Archive for ‘Classic Series’
February 25th, 2016

Classic Series fans will be excited to hear that Katy Manning will be a guest on Linda McDermott’s BBC Radio Merseyside show later today (Thursday).

The actress – who portrayed the Third Doctor’s companion Jo Grant in the 1970s – will be promoting her upcoming event ‘An Evening with Katy Manning‘ which will take place at St George’s Hall in Liverpool next month. If you’d like to attend, tickets are priced £15 (+ booking fee) and are available to purchase at TicketQuarter. Katy will be on air tonight to chat about Doctor Who and her wider career from 10:30pm.

You can listen to BBC Radio Merseyside online and her interview will be on iPlayer shortly after its initial broadcast. Let us know in the comments section below if you’ll be tuning in!

February 14th, 2016
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Sheridan Smith will be reprising her role as Lucie Miller for a new Short Trip audio adventure, it has been confirmed.

Big Finish revealed the news live on stage at Gallifrey One 27 this weekend and the announcement is bound to excite long term fans of the popular Eighth Doctor companion who made her last appearance in To the Death back in 2011.

The new story, The Curse of the Fugue by Alice Cavender, pitches Lucie and the Doctor into events at an old people’s home during Britain’s Winter of Discontent.

“I’ve missed Big Finish, and I’ve really missed playing Lucie,” Sheridan said. “Those years of playing her with Paul McGann were so much fun, so I am very grateful and happy to be back in the studio. The fans have been great, they’ve really taken to her. I’ve missed her!’

The Curse of the Furgue will be available to download in April, priced £2.99. Don’t miss it!

January 19th, 2016

Watch out America, because The Underwater Menace is coming to get you this spring, whether you like it or not!

The 1967 adventure was finally made available on DVD in the UK last October after previous technical difficulties suggested that the home release had been cancelled for good. The problems were thankfully resolved, and now fans across the pond will also be able to enjoy the classic Second Doctor serial in all its restored glory when it hits US stores on 1st March 2016. Pretty exciting, right?! Let us know if you’ll be adding it to your collection in the comments.

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November 23rd, 2015

23rd November is a special day in a Whovian’s calendar as it marks the anniversary of their favourite sci-fi hero!

Doctor Who premiered on this day back in 1963 which means that it’s now officially 52 years old, which isn’t too shabby for something that started out as a mild curiosity in a junkyard… Of course, this also means that it’s been 2 whole years since fans around the world united to save the day for The Day of the Doctor, the feature-length adventure which was aired on TV and in cinemas in over 94 countries to mark half a century of the Time Lord’s adventures.

So, Happy Birthday to Doctor Who and thank you for everything you’ve given us over the years. Here’s to the next 52 (and to the next 52 more after that, etc, etc…). We love you!

November 8th, 2015

Doctor Who fans in Liverpool will be able to spend An Evening with Katy Manning next year.

The one off event will take place in the Concert Room at St George’s Hall on Saturday 19th March 2016 as the actress – who portrayed the Third Doctor’s companion Jo Grant in the 1970s – reflects on her extraordinary life and varied career featuring inside stories and personal anecdotes.

Tickets are priced at £15.00 (plus booking fee) and can be purchased now from TicketQuarter.

Let us know if you’ll be attending the event, and please help us out by spreading the word!

November 1st, 2015
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The Doctor Who spin off, Downtime, will finally be making its way to DVD later this month, it has been confirmed.

Starring Nicholas Courtney and Elisabeth Sladen as the Brigadier and Sarah Jane Smith, the unofficial sequel to the Patrick Troughton serials The Abominable Snowman (1967) and The Web of Fear (1968) follows the popular characters as they investigate New World University, a technology obsessed school run by old enemies, Victoria Waterfield and Professor Travers. Without the guidance of the Doctor, can they stop the Great Intelligence before it’s too late?

Written by Marc Platt and directed by Christopher Barry and Keith Barnfather, Downtime – which was released direct to video in 1995 – will be available on DVD on 16th November, with a bonus ‘making of’ disc featuring never before scene exclusives in ‘Behind the Lens’.

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Thanks to Koch Media.

October 11th, 2015
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Classic Series fans will be happy to hear that the 1967 serial The Underwater Menace will be coming to DVD after all!

The original release of the Patrick Troughton adventure was cancelled at the start of the year due to financial difficulties, however the BBC has confirmed that the issues have now been resolved which means that it will finally be making its way to DVD on 26th October. The two existing episodes have been restored while the missing ones are represented using audio clips and surviving stills. Special features include commentaries and a reflective behind the scenes featurette.

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Thanks to BBC Worldwide.

August 9th, 2015
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Everybody’s favourite potato headed ally Strax will be back in a new Big Finish adventure in which he’ll be joining forces with fellow Victorian investigators Jago and Litefoot.

It has been announced that a special double-disc release, Jago & Litefoot & Strax, will go on sale in November as the Sontaran suffers a disorienting attack and mistakes Jago and Litefoot, who first appeared in the Fourth Doctor’s 1977 serial The Talons of Weng-Chiang, for Jenny and Vastra.

The original audio has been written by Justin Richards.

“It’s a true testament to the great Robert Holmes that Jago and Litefoot have remained so popular,” said producer David Richardson. “It is a joy to have them set foot in the world of current TV Doctor Who as they team up with Strax for a special investigation. The script is superb, packed with excitement and wit, and it’s so funny to see such a mis-matched trio!”

Will you be checking out Jago & Litefoot & Strax? Share your excitement in the comments!

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July 24th, 2015
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It’s all about the Sixth Doctor in the latest Doctor Who Magazine, and it seems not a moment too soon.

In Issue #489, on sale now, the man behind the technicolor dream coat, Colin Baker, looks back on his tenure in the TARDIS which turned out to be just as turbulent behind the scenes as it was on screen.

Meanwhile, a new comic adventure begins in Spirits of the Jungle and there’s all the latest news, features, reviews, competitions and more. Don’t miss it!

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July 17th, 2015

The Sixth Doctor himself, Colin Baker, will be starring in a new sci-fi thriller which has just reached its Indiegogo target.

Last Man on Earth is a short pre-apocalypse film about a team of virologists who are searching for a cure for cancer, however further plot details are being kept tightly underwraps. Having surpassed its goal of £10,000, production is now full steam ahead and filming will take place later this month.

Produced by Alt Angle Films, you can find out more about the exciting project here.

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