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April 29th, 2016
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A new exhibition celebrating the Doctor Who Target Books was officially opened in London last night (Thursday).

The collection of artwork from the iconic novel range, originally published in the 1960s and 70s, features over 30 pieces and will be on display at the Cartoon Museum in Holborn until Wednesday 11th May 2016. Seven of the books have been reissued this week and the exhibition includes six of their covers, illustrated by Chris Achilleos, as well as other well-loved designs by Andrew Skilleter, Roy Knipe, Jeff Cummins and more.

Let us know if you’ve attended the exhibition, or intend to, in the comments section below!

April 28th, 2016
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Today (Thursday) sees the release of the new Doctor Who Magazine to accompany the arrival of Target’s reissued Classic Series novels.

As we previously reported, several titles from the 60s and 70s range have been republished with updated artwork by their original illustrator Chris Achilleos, who chats exclusively to Issue #499 about about the process of updating the iconic books for a new generation. Also inside, Warriors’ Gate is revisited and actress Claire Higgins ponders the possibility of her character, Ohila, being the Doctor’s mother.

Doctor Who Magazine #499 is on sale now, at the usual price of £4.99. Don’t miss it, folks!

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April 22nd, 2016
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Classic Series fans will be getting a blast from the past later this month when BBC Books reissue a handful of Doctor Who novels from the iconic Target Books range.

Originally published throughout the 1960s and 70s, the books were valuable property for viewers as they became the only way to revisit their favourite serials after they’d aired. It goes without saying that life before DVDs and iPlayer was a dark place to be! The reissued range includes 7 titles, one for each of the first seven Doctors, featuring updated artwork by their original illustrator, Chris Achilleos.

The novels are available to buy (paperbook & e-book) on 28th April, priced at £6.99 each.

Above – Covers for the seven reissued Target novels, including Doctor Who and the Zarbi by Bill Strutton (First Doctor), Doctor Who and the Web of Fear by Terrance Dicks (Second Doctor), Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion by Malcolm Hulke (Third Doctor), Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks by Terrance Dicks (Fourth Doctor), Doctor Who: The Visitation by Eric Saward (Fifth Doctor), Doctor Who: Vengeance on Varos by Philip Martin (Sixth Doctor) and Doctor Who: Battlefield by Marc Platt (Seventh Doctor).

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Thanks to BBC Worldwide.

March 1st, 2016
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River Song will be joining forces with not one but two Classic Doctors in the second series of her Big Finish audio range.

Alex Kingston once again reprises her role as everybody’s favourite “kick ass hero” to encounter two of her husband’s previous incarnations at once, in the forms of Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy as the Sixth and Seventh Doctors. The Diary of River Song: Series 2 contains four original adventures – The UnknownFive Twenty Nine, World Enough and Time and Eye of the Storm – and will be released in January 2017.

Are you looking forward to River teaming up with Doctors #6 and #7? Let us know below!

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February 29th, 2016
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This week welcomes the release of a brand new Doctor Who Magazine and this one promises to take us on a journey back to 1996 to mark the emerald anniversary of the TV Movie.

It’s almost been 20 years since Paul McGann appeared on our screens as the Eighth Doctor, with his feature-length debut adventure premiering on Canadian TV on 12th May 1996. Inside Issue #497, the man himself – Paul McGann – reflects on his inaugural TARDIS journey, which turned out to be his first and only official adventure at its helm as plans for a full series were shelved shortly afterwards.

The movie’s co-stars, Daphne Ashbrook, Eric Roberts and Yee Jee Tso, are also on hand to share their respective memories, and you can take a look at its celebratory cover below. It goes on sale this Thursday, 3rd March, at the usual price of £4.99. Miss it and miss out!

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February 25th, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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!

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