Sunday, 29 July 2012

R.I.P. Babelcolour Tributes To Companions Lost To Cancer Since 2011....

Mary Tamm 
22nd March 1950 - 26th July 2012

Caroline John
19 September 1940 - 5 June 2012

Elisabeth Sladen
1 February 1946 - 19 April 2011

Nicholas Courtney
16 December 1929 - 22 February 2011

Friday, 27 July 2012

The BBC have announced that a 90 second trailer for the new series of Doctor Who will air on BBC One at around 8pm, Thursday, 2nd August.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Mary Tamm Dead

Former Doctor Who actress Mary Tamm has died from an 18 month long battle against cancer. She was 62.

Agent Barry Langford, who confirmed the news, said she had a "zest for life and was a fantastic actress".

Mr Langford said Tamm had been saddened by the recent deaths of contemporaries Elisabeth Sladen, who played Sarah Jane Smith in Doctor Who, and Angharad Rees, who died last weekend.

"She was a darling companion and wonderfully witty and kind," said Tom Baker, who played the fourth Doctor. "I'm so sorry to hear of her death."

Mary Tamm is best remembered for her role as fellow Time Lord Romanadvortrelunder or Romana (Fred for short), when she made her debut in the Series 11 (1978/9) story 'The Ribos Operation, the first story in the 'Key To Time' series story arc.

Cancer fight: Mary passed away in a London hospital 

Tamm's husband paid tribute to her "sheer talent". Mr Ringrose said: "Mary was truly beautiful in every way. She was a very spiritual lady who loved nature and adored all animals.

Actress Helen Lederer, a friend of Tamm's, said: "Mary was such an energised, talented woman with a great twinkle in her eye and she was so very beautiful."

Tamm was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, the daughter of Estonian refugees, and had a long career on stage and screen.

Tamm leaves behind husband Marcus Ringrose, daughter Lauren and seven-year-old grandson Max.

 Her biography and other information a bout Mary Tamm can be found here

Monday, 16 July 2012

Series 33 To Air August 2012

Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman on the set of 'Doctor Who' - June 2012

The new series kicks off with Episode One entittled "Assylum Of The Daleks" followed by Episode Two "Dinosaurs on A Spaceship" and Episode Three "A Town Called Mercy" which is a western filmed in Spain.

The first part of the new series' run will be five episodes followed by the Christmas special with new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman with the remaining eight episodes airing in 2013.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Eleventh Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control

The Eleventh Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control - Fully functioning programmable infrared remote control.

From 31St August 2012
£59.99 by Forbidden Planet

The new Sonic Screwdriver is a gesture-based universal remote control that uses infrared (IR) to control entertainment systems including TVs, iPod docks and DVD/Blu-ray players. With advanced gesture recognition technology, up to thirty-nine remote control codes can be stored in the Sonic Screwdriver

Guided Setup: Teaches you how to use it with spoken prompts

FX Mode: 13 authentic special FX sounds from the universe of Doctor Who.
Bright illuminating tip: lights up in use and pulses when in standby
Advanced gesture recognition technology: 13 gestures multiplied by 3 memory banks means up to 39 remote control codes can be stored

Special features: Personal Lock Code, discover its secret communications
Hand polished, copper plated, diecast metal construction,  soft touch grip.

Pack includes high quality presentation display case with clear cover, and double sided illustrated instruction manual!