Katarina Colourised

While I was sorting out the link to The Story of Katarina I also came across a short piece on Adrienne Hill (who played Katarina) on Doctor Who TV. Why mention it here? Well it comes with the superb colourised image (which I’ve borrowed) shown. The (short) article is: Katarina. &&& Message Ends &&&

The Story of Katarina on the DWC

Not something I’ve written (though I wish I had) I just wanted to point out an excellent piece on The Doctor Who Companion. It’s DOCTOR WHO’S LOST COMPANION: THE STORY OF KATARINA. The piece is by Rick Lundeen, and a sequel is promised! *** Message Ends ***

The Invasion from Space review

Released on CD in October 2018, Doctor Who and the Invasion from Space is a 2xCD reading by Peter Purves of a pair of classic First Doctor stories from various books and annuals from the 1960s. It’s very much worth a listen, despite being somewhat dated here and there, if for no other reason than Peter Purves’s superb performance in reading. There’s…

Mission to the Unknown being recreated by Peter Purves

Peter Purves is at the University of Lancaster to help recreate the missing Mission to the Unknown. It’s a three day shoot and also involves Nick Briggs and Edward de Souza as Agent Cory! Full details (courtesy of the Lancashire Post): Legend Peter Purves in Preston to recreate missing Doctor Who episode from the 60s. !!! Message Ends…

Gerry Davis archive interviews on the DWAS

Any consideration of the Second Doctor must come to the reasonable conclusion that Cybermen are his key nemesis, as suggested in my post What did the Second Doctor ever do for the Show? It’s a short step then to considering the impact of Kit Pedler (left in photo) on Doctor Who, but let’s not forget Gerry Davis (right). The picture shows them working on Doomwatch, but…

The Daleks’ Masterplan considered

Over on The Doctor Who Companion, writer Rick Lundeen has put together a good piece on the (sadly almost entirely missing) First Doctor epic, The Daleks’ Masterplan. His title is: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE DALEKS’ MASTER PLAN IN DOCTOR WHO HISTORY. Reading it made me both peeved I hadn’t yet written about this story and thoughtful; what else…