Thursday, 15 December 2011

Confirmed: The Ponds to leave in Series 7


It has been announced tonight, at the Doctor Who ‘The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe’ press release, that Amy and Rory Pond will depart in Series 7, and will be replaced by a new companion to adventure alongside Matt Smith’s incarnation of The Doctor.

Doctor Who Magazine’s confirmed the entrance of a new companion in Series 7 earlier this year.

The news broke first through Lizo Mzimba’s Twitter feed (on the ball as always, Lizo!), as he said…
@lizo mzimbalizo_mzimba – Lizo Mzimba
Doctor Who announcement - Amy and Rory will leave 'heartbreakingly' during next series and The Doctor will get a new companion #doctorwho
Which was then confirmed by the official BBC Doctor Who tweet…
@Doctor Who Officialbbcdoctorwho – Doctor Who Official
Steven Moffat announces "The final days of the Ponds are coming during the next series. Then the Doctor will meet a new friend"
Followed by Digital Spy soon after…
@Digital Spydigitalspy – Digital Spy
Big #doctorwho news: Rory and Amy leaving mid next series after "heartbreaking end". New companion then introduced, but not yet cast.

We’re also promised that further details of the upcoming companion will be revealed soon!
> DWF – ‘Confirmed: New Companion for Series 7’

Doctor Who ‘The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe’ will broadcast Xmas Day - BBC One/HD at 7PM(UK), and the same day on BBC America at 9/8c (US) and Space (Canada), and UKTV (Australia) on 26th Dec.

What are your thoughts on this news? Are you looking forward to Xmas 2011?
Please comment.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

‘The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe’ BBC One Trailer



The official BBC Doctor Who website have released the BBC One trailer for this year’s Christmas special ‘The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe’ and, although it re-uses a lot of footage seen in the previous Children In Need trailer, there are some exciting new shots to find in it as well…


Doctor Who ‘The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe’ will broadcast Xmas Day - BBC One/HD at 7PM(UK), and the same day on BBC America at 9/8c (US) and Space (Canada), and UKTV (Australia) on 26th Dec.
What are your thoughts on this news? Are you looking forward to Xmas 2011?
Please comment.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

‘The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe’ Prequel


The official BBC Doctor Who website have released the prequel for this year’s exciting 2011 Christmas special ‘The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe’ – the first to feature The Doctor fully, and really does precede his own adventure running up to the episode…



Doctor Who ‘The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe’ will broadcast Xmas Day - BBC One/HD at 7PM(UK), and the same day on BBC America at 9/8c (US) and Space (Canada), and UKTV (Australia) on 26th Dec.

What are your thoughts on this news? Are you looking forward to Xmas 2011?
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Thursday, 24 November 2011

Decorate your room with TARDIS Wallpaper


You can now adorn your bedroom walls with the new BBC-licensed wallpaper of the TARDIS walls that featured within the greatest time/-space-travelling machine during the televised years 1977-89. There are two strips of wallpaper to select from – “unbelievably colour matched to a paint sample from the 1983 screen Control Room Set!” – which are the iconic classic-series’ TARDIS roundels (unfortunately does not feature genuine Chameleon Circuit controls), while the other is a strip for the classic-series’ TARDIS columns.

Here’s the TARDIS wallpaper advertisement from the latest Doctor Who Magazine (issue 441)


The TARDIS wallpaper, for each roll, has a price of £30 each and is available to pre-order from 3D Effects Wallpaper Designs. Manufacturers estimate wallpaper delivery to their warehouse for 15th December 2011. Each roll of wallpaper is 10 meters long and 52 centimetres wide.

> Pre-order from 3D Effects Wallpaper Designs

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Series 6 Soundtrack – Cover & Track Listings

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The cover and full list of track names of the Doctor Who Series 6 Original Television Soundtrack have been released by Silva Screen – the music company who have distributed all of the previous Series 1 – 5 soundtracks. As with all the 2005+ episodes, this series' music was composed entirely b the very talented Murray Gold, and I cannot wait to buy and listen to this soundtrack myself!

UPDATE: The final track - "35. The Majestic Tale (of a Madman in a Box)" is NOT a bonus track or iTunes exclusive, and has now been corrected here accordingly. Murray Gold has said he "hates" iTunes exclusives because, as he says, "they encourage people to buy MP3s, which are not a good way to listen to music."

CLICK to view FULL COVER!DISC 1
The Impossible Astronaut / Day of the Moon:
01. I Am The Doctor In Utah
02. 1969
03. The Impossible Astronaut
04. Trust Me
05. Help Is On Its Way
06. Another Perfect Prison
07. Greystark
08. Apollo 11
09. Day of the Moon
10. I See You Silence

The Curse of the Black Spot:
11. You’re A Dead Man
12. Deadly Siren
13. Perfect Reflection
14. All For One
15. The Curse Of The Black Spot

The Doctor's Wife:
16. I've Got Mail
17. My TARDIS
18. Run, Sexy
19. Locked On

The Rebel Flesh / The Almost People:
20. The Chemical Castle
21. Which One Is The Flesh?
22. Scanning Me
23. Ransacked
24. Always With The Rory
25. Double Doctor
26. Tell Me The Truth
27. Loving Isn’t Knowing (The Almost People Suite)

A Good Man Goes To War:
20. River's Waltz
21. Pop
22. Tell Me Who You Are
23. Melody Pond
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DISC 2
Let's Kill Hitler:
01. Growing Up Fast
02. The Blush of Love
03. Terror of the Reich
04. The British are Coming
05. A Very Unusual Melody
06. When a River Forms
07. Pay Attention Grown Ups
08. The Enigma of River Song

Night Terrors:
09. Bedtime for George
10. Tick Tock Round The Clock
11. A Malevolent Estate
12. Night Terrors

The Girl Who Waited:
13. Apalapucia
14. 36 Years
15. Lost In The Wrong Stream
The God Complex:
16. The Hotel Prison
17. Rooms Of Your Dreams
18. Fear Enough
19. What's Left To Be Scared Of?
20. Rita Praises

Closing Time:
21. Stormageddon, Dark Lord Of All
22. Definitely Going
23. Over Your Shoulder
24. Ladieswear
25. Fragrance
26. My Time Is Running Out

The Wedding of River Song:
27. Tick Tock (Vocal Track)
28. 5:02PM
29. The Head Of An Enemy
30. My Silence
31. Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
32. Forgiven
33. Time Is Moving
34. The Wedding of River Song

Day of the Moon:
35. The Majestic Tale (of a Madman in a Box) 


The two-disc Doctor Who: Series Six Original Television Soundtrack is due for release in the UK on 19th December 2011 for £8.99 RRP.

What are your thoughts on these listings and the cover?
Please comment.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

‘The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe’ Synopsis

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BBC Press Office have finally released the official synopsis for the Christmas 2011 special - inspired by C.S. Lewis’ Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe – titled ‘The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe’

It’s Christmas Eve, 1938, when Madge Arwell comes to the aid of an injured Spaceman Angel as she cycles home, in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, starring Matt Smith as the Doctor.
He promises to repay her kindness – all she has to do is make a wish.

Three years later, a devastated Madge escapes war-torn London with her two children for a dilapidated house in Dorset. She is crippled with grief at the news her husband has been lost over the channel, but determined to give Lily and Cyril the best Christmas ever.

The Arwells are surprised to be greeted by a madcap caretaker whose mysterious Christmas gift leads them into a magical wintry world. Here, Madge will learn how to be braver than she ever thought possible. And that wishes can come true…

Madge Arwell is played by Claire Skinner, Lily Arwell by Holly Earl and Cyril Arwell by Maurice Cole.

The episode also stars Bill Bailey and Arabella Weir.
Doctor Who ‘The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe’ is set to air (believe it or not) on Christmas Day, though the exact time is yet to be confirmed.

What are your thoughts on this news? Are you looking forward to Xmas 2011?
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Monday, 21 November 2011

Doctor Who: Power of the Heart – Episode Three OUT NOW –– ‘A Voyage To Nowhere’ Part One

postpic_FANproject-PNG[6] And here it is – the third episode of the first series of fan fiction from The Doctor Who F.A.N. Project – and the first part of the second story, ‘A Voyage To Nowhere’ in the series Doctor Who: Power Of The Heart. You can read Part 2 of 2 NOW in the PDF file below for free… 

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Story 1 – ‘A Voyage To Nowhere’ (Part One) – by Emma Lousie & James Gray
Episode 1:
A virus and a murder on a ship that travelled the sea for 6 months. The famous Tin-Vagabond cruise ship is now lost, bound to roam the flooded plains with no destination but the ripples under its prow.

The year is 2200 and Maddy Ramos emerges from the TARDIS to begin her first adventure as a time-traveller. But events aren't so spectacular when the duo find the boat's passengers on deck, shivering and terrified of what prowls in the copper shadows...
Can they save the starving passengers? And what has the fabled Nefaro got do to with the virus?

The Doctor Who F.A.N. Project brings you Part One of the second story featuring The Tenth Doctor(as played by David Tennant) and original companion Maddy Ramos.

We would love to here your feedback! Please do tell us what you think by just commenting below.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Power of the Heart – ‘A Voyage To Nowhere’ Part One Synopsis

The third episode in our series of Doctor Who fan fiction – that has the significant series title of Doctor Who: Power Of The Heart – will be available to read in PDF format tomorrow!

logo_PowerOfTheHeart-BW_thumb2Story 1 – ‘A Voyage To Nowhere’ (Part One) – by Emma Lousie
Episode 1:
A virus and a murder on a ship that travelled the sea for 6 months. The famous Tin-Vagabond cruise ship is now lost, bound to roam the flooded plains with no destination but the ripples under its prow.
The year is 2200 and Maddy Ramos emerges from the TARDIS to begin her first adventure as a time-traveller. But events aren't so spectacular when the duo find the boat's passengers on deck, shivering and terrified of what prowls in the copper shadows...

Can they save the starving passengers? And what has the fabled Nefaro got do to with the virus?

The Doctor Who F.A.N. Project brings you Part One of the second story featuring The Tenth Doctor (as played by David Tennant) and original companion Maddy Ramos.

Part One of ‘A Voyage To Nowhere’ – the second story in Doctor Who: Power Of The Heart series – is scheduled for release right here tomorrow, Sunday 20th November at 7:00PM. We’d love it if you could have a read and tell us what you think!

Find out more at: www.dwfanproject.blogspot.com
> Visit the website of The Doctor Who F.A.N. Project

What are your thoughts on this? Are you going to read our fanfic series?
Please comment.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Doctor Who ‘Children in Need 2011’ Sketch HD

You can now watch this international video of tonight’s Children In Need 2011 sketch and ‘The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe’ trailer and the moment the title of the Christmas 2011 Special was revealed…

FULL HD Doctor Who - 2011 The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe Christmas Trailer and CiN Skit

Video courtesy of PCJonathan & Doctor Who Media

> Get the latest news on “Christmas 2011”…
> BBC Children In Need

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1st Christmas 2011 Trailer!

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The very first trailer for this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special has just premiered on tonight’s Children In Need appeal night, and here it is…


> Get the latest news on “Christmas 2011”…
> BBC Children In Need

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Christmas 2011 Title Revealed!

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The title of Doctor Who’s 2011 Christmas Special has been revealed tonight on Children In Need, following the Doctor Who sketch, featuring Matt Smith, for the charity appeal programme. The confirmed title of the Doctor Who Christmas 2011 Special is…


‘The Doctor, The Widow, and the Wardrobe’


So, last Christmas was strongly inspired by Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, can't imagine what this one's based on! Looks set to be another fantastic episode!

What are your thoughts of this title? Got any theories on it?
Please comment.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Christmas 2011 Trailer & Title TOMORROW!

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Edward Russell, Doctor Who’s current TV Brand Manager, has revealed tonight on Twitter that tomorrow’s special Doctor Who “sketch” for Children In Need night will be followed directly by a trailer of the Christmas 2011 Special as well as a confirmation of the episode’s title.

@edwardrussell - Edward Russell
“Just watched tomorrow night's Doctor Who sketch for CIN. Short but very funny. Matt is brilliant. It's on at about 8.20 tomorrow, BBC one”
17th Nov 2011 - 9:49PM

@edwardrussell - Edward Russell
“...Followed by a trailer for Xmas. At the end of which, we reveal the title.”
17th Nov 2011 - 9:50PM

The Doctor Who Children In Need sketch and Christmas 2011 trailer are due to air between the 8-8:30PM, though Edward Russell specifies it to be around 8:20PM, so that may be the probable time.

What are your thoughts on this?
Please comment.

First 2011 Christmas Special Photo

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The BBC have finally unveiled the first, exciting photo from the upcoming 2011 Christmas special. You would think their describing of “exciting” might be an overstatement for purposes of hyping up the fans, compared to the first shot released of ‘A Christmas Carol’ last year. But, however, it is actually pretty exciting and intriguing!

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Find out a bit more about the Christmas 2011 special in the latest Doctor Who Magazine #441 which is out now!

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Doctor Who Magazine #441 OUT TODAY & Details

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The new Doctor Who Magazine issue #441 – which is out today – takes a first-look peek at this year’s upcoming Christmas special with an “in-depth” interview with Doctor Who’s producer, Marcus Wilson:
It’s Christmas turned up to 12. It’s the most Christmassy Christmas Special we’ve ever seen. It’s a lovely, heart-warming, touching tale. It’s literally magical. It’s full of the usual concoction of things that spew out of Steven’s imagination. You’re going, ‘How can you have that and that in the same story?’ – and yet it works...
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Also this issue:
  • Holding the Baby - DWM talks to Closing Time director, Steve Hughes, who reveals the secrets of turning a department store into a haunted house, giving the Cybermats teeth, and defending the honour of Adric!
  • Like Father, Like Son - DWM goes behind the scenes of Serpent Crest, AudioGO’s latest series of audio dramas featuring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, and talks exclusively to David Troughton who joins the cast to take on his father’s role as the Second Doctor!
  • Here's to the Future! - Executive producer Steven Moffat writes about experiencing Christmas in the snow, his plans for Doctor Who in 2012, and the series’ 50th anniversary, in Production Notes!
  • School Winners! - DWM joins the crew of Doctor Who Confidential and visits the pupils of Oakley Junior School to meet Matt Smith and watch their winning entry for the ‘Script to Screen’ competition, Death is the only Answer – featuring Albert Einstein and an Ood!
  • And the Winners Are ... - The results of the DWM merchandise poll for the most popular books, audios, and DVDs of 2010 are revealed at last – along with your views on DWM itself!
  • Shock Return - The Fact of Fiction is filled with fascinating facts and sinister Cybermen, as it focuses its attention on the much-loved Fifth Doctor adventure from 1982, Earthshock!
  • Let's have a Party ... or not? - As the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who approaches in 2013, how best to mark the occasion – celebrate the past with a multi-Doctor extravaganza or pave the way to the future with something new, original and completely unexpected? There’s only one way to decide… get debating duo Toby Hadoke and Johnny Candon to argue the toss in A Battle of Wits!
  • The Child of Time - The Doctor, Amy and Alan Turing face their ultimate encounter with the time-twisting Chiyoko in the thrilling climax to the Eleventh Doctor’s latest comic-strip adventure, The Child of Time by Jonathan Morris with art by Martin Geraghty.
  • Going Fourth - It’s the season that saw the return of the Daleks, the Cybermen and the Sontarans... and the very first appearance of Davros! Discover more as DWM’s Countdown to 50 looks back at 1974/5’s Series Twelve and the debut of Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor.
  • It's all been fantastic! - The Time Team shed a tear as they reach the end of the Ninth Doctor era with The Parting of the Ways – what will Emma, Michael, Chris and Will make of the Time Lord’s encounter with the Dalek Emperor and the Bad Wolf?
  • PLUS! All the latest official news, reviews of TV and merchandise reviews, previews, competitions, a prize-winning crossword and much, much more!

Doctor Who Magazine #441 is available Thursday 17 November 2011, priced £4.50 in the UK at WH Smith, some Tesco & Asda stores, and other good retailers!

Are you going to buy this DWM issue? What do you think of the cover?
Please comment.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Doctor Who: Power Of The Heart – Episode Two DOWNLOAD – ‘The Heart’ PART TWO

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And here it is – the second episode of the first series of fan fiction from The Doctor Who F.A.N. Project – the second part of the first story, ‘The Heart’ in the series Doctor Who: Power Of The Heart. You can read Part 2 of 2 NOW in the PDF file below for free…

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Story 1 – The Heart – by James Gray
Two-Parter.
Episode 2: The Tenth Doctor and Maddy Ramos discover the truth together, as an unlikely union is formed and Maddy must write her own past in order to save the future. The barriers of The Heart fall and the powers that lurk within are uncovered, whilst an infallible plan comes together.
But threatened by the jeopardy of an ‘Inhuman’, a plan goes horribly wrong...

The Doctor Who F.A.N. Project brings you Part Two of the first story featuring The Tenth Doctor (as played by David Tennant) and original companion Maddy Ramos.
We would love to here your feedback! Please do tell us what you think by just commenting below.

Monday, 14 November 2011

David Yates Confirms Doctor Who Movie

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Before anyone gets too excited or angry, this news has not been confirmed officially yet, though is clearly not just like the usual flow of tabloid 'rumours'.

After years and years of tabloids and fans setting numerous false rumours about a supposed Doctor Who movie, we finally have a confirmation, which has come from somebody I’m sure nobody expected the announcement from, let alone the announcement itself. David Yates – who many of you I’m sure will know as the director of the final four Harry Potter films – has confirmed that he is working with Jane Tranter at BBC Worldwide to produce the feature-length film, which he will be the director of.

“We’re looking at writers now. We’re going to take two to three years to get it right. It needs quite a radical transformation to take it into the bigger arena.” The planned movie will be independent of both the Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat’s eras of the TV series, while Yates described them as “fantastic” but said “we have to put that aside and start from scratch”.

"The notion of the time-travelling Time Lord is such a strong one, because you can express story and drama in any dimension or time," Yates said, and added, "We want a British sensibility, but having said that, Steve Kloves wrote the Potter films and captured that British sensibility perfectly, so we are looking at American writers too."


The move to “start from scratch” seems to have fired up some dark corners of Twitter, as some are already complaining about the move. In fact, the only two previous Doctor Who feature-films released were also very separate from the television episodes. My argument would be, don’t judge the film years before you’ll even see it, and especially do not judge whether it will be good or not on the miniscule, pretty non-existent information we have been given.

I think everyone should keep in mind exactly what Paul Cornell (Dr Who writer) has ‘voiced’ on Twitter:
Paul_Cornell – @Paul_Cornell
All we know about the Doctor Who movie is contained in this sentence. Apart from: that's a great director. There.


Harry Potter fans – or “Potterheads” as some might say – will know that Yates directed the final four Potter films in the franchise, ending last July with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (pictured above directing the main trio for a scene in DH Part 1). If anyone is of a similar mind to me, then they’ll no doubt agree that Yates did a marvellous job with those films, which I personally believe he can bring to a new Doctor Who film. Also, to those who are (to say the least) sceptical about it being set “from scratch”, however much we might like to see one of our favourite Doctors on the big screen, it only makes sense to get a new actor for the part in a film because of the massive differences between the mediums of film and TV.

What are your thoughts on this news? Are you… EXCITED, ANNOYED?
Please comment.

Doctor Who Magazine #441 Cover

The bods at DWM Towers have unveiled the cover of the upcoming issue #441 of Doctor Who Magazine, which appears to be following an Christmassy tone as the official magazine gives us a few teasers for this year’s 2011 Christmas special in the form of an interview with producer Marcus Wilson as the main feature.
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Doctor Who Magazine #441 is available Thursday 17 November 2011, priced £4.50 in the UK at WH Smith, some Tesco & Asda stores, and other good retailers!

Are you going to buy this DWM issue? What do you think of the cover?
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Saturday, 5 November 2011

‘The Heart’ Part Two – DELAYED + Synopsis


Just a brief post here to let those of you who have been ever so kind as to read our Doctor Who fan fiction series so far – called Doctor Who: Power Of The Heart – that Part 2 of 2 of the first story ‘The Heart’ has had to be delayed. The second episode in the series was due out today at 7PM, but some problem and other commitments mean that we’ve had to delay the release of Part 2 to tomorrow at 7PM instead.

The rest of the stories are going very well, though, so those should be out on time – every Saturday at 4PM, but remember ‘The Heart’ Part 2 will be available RIGHT HERE tomorrow at 7PM on Sunday 6th November!

But in the meantime, here’s the synopsis to tease you with until tomorrow’s release…
Story 1 – The Heart – by James Gray
Two-Parter.
Episode 2:
The Tenth Doctor and Maddy Ramos discover the truth together, as an unlikely union is formed and Maddy must write her own past in order to save the future. The barriers of The Heart fall and the powers that lurk within are uncovered, whilst an infallible plan comes together.
But threatened by the jeopardy of an ‘Inhuman’, a plan goes horribly wrong...

The Doctor Who F.A.N. Project brings you Part Two of the first story featuring The Tenth Doctor (as played by David Tennant) and original companion Maddy Ramos.

> Read Doctor Who: Power Of The Heart – 1.1: ‘The Heart’ Part 1
Read 'THE HEART' PART 1 here...

Are you interested in reading the story? We’d love to hear your feedback.
Please comment.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Tennant, Tate & Barrowman sing ‘Let’s Do It’ for Russell & Julie

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Just like yesterday’s post, a music video made by the cast and crew of Doctor Who to celebrate the RTD 2005-10 era has been released unofficially online. This one, however, is pretty different as David Tennant, Catherine Tate and John Barrowman sing their own parody version of Victoria Woods’ famous comedy tune ‘Let’s Do It’, and was originally made to be shown only ever at the ‘RTD era’ wrap party at the end of filming on ‘The End Of Time’.

The video, entitled “The Ballad of Russell and Julie”, is a special thank you from the trio (and the rest of the crew) to Russell T Davies (then Head Writer & Executive Producer/Showrunner) and Julie Gardner (Executive Producer), and tells a comic story of how they brought back Doctor Who in 2005.
           Those of you who have read Russell’s book The Writers Tale (you should, you know, it’s very good!) will get some in-jokes, such as the Midshipman Frame/Russell Tovey mention, Russell T Davies’ piling up of cigarettes, and the constant upbeat “Keep calm and carry on” attitude of Julie Gardner as the papers gradually build higher and higher on her desk!
Enjoy!

Doctor Who - "The Ballad of Russell and Julie" Wrap Party Special

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Sunday, 30 October 2011

Cast & Crew of Doctor Who 2005-10 – Wrap Party Video

articleimage_605Some awesome human being has decided to very kindly share this fun video with the world, which is set to The Proclaimers ‘500 Miles’ (probably because David Tennant is their biggest fan ever) as the cast and crew of the time dance and sing along to it. The video was filmed and put together especially for the whole cast and crew’s wrap party, shown at the wrap party and given on DVDs to some.

Faces you’ll know in the video marching in pairs alongside David Tennant are… Russell T Davies & Julie Gardner, Billie Piper & Camille Coduri, Freema Agyeman & Noel Clarke, Jacqueline King & Catherine Tate, John Barrowman & Russell Tovey, Bernard Cribbins & June Whitfield, and John Simm & Timothy Dalton (all in the post banner above!).
        Other fun bits include The Mill (Dave Houghton & Will Cohen – CGI bods) with shrunken and inflated heads dancing alongside a group of Adipose in their office, and a few jiving aliens such as Ood Sigma, a Slitheen and a Graske.

“Doctor Who - Cast & Crew Special”

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Saturday, 29 October 2011

Doctor Who: Power Of The Heart – Episode One Download – ‘The Heart’ Part One

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And here it is – the first episode of the first series of fan fiction from The Doctor Who F.A.N. Project – the debut part of the first story, ‘The Heart’ in the series Doctor Who: Power Of The Heart. You can read Part 1 of 2 NOW in the PDF file below for free…

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Story 1 – The Heart – by James Gray
Two-Parter.
Episode 1:
A phone call. Death by car-bomb. And a blue box...
Maddy Ramos is just like any other 19-year-old girl, if you ignore her tumultuous past. She has no options in life – no chances, no help, no way out. That’s how she sees things, anyway. Her aspirations are crumbling to dust, but then she meets a pinstripe-suited man called The Doctor...
The Doctor Who F.A.N. Project brings you the first story and introduction of an original companion, as she meets The Tenth Doctor (as played by David Tennant) whilst following the trail of a killer, that can surely only end in her death?

We would love to here your feedback! Please do tell us what you think by just commenting below.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Power Of The Heart – ‘The Heart’ Part One Synopsis

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The first episode in our series of Doctor Who fan fiction – that has the significant series title of Doctor Who: Power Of The Heart – will finally, after months of planning and writing, become available to read in PDF right  tomorrow.
We thought it about time we released the synopsis for the first part of this first story, a two-parter…

logo_PowerOfTheHeart-BWStory 1 – ‘The Heart’ (Part One) – by James Gray
Episode 1:
A phone call. Death by car-bomb. And a blue box...
Maddy Ramos is just like any other 19-year-old girl, if you ignore her tumultuous past. She has no options in life – no chances, no help, no way out. That’s how she sees things, anyway. Her aspirations are crumbling to dust, but then she meets a pinstripe-suited man called The Doctor...

The Doctor Who F.A.N. Project brings you the first story and introduction of original companion Maddy Ramos, as she meets The Tenth Doctor (as played by David Tennant) whilst following the trail of a killer, that can surely only end in her death?

Part One of ‘The Heart’ – the first story in Doctor Who: Power Of The Heart and Maddy Ramos’ introduction – is scheduled for release right here this Saturday 29th October at 4:00PM. We’d love it if you could have a read and tell us what you think!

Find out more at: www.dwfanproject.blogspot.com
> Visit the website of The Doctor Who F.A.N. Project

What are your thoughts on this? Are you going to read our fanfic series?
Please comment.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Doctor Who: Power Of The Heart – Fan Fiction Story Guide

postpic_FANproject6For anybody who has missed our gradual info-updates, the series features the Tenth Doctor in time-travelling adventures alongside his new friend Maddy Ramos – an original companion created by us. Maddy is a 19-year-old Hispanic-American girl who lives in the sleepy town of Summerwood. She has only a father and three brothers after her mother disappeared when she was only two, leaving for Maddy a silver-rimmed, emerald-inset FanficSeason1_poster02necklace. It’s only on her 19th birthday that she discovers the true, when se meets a man in brown pinstripes.

Doctor Who: Power Of The Heart has been spearheaded by myself (James Gray) and created, written & produced equally with Emma Lousie, and we are pleased to tell you that since the previous story guide post in March there are two new additions to our writing team. Our two new writers have come up with two brilliant and exciting plots: Alwyn Ash (who runs his own website Nebula One (News)) has penned a creepy and intriguing story that handles a theme of ‘Time’, while Rob Christie has written a story that evokes a wonderful sense of Urban Gothic in a setting that brings a sense of cautious isolation to one lonely protagonist.

Take a look at the updated story guide…
James Gray –
1.1: The Heart (two-parter)
Emma Lousie –
1.2: The Voyage To Nowhere (two-parter)
Rob Christie –
1.3: Blood Lust (two-parter)
James Gray –
1.4: Vines Of Death (TBC – two-parter)
Alwyn Ash –
1.5: Glimpse and Recoil (one part)
James Gray & Emma Lousie –
1.6: (TBC – three-parter)


Part One of ‘The Heart’ – the first story in Doctor Who: Power Of The Heart and Maddy Ramos’ introduction – is scheduled for release right here this Saturday 29th October at 4:00PM. We’d love it if you could have a read and tell us what you think!

Find out more at: www.dwfanproject.blogspot.com
> Visit the website of The Doctor Who F.A.N. Project

What are your thoughts on this? Are you going to read our fanfic series?
Please comment.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Ralf Little on ‘The Gunpowder Plot’ – Part Two

articleimage_599_thumb7The official BBC Doctor Who website have released the second part in their interview video with Ralf Little (The Royal Family, Two Pints of Lager…) in the run-up to the release of the fifth instalment of the Doctor Who Adventure Games, ‘The Gunpowder Plot’.
 
In this Adventure Game, Ralf Little voices the role of the main guest character of the story, Guy Fawkes, who comes across the classic villains who are constantly battling against one another, the Sontarans and Rutans, though have never appeared in any story so far together.
 

The Doctor Who Adventure Games ‘The Gunpowder Plot’ is released on Monday 31st October for FREE to UK residents. It will, presumably become available to those overseas at a slightly later date with a fee (since overseas customers don’t pay the UK licence fee).

> BBC Doctor Who website

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Sunday, 16 October 2011

‘More Than 30 Years In The TARDIS’ 1994 Documentary

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I came across a brilliant BBC Doctor Who documentary online recently called "More Than 30 Years In The TARDIS” that aired on BBC One in 1993 to celebrate 30 years since the series began. An extended 90-minute version was then released on VHS in 1994 and shown on UK Gold in 1997, and I thought I’d share it with those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of watching it yet!

The documentary looks at how the series began, the production, impact of British culture, and talks to the likes of Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Barry Letts, Terrance Dicks, Terry Nation, Philip Hinchcliffe, Douglas Adams, Elisabeth Sladen (alongside daughter Sadie, dressed as Sarah Jane), Nicholas Courtney and many other writers, producers, companions and some critics.

Here’s Part 1 of 9 of the doc – unfortunately (at the time of writing) Parts 4 & 9 have been taken down by the BBC.
Doctor Who - More Than 30 Years in the TARDIS (1/9)

"More Than 30 Years In The TARDIS” is still available to buy online on VHS at…
> Amazon.co.uk – £10.92 (and MUCH lower for ‘Used’)
> Amazon.com – $4.75 in ‘Used’

…although I’m hoping for it to be included as a special extra feature on a classic series 2|entertain DVD.

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Saturday, 15 October 2011

Elisabeth Sladen Autobiography – Cover & Details

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Aurum Press have released further details and the official cover of their upcoming, much-anticipated, book publication Elisabeth Sladen: The Autobiography, no doubt a must-read for most Who fans - I know I'll be buying.

Sam Harrison, editor of the book, said:
"I remember my first meeting with Elisabeth—the hilarious and eye-opening stories she had to tell and my feeling of elation that she wanted to turn them into a book. Having grown up watching her as Sarah Jane Smith it was a personal dream come true.
She was a fantastic person to work with—fun but utterly professional—and it’s incredibly sad that she’s no longer with us. I’m glad she had a chance to share some of her memories in this book. I hope it will make a fitting tribute to a great actress and a wonderful woman."

Elisabeth Sladen: The Autobiography
Kasterborous wrote this, which I present to you as it’s the best few paragraphs I have read about Lis and her career…
When Elisabeth Sladen first appeared as plucky journalist Sarah Jane Smith in 1973 Doctor Who story The Time Warrior, little did she know the character would become one of the most enduring and fondly remembered of the series’ long history.

The years that followed saw Elisabeth traverse time and space alongside classic Doctors Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, whilst a generation of children crouched behind the sofa, terrified but transfixed as their tea-time heroine found herself menaced by Daleks, dinosaurs, Cybermen, Egyptian mummies, extras in Bubble Wrap and even the Loch Ness Monster. By the time she quit the TARDIS in 1976, making front-page news, Elisabeth had become one of the most familiar faces of a TV golden age.

But you don’t just walk away from Doctor Who. Elisabeth was asked to reprise the role many times, appearing in anniversary specials; an ill-fated 1981 spin-off with robotic sidekick K-9; radio plays; and for the BBC’s Children in Need. She toured the weird, wide and wonderful world of Doctor Who fandom and became one of the series’ all-time favourite companions. So when TV wunderkind Russell T Davies approached her to come back again, this time to a Doctor Who backed by multi-million-pound budgets and garlanded with critical plaudits, how could she refuse?

This warm and witty autobiography, completed only months before Elisabeth died in April 2011, tells her remarkable story, from humble beginnings in post-war Liverpool, through an acclaimed theatrical career working alongside stage luminaries such as Alan Ayckbourn, to Coronation Street, Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em, Z-Cars, a long, successful and very happy career in the theatre – and the furthest reaches of the Universe.

A unique, insider’s view of the world’s longest running science fiction series, and of British television yesterday and today, Elisabeth’s memoir is funny, ridiculous, insightful and entertaining and a fitting tribute to a woman who will be sadly missed by millions.

Elisabeth Sladen: The Autobiography is scheduled for release on November 7th 2011 by Aurum Press for the retailing price of £18.99, though you can find it at a discounted price of £10.63 on Amazon.co.uk.

Pre-order on…
> Amazon.co.uk

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Friday, 14 October 2011

Ralf Little talks The Gunpowder Plot – Part One

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The official BBC Doctor Who website have released a further interview-based video in the run-up to the release of the fifth instalment of the Doctor Who Adventure Games, which has been promised to be the biggest and best of them all. And this time, they’re talking to Ralf Little (The Royal Family, Two Pints of Lager…).

Find out how Ralf Little brought the 3D animation of Guy Fawkes to life in the first of a two part interview talking about his starring role in the Doctor's latest adventure, The Gunpowder Plot.
The new Adventure Game will be released from this site on 31 October but check back soon for the second part of Ralf's interview as well as many more exclusives.

The Doctor Who Adventure Games ‘The Gunpowder Plot’ is released on Monday 31st October for FREE to UK residents. It will, presumably become available to those overseas at a slightly later date with a fee (since overseas customers don’t pay the UK licence fee).

> BBC Doctor Who website

What do you think of this? Are you looking forward to this game?
Please comment.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

‘Torchwood: Miracle Day’ Episode 1 Script

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The BBC Writers Room mini-site asked their followers on Twitter, recently, what television script they would most like to read. By an overwhelming majority, Torchwood: Miracle Day won out and so the script for the first episode of the fourth series – entitled ‘The New World’, written and supplied by Russell T Davies – has been added to the Writers Room’s long list of television scripts (among which are also Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures episodes).

They said this on their Twitter feed today...

@bbcwritersroom - BBC Writers Room
Brand new script for download - Torchwood: Miracle Day - Episode 1 by Russell T Davies: bbc.in/nSpQ3C #torchwood #scripts


> BBC Writers Room – “New script: Torchwood – Miracle Day: Episode 1”

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