The Sarah Jane Adventures - Ten Years OnBookmark and Share

Sunday, 1 January 2017 - Reported by Marcus
Today marks the Tenth anniversary of the transmission of the first episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures.

The Doctor Who spin-off, starring the late Elisabeth Sladen, made its debut on BBC One at 4.51pm on New Year's Day 2007, with a special 60 minute special written by Russell T Davies and Gareth Roberts called Invasion of the Bane.

Also starring Samantha Bond, Yasmin Paige, Tommy Knight, Porsha Lawrence-Mavour and the voices of John Leeson and Alexander Armstrong, the episode led to a full series being comissioned, which was screened later that year. The Sarah Jane Adventures would run for five series, only ending after the death of star Elisabeth Sladen during the making of series five.

To mark the Anniversary a special Celebration video has been released on YouTube by The Attic, the group organising a reunion event for the series in Cardiff this summer.

Guests will include Tommy Knight, Daniel Anthony, Yasmin Paige, Anjli Mohindra as well as Elisabeth Sladen's husband and daughter, Brian Miller and Sadie Miller.

The day will raising money for Ty Hafan, a children's hospice based in Cardiff.

Full details on The Attic Website.

Celebration Video.




Ronnie Corbett 1930-2016Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 31 March 2016 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Ronnie Corbett as Archie in The Two Ronnies Christmas Special 1983 - The Adventures of Archie (Credit: BBC)
Ronnie Corbett with Elisabeth Sladen for the Comic Relief Special. Credit: BBC
The actor/comedian Ronnie Corbett has died, aged 85.

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he started his acting career after National Service, initially playing a number of schoolchild roles owing to his height, before migrating into comedy on television with the likes of Dickie Henderson and Jimmy Tarbuck However, it was in during The Frost Report in 1966 where he was to first meet and work alongside Ronnie Barker, leading to their successful partnership in The Two Ronnies, running between 1971 and 1987 plus specials, and the show that made him a household name.

His other major television role was as Timothy Lumsden in Sorry!, which ran from 1981-1988. In later years he appeared in films including Fierce Creatures and Burke and Hare, and on television in shows like The Ronnie Corbett Show, game show Small Talk and Ronnie's Animal Crackers, and also made appearance as 'himself' in both Extras and Little Britain.

Though not directly related to Doctor Who, he "inherits" the TARDIS from a 'Doctor' of sorts played by Ronnie Barker in their 1983 Christmas Special sketch, The Adventures of Archie. He was later to appear in The Sarah Jane Adventures universe, playing an ambassador that later turned out to be a Slitheen in the 2009 Comic Relief segment From Raxacoricofallapatorius with Love.

Outside of his career, Corbett was a keen golfer, and was also president of the Lord's Taverners cricketing charity in 1982 and 1987. He received an OBE in 1978 and then a CBE in 2012 for services to entertainment and charity.

He was married to actress and dancer Anne Hart, with two daughters who also act, Emma and Sophie.


Ronald Balfour Corbett, 4th Dec 1930 - 31 Mar 2016








Happy New YearBookmark and Share

Friday, 1 January 2016 - Reported by Willy Phantom


Happy New Year from Doctor Who News

Willy Phantom, 1st January, 2016





Advent Calendar - Day Twenty FiveBookmark and Share

Friday, 25 December 2015 - Reported by Willy Phantom


Merry Christmas from Doctor Who News

Willy Phantom, 25th December 2015





Advent Calendar - Day Twenty FourBookmark and Share

Thursday, 24 December 2015 - Reported by Willy Phantom


Everyone hangs a stocking up for when Santa arrives,
But the Doctor's hung a stocking for each one of his lives!

Willy Phantom, 24th December 2015





Advent Calendar - Day Twenty ThreeBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 - Reported by Willy Phantom


Christmas day on Skaro usually is a sad affair,
So Davros has decided to brighten up his chair.

Willy Phantom, 23rd December 2015





Advent Calendar - Day Twenty TwoBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 - Reported by Willy Phantom


Everybody's ears are stinging,
At the sound of Strax's singing.

Willy Phantom, 22nd December 2015





Advent Calendar - Day Twenty OneBookmark and Share

Monday, 21 December 2015 - Reported by Willy Phantom


Of all the shooting stars that you may see in the sky,
River Song is the one that's bound to catch your eye.

Willy Phantom, 21st December 2015





Advent Calendar - Day TwentyBookmark and Share

Sunday, 20 December 2015 - Reported by Willy Phantom


This Cyberman is not impressed with his Christmas present,
Perhaps a little upgrade will make it much more pleasant.

Willy Phantom, 20th December 2015





Advent Calendar - Day NinteenBookmark and Share

Saturday, 19 December 2015 - Reported by Willy Phantom


This Christmas tree has really given Amy Pond a scare,
Could that angel decoration really be watching her...?

Willy Phantom, 19th December 2015





Advent Calendar - Day EighteenBookmark and Share

Friday, 18 December 2015 - Reported by Willy Phantom


The Doctor thinks bow ties are cool,
And wishes us a happy yule.

Willy Phantom, 18th December 2015





Advent Calendar - Day SeventeenBookmark and Share

Thursday, 17 December 2015 - Reported by Willy Phantom


If you get hit by a snowball but nobody's in sight,
It may be the Silence trying to give you a festive fright.

Willy Phantom, 17th December 2015





Advent Calendar - Day SixteenBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 - Reported by Willy Phantom


It looks like the Master is feeling a little miffed,
I don't think he's happy with his Christmas gift...

Willy Phantom, 16th December 2015





Advent Calendar - Day FifteenBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 - Reported by Willy Phantom


We've all heard of Dasher, Dancer and Vixen,
But never forget Donna and Blitzen...

Willy Phantom, 15th December 2015