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October 2012



The Official Doctionary

BBC Children's Books

Reference

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Released:
  4th October 2012

 

 

Have you ever wondered what the Doctor is actually talking about? Are you burning to find out what the Blinovitch Limitation Effect is? Or what regeneration really is? In this book, the Doctor takes you through all those tricky Time Lord words and phrases to teach you everything you need to know for travelling through time and space in the TARDIS with him.







The Ambassadors of Death

BBC DVD

3rd Doctor

RRP: £20.42 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:  1st October 2012

The Doctor joins UNIT's investigation into the mystery surrounding Mars Probe 7. Space Control has had no contact with the astronauts on board since it started back from Mars seven months ago, and when the Recovery 7 rescue mission runs into similar difficulties, our intrepid team investigates.

When Recovery 7 gets back to Earth, the astronauts are kidnapped after landing and Liz Shaw notices something odd very about the ship, leading to a surprising discovery about the ship's occupants – that they are a group of alien ambassadors who have swapped places with the astronauts. When the Doctor takes Recovery 7 to the Mars Probe to find the astronauts, he soon discovers that all is not as it seems and he has to act quickly in order to avoid all out war.

Special Features:

•  7 x 25 mins approx colour episodes with mono audio.
•  Commentary - stereo. With actors Caroline John, Nicholas Courtney, Peter Halliday and Geoffrey Beevers, director Michael Ferguson, script editor Terrance Dicks, stunt co-ordinator Derek Ware and stunt performers Roy Scammell and Derek Martin. Moderated by Toby Hadoke.
•  Mars Probe 7: Making the Ambassadors of Death (dur. 26’ 21”) – cast and crew look back at the making of the story. With Michael Ferguson, Terrance Dicks, Derek Ware, Roy Scammell and assistant floor manager Margot Hayhoe. Narrated by Carl Kennedy.
•  Trailer (dur. 1’ 27”) – the original BBC trailer for the story.
•  Tomorrow’s Times – The Third Doctor (dur. 13’ 05”) – our ongoing series looking at the press coverage of Doctor Who reaches the Jon Pertwee era. Presented by Peter Purves.
•  Photo Gallery (dur. 4’26”) – production, design and publicity photos from the story.
•  Coming Soon (dur. 1 min approx.) – a trailer for a forthcoming DVD release.
•  Radio Times Listings in Adobe PDF format.






The Claws of Axos: Special Edition

BBC DVD

3rd Doctor

RRP: £20.42 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:  22nd October 2012

When a damaged spaceship containing beautiful humanoid creatures called Axons lands on Earth, the Doctor, Jo and UNIT are sent to investigate. In return for their help, the Axons offer the gift of Axonite, which would end world famine.

It all appears too good to be true - so what secrets are the Axons hiding on board their ship? And why is the Doctor's old enemy the Master involved?

Special Features:

•  Commentary with actors Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Richard Franklin (Captain Yates) and producer Barry Letts
•  Axon Stations! Cast and crew look back at the making of the story
•  Now & Then A look at the locations used in The Claws of Axos
•  Doctor Who Director Michael Ferguson recalls his work on The Claws of Axos
•  Studio Recording The entirety of the earliest surviving Doctor Who studio recording
•  Living with Levene Toby Hadoke spends a weekend with actor John Levene
•  Deleted and Extended Scenes
•  Radio Times Listings (DVD-ROM)
•  Production Information Subtitles
•  Photo Gallery
•  Coming Soon Trailer








The Pirate Planet

BBC Audio / AudioGO

4th Doctor

RRP: £13.25 (CD) / £10.99 (DL) - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  4th October 2012

 


Tom Baker stars as the Doctor in this four-part TV serial from 1978, in which the Doctor and Romana discover a planet ruled over by the tyrannical Captain.

They soon discover that all is not what it seems about the ‘pirate planet’ – and a far darker power lurks behind the scenes.






The Visitation

BBC Audio / AudioGO

5th Doctor

RRP: £13.25 (CD) / £10.99 (DL) - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  4th October 2012

 


Tegan, the young air hostess who quite unintentionally became a member of the TARDIS's crew, wants to return to her own time, but when the Doctor tries to take her back to Heathrow Airport in the twentieth century the TARDIS lands instead on the outskirts of seventeenth-century London.

The Doctor and his companions receive a decidedly unfriendly welcome - but it soon becomes clear that the sinister activities of other visitors from time and space have made the villagers extremely suspicious of outsiders.

And as a result of the aliens' evil schemes, the Doctor finds himself on the point of playing a key role in a gruesome historical event...

Matthew Waterhouse, who played the Doctor's companion Adric in the original BBC TV serial, reads Eric Saward's complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1982.






Classic Novels Box-set: Invasion Earth!

BBC Audio / AudioGO

1st Doctor

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Released:
  4th October 2012

 


A collectible slipcase containing three exciting Doctor Who audiobooks, each featuring an alien invasion of Earth!

In "The Dalek Invasion of Earth," the Doctor and his friends must fight to save the planet from the Daleks in the 21st Century. In "The Auton Invasion," a newly-regenerated Third Doctor encounters the Nestenes and their robotic "shop window dummy" servants the Autons. In "The Dinosaur Invasion," London faces an incursion of prehistoric monsters as the spearhead of Operation Golden Age.

Read by William Russell, Caroline John and Martin Jarvis, with original sound design, and Nicholas Briggs as the voice of the Daleks.






Classic Novels Box-set: Dalek Menace!

BBC Audio / AudioGO

2nd Doctor

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Released:
  4th October 2012

 


A collectible slipcase containing three exciting Doctor Who audiobooks, each featuring the Daleks!

In "Daleks: The Chase," the TARDIS is pursued through Time and Space by the Daleks, who are intent on preventing any future intervention in their plans by the Doctor. In "Daleks: Mission to the Unknown" and "Daleks: The Mutation of Time," the leader of Earth in the far future, Mavic Chen, has allied himself with the Daleks. When the Doctor steals the core of the Time Destructor, his arch enemies pursue him across the galaxy in order to retrieve it.

Read by Maureen O'Brien, Peter Purves and Jean Marsh, with original sound design, and Nicholas Briggs as the voice of the Daleks.







166 - The Acheron Pulse

Big Finish Productions

6th Doctor
RRP: £14.99
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Released:
  31st October 2012

 


The planet Cawdor. Deep in the heart of the Drashani Empire.

The Doctor lands thirty years after the Succession of Blood brought Empress Cheni to the throne. For most of her reign there has been peace and prosperity. The Empire flourished. But five years ago, the War came. And nothing was ever the same again. Now the Drashani are at war with the mysterious alien race known as the Wrath, led by the Warlord Tenebris. As more and more planets fall to their advance events are rushing to a head.

What exactly does Tenebris want? What is the secret of the Wrath's weapon, the terrifying Acheron Pulse? As the Doctor races to save an Empire, he may not like the answers he finds.







7.04 - The Companion Chronicles - The Last Post

Big Finish Productions

Liz Shaw
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Released:
  31st October 2012


People are dying. Just a few, over a period of months... but the strange thing is that each person received a letter predicting the date and time of their death.

Throughout her time as the Doctor’s assistant, Liz Shaw has been documenting these passings.

Her investigation ultimately uncovers a threat that could lead to the end of the world, but this time Liz has someone to help her.

Her mother.







Special Releases - Love And War

Big Finish Productions

7th Doctor
RRP: £14.99
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Released:
  31st October 2012

 


On a planet called Heaven, all hell is breaking loose.

Heaven is a cemetery for both humans and Draconians - a final place of rest for those lost during wartime. The Doctor arrives on a trivial mission - to find a book, or so he says - and Ace, wandering around Joycetown, becomes involved with a charismatic Traveller called Jan.

But the Doctor is strenuously opposed to the romance. What is he trying to prevent? Is he planning some more deadly game connected with the coffins revered by the mysterious Church of Vacuum and the unusual Arch that marks the location of a secret building below ground?

Archaeologist Bernice Summerfield thinks so. Her destiny is inextricably linked with that of the Doctor, but even she may not be able to save Ace from the Time Lord's plans.

This time, has the Doctor gone too far?

A new adaptation of the Virgin New Adventures novel which introduced Bernice Summerfield.






Special Releases - UNIT: Dominion (Box-set)

Big Finish Productions

7th Doctor
RRP: £30.00 (CD) / £25.00 (Download)

Released:
  December 2012

 

The universe stands on the brink of a dimensional crisis – and the Doctor and Raine are pulled into the very epicentre of it.

Meanwhile, on Earth, UNIT scientific advisor Dr Elizabeth Klein and an incarnation of the Doctor she's never encountered before are tested to the limit by a series of bizarre, alien invasions.

At the heart of it all is a terrible secret, almost as old as the Time Lords themselves. Reality is beginning to unravel and two Doctors, Klein, Raine and all of UNIT must use all their strength and guile to prevent the whole of creation being torn apart.

Written By: Nicholas Briggs and Jason Arnopp
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Cast:
Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Tracey Childs (Dr Elizabeth Klein), Beth Chalmers (Raine Creevy) Alex Macqueen (The Other Doctor), Julian Dutton (Colonel Lafayette), Bradley Gardner (Sergeant Pete Wilson), Miranda Keeling (Sylvie/Liz Morrison), Ben Porter (Private Phillips/John Starr), Sam Clemens (Major Wyland-Jones), Alex Mallinson (Private Maynard/Arunzell), Sophie Aldred (Ace).








 

Page Updated: 1/10/2012

October 2012



The Official Doctionary
BBC Children's Books
(Reference)




The Ambassadors of Death
BBC DVD
(3rd Doctor)

The Claws of Axos: SE
BBC DVD
(3rd Doctor)



The Pirate Planet
BBC Audio / AudioGO
(The 4th Doctor)

 

The Visitation
BBC Audio / AudioGO
(The 5th Doctor)

Classic Novels Box-set:
Invasion Earth!

BBC Audio / AudioGO
(The 1st Doctor)

Classic Novels Box-set:
Dalek Menace!

BBC Audio / AudioGO
(The 2nd Doctor)

166 - The Acheron Pulse
Big Finish Productions
(The 6th Doctor)

4.01 - The Lost Stories
The Queen of Time

Big Finish Productions
(The 2nd Doctor)

7.4 - The Companion Chronicles
The Last Post

Big Finish Productions
(Liz Shaw)

Special Releases
Love And War

Big Finish Productions
(7th Doctor)

 

Special Releases
UNIT: Dominion

Big Finish Productions
(7th Doctor)




No releases confirmed this month.


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