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Doctor Who Magazine Special 37: Guide to 2013

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Category: Dr Who Magazine Specials

The Official Guide to the 2013 Series

 

Written and researched by Andrew Pixley

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John Leeson Dog's Dinners - A Collection of Favourite Recipes (Signed)

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Category: Doctor Who Reference Books

This book is a celebration of good food. It also reveals a love of cooking by an author who for many years has conducted a passionate affair with his household’s kitchen stove. No one has minded so far – not even his wife, who happily allows him to hold sway as the regular family cook.

 

This book is not a cookbook in the usual sense, rather more an assembly of best-loved recipes collected across the years from various acknowledged sources. The author is certainly not a professional cook – though at some time in the last century he won a competition run by the BBC to recreate ‘the taste of Italy’ on a plate – judged by top chef Antonio Carluccio.

 

So why ‘Dog’s Dinners’? Many will know the author as an actor simply for his role as the voice and soul of the robot ‘dog’ K9 in Doctor Who – hence the punning title; others will know John as a wine educator and wine writer. Maybe both have something of a pedigree!

 

The book is a taste-bud tickler and, who knows, it might be a spur to your own experimentation in the kitchen. So put on your apron! Arthur Daley’s immortal misquote in television’s Minder series: “The world is your lobster” is the key to it all!

 

After all, what have you got to lose?

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Derrick Sherwin - Who's Next? A Memoir (Signed hardcover)

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Category: Autobiography

Sherwin began his career in the theatre and worked as a junior set designer, scenic artist, scene shifter, stage manager and lighting designer. Sherwin established himself as an actor in theatre, films and television.

 

While still working as an actor, Sherwin also began work as a freelance writer, contributing scripts to series such as Crossroads and Z-Cars. In 1967, Sherwin was offered a story-editing role on Doctor Who by BBC Head of Serials Shaun Sutton. He was script editor on the stories from The Web of Fear to The Mind Robber, and on the latter tale he wrote the first episode. He also wrote the script for The Invasion, which introduced the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce, having adapted the original storyline supplied by Kit Pedler.

 

In 1968/1969 Sherwin began to take a greater role in the producing side of the series and was the unofficial Assistant Producer for the rest of the series' sixth season, with Terrance Dicks succeeding him as script-editor. On The Space Pirates Sherwin briefly resumed his old role as Dicks was busy writing The War Games. Dicks has credited Sherwin with the creation of the Time Lords, who were introduced in The War Games, scripted by Dicks and Malcolm Hulke. Sherwin succeeded Peter Bryant as producer of the programme in 1969, overseeing the production of The War Games and Spearhead from Space. Sherwin was also involved with Bryant in the casting of Jon Pertwee in the lead role on the programme.

 

After Doctor Who, Sherwin was the producer on Paul Temple, The Man Outside, Ski-Boy, and The Perils of Pendragon.

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Doctor Who Magazine 472

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Category: Doctor Who Magazine

Paul McGann talks about life after being the Eighth Doctor in this edition of Doctor Who Magazine.

You know what? I don't expect ever to be involved again. But I expect I'll be surprised one day by something. That's what Doctor Who's about. I expect to be surprised . . .

 

Also in issue 472

DWM goes behind the scenes and talks exclusively with Jamie Payne, who directed the recent episodes Hide and The Time of the Doctor

John Levene recalls his time playing Cybermen, Yeti and UNIT regular Benton in an in-depth interview

Master model-makers Mike Tucker and his team reveal their experiences of providing visual effects for 21st-century Doctor Who

Showrunner Steven Moffat answers readers' questions

A detailed look at The Fact of Fiction of the 1982 Fifth Doctor adventure Time-Flight

The Blood of Azrael – The Doctor and Clara in the third part of their latest comic strip adventure

The Time Team take a trip to the Planet of the Ood

Jacqueline Rayner casts a critical eye over the Twelfth Doctor's choice of apparel in Relative Dimensions

The Watcher ponders how Doctor Who companions sometimes know things that they ought not to know, and embarrasses another supporting artiste in Wotcha!

Reviews of the latest DVDs, CDs and books

Competitions, puzzles and more

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Companion Chronicles 8:09 Starborn

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Category: Companion Chronicles

Maureen O'Brien (Vicki), Jacqueline King (Violet)

 

On a visit to early 20th Century Earth, Vicki receives a warning - if she leaves in the TARDIS, then she will die.

Unable to join her friends, Vicki is given an audience by a psychic called Violet, who contacts voices beyond this mortal plain.

And one of those voices is Vicki herself, who reveals what will happen at the ship’s next landing place - and what terrible fate awaits...

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Mary Tamm: Second Generation (Hardcover)

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Category: Autobiography

Bradford-born Mary Tamm was already a successful actress on stage, TV and the big screen when, in 1978, she joined the cast of Doctor Who as the Time Lady, Romana, in the company of Tom Baker’s incarnation of the Doctor.

 

In 2009, her book First Generation recounted the story of her life before Who and her journey of self-discovery to her parents’ homeland of Estonia. Tantalisingly for Who fans, the book came to an end half way through Mary’s year on board the TARDIS. This new volume (written before her tragic death from cancer in 2012) picks up where First Generation ends, with the inside story of the filming of her final three Doctor Who adventures; and continues with tales of her subsequent TV work, her return to the stage, her ventures into the world of Who fandom, and the personal joy and fulfilment brought to her by the birth of her own ‘second generation’ – her daughter, Lauren.

 

Packed with incidents and anecdotes recounted with Mary’s trademark no-nonsense Northern wit, Second Generation is rounded out with tributes and reflections from some of her closest friends and colleagues, including Miriam Margolyes, Carol Royle and Steven Berkoff.

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Mary Tamm: Second Generation (Paperback)

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Category: Autobiography

Bradford-born Mary Tamm was already a successful actress on stage, TV and the big screen when, in 1978, she joined the cast of Doctor Who as the Time Lady, Romana, in the company of Tom Baker’s incarnation of the Doctor.

 

In 2009, her book First Generation recounted the story of her life before Who and her journey of self-discovery to her parents’ homeland of Estonia. Tantalisingly for Who fans, the book came to an end half way through Mary’s year on board the TARDIS. This new volume (written before her tragic death from cancer in 2012) picks up where First Generation ends, with the inside story of the filming of her final three Doctor Who adventures; and continues with tales of her subsequent TV work, her return to the stage, her ventures into the world of Who fandom, and the personal joy and fulfilment brought to her by the birth of her own ‘second generation’ – her daughter, Lauren.

 

Packed with incidents and anecdotes recounted with Mary’s trademark no-nonsense Northern wit, Second Generation is rounded out with tributes and reflections from some of her closest friends and colleagues, including Miriam Margolyes, Carol Royle and Steven Berkoff.

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Unnatural Selection (Hardcover)

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Category: Doctor Who Reference Books

UNNATURAL SELECTION: The Natural History of The Natural History of Fear by Jim Mortimore
 
 
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.”      
Scott Adams
 
 
There is a modern phraseology which defines an item as ‘Marmite’. You either categorically dislike something or you evangelically adore it. Jim Mortimore’s play The Natural History of Fear has frequently been described in such terms. It pushed the envelope of audio drama and it played with the traditional format of storytelling. But it was also declared by actor Paul McGann to be ‘… the best Doctor Who script I’ve read.”
 
This book charts the inception of that script from the initial image of the spinning top, through to a brief existence as a book and then to its final realisation as an audio play. It shows the work that goes into producing a set of scripts and the effort that a writer, producer, director, sound engineer, musician and cast go to in order to produce a single play.
 
In this age of digital piracy and devalued creativity not just in the world of books but in music, film and all manner of art, the currency of a single idea has never been better realised and the creative process more clearly laid out.
 
As an evolution of a script it is fascinating, not least because it is the evolution of such a fascinating script.
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Fourth Doctor 3:3 The Crooked Man

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Category: Fourth Doctor Audios

Winter at the seaside. The wind blows. The waves crash. People are dying and a strange spindly figure stalks the cold, deserted streets. A typical holiday for the Doctor and Leela in other words.

When they stumble across a grotesque series of murders at the coast, the TARDIS travellers realise the local constabulary is out of its depth. Something supernatural has come to town, something evil. And it all seems to be tied in to a particular young family.

Monsters lurk behind strange doors. Tragic secrets wait to be uncovered. And somewhere, deep within, the Crooked Man sits. He is waiting for you.

Written By: John Dorney
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Cast

Tom Baker (The Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), Neil Stuke (The Crooked Man), Sarah Smart (Laura Corbett)

 

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Blakes 7 1:3 Drones

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Category: Blakes 7

The assistance of the Liberator crew is urgently needed on Straxis - but Roj Blake has acute problems of his own…

After taking drastic emergency measures, Blake, Vila and Cally teleport back into a war zone in a bid to make new allies.

But the Federation is testing advanced new weaponry here. And Vila looks set to be an early target…

Written By: Marc Platt
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Cast

Gareth Thomas (Roj Blake), Paul Darrow (Kerr Avon), Michael Keating (Vila Restal), Jan Chappell (Cally), Sally Knyvette (Jenna Stannis), Alistair Lock (Zen/Orac), Tim Treloar (Bru Renderson), Sara Powell (Dr Cara Petrus)

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184: Scavenger

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Category: Doctor Who Monthly Dramas 101 onwards

Colin Baker (The Doctor), Lisa Greenwood (Flip Jackson), Anjli Mohindra (Jyoti Cutler)

 

Thursday 28 May 2071: the day the Anglo-Indian Salvage 2 rocket launches. Its mission: to clean up space; to remove from Earth’s orbit over a century’s worth of man-made junk…

From the viewing window of a nearby space station, the Doctor and Flip have a unique view of Salvage 2 as it sets about its essential task – and of the disaster that unfolds when Salvage 2 encounters something it’s not been programmed to deal with. Something not of human manufacture…

Back on Earth, the Doctor fights to save Flip from becoming part of a 500-year tragedy being played out in orbit, hundreds of miles above. And millions will die if he fails.

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Bernice Summerfield: Adorable Illusion (Missing Persons Tie-In Novel)

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Category: The New Adventures Of Professor Bernice Summerfield

Dear Peter

Hope this finds you. Goodness only knows how. But these things have a way of working out. Sometimes.

Look, I'm on this huuuuge  dreadnought ship with Jack, lost in space. And it's got a hole in the middle. I mean, who builds a ship with a hole in it? Well, presumably someone did.

Not that I'm surprised - the Robot pilot's a drunk, the doctor's a vet and the cook is a Madras (literally - the guy making our dinner is a living curry) and the priest is a born-again atheist. I ask you - how do I get into these situations? No, no don't answer that.

Anyway, the hole in the ship is getting larger, I have to get the passengers (ie prisoners) from one end to the other, and it's about to crash into a living sun (don't ask).

People are disappearing into the hole, and then coming back. But different. Not quite so nice (and they were no bundles of fun to start with).

Oh yes, and then there's the monsters. They were locked up.  Then they weren't. Which Jack says is my fault. Which may be true. And they want to eat us.

Quite why they call this ship The Adorable is, frankly, beyond me.

Anyway, assuming I survive monsters, holes, criminals and a walking curry, hope to see you soon.

Much love

Mum.

aka Professor Bernice Summerfield

aka Prisoner 442

Damn. Forgot to mention the "I'm here 'cos I murdered someone" bit…

Written By: Gary Russell

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