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June 2011



Touched by an Angel

BBC Books

By Jonathan Morris

11th Doctor

RRP: £6.99 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  23rd June 2011

 


‘The past is like a foreign country. Nice to visit, but you really wouldn’t want to live there.’

In 2003, Rebecca Whitaker died in a road accident. Her husband Mark is still grieving. He receives a battered envelope, posted eight years ago, containing a set of instructions with a simple message: “You can save her.”

As Mark is given the chance to save Rebecca, it’s up to the Doctor, Amy and Rory to save the whole world. Because this time the Weeping Angels are using history itself as a weapon.

A thrilling all-new adventure featuring the Doctor, Amy and Rory, as played by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television.






Paradox Lost

BBC Books

By George Mann

11th Doctor

RRP: £6.99 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  23rd June 2011

 


'The Squall feed on psychic energy. They spread like a plague and if they are not stopped they will strip the Earth clean...’

London 1910: an unsuspecting thief finds himself confronted by grey-skinned creatures that are waiting to devour his mind. London 2789: the remains of an ancient android are dredged from the Thames. When reactivated it has a warning that can only be delivered to a man named ‘the Doctor’.

The Doctor and his friends must solve a mystery that has spanned over a thousand years. If they fail, the deadly alien Squall will devour the world.

A thrilling all-new adventure featuring the Doctor, Amy and Rory, as played by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television.






Borrowed Time

BBC Books

By Naomi A. Alderman

11th Doctor

RRP: £6.99 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  23rd June 2011

 


‘You want more time Mr Brown, of course you do. We all want more time. Let me make you an offer...’

Andrew Brown never has enough time. No time to call his sister, or to prepare for that important presentation at the bank where he works. The train’s late, the lift jams. If only he’d had just a little more time. And time is the business of Mr Symington and Mr Blenkinsop. They’ll lend him some – at a very reasonable rate of interest.

Detecting a problem, the Doctor, Amy and Rory go undercover at the bank. But they have to move fast to stop Symington and Blenkinsop before they cash in their investments.

A thrilling all-new adventure featuring the Doctor, Amy and Rory, as played by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television.









EarthStory - Box-set

BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

1st & 5th Doctors

RRP: £30.63 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:  20th June 2011

 


The Gunfighters

Take a trip to the Wild West in The Gunfighters, when the TARDIS arrives in Tombstone, Arizona in 1881. The Doctor, suffering from toothache, seeks out the local dentist - the notorious Doc Holliday.

Tensions are running high between the feuding Clanton family and Doc Holliday, whilst the local lawman, Wyatt Earp, struggles to keep the peace. When legendary gunman Johnny Ringo comes to town, events start to escalate.

Can the Doctor, Steven and Dodo do anything to stop the situation getting any worse? Or will there be a gunfight at the OK Corral?

Special Features:


• Commentary - with actors Peter Purves, Shane Rimmer, David Graham and Richard Beale, production assistant Tristan de Vere Cole and moderator Toby Hadoke.
• The End of the Line – After two years on the screen, Doctor Who had become a television phenomenon, regularly reaching an audience of ten million viewers. But with a change of producer and script editor and the looming prospect of losing the lead actor, the programme’s third year was the one that would make or break it… With actors Maureen O’Brien, Anneke Wills and Peter Purves, script editor Donald Tosh, new series writer Gareth Roberts and long time Doctor Who viewer Ian Levine.
• Tomorrow’s Times – The First Doctor – looking at the newspaper coverage of Doctor Who during the programme’s opening years. Presented by Mary Tamm.
• Photo Gallery - production, design and publicity photos from the story, set to the entirety of ‘The Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon’.
• Coming Soon - a trailer for a forthcoming DVD release.
• Radio Times Listings in Adobe PDF format.
• Programme subtitles.
• Subtitle Production Notes.


The Awakening

The TARDIS has brought the Doctor, Tegan and Turlough to the picture postcard English village of Little Hodcome. Tegan has come to visit her grandfather - well known local historian Andrew Verny - but he seems to be missing.

The residents of Little Hodcombe, led by the obsessive Sir George Hutchinson, are playing a vicious war game - an exact recreation of a battle of the English Civil War fought there in 1643.

As each of the TARDIS crew witnesses a terrifying apparition from the past, the Doctor realises that he faces a far greater menace than the unstable Hutchinson. An ancient and alien force for evil is at work - one which will glory in the slaughter of them all...

Special Features:

Commentary - with actor Michael Owen Morris and script editor Eric Saward, moderated by Toby Hadoke.
Return to Little Hodcombe – Director Michael Owen, actors Janet Fielding and Keith Jayne and script editor Eric Saward return to the three villages that played host to the locations for ‘The Awakening’, and along with locals they reminisce about a memorable shoot…
Making the Malus – visual effects designer Tony Harding and modelmaker Richard Gregory are reunited with the Malus prop they built for the story. Current owner Paul Burrows is on hand to describe the reality of living with a giant stone monster on the lounge wall…
Now & Then – the latest in the ongoing series visits the villages of Martin, Shapwick and Tarrant Monkton to compare the locations used in the story with how they appear today.
From the Cutting Room Floor – extended and deleted scenes from a timecoded VHS of the original edit and unedited film sequences, plus location action from the film rushes.
The Golden Egg Awards – the inadvertent destruction of a prop lychgate by a horse was the winner of The Late Late Breakfast Show’s Golden Egg Award. Peter Davison is on hand to collect the trophy from host Noel Edmonds.
Photo Gallery - production, design and publicity photos from the story.
Isolated Music – option to view the story with the isolated music score.
Coming Soon - a trailer for a forthcoming DVD release.
Radio Times Listings in Adobe PDF format.
Programme subtitles.
Subtitle Production Notes.







Frontios

Region 1 (USA / Canada)
BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

5th Doctor

RRP: $24.98 (USA) / RRP: $26.98 (Canada) - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:  14th June 2011

 


An irresistible force draws the TARDIS to the barren surface of Frontios, where in the far future the last surviving humans cower amongst the ruins of their wrecked spacecraft.

Under constant threat from lethal meteorite bombardments, few of the doomed colony members realize that the ground of Frontios itself opens up and devours the unwary.

Not permitted to assist, the Doctor attempts to leave, but is thwarted when the unimaginable occurs: the TARDIS is utterly destroyed.

Special Features:

• Audio Commentary
• Driven to Distractation
• Deleted and Extended Scenes
• Photo Gallery
• PDF materials: Radio Times Listings
• Production Notes Subtitle Option







Time and the Rani

Region 1 (USA / Canada)
BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

7th Doctor

RRP: $24.98 (USA) / RRP: $26.98 (Canada) - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:  14th June 2011

 


Violently wrenched out of time, the TARDIS is brought crashing down onto the planet Lakertya by the villainous Rani. Caught within the maelstrom, the Doctor is forced to regenerate.

Special Features:

• Audio Commentary
• Photo Gallery
• PDF materials: Radio Times Listings
• Production Note Subtitles
• Digitally remastered picture and sound quality










Ghost Light

BBC Audio / AudioGO

7th Doctor

RRP: £13.27 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  2nd June 2011

 


A column of smoke rises from the blazing ruins of a forgotten, decaying mansion. Perivale, 1883. In the sleepy village of Greenford Parva, Gabriel Chase is by far the most imposing edifice.

The villagers shun the grim house, but the owner, the reclusive and controversial naturalist Josiah Samuel Smith, receives occasional visitors. The Reverend Ernest Matthews, for instance, Dean of Mortarhouse College, has travelled from Oxford to refute Smith's blasphemous theories of evolution. And in a deserted room upstairs, the Doctor and Ace venture from the TARDIS to explore the decaying mansion...

Who - or what - is Josiah Smith? What terrible secret does his house conceal? And why does Ace find everything so frighteningly familiar?

Ian Hogg, who played Josiah Smith in the original "Doctor Who" TV serial, reads Marc Platt's complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target.






148 - Rat Trap

Big Finish Productions

5th Doctor

RRP: £14.99 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  30th June 2011

 


1983: as the country goes to the polls, two ‘Urban Explorers’, together with a freelance journalist, break into the long-defunct Cadogan Tunnels, once a secret wartime facility… and later, so rumour has it, the site of an experimental laboratory with a nasty sideline in vivisection.

What they find, in its twisting underground corridors, is something the most cynical conspiracy theorist could never have imagined: a highly-evolved society of questing, intelligent creatures, living right under humanity’s nose for decades.

But there’s no way out of the tunnels – as the Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan and Turlough are about to discover when the TARDIS brings them, too, into the complex. It’s a rat trap – and they’ve all been caught!







5.12 - The Companion Chronicles - Cold Equations

Big Finish Productions

Steven Taylor
RRP: £8.99 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:
  30th June 2011

 


In the remnant of a shattered satellite, far above the ruined planet Earth, Steven Taylor and Oliver Harper are dying. As time runs out, they face their pasts… and a secret long kept is revealed.

The borrowed time is elapsing, and they realize they are facing an enemy that cannot be defeated. The cold, hard facts of science.

This adventure takes place between The Daleks' Masterplan and The Massacre.








 

Page Last Updated: 1/7/2011

June 2011



Touched by an Angel
BBC Books

(11th Doctor)

Paradox Lost
BBC Books

(11th Doctor)

Borrowed Time
BBC Books

(11th Doctor)




EarthStory
Box-set

BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

(1st & 5th Doctors)

Frontios
Region 1 (USA / Canada)

BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

(5th Doctor)

Time and the Rani
Region 1 (USA / Canada)

BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

(7th Doctor)




Ghost Light
BBC Audio / AudioGO

(7th Doctor)

148 - Rat Trap
Big Finish Productions

(5th Doctor)

5.12 - The Companion Chronicles
Cold Equations

Big Finish Productions
(Steven Taylor)




No releases confirmed this month.


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