New Doctor Who books

Today, BBC Books announced the publication of two new books for autumn 2012. Graphic novel Doctor Who: The Dalek Project will be published on 6 September 2012. Senior Editorial Director for BBC Books Albert DePetrillo comments,

“The Dalek Project has been many years in the making, and I know that fans will find it worth the wait. Justin’s brilliant script – one of my favourite Doctor Who stories in many years – is brought thrillingly to life with Mike Collins’s art. It’s a big, bold, beautiful book, and I can’t wait for people to read it.”

New non-fiction title Doctor Who: The History of the Universe in 100 Objects joins the list on 27 September 2012. Of this book, DePetrillo says

“How do you convey the enormity and originality of the Doctor Who universe? It seems impossible, but James and Steve’s book is perhaps the best place to start. They’ve selected 100 items from the history of show and used them to tell a huge, and hugely enjoyable, story. Anyone wanting to explore the deeply creative world of Doctor Who will love it – and Peter McKinstry’s stunning artwork helps make this the ultimate gift for Doctor Who fans.”

Doctor Who: The Dalek Project

Justin Richards and Mike Collins

Published by BBC Books, 6 September 2012, £14.99

A stunning new graphic novel, featuring the Doctor as played by Matt Smith in an exciting adventure with the Daleks.

9781846077555 mid.jpg1917. It’s the height of the Great War and Hellcombe Hall is a house full of mystery: locked doors, forbidden rooms, dustsheets covering guilty secrets, and ghostly noises frightening the servants. Most mysterious of all, the drawing room seems to open directly onto a muddy, corpse-filled trench on the Western Front.. Arriving at this stately home, the Doctor meets Lord Hellcombe, an armaments manufacturer who has a new secret weapon he believes will win the war: he calls it ‘the Dalek’. Soon, the Doctor and his new friends are in a race against time to prevent the entire Western Front from becoming part of the Dalek Project!

 

 

Doctor Who: A History of the Universe in 100 Objects

Steve Tribe and James Goss

Published by BBC Books, 27 September 2012, £20

The history of the Doctor though 100 famous – and infamous – objects!

Doctorr Who 100 Objects mid.jpgEvery object tells a story. From ancient urns and medieval flasks to sonic screwdrivers and glass Daleks, these 100 objects tell the story of the entire universe, and the most important man in it: the Doctor.

Each item has a unique tale of its own, whether it’s a fob watch at the onset of the Great War or a carrot growing on the first human colony on Mars. Taken together, they tell of empires rising and falling, wars won and lost, and planets destroyed and reborn. Within these pages lie hidden histories of Time Lords and Daleks, the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, the plot to steal the Mona Lisa and the story of Shakespeare’s lost play. You’ll find illustrated guides to invisible creatures, the secret origins of the internet, and how to speak Mechonoid. A History of the Universe in 100 Objects is an indispensible guide to the most important items that have ever existed, or that are yet to exist.

 

 

 

MULTI-AWARD WINNING DOCTOR WHO EXPERIENCE ANNOUNCES CARDIFF OPENING DATE

OFFICIAL OPENING DATE: 20th JULY
TICKETS ON SALE FROM 14th JUNE

“My exhibition of the year so far? The Doctor Who Experience” The Guardian

“The hottest ticket in the universe” Daily Mail

“suddenly it’s as if you’re actually in an episode of the television series” The Telegraph

BBC Worldwide today announced the official opening date for their multi-award winning attraction the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff, the home of the BBC One show. Doors will open to the public on the 20th July with tickets going on sale at 10am on the 14th June. Paula Al-Lach, Head of Exhibitions and Events at BBC Worldwide formally accepted the keys to the Experience’s distinctive new home in Cardiff Bay this afternoon and the first exhibits are already being moved in.

Philip Murphy, Managing Director of BBC Worldwide Live Events said: “The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff is going to be just minutes away from where the BBC Wales television series is made which I’m incredibly excited about. The Experience sets out to engage visitors’ imaginations from the outset immersing them in the world of Doctor Who and what better place to do this than in Cardiff the home of the show.”

The Doctor Who Experience is the first ever interactive Doctor Who exhibition that invites visitors to star in their very own Doctor Who adventure. Arriving at the venue they will step through a crack in time to become the Doctor’s companion, taking on the challenge of reuniting the Doctor with the TARDIS whilst fending off threats from some of his most fearsome foes – entering a Dalek spaceship and finding a way through a maze of Weeping Angels. Featuring a replica of the Eleventh Doctor’s TARDIS which visitors get to fly themselves the interactive walk-through culminates in a stunning 3D finale that sets the scene for fans entering the exhibition.

The exhibition presents fans with the world’s most extensive collection of original Doctor Who costumes and artefacts stretching back almost 50 years to the very first series of Doctor Who.
The content of the exhibition is updated constantly with new items from the television series to ensure it is ever changing offering fans the chance to get up close to the incredible sets, costumes and props that feature in their favourite show. New items to be shown to the public for the first time in Cardiff include the Doctor’s cradle seen in A Good Man Goes to War; the Silence spaceship and Matt Smith’s sonic cane from Let’s Kill Hitler with many more items being kept under wraps until the doors open on 20th July.

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Episode 64: Cat Flap Fever

The Bad Wilf posse gather outside a pub to discuss the final ‘classic’ serial, ‘Survival.’ Gerrod has watched the first episode, Martyn has a cold and with guest appearances from members of the Who’s He, Nights at the round table and Pharos Project podcasts, what can possibly go wrong?

Trust me Midge, trust me.

 

Nights at theroundtable: http://nightsattheroundtable.net/

The Pharos Project: http://thepharosproject.libsyn.com
Who’s He? Podcast: http://www.whos-he.co.uk

Ash and Paul also host the excellent Hammered Horror.

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Episode 63: Upsetting the Status Quo

In which Pete and Ash go rogue and record outside a pub and next to a building site. Can the ambiance and the alcohol add to a review of the new novelisation of Doctor Who’s lost story ‘Shada’?

Shada at BBC Books
Gareth Roberts on Shada
at SFX

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Episode 62: Attack of the CyberMart

In which Gerrod returns. What do you mean you don’t remember him?

Your heroes look at Attack of the Cybermen. We also welcome our new host, Ash. Check out Ash’s other podcasts, Nights at the round table. and Hammered Horror.

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Episode 61: Harry Potter Studio Tour / Official Doctor Who Convention

In which Martyn and Tanisha discuss the Harry Potter studio tour, then Martyn is joined by Phil from Who’s he? and Paul from The Pharos Project and Hammered Horror to discuss the recent Doctor Who convention in Cardiff.

Thanks to Warner Brothers and the BBC for the invites to both events.

www.dwconvention.com

www.wbstudiotour.co.uk

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Episode 60: Matt Smith interview

In which Martyn brings you audio from the BBC’s first official Doctor Who convention. Includes a press room Q&A with Steven Moffat, Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Caroline Skinner.

Thanks to the BBC for inviting us to the official convention. Next episode will be a review.

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Official site: DWConvention.com

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An Evening With Eve Myles

Eve Myles returns to the Bad Wilf Podcast! Martyn is joined by Paul and Chris from The Pharos Project and they have a sit down by an open fire for an EVEning with.

Have some links:
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The Pharos Project: thepharosproject.libsyn.com
@pharosproject on Twitter

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