisable images from Doctor Who's history!

      After the success of the Seventh Doctor Jumper and Paisley Silk Scarf, Lovarzi continues to cater for cosplaying Sylvester McCoy fans (and snappy dressers!) with the Seventh Doctor Hanky, digitally-printed in Italy.

      Designed by Ken Trew, the BBC purchased about 20 red hankies to wrap around the Time Lord's panama hat, and Sylvester McCoy stepped out in his now-iconic costume in Time and the Rani (1987). This intricate hanky, also presented in a gift box, adds a touch of finesse for fans battling Daleks, the Kandy Man, and the Gods of Ragnarok; scheming against Fenric and his Haemovore hordes... or even attending conventions!

      Made from 100% Cotton, it's simply Ace.

      Lovarzi's original screen-accurate replica of the Fourth Doctor Scarf remains a bestseller, but many keep that solely for cosplaying. That's why the company has made a shorter version: at 25 x 200cms, it's perfect for showing off your fan credentials on a daily basis, and reminding you to keep with you a teaspoon and an open mind.

      It's still made of 100% premium-quality Acrylic yarn, and comes in a special carry-case. It's still that iconic design, capturing the liveliness and unpredictability of Tom Baker's incarnation of the Time Lord. It's still the same Fourth Doctor Scarf – but in a more manageable size!

      Soft, warm, and as synonymous with the show as the TARDIS, K9, and Skaro's finest: the look first appeared in Robot (1974), and has frequently been alluded to in subsequent eras, including brief appearances in tales like The Christmas Invasion (2005), A Christmas Carol (2010), and, of course, 2013's The Day of the Doctor!

      If you're looking for something completely different for Fourth Doctor fans, Lovarzi's exclusively-designed Knitted Tie takes those same colours in that same pattern and makes a unique product for anyone who wants to show off their love for the world's longest-running sci-fi TV series.

      Also presented in a gift box, foil-printed with the Doctor Who logo, the Fourth Doctor Knitted Tie is made in Italy from 50% Wool and 50% Acrylic.

      This smart tie is a great companion to a sharp suit or stylish shirt, wherever you go, whatever the weather. Just make sure you've got some jelly babies with you too.

      Jenna Coleman is Leaving Doctor Who

      The BBC has confirmed that Jenna Coleman is to leave Doctor Who during Series 9.

      Jenna's played Clara Oswald opposite Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor and Peter Capaldi's Twelfth Doctor, facing up to Daleks, Cybermen, Zygons, the Great Intelligence, and Missy – but how she meets her end in the upcoming run of episodes of course remains a mystery.

      "I have left the TARDIS. It’s happened; I’ve filmed my last scenes," she confirmed on Radio 1's Breakfast show before explaining further: "It was emotional but it’s been in the works for a long time. Steven [Moffat, showrunner] and I sat down a year ago and decided the best way to tell the story and that’s what we’ve done."

      Sadly, her departure from the show has been rumoured for some time: she even seemed to have left the show last series (in Death in Heaven), but was welcomed back onto the space-time ship in Last Christmas.

      "Jenna has been absolutely brilliant," Peter Capaldi said. "I think she’s wonderful in the show, and she’s my favourite companion."

      Coleman was announced as the Doctor's new companion in March 2012, and began filming her first proper adventure in May of that same year: Hide was a romantic horror story that also starred Jessica Raine (Line of Duty; An Adventure in Space and Time) as Emma Grayling, and Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible II; The Wrong Mans) as Alec Palmer, and written by Luther creator, Neil Cross. While her first real appearance as Clara was in 2013's The Bells of St. John, she made a surprise appearance in 2012's Asylum of the Daleks as the doomed Oswin Oswald, Junior Entertainment Manager on the starship Alaska, and then again in that Christmas' special, The Snowmen, this time as Clara Oswin Oswald.

      This kicked off the Impossible Girl storyline, which saw the Doctor puzzling at how one person can be seemingly splintered through time.

      If she does last until the conclusion of Series 9, Jenna will be the longest-running modern companion: Hell Bent will be her 36th episode, compared to Karen Gillan's 34.

      Don't worry too much about Jenna's next role, though – she's already been cast as Queen Victoria in a £10million ITV production, called Victoria, written by novelist, Daisy Goodwin (The Fortune Hunter).

      Everyone at Lovarzi wishes Jenna all the best for the future!

      Lovarzi and Doctor Who

      Since we launched our first Doctor Who product – the multi-coloured Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) Season 12 Scarf - back in 2012, it's been a great journey for us. It would not have been possible without the great, dedicated fans of the show, and we truly appreciate this committed fanbase. On the way, we got some great feedback which helped in our product development from individual Whovians and also fan groups like the lovely folk at Stitches in Time.

      We pride ourselves in having a very close relationship with fans of Doctor Who, and honestly some of products would not have been possible without input from you, the fans.

      We've now released 10 Doctor Who products – including scarves, umbrellas and jumpers - and all of them have been received very well, and are especially popular among the cosplay community. We are committed to provide quality products year on year and 2015 is no different. We will be soon releasing 3-4 Doctor Who products, and have some surprises to add to these in coming months too.