Archive for ‘Classic Series’
June 8th, 2015

Please join us as we raise our glasses to wish Colin Baker a very happy birthday!

The actor, who helmed the TARDIS as the Sixth Doctor from 1984 to 1986, is 72 today, and we hope he enjoys his celebrations.

Feel free to leave your own birthday wishes for Colin in the comments section below, and relive 10 of his most iconic Doctor Who moments here. Let us know if your favourite memories of his tenure were included in the countdown!

May 31st, 2015

Our brand new Fan of the Month has been revealed!

Flying the flag for Whovians around the world for May is Elaine, aged 40, from London, who put herself forward for the coveted title because she’s been following the Doctor’s adventures since the 70s, after falling in love with K-9.

She spends all of her spare time marathoning her favourite episodes and her personal record is 11 solid hours of watching back to back Doctor Who. The Doctor would be very proud, Elaine! Read her full Whovian profile here.

Fan of the Month has been running since June 2008 and currently features over 80 profiles.

May 27th, 2015
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The new edition of Doctor Who Magazine goes on sale this week and the dreaded Daleks have invaded it just before it’s gone to print.

The persistent pepperpots have appeared in 92 stories to date and the issue has a rundown of them all with a complete and in-depth history of their ongoing Earth invasions.

Also inside, a long lost interview with former Doctor Who producer John Nathan-Turner reveals what he thought about fans and his final series.

Doctor Who Magazine #487 is published tomorrow (Thursday), at the usual price of £4.99.

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May 1st, 2015
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Peter Davison ponders the possibility of a Five(ish) Doctors sequel in a recent interview with Digital Spy to promote the upcoming Symphonic Spectacular UK tour.

The actor, who piloted the TARDIS in the early 80’s, decided to take matters into his own hands when he was excluded from the show’s official 50th anniversary festivities by joining forces with his fellow Classic Doctors in a light-hearted spoof. The film, which was released to coincide with The Day of the Doctor, was met with a rapturous response from fans who have since been campaigning for a second installment.

“I wasn’t expecting it to have such a huge reaction,” he admitted. “I’ll do it again if I come up with a good enough idea. I wouldn’t want to go into it half-heartedly if it was going to be nowhere near as good as the first one. Plus, I’d actually have to pay people this time!”

Peter will take to the stage to present the Symphonic Spectacular in UK arenas this month.

Would you be excited about a Five(ish) Doctors sequel? Who would you like to appear in it?

April 28th, 2015
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This week sees the arrival of a new Doctor Who Magazine which boasts an exclusive interview with Russell T Davies.

The former showrunner has revisited his first ever Doctor Who contribution, the 1996 novel Damaged Goods, to coincide with this month’s release of Big Finish’s audio adaptation starring Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor and Travis Oliver and Yasmin Bannerman as his companions, Chris and Roz.

Also inside the issue, published on Thursday (30th April), Caroline Ann Ford contributes a journey back into history.

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April 13th, 2015

Please join us as we raise our glasses to wish Peter Davison a very happy birthday today!

The actor, who helmed the TARDIS as the Fifth Doctor from 1981 to 1984, is 64 and we hope he enjoys his celebrations.

Next month he’ll be taking to the stage at venues across the UK for the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, tickets for which are on sale here.

Feel free to share your own birthday wishes for Peter below!

March 28th, 2015

Big Finish have announced Doctor Who: Doom Coalition, a “breathtaking” new audio series featuring the Eighth Doctor, which will be launched in the autumn.

Paul McGann will be back as his incarnation of the iconic Time Lord who will be pushed to his limits when he is recalled to Gallifrey by the Time Lords. The 16 part adventure, spanning 4 boxsets, will also star Nicola Walker as companion Liv Chenka while Mark Bonnar will lend his voice to a mysterious new foe known only as The Eleven. Hattie Morahan will also join in episode two as new companion Helen Sinclair.

“Doom Coalition is unlike anything we’ve attempted before,” said director Ken Bentley. “It’s on a scale that we hope will satisfy loyal listeners. It’s also a new standalone adventure so it’s a great place to start if you’re listening to Doctor Who on audio for the very first time.”

Doom Coalition: Part 1 is released in October 2015 and its three subsequent installments will follow suit throughout 2016 and 2017. It forms part of Big Finish’s extended licensing deal which guarantees the production of their new Doctor Who audios until “at least” 2020.

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March 27th, 2015

Big Finish have today announced that their Doctor Who license has been extended which means they will continue to release tie-in audio adventures until “at least” 2020.

The company has been producing Doctor Who stories since 1999 and BBC Worldwide have given them the green light to extend their ever growing range of original Classic Series escapades for another five years.

They are already planning new stories for 2017 and 2018 and later this year they’ll be launching a new UNIT spin off.

Fans can look forward to more stories featuring the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors as well as The Fourth Doctor Adventures which are also set to continue. A new era awaits for the Eighth Doctor, too, as he faces the Doom Coalition in the follow up to Dark Eyes.

Are you excited that Big Finish is here to stay? Let us know in the comments section below!

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March 5th, 2015
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The brand new issue of Doctor Who Magazine is released today (Thursday).

Inside Steven Moffat exclusively reveals his future plans for Peter Capaldi in Series 9 and Paul McGann chats about the return of the Eighth Doctor in the latest installment of his ongoing audio series Dark Eyes.

Plus, an interview with Classic Series companion Bonnie Langford about her memories of playing Mel Bush in the 80s and all the latest news, reviews, competitions and more!

DWM Issue 484 is on sale now, priced at £4.99. Here’s what to look out for on the shelf…

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February 15th, 2015

BBC Books will be publishing their Doctor Who: Time Trips Collection next month.

The hardback anthology compiles the short stories which were previously released as individual e-books throughout 2014. Now they have been brought together for the first time and in this edition they’re accompanied by beautiful illustrations to bring the original adventures to life. Featuring classic and new Doctors alike, there’s also an exclusive ‘hidden’ story, concealed within the dust jack, featuring the Twelfth Doctor.

The Time Trips collection will be released by BBC Books on 5th March 2015 priced at £20.

The compilation includes:

The Death Pit by A.L. Kennedy (Fourth Doctor)

Into the Nowhere by Jenny T. Colgan (Eleventh Doctor)

Keeping up with the Joneses by Nick Harkaway (Tenth Doctor)

Salt of the Earth by Trudi Canavan (Third Doctor)

A Handful of Stardust by Jake Arnott (Sixth Doctor)

The Bog Warrior by Cecelia Ahern (Tenth Doctor)

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time Traveller by Joanne Harris (Third Doctor)

The Anti-Hero by Stella Duffy (Second Doctor)

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