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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Before the Flood - Gallery



The BBC have released a new selection of pictures from Before the Flood

On a remote Army outpost, a fearsome alien warlord - the Fisher King - sets in motion a twisted plan to ensure his own survival. The ripples will be felt around the universe. Is this chain of events inevitable? And can the Doctor do the unthinkable? 






















Monday, 5 October 2015

The Underwater Manace - DVD Details

Underwater Menace is the fifth serial of the fourth season, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts from 14 January 1967 to 4 February 1967. The story introduces Jamie McCrimmon’s (Frazer Hines) on his first journey with the Doctor as a travelling companion.

This special release will contain the two re-mastered existing episodes, with the two missing episodes represented with restored audio and surviving stills, as well as over an hour of extras.

The TARDIS lands in the lost city of Atlantis, where the crazed Professor Zaroff has convinced the Atlanteans that he can raise their city from beneath the sea. But the Doctor discovers the terrible truth behind Zaroff’s plan – he intends to destroy the entire planet. With the doomsday clock ticking, the Doctor and his companions must battle to prevent the apocalypse… Episodes 2 and 3 of this adventure feature fully restored picture and audio. The missing Episodes 1 and 4 are presented using photographic stills and a restored soundtrack.

Episodes 2 and 3 of this adventure feature fully restored picture and audio. The missing Episodes 1 and 4 are presented using photographic stills and a restored soundtrack.
Extras:
  • Commentary with Patrick Troughton’s son Michael (Episode 1), actors Anneke Wills (Polly), Frazer Hines (Jamie), Catherine Howe (Ara), Special Sounds Supervisor Brian Hodgson and Floor Assistant Quentin Mann (Episodes 2 & 3), and archival material from Patrick Troughton, Directors Julia Smith and Hugh David, and Producer Innes Lloyd. (Episode 4). Moderated by Toby Hadoke
  • A Fishy Tale – Anneke Wills, Frazer Hines, Catherine Howe, Assistant Floor Manager Gareth Gwelan, Production Assistant Berry Butler and writer Robert Shearman look back at the making of this controversial story. Narrated by Peter Davison.
  • The Television Centre of the Universe – Part Two. Yvette Fielding continues her tour of BBC Television Centre in the company of actors Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Mark Strickson, with contributions from former colleagues along the way. With senior camera supervisor Alec Wheal, AFM Sue Hedden, former BBC producer and writer Richard Marson, exhibitions assistant Bob Richardson, production assistant Jane Ashford and videotape engineer Simon Anthony.
  • Programme Subtitles
  • Photo Gallery
  • Digitally remastered picture & sound quality
The region 2 release is finally set for 26 October 2015.

Pre-Order from Amazon UK or Forbidden Planet

The War Doctor comes to Big Finish

In December 2015, the Time War will rage and only one man can save us. John Hurt is The War Doctor!

John Hurt, the world-renowned star of film and television, is returning to the role of  The War Doctor, in twelve full-cast Doctor Who audio plays.

The War Doctor was introduced for Doctor Who’s Fiftieth Anniversary, and played a key part in the record-breaking television special The Day of the Doctor, alongside David Tennant and Matt Smith’s Doctors. He is the secret incarnation of the Time Lord — but he has shunned the title ‘Doctor’ in order to fight in the Time War against the Daleks.

“I have been a huge fan of John since first seeing him in the repeats of I, Claudius in the 1980s and in his Oscar-nominated role as the eponymous The Elephant Man,’ says Big Finish executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery. ‘Watching his performance in The Day of the Doctor I did find myself fantasising that some far off day we might have the chance to work with him on the audio adventures of Doctor Who and now two short years later it’s happened! John wove a fantastic character together from a great script by Steven Moffat. Now we have the chance to get to know that character more and hear John stretch in the role. We’re all in for a hell of a ride as the War Doctor engages in battle. But who are the greater threat - the Daleks or the Time Lords?”

The audio adventures of The War Doctor will be told over four box sets, each containing three linked hour-long episodes. The first box set is entitled Only The Monstrous, and is written and directed by Nicholas Briggs, whose many successes for Big Finish include the BBC Audio Award-winning masterpiece Doctor Who: Dark Eyes.

“The story of the Doctor who refuses to call himself the Doctor in order to do the unthinkable upon the ultimate battlefield — all of space and time — was irresistible to me,” says Nicholas. “Such a deeply disturbing and engaging character created by the formidable talents of writer Steven Moffat and actor John Hurt. It’s such a privilege to be working on this.”


“What an utter privilege it is to work with such an iconic actor, playing such a brilliantly devised role,” says producer David Richardson. “This is Doctor Who at its darkest — the era in which our hero casts aside his core values in order to try and save the galaxy in its most terrible hour. We promise bold and brilliant story-telling with gripping character drama, and epic and cinematic audio productions.”

In addition to The War Doctor, November 2017 also sees a prequel box set to the saga, Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor — The Time War, which will follow the early stages of the Time War from the Eighth Doctor’s perspective. Paul McGann stars, alongside characters first introduced in the War Doctor box sets.

You can pre-order all four box sets of Doctor Who: The War Doctor, plus Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor – The Time War today from the Big Finish website, priced just £20 each on both CD and Download, or all five available in a single bundle for easy ordering. Pre-orders on CD have free UK postage, and anyone buying on CD through the Big Finish website gets access to the Download version on release.

The Big Finish Podcast - with John Hurt - Podcasts - Big Finish

Via Big Finish

Doctor Who Adventures Magazine Issue 7 - Cover and Details

It’s October and Something Wicked This Way Comes… in the form of the wickedest magazine in the universe – issue 7 of Doctor Who Adventures. So prepare for a Halloween like no other with a huge celebration of monster mayhem!

BEAUTY SLEEP
When the Doctor comes to visit Clara, he finds the whole school fast asleep. Either Clara’s class is the most boring experience in the universe or the planet is under attack from a Somnosian Invasion Force. Comic strip action from Jason Quinn, Russ Leach and John Burns!
CREATING EVIL
Get the low-down on Davros, dark lord of Skaro and creator of the Daleks!
MISSY’S CRAFT STUDIO
Missy has kicked Clara out of the craft studio and shows you how to make an all-purpose gadget of evil. You may not be able to stop the planes with it but you’ll have somewhere cool to store your pencils!
UNIT ALIEN ARCHIVES
Hack into the UNIT Alien Archives to find out more about the mysterious Shadow Proclamation
STRAX’S GUIDE TO ALIEN RACES
This month, Strax gives you a lesson on some of the various alien threats the Doctor has faced over the years, including the Abzorbalovians, the Balhoonians and the Carrionites.
THE HUNT FOR DAVROS
A cool game for two, you are racing across Skaro and have to get to Davros before your opponent!
THE PATERNOSTER GANG INVESTIGATES
Rik Hoskin brings you the chilling story of the Misery Diary that reduces Strax and Jenny to tears. Can Madame Vastra break its uncanny spell?

Doctor Who Adventures Number 7 – Get ready for the freakiest Halloween ever!
Issue 7 comes with a massive double-sided poster and your own Psychic Paper, wallet and sonic screwdriver!

On sale 8th October, price £3.99