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The Doctor Who Programme Guide Is Revamped

1981 was a significant year in terms of reference books for Doctor Who. Fans grew to love the first The Doctor Who Programme Guide by Jean-Marc Lofficier. An updated version in 1989 meant the two books provided the perfect accompaniment to Doctor Who up until the end of the Classic era. The guide is now making a welcome…

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Doctor Who’s Lalla Ward Celebrated In New Book

It has been many years since the on screen journies of Romana and her actress Lalla Ward in Classic Doctor Who, but Time Capsule, a new book released this week seeks to commemorate those legendary adventures. Written by Paul W.T Ballard and released by Fantom Films, the collection has Ward looking back on each story…

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Doctor Who: Big Finish Has A New Barbara Wright!

Yeterday at Big Finish Day 5, fans learned who will be playing Classic companion Barbara Wright, originally played by the late Jacqueline Hill from 1963-1965. The actress chosen is Jemma Powell, who played Jacqueline Hill in 2013’s An Adventure In Space and Time, the Mark Gatiss-helmed documentary about the origins of the show. Powell said…

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Doctor Who: Twelve for Twelve – An Unearthly Child Review (First Doctor)

Twelve for Twelve is The Gallifrey Times’ review countdown to the debut of the Twelfth Doctor. A different writer from TGT will take on each Doctor’s debut story daily, concluding with The Eleventh Hour. To kick the series off, here’s TGT writer Steven’s review of the very first Doctor Who story, An Unearthly Child. On…

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Mark Gatiss Approves of Upcoming Doctor Who Star

In a hot off the press interview, Mark Gatiss spoke with sincere adoration for the upcoming actor on the show, Peter Capaldi. “I’ve seen quite a bit of him and he’s absolutely fantastic. Peter’s just got this amazing, fierce, funny, slightly alarming quality to him – he reminds me a lot of Alastair Sim, actually.…

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Doctor Who Star Peter Capaldi Wants Classic Monsters to Return

When it comes to Doctor Who, new leading man Peter Capaldi is the biggest geek of them all. Speaking about monsters he would like to see return during his tenure on the show, Capaldi said: “Axons appeared as these kind of god-like creatures, but underneath they were festering bags of flesh. I’d love to see…

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Doctor Who Missing Episodes Rumours Continue

Philip Morris, the hero of Doctor Who missing episodes, was recently asked about the ongoing rumours that more episodes have been discovered. He said in a Facebook group: A tricky one to answer and fans will just want a yes or no haven’t you or have you. But it’s complex all I can say is…

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Classic Doctor Who Returns to US Screens on Retro TV

Starting 8th August, Retro TV will begin airing a collection of 500 classic era Doctor Who episodes.  The network will show two episodes each week night at 8pm ET as well as a two-hour “recap block” on Saturday nights, starting with An Unearthly Child.  The network’s Vice President of production, Matthew Golden, said: “We’re excited…

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Doctor Who: Marcus Sedgwick’s Spear of Destiny

Marcus Sedgwick was inquired to write up a story based upon the third Doctor, Jon Pertwee. At first, Sedgwick was a bit apprehensive and uneasy about writing this piece in such a short amount of time: one week. Before the final draft’s deadline, he would have to submit a synopsis in four days, a thing…

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Doctor Who: Seven’s Era

Wallowing in Our Own Weltschmerz: An Auton Guide to the Stories Behind the Stories of the Seventh Doctor is a new book in which the tales of the Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy, are scrutinized and thoroughly examined. The book is offered in a selection of two different covers and is to be released on August…

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