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Listen to an unreleased Delia Derbyshire track, ‘Future Ghosts’

Listen to an unreleased Delia Derbyshire track, ‘Future Ghosts’

Spliced together from a seemingly lost archive of over 300 tape reels. The BBC Radiophonic Workshop — the sound artists behind famous early electronic TV soundtracks like Doctor Who and Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy — have unveiled an unreleased highlight from their most famous member, the late Delia Derbyshire. Titled ‘Future Ghosts’, the piece was made of various elements from Derbyshire’s seemingly lost tape archive. The collection, containing over 300 tape reels, was found in the artist’s attic after…

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Bessie brings Doctor Who to Beaulieu

Bessie brings Doctor Who to Beaulieu

AN ICONIC car from the tales of the Time Lords is now on show at the National Motor Museum in the New Forest. Doctor Who’s much-loved car Bessie, which was a favourite with millions of viewers for its futuristic features in the Seventies, has been put on show in “On Screen Cars” at the Beaulieu museum. The Earth-based transport for Jon Pertwee’s third Doctor was a bright yellow vintage car replica which starred in many episodes of the cult sci-fi…

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Time for Jason Onion’s replica Tardis to travel to a new home

Time for Jason Onion’s replica Tardis to travel to a new home

Many weird and wonderful things have gone under the hammer at the Canterbury Auction Galleries. However, right up there in the novelty stakes must be a life-size replica of Doctor Who’s Tardis, which is due to be sold in November with an estimate of up to £5,000. The fictional time travelling machine was made by lifelong fan of the series Jason Onion, who is also a friend of the family of the show’s co-creator, the late Anthony Coburn. Constructed of…

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CELEBRATING SYLVESTER MCCOY: THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

CELEBRATING SYLVESTER MCCOY: THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

Today is the 30th anniversary of Sylvester McCoy’s first appearance as the Seventh Doctor in 1987’s Time and the Rani. We asked Doctor Who Big Finish writer and BAFTA-nominated documentarian Chris Chapman to talk about his love for Doctor number seven. THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN By Chris Chapman When I was 7 years old, Doctor Who was massive. All the kids I knew watched it. We were all terrified by the monsters – the Daleks, the Cybermen, those ones that came out of the…

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The KLF (AKA The Timelords) Special on BBC 6 Music

The KLF (AKA The Timelords) Special on BBC 6 Music

The KLF who brought us the classic number 1 hit of 1988, “Doctorin The TARDIS”, (under the pseudonym The Timelords) are to have a special programme dedicated to them this Sunday, August 27th, on BBC 6 Music at 13:00 (BST) The KLF are back and to celebrate the publication of their new novel, we look back on their incredibly influential and controversial career. From burning one million pounds in cash to leaving a dead sheep at the Brit Awards, the…

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Malaysians lead the way in their love for British Drama

Malaysians lead the way in their love for British Drama

From Rowan Atkinson’s Maigret and the Teletubbies, to Doctor Who and The Great British Bake-Off, Malaysians are enamoured with British actors and TV programmes. In a poll recently conducted by BBC Worldwide* on the viewing habits and attitudes towards British programmes of those living in seven Asian territories,  Malaysians were the most avid fans of British drama with 65% of those sampled frequently tuning in to the likes of Doctor Who, Silent Witness and SS-GB. Viewers in India and China,…

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WHO Talk – New Releases!

WHO Talk – New Releases!

WHO TALK releases two brand new commentaries! A Brand New commentary for the 1971 Doctor Who serial The Claws of Axos featuring Katy Manning, Richard Franklin and Bernard Holley. Adventures in Time brings together a variety of historical Hartnell themed episodes featuring commentaries on The Aztecs, The Romans and The Crusades. Special Edition Bundle also available – covers autographed by thhe cast and bonus disc with exclusive material! August sees the release of two new Who Talk CDs as we…

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I can’t explain how excited I was when Doctor Who got a black companion

I can’t explain how excited I was when Doctor Who got a black companion

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t a Whovian. Even when the original series of Doctor Who came to an end in 1989, I continued adding to my collection of memorabilia, reading the novels and hoping that one day, the show might come back. The show also influenced my decision to become a journalist as I grew up watching the adventures of companion, Sarah Jane Smith and the Fourth Doctor. In my young mind at the time, it made…

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BIG BEN CHIMES NO MORE! THE LONDON LANDMARK’S DOCTOR WHO HISTORY

BIG BEN CHIMES NO MORE! THE LONDON LANDMARK’S DOCTOR WHO HISTORY

Perhaps the most iconic clock in the world, Big Ben is about to be silenced. Its famous bongs will not be heard in the centre of London as restoration work sees the bell gagged for four years. And, as Whovians may know, Big Ben (or “Elizabeth Tower” to give it its proper name – “Big Ben” is actually the name of the bell itself), has made numerous appearances in Doctor Who since the Sixties. Before we delve into the Whostory…

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