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Power of the Daleks Animation Comes to DVD

50 years after its only UK broadcast on BBC One, one of Doctor Who’s most celebrated, lost adventures is regenerated, with a brand new hand-drawn black and white animation, synchronised with a digitally remastered recording of the original 1966 audio.

Baker's End - King of Cats. Pre-order now

Peevish actors are descending mournfully upon the remote English village of Happenstance for the funeral of TV legend Tom Baker. But is he really dead, or is there something murksome and swervish going on?

Pandorica 2016

Fantom Films' Pandorica event return to Bristol 18 - 20th November 2016. See you there

Lethbridge-Stewart: The Grandfather Infestation

The latest Lethbridge-Stewart novel is now in stock

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Baker's End: The King of Cats

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Peevish actors are descending mournfully upon the remote English village of Happenstance for the funeral of TV legend Tom Baker. But is he really dead, or is there something murksome and swervish going on?

 

CAST

Tom Baker as himself

Katy Manning as Suzy Goshawk

Susan Jameson as Mrs Frimbly

David Benson as Reverend Ailing and Sinister Presence

Lizzie Roper as Large Lady

Stuart Denman as Idiot Actor

Other roles played by members of the cast

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Doctor Who Magazine 504

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The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine is on general release today, and this month celebrates the first appearance of the Cybermen some 50 years ago.

Costume designer Alexandra Tynan gave the original Cybermen their distinctive look for their first appearance in The Tenth Planet in 1966:

People often come up to me and say, ‘I think your Cybermen were the most frightening,’ I looked at them yesterday, when I re-watched The Tenth Planet, and I thought, ‘I suppose they are a bit scary.’ At the time, they got a lot of press, some of it very negative. Angry parents said that we were scaring the bejesus out of their kids. Am I personally responsible, with my Cybermen, for a whole generation of disturbed people? The number of adults who have come up to me and said, ‘Your Cybermen terrified me when I was a child,’ and I have apologised a thousand times...

Despite this, 50 years on in 2016, the Cybermen are still going strong...

At the time, I had no idea that my Cybermen would prove so iconic – none of us did – but I am overwhelmed by the fact that they became such an icon, and I’m really glad that I didn’t know at the time. I look back now and think how privileged I am to have had the opportunity to do something that has lasted for so long, and I enjoy every minute of talking to people about it. It makes me laugh. I think on my tombstone it will say, ‘She designed the Cybermen,’ and I’m okay with that. Cyber-Mum! Yes, I like it. I do love the Cybermen,” she concludes, “and I thank them for what they did for me.

 

Also inside this issue:

CYBER-PLANS - Discover the inside story of the Cybermen’s many campaigns...

EVOLUTION OF THE CYBERMEN - We examine the changes in Cyber-evolution, including some variants that were barely glimpsed on screen.

JAMI REID-QUARRELL - We chat to Colony Sarff actor Jami Reid-Quarrell about playing a physically demanding role.

MOVING IN - The Doctor goes domestic in our brand-new comic strip adventure, Moving In, written by Mark Wright and illustrated by John Ross.

STEVEN MOFFAT - Readers ask the Doctor Who showrunner their burning questions.

TIME TEAM - There’s a mystery to solve in nineteenth-century France as the Doctor and Amy have a brush with history when they meet Vincent van Gogh in this month’s episode, Vincent and the Doctor.

SILVER NEMESIS - The Cybermen return for Doctor Who’s silver anniversary in this issue’s Fact of Fiction.

COMING SOON - Previews of all the latest Doctor Who CD and book releases.

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Myth Makers Daphne Ashbrook

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Daphne Ashbrook was born into a family of actors and directors from San Diego, California and was only natural that she should discover her love of acting while still a young child. Perhaps her most memorable roles are as Dr. Grace Holloway in the 1996 Doctor Who movie and the titular character in Melora an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. She is the only woman to have a starring role in both franchises. She has also appeared in numerous Big Finish Doctor Who audio dramas.

 

Daphne’s extensive body of work also includes numerous guest star parts and recurring roles on The OC and JAG, she also starred in the series Hollywood Heights. In 2010, she released two CDs, Grace Notes and All Good Dreamers.

 

In 2012, Daphne published her memoir Dead Woman Laughing – An Actor’s “Take” From Both Sides Of The Camera.

 

She is currently in post-production on a short film she has written, produced and starred in, called One More, With Feeling.

 

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Doctor Who TV Movie Blu-ray

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Paul McGann and Sylvester McCoy star as the Time Lord in this made-for-TV feature based on the long-running BBC sci-fi series. Whilst returning the Master (Eric Roberts)'s remains to their home planet of Gallifrey, the Doctor (McCoy) crash lands the TARDIS on Earth in San Francisco in the year 1999. Gunned down by a street gang, the Doctor is rushed to hospital, where exploratory surgery by Dr Grace Holloway (Daphne Ashbrook) triggers a regeneration into the Eighth Doctor (McGann). Meanwhile, the Master has taken over the body of a paramedic and infiltrated the TARDIS, which he plans to use in his latest scheme to take over the Doctor's new body and destroy the world.

 

Special Features: Disc One

Commentary 1 - with director Geeoffrey Sax (recorded 2001)

Commentary 2 - with Doctors Paul McGann and Sylvester McCoy, moderated by Toby Hadoke (recorded 2009)

The Seven Year Hitch - documenting the return of Doctor Who to the screen. Narrated by Amanda Drew.

The Doctor's Strange Love - writers Joe Lidster and Simon Guerrier discuss The TV Movie with comedian Josie Long.

The Night of the Doctor - the mini-episode released in 2013 in the run-up to the show’s 50th anniversary special, marking Paul McGann’s second on-screen appearance as the Eighth Doctor.

Isolated Score - the option to view The TV Movie with the isolated music soundtrack.

Music Tracks - tour tracks from the production presented in full: In a Dream, All Dressed Up, Ride into the Moonlight and Auld Lang Syne.

Production Subtitles

Photo Gallery

 

Special Features: Disc Two

Electric Press Kit - used by Fox in 1996, this includes a short documentary and interview segments to allow other broadcasters to put together their own packages about the TV Movie.

Behind the Scenes - on set and on location in Vancouver, Canada during the filming of The TV Movie.

Philip Segal’s Tour of the TARDIS

Alternate Takes

VFX Tests June 1994 - early video effects tests by Amblin Imaging in 1994, featuring the ‘Spider Dalek’ design.

VFX March 1996 - video effects presented as mute time-coded ‘work in progress’ shots from the CGI department.

Paul McGann Audition

BBC Trails

The Wilderness Years - in the years between the end of the classic series and the broadcast of The TV Movie, Doctor Who survived in print, video and audio, kept alive by fans who were determined not to let it die.

Stripped for Action – The Eighth Doctor - looking at the Doctor’s adventures in comic-strip form.

Tomorrow’s Times – The Eighth Doctor - a look back at the contemporary coverage of The TV Movie in newspapers and other publications. Presented by Nicholas Courtney.

Who Peter 1989-2009 - the second part of this documentary, exploring the special relationship between Doctor Who and Blue Peter. Presented by Gethin Jones.

 

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The Black Archives 7: The Mind Robber

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The Black Archive – a series of book-length looks at single Doctor Who stories from 1963 to the present day.

 

‘We obey our creator. That is all that can be expected of any character, unless the Master bids us otherwise.’

 

Season 6 of Doctor Who was a time of transition and experimentation, with a production team wanting to move from one formula – the base under siege that had defined the previous two seasons – and toward another – the more grounded stories of season 7.

 

No story in the season was more experimental, though, than its second, The Mind Robber. The debut of arguably the series’ most visually inventive director, David Maloney, the story was beset with production problems, including the last-minute addition of an extra episode and the sickness of a principal cast member; yet the creative solutions to these problems lifted the final story from a run- of-the-mill piece of whimsy into one of the series’ finest moments.

 

 

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The Black Archives 6: Ghost Light

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One of the most densely complex stories in Doctor Who to this day, Ghost Light (1989) is a fast- paced production where every shot and every line has meaning, often more than one. As the last story produced in the original 26-year run, it is the true antecedent of the modern incarnation of the series, both in style and in its focus on the companion’s development.

 

Ghost Light is a bricolage of literary and cultural references that, in a story of alien experimentation hidden within the framework of a haunted house tale, explores issues of science, religion, class, race and more.

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Upcoming releases

Paul Darrow: You're Him Aren't You? (Audiobook)

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Paul Darrow's career has encompassed theatre, television and film. Famed for his portrayal of Kerr Avon, a ruthless and calculating computer expert, in Terry Nation's science fiction series Blake's 7, Darrow has also appeared in Coronation Street, Emergency Ward 10 and many other productions - including two guest appearances in Doctor Who.

 

Populated by familiar names and productions, You're Him, Aren't You? is Paul's own story of his life and career. It tells of his association with Blake's 7 - how he was cast, his experiences of making the show, what has happened since and his memories of Terry Nation, the cast and the crew. It also tells of his childhood, his time playing Elvis Presley and his near miss with James Bond.

7 x CD

Written By: Paul Darrow

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Twelfth Collected Comics: The Highgate Horror

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The Highgate Horror collects together all the most recent stories by leading Doctor Who writers and artists, from the highly acclaimed comic strip in DWM.

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Fourth Doctor 5:8 Casualties of Time

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Note: This adventure continues from 5.7: The Pursuit of History

 

Cast: Tom Baker (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), John Leeson (K9), David Warner (Cuthbert), Toby Hadoke (Mr Dorrick), David Troughton (The Black Guardian)

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Torchwood 2:5 Broken

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Whenever Ianto Jones has a tough day at work, he has somewhere he can hide. And, for Ianto Jones, it's always a tough day at work.

 

His girlfriend is dead, his colleagues don't trust him, and his boss... his boss is something else. With no friends in the world, and his life in danger every day, is it any wonder that at night, Ianto Jones goes to the pub?

 

Ianto's local becomes somewhere where he feels safe. Safe from his demons, safe from his life, safe from Torchwood. Until one evening, Captain Jack Harkness walks into a bar....

 

Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners

 

Cast: John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones), Melanie Walters (Mandy Aibiston), Eiry Thomas (Glenda), Ross Ford (The Saviour)

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215: Fiesta of the Damned

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In search of "a taste of the real Spain", the TARDIS transports the Doctor, Ace and rejoined crewmember Mel not to sizzling Fuerteventura, or the golden sands of the Costa Brava – but to 1938, amid the horrors of the Spanish Civil War.

 

Having fallen in with a rag-tag column of Republican soldiers, the time and space travellers seek shelter from Franco's bombers in the walled town of Farissa – only to discover themselves besieged by dead men returned to life...

 

Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Bonnie Langford (Mel), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Enzo Squillino Jnr (Juan Romero), Christopher Hatherall (George Newman), Owen Aaronovitch (Antonio Ferrando/Control Unit), Tom Alexander (Luis/Phillipe). Other parts portrayed by the cast.

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Classic Doctors, New Monsters Volume 1

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A brand new boxset of four adventures, featuring monsters from the new series of Doctor Who!

 

The Fifth Doctor takes on the Weeping Angels, the Sixth Doctor faces the Judoon and the Seventh Doctor encounters the Sycorax.

 

And on a distant planet, the Eighth Doctor stands his ground against a new legion of Sontarans. A legion ready for the Time War...

 

Cast

1.1 Fallen Angels by Phil Mulrune

Peter Davison (The Doctor) Sacha Dhawan (Joel Finch), Diane Morgan (Gabby Finch), Matthew Kelly (Michelangelo), Joe Jameson (Piero), Dan Starkey (Priest). Other parts played by members of the cast.

 

1.2 Judoon in Chains by Simon Barnard and Paul Morris

Colin Baker (The Doctor), Nicholas Briggs (Captain Kybo), Kiruna Stamell (Eliza Jenkins), Trevor Cooper (Jonathan Jaggers Esq), Tony Millan (Justice Burrows/Jonty), Sabina Franklyn (Herculania) Nicholas Pegg (Business Owner). Other parts played by members of the cast.

 

1.3 Harvest of the Sycorax by James Goss

Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Nisha Nayar (Zanzibar), Jonathan Firth (Cadwallader), Rebecca Callard (Shadrak), Giles Watling (The Sycorax Chief)

 

1.4 The Sontaran Ordeal by Andrew Smith

Paul McGann (The Doctor), Josette Simon (Sarana Teel), Dan Starkey (Jask), Christopher Ryan (General Stenk/Flitch), Sean Connolly (Tag Menkin/Ensign Stipe).

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