The Genesis of the Doctor – a wander round history

I’m putting together a piece on influences on Doctor Who, and wanted to dig back into the original BBC studies for a couple of quotes from the time before the show. I remembered reading some written archive documents the BBC digitised. I sort of knew where I’d seen them. I even thought I’d blogged about…

Everything Second Doctor (BBC Stories)

I’d just like to use this post to point to some good resources for the BBC Second Doctor stories, in other words not anything produced since Patrick Troughton left the show in 1969, or seasons 4-6. Sometimes it’s not worth duplicating what others have done!

How does Doctor Who copyright work?

Almost as hard to understand as canon and as confusing as Judoon poetry is the subject of copyright when it comes to Doctor Who. If you’ve ever heard whispers about who really owns what, and why Big Finish can’t make certain stories (eg Grace Holloway and Chang Lee from The Movie are out of bounds, hence why…

Doctor Who scripts from the BBC

I may have mentioned it before, but there are some scripts for odd episodes of Doctor Who available from the BBC Writers’ Room. There aren’t many, but do include a few titles including Face the Raven (which was originally to be called Trap Street).

A Doctor Who word cloud for series 10

I happen to be part of the BBC Worldwide panel and after each episode of Doctor Who I (like 1000s of others) get canvassed for my views on the show. Recently the BBC sent out an email explaining what they do with some of the information they gather, and this including a word-cloud based on comments…

Tom Webster Davros poster

Big Finish cover artist Tom Webster has produced the Davros poster to the left for the BBC Doctor Who monster month. I thought I’d highlight it as I like a nice piece of art, and I haven’t (to memory) mentioned Tom’s work specifically. His FaceBook page is: Tom Webster Design. -*- Message Ends -*-

Dalek does good!!

In a shock turn of events, a Dalek may be about to do something good for humanity. No, it’s not the plot for my latest Big Finish story (although…), instead it is a BBC Science report of a search for new antibiotics and a swap from a Dalek prop: BBC Dalek may yield new antibiotic. ***…

Doctor Who emoji style

Over on the BBC website a chance to guess the Doctor Who episodes told in emojis. Madness or genius — you decide! ==| Message Ends |==

A BBC History look at Doctor Who

With a spurious mention of Star Wars, BBC History Magazine has a look at why Doctor Who is so popular over so long. Written by Emma Mason, this is worth a quick look: Doctor Who through the ages. Merry Christmas Eve! !!! Message Ends !!!

Happy Valentine’s Day from Doctor Who

You have to admire the BBC keeping Doctor Who in the forefront of news feeds with these Valentine’s Day themed pictures. Even if you haven’t got the Twelfth Doctor wishing you well today, here’s hoping those of you who are romantically inclined are having a good day. -+- Happy Valentine’s Day -+-

BBC releases Doctor Who and the Dalek

The BBC has released their new coding project – Doctor Who and the Dalek. It is for tablets though there is an online version. The game involves the Twelfth Doctor and details are on the BBC website: BBC releases The Doctor and the Dalek coding game for tablets. -+- Message Ends -+-

Big Finish makes the long list for 2015 BBC Audio Drama Awards

After the success of Dark Eyes in 2014, Big Finish has several pieces of work nominated for the long list in the BBC Audio 2015 awards. The short list will be revealed Tuesday January 6th, 2015 with the ceremony itself scheduled for Sunday February 1st 2015.