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The Darksmith Legacy - Book 8: The Pictures of Emptiness
BBC Children's Books / Penguin Books

By Jacqueline Rayner

10th Doctor

RRP: £4.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £4.99 - Amazon Price: £4.99

Released: 30th July 2009



The Doctor finds himself on trial before the Shadow Proclamation where the Crystal is legally returned to Gisella.

The Doctor is ready to continue his mission until Gisella betrays him, staying with the Darksmiths. But she accidentally reveals where the Darksmiths are meeting their client.

The Doctor arrives on the chosen planet, and becomes involved in an adventure involving missing eyes and souls.

Will the Doctor solve this mystery and stop the hand over of the Crystal?

The Darksmith Legacy






The War Games

BBC DVD / 2|entertain

2nd Doctor

RRP: £24.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £19.99 - Amazon Price: £13.48

Released: 6th July 2009

 


When the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe arrive on Earth they find themselves in the midst of a terrifying battle. At the centre of the mystery stand aliens who have kidnapped soldiers from different periods of Earth's history and brainwashed them in to fighting each other. Their aim is to form an invincible army from the survivors and use this to take over the galaxy.

When the Doctor learns the terrible purpose of the War Games he has one chance to defeat the aliens and end the Games... but to take it means risking recapture by his own people, the all-powerful Time Lords who are waiting to bring him to trial and who are capable of ending his very existence.


Disc 1


· Commentary With contributions from actors Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury, Philip Madoc, Jane Sherwin and Graham Weston, co-writer Terrance Dicks and script editor Derrick Sherwin.
· Programme Subtitles
· Subtitle Production Notes

Disc 2

· Commentary With contributions from actors Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury, Philip Madoc, Jane Sherwin and Graham Weston, co-writer Terrance Dicks and script editor Derrick Sherwin.
· Programme Subtitles
· Subtitle Production Notes

Disc 3

· War Zone - cast and crew recall the making of Patrick Troughton's epic swansong.
· Shades of Grey - just how did the technical and artistic constraints of monochrome television conspire to effect the unique look and feel of early productions?
· Now and Then - the ongoing series visits the locations of 'The War Games' forty years on…
· The Doctor's Composer - prolific composer Dudley Simpson looks back at his first five years of work on Doctor Who.
· Sylvia James - In Conversation - make-up designer Sylvia James talks about her work on Patrick Troughton's Doctor Who stories.
· Talking About Regeneration - the concept of regenerating a show's main character into an entirely new physical form proved to be both a lifesaver for the show and an increasingly important part of its mythos. This feature explores the ideas involved and takes a closer look at each of the Doctor's regenerations.
· Time Zones - historians discuss the reality behind the various time zones featured in 'The War Games'. With political historian Dr. Martin Farr, military historian Crispin Swayne, Newcastle University's Lindsay Allison-Jones and author Prof. Susan-Mary Grant.
· Stripped for Action - The Second Doctor - the continuing series of features focussing on the Doctor's comic strip adventures looks at the Second Doctor.
· On Target - Malcolm Hulke - the first in a series of features on the Target range of TV story novelizations looks at the work of writer Malcolm Hulke.
· Devious - for over a decade, a group of friends on England's south coast met on weekends to shoot an amateur Doctor Who film - 'Devious' - which takes place between the events of Patrick Troughton's swansong 'The War Games' and Jon Pertwee's introduction in 'Spearhead from Space', and features their own previously unknown incarnation of the Doctor. To segue back into 'Spearhead', the team decided to put up the money to employ Jon Pertwee for a day… in what was to become his last ever appearance as the Third Doctor. This feature also has a commentary from the production team.
· Photo Gallery
· Coming Soon Trailer

The War Games - DVD - Released: 6/7/2009




Remembrance of the Daleks: Special Edition

BBC DVD / 2|entertain

7th Doctor

RRP: £19.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £15.99 - Amazon Price: £18.29

Released: 20th July 2009

 


The Doctor and Ace arrive in the swinging sixties to tackle some unfinished business. Once again, unusual events are unfolding at Coal Hill School and Totters Lane junkyard. The Doctor discovers that his oldest foes, the Daleks, are on the trail of hidden Time Lord technology - technology that he himself left behind on Earth all those years ago.

The Daleks are planning to perfect their own time-travel capability in order to unleash themselves across all of time and space. Can the Doctor, even with the help of the local military, stop the Daleks from stealing Gallifreyan secrets?

Special Features:

· Audio Commentary - with Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred.
· Remembrances - Cast and crew talk about the influences and references to other Doctor Who adventures that are spread throughout the story.
· Back to School - Cast and crew talk about the making of the story accompanied by rare behind-the-scenes material.
· Extended and deleted scenes
· Multi Angle Scenes
· Davros Connections
· Trailers
· Photo Gallery
· Production Notes
· Radio Times listings

Remembrance of the Daleks: Special Edition - DVD - Released: 20/7/2009

Remembrance of the Daleks: Special Edition - DVD - Released: 20/7/2009




Torchwood: Children of Earth

BBC DVD / 2|entertain

Torchwood

RRP: £24.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £19.99 - Amazon Price: £15.98

Released: 13th July 2009

 


An ordinary day soon segues into terror when every one of Earth's children suddenly stops. This inexplicable phenomenon is soon followed by a message to each of the world's governments: 'We're Coming'.

Captain Jack finds himself in a vulnerable position when it becomes apparent that the events of his past threaten to reveal an unspeakable truth. Torchwood is forced underground, as the powers that be take brutal action. With the members of the Torchwood team being hunted down, the country itself risks becoming a rogue state, with the shadowy 456 edging closer and Armageddon with it.

Can Captain Jack, Ianto and Gwen overcome these insurmountable odds in order to save the day?

Special Features:

· Torchwood Declassified: An exclusive look behind-the-scenes, featuring Cast and Crew.
· Torchwood In the Shadows: Audio Clip read by Eve Myles.

Torchwood: Children of Earth - DVD - Released: 13/7/2009




Torchwood: Children of Earth - (Blu-ray)

BBC DVD / 2|entertain

Torchwood

RRP: £29.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £24.99 - Amazon Price: £17.99

Released: 13th July 2009

 


An ordinary day soon segues into terror when every one of Earth's children suddenly stops. This inexplicable phenomenon is soon followed by a message to each of the world's governments: 'We're Coming'.

Captain Jack finds himself in a vulnerable position when it becomes apparent that the events of his past threaten to reveal an unspeakable truth. Torchwood is forced underground, as the powers that be take brutal action. With the members of the Torchwood team being hunted down, the country itself risks becoming a rogue state, with the shadowy 456 edging closer and Armageddon with it.

Can Captain Jack, Ianto and Gwen overcome these insurmountable odds in order to save the day?

Special Features:

· Torchwood Declassified: An exclusive look behind-the-scenes, featuring Cast and Crew.
· Torchwood In the Shadows: Audio Clip read by Eve Myles.

Torchwood: Children of Earth - DVD - Released: 13/7/2009






The Rising Night

BBC Audio

10th Doctor

RRP: £9.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £9.99 - Amazon Price: £5.86

Released: 2nd July 2009

 


The TARDIS arrives in an 18th Century village in the Yorkshire Moors, where livestock has been vanishing from the farmland and strange lights have been seen in the skies.

Something is very wrong here, and he soon becomes involved in a nightmarish adventure, in which he is helped by a young local woman named Charity. Who is feeding on the blood of the locals, and where will the carnage stop...?

This story has been written by Scott Handcock exclusively for "BBC Audiobooks".

The Rising Night - CD - Released: 2/7/2009



 


Prisoner of the Daleks

BBC Audio

10th Doctor

RRP: £9.99 - Amazon Price: £12.72

Released: 2nd July 2009

 


This is an abridged reading of a "BBC Books" novel featuring the Doctor, as played by David Tennant in the hit "BBC One" television series. It is read by a member of the TV cast.



The Slitheen Excursion

BBC Audio

10th Doctor

RRP: £9.99 - Amazon Price: £12.72

Released: 2nd July 2009

 


This is an abridged reading of a "BBC Books" novel featuring the Doctor, as played by David Tennant in the hit "BBC One" television series. It is read by a member of the TV cast.



Judgement of the Judoon

BBC Audio

10th Doctor

RRP: £9.99 - Amazon Price: £7.82

Released: 2nd July 2009

 


This is an abridged reading of a "BBC Books" novel featuring the Doctor, as played by David Tennant in the hit "BBC One" television series. It is read by a member of the TV cast.



Doctor Who and... The Dalek Invasion of Earth

BBC Audio

1st Doctor

RRP: £17.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £14.99 - Amazon Price: £9.68

Released: 2nd July 2009

 


The Tardis lands in a London of future times - a city of fear, devastation and holocaust...a city now ruled by Daleks.

The Doctor and his companions meet a team of underground resistance workers, among the few survivors, but after an unsuccessful attack on the Dalek spaceship, they are all forced to flee the capital.

A perilous journey through England finally brings them to the secret centre of Dalek operations...and the mysterious reason for the Dalek invasion of Earth!

This is an exciting unabridged reading, with music and sound effects.

Doctor Who and... The Dalek Invasion of Earth - CD - Released: 7/5/2009



The Happiness Patrol

BBC Audio

7th Doctor

RRP: £17.99 - Amazon Price: £9.68

Released: 2nd July 2009

 


"I would also like to take this opportunity to squash the persistent rumours about mysterious 'disappearances' and emphasize that rural and urban areas are now enjoying a life of harmony and peace. I'm sure you're glad to hear this. And I'm happy you're glad. Helen A, ruler of colony Terra Alpha, is determined that happiness will prevail. And if any kill-joys insist on being miserable, the fun guns of the Happiness Patrol will remove them; or they will vanish into the Kandy Kitchen, where the Kandy Man will deal with them."

When the Doctor and Ace spend a night in the dark streets of Terra Alpha they have to keep a smile on their faces - or else! - while making contact with the native Pipe People and trying to convince the colonists that they can have too much of a good thing - even sweets and happiness.

An exciting unabridged reading, with music and sound effects, this novelisation of a classic Doctor Who adventure, was first published by "Target Books" in 1990.

The Happiness Patrol - CD - Released: 2/7/2009




The Company of Friends

Big Finish Productions

8th Doctor

RRP: £14.99

Released: July 2009

 


1. BENNY'S STORY
by Lance Parkin

Deep in the mines of Epsilon Minima, Professor Bernice Summerfield is up to her neck in it - as usual. The Countess Venhella has hired her to recover a lost Time Lord artefact: A TARDIS key, it turns out. Guess whose?

2. FITZ'S STORY
by Stephen Cole

On the planet Entusso, the Doctor and Fitz Kreiner investigate Alien Defence Incorporated - your one-stop shop for protection against extraterrestrial invasion! But which is the greatest menace: the hideous Vermin Queens or ADI itself?

3. IZZY'S STORY
by Alan Barnes

TARDIS travel opens one's eyes to a universe of possibilities, reckons the Doctor. For geek girl Izzy, it's also a fantastic way to track down ultra-rare back copies of 'Aggrotron!', the most dangerous comic in history...

4. MARY'S STORY
by Jonathan Morris

Switzerland, 1816: at the Villa Diodati, Lord Byron's house guests tell each other tales to curdle the blood and quicken the beatings of the heart. With a monster on the loose outside, young Mary Shelley isn't short of inspiration.



Torchwood: Children of Earth - Soundtrack

Silva Screen Records

Torchwood

RRP: £9.99 - WhoStore: £9.99

Released: 27th July 2009


The soundtrack to TORCHWOOD - Children of Earth is an highly emotive, adrenalin-fuelled contemporary epic score composed by Ben Foster.

The album features music highlights from Torchwood series 3, the spin-off series from Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies.

Ben Foster is best-known for his work as orchestrator and conductor on Doctor Who and as composer for Torchwood. His work on Torchwood has earned him two nominations for best soundtrack at the BAFTA Cymru Awards. Ben started his Film & TV career with scoring over 30 short films for various European directors and subsequently writing for a variety of television programmes. Most recently he has worked on big budget films The Mummy 3 - Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Glorious 39, Is Anybody There? and Hoodwinked 2. In May 2009 he conducted the London Soundtrack Orchestra in the first complete performance of Herrmann’s score to Psycho live with the film. Ben was chairman of the judging panel for BBC Young Musician of the Year 2008 and is a regular contributor to various programmes including Blue Peter and Clash for CBBC.

Due to the popularity of the series, Torchwood has made a swift move from BBC Three to BBC Two, with the new series, Torchwood - Children Of Earth, finding itself on BBC One. Children of Earth, an epic story to be told over five nights, promises to be Torchwood's greatest adventure yet.

Track List:

1. The First Sacrifice - 1:25
2. What's Occurring? - 2:10
3. Jack's Daughter - 1:28
4. Diplomatic Cars - 1:20
5. We Are Coming - 1:12
6. Thames House - 1:53
7. Double Crossed - 1:26
8. Countdown to Destruction - 1:52
9. The Crater - 1:00
10. Torchwood Hunted - 1:42
11. Gwen's Baby - 1:03
12. On the Run - 1:13
13. Jack in a Box - 1:34
14. Ianto Jones - 0:50
15. Tractor Attack - 2:21
16. Resurrection - 1:11
17. Clement MacDonald - 2:05
18. Something's Coming - 2:35
19. Eye Spy - 1:20
20. Trust Nobody - 1:46
21. The World Looks to the Skies - 2:10
22. Jack's Secret - 1:36
23. Clem Remembers - 1:34
24. Judgement Day - 4:05
25. Requiem for the Fallen - 1:23
26. The Ballad of Ianto Jones - 4:36
27. The Final Day - 0:40
28. Calm Before the Storm - 3:22
29. Phase Two Has Begun - 1:50
30. Requisition 31 - 2:38
31. Here Comes Torchwood - 2:24
32. He Was a Good Man - 1:40
33. The Children of the Earth - 3:27
34. Breaking the Connection - 2:25
35. Fighting Back - 2:02
36. Run for Your Lives - 1:13
37. Sacrifice and Salvation - 1:39
38. Redemption - 3:13
39. I Can Run Forever - 3:28
40. Next Time On Torchwood

Torchwood: Children of Earth Soundtrack - CD - Released: 27/7/2009


 




 

 

 Page Last Updated: 1/8/2009





The Darksmith Legacy - Book 8:
The Pictures of Emptiness

BBC Children's Books / Penguin Books

(10th Doctor)




The War Games

BBC DVD / 2|entertain

(2nd Doctor)

Remembrance of the Daleks:
Special Edition

BBC DVD / 2|entertain

(7th Doctor)

Torchwood:
Children of Earth

BBC DVD / 2|entertain

(Torchwood)

Torchwood:
Children of Earth - (Blu-ray)

BBC DVD / 2|entertain

(Torchwood)




The Rising Night

BBC Audio

(10th Doctor)


Prisoner of the Daleks

BBC Audio

(10th Doctor)


The Slitheen Excursion

BBC Audio

(10th Doctor)


Judgement of the Judoon

BBC Audio

(10th Doctor)


Doctor Who And...
The Dalek Invasion of Earth

BBC Audio

(1st Doctor)


The Happiness Patrol

BBC Audio

(7th Doctor)


The Company of Friends

Big Finish Productions

(8th Doctor)

Torchwood: Children of Earth
Soundtrack

Silva Screen Records

(Torchwood)




No releases confirmed this month.


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