Lethbridge-Stewart: additional free Kindle novels this weekendBookmark and Share

Saturday, 16 June 2018 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Candy Jar Books have made a second set of their Lethbridge-Stewart novels available to freely download via Kindle over the next five days:

As the Doctor Who marathon on Twitch continues, Candy Jar is pleased to announce one final set of free Kindle downloads until the autumn:

Free on Kindle for five days (starting June 16th):
  • ’48 Crash: Aliens visit the Radio One Roadshow. A special edition Lethbridge-Stewart short story to celebrate the 50th anniversary of BBC Radio 1. Author, Mark Carton, has been shortlisted in the People’s Book Prize and you can vote for his book The Book Spy.
  • The HAVOC Files: A collection of short stories featuring Doctor Who legend, the Brigadier. Includes exclusive story, The Enfolded Time.
  • Mind of Stone: Doctor Who legend, the Brigadier, finds himself in Wormwood Scrubs prison after blowing up a small village. The only way to escape is to befriend the prison's most notorious prisoner!
  • The Dreamer’s Lament: The Brigadier finds himself trapped in the past in a village full of zombies.

Lethbridge-Stewart: '48 Crash (Credit: Candy Jar Books) Lethbridge-Stewart: The Havoc Files (Credit: Candy-Jar Books) Lethbridge-Stewart: Mind of Stone (Credit: Candy Jar Books) Lethbridge-Stewart: The Dreamer's Lament (Credit: Candy Jar Books)

Space Helmet for a Cow II - Exclusive ExtractBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 - Reported by Marcus
Space Helmet for a Cow II (Credit: Mad Norwegian Press)Mad Norwegian Press have published the second volume of Space Helmet for a Cow - The Mad, True Story of Doctor Who, and Doctor Who News is pleased to offer readers an exclusive extract from the book.

In Space Helmet for a Cow 2, award-winning writer Paul Kirkley (Doctor Who Magazine, Radio Times, SFX) continues his witty and irreverent history of Doctor Who, from the wilderness years of the 1990s – when the 30th anniversary special was so bad, it didn’t even go straight to video – to its triumphant 50th birthday celebrations, when every single person in the world sat down to watch Doctor Who together. (Except Christopher Eccleston, who was busy.)

From Hugo Award-winning publisher Mad Norwegian Press, it’s the book that answers such burning questions as: Did Benny and Bjorn from Abba really plan a Torchwood musical called Weevil Rock You? Which Doctors shared a bed? Did Blue Peter and Sad Tony eventually find love? How did David Tennant become his own son-in-law? And was there really a sequel to Carnival of Monsters at Wembley Arena, or did we dream it?

Thanks to Mad Norwegian Press Doctor Who News is able to offer a free download of a complete section of the book, dealing with the years 1990-2003. At 25,000+ words, this is a comprehensive guide to Doctor Who’s “wilderness years” - with jokes - that also works as a standalone read in itself.

The full version of Space Helmet for a Cow 2: The Mad, True Story of Doctor Who (1990-2013) can be purchased from Amazon. UK US CA DE

Lethbridge-Stewart: 2-for-1 offerBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Lethbridge-Stewart: 2-for-1 offer (Credit: Candy Jar Books)Due to the success of their Super Weekend Sale, Candy Jar Books is continuing a special offer throughout the week until Monday 1st of August.

  • Buy Moon Blink and get The Showstoppers free
    (plus, short stories The Lock-In and The Band of Evil available on request)
  • Buy The Schizoid Earth and get Beast of Fang Rock free
    (plus, short stories Legacies and The Dogs of War available on request)

This offer can be found via this website and is limited to the UK due to postage costs; however non-UK residents can still request the free short stories by emailing lauren@candyjarbooks.co.uk

4th Doctor Scarf - Easter OfferBookmark and Share

Friday, 3 April 2015 - Reported by Marcus

Doctor Who News is pleased to offer readers a chance to purchase an official Doctor Who 4th Doctor Scarf at a special discounted price.

The 18 foot scarf is a replica of the one worn by Tom Baker throughout Seasons 16 and 17 of Doctor Who
  • Length: 18ft (5.48m) excluding tassels and Width: 10 inches (25cm)
  • Made from 100% premium quality Acrylic
  • Free UK delivery
  • 90 day money back guarantee means that if you're not 100% happy, you can simply send it back and receive a full refund - with no questions asked.
Readers of Doctor Who News can enjoy a discount of 10% off the retail price of £69.99.

To take advantage of the offer use the code DOCTOR10. The offer runs throughout the weekend and ends at midnight on Sunday.

To order click this link

Doctor Who Legacy - Special OfferBookmark and Share

Thursday, 26 March 2015 - Reported by Marcus
To mark the 10th anniversary of the transmission of Rose, Doctor Who: Legacy, has launched a new 8-bit pixelated adventure, Bigger on the Inside.

Thanks to Tiny Rebel Press, we can offer readers of Doctor Who News a special code for the 3rd Doctor's pixel costume. The code expires at the end of the weekend or after 10,000 claims.

Offer Code: 6662-6495-2655-3937

Big Finish: Destiny of the Doctors offerBookmark and Share

Monday, 5 January 2015 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The Big Finish range of special offers over Christmas is reaching its end, and for the twelfth day they have the complete 50th Anniversary audio anthology Destiny of the Doctor available for download for the next couple of days at the discounted price of £2.99 each or £30 for the set.

Destiny of the Doctor - full range (Credit: AudioGo / Big Finish)

You can find full details about the offer from the Big Finish website.

Big Finish Christmas offersBookmark and Share

Monday, 29 December 2014 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The Companion Chronicles: The Scorchies (Credit: Big Finish)Big Finish are running a "12 Days of Big Finish-mas" special offer over the course of the festive period, during which each day sees an item from their catalogue of series made available for download at a special price of £2.99 for 48 hours.

Details of each day can be found via their website: today's offer features the Companion Chronicle The Scorchies, which stars Katy Manning reprising her role as Jo Grant.

Silva Screen August saleBookmark and Share

Friday, 1 August 2014 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The 50th Anniversary Collection (Credit: Silva Screen)Silva Screen are running a special offer on their catalogue of Doctor Who related albums during August, which includes their recent releases of The 50th Anniversary Collection and An Adventure in Space and Time.

See their website for full details of pricing and availability.

Humble Bundle deal on IDW ComicsBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Humble Bundle Inc. - an initiative to sell digital collections on a limited timescale at a price the purchasher wishes to pay - is currently running a bundle of Doctor Who comics from IDW Publishing:

Over 60 brilliant issues. The Humble Doctor Who Comic Bundle features 14 collections of graphic novel storytelling, allowing you to travel with The Doctor as he adventures through all of space and time. Name your price for Fugitive, Tesseract, and Final Sacrifice featuring the 10th Doctor, David Tennant, alongside Doctor Who: Series 2 Vols. 1-4, featuring the 11th Doctor, Matt Smith. As an added bonus, we’re throwing in the Android-based puzzle game Doctor Who: Legacy, which includes 10 pre-unlocked Doctors! Grab your sonic screwdriver and fight alongside quite a few recognizable companions as you battle Cybermen, Daleks, and more on episode-based levels!

Need even more wibbly wobbly, timey wimey...stuff? Beat the average and you will receive four more volumes! From Series 3, this collection includes The Hypothetical Gentleman, The Eye of Ashaya, Sky Jacks!, and Dead Man’s Hand, giving you even more of the fishstick and custard eating 11th Doctor.

This bundle is definitely bigger on the inside. Pay $15 or more and you’ll also receive the 3 volume series The Prisoners of Time. Released in 2013 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, this 12-issue story features all 11 past Doctors, from William Hartnell to Matt Smith, and culminates in a multi-doctor issue! Wrapping up the bundle (much like a bowtie): the 50th anniversary celebration issue and 2014 Hugo Award-nominee, The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who - a meta-story in which the 11th Doctor travels to the present day to discover an actor, Matt Smith, playing him in a TV show!

Fugitive (Series 1 Vol 1) (Credit: IDW) The Ripper (Series 2 Vol 1) (Credit: IDW) Hypothetical Gentleman (Series 3 Vol 1) (Credit: IDW) Prisoners of Time (Vol 1) (Credit: IDW) The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who (Credit: IDW)

Pay what you want. Purchased separately, these comic books would cost more than $70, but we’re letting you set the price.

DRM-free. Compatible with computers and mobile devices. These comics are available in multiple formats including MOBI, PDF, PDF (HD) and EPUB, so they work on your computer, eBook readers, and a wide array of mobile devices! Instructions and a list of recommended reading programs can be found here.

Support charity. You can choose exactly how you want your purchase to be divided: to Doctors Without Borders or The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. You may also thank IDW Publishing or even us with a few coins in the tip jar.

The offer is available until the 28th May; full details are available from their website.

Big Finish: Doctor Who adventures range saleBookmark and Share

Monday, 6 January 2014 - Reported by Chuck Foster
To finish off their 2012/13 festive offers, Big Finish are offering adventures 51 to 75 of their regular Doctor Who range at a special price until the 13th January for both CD and download.

For full details and to order any of the adventures, visit the Big Finish website.

The Ninth Day of Big Finish-masBookmark and Share

Thursday, 2 January 2014 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The Nicholas Courtney Memoirs - A Soldier in Time (Credit: Big Finish)The ninth day in Big Finish's special offers for Christmas is for The Nicholas Courtney Memoirs, which is available to purchase for download at a special price for the next couple of days only.

Nicholas Courtney, aka Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, looks back over his time working with multiple Doctors on many eras of Doctor Who.

The offers continue tomorrow with a puzzling case for the first Doctor ...

12 Days of Big Finish-masBookmark and Share

Thursday, 26 December 2013 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Big Finish are running a number of special offers over the twelve days of Christmas as part of the festive celebrations, selected from a many of their range of series.

Today's offering is the The Butcher of Brisbane, a Fifth Doctor tale that acts as a "prequel" to The Talons of Weng-Chiang, and is available to download from the Big Finish website at a special price for the next couple of days.

The Butcher of Brisbane (Credit: Big Finish)The Butcher of Brisbane
Starring Peter Davison as The Doctor, Janet Fielding as Tegan, Mark Strickson as Turlough, Sarah Sutton as Nyssa, and Angus Wright as Magnus Greel

Adopting the alias of Weng-Chiang, the 51st century war criminal Magnus Greel will one day arrive in Victorian London by Time Cabinet – only to meet his doom, his plans undone by the Time Lord known as the Doctor.

The Doctor never believed he'd meet Greel again. But when a TARDIS trip to companion Tegan's home town goes wrong, the Doctor ends up in the younger Greel's heyday – in a world on the brink of all-out war.

With the Doctor at the mercy of Greel's alien associate Findecker and his army of mutations, Tegan is about to learn just why they called Greel 'The Butcher of Brisbane'...

Big Finish: special one-day 10% saleBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Big Finish have announced a special 10% discount across all of their ranges for one day only:

Doctor Who, Blake's 7, Stargate, Dark Shadows, Sherlock Holmes, Highlander, Vienna, Bernice Summerfield, The Confessions of Dorian Gray, Drama Showcase, Graceless, Sapphire & Steel, 2000AD - everything! And that includes all subscriptions and bundle offers too! Please note that this is the only time all subscriptions will be discounted!

Simply choose your items, head to the checkout, type in discount code mayday and your order will be reduced by 10%. Don't miss this amazing offer - today only (1st May), midnight to midnight UK time.

The Ice Warriors: DVD details announced / Big Finish weekend offerBookmark and Share

Friday, 12 April 2013 - Reported by Chuck Foster
BBC Worldwide have announced details for the forthcoming release of The Ice Warriors on DVD. The two-disc set has been provisionally scheduled for release on 26th August 2013 for R2 and 28th August for R4 (a R1 date has yet to be confirmed).

The Ice Warriors
Release date: 26 Aug 2013 UK

The Ice Warriors - Cover (R2) (Credit: BBC Worldwide)Starring Patrick Troughton as Doctor Who, Frazer Hines as Jamie, and Deborah Watling as Victoria
Written by Brian Hayles
Directed by Derek Martinus

Broadcast: Sat 11 Nov - Sat 16 Dec 1967

In the distant future, Earth faces a new Ice Age. While a dedicated team of scientists battle to hold the approaching glaciers at bay, a startling discovery is made deep within the ice… an alien warrior, frozen for millennia. When the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria arrive they soon discover Earth is under threat from the Ice Warriors – fearsome Martians intent on conquering our planet for themselves…

Special Features: Disc One
Special Features: Disc One
  • Cold Fusion (dur. 24’31”) – Cast and crew look back at the making of the story. With actors Frazer Hines, Deborah Watling and Sonny Caldinez, designer Jeremy Davies, and James Bresslaw (son of the late actor Bernard Bresslaw)
  • Beneath the Ice (dur. 10’31”) - A look behind the scenes of the animated Ice Warrior episodes. Producers Chris Chapman and Niel Bushnell, together with animation director Chris Chatterton from Qurios lift the lid on the process used to bring Varga and his Warriors back to life
  • VHS Links (dur. 19’19”) – the introduction to the story and linking material covering the two missing episodes, as used on the VHS release of the story in 1998. Includes the BBC Video “Adjust your tracking control” caption for a true sense of nostalgia!
  • Blue Peter Design-a-Monster (dur. 10’04”) – the competition launch and subsequent winners of the 1967 Design-a-Monster competition, which ran during the transmission of The Ice Warriors
  • Doctor Who Stories – Frazer Hines part two (dur. 13’ 48”) - the second part of this interview with Frazer Hines shot in 2004 for The Story of Doctor Who looks at his later appearances in the series
  • Photo Gallery (dur. 3’53”) - 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
  • Programme subtitles
A number of new stills from the animated episodes have also been published, including a recent tweet by producer Chris Chapman comparing the animation with an existing telesnap:
The Ice Warriors - animation/image comparison (Credit: Chris Chapman/BBC Worldwide)

BBC Worldwide have also released a brief video excerpt to demonstrate the animation via their YouTube channel.

Big Finish: Ice Warriors special offer

Saturday has yet more Ice Warrior excitement, as the Martians return to television in Cold War. To celebrate their appearance Big Finish are running a special offer on their adventures in audio/download over the weekend:

Ice Warrior (Credit: Big Finish)The Ice Warriors are back! This weekend sees the return of everyone's favourite Martian menace to TV screens in Doctor Who's latest episode Cold War. And what better way to celebrate than to enjoy some top Ice Warrior action on CD or download audiobook, on offer until Monday morning individually or as a bundle of all ten stories!

The complete list of titles on offer are as follows:

Doctor Who: Red Dawn
Doctor Who: Frozen Time
Doctor Who: The Bride of Peladon
Doctor Who: The Judgement of Isskar
Doctor Who - The Lost Stories: Mission to Magnus
Doctor Who - The Lost Stories: Thin Ice
Doctor Who - The Companion Chronicles: The Prisoner of Peladon
Doctor Who - The Eighth Doctor Adventures: Deimos
Doctor Who - The Eighth Doctor Adventures: The Resurrection of Mars
Bernice Summerfield: Dance of the Dead

To order a bundle, just click the 'bundles' button on one of the product pages. Please note that as Bernice Summerfield: Dance of the Dead is not available for download, purchasers of the download bundle will be sent a CD of this title.