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Friday, 31 July 2009

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 126

The cover and info on this week´s edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

Who is the Master?
Find out all the fascinating facts you need to know about the Doctor’s greatest enemy, the menacing Master, in this week’s Doctor Who Adventures magazine.

The essential info will prepare Doctor Who fans for the return of the dangerous Time Lord later this year…

Doctor Who Adventures also gets you up close to a hideous new monster from the next special, The Waters of Mars. Could this be the scariest creature ever seen in Doctor Who - and more importantly, do you dare to look?

The issue comes with a free Tenth Doctor stationery set.

All this and…
  • Brand-new posters!
  • An exciting comic strip.
  • Look inside a hideous Toclafane.
  • Behind the scenes on the Valiant.
  • Play a cool game .
  • Last of the Time Lords photo story.
  • Puzzles and competitions - great prizes to be won!
  • Subscription offer - subscribe today and get a free Doctor Who book, Monsters and Villains.

Issue 126 of Doctor Who Adventures is on sale now at all good newsagnets until 5th August priced £2.10 per copy.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Doctor Who DVD Files - Issue 15

The cover and info on this fortnight´s edition of Doctor Who DVD Files magazine:

Episode Guide: Smith and Jones/ The Shakspeare Code
The Doctor: Demons and Daleks
Enemies: CyberKing
Technology: Judoon Translator
Allies: Sarah Jane Smith
Behind the Scences: Words of Power
Flashback: Time Space Trap

Issue 15 of Doctor Who DVD Files magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 9th August priced £6.99 per copy.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Latest News!

The latest news from the universe of Doctor Who:

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New The Waters of Mars Trailer!
A new trailer for Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars was shown at San Diego Comic Con yesterday, you can watch it above. Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars will broadcast later this year on BBC One and BBC HD.

The Master to Return!
The BBC have confirmed that John Simm will return as the Master in the last two 2009 Doctor Who specials, the title of one of which has been revealed as The End of Time, read on for further details:

John Simm will return as the Master in the two special episodes which bring David Tennant's era as the Doctor to a stunning conclusion. There's been speculation about Simm's involvement with the show but we can confirm he'll be back later this year, once again playing the Doctor's deadly nemesis.

Simm first appeared as the Master in Utopia, The Sound of Drums and Last of the Time Lords. All three episodes were written by executive producer and head writer Russell T Davies who also wrote his upcoming adventure.

The character debuted in 1971 and on-screen has faced all but the Second and Ninth Doctors. Davies' version of the Master saw him retain his wit and cunning but since Utopia he's been callous and charismatic, sick, psychotic and enormously likeable. In short, everyone's favourite megalomaniac.

At the close of Series Three we saw the Master gunned down by his wife and whilst lying in his enemy's arms, he refused to regenerate. The world believed he had died and the Doctor accepted he was the last of the Time Lords. But this is Doctor Who and you can't keep a good bad guy down!

If anyone wants to remain in the dark about the two specials which form the Tenth Doctor's finale, please look away now! Footage from the first of these episodes was screened during the Doctor Who panel at Comic-Con International 2009, meaning details about the adventure are officially out there!

As we revealed earlier today, the episodes feature the return of John Simm as the Master. The Doctor's fellow Time Lord is sporting a different hair colour in the finale, working a striking, lighter look.

And the Master isn't the only familiar figure returning from Doctor Who's recent past. executive producer Russell T Davies, who wrote David Tennant's final episodes, confirmed that Alexandra Moen is back as Lucy Saxon, the character we previously saw in The Sound of Drums and Last of the Time Lords. Although married to the Master she put a serious dent in their relationship by shooting him but what happened to her after the events of Series Three has remained a mystery, so far...

Russell further explained that footage from the finale screened at Comic-Con included the voice of Timothy Dalton as the Narrator. His exact role in the specials is currently undisclosed but Dalton is, of course, best known for portraying James Bond in The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill.

One of the biggest cheers of the Doctor Who panel occurred when the trailer showed the face of Catherine Tate, last seen playing Donna Noble in Journey's End. Bernard Cribbins, who played her grandfather, Wilf, also features in the trailer which depicts a grim-faced Doctor walking purposefully away from a wall of leaping flames... but towards what, or whom..?

The specials are to air later this year around the Christmas period on BBC One and BBC HD.

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First Trailer for 3rd & 4th 2009 Specials!
Apart from a trailer for The Waters of Mars, a trailer for the last two 2009 Doctor Who specials was shown at San Diego Comic Con yesterday, but was not made available to watch online. However, you can watch a camera-recorded version from Comic-Con above.

Torchwood: Series 4 Confirmed!
Russell T Davies confirmed at a Q&A meeting at the San Diego Comic-Con yesterday that Torchwood will return for a fourth series, more details are yet to be announced.

The Sarah Jane Adventures: Old Enemies to Return
It's been confirmed that the Judoon will appear in the first story from the next series of The Sarah Jane Adventures alongside a new alien called Androvax. The Trickster is also set to return as well as the Slitheen in the final story, alongside their cousions the Blathereen.

John Lesson to Voice K.9 in New Doctor Who Spin-Off
John Lesson, best known for voicing K.9 in Doctor Who, is to voice the character in his new Doctor Who spin-off show, also called K.9. More details on the show coming soon.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 125

The cover and info on this week´s edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

In this week’s Doctor Who Adventures magazine…
…We look at the story of the robot dog that used to travel in time and space with the Doctor - K-9.

There’s also a top 10 of all the weird and wonderful animals found in Doctor Who - everything from Rose the dog to the hairy, scary Werewolf. But what’s number one?

The issue comes with a Davros trainer bag!

All this and…
· Fantastic posters!
· A brand-new Doctor Who comic strip.
· What’s inside a Cyberman?
· Behind the scenes with the Ood.
· Cool quiz.
· The Unquiet Dead photo story.
· Puzzles and competitions - amazing prizes to be won!
· Subscription offer - subscribe today and get a great Doctor Who book, Monsters and Villains.

Issue 125 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 28th July priced £2.10 per copy.

Friday, 24 July 2009

Doctor Who: 3rd Doctor Figure Sets - FP Exclusives

Character Options have revealed two new classic Doctor Who figure sets - exclusive to Forbidden Planet:

3rd Doctor & Planet of the Daleks Dalek 
This set features an exclusive action figure of the dynamic 3rd Doctor as played by Jon Pertwee with Blue jacket and high boots. It also features a splendid looking Dalek resplendent in Silver and black livery and sporting a machine gun. The Doctor comes with his trusty Sonic Screwdriver. The Doctor and Sarah Jane arrive on the planet Exxilon, where all electrical energy is drained off by an unknown force. The Doctor meets a Marine Space Corps expedition from Earth, stranded by the energy drain, who tell him that a plague is sweeping the galaxy and that the antidote, parrinium, can be found only on Exxilon. Sarah meanwhile discovers a magnificent white edifice with a flashing beacon on top, but is captured by a group of savage Exxilons to be sacrificed for defiling their city. The Doctor and the humans enter into an uneasy alliance with a group of Daleks who also land on the planet and whose weapons are also drained of energy. Rescuing Sarah, the Doctor and Marines escape into the tunnels around the city with Bellal, an enlightened native, as the Daleks reinforcements arrive, blazing machine guns in place of their energy weapons.

3rd Doctor & Sea Devil
This set features an exclusive action figure of the dynamic 3rd Doctor as played by Jon Pertwee with a magnificent Sea Devil figure with brand new and updated decoration. The Doctors cloak is removable and he comes with his trusty Sonic Screwdriver. The Doctor and Jo visit the Master in his high-security prison on an island off the south coast of England and hear from the governor, Colonel Trenchard, that ships have been mysteriously disappearing at sea. Investigating, the Doctor learns from the Naval base commander that the sinkings are centred around an abandoned sea fort. Visiting the fort, the Doctor and Jo are attacked by a 'Sea Devil' - an amphibious breed of the prehistoric creatures or “Silurians” encountered by the Doctor not long before. The Master is secretly building a machine to wake the Sea Devils from their hibernation, so that they can reclaim Earth from the human population. The Doctor tries to broker peace between them and humankind, but is captured by the Master. As the time approaches, the Doctor’s only hope to save the human race lies in sabotaging the device and entombing the Sea Devils.

Both sets are on sale exclusively at Forbidden Planet stores from late October priced £24.99 each.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 411

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

TOM BAKER TALKS EXCLUSIVELY ABOUT PLAYING THE FOURTH DOCTOR AGAIN - IN DWM ISSUE 411!
He’s back! The jelly-baby munching, boggle-eyed bohemian puts on his long scarf and floppy hat once more, as the legendary Tom Baker returns to the role of the Fourth Doctor for the first time in over fifteen years! DWM talks exclusively and in depth to Tom about what made him come back to the role that made him famous, what he thinks of Doctor Who today and whether a meeting with the current Doctor could be on the cards. Tom also tells us what he thinks about these modern Doctors kissing their companions...

“Well, I don’t know how I would’ve done it,” Tom considers. “I suppose I would have made it extremely funny. Especially if I’d rescued the girl, and she’d kissed me, I would’ve been able to be absolutely astounded that she was pressing her lips on mine, thinking, ‘Oh, that was rather nice’ and then saying, ‘Would you like to do that again?’” He laughs. “But I don’t know. It was inconceivable during our time. We didn’t think like that. I played him entirely… I never did handle the girls. Or if I did handle the girls, I always did it clumsily, because I reasoned that the Doctor wouldn’t know about that.”

Also in DWM issue 411:

A FREE, BRAND NEW DOCTOR WHO STORY!
Exclusively for DWM readers, there’s a brand new, free audio story to download featuring the Third Doctor and Jo! When Jo finds herself on an alien planet in the far future, she begins to recall a tale of ghosts and murders - and a terrible Time Lord secret... The Mists of Time stars Katy Manning as Jo Grant and is written by Jonathan Morris.

TV CHOICE?
Doctor Who is the best television programme in the world... or is it? DWM talks to experts on the television industry, including Dick Fiddy, Alison Graham, Gill Hudson, Mark Lawson, Ben Lawrence, Jon Peake and Ally Ross, about how Doctor Who is really perceived by both media professionals and the public at large...

RADIO TIMES!
Doctor Who’s head Writer, russell T Davies, investigates the curious case of the enigmatic Radio Times listings in Production Notes!

THE STAGE AND TELEVISION TODAY!
What’s it like to see your favourite Doctor Who stars live - and naked - on stage? Read about Neil Harris’ frankly unforgettable experiences in You Are Not Alone!

CHANNEL FIVE!
The mysterious Watcher reveals everything you need to know about the cricket-loving Fifth Doctor, as his essential guide to the Time Lord continues!

GIRL ILLUSTRATED!
Was the Third Doctor’s companion, Jo Grant, the sexiest assistant of all time? Decide for yourself, as we talk candidly to the actress who played her, Katy Manning!

HISTORY TODAY!
As glaciers and dinosaurs threaten to destroy present-day Sydney, how on earth can the Doctor save the day? And what will become of his ‘employer’, Majenta? Discover the answers in DWM’s comic strip, The Age of Ice, by Dan McDaid with art by Martin Geraghty.

GHOSTWATCH!
Get ready for the spookiest Time Team ever! Richard, Peter, Jac and Clay experience creepy goings-on in a Victorian haunted house as they watch the 1989 Seventh Doctor story, Ghost Light!

UK TV GOLD!
It’s widely regarded as one of the best Doctor Who stories of all time! Find out why - and unearth a treasure trove of information - as The Fact of Fiction disinters 1967’s Second Doctor story, The Tomb of the Cybermen!

PLUS!
All the latest news, reviews, previews, competitions and much, much more!

Issue 411 of Doctor Who magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 20th August priced £3.99 per copy.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

New Classic Doctor Who Figure Sets

Character Options have released info on two new classic Doctor Who figure sets:

Dalek Collector's Set 2 - £19.99
Three brand new Daleks from three classic episodes!

The second in the series of collectors Dalek 3-packs brings you only the very best that Skaro has to offer. This great pack includes a Saucer Pilot Dalek from Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964), an Emperor’s Guard Dalek from Evil of the Daleks (1967) and Supreme Dalek from Day of the Daleks (1972) all ready to bother Jon Pertwee.

All three Daleks are new to the Doctor Who classic toy line and are available in limited quantities as part of this great collectors set. Grab one now - UNIT will be on the to way wipe them out shortly!

4th Doctor Adventure Figure Set - £24.99
Straight from the much-loved BBC classics follow the 4th Doctor in his many time travelling adventures!

Re-enact Tom Baker’s fight against the mummies from Pyramids of Mars (1975), his encounters with Voc robots from The Robots of Death (1977) and even his war with the Daleks in Destiny of the Daleks (1979).

The 4th Doctor adventure set comes to life with 4 great figures in one classic set. Included in the pack are the 4th Doctor himself complete with hat and sonic screwdriver, a Voc robot, a mummy with canopic jar accessory and a Destiny Dalek with bombs!

All three of these villains are brand new to the Doctor Who classic toy line and are only available in limited quantities as part this collector’s set.

Both sets are on sale from August at all good toystores.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Series 5 Press Pack

Filming for series five of Doctor Who commenced today and the BBC have released a press pack explaining what viewers can expect from the show in 2010, which will starr new Doctor Matt Smith and Karen Gillan and new companion Amy Pond, read on for further details:

Filming starts on new series of Doctor Who!
Filming has at last started on the next series of Doctor Who! New showrunner and long-running Doctor Who fan Steven Moffat has developed this series and, as lead writer and executive producer, will be responsible for the overall creative direction of the show, as well as plot and character arcs. His previous episodes of Doctor Who, including the Bafta-winning episode Blink, have garnered widespread acclaim from critics and fans alike.

Discussing the series, Moffat commented, "And here it is, the big moment - the new Doctor, and his new best friend. And here's me, with the job I wanted since I was seven. 40 years to here! If I could go back in time and tell that little boy that one day all this would happen, he'd scream, call for his Mum and I'd be talking to you now from a prison cell in 1969. So probably best not then. Matt and Karen are going to be incredible, and Doctor Who is going to come alive on Saturday nights in a whole new way - and best of all, somewhere out there, a seven-year-old is going to see them, fall in love, and start making a forty year plan..."

Piers Wenger, executive producer and head of drama, BBC Wales added, "The scripts for the new series are every bit as funny, thrilling, scary and imaginative as you'd expect from the man who brought us The Empty Child and Blink. There's a strange and perfect alchemy between Steven and Matt Smith and the next few months are going to be riveting as that relationship starts to emerge on screen. Steven always says he's been waiting to do this job since he was seven. But it's actually the Doctor Who has been waiting for him."

The new series follows on from three Doctor Who specials starring David Tennant which will transmit later this year.

Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning says, "I am thrilled that a whole new generation of children will forever say that their Doctor was the wonderful Matt Smith."

The series was co-commissioned by Ben Stephenson, controller, BBC Drama Commissioning for BBC One and Jay Hunt, controller of BBC One and will be produced by Tracie Simpson (Doctor Who) and Peter Bennett (Torchwood). Steven Moffat is Lead Writer and Executive Producer (Jekyll) with Piers Wenger, head of drama, BBC Wales and Beth Willis (Ashes to Ashes), also executive producing.

Filming is taking place in Cardiff right through to March 2010 and we'll be here to bring you the production news as it happens. So stay tuned. The journey starts right here!

The Name's Pond. Amy Pond
Details are beginning to emerge about the next Doctor's companion, and the big news is she'll be called Amy Pond.

Back in May we revealed that the new companion will be played by 21 year old Karen Gillan, but until now her character's full name has been more carefully guarded than the Doctor's 'real' name! Amy will travel in the Tardis alongside the new Doctor, played by Matt Smith, when the next series of Doctor Who begins in 2010.

Amy Pond is another memorable moniker from the new series head writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, whose previous creations include Sally Sparrow and River Song. The latest photo which we revealed earlier today indicates Amy will have a laid back, contemporary look. So far we've had no suggestion as to whether we'll meet the new companion's family, or even if she has a family. But time will tell, and we'll be here to bring you Amy's story as it unfolds!

First Photo of Next Doctor's Costume
Filming has begun on the new series of Doctor Who and the first sneak peek of the next Doctor's costume is revealed today so we can now confirm - he's looking good! Matt Smith will play the Eleventh Doctor when the new series starts in 2010 and as shooting began he commented, "I feel very privileged and proud to be part of this iconic show. The scripts are brilliant and working alongside Karen Gillan, Steven Moffat and the rest of the crew is an inspiration because their work ethic and passion for the show is so admirable. I'm excited about the future and all the brilliant adventures I get to go on as the Doctor."

When the Doctor returns in 2010 he'll be dashing across the universe with Amy Pond, played by Karen Gillan. His new costume comprises black boots, dark trousers, a smart shirt and bow tie with a light brown jacket completing the ensemble. It says adventure. It says laid back cool. It says Time Lord chic and we're loving it!

The choice of clothing for the Doctor is both crucial and high profile. From Tom Baker's iconic multicoloured scarf to the effortlessly stylish look favoured by David Tennant in his brown suit and flowing coat, the Time Lord's attire becomes a cultural reference point, as linked to the character as James Bond's dinner suit or Sherlock Holmes' deerstalker.

The new series of Doctor Who has begun filming and we'll be bringing you all the production news as it happens. It promises to be quite a ride!

Doctor Who returns later this year in The Waters of Mars, with two more specials to follow, before series five broadcasts in Spring 2010 on BBC One and BBC HD.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Doctor Who Adventures - The Children of Time

The sixth and last exclusive issue of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is available in every copy of today's edition of The Daily Mirror. This issue takes a look at the Doctor's companions and Sonic Screwdriver, plus includes puzzles, a poster and more.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 124

The cover and info on this week's edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:


In this week’s Doctor Who Adventures magazine…
…You will find an exclusive interview with Doctor Who monster maker Neill Gorton. Neill tells Doctor Who Adventures about his fondness for Davros, how long it takes to make a Cyberman and where the idea for the Slitheen came from.We have also got the 10 best Dalek exterminations, the biggest and most puzzling Who mysteries, a poster of future companion Karen Gillan and the results of our monster-drawing competition.

This week’s issue comes with a cool Who inflatable and an exciting Dalek audio CD called The Mutant Phase, starring Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor.

All this and…
  • Fantastic posters!
  • A brand-new Doctor Who comic adventure.
  • A planet guide to sandy San Helios.
  • The Day of the Clown photo story.
  • Puzzles and competitions - amazing prizes to be won!
  • Subscription offer - subscribe today and get a fantastic Doctor Who book, Monsters and Villains.

Issue 124 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 24th July priced £2.10 per copy. In other news: The name of the Eleventh Doctor's companion has been revealed as Amy Pond, she will star in the next full series of Doctor Who next Spring on BBC One and BBC HD. Also, the title for one story from the next series of The Sarah Jane Adventures has been revealed as (highlight to reveal spoiler) The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Doctor Who DVD Files - Issue 14

The cover and info on this fortnight's edition of Doctor Who DVD Files magazine:

Episode Guide: Doomsday/ The Runaway Bride
The Doctor: Master Plan
Enemies: The Werefolf
Technology: Malcolm Taylor
Allies: Harriet Jones
Behind the Scenes: Designing the Cybermen
Flashback: Harry Sullivan

Issue 14 of Doctor Who DVD Files magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 28th July priced £6.99 per copy.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Doctor Who 2010 Calender - Cover & Info

Danilo have released the cover and details on  the Doctor Who 2010 calender:

Doctor Who is a national treasure which gets better with age. Re-live some of David Tennant's finest moments with our 2010 calendar celebrating his reign. With his lamented departure, this calendar will at least help with the withdrawal symptoms.

The Doctor Who 2010 calender is on sale from 1st October at  all good bookstores priced £7.99 per copy.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Torchwood: October 2009 Novels - Covers & Info

BBC Books have released the covers and synopsis for three new Torchwood novels:

THE UNDERTAKER'S GIFT - by Trevor Baxendale
The Hokrala Corp lawyers are back. They’re suing planet Earth for mishandling the twenty-first century, and they won’t tolerate any efforts to repel them. An assassin has been sent to remove Captain Jack Harkness. It’s been a busy week in Cardiff. The Hub’s latest guest is a translucent, amber jelly carrying a lethal electrical charge. Record numbers of aliens have been coming through the Rift, and Torchwood could do without any more problems. But there are reports of an extraordinary funeral cortege in the night-time city, with mysterious pallbearers guarding a rotting cadaver that simply doesn’t want to be buried. Torchwood should be ready for anything - but with Jack the target of an invisible killer, Gwen trapped in a forgotten crypt and Ianto Jones falling desperately ill, could a world of suffering be the Undertaker’s gift to planet Earth?

RISK ASSESSMENT - by James Goss 
"Are you trying to tell me, Captain Harkness, that the entire staff of Torchwood Cardiff now consists of yourself, a woman in trousers and a tea boy?" Agnes Havisham is awake, and Jack is worried (and not a little afraid). The Torchwood Assessor is roused from her deep sleep in only the worst of times - it’s happened just four times in the last 100 years. Can the situation really be so bad? Someone, somewhere, is fighting a war, and they're losing badly. The coffins of the dead are coming through the Rift. With thousands of alien bodies floating in the Bristol Channel, it's down to Torchwood to round them all up before a lethal plague breaks out. And now they'll have to do it by the book. The 1901 edition.

CONSEQUENCES - by James Moran, Joseph Lidster, Andrew Cartmel, Sarah Pinborough & David Llewellyn 
Saving the planet, watching over the Rift, preparing the Human race for the twenty-first century… Torchwood has been keeping Cardiff safe since the late 1800s. Small teams of heroes, working 24/7, encountering and containing the alien, the bizarre and the inexplicable. But Torchwood do not always see the effects of their actions. What links the Rules and Regulations for replacing a Torchwood leader to the destruction of a supermarket? How does a witness to an alien’s reprisals against Torchwood become caught up in a night of terror in a university library? And why should Gwen and Ianto’s actions at a local publisher’s affect Torchwood more than a century earlier? For Torchwood, the past will always catch up with them. And sometimes the future will catch up with the past...

The novels are on sale from 1st October at all good bookstores priced £7.99 each.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Torchwood Episode Guide: Series Three - 2009

A five-part series of the Torchwood team's greatest threat to date. 1965: Twelve children are gathered on a deserted moor, before being surrounded by a harsh, bright light .... and then they are gone! Today: all over Earth, children stop moving. Stop playing, stop laughing. Then, as one, they begin to speak with the same voice, announcing the imminent arrival of a new alien threat. "We are coming...". As the British government closes ranks, it issues a death warrant against Captain Jack and Torchwood. Now forced to flee for their lives, it becomes clear to the Torchwood team that this isn't the aliens' first visit to Earth, and a terrible price is going to be paid for sins of the past. Do they stand a chance of saving Humankind?

EPISODES
3.01: Children of Earth: Day One - Part 1
3.02: Children of Earth: Day Two - Part 2
3.03: Children of Earth: Day Three - Part 3
3.04: Children of Earth: Day Four - Part 4
3.05: Children of Earth: Day Five - Part 5

SPECIALS
3.S1: Asylum
3.S2: Golden Age
3.S3: The Dead Line

3.05: Children of Earth - Day Five

This is: Torchwood: Series 3 - Episode 5
Title: Children of Earth - Day Five
Mon/Vil: The 456
Synopsis: Torchwood is defenceless and Gwen Cooper stands alone, as the final sanction begins, in the last part of the new Torchwood adventure. As violence erupts and the world descends into anarchy, an ordinary housing estate becomes a battleground, where the future of the Human race will be decided.
Writer: Russell T Davies
Director: Euros Lyn
Producer: Peter Bennentt
First Broadcast: 10th July 2009
Ratings: 6.58 Million
Duration: 58.12
Cast: Captain Jack Harkness - John Barrowman
Gwen Cooper - Eve Myles
Rhys Williams - Kai Owen
Lois Habiba - Cush Jumbo
Alice Carter - Lucy Cohu
Mr Dekker - Ian Gelder
Steven Carter - Bear McCausland
Bridget Spears - Susan Brown
John Frobisher - Peter Capaldi
Colonel Oduya - Charles Abomeli
Johnson - Liz May Brice
Brian Green PM - Nicholas Farrell
Denise Riley - Deborah Findlay
Andy Davidson - Tom Price
Anna Frobisher - Hilary Maclean

3.04: Children of Earth - Day Four

This is: Torchwood: Series 3 - Episode 4
Title: Children of Earth - Day Four
Mon/Vil: The 456
Synopsis: Torchwood learns the truth about the events of 1965, as the adventure continues. But Britain is in danger of becoming a rogue state, and everything now pivots around John Frobisher, as the Ambassador of the 456 destroys its old allegiances and reveals its true intent.
Writer: Russell T Davies
Director: Euros Lyn
Producer: Peter Bennett
First Broadcast: 9th July 2009
Ratings: 6.76 Million
Duration: 59.31
Cast: Captain Jack Harkness - John Barrowman
Gwen Cooper - Eve Myles
Ianto Jones - Gareth David-Lloyd
Rhys Williams - Kai Owen
Lois Habiba - Cush Jumbo
Alice Carter - Lucy Cohu
Steven Carter - Bear McCausland
Bridget Spears - Susan Brown
John Frobisher - Peter Capaldi
Johnson - Liz May Brice
Clem MacDonald - Paul Copley
Brian Green PM - Nicholas Farrell
Rick Yates - Nicholas Briggs
Denise Riley - Deborah Findlay

3.02: Children of Earth - Day Three

This is: Torchwood: Series 3 - Episode 3
Title: Children of Earth - Day Three
Mon/Vil: The 456, John Frobisher, Johnson & Soldiers
Synopsis: The eyes of the world turn to Britain, as the 456 announce: "We are here," as the new Torchwood adventure continues. As a pillar of fire descends upon London, the members of Torchwood must battle to protect their own families as the fight gets personal. But will Clem's memories destroy everything?
Writers: Russell T Davies & James Moran
Director: Euros Lyn
Producer: Peter Bennett
First Broadcast: 8th July 2009
Ratings: 6.40 Million
Duration: 58.39
Cast: Captain Jack Harkness - John Barrowman
Gwen Cooper - Eve Myles
Ianto Jones - Gareth David-Lloyd
Rhys Williams - Kai Owen
Lois Habiba - Cush Jumbo
Alice Carter - Lucy Cohu
Steven Carter - Bear McCausland
Bridget Spears - Susan Brown
John Frobisher - Peter Capaldi
Johnson - Liz May Brice
Clem MacDonald - Paul Copley
Brian Green PM - Nicholas Farrell
Andy Davidson - Tom Price
Trinity Wells - Lachele Carl

3.02: Children of Earth - Day Two

This is: Torchwood: Series 3 - Episode 2
Title: Children of Earth - Day Two
Mon/Vil: John Frobisher, Johnson & Soldiers
Synopsis:
As the new Torchwood adventure continues, the team is forced underground when the government takes swift and brutal action. With members of the team being hunted down, only Lois holds the key to Torchwood's salvation. But she is helpless as her superiors make plans for the mysterious Floor 13.
Writer: John Fay
Director: Euros Lyn
Producer: Peter Bennett
First Broadcast: 7th July 2009
Ratings: 6.14 Million
Duration: 58.20
Cast: Captain Jack Harkness - John Barrowman
Gwen Cooper - Eve Myles
Ianto Jones - Gareth David-Lloyd
Rhys Williams - Kai Owen
Lois Habiba - Cush Jumbo
Alice Carter - Lucy Cohu
Steven Carter - Bear McCausland
Bridget Spears - Susan Brown
John Frobisher - Peter Capaldi
Mr Dekker - Ian Gelder
Johnson - Liz May Brice
Clem MacDonald - Paul Copley
Brian Green PM - Nicholas Farrell
Andy Davidson - Tom Price
Anna Frobisher - Hilary Maclean

3.01: Children of Earth - Day One

This is: Torchwood: Series 3 - Episode 1
Title: Children of Earth - Day One
Mon/Vil: Johnson, Soldiers & Doctor Rupesh Patanjali
Synopsis: An ordinary day becomes one of terror, as every single child in the world stops. A message is sent to all the governments of Earth: "We are coming." But, as a trap closes around Captain Jack, the sins of the past are returning and long-forgotten events from 1965 threaten to reveal an awful truth. Torchwood is forced underground as the government takes swift and brutal action. As members of the team are hunted down, Britain risks becoming a rogue state. Meanwhile, the mysterious and powerful 456 draws ever-closer. Captain Jack, Gwen and Ianto are helpless as events escalate to such a degree that mankind faces the end of civilisation itself.
Writer: Russell T Davies
Director: Euros Lyn
Producer: Peter Bennett
First Broadcast: 6th July 2009
Ratings: 6.47 Million
Duration: 58.34
Cast: Captain Jack Harkness - John Barrowman
Gwen Cooper - Eve Myles
Ianto Jones - Gareth David-Lloyd
Rhys Williams - Kai Owen
Lois Habiba - Cush Jumbo
Dr. Rupesh Patanjali - Rik Makarem
Alice Carter - Lucy Cohu
Steven Carter - Bear McCausland
Bridget Spears - Susan Brown
John Frobisher - Peter Capaldi
Johnson - Liz May Brice
Clem MacDonald - Paul Copley
Brian Green PM - Nicholas Farrell
Rhiannon Davies - Katy Wix
Colonel Oduya - Charles Abomeli
Johnny Davies - Rhodri Lewis
Anna Frobisher - Hilary Maclean
David Davies - Luke Perry
Mica Davies - Aimee Davies
Holly Frobisher - Julia Joyce
Lily Frobisher - Madeline Rakic-Platt
Young Clem - Gregory Furguson

3.S3: The Dead Line

This is: Torchwood: 2009 Radio Play 3
Title: The Dead Line
Mon/Vil: Phone Virus
Synopsis: The trances appear to have been triggered by phone calls, all received on retro phones and made from a number that hasn’t been active for more than 30 years. Determined to find out who’s been calling the unfortunate victims, Jack rings the mysterious number - two, zero, five, nine. It seems to be a dead line… until Jack is called back.
Writer: Phil Ford
Director: Kate McAll
Producer: Kate McAll
First Broadcast: 3rd July 2009
Ratings: None
Duration: 43.47
Cast: Captain Jack Harkness - John Barrowman
Gwen Cooper - Eve Myles
Ianto Jones - Gareth David-Lloyd
Rhys Williams - Kai Owen
Stella - Doña Croll
Jan - Eiry Thomas
Bob - Matthew Gravelle
Tyler - Brendan Charleson

3.S2: Golden Age

This is: Torchwood: 2009 Radio Play 2
Title: Golden Age
Mon/Vil: Elena the Duchess
Synopsis: As the energy field grows once more, the team witness the simultaneous disappearance of hundreds of people and Jack discovers that the field centres on an old colonial mansion - Torchwood India. Shocked to find that Torchwood India is still going strong, since he shut it down himself more than 80 years ago, Jack is even more surprised to find that its members, including his old flame, the Duchess, haven’t aged a day.
Writer: James Goss
Director: Kate Mc All
Producer: Kate McAll
First Broadcast: 2nd July 2009
Ratings: None
Duration: 44.15
Cast: Captain Jack Harkness - John Barrowman
Gwen Cooper - Eve Myles
Ianto Jones - Gareth David-Lloyd
Duchess - Jasmine Hyde
Mr Daz - Amerjit Dew
Mahajan - Ravin J Ganatra
Gissing - Richard Mitchley

3.S1: Asylum

This is: Torchwood: 2009 Radio Play 1
Title: Asylum
Mon/Vil: None
Synopsis: When PC Andy Davidson arrests a young girl for shoplifting, he thinks it's going to be a routine case. That is, until he sees that she is carrying a gun. The girl is soaking wet, covered in mud, and the weapon is like nothing he's ever seen before. He knows that this is a case for Torchwood. The team discovers that the girl is called Freda, but can find out nothing else. Yet when she speaks, it's a strange mix of English and Icelandic, but with a Cardiff accent. While Jack and Ianto check out the girl's weapon and her blood sample at the Hub, Gwen and PC Andy take Freda to a safe house. But when Jack calls with the results - and Freda goes on the run - PC Andy finds his world turning upside down.
Writer: Anita Sullivan
Director: Kate McAll
Producer: Kate McAll
First Broadcast: 1st July 2009
Ratings: None
Duration: 43.47
Cast: Captain Jack Harkness - John Barrowman
Gwen Cooper - Eve Myles
Ianto Gareth David-Lloyd
PC Andy Davidson - Tom Price
Freda - Erin Richards
Security Guard - Matthew Gravelle
Policeman - Sara McGaughey
Dog Walker - Dick Bradnum
Girl - Isabel Lewis

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Doctorr Who Adventures - Tardis Secrets

The fifth exclusive issue of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is available in every copy of today's edition of The Daily Mirror. This issue includes a fact file on the Tardis, puzzles, a poster and more. Another mini DWA magazine is free with next week's edition of The Daily Mirror.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

The Waters of Mars: Exclusive Clip & Press Pack

The BBC Press Office have released the first clip for the forthcoming second 2009 Doctor Who special The Waters of Mars, you can watch it below:

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The BBC also released a press pack containing information on the special, you can read it below:

THE WATERS OF MARS - by Russell T Davies & Phil Ford
Mars, 2059. Bowie Base One. Last recorded message: "Don't drink the water. Don't even touch it. Not one drop." 

David Tennant returns as the Doctor in The Waters of Mars, the second of four Doctor Who specials being screened on BBC One this year. He is joined by his cleverest and most strong-minded companion yet, Adelaide Brooke, played by acclaimed British actress Lindsay Duncan.

Adelaide is head of Mars Base and doesn't take kindly to an uninvited appearance by the Doctor. Peter O'Brien, star of Neighbours, Flying Doctors and Casualty, also guest stars as Ed, Adelaide's second in command.

Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars, will broadcast later this year on BBC One and BBC HD, more information on the special coming soon.

Doctor Who: Storybook 2010 - Cover & Info

Panini Books have released the cover and synopis for the Doctor Who 2010 storybook:

Thrilling adventures in time and space!
Join the Tenth Doctor and his trusty Tardis as they travel to previously unexplored times and places in this new collection of stories, packed with frights and fun - and all lavishly illustrated in full colour!

The Time Lord faces up to a shapeless horror in a Victorian orphanage, meets sentient doors from another dimension, re-encounters the gaseous Gelth on a reality TV show, journeys to the Australian outback to investigate mysterious objects falling from the sky, travels to the end of the rainbow - quite literally! - and battles Vikings. A lot of Vikings...

Containing eight action-packed stories:

  • Total Eclipse of the Heart by Oli Smith
  • The End of the Rainbow by Jacqueline Rayner
  • Scared Stiff by Mark Gatiss
  • Space Vikings! by Jonathan Morris
  • Bennelong Point by Keith Temple
  • The Shape on the Chair by Matt Jones
  • Knock Knock! by Paul Magrs
  • The Haldenmor Fugue by James Moran
  • Plus a final Letter from the Doctor - as told to Russell T Davies!

The Doctor Who 2010 storybook is on sale from 31st August at all good book stores priced £7.99 per copy.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Torchwood: Children of Earth - All This Week

Torchwood returns all this week at 9:00pm on BBC One and BBC HD with it's highly anticipated five-part third series titled Children of Earth, read on for the synopsis for each episode

DAY ONE - by Russell T Davies
An ordinary day becomes one of terror, as every single child in the world stops. A message is sent to all the governments of Earth: "We are coming." But, as a trap closes around Captain Jack, the sins of the past are returning and long-forgotten events from 1965 threaten to reveal an awful truth. Torchwood is forced underground as the government takes swift and brutal action. As members of the team are hunted down, Britain risks becoming a rogue state. Meanwhile, the mysterious and powerful 456 draws ever-closer. Captain Jack, Gwen and Ianto are helpless as events escalate to such a degree that mankind faces the end of civilisation itself.

DAY TWO - by John Fay
As the new Torchwood adventure continues, the team is forced underground when the government takes swift and brutal action. With members of the team being hunted down, only Lois holds the key to Torchwood's salvation. But she is helpless as her superiors make plans for the mysterious Floor 13.

DAY THREE - by Russell T Davies & James Moran
The eyes of the world turn to Britain, as the 456 announce: "We are here," as the new Torchwood adventure continues. As a pillar of fire descends upon London, the members of Torchwood must battle to protect their own families as the fight gets personal. But will Clem's memories destroy everything?

DAY FOUR - by Russell T Davies
Torchwood learns the truth about the events of 1965, as the adventure continues. But Britain is in danger of becoming a rogue state, and everything now pivots around John Frobisher, as the Ambassador of the 456 destroys its old allegiances and reveals its true intent.

DAY FIVE - by Russell T Davies
Torchwood is defenceless and Gwen Cooper stands alone, as the final sanction begins, in the last part of the new Torchwood adventure. As violence erupts and the world descends into anarchy, an ordinary housing estate becomes a battleground, where the future of the human race will be decided.

Each episode will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer soon after broadcast. Please note that Torchwood: Children of Earth contains strong language and adult themes and is advised to be watched by those who are of 13 years and older.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Doctor Who Adventures - Sontaran Scares

The fourth exclusive issue of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is available in every copy of today's edition of The Daily Mirror. This issue includes a fact file about the Sontarans, puzzles, a poster and more. Another mini DWA magazine is free with next week's edition of The Daily Mirror.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 122

The cover and info on this week's edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

In this week’s Doctor Who Adventures magazine…
You will find some massive 3-D shocks in our incredible 3-D special! Just put on the free 3-D specs that come with the issue and you’ll be amazed at what monster scares you’ll find inside.

Also this week, we reveal the second winner of our comic companion reader competition. The Doctor and his current companion, Heather, will be joined by this new mystery person in an adventure called Flight of the Giurgeax.

Don’t miss this week’s free goodies - 3-D glasses, a giant double-sided 3-D poster and Dalek stickers.

All this and…
  • Top 10 spaceships
  • Monster facts
  • Planet of the Dead photostory
  • Comic-strip actiono Brilliant posters
  • Puzzles and competitions - top prizes to be won!
  • Subscription offer - subscribe today and get a fantastic Doctor Who book - Monsters and Villains.

Issue 122 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 15th July priced £6.99 per copy.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Doctor Who DVD Files - Issue 13

The cover and info on this fortnight's edition of Doctor Who DVD Files magazine:

Episode Guide: Fear Her/ Army of Ghosts
The Doctor: The Fifth Doctor
Enemies: The Cult of Skaro
Technology: Tardis Interior
Allies: Mickey Smith - Part 2
Behind the Scenes: Cyber Insider!
Flashback: Battle for the Future

Issue 13 of Doctor Who DVD Files magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 14th July priced £6.99 per copy.