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January 2013


A Big Hand For The Doctor - [eBook]

Puffin Books / BBC Books

By Eoin Colfer

1st Doctor

RRP: £1.99
Released:
  23rd January 2013

 


London. 1900. The First Doctor is missing his hand and his granddaughter, Susan. Faced with the search for Susan, a strange beam of soporific light, and a host of marauding Soul Pirates, the Doctor is promised a dangerous journey into a land he may never forget...





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Shada - [Paperback]

Ebury Publishing / BBC Books

By Douglas Adams & Gareth Roberts

4th Doctor

RRP: £7.99
Released:
  31st January 2013

 


Inside this book is another book – the strangest, most important and most dangerous book in the entire universe.

The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey is one of the Artefacts, dating from dark days of Rassilon. It wields enormous power, and it must not be allowed to fall into the wrong hands.

Skagra – who believes he should be God and permits himself only two smiles per day – most definitely has the wrong hands.

Beware Skagra. Beware the Sphere. Beware Shada.





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The Man Who Invented The Daleks - [Paperback]

Aurum Press Ltd

By Alwyn W. Turner

Reference

RRP: £8.99
Released:
  3rd January 2013

 


The Daleks are one of the most iconic and fearsome creations in television history. Since their first appearance in 1963, they have simultaneously fascinated and terrified generations of children, their instant success ensuring, and sometimes eclipsing, that of Doctor Who.


They sprang from the imagination of Terry Nation, a failed stand-up comic who became one of the most prolific writers for television that Britain has ever produced. Survivors, his vision of a post-apocalyptic England, so haunted audiences in the Seventies that the BBC revived it over thirty years on, and Blake’s 7, constantly rumoured for return, endures as a cult sci-fi classic. But it is for his genocidal pepperpots that Nation is most often remembered, and on the 50th anniversary of their creation they continue to top the Saturday-night ratings.


Yet while the Daleks brought him notoriety and riches, Nation played a much wider role in British broadcasting’s golden age. He wrote for Spike Milligan, Frankie Howerd and an increasingly troubled Tony Hancock, and as one of the key figures behind the adventure series of the Sixties – including The Avengers, The Saint and The Persuaders! – he turned the pulp classics of his boyhood into a major British export.


In The Man Who Invented the Daleks, acclaimed cultural historian Alwyn W. Turner, explores the curious and contested origins of Doctor Who's greatest villains, and sheds light on a strange world of ambitious young writers, producers and performers without whom British culture today would look very different.





£8.09



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The Legacy Collection - [Box-set]

BBC Consumer Products

4th Doctor

RRP: £30.63
Released:
  7th January 2013

 


Never aired on television due to a strike in 1979, and never fully completed, the six-part adventure 'Shada' traces the chase to recover a powerful book, the Artifacts of Gallifrey, stolen from retired timelord Professor Chronotis (Denis Carey). Skagra (Christopher Neame) is the evil despot responsible for this foul jiggery pokery.

Original footage from this episode was used as the Fourth Doctor's involvement in 'The Five Doctors', before it was reassembled, with an older and portlier Tom Baker narrating the missing gaps.

Also included is the BBC-produced documentary 'More Than Thirty Years in the Tardis', a compilation of clips spanning the first thirty years of the Doctor, including some never before seen on television, plus interviews with the many stars, writers, producers and designers.





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The Reign of Terror

BBC Consumer Products

1st Doctor

RRP: £20.42
Released:
  28th January 2013

 


The TARDIS materialises not far from Paris in 1794 - one of the bloodiest years following the French Revolution of 1789. The travellers become involved with an escape chain rescuing prisoners from the guillotine and get caught up in the machinations of an English undercover spy, James Stirling - alias Lemaitre, governor of the Conciergerie Prison.

The Doctor - posing as a Regional Officer of the Provinces - is twice brought before the great tyrant, Robespierre himself, and has to talk himself out of trouble. Ian and Barbara, meanwhile, have a close encounter with a future ruler of France, Napoleon Bonaparte.

As events reach their climax, Robespierre is overthrown - shot in the jaw and dragged off to the prison - and the Doctor and his friends slip quietly away.





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Destiny Of The Doctor #1: Hunters Of Earth

AudioGO / BBC Audio

By Nigel Robinson

1st Doctor

RRP: £10.20 / £6.79 (Download)
Released:
  3rd January 2013

 


Shoreditch, London, 1963. The Beatles have beaten John Smith and the Common Men to No. 1 and satellites are being launched in outer space. Back down on Earth, strange goings-on are occurring: The normally placid teenagers of Coal Hill are running riot and a master thief is stealing highly specialised equipment. Schoolgirl Susan Foreman just wants an easy life for herself and her grandfather, the mysterious Doctor.

She wants to be liked and accepted by Cedric and all the other pupils at Coal Hill School. But there’s trouble in in the streets and bombsites around Totter’s Lane. The teenagers are becoming dangerous… Their mission: to hunt down anyone different, or alien…

Susan’s quiet life is about to spiral out of control. Having inadvertently started drawing attention to herself she finds herself drawn into a desperate situation. Suddenly, the chase is on and she and her grandfather are now the hunted…

 

Performed by Carole Ann Ford and Tam Williams.





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The Talons Of Weng-Chiang

AudioGO / BBC Audio

4th Doctor

RRP: £13.25 (CD) / £10.99 (Download)
Released:
  3rd January 2013

 


Stepping out of the TARDIS into Victorian London, Leela and the Doctor are confronted by menacing, diabolical horrors shrouded within the swirling London fog - a man's death cry, an attack by Chinese Tong hatchet men, giant rats roaming the sewers, young women mysteriously disappearing...

The hideously deformed Magnus Greel, conducting a desperate search for the lost Time Cabinet, is the instigator of all this evil. Posing as the Chinese god, Weng-Chiang, Greel uses the crafty Chang, and the midget manikin, Mr Sin, to achieve his terrifying objectives.

The Doctor must use all his skill, energy and intelligence to escape the talons of Weng-Chiang.

Christopher Benjamin, who played Henry Gordon Jago in the original BBC TV serial, reads Terrance Dicks' complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1977.





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2.01 - The Fourth Doctor Adventures - The Auntie Matter

Big Finish Productions

4th Doctor
RRP: £10.99 (CD) / £8.99 (Download)

Released:
  January 2013

 


England in the 1920s.

Whilst K9 is off in the TARDIS leading the Black Guardian on a wild goose chase, the Doctor and Romana are enjoying a leisurely lifestyle as the Lord and Lady of a London townhouse. But trouble never stays away from them for long, and before they know it a chance discovery of alien technology leads them deep into the heart of the English countryside where a malign presence lurks.

As the Doctor dodges deadly butlers and ferocious gamekeepers, Romana is faced with a malevolent Aunt and an even deadlier peril - marriage.

Written By: Jonathan Morris
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Cast:
Tom Baker (The Doctor), Mary Tamm (Romana), Julia McKenzie (Florence), Robert Portal (Reggie), Lucy Griffiths (Mabel), Alan Cox (Grenville), Jane Slavin (Ligeia)





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169 - The Wrong Doctors

Big Finish Productions

6th Doctor
RRP: £14.99 (CD) / £12.99 (Download)

Released:
  January 2013

 


With Evelyn gone, the Doctor sets course for his destiny... in the form of his first meeting with Miss Melanie Bush, a computer programmer from the village of Pease Pottage, currently busy rehearsing with the local Amateur Dramatic Society – and blissfully unaware that her future is on its way, in his TARDIS.

Make that two TARDISes. Because at that very moment, a slightly younger Doctor is flying into Pease Pottage, too – returning his future companion Melanie Bush to her rightful place and time, after they were flung together during the course of his Time Lord trial.

Time travel is a complicated business – the iguanadon terrorising Pease Pottage being a case in point. But how much more complicated could things possibly become, if the wrong Doctor were to bump into the wrong Mel?

 

Written By: Matt Fitton
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Cast:
Colin Baker (The Doctor), Bonnie Langford (Mel), Tony Gardner (Stapleton Petherbridge), James Joyce (Jedediah Thurwell), Patricia Leventon (Mrs Wilberforce), Beth Chalmers (Vaneesh), John Banks (Ksllak)





£12.74



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7.07 - The Companion Chronicles - The Flames Of Cadiz

Big Finish Productions

Ian Chesterton & Susan Foreman
RRP: £12.99 (CD) / £9.99 (Download)

Released:
  January 2013

 

 

The TARDIS materializes in Spain in the late sixteenth century. The country is at war with England – and the travellers find themselves on the wrong side of the battle lines.

When Ian and his new friend Esteban are captured by the Inquisition, the Doctor, Susan and Barbara plan to rescue them.

But these are dark days in human history. And heretics face certain death...

Written By: Marc Platt
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Cast:
William Russell (Ian Chesterton), Carole Ann Ford (Susan), Nabil Elouahabi (Esteban)





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Page Updated: 1/2/2013

January 2013



A Big Hand For The Doctor
(eBook)

Puffin Books / BBC Books
(The 1st Doctor)

Shada
Ebury Publishing / BBC Books
(The 4th Doctor)

The Man Who Invented The Daleks
Aurum Press Ltd
(Reference)




The Legacy Collection - [Box-Set]
BBC Consumer Products
(The 4th Doctor)

The Reign of Terror
BBC Consumer Products
(The 1st Doctor)



Destiny Of The Doctor #1:
Hunters Of Earth

AudioGO / BBC Audio
(The 1st Doctor)

 

The Talons Of Weng-Chiang
AudioGO / BBC Audio
(The 4th Doctor)

 

2.01 - The 4th Doctor Adventures:
The Auntie Matter

Big Finish Productions
(The 4th Doctor)

 

169 - The Wrong Doctors
Big Finish Productions
(The 6th Doctor)

 

7.07 - The Companion Chronicles:
The Flames Of Cadiz

Big Finish Productions
(Ian Chesterton & Susan Foreman)




No releases confirmed this month.


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