Welcome to the Release Guide Archive for August 2012, here at Doctor Who Online. This is the place where you can find information on items that have been released previously.

 

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August 2012


The Wheel of Ice

BBC Books

The 2nd Doctor

RRP: £16.99 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  16th August 2012

 


Resilience. Remembrance. Resolution. Whatever the cost.

She had no name. She had only her mission - she would return Home. And bathe in the light of a long-dead sun... Even if it meant the sacrifice of this pointless little moon to do it.

The Wheel of Ice: a ring of ice and steel turning around a moon of Saturn, home to a colony mining minerals for a resource-hungry future Earth. A bad place to grow up.


The Wheel has been plagued by problems. Maybe it's just gremlins, just bad luck. But what's the truth of the children's stories of 'Blue Dolls' glimpsed aboard the gigantic facility? And why won't the children go down the warren-like mines? And then sixteen-year-old Phee Laws, surfing Saturn's rings, saves an enigmatic blue box from destruction.

Aboard the Wheel, The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe find a critical situation - and three strangers who have just turned up out of nowhere look like prime candidates to be accused of sabotage ... The Doctor finds himself caught up in a mystery that goes right back to the creation of the solar system. But it's a mystery that could have dire repercussions for the people on the Wheel. It's a mystery that could kill them all.

A thrilling, all-new adventure featuring the Second Doctor, as played by Patrick Troughton in the legendary, classic series from BBC Television.







Doctor Who Official Annual 2013

BBC Children's Books

Activity

RRP: £7.99 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  2nd August 2012

 


Based on the exciting BBC television series Doctor Who, starring Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor, Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, Arthur Darvill as Rory Williams and Alex Kingston as River Song.

 

This awesome Official Annual is packed with comic strips, stories, activities and features and is the perfect Christmas gift for any Doctor Who fan!









Planet of Giants

BBC DVD

1st Doctor

RRP: £20.42 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:  20th August 2012

The TARDIS doors open while the ship is still in flight by accident. Although they have arrived back on Earth in the 1960s, a time they have been trying to return to since they all met, the travellers soon realise that something is very wrong.

The Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan discover that they have all be reduced in size and the world they are now exploring has dangers at every turn...

Special Features:

•  Commentary with vision mixer Clive Doig, special sounds creator Brian Hodgson, make-up supervisor Sonia Markham and floor assistant David Tilley. Moderated by Mark Ayres.
•  Episode 3 and 4 Reconstruction Originally shot as a four-part story, the final two episodes of Planet of Giants were edited into a single episode for transmission. Using the original scripts, newly recorded dialogue and animation, this feature gives viewers and idea of how the original four-part version might have appeared.
•  Rediscovering The Urge to Live The team behind the reconstruction explain how it was put together.
•  Doctor Who Stories – Suddenly Susan Carole Ann Ford talks about her role as the Doctor’s granddaughter and the first companion in the TARDIS in this interview originally recorded for 2003’s The Story of Doctor Who.
•  Verity Lambert Tapes – Part Two Doctor Who’s original producer looks back on her time on the series in the second part of this interview recorded for The Story of Doctor Who
•  Prop Design Plans (DVD-ROM only – to be viewed on PC/Mac).
•  Radio Times Listings (DVD-ROM).
•  Programme Subtitles.
•  Production Information Subtitles.
•  Photo Gallery.
•  Coming Soon Trailer.
•  Digitally remastered picture and sound quality.









The Aztecs

BBC Audio / AudioGO

1st Doctor

RRP: £13.25 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  2nd August 2012

 


The TARDIS materialises in Mexico during the Aztec civilisation. The Doctor and his companions step outside to discover they are inside a tomb - the tomb, it turns out, of Yetaxa, once High Priest of the Aztecs.

Barbara is hailed as Yetaxa's reincarnation by Autloc, High Priest of Knowledge, and Tlotoxl, High Priest of Sacrifice, when they find her in the precincts of the tomb wearing the bracelet of the deceased Priest, now revered as a god. And she takes advantage of her position of unaccustomed power to try and dissuade the Aztecs from practising human sacrifice...

William Russell, who played the Doctor's companion Ian in the original TV serial, reads John Lucarotti's complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1984.

Read by William Russell







163 - Black and White

Big Finish Productions

7th Doctor
RRP: £14.99
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Released:
  31st August 2012

 


The TARDIS arrives in the land of the Danes, where a young warrior seeks to rid the kingdom of Hrothgar from a cruel and terrifying demon. The brave young warrior is Beowulf; the monster is Grendel... or so his name will one day be written.

But what's written down in black and white is sometimes very far from the truth – as the Doctor knows, and his companions are about to discover.







3.07 - The Lost Stories - The Masters of Luxor

Big Finish Productions

1st Doctor
RRP: £16.99
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Released:
  31st August 2012

 


The TARDIS is drawn to a mysterious signal emanating from a seemingly dead world. Trapped within a crystalline structure, the Doctor and his friends inadvertently wake a vast army of robots that have lain dormant for many, many years. Waiting… for the Masters of Luxor.

The Perfect One wants to become more than just a mockery of a man, and will stop at nothing to achieve it. But will the cost prove too great?

The travellers are about to uncover a horrifying tragedy. A tragedy that threatens to engulf them all.







7.02 - The Companion Chronicles - The Uncertainty Principle

Big Finish Productions

Zoe Heriot
RRP: £8.99
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Released:
  31st August 2012

 


Further details coming soon...









 

Page Updated: 1/9/2012

August 2012



The Wheel of Ice
BBC Books

(2nd Doctor)

Doctor Who Official Annual 2013
BBC Books

(Activity)




Planet of Giants
BBC DVD
(1st Doctor)



The Aztecs
BBC Audio / AudioGO
(The 1st Doctor)

163 - Black and White
Big Finish Productions
(The 7th Doctor)

3.07 - The Lost Stories
The Masters of Luxor

Big Finish Productions
(The 1st Doctor)

7.2 - The Companion Chronicles
The Uncertainty Principle

Big Finish Productions
(Zoe Heriot)




No releases confirmed this month.


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