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Baker's End: The King of Cats

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Category: Cult Series Drama

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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Category: Doctor Who Magazine

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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Category: Reeltime Myth Makers, Drama and Documentary DVDs

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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Category: 8th Doctor DVDs

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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Category: Doctor Who Reference Books

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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Category: x New items

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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Classic Audio Book: Invasion of Time

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Category: Classic Audio Books

John Leeson reads this exciting novelisation of a classic Fourth Doctor adventure, set on Gallifrey and featuring the Sontarans. Can the Doctor really be in league with the evil Vardans, spearheading a treacherous invasion of his home planet, Gallifrey? Or is he playing a deadly double game, saving the Time Lords by appearing to betray them? But the Vardans themselves are not the only pawns in the game, and the Doctor faces and old and deadly enemy as he battles to foil the invasion of Time. John Leeson, who was the Voice of K9 in the hit BBC TV series, reads Terrance Dicks's novelisation featuring the Fourth Doctor, as played on TV by Tom Baker, with Leela and K9. Duration: 4 hours approx

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Remembrance of the Daleks Commentary CD

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Category: Commentary CDs

Remembrance of the Daleks opened Doctor Who's 25th anniversary in great style in 1988. Explosive, action packed, and at last proving that Daleks can go upstairs, it remains a favourite to this day.

 

In celebration of this classic serial, members of the cast and crew reunite to share their memories and experiences of working on the show in six new commentaries, including alternative tracks for episodes one and three.

 

Moderated by actor, comedian and cult television enthusiast Toby Hadoke, this release features Pamela Salem (Rachel), Simon Williams (Gilmore), Karen Gledhill (Allison), Andrew Cartmel (Script Editor), and Andrew Morgan (Director).

 

These CDs can be enjoyed on their own or played in conjunction with the official BBC DVD release.

EPISODE ONE: Karen Gledhill & Andrew Cartmel 

Alternative EPISODE ONE: Simon Williams

EPISODE TWO: Simon Williams & Andrew Morgan

EPISODE THREE: Karen Gledhill & Andrew Cartmel

Alternative EPISODE THREE: Pamela Salem & Karen Gledhill

EPISODE FOUR: Pamela Salem & Andrew Morgan

 

These commentaries contain no BBC copyrighted elements and do not feature audio from the episodes themselves.

Running Time: 125 minutes Two Audio CDs

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