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31 MARCH 2006 | MERCHANDISE | ACTION FIGURE update

As of Friday 31 March, London's THE STAMP CENTRE has stock of ALL the CHARACTER OPTIONS DOCTOR WHO action figures including the hard to find:

  • ROSE AND K9 (£9.95)
  • CASSANDRA (£6.95)
  • MOXX OF BALHOON (£6.95)

Call the shop for availability (say that eyeofhorus.org.uk sent you!). 020 7240 3778 (avoid telephoning during lunchtime - closes at 17:00).

Friendly service too.

   
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30 MARCH 2006 | SERIES 2 | BBC BREAKFAST NEWS

This morning, David Tennant and Billie Piper appeared on BBC BREAKFAST NEWS to launch SERIES 2.

It contained extensive clips of STAR WARS-esque futuristic city-scapes and SPOLIERS from episode 1, NEW EARTH.

Plus coverage in the PRESS/ONLINE is at fever-pitch. With more SPOILERS than you can shake a stick at.

How dare they; thought EOH was the home of SPOLIERS according to the competition!

  • EXTERNAL LINK BBC WILTSHIRE
  • EXTERNAL LINK THE INDEPENDENT
  • EXTERNAL LINK THE SUN
  • EXTERNAL LINK THE GUARDIAN
  • EXTERNAL LINK iC WALES
  • EXTERNAL LINK THE MIRROR
  • EXTERNAL LINK THE SCOTSMAN
  • EXTERNAL LINK iC WALES - RTD story
  • EXTERNAL LINK BBC ENTERTAINMENT

More as it comes in.

   
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29 MARCH 2006 | MERCHANDISE | DOCTOR WHO ADVENTURES

Following in the massive success of the 2005 series of DOCTOR WHO amongst younger viewers, BBC Magazines is launching a brand new fortnightly publication aimed at 6-12 year olds.

Toni Round, Publisher of BBC Youth & Children's Magazines commented: "DOCTOR WHO ADVENTURES will be packed with monsters and secrets, and be full of entertainment, action and humour - the must-have magazine for young fans."

DOCTOR WHO ADVENTURES will include original comic strips featuring the Tenth Doctor and Rose, interviews, competitions, puzzles and behind-the-scenes photos.

Each issue will also come with a free gift on the cover - Issue 1 boasts a DOCTOR WHO stationery set. Eager young (and not-so-young) readers can get their hands on the first edition from 5 April.

   
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29 MARCH 2006 | MERCHANDISE | Help the BBC - stop the pirates

It's time to personal.

The scourge of pirated DOCTOR WHO DVDs have blighted the BBC for months, even more so after the broadcast of David Tennant's THE CHRISTMAS INVASION.

The official BBC DOCTOR WHO website has a issued an email "hotline" for fans to report disreputable individuals selling dodgy copies on auction sites like eBay.

Help the BBC to stamp out piracy.

Email details of items (including the URL address) to antipiracy@bbc.co.uk

   
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EXTERNAL LINK - send mail to BBC ANTIPIRACY

 

27 MARCH 2006 | SERIES 2 | DWM confirmations

The next issue of DWM (368) confirms the eyeofhorus.org.uk's Source that SERIES 2 will be premiered on Saturday 15 April 2006.

The only website to first stick its neck out with that date so far that would make Madame Guillotine happy. Thank you Source - again.

The magazine also confirms the titles of episodes 8 and 11.

  • Episode 8 - THE IMPOSSIBLE PLANET
  • Episode 11 - FEAR HER

READ MORE SERIES 2 list of episode titles.

   
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27 MARCH 2006 | SERIES 1 | BAFTA nominee

The nominations for the 2005/06 BAFTA have been announced and it is disappointing news for BBC WALES (this morning, one DOCTOR WHO production team member has said that they are "gutted" that Billie Piper has not been nominated for Best Actress).

DOCTOR WHO SERIES 1 has been nominated as BEST SERIES. Winners announced on Sunday 7 May 2006.

EXTERNAL LINK BAFTA nominees

   
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27 MARCH | SERIES 2 | LAUNCH DATE

More forum postings about eyeofhorus.org.uk. Thanks for the publicity.

eyeofhorus.org.uk was informed in January that the BBC SPRING schedule update, which would include the PRESS PACK for SERIES 2, would be published in the first week of March.

The Source may have been misinformed; the DOCTOR WHO related programme, TORCHWOOD was updated last week.

We are still expecting the BBC to confirm the launch date of 15 April 2006.

READ MORE Editorial comment on one-upmanship of DOCTOR WHO fan websites: Lies, damn lies and DOCTOR WHO websites

   
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16 MARCH 2006 | PERSONALITY | Writer Bob Baker exposed

Today's THE SUN, exposes former DOCTOR WHO writer (and co-creator of K9 - which he and Dave Martin will be credited with in SCHOOL REUNION), Bob Baker as the "genius" behind the success of WALLACE AND GROMIT.

Baker wrote the script for the OSCAR winning animation feature, WALLACE AND GROMIT - THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT.

EXTERNAL LINK THE SUN

   
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13 MARCH 2006 | SERIES 1 | BAFTA People's Choice Fix

Come on then, let's fix this award too.

The BAFTA Pioneer Vote is underway today with DOCTOR WHO up for your (multiple) vote to guarantee the Award. Cynical? No.

The only show to beat is ITV's THE X FACTOR.

The Pioneer Award sets out to honour programme-makers whose novel and bold approach has brought both critical praise and commercial success. The Pioneer Award shortlist is reached by a committee of national television critics and the winner is selected by the public. It is the only Audience Award given out at the Awards.

You can TEXT or vote online (using your multiple email address identities) at the Pioneer site.

EXTERNAL LINK

On the 18 January 2006, we heard from a BAFTA Source listing the categories within in which DOCTOR WHO will be (has been..?) nominated.

Nominations for the 2006 will be released either on the 14 or 15 March, according to a Source.

UPDATED NEWS: The nominations for the BAFTAs will be announced on Friday 7 April - according to the latest update.

READ MORE - 18 JANUARY 2006

   
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13 MARCH 2006 | CLASSIC SERIES | Designs on Tom Baker

In 1980, DOCTOR WHO changed in direction in more ways than one. A part of that change was the contribution of Costume Designer, June Hudson with her burgundy ensemble for Tom Baker.

She married style with substance that split fans and even Baker himself.

In California, The University of Redlands' Peppers Art Gallery - Exhibition titled REFASHIONING THE DOCTOR: A MAKEOVER FOR A SCI-FI ICON features costume design work by internationally known British designer, June Hudson (ARE YOU BEING SERVED?, BBC TV SHAKESPEARE, NICHOLAS NICKLEBY, OEDIPUS TRILOGY, COLD COMFORT FARM and DOCTOR WHO, with supporting material.

EXTERNAL LINK The exhibition runs from 29 March - 16 April 2006.

   
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8 MARCH 2006 | SERIES 2 | Comic actor PETER KAY

Comic actor, Peter Kay is star in SERIES 2 (episode 10 - LOVE AND MONSTERS) of DOCTOR WHO. The BLUE PETER create-a-monster (Abzorbaloff) episode!

Actually, Kay is the Abzorbaloff creature, devouring all that stands in his evil way!

According to the BBC PRESS OFFICE:

However, Peter will be swapping his trade mark gags for more serious acting, when he steps into the role of the cold and powerful Victor Kennedy (creator of the Abzorbaloff creature?) later this month. Russell T Davies says on the casting: "We are delighted to welcome Peter onboard the TARDIS! "Casting of Peter came about after he wrote me the most brilliant letter to say how much he'd enjoyed series one of DOCTOR WHO. From that point on we started talking about a guest appearance. "However, this is not a comedy turn. Peter is a versatile actor who has appeared in Paul Abbott's Butterfly Collectors and The Secret Life of Michael Fry."

Inspired.

THE INDEPENENT news coverage

THE DAILY MAIL news coverage

   
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PETER KAY in DOCTOR WHO

 

6 MARCH 2006 | PERSONALITY | Appointment TIMES with the Doctor

The RADIO TIMES is asking for your questions for David Tennant for an exclusive Q&A session ahead of SERIES 2.

EXTERNAL LINK For more information visit RADIO TIMES.

   
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10 March 2006

With thanks to Simon Bromley (via DRWHO-ONLINE).

The RADIO TIMES now is requesting questions for BILLIE PIPER. Check out the magazine for details.

 

5 MARCH 2006 | MERCHANDISE | Mickey does Dalek doodle

DOCTOR WHO actor, Noel Clarke is supporting NATIONAL DOODLE DAY (along with hundreds of celebs) by wetting his nib and doing a doodle.

The charity auction aims to raise money for both Epilepsy Action and the Neurofibromatosis Association.

You can bid for his postcard doodle on eBay until 13 March. You can also bid for items by Zoe Wanamaker, Patrick Stewart and Maureen Lipman.

   
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2 MARCH 2006 | MERCHANDISE | THE DALEK CONQUESTS CD

DOCTOR WHO - THE DALEK CONQUESTS with Nick Briggs will be released in May 2006. RRP £13.99.

Exterminate!

This word has become legendary in the annals of TV terror, ever since the Daleks first appeared on screen in DOCTOR WHO. From 1963 to the present day, the Daleks have been amongst the most loved (and feared!) science fiction baddies. Now, in an exclusive BBC Audiobooks presentation, Nick Briggs - who is the voice of the Daleks in the brand new BBC One TV series - presents everything you wanted to know about the meanies, but were too afraid to ask.

Packed with extracts from their many TV appearances in DOCTOR WHO - THE DALEK CONQUESTS finds out where the Daleks come from, why they are bent on universal domination, and who was behind their original creation.

For Dalek fans new and old, this is essential listening.

Thanks to DRWHO-ONLINE for the cover.

   
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1 MARCH 2006 | NEW SERIES | SERIES 2 LAUNCH DATE

eyeofhorus.org.uk was informed several weeks ago that the BBC SPRING schedule update, which would include the PRESS PACK for SERIES 2 would be revealed late last week.

The Source may have been misinformed; the DOCTOR WHO related programme, TORCHWOOD was updated last week.

So, maybe this week.

We are still expecting the BBC to confirm the launch date of 15 April 2006.

   
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