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Friday, 27 February 2015

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 362

The cover and detail of this month's edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

Win tickets to the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular with Doctor Who Adventures magazine!

Inside, there are 12 chances to win tickets to the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, which is coming to venues around the UK this May.

The magazine also looks back at the last ten years of Doctor Who. Check out the best scares and scenes since the series returned in 2005. The issue comes with a cool Doctor Who set, which includes stickers, a Tardis box, badges and key ring.

All this and loads more, including:

  • Find out how to claim a free book to celebrate World Book Day.
  • The Alien Babies get a fright!
  • There’s trouble for the Doctor and Clara in comic strip written by Simon Guerrier.
  • We continue with our the guide to the 2014 episodes of Doctor Who.
  • There are some brilliant behind-the-scenes secrets.
  • Find out what Y stands for in the Monster A-Z
  • Plus, cut out and keep some fact figures!


Issue 362 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 24th March priced £3.99 per copy.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Series 9 - Missy to Return!

The BBC have confirmed that Michelle Gomez is to return as Missy in the next series of Doctor Who in the two-part opening story, read on for further details:

Michelle Gomez arrives in Cardiff this week to re-join the Doctor Who cast and reclaim the role of Missy for series 9. She joins Peter Capaldi (the Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) for the opening episode of the series.

Speaking in Cardiff, Michelle Gomez said: "Things have been a little beige since I left Missy behind, so I'm delighted to be putting my Lippie back on. I'm positively dying to see the Doctor again!"

The second two-part adventure to be filmed, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar, is written by the show’s lead writer Steven Moffat, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Hettie Macdonald (Blink, the Hugo Award-winning Doctor Who episode).

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, said: "Everybody hide - Michelle Gomez as Missy was an instant hit last year, so she’s straight back to plague the Doctor and Clara in the series opener. But what brings her back into their lives is the last thing they’d expect."

Having filmed The Day of the Doctor in the series’ 50th anniversary special and Death in Heaven in series 8, Jemma Redgrave returns to the guest cast for series 9, alongside the Laurence Olivier Award nominee and film, television, radio and stage actress Kelly Hunter.

A familiar theatre and television actress and one of the UK’s most proficient performers, Clare Higgins also joins the guest cast for the opening of the series. Jaye Griffiths has been gracing our screens in some of the nation’s favourite TV programmes such as Silent Witness and Casualty and also takes up a guest role in the opening episode.

Other guest stars confirmed for the new series include Daniel Hoffmann-Gill, Jami Reid-Quarrell, Aaron Neil, India Ria Amarteifio, Joey Price, Dasharn Anderson, Harki Bhambra, Demi Papaminas.

Doctor Who returns this autumn to BBC One and BBC One HD.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Action Figures - Wave 4A

Character Options have revealed their fourth assortment of Doctor Who 3.75" action figures, read on for further details:

A great gift for fans of any age, these highly detailed, realistic and poseable action figures include some iconic characters from the hit TV show Doctor Who. Collect them all! 

Regenerate your collection with the Doctor Who 3.75" scale action figures. Battle against some famous foes such as; the Foretold and the Skovox Blitzer, which are also included in this exciting collection

WAVE 4A INCLUDES:
Skovox Blitzer
Cyberman (with Arm Gun)
The Foretold
Twelfth Doctor in Caretaker Coat (with Sonic Screwdriver & Backpack)

The wave is on sale from 22nd March at all good toy stores priced £6.99 each.

Monday, 9 February 2015

UNIT: Extinction - New Audio Plays from Big Finish

Big Finish are set to producing new Doctor Who audio plays set in the new series of the show, read on for further details:

Big Finish is delighted to announce that Kate Stewart and her UNIT team from the Doctor Who TV series will be starring in a brand new series of audio dramas, in a licensing deal with BBC Worldwide.

Kate is the daughter of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, and Head of Scientific Research at the Unified Intelligence Taskforce, which investigates and confronts alien attacks on the planet Earth. The role is portrayed by Jemma Redgrave (Dracula, Frankie, Cold Blood) who has appeared opposite Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi on television, and returns for the audio series.

"We’re thrilled that Jemma is on board for our brand new UNIT adventures," says series producer David Richardson, "And we feel privileged to work within the universe of New Series Doctor Who for the first time. UNIT: Extinction will showcase all the excitement, drama and wit that viewers of Doctor Who love."

"Having worked with the greatly missed Nicholas Courtney and his magnificent portrayal of the Brigadier since the early days of Big Finish, it is wonderful to see the return of UNIT under the Brig’s daughter," says executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery. "We are all very excited about bringing UNIT back to Big Finish with the next generation and look forward immensely to working with Jemma again, who appears in this month’s Doctor Who main range release Mistfall."

"I’m really excited to hear Jemma and her team battling to save the Earth," says executive producer Nick Briggs. "They’ve been such an important part of the many exciting things to come out of the Doctor Who TV series in recent years."

Additional cast members for the first box set, UNIT: Extinction, will be revealed later. This first box set release comprises four hours of adventure, in which Kate and her team confront an alien invasion by the Nestene Consciousness and its army of plastic Autons.

UNIT: Extinction will be released in November 2015, and is available for specially-priced pre-order, with all pre-orders getting a copy of Nicholas Courtney’s memoirs A Soldier in Time as a free download as Supplementary content in Big Finish accounts.

Three additional box sets will be available at six monthly intervals, with all four available for a Bundled pre-order. For many more details, watch this space in coming months.

The first audio play Extinction is set for release later this year, more details are to follow.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 483

The cover and details of this month's edition of Doctor Who magazine:

We were all very proud of the fact that the Mummy was so scary they wouldn't put it in the series trailer. It's always about how far can you go? I think the old joke is true: how complicated can you make it to hold a child's attention, and how simple can you make it for adults? Can you make it scary enough for the children to be satisfied, but not too scary for the adults to be worried?

Also inside this issue:

  • Doctor Who's very first director, Waris Hussein, reveals how the classic 1964 adventure Marco Polo was made - with the help of unique documents unseen for 50 years!
  • Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat answer readers’ questions - including one from former showrunner Russell T Davies! - in his exclusive column.
  • Peter Purves, who played companion Steven Taylor in the 1960s, looks back at some of his most memorable adventures in the second part of an exclusive interview.
  • DWM presents an exclusive prelude to the new series of books featuring Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart, in the form of a complete short story by Andy Frankham-Allan: The Ambush.
  • Bernard Kay, the much-loved actor who appeared in four Doctor Who stories, is remembered by his friend Toby Hadoke.
  • The Doctor and Clara tackle both Sontarans and Rutans in the concluding part of The Instruments of War, a brand-new comic strip written and illustrated by Mike Collins.
  • En garde! Discover fascinating new facts about the swashbuckling Fourth Doctor adventure The Androids of Tara in The Fact of Fiction.
  • The Time Team watch the Tenth Doctor take a bus to alien world, as they visit the Planet of the Dead.
  • Jacqueline Rayner demonstrates the fun to be had in spotting Doctor Who actors in other roles in Relative Dimensions.
  • The DWM Review assesses the very latest Doctor Who audio and book releases.
  • The Watcher examines the changing nature of history in Doctor Who, in the latest Wotcha!
  • The DWM Crossword, prize-winning competitions, official news and much more!


Issue 483 of Doctor Who magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents priced £4.99 per copy.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Lego Doctor Who - Confirmed!

Lego have officially confirmed that production of Lego Doctor Who sets are planned, read on for further details:

The Lego Group have announced that they will be producing a Lego Doctor Who set. The concept for a Doctor Who set came from the Lego Ideas website where fans can submit ideas for a set and vote for their favourite idea to be produced.

The Doctor Who concept from fan Andrew Clark received the 10,000 votes requisite for The Lego Group to consider it for production.

A licensing agreement between BBC Worldwide and The Lego Group will see the new set available in all of The Lego Group’s key markets before the end of the year.

Andrew’s winning design featured a range of Doctors, companions and monsters across the show’s history, but fans will have to wait until later this year to discover what will be produced.

Marcus Arthur, MD of BBC Worldwide UK said, "Both Doctor Who and Lego enjoy a particularly close relationship with their fans and I can’t wait to see what Lego produce."

Emma Owen, UK spokesperson for Lego Ideas commented: "We’re extremely excited to announce that a Doctor Who and a WALL-E set will be released as our next Lego Ideas fan based sets, congratulations to the designers Andrew Clark and Angus MacLane!"

"After receiving over 10,000 votes from the online community and having gone through rigorous toy testing from our expert panel, these awesome sets are on track to be on shelves later this year. The final set designs, pricing and availability are being worked out as we speak, so watch this space for the final details!"

Lego Ideas is a crowdsourcing community where Lego fans can submit their own ideas for new Lego products, and vote for other members’ ideas. Members collect votes for their ideas online, and ideas that receive 10,000 votes have a chance of being selected to become part of The Lego Group’s product portfolio.

To date, nine products have been released via the platform and three additional products will launch in 2015.

The Lego Doctor Who sets will be introduced later this year, full details are to be confirmed.

Friday, 30 January 2015

Electronic Moving Dalek Toys

Character Options have revealed a new set of electronic Dalek toys, read on for further details:

Exterminate! Exterminate! EXTERMINATE!
The Daleks were created by the Kaled scientist, Davros as travel machines. He had deduced that the years of radiation and chemical poisoning from an ongoing war would lead his race to mutate into immobile organisms. The Dalek travel machines would house these creatures and allow the Kaleds to survive.

However, in the course of his experiments, Davros deliberately removed what he considered to be debilitating emotions from the mutants and a force of evil was spawned! The Daleks were born without any ability to feel compassion or pity and were motivated only by hate, fear and an implacable belief that they were the superior creatures in the Universe.

Recreate scenes from Doctor Who with this highly detailed Electronic Moving Dalek. Each Dalek glides on a wave of sound. Dalek figures include:

Bronze Dalek
Dalek Sec
Emperor's Guard Dalek
Asylum Dalek

The toys are on sale from 15th March at all good toy stores priced £7.99 each.