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TDP 73:  Writers Tale, Doctors and Kingdom of Silver
  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books (25 Sep 2008)
  • Language English
  • ISBN-10: 1846075718
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846075711
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 19 x 4 cm
Synopsis
"Writing isn' just a job that stops at six-thirty...It's a mad, sexy, sad, scary, obsessive, ruthless, joyful, and utterly, utterly personal thing. There's not the writer and then me; there's just me. All of my life connects to the writing. All of it." A unique look into the BBC's most popular family drama, Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale is a year in the life of the hit television series, as told by the show's Head Writer and Executive Producer. A candid and in-depth correspondence between Russell T Davies and journalist Benjamin Cook, the book explores in detail Russell's work on Series Four, revealing how he plans the series and works with the show's writers; where he gets his ideas for plot, character and scene; how actors are cast and other creative decisions are made; and how he juggles the demands of Doctor Who with the increasingly successful Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures spin-offs. Russell's scripts are discussed as they develop, and Russell and Ben's wide-ranging discussions bring in experiences from previous series of Doctor Who as well as other shows Russell has written and created, including Queer As Folk, Bob and Rose, and The Second Coming.The reader is given total access to the show as it's created, and the writing is everything you would expect from Russell T Davies: warm, witty, insightful, and honest.Fully illustrated with never-before-seen photos and artwork - including original drawings by Russell himself - The Writer's Tale is a not only the ultimate Doctor Who book, but a celebration of great writing and great television.



Kingdom of Silver

Starring Sylvester McCoy
With Terry Molloy and Neil Roberts

(Duration: 120' Approx)

CAST:

KINGDOM OF SILVER: Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Neil Roberts (Temeter), Kate Terence (Sara), Terry Molloy (Magus Riga), James George (Merel), Bunny Reed (Ardith), Holly King (Etin), Nicholas Briggs (Cybermen)
KEEPSAKE: Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Neil Roberts (Temeter), Kate Terence (Sara), Terry Molloy (Examiner 2), James George (Corvus), Nicholas Briggs (Examiner 1)

SYNOPSIS - KINGDOM OF SILVER (A Three-Part Story):
The Doctor arrives on Tasak in search of refreshment, armed with nothing more than a kettle.  But this is a time of crisis for a civilisation about to enter an industrial age. 

Mindful that a devastating war is only recently over, the wise and revered Magus Riga will do almost anything to save his people from the follies of the past.  But the road to hell is paved with good intentions.  And the planet Tasak is host to ancient powers buried deep and long forgotten.  Can visitors from another world avert disaster or will their intervention drag this innocent world into the Orion War?
SYNOPSIS - KEEPSAKE (A One-Part Story):
Sifting through the technological junk of Reclaim Platform Juliet-November-Kilo, the Doctor discovers evidence of a personal tragedy involving some friends of his.  Where will the story of their fate lead?
AUTHOR: James Swallow
DIRECTOR:
Ken Bentley and Nicholas Briggs
SOUND DESIGN:
David Darlington MUSIC:
David Darlington
COVER ART:
Alex Mallinson
NUMBER OF DISCS:
2 CDs
RECORDED DATE:
8 & 9 May 2008 RELEASE DATE:
15 September 2008
PRODUCTION CODE:
7Z/D ISBN:
978-1-84435-321-7

CHRONOLOGICAL PLACEMENT:

This story takes place between the television adventures, Survival and the 1996 TV Movie, and after the Big Finish audio adventure The Death Collectors.
Direct download: TDP_73_Writers_Doctors_Kingdom.mp3
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