Welcome to the Release Guide Archive for May 2009, here at Doctor Who Online. This is the place where you can find information on items that have been released previously.

 

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Companions and Allies

BBC Books / Random House

By Steve Tribe

Reference

RRP: £7.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £6.99 - Amazon Price: £5.99

Released: 28th May 2009



The Doctor has been travelling through space and time for centuries, showing his friends and companions the wonders of the universe.

From Sarah Jane Smith and the Brigadier to Martha Jones and Donna Noble, Companions and Allies celebrates the friends that have been by his side and the heroes that have helped him battle his deadliest foes.

Beautifully illustrated and including, for the first time, a complete story guide to the adventures of all ten Doctors, Companions and Allies is the definitive guide to the Doctor's intergalactic family.

 



The Darksmith Legacy - Book 6: The Game of Death

BBC Children's Books / Penguin Books

By Trevor Baxendale

10th Doctor

RRP: £4.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £4.99 - Amazon Price: £3.74

Released: 28th May 2009



The hunter becomes the hunted, as the Doctor tracks the Agent’s journey from Paris across the Milky Way towards the Silver Devastation.

Where is it heading? What force can destroy the crystal? Where is the robot Agent, and why did it come here? What is the strange and sinister game is taking place in an elegant house in the Home Counties...?

Find out by reading the next thrilling adventure in... The Darksmith Legacy!

The Darksmith Legacy



Bay of the Dead

BBC Books / Random House

By Mark Morris

Torchwood

RRP: £7.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £6.99

Released: 7th May 2009



When the city sleeps, the dead start to walk…

Something has sealed off Cardiff, and living corpses are stalking the streets, leaving a trail of half-eaten bodies. Animals are butchered. A young couple in their car never reach their home. A stolen yacht is brought back to shore, carrying only human remains. And a couple of girls heading back from the pub watch the mysterious drivers of a big black SUV take over a crime scene.

Torchwood have to deal with the intangible barrier surrounding Cardiff, and some unidentified space debris that seems to be regenerating itself. Plus, of course, the all-night zombie horror show.

Not that they really believe in zombies.

 

The House that Jack Built

BBC Books / Random House

By Guy Adams

Torchwood

RRP: £7.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £6.99

Released: 7th May 2009



Jackson Leaves - an Edwardian house in Penylan. Built 1906, semi-detached, three storeys, spacious, beautifully presented. Left in good condition to Rob and Julia by Rob’s late aunt.

It’s an ordinary sort of a house. Except for the way the rooms don’t stay in the same places. And the strange man that turns up in the airing cupboard. And the apparitions. And the temporal surges that attract the attentions of Torchwood.

And the fact that the first owner of Jackson Leaves in 1906 was a Captain Jack Harkness...

 

Into the Silence

BBC Books / Random House

By Sarah Pinborough

Torchwood

RRP: £7.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £6.99

Released: 7th May 2009



The body in the church hall is very definitely dead. It has been sliced open with surgical precision, its organs exposed, and its vocal cords are gone. It is as if they were never there or they’ve been dissolved…

With the Welsh Amateur Operatic Contest getting under way, music is filling the churches and concert halls of Cardiff. The competition has attracted the finest Welsh talent to the city, but it has also drawn something else – there are stories of a metallic creature hiding in the shadows. Torchwood are on its tail, but it’s moving too fast for them to track it down.

This new threat requires a new tactic – so Ianto Jones is joining a male voice choir...

 




The Deadly Assassin

BBC DVD / 2|entertain

4th Doctor

RRP: £19.56 - WHOSTORE Price: £17.99 - Amazon Price: £12.68

Released: 11th May 2009

 


Gallifrey. Planet of the Time Lords. The Doctor has finally come home, but not by choice.

Summoned by a vision from The Matrix, he is drawn into a web of political intrigue and assassination. Nothing is quite what it seems, and in the shadows lurks his oldest and deadliest enemy...

Special Features:

-
Commentary
- by Tom Baker [The Doctor], Bernard Horsfall [Goth] and Philip Hinchcliffe [Producer].
- The Matrix Revisited
- Cast, crew and critics look back at the making of this story, featuring director David Maloney, designer Roger Murray-Leach and the founder of the National Viewers and Listeners Association, Mary Whitehouse.
- The Gallifreyan Candidate
- A look at Richard Condon's novel The Manchurian Candidate, a major influence on the plot of The Deadly Assassin.
- The Frighten Factor
- What exactly is Doctor Who's 'Frighten Factor'? A diverse panel of experts try to answer the question.
- Radio Times Billings
- Listings for this story presented in a PDF file [DVD-ROM - PC/Mac].
- Photo Gallery
.
- Coming Soon Trailer
.
- Production Information Subtitles
.
- Easter Egg
.
- Digitally remastered picture and sound quality
.

The Deadly Assassin - DVD - Released: 4/5/2009






The Eyeless

BBC Audio

10th Doctor

RRP: £9.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £9.99 - Amazon Price: £5.37

Released: 7th May 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 Eyeless - CD - Released: 7/5/2009



The Space Museum

BBC Audio

1st Doctor

RRP: £13.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £11.99 - Amazon Price: £13.70

Released: 7th May 2009

 


The Tardis travellers find themselves exhibits in a futuristic museum, somehow trapped in their own future.

Soon they are entangled in a dangerous war between two factions.

The original TV soundtrack, with new linking narration by a member of the cast, this 4-part adventure from 1965 stars William Hartnell as the Doctor with William Russell, Jacqueline Hill and Maureen O'Brien as his companions Ian, Barbara and Vicki.

The Space Museum - CD - Released: 7/5/2009



The Beast of Orlok

Big Finish Productions

8th Doctor

RRP: £10.99 - Amazon Price: £7.25

Released: May 2009

 


With fangs like splinters, claws like knives, the Beast of Orlok gobbles lives.
With brimstone breath and eyes aglow, he'll eat your soul - to Hell you'll go!

Germany, 1827. The town of Orlok is under a curse, haunted by the memory of a spate of grisly murders that shattered the community twenty years before. At the time, townsfolk blamed the legendary Beast of Orlok, a nightmarish creature from medieval folklore.

And now, it seems, the Beast has returned. As the killings begin again, the people of Orlok are understandably suspicious of two strangers newly arrived in their midst. The Doctor and Lucie must face their darkest fears as they find themselves plunged into a decidedly grim fairytale.

This story takes place after the 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie and after the Big Finish audio adventure, Hothouse.




Enemy of the Daleks

Big Finish Productions

7th Doctor

RRP: £14.99 - Amazon Price: £9.89

Released: May 2009

 


Bliss used to be a paradise planet. The Galapagos Islands of space. But when the TARDIS brings the Doctor, Ace and Hex to Bliss, it’s been over-run with ironweed plants, and the air is heavy with the stench of burnt silk and static electricity.

Worse, the Daleks are coming, on the trail of a lost patrol of starship troopers. Holed up in the Roarke 279 research facility, Lieutenant Beth Stokes is preparing her last stand against the invaders.

But there’s a secret on Bliss, a secret guarded by the obsessive Professor Shimura…

This time, could it be the Daleks need saving?





In the Shadows

BBC Audio

Torchwood

RRP: £12.99 - Amazon Price: £7.63

Released: 7th May 2009


This is an exclusive audio story based on the hit BBCTV series, written by Joseph Lidster.

Captain Jack, Gwen, Owen, Toshiko and Ianto are caught up in the deadly activities of a mysterious cab driver on the streets of Cardiff...

The title is read by Eve Myles, who plays Gwen in the hit BBC TV series. Joseph Lidster has previously written the Torchwood TV episode "A Day in the Death" and the Torchwood radio drama "Lost Souls".

Torchwood: In the Shadows - CD - Released: 7/5/2009





 

 

 Page Last Updated: 1/6/2009





Companions and Allies

BBC Books / Random House

(Reference)


The Darksmith Legacy - Book 6:
The Game of Death

BBC Children's Books / Penguin Books

(10th Doctor)

Bay of the Dead

BBC Books / Random House

(Torchwood)

The House that Jack Built

BBC Books / Random House

(Torchwood)
 

Into the Silence

BBC Books / Random House

(Torchwood)




The Deadly Assassin

BBC DVD / 2|entertain

(4th Doctor)




The Eyeless

BBC Audio

(10th Doctor)

The Space Museum

BBC Audio

(1st Doctor)

The Beast of Orlok

Big Finish Productions

(8th Doctor)

Enemy of the Daleks

Big Finish Productions

(7th Doctor)

In the Shadows

BBC Audio

(Torchwood)




No releases confirmed this month.


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