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May 2013


Doctor Who: Who-Ology - [Hardback]

Ebury Publishing / BBC Books
By Cavan Scott & Mark Wright
Reference

RRP:  £12.99
Released:
  2nd May 2013

 


The official miscellany, celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who.

Who are the members of the Doctor’s family? What are the 20 best ways to defeat a Dalek? What are the galactic coordinates of Gallifrey?

Packed with amazing facts, figures and stories, Who-ology is an unforgettable journey through fifty years of Doctor Who. Test your knowledge of the last Time Lord and the worlds he’s visited, from Totters Lane to Trenzalore. Get lost in guides to UNIT call signs, the inner workings of sonic screwdrivers and a complete list of Doctor Who monsters and their creators.

Who-ology is an utterly unique tour of space and time.





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The Visitation: Special Edition

BBC Consumer Products

5th Doctor

RRP:  £20.42
Released:
  6th May 2013

 


It’s 1666, and medieval England is in the grip of the Great Plague. But when the Doctor and his companions arrive, they discover an even greater threat: the entire planet is in danger.

As the Grim Reaper stalks the countryside, the Doctor uncovers an alien menace intent on wiping out humanity and claiming our planet for themselves.

The Terileptils have arrived – and only the Doctor can stop them…

Special Features:

Disc One:


•  Commentary - stereo. With actors Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton and Matthew Waterhouse, director Peter Moffatt.
•  Film Trims (dur. 5' 32") - including extended / deleted scenes.
•  Directing Who - Peter Moffatt (dur. 26' 13") - a featurette about the work of the director of this and several other Doctor Who stories.
•  Writing a Final Visitation (dur. 12' 50") - an interview with the story's writer, Eric Saward.
•  Scoring The Visitation (dur 16' 19") - Mark Ayres interviews composer Paddy Kingsland about his music for the story.
•  Picture Gallery (dur. 5' 12").
•  Isolated Music – option to view the story with the isolated music score.

Disc Two:

•  Grim Tales (dur. 45’ 09” ) – cast members Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton are taken on a trip back to the filming locations used in the story by fellow TARDIS travelling companion Mark Strickson. A slice of a very impressive cake awaits them at the manor house in return for their memories of the time…
•  The Television Centre of the Universe – Part One (dur. 32’ 12”) – Blue Peter presenter Yvette Fielding takes Peter Davison, Mark Strickson and Janet Fielding on a trip through BBC Television Centre, meeting up with old friends and colleagues as they reminisce on their time spent working in the iconic building. With film traffic supervisor Neville Withers, assistant floor manager Sue Hedden, costume designer Odile Dicks-Mireaux, production assistant Jane Ashford, make-up artists Joan Stribling and Carolyn Perry, BBC producer and writer Richard Marson.
•  Doctor Forever – The Apocalypse Element (dur. 27’ 29”) – the latest instalment of our new series looks at the work of those who kept Doctor Who alive in the form of audio adventures following the TV’s show’s cancellation in 1989. With actors Colin Baker , William Russell and Lisa Bowerman, new series executive producer Russell T Davies, Big Finish executive producers Jason Haigh-Ellery, Nicholas Briggs and Gary Russell, Big Finish producer David Richardson, BBC range editor Steve Cole, writers Mark Gatiss, Robert Shearman, Paul Cornell, Joseph Lidster and Justin Richards, AudioGO commissioning editor Michael Stevens. Introduced by Ayesha Antoine.
•  Programme subtitles.

 




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Inferno: Special Edition

BBC Consumer Products

3rd Doctor

RRP:  £20.42
Released:
  27th May 2013

 


An experiment gone awry sends the Doctor (Jon Pertwee) to a parallel universe where his friends and companions are members of a fascist regime in this thrilling and popular episode from the long-running science fiction series Doctor Who.

Inferno is the name of a project designed to drill into the Earth's core and release a powerful energy source called Stahlman's Gas; what's yielded instead is an insidious substance that transforms men into monsters.

The resulting chaos interrupts the Doctor's travel in the TARDIS and knocks him into an alternate Earth run by a military dictatorship, and where Project Inferno's progress threatens to bring about an apocalypse.

Special Features:

Disc One:

 

•  Commentary - stereo. With actors Nicholas Courtney and John Levene, producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks.
•  Programme subtitles.
•  Subtitle Production Notes.

Disc Two:

•  Can You Hear the Earth Scream? (dur. 34' 45" ) Actors and production team recall working on the story in this specially-shot featurette.
•  Hadoke versus HAVOC (dur. 27’ 33”) – Presenter Toby Hadoke reunites surviving members of the HAVOC stunt team and trains with them to perform a stunt himself. Will he survive to become an honorary member of HAVOC? With stunt arranger Derek Ware and stunt men Roy Scammell, Derek Martin and Stuart Fell.
•  Doctor Forever – Lost in the Dark Dimension (dur. 27’ 26”) - the penultimate instalment of our new five part series looking at how Doctor Who was kept alive in the years between the end of the classic series and the beginning of the new. In this episode we look at the various attempts to bring the show back during that period. With current and former Doctor Who Magazine editors Tom Spilsbury, John Freeman and Gary Russell, former BBC range editor Steve Cole, actor David Burton, writer Adrian Rigelsford, director Graeme Harper and new series executive producer Russell T Davies. Narrated by Zeb Soanes.
•  The UNIT Family - Part One (dur. 35' 35" ) - a featurette looking at the Earthbound Doctor's 'family' during his exile to Earth and his new role as the scientific advisor to the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce.
•  Visual Effects Promo Film (dur. 6' 00" ) - an excerpt from an early attempt to 'sell' the experience and facilities of the BBC Visual Effects Department to new clients. This short film features model effects filming from the Doctor Who stories 'The Ambassadors of Death' and 'Inferno', a watertank sketch from 'Marty Amok' featuring Marty Feldman, model shots from 'The Caves of Steel' and the filming of the forced-perspective model pier for the explosive finale of the missing 'Doomwatch' episode, 'Survival Code'.
•  Deleted Scene (dur. 1' 56") - a short deleted scene which was never seen in the original BBC transmission of the story, featuring a rather too obvious Jon Pertwee as the voice of a radio presenter.
•  Pertwee Years Intro (dur. 2' 43" ) - a short introduction to the story's final episode from Jon Pertwee, originally presented as part of BBC Video's 'The Pertwee Years' VHS release.
•  Photo Gallery (dur. 6' 10" ).
•  Doctor Who Annual - an Adobe PDF version of the 1971 Doctor Who Annual, supplied as a PC-ROM feature for access by PC and Mac users.
•  Coming Soon (dur. 1 min approx.) - a trailer for a forthcoming DVD release.
•  Radio Times Listings in Adobe PDF format.
•  Programme subtitles.

 




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Doctor Who And The Curse Of Peladon

AudioGO / BBC Audio

3rd Doctor

RRP:  £13.25 (CD) / £13.25 (Download)
Released:
  2nd May 2013
 


"Again, the terrifying cry rang out. The Doctor quickened his pace along the gloomy tunnels of the castle. Suddenly, from the darkness lumbered the mighty Aggedor, Royal Beast and Protector of the Kingdom of Peladon! The Doctor fumbled in his pocket. Would the device work? As he trained the spinning mirror on the eyes of Aggedor, the terrible claws came closer and closer…"

 

When the TARDIS materializes on the primitive planet Peladon, the Doctor and Jo become embroiled in political machinations. What is the secret behind the killings on the planet, and how are his old enemies the Ice Warriors involved?

 

What is the secret behind the killings on the planet of Peladon? Is Aggedor seeking revenge because the King of Peladon wants his kingdom to become a member of the Galactic Federation? Will the Doctor escape the claws of Aggedor and discover the truth?

 

David Troughton reads Brian Hayles' complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1974.

 





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Destiny Of The Doctor #5: Smoke And Mirrors

AudioGO / BBC Audio
By Steve Lyons

5th Doctor

RRP:  £10.20 / £6.79 (Download)
Released:
  2nd May 2013

 


The Doctor answers a psionic distress call sent from England in the 1920s. There, in the environs of a fairground, he is reunited with an old friend: Harry Houdini.

To Adric and Nyssa the name means very little, but to the Doctor's companion Tegan he is a legend. Escape artist extraordinaire, Houdini's reputation will last for decades. But how does Houdini know so much about Tegan herself? Is it really just guesswork, as he says? Is Houdini right to be concerned about the fairground's fortune teller, who claims to have supernatural skills?

Both he and the Doctor suspect an alien influence may be at work. What neither the Doctor nor his friends realise is that, somewhere in the shadows, a sinister and all too familiar presence is lying in wait for them...

Celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who, a brand new adventure for the Fifth Doctor. Janet Fielding and Tim Beckmann perform this original story by Steve Lyons, with music and sound design.

 

Performed by Janet Fielding and Tim Beckmann.

 





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2.05 - The Fourth Doctor Adventures - Phantoms Of The Deep

Big Finish Productions

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

Released:
  May 2013

 


On their mission to explore the Mariana Trench at the very bottom of the ocean, the deepest and most inhospitable place on Earth, the crew of the deep sea vehicle Erebus make an unusual and startling discovery.

A battered blue police box.

As the Doctor, Romana and K9 join them on their journey, the submariners soon discover that the TARDIS is not the only unusual find lurking on the sea floor.

Super-intelligent squid, long-lost submarines and their miraculous occupants are only the start of their troubles. The Goblins are coming. And they won't let anyone out alive.

Written By: Jonathan Morris
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Cast:
Tom Baker (The Doctor), Mary Tamm (Romana), John Leeson (K9), Alice Krige (Doctor Patricia Sawyer), John Albasiny (Chris Fleming), Charlie Norfolk (Terri McCulloch), Gwilym Lee (Jack Hodges)

 





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173 - The Lady Of Mercia

Big Finish Productions

5th Doctor
RRP:  £14.99 (CD) / £12.99 (Download)
Released:
  May 2013

 


The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Nyssa to the University of Frodsham, close to where the warrior queen Æthelfrid fought a desperate and bloody rearguard action against the savage Danes. Over a thousand years later, in 1983, battle is still being raged, with student activists taking on savage funding cuts… and disrupting a conference about Æthelfrid convened by history professor John Bleak.

Meanwhile, over in the Physics Department, Dr Philippa Stone is working night and day on a top-secret project – but can her theoretical time machine really be the solution to the university's problems?

Present and past are about to collide – and the results, as the TARDIS crew is about to discover, will be far from academic!

Written By: Paul Magrs
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Cast:
Peter Davison (The Doctor), Janet Fielding (Tegan), Mark Strickson (Turlough), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Anthony Howell (Professor John Bleak), Abigail Thaw (Dr Philippa Stone), Rachel Atkins (Queen Æthelfrid), Catherine Grose (Princess Ælfwynn), Kieran Bew (Arthur Kettleson), Stephen Critchlow (Earl of Wessex)





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7.11 - The Companion Chronicles - The Apocalypse Mirror

Big Finish Productions

Jamie McCrimmon & Zoe Heriot
RRP:  £8.99 (CD) / £7.99 (Download)

Released:
  May 2013

 

 

The TARDIS lands in the city of Tromesis on Earth – but it’s a world far from the one that the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe recognize.

The buildings are ruined, the streets deserted. And against the devastation they see a ghostly mirror image of another place – the city as it was before disaster hit.

People vanish here, and huge metal birds attack from the sky.

Can the Doctor find the future, in a place that doesn’t have one?

Written By: Eddie Robson
Directed By: LIsa Bowerman

Cast:
Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon), Wendy Padbury (Zoe Heriot)





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Page Updated: 1/6/2013
May 2013



Who-Ology
Ebury Publishing / BBC Books
(Reference)




The Visitation: Special Edition
BBC Consumer Products
(The 5th Doctor)

Inferno: Special Edition
BBC Consumer Products
(The 3rd Doctor)



Doctor Who And The
Curse Of Eladon

AudioGO / BBC Audio
(The 3rd Doctor)


2.05 - The 4th Doctor Adventures:
Phantoms Of The Deep

Big Finish Productions
(The 4th Doctor)

 

173 - The Lady Of Mercia
Big Finish Productions
(The 5th Doctor)

 

7.11 - The Companion Chronicles:
The Apocalypse Mirror

Big Finish Productions
(Jamie McCrimmon & Zoe Heriot)




No releases confirmed this month.


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