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You don't know it, but we've been running a contest since 23 August. See that list of top editors to the right? It's been calculating your edits since the premiere of Deep Breath. And it'll keep on doing that until Friday 3 October. Whoever is at the top of the list — that is, whoever has made the most edits in the main namespace — will win this great TARDIS bag from this year's San Diego Comic Con!

And if you feel like you're a little late to the party, don't worry. We're having another editing contest for the second half of the series, too! And here's a head's up for that contest: it runs from 26 September until the Friday after the series 8 finale in November. So your edits from 26 September to 3 October count in both contests!

[You'll probably want to read these rules first though, cause they govern the current contest, and are basically true of the next one.]


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DOCTOR WHO Ep 6 Sneak Peek The Doctor's Working at Clara's School?! - Sept 27 BBC AMERICA01:33

DOCTOR WHO Ep 6 Sneak Peek The Doctor's Working at Clara's School?! - Sept 27 BBC AMERICA

The value of a good janitorial staff should never be underestimated.

Last time, on Doctor Who
Meet the Gang! - 'Time Heist' Preview - Doctor Who Series 8 - BBC01:17

Meet the Gang! - 'Time Heist' Preview - Doctor Who Series 8 - BBC

If you're going to rob a bank, it's important to trust your co-conspirators.

Are We Ever Alone? - 'Listen' Preview - Doctor Who - Series 8 - BBC00:30

Are We Ever Alone? - 'Listen' Preview - Doctor Who - Series 8 - BBC

Do as you're told: Listen.

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Fourth Doctor: Jelly baby?
Simpkins: You, bein’ a man of the world, will presumably know what they use for the colouring in the red ones.
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