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THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR: ON BLU-RAY & DVD 03.12.2013
The 50th Anniversary Doctor Who special, The Day of The Doctor, is now available to own on Blu-ray and DVD.

The Doctors embark on their greatest adventure in this 50th anniversary special. In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space, an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.

Additional features include: The Last Day – exclusive mini episode, The Night of the Doctor – Day of the Doctor prequel starring Paul McGann, Doctor Who Explained, Behind the lens, Early trailer, 50 year trailer.

The Day Of The Doctor will be released in the US on 10th December.

It is available in the UK now on
Blu-ray and DVD.
 
AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME: ON DVD 03.12.2013
One of the standouts of the entire 50th Anniversary year of Doctor Who, the stunning An Adventure in Space and Time biopic is now available to own on DVD.

The one-off drama one-off drama travels back in time to 1963 to see how the beloved Doctor Who was first brought to the screen. It aired on BBC2 on 21st November and quickly drew praise from fans and critics.

There is a wealth of DVD extra features too:

Leaflet featuring programme images and an exclusive foreword by writer and executive producer Mark Gatiss, William Hartnell: The Original, The Making of An Adventure – narrated by Carole Ann Ford, Reconstructions:? Scenes from An Unearthly Child and the pilot, Regenerations, Farewell to Susan, Festive Greeting, The Title Sequences. Deleted Scenes:? The Radiophonic Workshop, Verity’s Leaving Party.

The DVD is available to buy at
Amazon.

 
FIVE DOCTORS FOR WHO'S 50TH! 23.11.2013
Happy 50th! Well, the moment is almost here (but has it been prepared for?), and the essential point of this page and our year long countdown has arrived. Today is the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who (and I receive the prize for stating the obvious...), in less than two hours The Day Of The Doctor will air around the planet to millions of fans. Immediately after airing in the UK, BBC3 are hosting Doctor Who Live: The Afterparty at 9.05pm, and don't forget to press your red button later tonight for yet more Who, with The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot and Doctor Who: Behind The Lens both premiering.

To mark this very special day, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Matt Smith united at the Doctor Who Celebration at ExCel London today. Please click on the amazing photo below to watch a brief video report from the fantastic three-day celebratory event. (Photo © BBC)

 
DW 50: TV TIMES & THE BIG ISSUE COVERS 19.11.2013
Colin is also on the cover of this week's 'TV Times'. The UK's other leading televsion listings magazine have published four special anniversary covers. The Big Issue's Doctor Who 50th Anniversary edition, "a Doctor Who bumper special" also features Colin and his ten chums. View further info here.

 
RADIO TIMES: DOCTOR WHO 50: SIXTH DOCTOR COVER 18.11.2013
The Sixth Doctor's 'Radio Times' Doctor Who 50th Anniversary cover from the magazine's amazing 12-Doctor celebration. The issue goes on sale today and includes a comprehensive 26-page feature inside. All 12 collectable covers join up to reveal a panoramic background. Fantastic!

• View all 12 covers at Doctor Who News here.

 
DW THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 16.11.2013
Silva Screen have just announced details, and the comprehensive tracklist, of The 50th Anniversary Collection special Doctor Who soundtrack boxset. The 4CD set features music from every Doctor's era of Doctor Who and is released on December 12th.

The most comprehensive collection of soundtracks from the classic cult TV show DOCTOR WHO ever assembled, this 4 CD set is a musical journey through time and a fascinating insight into the history and development of television music from experimental beginnings to today’s hugely popular orchestrated scores by Murray Gold.

Music by: Ron Grainer / Delia Derbyshire / Tristram Cary / Dudley Simpson / Don Harper / Carey Blyton / Malcolm Clarke / Geoffrey Burgon / Peter Howell / Paddy Kingsland / Roger Limb / Jonathan Gibbs / Elizabeth Parker / Dominic Glynn / Keff Mcculloch / Mark Ayres / John Debney / Murray Gold

Special Sound by: Brian Hodgson & Dick Mills, BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

• View the full tracklist for the collection
here.

 
RADIO TIMES: 12 COLLECTABLE DOCTOR WHO COVERS 16.11.2013
For the first time in 10 years, the most recent previous appearance being for Doctor Who's 40th Anniversary in November 2003, Colin as the Sixth Doctor will grace the cover of Britain's legendary TV listings magazine, 'Radio Times'. The magazine which is celebrating its own milestone this year, 90 years of being published.

To celebrate Who’s 50th anniversary the new issue, on sale from Tuesday 19th November, features 12 different collectable covers each with a different Doctor and monsters from their era, with a huge 26-page feature inside.

The first cover will be revealed today and over the next few days all the others will be made available online prior to going on sale on Tuesday.

• View CBO's Sixth Doctor Covers section
here. (News Source: Radio Times/The Doctor Who Site)
 
THE LIGHT AT THE END: AVAILABLE NOW 29.10.2013
The Light At The End, the 50th Anniversary extravaganza from Big Finish, has been released a month earlier than originally intended. The digital download went on sale on 23rd October and the Standard and Limited Edition CDs are also now available to buy for immediate despatch. The vinyl edition will be available from 2nd November. Click below to visit Big Finish for full ordering details.

 
DW: THE DOCTOR'S REVISTED: THIS WEEKEND 23.10.2013
A reminder that the edition of Doctor Who: The Doctor's Revisited which celebrates the Sixth Doctor's era in the TARDIS will air in the UK this weekend on Watch.

Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited: Watch: Sunday 27th October: 2pm
Taking a look back at the actors who have played the role of the Time Lord. The era of Colin Baker, who fought aliens including Sontarans, the Cybermen and the Daleks. (Also airing on Watch HD & +1)

 
COLIN & NICK BRIGGS DISCUSS THE LIGHT AT THE END 23.10.2013
Bleeding Cool report on Colin and Nicholas Briggs discussing, much anticipated, The Light At The End 50th Anniversary audio drama at New York Comic Con earlier this month. Click here to read.
 
DW: THE DOCTOR'S REVISTED UK SCHEDULE 26.09.2013
The full schedule for UK broadcasts of Doctor Who: The Doctor's Revisited, airing on Watch, has now been confirmed by the Radio Times. The first special airs on Saturday 12th October at 2pm. Colin's will show on Sunday 27th October at 2pm, with the classic story 'Vengeance on Varos' following at 2.30pm - View the full schedule at the Radio Times website by clicking below.

 
DOCTOR WHO 50: MERCHANDISE UPDATE 25.09.2013
It's been almost six months since CBO looked at 50th anniversary DW merchandise, and a whole heap of new goodies have been, or are about to be, released...

DVDs, Blu-ray, CDs, books, figures, games and, even, chocolate! Here are a selection of the latest.

The Day Of The Doctor: DVD & Blu-ray

The much-anticipated 50th Anniversary episode The Day Of The Doctor is available to pre-order on DVD and Blu-ray. We don't know if the Sixth Doctor is included in this as it is still. of course, shrouded in mystery. We do know that the release will also include the BBC drama An Adventure in Space and Time. It will be released on 2nd December.

UK fans can order the DVD
here and the Blu-ray here. USA viewers can order the DVD here and the Blu-ray here.

Fifty Years of Doctor Who at the BBC

This fantastic box set will be released by Audio Go on 24th October.

Over 17 hours of features from BBC Radio and Television, from the 1960s to the present day, presented by Elisabeth Sladen, Anthony Head and Louise Jameson Volume.

Order in the UK at Amazon
here and in America here.

Colin Baker, Lynda Bellingham, Bonnie Langford and Michael Jayston read the classic serial The Trial Of A Timelord in two new audio box sets released by Audio Go.

Doctor Who: The Trial of a Time Lord Vols. 1&2

An unabridged reading of a classic novelisation based on the popular 1986 TV serial.

The Sixth Doctor is tried by the High Council of Time Lords for breaking several of the laws of Gallifrey, the Time Lords' home world, including interference with outside worlds and genocide. A mysterious character called the Valeyard acts as prosecutor.

In the first two chapters (The Mysterious Planet and Mindwarp) events from the Doctor's past and present are submitted as evidence of his guilt. The third chapter (Terror of the Vervoids) presents future events in the Doctor's defence. In the concluding chapter (The Ultimate Foe) the Doctor's trial is halted, and the Doctor confronts the Valeyard and his old rival, the Master, in order to clear his name and to save the High Council - Based on the original 1986 TV serial of the same name, featuring the 6th Doctor (as played by Colin Baker).

Volume One is available in the UK here and Volume Two here.

TITANS: 50th Anniv: All 11 Doctors (Single Figure)
Available to buy from 15th October 2013: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the world's favorite space-and-time-traveling adventurer with the latest range of TITANS from the BBC and Titan Merchandise - a multiverse of figures to collect! Available to order from in the UK from
www.forbiddenplanet.com. USA fans can order from www.entertainmentearth.com.

Doctor Who DVD Board Game 50th Anniversary Edition
Celebrate five decades of Who with this exciting new game: Available from
www.bbcshop.com. USA fans can order from www.amazon.com.

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Chocolate Bar 100 g (Pack of 6)
Now you can not only watch and listen to Doctor Who, collect DVDs, toys and games but eat the candy too. Each pack contains a 50th anniversary sticker – 11 to collect. Made by Bon Bon Buddies, Buy at Amazon UK
here.

 
THE VAULT: TREASURES FROM THE FIRST 50 YEARS 25.09.2013
A new "must-have" book will be published on 24th October.

Doctor Who: The Vault (Hardback)

Drawing on unseen and iconic material from the BBC archive and private collectors, The Vault is an unforgettable journey through 50 years of Doctor Who, via carefully selected photographs, props, costumes designs, production memos, letters, scripts and more.

This is the full and official story of Doctor Who, from the first pre-production memos in 1963 to the most recent props created for the 2013 series, including interviews with key contributors and scores of prop photos, design sketches and behind the scenes stills from every decade of the show's production. Taking you year by year through the world's longest running science fiction series, Marcus Hearn explores the show's groundbreaking innovations as well as its impact on popular culture through books and comics, magazines and toys, merchandise and ephemera.

The Vault is a collector's dream and the ultimate celebration of Doctor Who.

Available to order from
Amazon UK. American fans can buy the book here.
 
THE LIGHT AT THE END: ADVERT & NEW TRAILER 23.09.2013
Big Finish have just released a fantastic new advert for the forthcoming The Light At The End 50th Anniversary Doctor Who audio drama. Showcasing how good this release will be. Watch below.

• A brand new trailer for The Light At The End has also been released. Listen at Soundcloud.

 
THE LIGHT AT THE END: FOUR VINYL EDITION 23.09.2013
A new photo of the four-disc limited Special Edition vinyl release, in deluxe premium packaging, of The Light At The End has been released by Big Finish. Click below for further details on this impressive set.

 
THE LIGHT AT THE END: STANDARD/COLLECTOR'S EDITIONS 16.09.2013
Full artwork for all editions of The Light At The End have now been released by Big Finish.

THE LIGHT AT THE END (Standard Edition)

November 23rd 1963 proves to be a significant day in the lives of all eight Doctors…

It's the day that Bob Dovie's life is ripped apart…

It's also a day that sets in motion a catastrophic chain of events which forces the first eight incarnations of the Doctor to fight for their very existence. As a mysterious, insidious chaos unfolds within the TARDIS, the barriers of time break apart…

From suburban England through war-torn alien landscapes and into a deadly, artificial dimension, all these Doctors and their companions must struggle against the power of an unfathomable, alien technology.

From the very beginning, it is clear that the Master is somehow involved. By the end, for the Doctors, there may only be darkness.

Written By: Nicholas Briggs, Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Cast: Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann (The Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Nicola Bryant (Peri), Sophie Aldred (Ace), India Fisher (Charley Pollard), Geoffrey Beevers (The Master) with special guest stars!

Available to order from
www.amazon.co.uk.

THE LIGHT AT THE END (Limited Collector’s Edition)

This is a five-disc limited Special Edition in deluxe premium packaging, which includes a stunning array of professional photos of the cast.

Discs 1 and 2 – The Light at the End
Disc 3 – The Making of The Light at the End (70 minute documentary)
Disc 4 – This is Doctor Who at Big Finish (70 minute documentary)
Disc 5 – Doctor Who – The Companion Chronicles: The Revenants performed by William Russell as Ian

Available to order in the UK from
www.amazon.co.uk. USA Who fans can pre-order/purchase this item from www.amazon.com.

• Further information on the above editions and the limited vinyl available at Big Finish.

 
DOCTOR WHO 50: AMAZON DEDICATED STORE 15.09.2013
Amazon, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, have opened a dedicated Doctor Who Boutique, featuring more Who merchandise, memorabilia and goodies than you can possibly imagine... DVDs, t-shirts, books, games, mugs, towels, cookie jars, prints and much more.

 
THE DOCTORS REVISITED TO AIR IN UK 15.09.2013
Radio Times have revealed that UK TV channel Watch is to air the BBC America series The Doctors Revisited as part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations. The 11-part series has been airing monthly in the USA with each special covering one Doctor. The shows have featured exclusive interviews with surviving Doctors and their companions, and with programme makers and other stars connected with the programme.

The Doctors Revisited will begin airing in the second week of October. Later schedules are yet to be made available but it is likely that the Colin/Sixth Doctor special will air on Sunday 27th October.

 
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE: ISSUE 465 12.09.2013
The cover for issue 465 of Doctor Who Magazine has been revealed and it features Colin, Tom Baker, Paul McGann, Peter Davison and Sylvester McCoy. This month's issue looks at the forthcoming multi-Doctor audio The Light at the End. DWM is on sale Thursday 19th September, priced £4.75.

 
DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTORS REVISITED 5-8 DVD 12.09.2013
Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited 5-8 will be released on DVD on October 1st. The second DVD release, available at Amazon, features four documentaries on Doctors five to eight, all of which previously aired on BBC America.

In this exceptional commemoration celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who we continue our look back at the actors who have portrayed this iconic hero over its historic past. The years 1981-1996 saw four new actors portray the Doctor, Peter Davison (1981-83), Colin Baker (1984-86), Sylvester McCoy (1987-89) and Paul McGann (1996). Current Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat is joined by actors from Doctor Who's storied past including Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville and others to look back at the unique characteristics that make each actor's portrayal a thrilling new adventure. And each retrospective is followed by one full story for each Doctor, including Earthshock, Vengeance on Varos, Remembrance of the Daleks, and Doctor Who: The Movie, presented in both widescreen, feature-length version and in its episodic, original format. The Doctor's Revisited is a celebration of Doctor Who that true fans won't want to miss!

The artwork for Doctor Who: Doctors Revisited - Ninth to Eleventh has also been made available. The third, and final, DVD in the series will be released on December 3rd and can be pre-ordered at
Amazon.
 
DESTINY OF THE DOCTOR: COMPLETE SERIES 12.09.2013
Destiny Of The Doctor will be released as a Complete Series box set in November.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, this bumper box set contains 11 brand new adventures - one for each of the eleven Doctors - plus a bonus disc of interviews with the performers, writers and production team behind the series. These exciting original stories are exclusive to audio, and all contain specially composed music and sound effects. They are performed by: Carole Ann Ford and Tam Williams; Frazer Hines and Evie Dawnay; Richard Franklin and Trevor Littledale; Lalla Ward and Roger Parrot; Janet Fielding and Tim Beckmann; Cameron Stewart and Nicola Bryant; Sophie Aldred and Ian Brooker; Michael Maloney and India Fisher; Nicholas Briggs and John Schwab; Catherine Tate and Duncan Wisbey; Jenna Coleman, Michael Cochrane and Nicholas Briggs.

Eleven Audio specials: Hunters of Earth, Shadow of Death, Vengeance of the Stones, Babbiesphere, Smoke and Mirrors, Trouble in Paradise, Shockwave, Enemy Lines, Night of the Whisper, Death’s Deal, The Time Machine.

• The set can be pre-ordered at Amazon and Amazon UK.

 
THE LIGHT AT THE END: ARTWORK 12.09.2013
The artwork for the limited edition vinyl and special 5-disc editions of The Light At The End was revealed recently. The audio special, which will be released in November to coincide with Doctor Who's 50th anniversary celebrations, features Colin along with fellow Doctors Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann. Full details at www.bigfinish.com, and further info at doctorwho.tv.

• Click above to view larger photos of both versions of the artwork.

 
DOCTOR WHO CELEBRATION: DETAILS ANNOUNCED 08.07.2013
Full details for the London ExCel event 'Doctor Who 50th Celebration' have been announced by BBC Worldwide. Taking place from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th November, guests will include Matt Smith, Tom Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Colin! More info at the Official 50th Anniversary website.

 
THE DOCTORS REVISITED: SIXTH DOCTOR TRAILER 24.06.2013
The trailer for the sixth instalment of The Doctors Revisited has been made available by BBC America: Take a look back at the sixth and most eccentric incarnation of the Doctor yet!

Don't miss this month's The Doctors Revisited special on Saturday, June 29 at 8:30pm/7:30c, followed by 'Vengeance on Varos'.

 
SOMETHING BORROWED/TROUBLE IN PARADISE 24.06.2013
Glowing reviews of the, just released, Something Borrowed, the Sixth Doctor eshort, and Destiny Of The Doctor: Trouble in Paradise, the new Big Finish audio. Both released as part of this year's 50th anniversary.

Doctor Who TV: Something Borrowed: Patrick Kavanagh-Sproull gives his verdict on the sixth 50th anniversary short story. This patchwork series of mini adventures for each of the Doctor’s multifarious bodies continued this month and I am gladdened to say that it was one of the best, if not the best -
Continue reading...

The Gallifrey Times: Destiny Of The Doctor - Trouble in Paradise: Reviewed by Louis@ Audio Go's ambitious Destiny of the Doctor series has reached the halfway point - so after a disappointingly lacklustre, by the numbers Fifth Doctor installment, how does the Sixth Doctor's adventure fare? -
Continue reading...
 
RICHELLE MEAD TALKS SOMETHING BORROWED 24.06.2013
Richelle Mead, author of the Vampire Academy and Bloodline series, explains why she was delighted to be asked to write an EBook for Doctor Who. Mead, explains why she was inspired by professional and personal reasons to invent a wild new adventure for the Sixth Doctor.

 
DW50: WHOVIANNET: 11 DOCTORS, 50 YEARS 09.06.2013
The wonderful Doctor Who fansite WhovianNet is celebrating the Sixth Doctor throughout June. View their special page, with features and much more, by clicking below.

 
SIXTH DOCTOR EBOOK: SOMETHING BORROWED 05.06.2013
Bestselling American fantasy author Richelle Mead has been announced as the author of the sixth exclusive Doctor Who ebook short from Puffin. Her short story, called Something Borrowed, features the Sixth Doctor and Peri:

A wedding on the planet Koturia turns out to be a far more dangerous proposition than the Sixth Doctor and Peri ever expected. It marks the return of a formidable old foe whose genius matches the Doctor’s. Can the Doctor outwit this villain, save Peri and stop the wedding in time?

Richelle Mead commented: "I’ve always loved watching Colin Baker as the Doctor. When he’s on the screen, you can’t take your off eyes off of him - and no, I’m not just talking about his infamous wardrobe! Everything him about is larger than life: his personality, his ingenuity, his biting humour. He’s one of the darker of the Doctors, and yet through it all, that heroism and need to do what’s right never fails. That’s what makes him so fascinating to me. It’s an author’s dream to be able to write with a character like that."

Richelle Mead is best known for her urban fantasy series: Vampire Academy, Georgina Kincaid, and Dark Swan. Originally from Michigan, she now lives in Seattle, Washington with her family, and is working on Vampire Academy spin-off, Bloodlines.

Something Borrowed follows on from short stories by Eoin Colfer, Michael Scott, Marcus Sedgwick, Philip Reeve and Patrick Ness. A paperback anthology of the eleven eshorts, The Doctor Who Collection: 50th Anniversary will publish, alongside the final eshort featuring the Eleventh Doctor, on 23 November 2013. The ebook will be available to download from June 23. You can pre-order from Amazon (
UK & US) or iTunes (UK & Australia).

[ News Source:
Doctor Who TV ]
 
OFFICIAL FACEBOOK/DOCTOR WHO TV: SIXTH DOCTOR 05.06.2013
The Official BBC Doctor Who Facebook page, which has almost three-and-a-half million fans, and Doctor Who TV, the Official website for the 50th Anniversary, are both celebrating all things Sixth this month.

"This is a situation that requires tact and finesse. Fortunately, I am blessed with both."

It’s the sixth month of the year which means - Sixth Doctor. Find out more about him, his adventures and foes on doctorwho.tv throughout this month.

SIXTH DOCTOR: 1984 - 1986: COLIN BAKER
Never understated, the Sixth Doctor was an explosion of colours, words and emotions. Passionate, sometimes quick to anger, this was a Doctor you did not want to make enemies with. He tangled with the corporate greed of the slimy Sil, took H.G. Wells on a trip to a strange world of Morlox and time machines, and defeated the amoral Gallifreyan scientist known only as the Rani. Once again, the Doctor’s interference in the affairs of other worlds resulted in a trial by his own people, and his own darker side, “The Valeyard” – who stood to gain all his remaining incarnations. After uncovering the Valeyard’s schemes, all charges were dropped, and the Doctor and Mel headed off in the TARDIS.

 
DW50: ATTACK OF THE CYBERMEN ON UKTV 30.05.2013
The 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who continues to be celebrated, via classic stories, in Australia and New Zealand on UKTV. The channel begins airing Sixth Doctor episodes from 2nd June with Attack Of The Cybermen.

In New Zealand the story screens at 4:25pm and in Australia at 4:30pm. New Zealand has an additional screening on Monday 3rd June at 4:40am.

The UKTV billing describes Attack of the Cybermen as follows: While trying to fix the TARDIS's chameleon circuit, the Sixth Doctor returns to Foreman's Yard on Totter's Lane in 1985, where he meets his old enemies the Cybermen.

• View more details at
Doctor Who News. Forthcoming broadcasts of Doctor Who can be found via UKTV's Doctor Who sections for Australia and New Zealand.

[ News Source:
Doctor Who News ]
 
THE DOCTORS REVISITED: THE SIXTH DOCTOR 30.05.2013
BBC America have released details for The Doctors Revisited: The Sixth Doctor.

BBC AMERICA celebrates the Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker, in a new special of Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited. Baker played the part from 1984 to 1986. Prior to being cast as the Doctor, Baker guest starred as Commander Maxil in the Peter Davison story Arc of Infinity, the only actor to have done so prior to taking the role. The special begins with Colin Baker, lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, Sixth Doctor companions Nicola Bryant (Peri Brown) and Bonnie Langford (Mel Bush), among others, examining the Sixth Doctor’s adventures and discussing his famous foes, including the universe’s most slippery business man, Sil.

The special also includes the Sixth Doctor story Vengeance on Varos, in which the Doctor visits the planet Varos to obtain the rare ore Zeiton-7, vital to the functioning of his TARDIS. But Varos is a dangerous place, where rebels are tortured on live television and executions are used to win votes from the public. Trapped in the dreaded Punishment Dome, the Doctor and his companion Peri must fight for their lives - and save the starving population from the machinations of the villainous reptilian Sil.

Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited – The Sixth Doctor premières on BBC America on Saturday, June 29, 7:30pm ET/PT.

[ News Source: BBC America Press ]

 
WIN 'DESTINY OF THE DOCTOR 6' 30.05.2013
Fantastic Doctor Who fansite The Gallifrey Times is offering visitors a chance to win the latest CD in the 'Destiny Of The Doctors' series. It just happens to be Trouble In Paradise featuring the Sixth Doctor!

We have teamed up with the great guys over at AudioGO to bring you the opportunity to win one of three brand new copies of Doctor Who: Trouble In Paradise which is the sixth installment in the original Destiny Of The Doctor series to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who and due to be released on June 6th.

• Further information and enter the competition at
The Gallifrey Times.
 
THE DOCTOR: HIS LIVES AND TIMES 25.05.2013
BBC Books have revealed details on a new book being released to mark the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who.

"I'm the Doctor. I’m a Time Lord. I'm from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous. And I'm the man who’s going to save your life."

He's made a mark on almost every era of history, and he’s touched millions of lives across space and time. In these pages you'll find just some of the stories behind those brief encounters, each of them addressing the question that must never, ever be answered: "Doctor Who?"

This is the story of an impossible life – of a man who borrowed a spaceship, travelled through time and continually saved the universe - as told by the Doctor's friends, by his enemies, and by the man himself. Letters, journals, trial records, secret government files and the occasional bit of tabloid journalism reveal the never-before-told story of Gallifrey's last Time Lord.

Contributors to His Lives and Times include: Colin Baker, John and Carole E. Barrowman, Tim Berners-Lee, Nicholas Briggs, Jenna Coleman, Paul Cornell, Rusell T Davies, Peter Davison, Terrance Dicks, Neil Gaiman, Mark Gatiss, Waris Hussein, Bonnie Langford, Paul McGann, Steven Moffat, Matt Smith, Laila Ward and Marcus Wilson. (Published by BBC Books on 26 September 2013, hardback)

[ News Source: Doctor Who News ]

 
BAFTAS: DOCTOR WHO 50TH CELEBRATION 13.05.2013
The 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who was marked at last night's BAFTA ceremony with a special four-minute video montage, including several appearances of the Sixth Doctor. The Daleks were also in attendance to 'welcome' guests arriving. Here are a few screen caps from last night's BBC1 show. View larger versions of them by clicking below. Watch the programme at BBC iPlayer.

 
NIGHTMARE IN SILVER: THE SIXTH DOCTOR 12.05.2013
Colin, as the Sixth Doctor, made a fleeting return, along with all 10 other regenerations, to Doctor Who on BBC TV last night in the penultimate episode of Series 7, aka Season 33, Nightmare in Silver. Also returning were one of the Doctor's oldest foes, the Cybermen. The episode is available at BBC iPlayer for the next fortnight (UK residents only). Click on our screen cap to go there.

 
DOCTOR WHO TV: 'ATTACK' RETROSPECTIVE 12.05.2013
A look back at the Sixth Doctor battling the Cybermen in a new article by Doctor Who TV.

Attack of the Cybermen Retrospective

Back in the 80s, this story was the poster child along with Vengeance on Varos and The Two Doctors for being too-violent. This and other factors started a chain of events that would ultimately cancel Doctor Who until its brief resurrection in 1996. However, this story, if given the chance, is actually one of the better episodes. Let’s see why… This might sound outlandish, but this was my first Classic Doctor Who story and indeed, became one of my favorites for so many reasons. Actually, this IS my favorite Classic! It’s up there, topping Castrovalva, Black Orchid and Ghost Light. It introduced me to Colin Baker’s Doctor, who was so radically different to David Tennant’s that I wondered if I was indeed watching the same show. Colin’s portrayal was loud, jerk-ass and so egotistical. How could I not love him? This story alone made Baker my favorite Doctor and I wouldn’t even be born for another five years!

• Continue reading at
Doctor Who TV.
 
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE: ISSUE 460 02.05.2013
Colin makes an appearance on the cover of the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, albeit in cameo. This is the Sixth Doctor's first DWM cover for some while.

The magazine is on sale from today and, as always. is packed full of interviews, features, all the latest official news, TV and merchandise reviews, previews, competitions, a prize-winning crossword and much, much more!

• View the full version of the cover
here.
 
TOYS R US: SIXTH DOCTOR WITH DALEK 30.04.2013
More must-have merchandise is being released to mark Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary year.

Toys R Us exclusive Doctor and Dalek figurine sets will be available to order from the 1st May with stock arriving in UK stores shortly afterwards. The first three sets released will be the Tenth, Second and Sixth Doctors. All sets include a Doctor action figure packaged with a Dalek action figure relevant to their era.

The Sixth Doctor set comprises of a Sixth Doctor figure with a Dalek Action Figure (Revelation Of The Daleks). The sets, which will retail for around £19.99, include the following:

• 1st Doctor with Dalek from The Dead Planet
• 2nd Doctor with Guard Dalek from Evil of The Daleks
• 3rd Doctor with Dalek from Planet of The Daleks
• 4th Doctor with Dalek from Destiny of The Daleks
• 5th Doctor with Dalek from Resurrection
• 6th Doctor with Dalek from Revelation
• 7th Doctor with Renegade Dalek from Remembrance of The Daleks
• 8th Doctor with Dalek Alpha from Children of the Revolution (Doctor Who Magazine comic adventure)
• 9th Doctor with Imperial Guard Dalek from Parting of the Ways
• 10th Doctor with Crucible Dalek
• 11th Doctor with Blue Strategist Dalek from Asylum of the Daleks

[ News Source:
The Doctor Who Site ]
 
BBC SHOP: SIXTH DOCTOR 30.04.2013
The BBC Shop is also celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who. Visit their Sixth Doctor section...

 
REGENERATION: LIMITED EDITION BOOK/DVD SET 30.04.2013
Regeneration: a limited edition collectors’ book, including over 1000 minutes of Doctor Who adventures on DVD will be released in June.

The Doctor Who Regeneration set is an individually numbered, beautifully packaged, coffee table album including six DVDs of Doctor Who adventures – including fan favourites like The Caves of Androzani and The End of Time, plus an advance release of the First Doctor’s final adventure The Tenth Planet.

The set is adorned with superb photography from across the era and features detailed and informative accounts of each regeneration. The collection features each Doctor’s iconic regeneration episode; from the First Doctor played by William Hartnell, exhausted after battling the Cybermen to Jon Pertwee’s Third Doctor suffering from radiation that had been unleashed by the Great One; and from the spectacular transformation of the Ninth Doctor to David Tennant’s emotional farewell as the Tenth.

And if that wasn’t enough, new to DVD is The Tenth Planet featuring the Doctor’s first regeneration – beautifully restored with the missing fourth episode now brought to life with stunning animation. Utilising the original soundtrack, off-screen photographs and a short surviving sequence of the Doctor’s regeneration the episode has been now reconstructed in animated form, incorporating the restored version of the surviving sequence.

A full list of stories included on the DVD are:

• The Tenth Planet
• The War Games
• Planet of the Spiders
• Logopolis
• The Caves of Androzani
• Time and the Rani
• Doctor Who: The Movie
• Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways
• The End of Time

• View further info and a trailer at the
50th Anniversary Doctor Who website.
 
BFI SCREENINGS: SIXTH DOCTOR EPISODE REVEALED 25.04.2013
The BFI announced yesterday that the sixth Doctor story they will screen as part of their Doctor Who At 50 season will be The Two Doctors.

Starring Colin and Patrick Troughton the three-parter, which saw the Second Doctor and Jamie return, originally aired on BBC1 in 1985. It will be shown at the BFI Southbank on Saturday 15th June at 2pm.

Colin also makes an appearance in the fifth Doctor screening, The Caves of Androzani, the 1984 story in which Peter Davison regenerated into Colin. Peter, Sarah Sutton, Janet Fielding, director Graeme Harper and composer Roger Limb will all guest at the screening on Saturday 4th May.
 
DESTINY OF THE DOCTOR #6 24.04.2013
Audio Go have released the finalised artwork for the sixth Destiny Of The Doctor audio adventure, the series that is part of the 50th anniversary celebrations this year.

Trouble in Paradise, which will be released on CD and as a download in June, stars Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor and Nicola Bryant as companion Peri.

Responding to a desperate summons from the Doctor's future self, he and Peri find themselves on a sailing ship in 1492, where the crewmen are gripped by superstitious fear. They say the Devil walks among them, stalking and striking them down. Even though they have landed in paradise, they fear that 'El Diablo' himself will drag them over the edge of the world and into the depths of hell. When the Doctor and Peri meet the captain of the ship, they both discover that heroes can sometimes behave un-heroically. Peri's reaction leads her into deep water, and soon the Doctor fears not only for her life but also for the existence of the ship, the paradise island, and the Universe itself.

Celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who, a brand new adventure for the Sixth Doctor. Nicola Bryant - Peri in the BBC TV Doctor Who series - and Cameron Stewart perform this original story by Nev Fountain, with music and sound design.


Also just announced - A 50th Anniversary jigsaw by Waddingtons, featuring every Doctor, the TARDIS, a handful of companions and a great selection of monsters and enemies.

Celebrate the Doctor’s 50th anniversary with this collector’s edition jigsaw. Featuring all eleven Doctors, from William Hartnell to Matt Smith, as well as Daleks, Cybermen, Weeping Angels and the Master, this 1000-piece jigsaw is the perfect for puzzle for any budding Time Lord.

The jigsaw will go on sale in September.
 
DOCTOR WHO TV: 50TH ANNIVERSARY RETROSPECTIVE 24.04.2013
An interesting, and comprehensive, retrospective on the Sixth Doctor by the fantastic Who site Doctor Who TV.

John Hussey continues his monthly retrospective, this time looking at the 6th Doctor, Colin Baker.

The Sixth Doctor showcased one of the biggest character changes within the Doctor’s lifespan. The darkness within the Time Lord really started to show from his sixth incarnation onwards. The Sixth Doctor was very angry, moody and full of arrogance, sometimes becoming almost full of himself. His adventurous side still remained but it seemed during his earlier life he was more selfish, especially when it came to decision making. He would often decide he knew what Peri Brown wanted out of her travels and basically told her where she wanted to go instead of asking her.

• Continue reading at
Doctor Who TV.

 
WHO 50: IT'S A CELEBRATION #2 17.04.2013
More details on 50th Anniversary Colin/Sixth Doctor related memorabilia and events.

Exclusive 50th Anniversary Prints: Forbidden Planet include in their 50th memorabilia a selection of fantastic prints;
Framed Print: 6th Doctor (The 6th Doctor as played by Colin Baker, was arrogant and stubborn and a little bit unstable, but was just as compassionate as his other incarnations. Plus he had a really nice coat. He was killed when his TARDIS was shot out of the sky by The Rani - 16"x12", 30mm Moulding, Shatter Proof Styrene) and 50th Anniversary: Framed Print: 11 Doctors (30x12).

The Doctors Revisited DVD: The first four episodes of BBC America's The Doctors Revisited are to be released in a R1 DVD box set in June. It is likely that there will also be releases of the further documentaries, including the Sixth Doctor special which is set to air in America in late June.

BBC Worldwide revealed earlier this month that the first DVD release includes the four documentaries, on the first four Doctors, accompanied by each story that aired on BBC America, The Aztecs, The Tomb Of The Cybermen, Spearhead From Space and Pyramid of Mars.

As bonus feature on the four-disc set current Doctor Who Executive Producer Steven Moffat will introduce each episode.

We will bring you more information on the second DVD, which will feature the Sixth Doctor and related episode, when details become available. The first set can be ore-ordered at
Amazon.

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, the longest running science fiction show in history! To celebrate, the BBC is releasing a curated selection of the best of each of this storied program's eleven Doctors. This initial release showcases Doctor Who's first four doctors, including William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, and Tom Baker, spanning from 1963-1981, a period of almost twenty years! The Doctors Revisited includes a profile of each Doctor and one classic story for each, including: The Aztecs, Tomb of the Cyberman, Spearhead from Space, and Pyramids of Mars.

Doctor Who Mug Sets: All 11 Doctors feature on these great collector's mugs, available from Urban-Collector: Each set contains three mugs with each Doctor and logo.

Set One includes the first, second, and third Doctors. Set Two includes the fourth, fifth, and sixth Doctor. Set Three includes the seventh, eighth, and ninth Doctors, and Set Four includes the tenth and eleventh Doctors as well as a collage of all eleven Doctors... Celebrate the 50th-anniversary of the BBC's Doctor Who with these mug sets that feature the 11 Doctors!

First Day Cover: The Sixth Doctor Who Official First Day Cover Signed by Colin Baker is available from scificollector:

Our Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker) First Day Cover featuring the Royal Mail Sixth Doctor Stamp cancelled on day of issue (26-03-2013) by our 'Seal of Rassilon' postmark. Available signed in person by Colin Baker or unsigned. A limited edition of 1000 individually numbered items.

Doctor Who The Forgotten: Collects Doctor Who: The Forgotten (2008 IDW) #1-6. Written by Tony Lee. Art by Pia Guerra. Cover by Ben Templesmith.

Stranded in a strange Museum that's dedicated to him-and with no TARDIS in sight, The Doctor and Martha must make sense of their surroundings, hindered by one small fact-The Doctor has lost his memories of every one of his previous incarnations! Tony Lee and Eisner-winner Pia Guerra present a tale that spans generations of Doctors! (2013 IDW Deluxe Edition, Hardcover, 144 pages, 1st Printing).

BFI Doctor Who at 50: Due to overwhelming demand the BFI has changed the way tickets will be allocated for their future anniversary events and screenings. A ballot system is now in place. Further info on the screenings here.

 
RADIO TIMES: BAKER, MCCOY AND MCGANN 17.04.2013
Doctor Who: Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann confirm anniversary special non-involvement

Shooting on the 50th special is currently under way in Britain - but the three actors are 10,000 miles away, in Australia

Former Doctor Who stars Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann have revealed that they definitely won’t be appearing in the BBC sci-fi drama’s upcoming 50th anniversary episode, largely because they're currently in the wrong hemisphere.

The anniversary special is being filmed in this country as we speak, but seeing as the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Doctors are all in Australia attending sci-fi conventions at the moment, they won’t be able to take part.

The three actors appeared today on the Australian chat-show Mornings and, during a discussion about Doctor Who, put paid to the idea that they might yet appear in the anniversary episode.

 
THREE DOCTORS DOWN UNDER! 10.04.2013

Colin, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann interviewed in Australia on Channel Nine's Morning Show. They talk Who, the 50th Anniversary and more... (Thanks to scullyluster)

 
WHO 50: IT'S A CELEBRATION! 30.03.2013
There is a huge amount of activity surrounding Doctor Who's, much anticipated, 50th Anniversary, happening, of course, in November of this year, though the occasion is being marked throughout 2013 in a variety of ways. Numerous events and products have been announced as part of the celebrations and Colin, your very own Sixth Doctor, plays a significant part with many related goodies available. Here is Colin Baker Online's Guide to the key Sixth Doc activities...

Already mentioned below, and made available earlier this week, the Royal Mail stamps, and special stamp books, have created "record breaking and unprecedented" demand almost as soon as they went on sale. There's also a Sixth Doctor First Day Cover. Further info
here.

Destiny of the Doctor: Big Finish Productions and AudioGo have joined forces to produce a special range of audiobook
titles, each focusing on one of the eleven Doctors. Released monthly in 2013 until the anniversary month of November, these will be dramatised readings, featuring stars from every era of the BBC series new and old alongside fresh new voices. (Please note that the story and artwork for the Sixth Doctor hasn't been finalised and our photo is used for illustration purposes only!)

Big Finish will also be releasing a special multi-Doctor adventure to celebrate the 50th anniversary. The audiobook called The Light at the End brings together Doctors 4 to 8 (Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvestor McCoy and Paul McGann), who join forces “when they face imminent destruction”.

A number of their companions will also be back including Sarah Sutton as Nyssa, Louise Jameson as Leela, and Nicola Bryant as Peri.

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary greetings cards, from
Forbidden Planet are also now available. The twelve cards each feature an image of one of the eleven Doctors or a Dalek. The cards are available in two packs of six and are priced at £10.99. They are blank inside.

Forbidden Planet also have a 50th Anniversary badge pack for each of the Doctors - with six badges included.

BBC Books are reissuing eleven classic Doctor Who novels with beautiful new covers. The Sixth Doctor book will be Players by Terrance Dicks, originally published in 1999.

A new series of Doctor Who eshorts are being released monthly, each written by well-known children's authors. Each story will feature one of the various regenerations of the Doctor and a paperback of the stories will be published by Puffin in November.

The 50th Anniversary Doctor Who Sourcebook, by Cubicle 7 is another 50th Anniversary book set to be published as is The Essential Guide to Fifty Years of Doctor Who, which will be available from October.

Monthly screenings are taking place at the
BFI (British Film Institute), London right through until November. These screenings are part of monthly events celebrating the many incarnations of the Doctor. Details on the Sixth Doctor's episode should be released soon.

BBC America is also celebrating all year, the channel is airing a new series of specials called Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited throughout 2013. The monthly programmes are each dedicated to one of the eleven Doctors. The specials are supported by a selection of classic Doctor Who episodes. The special dedicated to Jon Pertwee (the Third Doctor) is just about to air, with the Sixth Doctor's special scheduled for the end of June broadcast.

As well as all of the above events, releases and products numerous other goodies are out there for eager fans of all things Gallifreyan and Time Lord, including a Doctor Who 2014 Special Collector's Edition Calendar by Danilo, Toby Jugs of each Doctor by Zeon (these are also being released on a monthly basis), limited edition framed prints, retro bags and wallets, mugs, sticker and much, much more.

 
STAMP IT OUT! 30.03.2013
The special stamps commemorating 50 years of Doctor Who went on sale on Tuesday of this week. Each of the 11 TV Doctors is represented on his own first-class stamp (60p), as is the TARDIS, while four enemies – Dalek, Cyberman, Ood, and a Weeping Angel – feature on second-class stamps (50p).

The Royal Mail have also released the Doctor Who Prestige Stamp Book. These can be purchased online, direct from the Royal Mail website.

Time after time: In this lavish volume, which contains five completely unique stamp panes featuring all of the Special Stamps, Gary Russell takes an authoritative look at the progression of Doctor Who through the show’s many series’.

 
EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION COLIN BAKER STAMP CARD 09.03.2013
Ian Fraser Photography have released a limited edition Colin Baker stamp card to tie in with the Royal Mail Doctor Who stamps due for release this month.

The card will be an A5 (148mm as 210mm) double side postcard, high gloss image. The card will have the 6th Doctor stamp attached to it but also it will be SIGNED BY COLIN BAKER on the front and hand addressed on the back to the owner. The cards will be posted out in a normal envelope and will be individually numbered 1 - 200.

The cost is £15 inclusive of postage and packing in the UK (overseas orders will be charged an extra £1).

For further details see the shop section at
www.ianfraseruk.com

 
COLIN'S WHO 30 21.02.2013
We haven't forgotten here at CBO that 2013 is not only the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who but also the 30th anniversary of Colin Baker's involvement starting with his appearances as Gallfreyan guard Commander Maxil in Arc Of Infinity. That same year (1983) also saw the announcement that he would be assuming the role of the Sixth Doctor. Can it really be thirty years ago? Time flies, especially for a Time Lord. I'm sure you will all agree that Colin's contribution to the TV show, audios, conventions and many other additional projects connected with the show over the past three decades has seen him established as a veritable WHO legend. Congratulations Colin, you truly are one of Gallifrey's greats.

 
KNOCK KNOCK, WHO'S THERE? 30.09.2012
The CBO Type 40 capsule is spinning in the Vortex heading towards 2013... and the 50th anniversary of the best television show EVER. The Sixth Doctor is on board ready for the celebrations. Geronimo !

 
COUNTING DOWN! 22.09.2012
We are getting into celebratory mood for 2013, the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. We'll be keeping you informed of all Colin activity in the 50th year...

 
GALLIFREY GALLERY 11.06.2012
The official Doctor Who website has put online a selection of images from the Sixth Doctor's era. Take a look by clicking HERE.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks go to the Potteries Prydonians - Steve Worman and Paul Wood - for their help, Ron Brunwin for supplying artwork and Garry Jones for being a regular stalwart of the news section.
Extra special thanks go to the mighty Colin Baker himself for casting his mind back and helping catalogue his career.

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