Sat, 26 October 2013
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.
This is a five-disc limited Special Edition in deluxe premium packaging, which includes a stunning array of professional photos of the cast.
Fri, 25 October 2013
Yes its that time of year when you remember what you wanted other people to buy for you and didnt get. well dont let it happen again.
you know you wanted it.
you didnt get it..
but it for yourself!
Thu, 24 October 2013
Roy Holder (born 15 June 1946) is an English television actor who has appeared in various programmes including Ace of Wands, Z-Cars, Spearhead, the Doctor Who serial The Caves of Androzani and Sorry! His first notable appearance on the screen was in the 1961 film Whistle Down the Wind. He also starred in the 1968 film Romeo and Juliet. More recently, Roy played the part of 'Friar Tom' in Robin Hood, and 'Fred Goddard' in Warhorse.
Holder was born in Birmingham. He plays in several celebrity golf tournaments throughout the year and is currently 1st team captain at his home club. His loveable attitude and shaggy hairstyle have made him one of East Molesey's most popular celebrities. Roy is also a big name in the local Drama School industry, having lived in East Molesey for most of his life with his partner and two children. Roy also plays the part of Father Christmas at local primary schools
Tue, 22 October 2013
Wills' parents, Alaric and Anna Willys planned to buy a house in the South of France but their plan was ended by the outbreak of World War II. Alaric Wills's gambling debts forced his wife to find work while he became a captain in the British Army and an absent figure. Anna was occupied as a companion to a blind aristocrat, gardener, teacher - moving Anneke and her brother Robin around the country.
Wills gained her first role at the age of 11 while she was living on a houseboat in Bray,Berkshire. The film was called Child's Play and she gave the £9 fee to her mother. Deciding she wanted to be an actress she then studied drama at the Arts Educational School and RADA in London and quickly became one of the busiest actresses of her generation, early roles included an appearance as Roberta in the second TV version of The Railway Children in 1957.
At 17 she began a relationship with Anthony Newley while working on the TV series The Strange World of Gurney Slade. Newley fathered Wills' first child, but left her to marry Joan Collins. During the 1960s Wills spent much of her time at the famous Troubadour Coffee Shop and the Establishment, and was part of the so-called Chelsea Set, counting among her close friends Peter Cook andDudley Moore, the Alberts, Sammy Davis Junior, Angela Douglas and Kenneth More, Mary Quant and Sarah Miles among others.
Wills married actor Michael Gough in 1962, but Gough's infidelity and possessive nature led to the end of their marriage and the couple divorced in 1979. In 1966 she took the role of Polly in Doctor Who and appeared in the show into 1967 alongside William Hartnell and then Patrick Troughton. Other television credits include appearances in The Avengers and as Evelyn in Strange Report (1969–70). She left the latter series when it was planned to switch filming to Hollywood.
In 1970, Wills gave up acting and moved to Norfolk, throwing herself into motherhood and gardening. During this time she travelled toVietnam and Laos and spent time at Poona, India at the ashram of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Known then as Ma Prem Anita, she visited the ashram many times in the 1970s and early 1980s, accompanied by her son Jasper (Swami Dhyan Yogi).
She has remarried twice and lived in California and in an artists' colony on Hornby Island in Canada, returning to the UK in the mid-1990s. She is still involved in the worlds of Doctor Who, being a popular guest at conventions and being employed by the BBC and Big Finish to record various Doctor Who related audio and DVD projects.
The first volume of her autobiography, Self Portrait, was published in 2007 by Hirst Books, and a second volume, Naked, followed in 2009.
Wills's latest book Anneke Wills - In Focus, was published in May 2012 by Fantom Films, an updated paperback version will be released in 2014.
In October 2013 she recorded an abridged version of Who's There? the biography of William Hartnell, written by his granddaughter, Jessica Carney.
Direct download: TDP_343_WHOOVERVILE_INTERVIEW_5_5_Annike_Wills.mp3
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Mon, 21 October 2013
Mills was one of the original staff at the Radiophonic Workshop, joining in 1958 as a technical assistant. At first he was employed to handle the hardware of the Workshop but soon found himself recording effects. Some of his earliest, uncredited sound work was on the 1958 BBC science-fiction serial Quatermass and the Pit. Another of his prominent early recordings was the "Major Bloodnok's Stomach" sound effect, a significant part of the popular The Goon Show.
Although he recorded much in those early years, it is his later work on Doctor Who for which he most remembered. In 1972, he took over from fellow BBC Radiophonic Workshop sound effects producer Brian Hodgson, whom he had sometimes previously assisted, and continued providing "special sound" for every episode of the programme, with the exception of two four-part stories, until it ended in 1989. He also provided special sound for the Doctor Who spin-off K-9 and Company. As such, he has the distinction of having more on-screen credits than anyone else in the history of the series. Owing to his technical know-how, he managed to bring to the position new methods of recording sound effects quicker than before. Besides his sound effects on Doctor Who, he also produced and compiled the first of the programme's music compilations, Doctor Who - The Music and Doctor Who - The Music II. Over the years, many of his own sound effects have also appeared on various compilations.
Mills' work was acknowledged in a Doctor Who documentary broadcast on The Lively Arts in 1977. The same year, he appeared on the BBC's children's magazine programme Blue Peter to demonstrate how some of the Doctor Who effects were realised and how children could make their own sound effects at home. He also appeared in the 2004 BBC Radiophonic Workshop BBC Four documentaryAlchemists of Sound.
He is also the author of many books on aquaria and tropical fish, as well as a former editor of The Aquarist and Pondkeeper magazine and a member of the Federation of British Aquatic Societies Council