Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Dreamland - A Doctor Who Animated Adventure


David Tennant, Georgia Moffett, David Warner, Stuart Milligan and Clark Peters are among the roll call of talent appearing in the new, animated Doctor Who special, Dreamland, set in the infamous alien hotspot Roswell and described by writer Phil Ford as "Doctor Who meets a Fifties monster B-movie".

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 animated Doctor Who Adventure Dreamland now has a full transmission date. The 45 minute adventure will be aired in it's entirety on BBC TWO - Saturday 5th December 2009 at 10.00 am.

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.

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