Comic Art AuctionBookmark and Share

Thursday, 6 December 2018 - Reported by Marcus
A charity in Liverpool is auctioning off 30 pieces of original comic art, including Doctor Who releated items.

2018 marks People First Merseyside's 30th anniversary and to mark the occasion they are auctioning off 30 pieces of original comic art! 100% of all the winning bids will go direct to People First Merseyside to help them continue their work.

The charity is a regional self-advocacy charity which is run by and for adults with learning disabilities. They are all about supporting adults with learning disabilities to speak out, be respected and live active, healthy and happy lives. Their work helps improve confidence and self-esteem, reduce social isolation, improve psychological well-being and gives people more choice and control over their lives.

Paul Dawson, who has put this auction together, hopes there will be something for everybody in the mix.
I have loved comic books for as long as I can remember and I decided to try to use some blank comic book sketch covers from my collection to try and give something back to People First Merseyside. When the first artist said yes I was blown away and that feeling never went away as more and more artists said yes.

I never expected to get as positive a response as we ended up with and I cannot thank the artists who's work I love enough for taking time out of their schedule to help People First Merseyside.
The auctions are on eBay from until Saturday 8th December -




It Takes You Away - This WeekendBookmark and Share

Saturday, 1 December 2018 - Reported by Marcus
A number of new publicity images to promote this week's episode of Doctor Who, It Takes You Away
It Takes You Away

Writer: Ed Hime
Director: Jamie Childs

On the edge of a Norwegian fjord, in the present day, The Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz discover a boarded-up cottage and a girl named Hanne in need of their help.

What has happened here?

What monster lurks in the woods around the cottage – and beyond?
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Episode 9 Trailer | It Takes You Away | Doctor Who

This episode will debut on BBC One at 6.30pm.

Main Broadcast Details
United KingdomBBC OneSunday 2nd December6.30pm GMT
United States of AmericaBBC AmericaSunday 2nd December8.00pm EST
CanadaSPACESunday 2nd December8.00pm EST
AustraliaABCMonday 3rd December6.00pm AEDT

Full listings here




Kerblam! - This WeekendBookmark and Share

Friday, 16 November 2018 - Reported by Marcus
A number of new publicity images to promote this week's episode of Doctor Who, Kerblam!
Kerblam!

Writer: Pete McTighe
Director: Jennifer Perrott

Delivery for the Doctor!

A mysterious message arrives in a package addressed to the Doctor, leading her, Graham, Yaz and Ryan to investigate the warehouse moon orbiting Kandoka, and the home of the galaxy’s largest retailer: Kerblam!
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Episode 7 Trailer | Kerblam! | Doctor Who

This episode will debut on BBC One at 6.30pm.

Main Broadcast Details
United KingdomBBC OneSunday 18th November6.30pm BST
United States of AmericaBBC AmericaSunday 19th November8.00pm EDT
CanadaSPACESunday 18th November8.00pm EDT
AustraliaABCMonday 19th November6.00pm AEST

Full listings here




Doctor Who: Episodes Nine and TenBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - Reported by Marcus
The BBC has released details of Doctor Who Episodes Nine and Ten.

It Takes You Away (Credit: BBC Studios)Episode Nine: It Takes You Away

On the edge of a Norwegian fjord, in the present day, The Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz discover a boarded-up cottage and a girl named Hanne in need of their help.

What has happened here?

What monster lurks in the woods around the cottage – and beyond?

Guest starring Ellie Wallwork and Kevin Eldon.

Written by Ed Hime.

Directed by Jamie Childs.
The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos (Credit: BBC Studios)Episode Ten: The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos

On the planet of Ranskoor Av Kolos, lies the remains of a brutal battlefield. But as the Doctor, Graham, Yaz and Ryan answer nine separate distress calls, they discover the planet holds far more secrets.

Who is the mysterious commander with no memory? What lies beyond the mists? Who or what are the Ux?

The answers will lead the Doctor and her friends towards a deadly reckoning.

Guest starring Phyllis Logan, Mark Addy and Percelle Ascott.

Written by Chris Chibnall.

Directed by Jamie Childs.




Demons Of The Punjab - New PicturesBookmark and Share

Saturday, 10 November 2018 - Reported by Marcus
A number of new publicity images to promote this week's episode of Doctor Who, Demons Of The Punjab
Demons Of The Punjab

Writer: Vinay Patel
Director: Jamie Childs

What’s the point of having a mate with a time machine, if you can’t nip back and see your gran when she was younger?”

India, 1947. The Doctor and her friends arrive in the Punjab, as the country is being torn apart. While Yaz attempts to discover her grandmother’s hidden history, the Doctor discovers demons haunting the land. Who are they and what do they want?
Demons Of The Punjab: Yaz (Mandip Gill) (Credit: BBC Studios (Ben Blackall))Demons Of The Punjab: Graham (Bradley Walsh), Yaz (Mandip Gill) (Credit: BBC Studios (Ben Blackall))Demons Of The Punjab: The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) (Credit: BBC Studios (Ben Blackall))Demons Of The Punjab: The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) (Credit: BBC Studios (Ben Blackall))Demons Of The Punjab: Yaz (Mandip Gill) (Credit: BBC Studios (Ben Blackall))Demons Of The Punjab: The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Graham (Bradley Walsh), Prem (Shane Zaza), Ryan (Tosin Cole), Yaz (Mandip Gill) (Credit: BBC Studios (Ben Blackall))Demons Of The Punjab: The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Graham (Bradley Walsh), Hasna (Shaheen Khan), Umbreen (Amita Suman), Ryan (Tosin Cole) (Credit: BBC Studios (Ben Blackall))Demons Of The Punjab: Hasna (Shaheen Khan), Prem (Shane Zaza), Umbreen (Amita Suman) (Credit: BBC Studios (Ben Blackall))Demons Of The Punjab: Yaz (Mandip Gill), Hasna (Shaheen Khan) (Credit: BBC Studios (Ben Blackall))Demons Of The Punjab: Manish (Hamza Jeetooa) (Credit: BBC Studios (Ben Blackall))Demons Of The Punjab: Hasna (Shaheen Khan) (Credit: BBC Studios (Ben Blackall))Demons Of The Punjab: Umbreen (Amita Suman) (Credit: BBC Studios (Ben Blackall))Demons Of The Punjab: Yaz (Mandip Gill), The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Ryan (Tosin Cole), Graham (Bradley Walsh) (Credit: BBC Studios (Ben Blackall))Demons Of The Punjab: Graham (Bradley Walsh), Yaz (Mandip Gill) (Credit: BBC Studios (Ben Blackall))


Episode 6 Trailer | Demons Of The Punjab | Doctor Who

This episode will debut on BBC One at 7.00pm.

Main Broadcast Details
United KingdomBBC OneSunday 11th November7.00pm BST
United States of AmericaBBC AmericaSunday 11th November8.00pm EDT
CanadaSPACESunday 11th November8.00pm EDT
AustraliaABCMonday 12th November6.00pm AEST

Full listings here




Doctor Who - Episodes Seven and EightBookmark and Share

Monday, 5 November 2018 - Reported by Marcus
The BBC has released details of Doctor Who Episodes Seven and Eight

Kerblam! (Credit: BBC Studios (Ben Blackall))Episode Seven: Kerblam!

“Delivery for the Doctor!”

A mysterious message arrives in a package addressed to the Doctor, leading her, Graham, Yaz and Ryan to investigate the warehouse moon orbiting Kandoka, and the home of the galaxy’s largest retailer: Kerblam!

Guest starring Julie Hesmondhalgh and Lee Mack.

Written by Pete McTighe.

Directed by Jennifer Perrott.
The Witchfinders (Credit: BBC Studios (Ben Blackall))Episode Eight: The Witchfinders

The Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz arrive in 17th century Lancashire and become embroiled in a witch trial, run by the local landowner.

As fear stalks the land, the arrival of King James I only serves to intensify the witch hunt. But is there something even more dangerous at work? Can the Doctor and friends keep the people of Bilehurst Cragg safe from all the forces that are massing in the land?

Guest starring Siobhan Finneran and Alan Cumming.

Written by Joy Wilkinson.

Directed by Sallie Aprahamian.




Cosmic Masque VIBookmark and Share

Thursday, 1 November 2018 - Reported by Marcus
Cosmic Masque (Credit: DWAS)
The latest edition of the Doctor Who Appreciation SocietyPublication, Cosmic Masque, is now available for download.

Cosmic Masque is the Doctor Who Appreciation Society’s free-to-download e-magazine. The title is all about fandom - being a fan, taking part, contributing, and just enjoying.

The latest issue runs to 61 pages and contains fiction, merchandise reviews, event reviews, and interviews. It is available free of charge as a download at the DWAS website along with many items.

Cosmic Masque was first published in 1977 and a facsimile of that first edition remains available from the DWAS eBay store.

All proceeds go towards the DWAS Heritage Plaque fund.




Doctor Who Episodes Three and FourBookmark and Share

Sunday, 14 October 2018 - Reported by Marcus
The BBC has released details of Doctor Who Episodes Three and Four

Vinette Robinson playing Rosa Parks (Credit: BBC Studios)Episode Three: Rosa

If she can live here her whole life, a couple of hours ain’t gonna kill me. They ain’t gonna kill me, right?

Montgomery, Alabama. 1955. The Doctor and her friends find themselves in the Deep South of America. As they encounter a seamstress by the name of Rosa Parks, they begin to wonder: is someone attempting to change history?

Guest starring Vinette Robinson and Josh Bowman.

Written by Malorie Blackman and Chris Chibnall.

Directed by Mark Tonderai.
Tanya Fear (Credit: BBC Studios)Episode Four: Arachnids In The UK

Something’s happening with the spiders in this city.

The Doctor, Yaz, Graham and Ryan find their way back to Yorkshire – and Yaz’s family – only to find something is stirring amidst the eight-legged arachnid population of Sheffield.

Guest starring Chris Noth and Shobna Gulati.

Written by Chris Chibnall.

Directed by Sallie Aprahamian.
The series continues with Episode Two, The Ghost Monument, later today




The Unofficial Dr Who Annual 1972Bookmark and Share

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - Reported by Marcus
The Unofficial Dr Who Annual 1972 (Credit: Terraqueous Distributers)
Fan project The Unofficial Dr Who Annual 1972 is to be published in February 2019 with a host of star names involved.

Katy Manning, John Levene, Mike Tucker and Alister Pearson have all contributed to the publication, joining a large number of Doctor Who fan writers and artists.

And in a further scoop, Wayne Howarth – the son of Walter Howarth, who was the main illustrator on some of the original annuals – has also lent his artistic skills to the book.

Announced on Doctor Who News late last year with an appeal for contributors, this homage to the World Distributors-produced annuals of the 1970s will be a physical publication packed with stories, puzzles and features, and is intended to fill the gap when – to fans’ great surprise and disappointment – a Doctor Who annual wasn’t published in the autumn of 1971, following Jon Pertwee’s second season in the title role.

Had one come out then, it would have seen Katy Manning’s companion character Jo Grant – who burst into the Doctor’s life on TV in January that year – featured in annual form for the first time. Instead, her inaugural annual appearance happened the following autumn, in 1972, when World Distributors, which began publishing the official Doctor Who annuals in autumn 1965, resumed their production with an annual for 1973 – the first time the cover bore an identifying year. The Manchester-based publisher continued bringing out the annuals until autumn 1985.

Terraqueous Distributors, publishers of The Unofficial Dr Who Annual 1972, said:
We’re incredibly excited by it. As fans of the original annuals, this has been a dream of ours for many years. Everyone has worked hard to emulate and evoke the style, tone and quirkiness of the 1970s annuals. We are so fortunate to have had the kindness and support from all those who have contributed.

Over the years, the programme has been a great inspiration to all of the fans involved in the project, which shows in the talent and creativeness of the material submitted – and it’s only natural that the fans would want to give something back. We’ve been absolutely knocked out by the support from the fan community.

There is so much talent in this fan project that we are convinced The Unofficial Dr Who Annual 1972 will be a springboard for many of those involved. “This is a labour of love by enthusiasts. No-one has been paid for their work. Their support and kindness have been overwhelming.

The project was launched last September and it was initially hoped that the annual would be published this year, but it has been a monumental task and of course people have only been able to work on it in their spare time, so the publication date has unavoidably spilled over into 2019.

However, we think it’s going to be well worth the wait – at last, that niggling gap on Doctor Who fans’ bookshelves is going to be plugged, putting right a very long-standing wrong!
The price of the annual will be determined nearer the time, when the precise date of publication and details of how it can be bought will also be announced.

A Facebook page for the project has been set up.




Teaser Footage ReleasedBookmark and Share

Thursday, 19 July 2018 - Reported by Marcus
The BBC today revealed the first teaser footage for the brand new series of Doctor Who, featuring Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole.

Offering a taste of what’s in store for viewers this autumn, the series trail sees the Doctor and her new friends, Ryan Sinclair (Cole), Yasmin Khan (Gill) and Graham O’Brien (Walsh), traveling through space and time

Doctor Who: Series 11 TrailerNew Doctor Who, new friends, new adventures.




First Trailer for Series 11 ReleasedBookmark and Share

Sunday, 15 July 2018 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who PreviewNew Doctor Who, new friends, new adventures.




Christmas Episode Confirmed?Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 5 July 2018 - Reported by Marcus

The first indication that Doctor Who will have a Christmas episode this year has come thanks to an entry on the CV of the programme's editor.

Doctor Who will return this autumn with a special 65-minute episode, followed by nine 50 minute episodes. Until now there has been no indication as to whether the production team would be making an extra episode to be shown at Christmas.

However, an entry in the online CV of Edel McDonnell, an editor on the programme, indicated he will be working on a Christmas special to be directed by Wayne Yip, who previously directed the twelfth Doctor episodes The Lie Of The Land and Empress Of Mars.

Production Guide




BBC Goes to Court to Identify LeakerBookmark and Share

Monday, 2 July 2018 - Reported by Marcus
Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor (Credit: BBC/Steve Schofield)The BBC has gone to court to try to obtain details to identify the individual responsible for leaking clips from Jodie Whittaker's first full episode as The Doctor.

Last week a 53 second clip, thought to be from the debut episode of the new series, was released unofficially online. The clip has since been removed by BBC Worldwide.

The BBC has confirmed it has requested a clerk at the California federal court issue a subpoena to Tapatalk, a mobile community platform in the United States, in order to get information allowing them to identify the source of the leak.

A spokesman for BBC Studios said
We take theft and illegal distribution of our content extremely seriously. We will strive to protect our programme-makers, audiences and licence fee payers from any breaches of security - ensuring Doctor Who fans enjoy the final and fully completed version of the episode when it premieres
The unfinished clip had temporary music and had not gone through the grading process which determines the final visual look of the scene.

Doctor Who has been plagued by leaks ever since it returned in 2005 when footage from Rose was released via a Canadian third party company. In that case the individual responsible for the leak had their employment terminated.

A leak 2013 was more embarrassing for the Corporation, when BBC Worldwide released the US Blu-Ray disc of the season climax before it had aired on television.

Doctor Who is due to return to screens this Autumn.




Temporal Logbook II: Further JourneysBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - Reported by Marcus
Temporal Logbook II: Further Journeys (Credit: Pencil Tip Publishing)
Temporal Logbook II: Further Journeys from Pencil Tip Publishing, has been officially released.
“I promised you something spectacular,” the Doctor said, “and here we are.”

From Canterbury Cathedral to a space station orbiting a Dyson sphere, the Doctor has seen countless worlds throughout his many lives.

Temporal Logbook II: Further Journeys tells some of those stories — fifteen gripping tales showing the universe through the eyes of thirteen incarnations including the War Doctor.
Contributors include Hamish Crawford, Nic Ford, Russell McGee, Richard Peevers, Tony Jones, Rob Nisbet, R.P. Fox, Kate Coleman, Kevin Mason, Frank Danes, David Smith and Violet Addison, J.E. Remy, Fionna MacDonald and Nick Mellish.

All proceeds from this publication will be donated in support of the Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia (MDABC) which is a non-profit organization that provides treatment, support, education, and hope of recovery for people living with a mood disorder.

To order a copy click here