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Ebury Publishing / BBC Books
By Alastair Reynolds
6th June 2013
After billions of years of imprisonment, the vicious Sild have broken out of
confinement. From a ruined world at the end of time, they make preparations to
conquer the past, with the ultimate goal of rewriting history. But to achieve
their aims they will need to enslave an intellect greater than their own…
On Earth, UNIT is called in to investigate a mysterious incident on a North Sea
drilling platform. The Doctor believes something is afoot, and no sooner has the
investigation begun when something even stranger takes hold: The Brigadier is
starting to forget about UNIT's highest-profile prisoner. And he is not alone in
As the Sild invasion begins, The Doctor faces a terrible dilemma. To save the
universe, he must save his arch-nemesis… The Master.
From award-winning science fiction writer Alastair Reynolds,
a spellbinding new adventure featuring The Third Doctor.
Mind Of Evil
BBC Consumer Products
3rd June 2013
Professor Keller has created a
machine that can pacify even the most dangerous of criminals.
But when the Doctor and Jo arrive at Stangmoor Prison for a demonstration,
things start to go horribly wrong – especially when they discover that the
Doctor’s old enemy the Master is responsible for the machine.
What could he possibly want from the criminals? And what connects him with an
impending World Peace Conference?
• 6 x 25 mins approx colour episodes with mono audio.
• Commentary – stereo. With actors Katy Manning, Pik-Sen Lim
and Fernanda Marlowe, director Timothy Combe, producer Barry Letts, script
editor Terrance Dicks and stunt arranger Derek Ware. Moderated by Toby Hadoke.
• Programme subtitles.
• Subtitle Production Notes.
• The Military Mind (dur. 22’ 43”) – shot back in 2009 on
location at Dover Castle, this look at the making of the story is made
unexpectedly poignant by the appearance of Nicholas Courtney and Barry Letts,
who both passed away in the intervening years. Featuring actors Nicholas
Courtney, Pik-Sen Lim and Fernanda Marlow, director Timothy Combe, producer
Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks. Narrated by Cameron McEwan.
• Now & Then (dur. 7’ 06”) – the latest in our long-running
series visits the filming locations used in the story to see how they have
changed over the years.
• Behind the Scenes: Television Centre (dur. 24’ 00”) – back
in 1971, at around the time The Mind of Evil was in production, presenter Norman
Tozer visited Television Centre to find out what went on over 24 hours in the
life of what was then an incredibly busy ‘television factory’.
• Photo Gallery – production, design and publicity photos
from the story.
• Coming Soon – a trailer for a forthcoming DVD release.
• Radio Times Listings and the 1971 Kellogs Sugar Smacks
promotion in PDF format.
BBC Consumer Products
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th Doctors
24th June 2013
a limited edition collectors’ book, including over 1000 minutes of Doctor Who
adventures on DVD will be released in June, doctorwho.tv can exclusively reveal.
The Doctor Who Regeneration set is an individually numbered, beautifully
packaged, coffee table album including six DVDs of Doctor Who adventures –
including fan favourites like The Caves of Androzani and The End of Time, plus
an advance release of the First Doctor’s final adventure The Tenth Planet.
The set is adorned with superb photography from across the era and features
detailed and informative accounts of each regeneration. The collection features
each Doctor’s iconic regeneration episode; from the First Doctor played by
William Hartnell, exhausted after battling the Cybermen to Jon Pertwee’s Third
Doctor suffering from radiation that had been unleashed by the Great One; and
from the spectacular transformation of the Ninth Doctor to David Tennant’s
emotional farewell as the Tenth.
And if that wasn’t enough, new to DVD is The Tenth Planet featuring the Doctor’s
first regeneration – beautifully restored with the missing fourth episode now
brought to life with stunning animation. Utilising the original soundtrack,
off-screen photographs and a short surviving sequence of the Doctor’s
regeneration the episode has been now reconstructed in animated form,
incorporating the restored version of the surviving sequence.
A full list of stories included on the DVD are:
• The Tenth Planet
• The War Games
• Planet of the
• The Caves of Androzani
• Time and the Rani
• Doctor Who: The Movie
• Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways
• The End of Time
- The Fourth Doctor Adventures - The Dalek Contract
Big Finish Productions
RRP: £10.99 (CD) / £8.99 (Download)
'These creatures have
ravaged half the cosmos. They're experts at this kind of thing. Nothing can
stand in their way.'
The Doctor and Romana find themselves in the Proxima System, where enigmatic
Conglomerate CEO Cuthbert has been conducting his infamous 'experiment'. An
experiment which might accidentally rip the universe apart.
Meanwhile, living conditions on Proxima Major have become harsh and hostile.
Climate change has turned the landscape into a freezing wasteland and an alien
power has condemned much of the population to life inside internment camps. For
those still clinging to their freedom, the struggle for survival is now beyond
desperate and outsiders such as the Doctor and Romana are only seen as a threat.
What is Cuthbert really up to in the Proxima System, and just how does he expect
the dreaded Daleks to fit into his plan?
Written By: Nicholas Briggs
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs
Tom Baker (The Doctor), Mary Tamm (Romana),
John Leeson (K9), David Warner (Cuthbert),
Toby Hadoke (Mr Dorrick), Nicholas Briggs (The Daleks)
- Prisoners Of Fate
Big Finish Productions
RRP: £14.99 (CD)
/ £12.99 (Download)
Twenty-five years ago, with
Richter's Syndrome running rampant throughout the galaxy, the brilliant
biochemist Nyssa, formerly of Traken, bade a painful farewell to her young
family... and set off into the space, in search of a cure for this deadly
She never returned.
Now, her grown-up son continues her work on the penal colony of Valderon, still
desperate to make the breakthrough that eluded his presumed-dead mother.
So when the TARDIS lands on Valderon, bringing the Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and
Nyssa to its fortress prison, the scene is set for a painful reunion... but not
only for Nyssa. The Doctor's past is about to catch up with him too...
Written By: Jonathan Morris
Directed By: Ken Bentley
Peter Davison (The Doctor), Janet Fielding
(Tegan), Mark Strickson (Turlough), Sarah Sutton
(Nyssa), Sarah Dougles (Sibor), Alistair
(Galen), Anjella Mackintosh (Mahandra), Jez Fielder (Kartis)
No releases confirmed this month.