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Doctor Who Complete Series 8 Blu ray

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Category: Doctor Who New Series DVD and Blu ray

The DVD and Blu-ray release of The Complete Eighth Series sees the Doctor and Clara encounter previously unimaginable wonders and horrors... The time travellers meet a fleet of Daleks as they attempt to rescue a stranded ship of human survivors, face ranks of Cybermen stalking Earth, go back in time and join Robin Hood in a fight with killer robots in Sherwood Forest, become outlaws when they break into the deadliest bank in the cosmos, face a Mummy on the Orient Express, discover a deadly horror dwelling on the Moon and meet the last man standing at the end of the universe.

 

The box set contains every explosive episode from Peter Capaldi’s debut series in the role and is also packed full of extras including:

DVD Exclusive: Doctor Who - Deep Breath Cinema panel session (1x 30’ feature)

DVD Exclusive: Audio Commentaries x 4 (episodes and participants TBC)

Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord (1x45’ feature with Fifth Doctor Peter Davison)

Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion (1x45’ feature with Fifth Doctor Peter Davison)

Doctor Who: Earth Conquest (1x45’ World Tour Documentary)

Doctor Who Exclusive (4x2’ cast interviews)

Doctor Who Extra (12x10’ behind the scenes)

FOXES – Don’t Stop Me Now (Music video from Mummy on the Orient Express).

 


The season features guest stars including Michelle Gomez (Bad Education, Green Wing) as the Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere, Foxes (Grammy award winning singer/song writer), Frank Skinner (Room 101), Ben Miller (Armstrong and Miller), Tom Riley (Da Vinci's Demons, Freezing), Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty) and Samuel Anderson (History Boys, Gavin & Stacey) as Danny Pink.

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Doctor Who Complete Series 8 DVD

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Category: Doctor Who New Series DVD and Blu ray

The DVD and Blu-ray release of The Complete Eighth Series sees the Doctor and Clara encounter previously unimaginable wonders and horrors... The time travellers meet a fleet of Daleks as they attempt to rescue a stranded ship of human survivors, face ranks of Cybermen stalking Earth, go back in time and join Robin Hood in a fight with killer robots in Sherwood Forest, become outlaws when they break into the deadliest bank in the cosmos, face a Mummy on the Orient Express, discover a deadly horror dwelling on the Moon and meet the last man standing at the end of the universe.

 

The box set contains every explosive episode from Peter Capaldi’s debut series in the role and is also packed full of extras including:

DVD Exclusive: Doctor Who - Deep Breath Cinema panel session (1x 30’ feature)

DVD Exclusive: Audio Commentaries x 4 (episodes and participants TBC)

Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord (1x45’ feature with Fifth Doctor Peter Davison)

Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion (1x45’ feature with Fifth Doctor Peter Davison)

Doctor Who: Earth Conquest (1x45’ World Tour Documentary)

Doctor Who Exclusive (4x2’ cast interviews)

Doctor Who Extra (12x10’ behind the scenes)

FOXES – Don’t Stop Me Now (Music video from Mummy on the Orient Express).



The season features guest stars including Michelle Gomez (Bad Education, Green Wing) as the Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere, Foxes (Grammy award winning singer/song writer), Frank Skinner (Room 101), Ben Miller (Armstrong and Miller), Tom Riley (Da Vinci's Demons, Freezing), Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty) and Samuel Anderson (History Boys, Gavin & Stacey) as Danny Pink.

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Joan Sims: Too Happy A Face

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Category: Autobiography

Immortalised through her roles in twenty-four of the iconic Carry On films, Joan Sims remains one of Britain’s best-known comedy legends. For five decades - through more than seventy film appearances and work on stage, television and radio - she captured the hearts of audiences around the world. Yet behind the laughter was heartache and personal torment as the incredibly private actress battled depression, insecurity, loneliness and alcoholism.

 

In this authorised biography of Joan, Andrew Ross details her early years on stage and rise to stardom in theatre revue, her failed romances and the intense bond with her parents which ultimately led to the collapse of her one serious love affair.

 

Revealed is the truth about Joan’s relationships with her Carry On co-stars (including Kenneth Williams who bizarrely proposed to her), the drink problem which forced her to spend time in a grim Victorian mental institute in the early 1980s and the circumstances behind her reclusive final years and last months in hospital before her death in 2001.

 

With a cast of characters, ranging from Sidney James and Kenneth Williams to Laurence Olivier and Katharine Hepburn, Joan’s story, from a solitary and lonely childhood in 1930s Essex, to her status as a national treasure in the 1990s, is one of professional success over personal heartache achieved through immense determination.

 

Drawing on first-hand accounts from Joan’s closest surviving friends and contemporaries including Barbara Windsor, Fenella Fielding, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Tom Courtenay, as well as exclusive material from her personal archive, what emerges is the story of a much-loved lady who battled private demons to become one of the finest and best-loved actresses of her generation.

 

ANDREW ROSS discusses TOO HAPPY A FACE

 

I decided to write a biography of Joan Sims for a couple of reasons. The main being, quite simply, I have been a fan of her work since I was a child and felt her full story was worth telling. In my opinion her sheer presence lights up the screen and her versatility as an actress never ceases to amaze me. Of course I had a lot of information on her life and career as a result of my Carry On book but it has been an honour to dig deeper and discover the person behind the actress.

 

Despite being one of the most recognisable faces in British film/TV history Joan's private story has never really been told. Her own autobiography was filled with wonderful anecdotes but only scratched the surface of a sad personal life and the strength of spirit needed to overcome her many demons: shyness, insecurity, loneliness, depression and alcoholism.

 

Throughout her life Joan was intensely private. She did not 'court' the media and rarely gave interviews. While many of her 'Carry On' colleagues have been the subject of newspaper articles, books and even television dramas, the 'real' Joan has largely remained hidden behind the numerous faces she portrayed on screen.

 

Within the profession she was truly loved and remains a great example to other actresses who have attempted to follow in her footsteps. The affection with which she is held by her fans and the public at large remains undimmed over a decade after her death. However, the battles she faced to maintain her career as a 'star' actress remain largely unknown.

 

From my research it is clear that her parents (and in particular her mother) had a massive impact upon Joan's life. Isolated during her childhood she grew up to be a shy, insecure girl whose only escape from the often sad realities of her own life was found in the make-believe world of acting. Her strict upbringing also resulted in certain neuroses when it came to forming relationships, particularly with men. The collapse of her one true romance ultimately led to her addiction to alcohol, a problem which I discovered started much earlier than had originally been stated. For the first time the full extent of Joan's struggles with alcoholism and depression are described, drawing on first-hand accounts from those closest to her.

 

Also revealed through my research is Joan's true relationships with her mother, Peter Eade (her agent for over 20 years), Kenneth Williams (who remained one of Joan's best friends despite frequent frictions), Hattie Jacques (her surrogate sister and confidante) and Barbara Windsor (with whom the popular press attempted to say Joan was feuding with in later years). Likewise, the love and respect which Joan generated among friends and colleagues also emerges from my work and numerous surviving colleagues were happy to discuss their popular co-star.

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Cult Conversations DVD: Valerie Leon

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Category: Cult Conversations DVD

VALERIE LEON's career in acting straddles three Pantheons of cult cinema. As part of the Carry On franchise she lit up the screen in no less than seven movies. She smouldered in James Bond opposite both Sean Connery and Roger Moore, and played the lead in the infamously cursed Hammer film Blood From The Mummy's Tomb. Statuesque, empowered and iconic, this is the story of one of Britain's best loved stars.

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Doctor Who Magazine 480

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Category: Doctor Who Magazine

Michelle Gomez, who plays the latest incarnation of that galactic jackanapes the Master, speaks to Doctor Who Magazine about her evil role…

 

“Everything about making the Master the Mistress kind of ups the ante,” says Michelle. “It makes everything that little bit more dangerous. It blows open this Pandora’s box.”

Michelle probably can’t reveal whether or not she’ll be back as Missy next year, but DWM asks her anyway, apropos of nothing.

“Yes,” replies Michelle.

Now, that was surprising!

“‘Yes’ is my answer. I’ll be back. Can I say that? Am I allowed? If not… well, I guess we’ll have to see how she’s received…”

 

The full interview with Michelle Gomez appears inside DWM 480.

 

ALSO INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

· DWM interviews Douglas Mackinnon, the director of Listen, Time Heist and Flatline.

· Steven Moffat answers readers’ questions in his exclusive column.

· DWM investigates the question: ‘Is the Doctor a good man?’

· Toby Hadoke pays tribute to the late Lynda Bellingham, the actress who played the Inquistitor in 1986’s The Trial of a Time Lord.

· Siobhan Redmond, the new Rani, talks exclusively to DWM about her first audio story.

· The Doctor and Clara’s comic strip adventures continue in The Eye of Torment written by Scott Gray, with art by Martin Geraghty.

· The Fact of Fiction investigates the classic 2005 Ninth Doctor adventure The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances.

· The Time Team comments on the blockbuster 2008 Tenth Doctor episode Journey’s End.

· Jacqueline Rayner has to stay up late for her Doctor’s appointment in Relative Dimensions.

· The DWM Review examines Flatline and In the Forest of the Night.

· The Watcher looks at subtitle howlers in Wotcha!

· The DWM crossword, prize-winning competitions and much more!

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Cult Conversations DVD: Katy Manning

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Category: Cult Conversations DVD

KATY MANNING is known to audiences the world over for her role as Jo Grant opposite Jon Pertwee's Doctor in Doctor Who. Outside of this iconic series Katy's life has literally taken her round the world. From uprooting and moving to Australia with her children in the late seventies, writing her remarkable one woman show in LA, through West End shows and the Edinburgh Fringe, even hosting her own chat show, this is the story of a lady who lives life to the full.

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Cult Conversations DVD: Terry Molloy

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Category: Cult Conversations DVD

TERRY MOLLOY is an iconic name in two of Britain's most loved cultural institutions. On television he is best known as the monstrous Davros, creator of the Daleks in Doctor Who. On radio he has played Mike Tucker on The Archers for over forty years. Now the man with the distinctive voice shows his face to tell all about his extraordinary and long lasting career.

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192: The Widow's Assassin

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Category: Doctor Who Monthly Dramas 151 - 200

Once, long ago, in a land of monsters and corridors, a fair maiden was captured, and placed in a deep sleep.

She was used to being captured, and she had a hero who rescued her on just such occasions. But this time the hero never came.

And the fair maiden slept on.

Eventually, a King rescued the maiden, and made her his bride, which many wise old women might that tell you is just another way of capturing fair maidens.

And still the fair maiden slept on.

Then, the hero had another stab at rescuing the maiden from her prison, but he was too late. And, more importantly, he had
forgotten the rules of fairy tales.

He didn’t slay the dragon.

 

Written By: Nev Fountain
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Cast

Colin Baker (The Doctor), Nicola Bryant (Peri), Tim Chipping (Constable Wolsey/Mandrake), John Banks (Baron Pteratrark/Guard Two), Andrew Dickens (Reverand Flitamus/Guard One), Fiona Sheehan (Princess Dirani), Glynn Sweet (Harcross The Ever-Patient/Pheen-Tu/Flunkey)

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Collected Comics: The Blood of Azrael

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Category: Doctor Who Comics and Collected Comics

Featuring the Eleventh Doctor and Clara.

 

Contains five linked stories by acclaimed writer Scott Gray: "A Wing and a Prayer," "Welcome to Tickle Town," "John Smith and the Common Men," "Pay the Piper," and "The Blood of Azrael." Includes a wealth of exclusive, brand new material revealing how the strips were created, featuring contributions and commentary from the writer and artists. Written by Scott Gray, with art by Mike Collins and Martin Geraghty, featuring cover artwork by Mike Collins.

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Alien Worlds Bookazine

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Category: Dr Who Magazine Specials

The latest issue of Panini’s lavish Doctor Who bookazine is the ultimate guide to alien worlds.

 

Issue 3 of The Essential Doctor Who comprises 116 pages of all-new material devoted to the

numerous planets we have seen the Doctor visit. This comprehensive guide begins at Alfava Metraxis and ends at Zolfa-Thura. In between are entries on such significant locations as Karn and obscurities such as Tigus.

 

As well as this exhaustive encyclopedia, Alien Worlds includes an introductory overview by Toby Hadoke, an article by the Public Astronomer Dr Marek Kukula, a feature by Mark Wright on the history of Doctor Who production design and an interview with the lead writer and editors of Doctor Who Magazine’s comic strip. Other highlights include maps of Marinus, Dulkis and Spiridon by illustrator Paul Smith.

 

“Alien Worlds is a departure from the style of earlier issues,” says editor Marcus Hearn. “The encyclopaedic format has enabled us to cover everything from 1963 to 2014, and to harmonise the sometimes complicated histories of worlds such as Skaro, Trenzalore and the Moon. We’ve packed in a huge amount of information, but designer Peri Godbold has ensured that each page looks beautiful.”

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Whoah!

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Category: Doctor Who Comics and Collected Comics

Signed hardcover

 

From the pages of Panini’s Doctor Who Magazine comes a complete collection of Jamie Lenman’s comic strip, published under the name ‘Baxter’.

 

Collected here for the first time, these are presented in a full-colour hardback book and includes some unpublished early drafts, rejected ideas and commentary from Jamie.

 

 

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