Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Pioneers of Doctor Who

“The creators of Doctor Who were a scandal” writes Charlie Jane Anders for io9. As “one of the most successful television shows of all time” approaches it’s fiftieth anniversary, the io9science and media blog examines the origins ofDoctor Who in an insightful  interview with Waris Hussein. The programme’s … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Series 7 News

“What we know so far.. As filming begins on the upcoming series, here’s a round-up of what to expect” writes Paul Jones in the Radio Times: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Steven Moffat turned up for their first day back at work … Continue reading

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Why Mark Gatiss Should Write a Doctor Who Biopic

“A re-creation of the Time Lord’s genesis would be a perfect 50th birthday treat” writes David Brown of the Radio Times: Next year will be Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary and who knows what surprises there are in store. Past incarnations reuniting … Continue reading

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Doctor Who and the Nearly Leela’s

SFX magazine has revealed intriguing details of the production subtitles featured on the new DVD release of The Face of Evil. Writer Dave Golder has listed all the actresses who auditioned for the part of Leela in 1976. Before Louise Jameson was eventually cast, twenty-five … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: The Visitation Remembered

Part one of The Visitation aired on BBC1 exactly thirty years ago today. The Target novelisation (title #69 in the range) was published later in 1982. Not only was the book the first Target title that I bought, it’s also the very … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Unbound: Masters of War Review

This Big Finish audio play features David Warner in his second appearance as the Doctor. His TV work ranges from Z Cars in 1963, to the animated Doctor Who story, Dreamland (2009). He’s had many roles in films such as Tron, Time Bandits, The 39 Steps, Titanic, and even … Continue reading

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The Decline of Doctor Who

Author Brian J Robb insists that the ‘classic’ series declined in the 1980’s because the programme makers failed to engage with the (ever dwindling) audience, and that producer John Nathan Turner in particular pandered to (the ever influencial) fandom. In … Continue reading

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My Favourite Who Quotes #5

“Believe me child, your future lies with David and not with a silly old duffer like me… One day I shall come back. Yes. I shall come back. Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Sound Effects CD

Following the successful re-issue of the Genesis of the Daleks soundtrack last March, AudioGo have now added the Doctor Who Sound Effects CD to their Vintage Beeb range. Originally issued by BBC Records in 1978, this compilation album was another BBC Radiophonic Workshop title: BBC Sound Effects No. … Continue reading

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Doctor Who On This Day #24

1974 – Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Episode 4 first broadcast 1982 – Kinda, Part 2 screened 1983 – Mawdryn Undead, Part 2 screened 1984 – Frontios, Part 3 screened 1985 – The Mark of the Rani, Part 1 screened

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