MARCH 2006 | MERCHANDISE | ACTION
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)
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.
MARCH 2006 | SERIES 2 | BBC
David Tennant and Billie Piper appeared on BBC BREAKFAST
NEWS to launch SERIES
It contained extensive clips of STAR
futuristic city-scapes and SPOLIERS from episode 1, NEW
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!
WALES - RTD story
More as it comes in.
MARCH 2006 | MERCHANDISE | DOCTOR
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
Toni Round, Publisher of BBC Youth & Children's
Magazines commented: "DOCTOR
WHOADVENTURES will be packed with monsters and secrets,
and be full of entertainment, action and humour - the must-have magazine for
DOCTOR WHOADVENTURES 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.
MARCH 2006 | MERCHANDISE | Help
the BBC - stop the pirates
The scourge of pirated DOCTOR
WHO DVDs have blighted
the BBC for months, even more so after the broadcast of David Tennant's THE
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
2 list of episode titles.
MARCH 2006 | SERIES
1 | BAFTA
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.
MARCH | SERIES 2 | LAUNCH DATE
More forum postings about eyeofhorus.org.uk. Thanks for the publicity.
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.
comment on one-upmanship of DOCTOR WHO fan websites: Lies,
damn lies and DOCTOR
MARCH 2006 | PERSONALITY | Writer
Bob Baker exposed
THE SUN, exposes former DOCTOR WHO writer (and co-creator of
K9 - which he and Dave Martin will be credited with inSCHOOL
REUNION), Bob Baker
as the "genius" behind the success of WALLACE
MARCH 2006 | SERIES
1 | BAFTA People's Choice Fix
then, let's fix this award too.
The BAFTA Pioneer Vote is underway
DOCTOR WHO up for your (multiple) vote to guarantee the Award.
The only show to beat is ITV's THE
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.
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.
MARCH 2006 | CLASSIC
SERIES | Designs on Tom Baker
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.
exhibition runs from
29 March - 16 April 2006.
MARCH 2006 | SERIES
2 | Comic actor PETER KAY
Peter Kay is star in SERIES 2 (episode 10 - LOVE AND MONSTERS) of DOCTOR
The BLUE PETER create-a-monster (Abzorbaloff) episode!
Actually, Kay is the Abzorbaloff
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."
INDEPENENT news coverage
DAILY MAIL news coverage
MARCH 2006 | PERSONALITY | Appointment
TIMES with the Doctor
RADIO TIMES is asking for your questions for David Tennant for
an exclusive Q&A session ahead of SERIES 2.
TheRADIO TIMES now is requesting questions for BILLIE PIPER. Check out the
magazine for details.
MARCH 2006 | MERCHANDISE | Mickey
does Dalek doodle
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
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
MARCH 2006 | MERCHANDISE | THE
DALEK CONQUESTS CD
WHO - THE DALEK CONQUESTS with
Nick Briggs will be released in May 2006. RRP £13.99.
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.
fans new and old, this is essential listening.