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Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy New Year's Eve! - from The Ultimate Doctor Who Site

Another year is nearly done and dusted, as 2009 draws to a close. Highlights for the year include the three 2009 special episodes Doctor Who - the last to feature David Tennant as the Doctor, the five-part mini series Children of Earth from the spin-off Torchwood and the third series of the children's spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures.. Enjoy your new year celebrations tonight, as 2010 is just around the corner, when the Tenth Doctor's era draws to a close...

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Doctor Who DVD Files - Issue 26

The cover and info on this fortnight's edition of Doctor Who DVD Files magazine:

Episode Guide: Forest of the Dead/ Midnight
The Doctor: CAL

Enemies: Pyrovile & Davros
Technology: Crusader 50
Allies: Charles Dickens
Beind the Scenes: Davros Revived!
Flashback: Old Dog, New Tricks

Issue 26 of the Doctor Who DVD Files is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 12th January 2010 priced £6.99 per copy.

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Doctor Who: Who on Who? Interview with Russell T Davies

On the one-off Doctor Who radio documentary Who on Who?, Russell T Davies confirmed that The Sarah Jane Adventures will return for a fourth series next autumn on CBBC! Filming for the series will start next spring.

Also included in Who on Who? is an audio clip from the final Doctor Who special The End of Time - Part Two. You can listen to the documentary here on BBC iPlayer and read the synopsis can be read below:

Who on Who? marks the end of an era in the history of Doctor Who.
Actor David Tennant interviews executive producer and show-runner Russell T Davies in a special programme broadcast just days before the Time Lord's latest regeneration. Both David and Russell are leaving the series following The End of Time - Part 2 on New Year's Day.
In almost fifty episodes, David's Doctor has encountered - and in some cases defeated - the Sycorax, the Ood and the Judoon; not forgetting the Sontarans, Cybermen and the Daleks.

It's been a journey of impossible things that - quite genuinely - has changed David Tennant's life. And someone who's been with him on this remarkable adventure through time and space - and Cardiff - has been the writer, executive producer and show-runner Russell T Davies.


In a specially recorded interview, David talks to Russell about all things Who.


They discuss why now is the right time for them both to leave the series, and Russell explains why he won't be writing for the show in the future. Russell also reveals how TV shows like ITV's Pop Idol influenced Doctor Who and why the success of the revamped series took the cast and creative team behind it by surprise.

Featuring clips from the last five years of the BBC's most successful drama, Russell also reveals that he declined the BBC's original request for a series about a young Doctor studying at the Time Lord Academy. And Russell suggests that Torchwood - the series he created for the BBC - wouldn't get commissioned today. David Tennant also asks the man, once dubbed by The Independent Newspaper as television's "saviour of Saturday night drama", about his plans for the future.

Who On Who? is a must for all fans of Doctor Who.

Doctor Who: The End of Time - Part Two will broadcast New Year's Day at 6:40pm on BBC One and BBC HD.

Sunday, 27 December 2009

The End of Time - Part Two: New Trailers & Clip

After the broadcast of Doctor Who: The End of Time - Part One a preview trailer for the next and final special, The End of Time - Part Two, was shown, you can watch it below:


Also, another trailer advertising the episode is currently airing on various BBC channels in between shows, you can watch it below:


Lastly, the official Doctor Who website has released an exclusive clip from the episode. You can watch it below:


Doctor Who: The End of Time - Part Two will broadcast on New Year's Day at 6:40pm on BBC One and BBC HD.

Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas! - from The Ultimate Doctor Who Site

It's that time of year again to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and enjoy a day of opening presents, joining family and friends for Christmas dinner, and of course, watching the annual Doctor Who Christmas special.

The End of Time - Part One - the penultimate episode to feature David Tennant as the Doctor - will broadcast tonight at 6:000pm on BBC One and BBC HD, read on for the synopsis:

THE END OF TIME - PART ONE - by Russell T Davies
It's the Tenth Doctor's final journey - but his psychotic nemesis the Master has been reborn, on Christmas Eve. With both determined to cheat death, the battle ranges from the wastelands of London to the mysterious Immortality Gate, while the alien Ood warn of an even greater danger approaching, as a terrible shadow falls across the entire universe.

Doctor Who Confidential: Lords and Masters will follow the episode's broadcast over on BBC Three at 7:00pm. Both programmes will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer soon after their broadcasts. The fourth and final of the 2009 specials will broadcast on New Year's Day - more information coming then.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Happy Christmas Eve! - from The Ultimate Doctor Who Site

It's December 24th - Christmas Eve, with only one day to go until the big day! So enjoy tonight's pre-celebrations and get ready for Christmas Day and the annual Doctor Who Christmas special, as The End of Time - Part One - the penultimate episode to feature David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor Doctor - is to broadcast tomorrow at 6:00pm on BBC One and BBC HD.

Friday, 18 December 2009

Classic Doctor Who Figures - Wave 2

Character Options have revealed their second wave of classic Doctor Who action figures.

WAVE 2 INCLUDES:

Earth Shock Cyberman (with Blaster Weapon)
Morbius
Ice Warrior
The Master (with Revolver)
Mummy (with Canopic Jar & Urn)
Voc Robot


The figures are on sale from next month at all good toystores priced £9.99 each.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

The End of Time - Part One: Trailer


A new trailer for the third 2009 Doctor Who special The End of Time - Part One is currently being shown on various BBC channels during show breaks, you can watch it above. Doctor Who: The End of Time - Part 1 will broadcast on Christmas Day at 6:00pm on BBC One and BBC HD.

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 146

The cover and info on this week's edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

MONSTER CHRISTMAS PACK
This issue of Doctor Who Adventures comes with eight fantastic gifts - a 2010 calendar, two bookmarks, a hologram sticker sheet, three postcards and a scary mask of the Master.

Inside, Doctor Who Adventures reveals the Top 10 Christmas moments, there’s a preview of The End of Time, the Tenth Doctor’s final adventure, and an exclusive look at how the Doctor Who crew created a winter wonderland in the middle of July.

This week readers can claim five free Doctor Who Magazine files. They can also enter an extra-special competition to win a Doctor Who bedroom.

Plus readers can have a very merry Christmas with the big Christmas quiz and a festive comic strip.

All this, and…

· This week’s Doctor’s Data is all about Davros.
· Five fantastic posters!
· Subscribe today and save a fantastic 30% plus, get two free Doctor Who DVDs!

Issue 146 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 30th December priced £2.99 per copy.

Torchwood Magazine - Issue 19

The cover and info on the latest edition of Torchwood magazine:

Really big gun!
Eve Myles is the cover star of the latest issue of Torchwood Magazine, posing with a huge and pretty scary-looking gun. A bumper interview with the much-loved actress is one of the latest issue’s many highlights - check out this page for the full lowdown on what’s inside!

The results are in!
Never mind the government’s dodgy dealings with the 456, Torchwood Magazine presents real democracy in action! Hundreds of you voted in our Children of Earth survey in issue 17, and since then we’ve been busy reading your opinions and collating your votes. The results are now in - all is revealed in the latest issue!

New Torchwood Stories!
Torchwood Magazine expands the fictional dimension of the hit BBC show in each and every issue. This time around, we present the thrilling finale to our comic strip adventure Broken, by Gary Russell and Adrian Salmon, and two new short stories! Ianto’s all at sea in Flotsam and Jetsam, by Kate Orman with art by Mike Dowling, while Trevor Baxendale brings us They Keep Killing Andy, with art by Ben Willsher.

The Hub
All the latest Torchwood news, including a look to the future from Russell T Davies.

2009 Review
We take a look back over the 12 months that shook Torchwood!

Concept Corner
Early concepts for the 456, as designed by Millennium FX.

Boom Town
Danny Hargreaves from special effects team Any Effects on blowing up the Bay.

Children of Earth: Day by Day
The third and final part of archivist Andrew Pixley’s definitive guide to the show.

Episode Guide
Combat - A look back at a brave and brutal classic episode.

Close Call
Tom Price - PC Andy answers your questions.


Issue 19 of Torchwood magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 17th February 2010 priced £3.99 per copy.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Doctor Who DVD Files - Issue 25

The cover and info on this fortnight's edition of Doctor Who DVD Files magazine:

Episode Guide: The Unicorn and the Wasp / Silence in the Library
The Doctor: The Black Guardian
Enemies: Vashta Nerada
Technology: River Song's Sonic Screwdriver
Allies: Agathe Christie
Behind the Scenes: Tell me a Story
Flashback: Dalek Deceit

Issue 25 of Doctor Who DVD Files magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 29th December priced £6.99 per copy.

Friday, 11 December 2009

The End of Time - Part One: New Clip


A new clip from the third Doctor Who 2009 special The End of Time - Part One was featured on BBC Breakfast this morning, you can watch it above. Doctor Who: The End of Time - Part One will broadcast on Christmas Day at 6:00pm on BBC One and BBC HD.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 145

The cover and info on this week'es edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

Dalek Attack

In this week’s Doctor Who Adventures you’ll find a story guide about Journey’s End. As Davros and the Daleks plan to destroy the universe the Doctor needs some of his best friends to help him stop them.

Why do strange things keep happening to Donna and her family? Find out in this week’s fact file. Doctor Who Adventures also reveals ten of the most grisly goodbyes in Doctor Who. Look out for cyber shocks and the kiss of death!

All this, plus…
• Read all about the tenth Doctor in this week’s Countdown to Change...
• Free Doctor Who gift
• Subscription offer - subscribe today and save a fantastic 30%. plus, get two free Doctor Who DVDs!


Issue 145 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 16th December priced £2.10 per copy.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 416

The cover and info on this month's edition of Doctor Who magazine:

GET READY FOR THE END OF TIME...WITH DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #416!
David Tennant gives an exclusive, in-depth interview in the BIGGEST EVER Doctor Who Magazine about his last days as the Tenth Doctor, the forthcoming Christmas Special, The End of Time, and the reasons why he’s decided to leave his dream job...

“When the Doctor decides he’s the ‘Time Lord Victorious’ [at the end of The Waters of Mars], we’re making him quite unsympathetic,” considers David. More human, even? “Well, it’s making him more Time Lord, actually, when you consider how they turned out.”


When we see the Doctor behaving arrogantly, selfishly or uncontrollably, it’s then that he appears more fallible, and therefore more human?

“The Time Lords were pretty fallible too,” David perseveres. “It’s hubris. It’s Greek. It needed that scale to tell the final story. It’s a tale of the gods, really... but gods who are fallible... and, I suppose, human...”

ALSO THIS ISSUE...

AS TIME GOES BY...
With just two weeks to go until this year’s Doctor Who Christmas specials, get a tantalising taste of what’s in store, with our exclusive preview, and dozens of brand new photos from The End of Time!

MASTERPIECE!
He’s the Doctor’s most persistent Time Lord nemesis - the Master is back! John Simm explains why he couldn’t miss out on the Tenth Doctor’s final party in an exclusive interview!

GRANDAD, GRANDAD, LOVELY!
The Doctor’s faithful friend Wilfred Mott enters the Tardis - and for Bernard Cribbins it’s his first trip into time and space for 43 years! Bernard looks back over his incredible career...

A SPACEMAN CAME TRAVELLING...
The Fact of Fiction turns back the clock to Christmas 2005, and the moment when we first met the Tenth Doctor - in The Christmas Invasion!

IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!
Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies write his very last Production Notes - but what will be his all-important final word...?

SIMPLY RED!
Majenta Pryce’s dark secrets are about to be revealed as the Tenth Doctor begins his final, epic, comic strip adventure - The Crimson Hand, by Dan McDaid with art from Martin Geraghty.

THOSE WERE THE DAYS, MY FRIEND...
DWM looks back at the most memorable Doctor Who moments of 2009 in the Review of the Year!

PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999!
The Time Team relive the end of the twentieth century as they turn their attention to the Eighth Doctor’s only on-screen adventure, the 1996 TV movie!

GIMME, GIMME, GIMME!
Win all the latest DVDs, CDs, books and audios - including the Doctor Who Series 1-4 box set! - in our specially extended Christmas competitions section!

EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE...
The Watcher concludes his definitive guide to the Time Lord’s many incarnations by taking a close look at The Tenth Doctor...

SO MANY QUESTIONS...
... and the Watcher is also back, celebrating his own tenth anniversary, and to present his annual Fiendishly festive Christmas quiz!

MONEY - THAT’S WHAT I WANT!
DWM catches up with the slimy Sil, aka Nabil Shaban and finds out what he thinks about Jonathan Ross, YouTube, weapons of mass destruction - and returning as Sil on audio!

READ ALL ABOUT IT!
All the news that’s fit to print (and quite a bit that isn’t) can be found in the latest edition of the Space-Time Telegraph!

PLUS!
All the latest news, previews, reviews... and a giant-sized, double-sided poster!

Issue 416 of Doctor Who magazine is on sale from tomorrow at all good newsagents until 6th January 2010 priced £4.99 per copy.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Dreamland: Omnibus - Today

The Doctor Who animation series Dreamland is to broadcast today as one full episode at 10:00am on CBBC on BBC Two, before being shown on BBC HD at 5:55pm. Read on for the synopsis:

DREAMLAND - by Phil Ford
Nevada, U.S, 1958. During a visit to a local American diner, the Tenth Doctor stumbles upon a mysterious alien artefact that leads him on a mission to rescue Rivesh Mantilax from the threat of the Viperox and the clutches of the American military.

The episode will be available on watch on BBC iPlayer soon after it's broadcast and is currently available to watch on the official Doctor Who website in segments here. In other news: New images from the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special The End of Time - Part One have been released and can be viewed here.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

BBC One Doctor Who-Themed Christmas Idents

The BBC have today released the videos of their BBC One Christmas season idents that will be shown on BBC One over the festive period before the beginning of various shows and during breaks. The idents this year are Doctor Who themed to mark the end of David Tennant's venture as the Doctor, you can watch each ident below:

 Main Ident

 Short Ident 1

Short Ident 2

Short Ident 3

The idents are to start being used on BBC One from 12th December through to the new year.

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 144

The cover and info on this week's edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

What now for the Doctor?
As the Tenth Doctor’s time draws to an end, Doctor Who Adventures answers some important questions! Who will knock four times? What is the Gate? Where is the Tardis going next? And why did the Doctor see Ood Sigma and how can the Master be alive again? All the secrets and clues are revealed in this week’s issue.

Check out Doctor Who Adventures magazine’s favourite bits from the latest series of The Sarah Jane Adventure. This action-packed Top 10 features K-9, Slitheen and the Doctor himself, but who will come top?

All this, plus…

  • Look back at the history of the Doctor Who logo and see how they’ve changed!
  • FREE Doctor Who gift and The Waters of Mars stickers
  • Find out about the Ninth Doctor
  • Subscription offer - subscribe today and save a fantastic 30% PLUS, get two free Doctor Who DVDs

Issue 144 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 9th December priced £2.10 per copy.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Doctor Who DVD Files - Issue 24

The cover and info on this fortnight's edition of Doctor Who DVD Files magazine:

Episode Guide: The Poison Sky/ The Doctor's Daughter
The Doctor: Familiar Faces
Enemies: Sontarans & Sea Devils
Technology: The Valient
Allies: Martha Jones & Jenny, the Doctor's daughter
Flashback: The Key to TIme

Issue 24 of the Doctor Who DVD Files is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 15th December priced £6.99 per copy.

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Doctor Who: Dons Latest Radio Times Cover

The latest edition of the Radio Times (5th-11th December) features a Doctor Who themed cover and contains further information regarding the upcoming two-part Christmas and New Year specials The End of Time, read on for further details:

John Simm is back, as the Master, fellow Time Lord and the Doctor’s arch nemesis for nearly four decades. But Russel T Davies wasn’t daunted by the inconvenience of having killed off the Master in 2007 - this is sci-fi, after all: “It’s personal for the Doctor. The Master is his enemy, his opposite, and yet so tantalisingly close to being his soul mate. There’s something epic about their sheer existence - the last two survivors of an ancient race. It’s a clash of the titans. Both of them heading for death, and yet both determined to survive - at any cost!” 


The magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents priced £1.10 per copy. In other news: the titles for the Doctor Who Confidential episodes going behind the scenes on both parts of The End of Time have been confirmed as Lords and Masters and Allons-y!.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 143

The cover and info on this week's edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

Shocks, Scares and Surprises
When the Doctor is around, you’ve got to expect the unexpected.

This week Doctor Who Adventures magazine reveals the ten biggest surprises in Doctor Who. From Rose discovering the Tardi to the Doctor crashing through a mirror riding a horse - who do you think will come top in this shocking countdown? Go Gadget, go! Find out lots of Gadget facts and how it saved in day in The Waters of Mars.

Already missing the Bannerman Road gang? Don’t worry - Doctor Who Adventures has an exclusive interview with Sarah Jane Adventures actress, Elisabeth Sladen about the two new spooky Sarah Jane Adventures CDs.

All this plus…

  • Free Doctor Who fridge magnets!
  • Find out about the Eighth Doctor - what was he like and why did he regenerate?
  • Part 2 of life-size Doctor Who poster.
  • Subscription offer - subscribe today and save a fantastic 30% plus get a Doctor Who - The Ultimate Monster Guide book FREE!

Issue 143 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 3rd December priced £2.10 per copy.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Doctor Who: The Last Voyage - Cover & Info

BBC Audio have released the cover and details of a new exclusive Doctor Who audiobook CD:

THE LAST VOYAGE - written by Dan Abnett, read by David Tennant

The Tardis materialises on board the maiden voyage of a pioneering space cruiser, travelling from Earth to the planet Eternity.

The Doctor has just started exploring the huge, hi-tech Interstitial Transposition Vehicle when there is a loud bang, a massive jolt and a flash of light. Shortly afterwards, he discovers that nearly all the passengers and crew have disappeared.

Unless the Doctor and flight attendant Sugar McAuley can take control and steer the ship, they could crash-land - or keep slipping through space forever. And as if that wasn't enough, something awful awaits them on Eternity...


Doctor Who: The Last Voyage is on sale from 7th January 2010 at all good CD stores priced £9.99 a copy. In other news: the final BARB ratings for Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars have been released, confirming the episode was watched by 10.32 million viewers, making it the fifth most watched programme of the week!

Monday, 23 November 2009

The End of Time: Synopsis

The BBC Press Office have released the synopsis on both parts of the final Doctor Who 2009 specials, The End of Time, also the final episodes to feature David Tennant as the Doctor.

PART 1 - Christmas Day, 6:00pm
It's the Tenth Doctor's final journey - but his psychotic nemesis the Master has been reborn, on Christmas Eve. With both determined to cheat death, the battle ranges from the wastelands of London to the mysterious Immortality Gate, while the alien Ood warn of an even greater danger approaching, as a terrible shadow falls across the entire Universe.

PART 2 - New Year's Day, 6:40pm
The Doctor faces the end of his life as the Master's plans hurtle out of control. With the sound of drums growing louder, and an ancient trap closing around the Earth, the Doctor and Wilf must fight alone. But sacrifices must be made, and the deadly prophecy warns: "He will knock four times."

Both episodes will broadcast on BBC One and BBC HD. In other news: Today marks the 46th anniversary of Doctor Who! The show began back in 1963 on Saturday 23th November, since then, over 700 episodes have broadcast.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

The Sarah Jane Adventures Episode Guide: Series Three - 2009

The third series of The Sarah Jane Adventures features Judoon, Blathereen, the return of the Trickster, K.9 and even an appearance from the Doctor himself, as Sarah Jane and the gang from Bannerman Road continue to defend the Earth.

EPISODES
3.01/02: Prisoner of the Judoon

3.03/04: The Mad Woman in the Attic
3.05/06: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith
3.07/08: The Eternity Trap
3.09/10: Mona Lisa's Revenge
3.11/12: The Gift

SPECIALS
3.S1: From Raxacoricofallapatorius with Love

3.11/12: The Gift

This is: The Sarah Jane Adventures: Series 3 - Episodes 11 & 12
Title: The Gift
Mon/Vil: Slitheen-Blathereen Family/ Raxacoricofallapatorians, Rakweed Spores & Slitheen Family/ Raxacoricofallapatorians
Synopsis - Part 1: Sarah Jane, Luke, Clyde and Rani face an old enemy, the green Slitheen, in the penultimate episode of this series of The Sarah Jane Adventures. When the Slitheen's latest scheme is halted, their rivals, the Blathereen, arrive. Declaring peace between the planets, they offer Sarah Jane a gift - one that might change the future of the human race forever.
Synopsis - Part 2: When the Blathereens' gift runs riot, Sarah Jane faces the battle of her life to save her son, Luke, as The Sarah Jane Adventures concludes. With Clyde, Rani and K.9 trapped in a school under siege, and the whole of London convulsing under the alien threat, everything heads for a final showdown in the attic - and not everyone is getting out alive.
Writer: Rupert Laight

Director: Alice Throughton
Producer: Nikki Wilson
First Broadcast: 19th November 2009 - 20th November 2009
Ratings: 0.95 Million (Part 1) & 0.89 Million (Part 2)
Duration: 27.59 (Part 1) & 27.51 (Part 2)
Cast: Sarah Jane Smith - Elisabeth Sladen
Luke Smith - Tommy Knight
Clyde Langer - Daniel Anthony
Rani Chandra - Anjli Mohindra
Leef Blathereen - Paul Kasey
Tree Blathereen - Ruari Mears
Chris - Calvin Dean
Chris Slitheen - Jimmy Vee
Dave - Edward Judge
Miss Jerome - Sarah Paul
Reporter - Nick Williams
Mr Smith Voice - Alexander Armstrong
K.9 Voice - John Leeson
Leef Blathereen Voice - Miriam Margolyes
Tree Blathereen Voice - Simon Callow

3.09/10: Mona Lisa's Revenge

This is: The Sarah Jane Adventures: Series 3 - Episodes 9 & 10
Title: Mona Lisa's Revenge
Mon/Vil: Mona Lisa, her Brother/ the Abomination & Dark Rider
Synopsis - Part 1: Strange forces bring the Mona Lisa to life, as the adventure series starring Elisabeth Sladen continues. Clyde’s proudest day turns into a nightmare when he discovers that fine art can be dangerous and, when a school trip descends into disaster, the gang find themselves trapped without Sarah Jane’s help, as the awesome abomination stir.
Synopsis - Part 2: Luke and Rani investigate the myth of the dreaded abomination, as the two-part drama concludes. With Sarah Jane trapped and beyond help, everything now depends upon Clyde. Mona Lisa vows to release her terrifying brother from his age-old prison, but only Clyde has the key.

Writer: Brain Dooley
Director: Joss Agnew
Producer: Nikki Wilson
First Broadcast: 12th November 2009 - 13th November 2009
Ratings: 1.12 Million (Part 1) & 0.92 Million (Part 2)
Duration: 28.14 (Part 1) & 27.52 (Part 2)
Cast: Sarah Jane Smith - Elisabeth Sladen
Luke Smith - Tommy Knight
Clyde Langer - Daniel Anthony
Rani Chandra - Anjli Mohindra
Mona Lisa - Suranne Jones
Haresh Chandra - Ace Bhatti
Mr Harding - Jeff Rawle
Miss Trupp - Liza Sadovy
Dark Rider - Paul Kasey
Mr Smith Voice - Alexander Armstrong
K.9 Voice - John Leeson

3.07/08: The Eternity Trap

This is: The Sarah Jane Adventures: Series 3 - Episodes 7 & 8
Title: The Eternity Trap
Mon/Vil: Erasmus Darkening & the 'Creature'
Synopsis - Part 1: A haunted house, with mysterious whispers and secrets in the shadows attracts Sarah Jane's attention in the first of a new, two-part adventure, written by Phil Ford and directed by Alice Troughton. When Professor Rivers and the gang investigate an old legend, a monstrous creature appears in the night as the terrifying grasp of Erasmus Darkening reaches out from centuries past.
Synopsis - Part 2: Sarah Jane and the gang discover the secrets of Erasmus Darkening, in the second and concluding part of The Eternity Trap, but are they too late? As ghosts from the past rise up, and the quest to find the missing children reaches a climax, it seems that nothing can stop the ancient alchemist's rise to victory.

Writer: Phil Ford
Director: Alice Throughton
Producer: Nikki Wilson
First Broadcast: 5th November 2009 - 6th November 2009
Ratings: 1.14 Million (Part 1) & 0.93 Million (Part 2)
Duration: 28.13 (Part 1) & 28.20 (Part 2)
Cast: Sarah Jane Smith - Elisabeth Sladen
Clyde Langer- Daniel Anthony
Rani Chandra- Anjli Mohindra
Professor Rivers- Floella Benjamin
Erasmus Darkening - Donald Sumpter
Lord Marchwood- Callum Blue
Toby Silverman - Adam Gillen
Elizabeth Marchwood - Amelia Clarkson
Joseph Marchwood - Rhys Gear
Mr Scriven - Tony Boncza

3.05/06: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith


This is: The Sarah Jane Adventures: Series 3 - Episodes 5 & 6
Title: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith
Mon/Vil: Trickster & Travast Polong
Synopsis - Part 1: Sarah Jane has met Peter Dalton and wants him to become part of her life, as the adventure series continues; perhaps he could become a father to Luke. But Clyde suspects that Peter is hiding a secret or two, especially when he and Rani find an empty house where Peter says his home should be. The Doctor makes a spectacular return on the happiest day of Sarah Jane's life, but a deadly trap is awaiting them all. As the strands of a clever and careful plan come together, can even a Time Lord save Sarah Jane on the day of her arch-enemy's greatest triumph?
Synopsis - Part 2: The Doctor joins the battle, as the power of the Pantheon of Discord grows in strength, in the second and concluding part of this week's story, but a deadly trap is waiting for them all. The Doctor makes a spectacular return on the happiest day of Sarah Jane's life, but is he too late to save both his old companion and Earth itself? As the strands of a clever and careful plan draw together, the two friends are separated across different time zones and must fight to save each other. For one, there's a terrible price to pay.
Writer: Gareth Roberts
Director: Joss Agnew
Producer: Nikki Wilson
First Broadcast: 29th October 2009 - 30th October 2009
Ratings: 1.59 Million (Part 1) & 1.47 Million (Part 2)
Duration: 27.54 (Part 1) & 28.22 (Part 2)
Cast: Sarah Jane Smith - Elisabeth Sladen
Luke Smith - Tommy Knight
Clyde Langer - Daniel Anthony
Rani Chandra - Anjli Mohindra
Tenth Doctor - David Tennant
Peter Dalton - Nigel Havers
Gita Chandra - Mina Anwar
Haresh Chandra - Ace Bhatti
Trickster - Paul Marc Davis
Sandra Cho / Registrar - Zienia Merton
Mr Smith Voice - Alexander Armstrong
K.9 Voice - John Leeson

3.03/04: The Mad Woman in the Attic

This is: The Sarah Jane Adventures: Series 3 - Episodes 3 & 4
Title: The Mad Woman in the Attic
Mon/Vil: Eve, Ship & Possessed Homeless People
Synopsis - Part 1: Rani investigates strange rumours about a demon living in a funfair at the seaside. What she finds there, however, is far more alarming than that and she makes a decision that affects not only her future, but also the futures of all those she cares about… Far in the future, in 2059, an old Rani remembers the day when her whole life went wrong. As her younger self investigates mysterious disappearances at an abandoned funfair, she sets into motion a chain of events which unleash the terrible powers of the alien Eve.
Synopsis - Part 2: Alien Eve’s powers grow out of control, with everyone caught in her sinister and endless games. As the echoes of an ancient war threaten the modern world, the danger extends all the way to the year 2059. If Rani fails to change her own destiny, then everyone is doomed.
Writer: Joseph Lidster
Directer: Alice Throughton
Producer: Nikki Wilson
First Broardcast: 22nd October 2009 - 23rd October 2009
Ratings: 0.75 Million (Part 1) & 0.84 Million (Part 2)
Duration: 27.49 (Part 1) & 27.20 (Part 2)
Cast: Sarah Jane Smith - Elisabeth Sladen
Luke Smith - Tommy Knight
Clyde Langer - Daniel Anthony
Rani Chandra - Anjli Mohindra
Old Rani Chandra - Souad Faress
Adam - Gregg Sulkin
Harry - Brian Miller
Sam - Toby Parkes
Eve - Eleanor Tomlinson
Ship - Kate Fleetwood
Shuresh - Jai Rajani
Mr Smith Voice - Alexander Armstrong
K.9 Voice - John Leeson

3.01/02: Prisoner of the Judoon


This is: The Sarah Jane Adventures: Series 3 - Episodes 1 & 2
Title: Prisoner of the Judoon

Mon/Vil: Veil Androvax, Captain Tybo & Judoon
Synopsis - Part 1: In the first of this two-part adventure, Sarah Jane and the gang face the most dangerous day of their lives, as the rhino-like Judoon return. When Captain Tybo's ship crash-lands on Earch, prisoner Androvax the Annihilator is set free and starts to turn Earth’s technology against itself. And his next intended victim is Sarah Jane.
Synopsis - Part 2: Luke, Clyde and Rani fight their most fearsome enemy yet - Sarah Jane Smith - in the second episode of this two-part, alien-busting adventure. As the Judoon fleet approaches Earth, it's a race against time to stop Androvax. But with Genetech's technology on the rampage, and Rani's parents taken prisoner, can anything stop the army of the Infinitesimal?
Writer: Phil Ford
Director: Joss Agnew
Producer: Nikki Smith
First Broadcast: 15th October 2009 - 16th October 2009
Ratings: 0.73 Million (Part 1) & 0.82 Million (Part 2)
Duration: 28.05 (Part 1) & 28.21 (Part 2)
Cast: Sarah Jane Smith - Elisabeth Sladen
Luke Smith - Tommy Knight
Clyde Langer - Daniel Anthony
Rani Chandra - Anjli Mohindra
Gita Chandra - Mina Anwar
Haresh Chandra - Ace Bhatti
Captain Tybo - Paul Kasey
Veil Androvax - Mark Goldthorp
Madison Yorke - Terence Maynard
Security Man - Robert Curtis
Julie - Scarlett Murphy

Mr Smith Voice - Alexander Armstrong
Captain Tybo Voice - Nicholas Briggs

3.S1: From Raxacoricofallapatorius with Love

This is: The Sarah Jane Adventures: BBC Comic Relief 2009 Special
Title: From Raxacoricofallapatorius with Love
Mon/Vil: Ambassador Rahnius/ Member of Slitheen Family/ a Raxacoricofallapatorian
Synopsis: While the gang are doing computer checks on Mr Smith, a short humanoid figure appears in the attic. He informs Sarah Jane his name, Ambassador Rahnius, and claims he's here on her behalf. He gives Sarah Jane and her friends head bans as a gift, but when Rahnius starts to break wind, Sarah Jane gets suspicious. Just then, K.9 appears and tells Sarah Jane that Rahnius is a Slitheen! Rahnius reveals his true form and claims he's come for K.9, who's computer brain contains information from the past and the future. He activates the gang's given "deeply boppers" which leaves them stuck on the attic floor. Clyde soon comes up with a plan which ends with Eranius being sent back to where he came from. Sarah Jane says that what happened had to be the weirdest five minutes of her life. K.9 agrees, with a Red Nose on his face.
Writer: Gareth Roberts & Clayton Hickman
Director: Joss Agnew
Producer: Brain Minchin
First Broadcast: 13th March 2009
Ratings: 8.3 Million
Duration: 05.11
Cast: Sarah Jane Smith - Elisabeth Sladen
Luke Smith - Tommy Knight
Clyde Langer - Daniel Anthony
Rani Chandra - Anjli Mohindra
Ambassador Rahnius - Ronnie Corbett
Slitheen - Jimmy Vee
Mr Smith Voice - Alexander Armstrong
K.9 Voice - John Leeson

Dreamland: Begins Today

The all new Doctor Who animation series Dreamland premiers today on BBC Red Button and will continue through to Thursday 26th November, read on for the synopsis and broadcast times:

EPISODE 1 - Saturday 21st November (7:00am-8:50am • 11:10am-2:20pm • 7:25pm-10:35pm)
Dry Springs, Nevada, 1958. The Doctor befriends a young waitress, Cassie, and her friend, Jimmy, at a diner. The Doctor activates an alien artifact and, after finding further signs of alien activity, the US Army intervenes and takes him and his new companions to the mysterious Area 51 in Roswell, where they find out about Operation Fallen Angel. Will Operation leader Colonel Stark succeed in making the curious trio forget what they have just seen?

EPISODE 2 - Sunday 22nd November (12:10am-7:50pm)
Seeking refuge in the abandoned town of Solitude, Jimmy stumbles across a disconcerting discovery and the trio encounter Viperox royalty.

EPISODE 3 - Monday 23rd November (12:10am-7:50pm on 24th November)
The Doctor cannot understand why the Alliance of Shades mop-up team are more concerned with the whereabouts of a piece of space flight hardware than the hordes of Viperox pods hidden underground. Things start to fall into place when Jimmys grandfather, Night Eagle, introduces the Doctor to Rivesh Mantilax.

EPISODE 4 - Tuesday 24th November (10:40pm-2:00pm on 25th November)
Captured by the US Army, Rivesh is finally reunited with his wife, Saruba Velak. Meanwhile, the Doctor discovers the unsettling truth about his real identity.

EPISODE 5 - Wednesday 25th November (3:00pm-10:15pm • 11.10pm-9:50am on 26th November)
The Doctor and Saruba have to confront the mysterious alien force in the vault housing her space ship if they are to save her husband and stop Lord Azlok from rousing his sleeping army.

EPISODE 6 - Thursday 26th November (7:10pm-9:50am on 27th November)
As sunset falls, the Viperox drones start to attack the US Army base. Can the Doctor find a way to halt the seemingly unstoppable aliens in their tracks?

An omnibus version featuring all six episodes will broadcast later this year on BBC Two and CBBC. All episodes will also be available to watch on the official Doctor Who website from 4:00pm on the day of each episode premier.

Friday, 20 November 2009

3rd 2009 Special: New Clip!


As part of BBC Children in Need night earlier this evening, a clip from the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special - now officially titled as The End of Time - Part One was shown, you can watch it above. Doctor Who: The End of Time - Part One will broadcast this Christmas on BBC One and BBC HD.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 142

The cover and info on this week's edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

Monsters from Mars
This week’s Doctor Who Adventures magazine is all about The Waters of Mars. We investigate the planet Mars and find out if it is a place you should visit or avoid.

If you were to visit Mars with the Doctor what would you take? Find out with Doctor Who Adventures' essential checklist. Meet the brave woman who helps the Doctor - Adelaide Brooke. Discover who she is and how she ended up at Bowie Base.

This week’s Top 10 is all about watery moments. Water bombs, raining in reverse and sea monsters; who will come top in this slippery countdown?

All this plus…
  • Find out how well you know The Waters of Mars in this week’s quiz.
  • A free Doctor Who note book and pencil.
  • Claim a free Dalek rucksack.
  • Part 1 of life-size Doctor Who poster included!
  • Loads of cool goodies to win!
  • Subscription offer - subscribe today and get two free DVDs.

Issue 142 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 25th November priced £2.99 per copy.

SJA: Concludes This Week

The current series of The Sarah Jane Adventures concludes this week on BBC One and BBC HD at 4:35pm today and tomorrow, read on for the synopsis:

THE GIFT: PART ONE - by Rupert Laight 
Sarah Jane, Luke, Clyde and Rani face an old enemy, the green Slitheen, in the penultimate episode of this series of The Sarah Jane Adventures. When the Slitheen's latest scheme is halted, their cousins, the Blathereen, arrive. Declaring peace between the planets, they offer Sarah Jane a gift - one that might change the future of the human race forever.

THE GIFT: PART TWO - by Rupert Laight 
When the Blathereens' gift runs riot, Sarah Jane faces the battle of her life to save her son, Luke, as The Sarah Jane Adventures concludes. With Clyde, Rani and K9 trapped in a school under siege, and the whole of London convulsing under the alien threat, everything heads for a final showdown in the attic - and not everyone is getting out alive. 

Both episodes will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer soon after broadcast. If confirmed, The Sarah Jane Adventures will return next Autumn with a fourth series.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Doctor Who DVD Files - Issue 23

The cover and info on this fornight's edition of Doctor Who DVD Files magazine:

Episode Guide: Planet of the Ood/ The Sontaran Stratagem
The Doctor: Shipwreaks & Skulls
Enemies: Cyberleader
Technology: Sontaran Battle Pod
Allies: UNIT
Behind the Scenes: Who's Behind the Ood?
Flashback: Cold War!

Issue 23 of the Doctor Who DVD Files is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 3rd December priced £6.99 per copy.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale - The Final Chapter - Cover & Info

BBC Books have released the cover and details of Russell T Davies's second edition of The Writer's Tale:

Doctor Who - The Writer's Tale: The Final Chapter
For this revised and updated edition of The Writer’s Tale, head writer and executive producer Russell T Davies and journalist Benjamin Cook continue their in-depth discussion of the creative life of Doctor Who to cover the last of Russell’s specials, as well as the increasingly successful Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures spin-offs.

Candid and witty insights continue throughout a second year’s worth of correspondence, covering David Tennant’s final episodes as the Doctor, Russell’s own departure from the show, and the legacy that both leave behind as a new era of Doctor Who begins.

With over 300 pages of new material, and taking in events from the entire five years since the show’s return in 2005, The Writer’s Tale: The Final Chapter is the most comprehensive - and personal - account of Doctor Who ever published.


Doctor Who - The Writer's Tale: The Final Chapter is on sale from 14th January 2010 at all good bookstores priced £16.99 per copy.

Monday, 16 November 2009

3rd 2009 Special & Dreamland: New Trailers


After the broadcast of Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars last night, a trailer for next 2009 Doctor Who specials was shown, you can watch it above. The first of a two-parter, the title for Part 1 is yet to be revealed, while the title for Part 2 has been confirmed as The End of Time. Also, a trailer advertising the new Doctor Who animation series Dreamland is currently being shown on various BBC channels inbetween show breaks, you can watch it below:




Doctor Who: Dreamland will start broadcasting from 20th November on BBC Red Button and continue daily until 26th November. A full omnibus broadcast of the series will broadcast later this year. In other news: last night's viewing of The Waters of Mars was watched by 9.1 million viewers, the final BARB ratings will be revealed within the next ten days.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars - Tonight

Doctor Who returns tonight at 7:00pm on BBC One and BBC HD for the second of its four 2009 specials, read on for the synopsis:

THE WATERS OF MARS - by Russell T Davies & Phil Ford
The Doctor lands on the red planet, at a base in peril, in this one-off special of Russell T Davies' Doctor Who. A creeping infection beneath the Martian surface threatens not only the human race, but also the Doctor's most fundamental beliefs. Together with Adelaide Brooke - the base's commander - the Doctor must battle not only a seemingly unstoppable entity, but time itself, as the prophecy about his future begins to resonate. Is his song about to come to an end?

Doctor Who Confidential: Is There Life on Mars? will follow the episode's broadcast over on BBC Three at 8:00pm. Both programmes will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer soon after their broadcasts. The third of the 2009 specials will broadcast later this year - more information coming then.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Latest Doctor Who Magazine & Adventures Issues

The cover and details of the latest editions of Doctor Who magazine and Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE - ISSUE 414

Take a trip to Mars in Doctor Who Magazine issue 415!
Lindsay Duncan, aka Captain Adelaide Brooke of Bowie Base One, reveals in an exclusive interview in Doctor Who Magazine issue 415 how her character is put under pressure in the new Doctor Who Special The Waters of Mars...

DWM asked Lindsay, what was it like working with David Tennant? “His energy levels are so high. You think, oh God! In terms of my character, but also in terms of myself, the actor, I desperately wanted to keep up with him, but I have to admit it - I can’t run as fast as him! But I gave it a good shot. I didn’t want Adelaide to drop the ball. I didn’t want her to show any kind of weakness...”

Also in DWM issue 415:

Space Oddity

DWM previews of the latest Doctor Who Special, The Waters of Mars and finds out from writers Russell T Davies and Phil Ford about what the future holds for the Doctor...

Heroes
Russell T Davies pays his own personal tribute to former Doctor Who producer, director and writer Barry Letts in Production Notes.

Hallo Spaceboy
DWM reveals the the long-awaited results of the competition to ‘Be a Doctor Who Magazine reporter’, and follows the winner as she gets to go behind the scenes of the series - and chat to David Tennant and Russell T Davies!

Dead Man Walking
The Doctor and Majenta uncover the terrifying secret behind the apparitions in the London Underground in Part Two of the latest comic strip, Ghosts of the Northern Line by Dan McDaid with art by Paul Grist.

Without You
How different would things be if the Tardis hadn’t taken the Doctor on some of his adventures? Neil Harris uncovers the surprising truth in You Are Not Alone...

Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
Doctor Who stories that nearly made it onto TV are being made at last! DWM investigates how scripts featuring Sil, the Ice Warriors, the Celestial Toymaker and many more are now being realised on audio...

Loving the Alien
The Watcher continues his essential guide to the Time Lord’s many incarnations and uncovers everything you ever needed to know about the northern Ninth Doctor...

Tin Machine II
What happened if K9 gets into battle against a robotic parrot? Find out as The Fact of Fiction looks at Douglas Adams’ memorable Fourth Doctor story from 1978 - The Pirate Planet.

Starman

DWM chats exclusively to actor Mark Williams, who brings the much-loved comic strip character of UFO spotter Maxwell Edison to life in the latest Doctor Who audio adventure!

Plus!
All the latest news, previews, reviews, competitions and much, much more!


Issue 114 of Doctor Who magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 9th December priced £3.99 per copy.

DOCTOR WHO ADVENTURES - ISSUE 141

Waters of Mars…

Get set for the return of Doctor Who on Sunday 15th November with this week’s Doctor Who Adventures magazine. You’ll get a sneak peak at this exciting new story, The Waters of Mars. And look out for pictures of some of the scariest monsters ever!

You can also find out all about the Doctor’s new companion in this week’s exclusive interview. Actress Lindsay Duncan tells Doctor Who Adventures all about Adelaide and why she’s different from previous people who’ve teamed up with the Doctor.

Doctor Who Adventures is packed full of essential Time Lord facts! He is our favourite hero, but who exactly is the mysterious Time Lord? Find out all in this week’s issue.

Also this week:

  • Preview of the next episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures!
  • Three brilliant posters.
  • Free Doctor Who notebook and pen!
  • Subscription offer - subscribe today and save 30% and get a free Doctor Who: The Ultimate Monster Guide book!

Issue 141 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 18th November priced £2.10 per copy.

SJA: Continues This Week

The current series of The Sarah Jane Adventures continues today and tomorrow on BBC One and BBC HD at 4:35pm, read on for the synopsis:

MONA LISA'S REVENGE: PART ONE - by Brain Dooley
Strange forces bring the Mona Lisa to life, as the adventure series starring Elisabeth Sladen continues. Clyde’s proudest day turns into a nightmare when he discovers that fine art can be dangerous and, when a school trip descends into disaster, the gang find themselves trapped without Sarah Jane’s help, as the awesome abomination stir.

MONA LISA'S REVENGE: PART ONE - by Brain Dooley
Luke and Rani investigate the myth of the dreaded abomination, as the two-part drama concludes. With Sarah Jane trapped and beyond help, everything now depends upon Clyde. Mona Lisa vows to release her terrifying brother from his age-old prison, but only Clyde has the key.

Both episodes will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer soon after broadcast. The series concludes next week with The Gift - more information coming then.