Radio Times is marking the end of the Tenth Doctor’s tenure with a souvenir of the David Tennant and Russell T Davies years. They are releasing a 164 page glossy tribute book packed with episode guides and photos shot exclusively for Radio Times, many never seen before. This book will not be in the shops – available only through an order form in Radio Times magazine or the 24-hour order line 0844 543 9822 (calls cost 5p per minute at all times from a BT landline). The book is £6.99 and includes free posting and packaging. The book will be available to order at some point in January.
Thursday, 24 December 2009
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Tardis at Caerphilly Castle - photo by Grahame Carter
Doctor Who's Tardis is perched on the inner east gatehouse tower
Caerphilly Castle is playing host to a futuristic visitor over the Christmas period.
After travelling through time and space Doctor Who's Tardis has landed at Wales' largest moated medieval castle.
The blue police box which is located on top of the Inner East Gatehouse tower will be lit up during the night and will stay there until the New Year.
The castle was used to film some scenes for the two part Christmas episode of Doctor Who, entitled The End of Time.
The Doctor Who production team have constructed a giant platform to display the illuminated Tardis.
Tardis at Caerphilly Castle
The castle was used to film some scenes for the Christmas episodes
Visitors to the Medieval Christmas fayre at the castle on 12 and 13 December will be able to see the unusual spectacle as they do their Christmas shopping at the stalls around the castle and enjoy the festive entertainment supplied by jugglers, jesters and stilt walkers.
Tardis stands for Time and Relative Dimension in Space - the machine has been the chosen mode of transport for all of the ten Doctors on their intergalactic adventures.
John Wallis from Cadw, the organisation responsible for historic monuments around Wales, was delighted to have the extra attraction.
"I'm delighted that the Tardis is in place in time for Caerphilly's Medieval Christmas fayre this weekend," he said.
"As well as enjoying a variety of events and activities here at the Castle, visitors can now also witness this world-famous blue box at the Inner East Gatehouse tower."
The End of Time is the final journey for the tenth Doctor, played by David Tennant, as he prepares to do battle with his nemesis, the Master.
Friday, 4 December 2009
Thursday, 3 December 2009
Friday, 27 November 2009
In 2005, after sixteen years off-air, "Doctor Who" returned to BBC television - and soon became more popular than ever before. In this special anthology of clips and interviews, Elisabeth Sladen journeys back to the recent past to delve into the show's dazzling success. With the help of extracts from radio programmes as diverse as "Go For It", "Jo Whiley", "PM", "Newsbeat" and "The Now Show", she explores the run-up to the launch of Series 1 and follows the programme's progress right up to 2009, with the announcement of the impending departure of David Tennant and the casting of Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor. Featuring the voices of David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Billie Piper, Christopher Eccleston, Kylie Minogue, Freema Agyeman, Russell T Davies and many others, this is an absorbing retrospective look at how Doctor Who returned to our screens to capture the hearts of millions of fans.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #10933 in Books
- Published on: 2010-01-21
- Format: Audiobook
- Binding: Audio CD
- Released:21 Jan 2010)
Monday, 23 November 2009
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
The new high-definition animated adventure serves up all the traditional Doctor Who ingredients, including excitement, drama and humour.
Dry Springs, Nevada, 1958. During a visit to a local diner, the Doctor befriends a young waitress, Cassie, and her friend Jimmy. When he stumbles across a strange alien artefact, the Doctor is led to the mysterious Area 51 in Roswell, also known as Dreamland, the most secret base in the USA. There, he has a dark encounter with the sinister Colonel Stark.
So begins a momentous mission for the Doctor who, with the help of his new companions and Jimmy's grandfather, Night Eagle, sets out to rescue the stranded alien, Rivesh Mantilax, and his wife, Saruba Valek, from the threat of the ruthless Viperox, led by Lord Azlok, and the clutches of the American military.
As sunset falls the Viperox battle drones start to attack the US army base. Can the Doctor find a way to halt the seemingly unstoppable aliens in their tracks?
The cast of Dreamland includes: David Tennant (Doctor Who, Casanova, Hamlet) as the Doctor; Georgia Moffett (Doctor Who, Spooks, Marple) as Cassie; Tim Howar (Last Chance Harvey) as Jimmy; David Warner (The Omen, Star Trek VI, Titanic) as Lord Azlok; Stuart Milligan (Jonathan Creek, Lewis) as Colonel Stark; Peter Guinness (Sleepy Hollow, City Of Vice) as Mr Dread; Nicholas Rowe (Margaret, Hotel Babylon) as Rivesh Mantilax; Clarke Peters (The Wire) as Night Eagle; and Lisa Bowerman (Casualty, Spooks) as Saruba Velak.
Dreamland will also be shown on the HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media (time to be confirmed)
Dreamland is available on the following platforms:
Sky/Virgin: Runs continuously from 7am on 21 November to 4am on 28 November
21st November – 7.00-8.50am, 11.10am-2.20pm, 7.25-10.35pm
22nd November – 12.10am-7.50pm
23rd November – 12.10am-7.50pm on 24th November
24th November – 10.40pm-2pm on 25th November
25th November – 3-10.15pm, 11.10pm-9.50am on 26th November
26th November – 7.10pm-9.50am on 27th November
27th November – 6.10pm-4am on 28th November
Not available on Freesat
The full adventure is also to air on the BBC HD Channel, however the transmission date has yet to be set. The Dreamland Section on the GM Website has the episode details, summaries and BBC Red Button Service transmission dates.
Monday, 16 November 2009
Monday, 2 November 2009
Sunday, 1 November 2009
Airdate for Water Of Mars is 15th November 2009 as revealed by David tennant on GMTV.
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Sarah Jane is acting very suspiciously. When Luke, Clyde and Rani investigate, with the help of Mr Smith and K-9, they discover something unexpected – Sarah Jane has a boyfriend and she’s going to marry him! Of course, in Sarah Jane’s life, things are not always as they seem and some very special wedding guests ensure this is one day she will never forget!
The book is released on 5th November 2009 Priced £4.49.
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Category: TV Drama; BBC One
The official Doctor Who website this morning offered an exclusive first look at the new Doctor Who logo, which will accompany Matt Smith's on-screen debut as The Doctor in spring 2010.
The logo is the 11th to have been used on screen in the show's history.
Accompanying the logo at bbc.co.uk/doctorwho is an animated insignia of the show's initials, which will be used as branding for the new series in conjunction with the logo.
Steven Moffat, the new Lead Writer and Executive Producer, said: "A new logo. The 11th logo for the 11th Doctor – those grand old words, Doctor Who, suddenly looking newer than ever.
"And, look at that, something really new – an insignia! DW in TARDIS form! Simple and beautiful, and most important of all, a completely irresistible doodle.
"I apologise to school notebooks everywhere, because in 2010 that's what they're going to be wearing."
The logo, and a collection of old Doctor Who logos, is available to the media from BBC Picture Publicity website.
The new series of Doctor Who will premiere in spring 2010.
The final three episodes featuring David Tennant will be broadcast later this year on BBC One, with the existing logo on-screen.
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Torchwood Seasons 1-3 Boxsets
The boxset cover has been revealed for the upcoming Torchwood series one to three collection. This set will be released on both DVD and Blu-ray and includes every episode from the beginning of Torchwood, to the end of Children of Earth, and also includes all of the special features from previous boxsets released. An image of the series one to three boxset is below.
Torchwood stars John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Gareth David-Lloyd, Burn Gorman, and Naoko Mori. The boxset will be released on the 26th of October, the same day the Doctor Who series one to four collection is released. It will go on sale for £59.99 on DVD, and £69.99 on Blu-ray.
Doctor Who Seasons 27-30 Boxsets
2|entertain have revealed the boxset packaging for the complete Doctor Who series one to four set. The boxset will include every episode from the four series of the show, including the Christmas specials; “The Christmas Invasion”, “The Runaway Bride”, and “Voyage of the Damned” and ext
The Doctor Who series one to four boxset will be released on the 26th of October at the recommended retail price of £89.99. It stars Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Billie Piper, Freema Agyeman, and Catherine Tate.Sarah Jane Adventures Season 2 Boxset
The cover for the complete second series boxset for The Sarah Jane Adventures has been released online and can be seen below.
Life on Earth can be an adventure too! Get ready for more danger, mystery and wonder as incomparable Sarah Jane Smith returns for a second series of the spectacular, thrilling children’s drama from the makers of Doctor Who and Torchwood! When Sarah’s adopted son, Luke, first became part of Sarah Jane’s life, he encountered a world of adventure – not just of dangerous aliens bent on invasion and destruction, but also an amazing world of wonder and excitement which showed him that the universe really is an amazing place. This is something that Sarah Jane is keen to keep from Bannerman Road, and Series Two’s newest addition, fourteen-year-old Rani Chandra and her parents Gita and Haresh. But sparky Rani is a wannabe journalist and, like Sarah Jane, is not the type to let a mystery go unsolved!Released on the 9th of November at the RRP of £19.99.
Thursday, 20 August 2009
The Daleks are advancing, their empire constantly expanding into Earth's space. The Earth forces are resisting the Daleks in every way they can. But the battles rage on across countless solar systems. And now the future of our galaxy hangs in the balance...The Doctor finds himself stranded on board a starship near the frontline with a group of ruthless bounty hunters. Earth Command will pay them for every Dalek they kill, every eye stalk they bring back as proof. With the Doctor's help, the bounty hunters achieve the ultimate prize: a Dalek prisoner - intact, powerless, and ready for interrogation. But where the Daleks are involved, nothing is what it seems, and no one is safe. Before long the tables will be turned. How will the Doctor survive when he becomes a prisoner of the Daleks? Featuring the Doctor as played by David Tennant in the hit BBC series, "Prisoner of the Daleks" is read by Nicholas Briggs, who is the voice of the Daleks on television.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #18176 in Books
- Published on:3rd September 2009
- Formats: Audiobook, Unabridged
- Original language: English
- Binding: Audio CD
Friday, 14 August 2009
Saturday, 1 August 2009
Sixth Doctor Regeneration Figure
This set features an exclusive action Figure of the newly regenerated 6th Doctor as played by Colin Baker still wearing the mud splashed outfit of his previous incarnation.
This item appears to be exclusive to Underground Toys and Forbidden Planet.
The TARDIS arrives on Androzani Minor, the source of a life-prolonging drug refined from a substance called Spectrox. Production of the drug is controlled by Sharaz Jek, a madman in self imposed exile, who blames Morgus, a powerful industrialist on Androzani Major, for all his misfortunes.
The two sides are pitched in a convoluted ongoing war which, unknown to Jek, gives Morgus a monopoly of Spectrox on his planet, Major. Jek becomes infatuated with Peri, and saves her and the Doctor from being executed on Morgus’s orders.
However, the two travellers learn that they have contracted spectrox toxaemia, a fatal disease.
The only antidote is the milk from a queen bat, which the Doctor must find in the deep caves on Minor. With moments to spare, the Doctor carries Peri back to the TARDIS, where he gives her all the milk he has collected. She recovers, but the Doctor has to regenerate to save his own life.
Thursday, 30 July 2009
David Tennant took over the role of the Doctor in 2005
"This achievement is all thanks to the remarkable production team who first created Doctor Who," said Russell T Davies, who penned the TV revival.
He also thanked the audience "who have kept it alive for all these years".
The series began on 23 November, 1963, and was revived in 2005 after 16 years off the screen.
William Hartnell played the original Doctor Who, with Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker and Peter Davison among those following in his footsteps.
Christopher Eccleston took up the mantle of the ninth Timelord last year - following the show's relaunch. He was replaced after just one series by David Tennant after Eccleston dropped out.
Guinness World Records editor, Craig Glenday, added: "This is a proud day for Doctor fans everywhere."
US series Stargate SG-1, now in its 10th series, holds the world record for "longest-running science fiction show (consecutive)".
It launched in 1997 and has run for 203 episodes without a break. Hit US series The X Files previously held the record, notching up 202 episodes.
For the first time in 28 years, Tom Baker is returning to the world of Doctor Who in a series of five thrilling audio adventures from BBC Audiobooks. Paul Magrs' Hornet's Nest series kicks off in September with The Stuff of Nightmares...
Featuring covers illustrated by Ben Willsher, with design concepts and the Hornets’ Nest logo by Kasterborous' own Anthony Dry, the series sees the Fourth Doctor teaming up with Mike Yates...
Responding to an advert apparently worded for him alone, Captain Mike Yates (retired) is reunited with a ghost from the past. But why has the Doctor, that mysterious traveller in Time and Space, sent for his former UNIT acquaintance? Trapped by a horde of vicious creatures in an apparently innocuous English country cottage, the two old friends are on the brink of an enormous adventure.
As the Doctor relates his recent escapades, it becomes clear to Mike that they – and the Earth at large – are facing an enemy of unimaginable power and horrific intent. The nightmare is only just beginning…
Produced and directed by Kate Thomas, the full cast is: Tom Baker, Richard Franklin, Susan Jameson, Daniel Hill, Michael Maloney, Rula Lenska, Clare Corbett, Christian Rodska, Susie Riddell, Jilly Bond and Stephen Thorne.
Listen to a clip at the BBC Shop.
The Stuff of Nightmares will be available to buy from 3rd September 2009 priced at £9.78, with the remaining four stories due for release on:
2. The Dead Shoes – 8th October
3. The Circus of Doom – 5th November
4. A Sting in the Tale – 3rd December
5. Hive of Horror – 3rd December
The series will also be available as a download from www.audible.co.uk.
Paul Magrs - whose work includes numerous Doctor Who books (Sick Building, Verdigris) the Iris Wildthyme character says of Tom return to the role:
“This is the first adventure with the Tom Baker Doctor since Logopolis. And it feels fantastic to write for him. I would say he's a brilliant mixture of everything the Fourth Doctor ever was. He's dark and sombre at times; other times he's gleefully macabre and mischievous.”
Fans eager to engage with the series before the release date should check out www.bbcshop.com/hornetsnest, where a dedicated page for the series will launch on 10th August. The page will contain exclusive content and material such as a Q&A with Tom Baker, photographs from the recordings, audio clips and a poll on Tom’s best moments as the Doctor.Christian Cawley
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Monday, 27 July 2009
John Simm will return as the Master in the two special episodes which bring David Tennant's era as the Doctor to a stunning conclusion. There's been speculation about Simm's involvement with the show but we can confirm he'll be back later this year, once again playing the Doctor's deadly nemesis.
Simm first appeared as the Master in Utopia, The Sound of Drums and The Last of the Time Lords. All three episodes were written by Executive Producer and Head Writer Russell T Davies who also wrote his upcoming adventure.
The character debuted in 1971 and on-screen has faced all but the Second and Ninth Doctors. Davies' version of the Master saw him retain his wit and cunning but since Utopia he's been callous and charismatic, sick, psychotic and enormously likeable. In short, everyone's favourite megalomaniac.
At the close of Series Three we saw the Master gunned down by his wife and whilst lying in his enemy's arms, he refused to regenerate. The world believed he had died and the Doctor accepted he was the last of the Time Lords. But this is Doctor Who and you can't keep a good bad guy down!
We've yet to find out how he survived but we can promise we'll be bringing you an exclusive interview with John Simm and some brand new Master material later this year. Stay tuned!
If anyone wants to remain in the dark about the two specials which form the Tenth Doctor's finale, please look away now! Footage from the first of these episodes was screened during the Doctor Who panel at Comic-Con International, 2009, meaning details about the adventure are officially out there!
As we revealed earlier today, the episodes feature the return of John Simm as the Master. The Doctor's fellow Time Lord is sporting a different hair colour in the finale, working a striking, lighter look.
And the Master isn't the only familiar figure returning from Doctor Who's recent past. Executive Producer Russell T Davies, who wrote David Tennant's final episodes, confirmed that Alexandra Moen is back as Lucy Saxon, the character we previously saw in The Sound of Drums and The Last of the Time Lords. Although married to the Master she put a serious dent in their relationship by shooting him but what happened to her after the events of Series Three has remained a mystery, so far...
Russell further explained that footage from the finale screened at Comic-Con included the voice of Timothy Dalton as the Narrator. His exact role in the specials is currently undisclosed but Dalton is, of course, best known for portraying James Bond in The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill.
One of the biggest cheers of the Doctor Who panel occurred when the trailer showed the face of Catherine Tate, last seen playing Donna Noble in Journey's End. Bernard Cribbins, who played her grandfather, Wilf, also features in the trailer which depicts a grim-faced Doctor walking
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
The wreckage it states BYZANTIUM (close up below). Could this be a reference to River Song's comment to The Tenth Doctor, "Crash of the Byzantium, have we done that yet?" (SILENCE IN THE LIBRARY, 2008)