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March 2013


The Spear Of Destiny - [eBook]

Puffin Books / BBC Books

By Marcus Sedgwick

3rd Doctor

RRP: £1.99
Released:
  23rd March 2013

 


The Third Doctor and Jo Grant are trying to track down the magical spear of Odin when they find themselves caught up in a vicious battle between two Viking tribes.

But one of the Vikings is even more dangerous than he appears to be.

Can the Doctor stop the spear getting into the wrong hands before it’s too late?

Eleven Doctors, eleven months, eleven stories: a year-long celebration of Doctor Who! The most exciting names in children's fiction each create their own unique adventure about the time-travelling Time Lord.





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Ten Little Aliens: 50th Anniversary Edition - [Paperback]

Ebury Publishing / BBC Books

By Stephen Cole

1st Doctor

RRP: £7.99
Released:
  7th March 2013

 


Deep in the heart of a hollowed-out moon the First Doctor finds a chilling secret: ten alien corpses, frozen in time at the moment of their death.

They are the empire’s most wanted terrorists, and their discovery could end a war devastating the galaxy.

But is the same force that killed them still lurking in the dark? And what are its plans for the people of Earth?

An adventure featuring the First Doctor as played by William Hartnell and his companions Ben and Polly.

 





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Dreams Of Empire: 50th Anniversary Edition - [Paperback]

Ebury Publishing / BBC Books

By Justin Richards

2nd Doctor

RRP: £7.99
Released:
  7th March 2013

 


On a barren asteroid, the once-mighty Haddron Empire is on the brink of collapse, torn apart by civil war.

The one man who might have saved it languishes in prison, his enemies planning his death and his friends plotting his escape.

The Second Doctor arrives as the last act of this deadly drama is being played out – and with both terrifying killers and cunning traitors to defeat, the future hangs in the balance.

An adventure featuring the Second Doctor as played by Patrick Troughton and his companions Jamie and Victoria.

 





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Last Of The Gaderene: 50th Anniversary Edition - [Paperback]

Ebury Publishing / BBC Books

By Mark Gatiss

3rd Doctor

RRP: £7.99
Released:
  7th March 2013

 


The aerodrome in Culverton has new owners, and they promise an era of prosperity for the idyllic village.

But former Spitfire pilot Alex Whistler is suspicious – when black-shirted troops appear on the streets, he contacts his old friend Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart at U.N.I.T.

The Third Doctor is sent to investigate – and soon uncovers a sinister plot to colonise the Earth. The Gaderene are on their way…

An adventure featuring the Third Doctor as played by Jon Pertwee and his companion Jo.

 





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Festival Of Death: 50th Anniversary Edition - [Paperback]

Ebury Publishing / BBC Books

By Jonathan Morris

4th Doctor

RRP: £7.99
Released:
  7th March 2013

 


The Beautiful Death is the ultimate theme-park ride: a sightseeing tour of the afterlife.

But something has gone wrong, and when the Fourth Doctor arrives in the aftermath of the disaster, he is congratulated for saving the population from destruction – something he hasn’t actually done yet. He has no choice but to travel back in time and discover how he became a hero.

And then he finds out. He did it by sacrificing his life.

An adventure featuring the Fourth Doctor as played by Tom Baker and his companions Romana and K-9.

 





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Fear Of The Dark: 50th Anniversary Edition - [Paperback]

Ebury Publishing / BBC Books

By Trevor Baxendale

5th Doctor

RRP: £7.99
Released:
  7th March 2013

 


On a moon of the ruined planet Akoshemon, an age-old terror is about to be reborn.

Something that remembers the spiral of war, pestilence and deprivation – and rejoices in it. The Fifth Doctor joins a team of archaeologists searching for evidence of the planet’s infamous past, and uncovers more than just ancient history.

Forced to confront his own worst fears, even the Doctor will be pushed to breaking point – and beyond.

An adventure featuring the Fifth Doctor as played by Peter Davison and his companions Tegan and Nyssa.

 





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Players: 50th Anniversary Edition - [Paperback]

Ebury Publishing / BBC Books

By Terrance Dicks

6th Doctor

RRP: £7.99
Released:
  7th March 2013

 


Arriving on the sun-baked veldt in the middle of the Boer War, the Sixth Doctor is soon involved in the adventures of struggling politician and war correspondent Winston Churchill. Of course, he knows Churchill is destined for great things, but unseen forces seem to be interfering with Winston’s historic career…

The Doctor suspects the hidden hand of the Players, mysterious beings who regard human history as little more than a game.

With time running out, can the Doctor find the right moves to defeat them?

An adventure featuring the Sixth Doctor as played by Colin Baker and his companion Peri.

 





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Remembrance Of The Daleks: 50th Anniversary Edition - [Paperback]

Ebury Publishing / BBC Books

By Ben Aaronovitch

7th Doctor

RRP: £7.99
Released:
  7th March 2013

 


With unfinished business to attend to, the Seventh Doctor returns to where it all began: Coal Hill School in London in 1963. Last time he was here, the Doctor left something behind – a powerful Time Lord artefact that could unlock the secrets of time travel.

Can the Doctor retrieve it before two rival factions of Daleks track it down? And even if he can, how will the Doctor prevent the whole of London becoming a war zone as the Daleks meet in explosive confrontation?

An adventure featuring the Seventh Doctor as played by Sylvester McCoy and his companion Ace.

 





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Earthworld: 50th Anniversary Edition - [Paperback]

Ebury Publishing / BBC Books

By Jacqueline Rayner

8th Doctor

RRP: £7.99
Released:
  7th March 2013

 


Anji has just had the worst week of her life. She should be back at her desk, not travelling through time and space in a police box. The Eighth Doctor is supposed to be taking her home, so why are there dinosaurs outside?

The Doctor doesn’t seem to know either, or else he surely would have mentioned the homicidal princesses, teen terrorists and mad robots?

One thing is certain: Anji is never going to complain about Monday mornings in the office again.

An adventure featuring the Eighth Doctor as played by Paul McGann and his companions Fitz and Anji.

 





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Only Human: 50th Anniversary Edition - [Paperback]

Ebury Publishing / BBC Books

By Gareth Roberts

9th Doctor

RRP: £7.99
Released:
  7th March 2013

 


Reports of a time disturbance lead the Ninth Doctor to modern-day London, where he discovers a Neanderthal Man, twenty-eight thousand years after his race became extinct.

A trip back to the dawn of humanity only deepens the mystery: who are these strange humans from the far future now living in the distant past?

The Doctor must learn the truth about the Osterberg experiment before history is changed forever.

An adventure featuring the Ninth Doctor as played by Christopher Eccleston and his companion Rose.

 





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Beautiful Chaos: 50th Anniversary Edition - [Paperback]

Ebury Publishing / BBC Books

By Gary Russell

10th Doctor

RRP: £7.99
Released:
  7th March 2013

 


Wilfred Mott is very happy: his granddaughter, Donna, is back home, catching up with family and gossiping about her journeys, and he has just discovered a new star and had it named after him. He takes the Tenth Doctor with him to the naming ceremony.

But the Doctor soon discovers something else new, and worryingly bright, in the heavens – something that is heading for Earth.

It’s an ancient force from the Dark Times. And it is very, very angry…

An adventure featuring the Tenth Doctor as played by David Tennant and his companion Donna.

 





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The Silent Stars Go By: 50th Anniversary Edition - [Paperback]

Ebury Publishing / BBC Books

By Dan Abnett

11th Doctor

RRP: £7.99
Released:
  7th March 2013

 


The winter festival is approaching for the hardy colony of Morphans, but no one is in the mood to celebrate. They’re trying to build a new life on a cold new world, but each year gets harder and harder.

It’s almost as if some dark force is working against them. Then three mysterious travelers arrive out of the midwinter night, one of them claiming to be a doctor.

Are they bringing the gift of salvation or doom? And what else might be lurking out there, about to wake up?

An adventure featuring the Eleventh Doctor as played by Matt Smith and his companions Amy and Rory.

 





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Doctor Who FAQ - [Paperback]

Applause Theatre Book Publishers

By Dave Thompson

Reference

RRP: £18.95
Released:
  15th March 2013

 


Doctor Who is indisputably the most successful and beloved series on UK TV, and the most watched series in the history of BBC America. Doctor Who FAQ tells the complete story of its American success, from its first airings on PBS in the 1970s, through to the massive Doctor Who fan conventions that are a staple of the modern-day science fiction circuit. Combining a wealth of information and numerous illustrations, Doctor Who FAQ also includes a comprehensive episode guide.

From the Doctor's most impressive alien foes and the companions who have fought alongside him to unimagined planets and unexpected points in history, from some of the greatest minds ever to have walked the Earth, to the most evil beings ever to haunt the universe, it's all covered here, including the Tardis, the none-too-reliable “bigger on the inside than the out” blue box in which the Doctor travels.





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The Aztecs: Special Edition

BBC Consumer Products

1st Doctor

RRP: £20.42
Released:
  11th March 2013

 


The TARDIS arrives in fifteenth century Mexico inside the tomb of Aztec High Priest Yetaxa. The travellers become cut off from the ship after the tomb door closes behind them and Barbara is proclaimed as Yetaxa's divine reincarnation.

However, she incurs the enmity of the High Priest of Sacrifice, when - against the Doctor's advice - she attempts to use her new-found authority to put an end to the Aztec practice of human sacrifice.

Special Features:

Disc One:

 

•  4 x 25 mins approx monochrome episodes with mono audio. Optional Arabic soundtrack for episode four only.


•  Commentary - stereo. With actors William Russell and Carole Ann Ford, producer Verity Lambert OBE.


•  Remembering The Aztecs - Actors John Ringham, Ian Cullen and Walter Randall recall the production of the story and of television production in the sixties in general.


•  Designing The Aztecs - Designer Barry Newbery talks about his work on the story, illustrated with many never-before-seen production drawings and photographs from his personal collection.


•  Cortez and Monezuma - An extract from a 1970 Blue Peter, introduced by Valerie Singleton on location in Mexico, giving historical background to the Aztec belief in human sacrifice.


•  Restoring The Aztecs - A short featurette demonstrating the restoration and videoisation effects used for the release. With subtitles.


•  Making Cocoa - An animated guide to making cocoa the Aztec way, voiced in character by John Ringham as Tlotoxl and Walter Randall as Tonila, with both characters animated and presented in South Park style.


•  TARDIS-Cam no.3 - The third of BBCi’s TARDIS-Cam shots.


•  Photo Gallery - production, design and publicity photos from the story.


•  Easter Egg - An animated BBC Enterprises logo recovered from the end of one of the prints sold overseas.


•  Intro Sequences - The umbrella story title The Aztecs does not appear on any of the episodes, so for (outdated now) BBFC compliance a caption card with the title has been provided. To add interest, six versions have been provided, each with a different voiceover, in character, from three of the actors involved in the production. The intention is that the disc will randomly select one of these six sequences and play it out at the appropriate point.


•  PDF Material – Radio Times listings in Adobe PDF format for viewing on PC or Mac.


•  Programme subtitles.

Disc Two:

•  Galaxy 4 (dur. 64’ 43”) – a shortened reconstruction of the missing story Galaxy 4, using off-screen stills, audio recordings and animation plus the recently recovered complete episode three to tell the story.


•  Chronicle – The Realms of Gold – John Julius Norwich’s superlative 1969 retelling of the story of the Spanish conquest of Mexico and the Aztecs, which also features music by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.


•  Dr. Forever! – Celestial Toyroom – the first of a new five-part series introduced by Ayesha Antoine looks at Doctor Who toys. With original series producer Verity Lambert, new series creator Russell T Davies, writers Mark Gatiss, Rob Shearman, Paul Cornell and Joseph Lidster, BBC Worldwide product licensing executive Richard Hollis, product approval executive Dave Turbitt and ex- range editor Steve Cole, AudioGO commissioning editor Michael Stevens, Character Options’ Alasdair Dewar, DWM’s toy reviewer Jim Sangster and last, but by no means least, Doctor Who’s very own Winston Churchill, actor Ian McNiece.


•  It’s a Square World – the very first Doctor Who skit (as far as we can ascertain), with Clive Dunn in full First Doctor costume as a scientist demonstrating his new space rocket to Michael Bentine, resulting in Television Centre being launched into space! Features cameo appearances by Patrick Moore and Albert Steptoe.


•  A Whole Scene Going – an excerpt from a recently recovered edition of the sixties music and arts programme, featuring an interview with director Gordon Flemyng and a behind the scenes look at filming of his movie Daleks’ Invasion Earth: 2150 AD.


•  Coming Soon - a trailer for a forthcoming DVD release.


•  Radio Times Listings in Adobe PDF format.


•  Programme subtitles.

 





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Doctor Who And The Tomb Of The Cybermen

AudioGO / BBC Audio

2nd Doctor

RRP: £13.25 (CD) / £10.99 (Download)
Released:
  7th March 2013

 


The Cybermen – silver, indestructible monsters whose only goal is power – seem to have disappeared from their planet, Telos. When a party of archaeologists, joined by the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria, land on the Cybermen’s barren, deserted planet, they uncover what appears to be their tomb.

But once inside it becomes clear that the Cybermen are not dead, and some in the group of archaeologists desperately want to re-activate these monsters! How can the Doctor defeat these ruthless, power-seeking humans and the Cybermen?

Michael Kilgarriff, who played the Cyber Controller in the original BBC TV serial, reads Gerry Davis’ complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1978.

 





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Destiny Of The Doctor #3: Vengeance Of The Stones

AudioGO / BBC Audio
By Andrew Smith

3rd Doctor

RRP: £10.20 / £6.79 (Download)
Released:
  7th March 2013

 


Two RAF fighter jets are on a training flight over North East Scotland when one of them is plucked from the air and promptly disappears. UNIT are called in, and the Doctor and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart are soon on the scene.

They enlist the help of a local military officer - a young lieutenant named Mike Yates.

The Doctor discovers a link to the recumbent stone circles that are plentiful in this part of Scotland. The stones are thousands of years old, and are soon revealed to hold a terrible secret. Then Mike Yates disappears, abducted by an alien race that has a grievance with humanity. They intend to harness the power of the stones in order to take their revenge.

For the Doctor and the Brigadier, the race is now on to save their new friend Mike and the entire planet Earth.

A brand new adventure story featuring the 3rd Doctor, as played on TV by
Jon Pertwee.

 

Performed by Richard Franklin and Trevor Littledale.

 





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Devil In The Smoke

AudioGO / BBC Audio

Madame Vastra

RRP: £13.25 (CD) / £6.79 (Download)
Released:
  7th March 2013

 


Madame Vastra, the fabled Lizard Woman of Paternoster Row, knew death in many shapes and forms. But perhaps one of the most bizarre of these was death by snow...

On a cold day in December, two young boys, tired of sweeping snow from the workhouse yard, decide to build a snowman - and are confronted with a strange and grisly mystery. In horrified fascination, they watch as their snowman begins to bleed...

The search for answers to this impossible event will plunge Harry into the most hazardous - and exhilarating - adventure of his life.

He will encounter a hideous troll. He will dine with a mysterious parlour maid. And he will help the Great Detective, Madame Vastra, save the world from the terrifying Devil in the Smoke.

Read by Dan Starkey.





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2.03 - The Fourth Doctor Adventures - War Against The Laan

Big Finish Productions

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

Released:
  March 2013

 


'Just a taste of Armageddon, Romana. It’s what happens when acquisitive minds are left unencumbered by conscience.'

The Doctor, Romana and newly elected President Sheridan Moorkurk take on the all-consuming powers of business tycoon Cuthbert and his vast Conglomerate. But the situation goes beyond a struggle for political power. Cuthbert is intent on revenge on creatures he feels have attacked his interests. But when his revenge looks like leading to inter-species war, the Doctor knows the stakes couldn't be higher.

The Laan are on the move. Is it too late to prevent the destruction of all life on Earth?

 

Written By: Nicholas Briggs
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Cast:
Tom Baker (The Doctor), Mary Tamm (Romana), Hayley Atwell (President Moorkurk), David Warner (Cuthbert), Toby Hadoke (Mr Dorrick)

 





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171 - The Seeds Of War

Big Finish Productions

6th Doctor
RRP: £14.99 (CD) / £12.99 (Download)
Released:
  March 2013

 


Humanity is emerging from a long, exhausting war. Against an enemy so powerful, so implacable, it seemed unstoppable – right up until the moment it stopped.

Now, despite its ‘victory’, the human race is on its knees. The Doctor and Mel join its struggle for survival to try to ensure it has a future.

A race against time takes them from the Great Tower of Kalsos to the Reliquaries of Earth. In an epic journey across the ten systems, their fates are intertwined with one family. The Tevelers are to feel the effects of war more than most…

The Doctor has a plan. Mel is sure he can save the day. But something is lurking. Watching. Waiting. A presence the Doctor knows of old. But just how far does its influence pervade?

The Eminence awaits…

Written By: Matt Fitton and Nicholas Briggs
Directed By: Barnaby Edwards

Cast:
Colin Baker (The Doctor), Bonnie Langford (Melanie Bush), Ray Fearon (Barlow Teveler), Ony Uhiara (Sisrella Tevier), Stuart Organ (Helgert Teveler), Lucy Russell (Trellak), John Banks (Elkinar), Beth Chalmers (Announcer), David Sibley (The Eminence)





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7.09 - The Companion Chronicles - The Scorchies

Big Finish Productions

Jo Grant
RRP: £8.99 (CD) / £7.99 (Download)

Released:
  March 2013

 

 

Jo Grant is in terrible danger – trapped inside a light entertainment television programme starring alien puppets that intend to rule the world.

While the Doctor and the Brigadier attempt to save her, Jo must fend for herself against an enemy that is merciless, made of felt… and sings big showtunes.

Written By: James Goss
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Cast:
Katy Manning (Jo Grant/Scorchies), Melvyn Hayes (Scorchies)





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Page Updated: 1/4/2013
March 2013



The Spear Of Destiny
(eBook)

Puffin Books / BBC Books
(The 3rd Doctor)

 

Ten Little Aliens:
50th Anniversary Edition

Ebury Publishing / BBC Books
(The 1st Doctor)

 

Dreams Of Empire:
50th Anniversary Edition

Ebury Publishing / BBC Books
(The 2nd Doctor)

 

Last Of The Gaderene:
50th Anniversary Edition

Ebury Publishing / BBC Books
(The 3rd Doctor)

 

Festival Of Death:
50th Anniversary Edition

Ebury Publishing / BBC Books
(The 4th Doctor)

 

Fear Of The Dark:
50th Anniversary Edition

Ebury Publishing / BBC Books
(The 5th Doctor)

 

Players:
50th Anniversary Edition

Ebury Publishing / BBC Books
(The 6th Doctor)

 

Remembrance Of The Daleks:
50th Anniversary Edition

Ebury Publishing / BBC Books
(The 7th Doctor)

 

Earthworld:
50th Anniversary Edition

Ebury Publishing / BBC Books
(The 8th Doctor)

 

Only Human:
50th Anniversary Edition

Ebury Publishing / BBC Books
(The 9th Doctor)

 

Beautiful Chaos:
50th Anniversary Edition

Ebury Publishing / BBC Books
(The 10th Doctor)

 

The Silent Stars Go By:
50th Anniversary Edition

Ebury Publishing / BBC Books
(The 11th Doctor)

Doctor Who FAQ
Applause Theatre Book Publishers
(Reference)




The Aztecs: Special Edition
BBC Consumer Products
(The 1st Doctor)



Doctor Who And
The Tomb Of The Cybermen

AudioGO / BBC Audio
(The 2nd Doctor)

Destiny Of The Doctor #3:
Vengeance Of The Stones

AudioGO / BBC Audio
(The 3rd Doctor)

 

Devil In The Smoke
AudioGO / BBC Audio
(Madame Vastra)

2.03 - The 4th Doctor Adventures:
War Against The Laan

Big Finish Productions
(The 4th Doctor)

 

171 - The Seeds Of War
Big Finish Productions
(The 6th Doctor)

 

7.09 - The Companion Chronicles:
The Scorchies

Big Finish Productions
(Jo Grant
)




No releases confirmed this month.


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