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TDP 563: Torchwood 1.6 MORE THAN THIS

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Gwen Cooper has triumphed against impossible odds before, but now she's finally met her match: Roger Pugh, Planning Officer for Cardiff City Council.

Mr Pugh doesn't believe the world needs Torchwood. Gwen sets out to prove him wrong. For Mr Pugh, it's a day that'll change his life. If he can survive it.

Written By: Guy Adams
Directed By: Scott Handcock

Cast

Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), Richard Nichols (Roger Pugh), Guy Adams(Coachman) with Tom Price (Sergeant Andy)

Produced by James Goss

Script edited by Steve Tribe

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TDP 562: 4th Doctor 5.2 - THE LABYRINTH OF BUDA CASTLE

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The Doctor and Romana land in Budapest, intent on enjoying another holiday, but shortly after landing they find themselves too late to save the life of a man who has seemingly been attacked by a vampire. As they learn that this is the latest in a series of violent attacks, it becomes clear that they have stumbled onto something that needs investigating.

Aided by a vampire hunter who is searching for Dracula, they look into the nearby Buda caves, currently being used for storage by the military - and find that the soldiers have problems of their own.

Stalked through the tunnels by a monster, and up against an ancient evil, the race is on to escape alive - and foil the dastardly schemes of the maniacal Zoltan Frid.

Written By: Eddie Robson
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Cast

Tom Baker (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), Kate Bracken (Celia Soames),Mark Bonnar (Zoltán Frid), Peter Barrett (Guard-Major Priskin), John Dorney(Ensign Kanta), Anjella Mackintosh (Anita Kereki)

Other parts played by members of the cast

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor John Dorney
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

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TDP 561: Doctor Who Main Range 209 - Aquatine

Today should be much like every other day for Hargreaves, the computer consciousness that co-ordinates daily life aboard the spaceship Aquitaine, stationed on the outer fringes of a black hole. Water the plants, run the diagnostics, cook the Captain’s breakfast; then tidy the plates away, rotate the ship, clean the windows of the observation deck. When at last the day’s work is done, Hargreaves will dim the lights in the sleeping quarters. But no-one will sleep aboard the Aquitaine tonight. Because the Aquitaine’s crew is missing.

But today will be different. Today, a space/time ship called the TARDIS will materialise in the botanical section, bringing the Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan aboard the Aquitaine. Together, they’ll seek to discover the truth of what happened to Hargreaves’ crew…

… if only the ghosts will let them.

Written By: Simon Barnard & Paul Morris
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Cast

Peter Davison (The Doctor), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Janet Fielding (Tegan),Matthew Cottle (Hargreaves), Harry Myers (Dr Sergei Akunin), Nina Sosanya(Captain Anna Maynard), Gerald Kyd (Lt Maurizio Savinio), Danusia Samal (Lt Freya Jennings)

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TDP 560: THE CHURCHILL YEARS VOLUME 01

1. The Oncoming Storm by Phil Mulryne

Late 1939. Britain faces the might of Germany. Winston Churchill serves as First Lord of the Admiralty. But Churchill soon finds himself facing a more immediate threat than the looming Nazi menace. A ‘Stone’ with the most mysterious properties is discovered in the Thames’ sands, and soon oddly spoken soldiers are creeping round London ruthlessly trying to acquire it. Who are they? Can Churchill and his new secretary Hetty Warner defeat them? And what about the man in the battered leather jacket that Hetty meets? Churchill feels sure they can rely on the Doctor to help them! Except that this Doctor seems to want to stay hidden in the shadows…

2. Hounded by Alan Barnes

In the dark days of 1941, Britain is in the midst of war. Churchill must stand strong against the might of the enemy – but he is plagued by a darkness in his own psyche. Something he calls ‘the Black Dog’.

Can a visiting Swami hold the answer to his troubles? And can Hetty Warner prevent the Prime Minister's adversaries from taking advantage of the situation?

Across London, the Tenth Doctor's arrival may be the nation's only hope – but the Time Lord's plan to help his friend is endangered when he finds himself declared a traitor by the agents of the country he has come to protect...

3. Living History by Justin Richards

Finally given the chance to travel in the TARDIS, Winston Churchill cannot resist the opportunity of meeting Julius Caesar. But the trip does not go quite as planned. With the TARDIS gone, and Churchill stranded in ancient Britain with a young man he barely knows and who comes from the future, it seems things can hardly get any worse.

Until he is captured by the invading Romans.

Still, at least that means Churchill will meet Julius Caesar after all. But then Churchill learns of the Bronze God, feared and worshipped by the Ancient Britons. A god that he recognises as anything but divine when he meets it.

4. The Chartwell Metamorphosis by Ken Bentley

Comfortably retired to his home at Chartwell, Churchill plans to live out his days in peace, in the company of his butterflies – if his attendants would just leave him alone.

But it isn't simply Lepidoptera breeding in the gardens, as a far more sinister species is about to emerge from its cocoon – and is ready to feast on something more than just the shrubberies.

Surrounded on all sides, the former Prime Minister must put a life's worth of experience into action in order to win the day. Can his new nurse Lily Arwell offer her assistance?

Written By: Phil Mulryne, Alan Barnes, Justin Richards, Ken Bentley
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Cast

Ian McNeice (Winston Churchill), Danny Horn (Kazran Sardick), Holly Earl (Lily Arwell), Emily Atack (Hetty Warner), Michael Gould (Frederick Lindemann), Derek Riddell (Lt-Commander Sandy McNish), Phil Mulryne (Able Seaman Phillips), Jo Stone-Fewings (Major Wheatley) Amerjit Deu (The Swami), Stewart Scudamore(Danvers), Alistair Petrie (Julius Caesar), Laura Rogers (Queen Tristahna),Carolyn Seymour (Mrs Whitaker), John Banks (Mr Rogers) and Nicholas Briggs(The Dalek)

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Matt Fitton
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

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TDP 559: Doctor Who THE ISOS NETWORK

The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe are leaving Earth after having successfully defeated a Cyberman invasion… The Cyber-fleet is still exploding… But something is escaping through the mass of vaporising debris.

In hot pursuit, the Doctor and his friends find themselves drawn to a mysterious planet where strange beasts slither through the streets of a deserted city… And an old enemy lurks beneath the streets.

As a force of heavily-armed aliens arrives, a battle to save the entire galaxy from invasion begins.

Written By: Nicholas Briggs
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Cast

Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon/The Doctor/Narrator), Wendy Padbury (Zoe Heriot/Narrator), Rachel Bavidge (Seru), Richard James (Enab), Kieran Hodgson(Alam/Hilsee) and Nicholas Briggs as the Cybermen

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor John Dorney

Direct download: TDP_559_ISOS_NETWORK.mp3
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TDP 558: Big Finish Main Range 208 - Waters of Amsterdam

Reunited with the Doctor and Nyssa, Tegan joins them on a trip to Amsterdam's Rijkmuseum to see a new exhibition of the work of Rembrandt van Rijn, featuring his drawings of “Vessels of the Stars”. The Doctor is astonished to discover that they are designs for spaceships that would actually work, and decides to pop back to the Dutch Golden Age for a quiet word with Rembrandt – but the world-weary artist is no mood to help.

Meanwhile, strange forces are swirling in the canals, creatures from ancient myth, the watery, goblin-like Nix. What is their connection to the mysterious Countess Mach-Teldak – and to the events of Tegan’s life during her year away from the Doctor?

Written By: Jonathan Morris
Directed By: Jamie Anderson

Cast

Peter Davison (The Doctor), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Janet Fielding (Tegan), Tim Delap (Kyle), Richard James (Rembrandt Van Rijn), Elizabeth Morton (Teldak),Robbie Stevens (Polsbroek/Nix), Wayne Forester (Glauber). Other parts played by the cast.

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Alan Barnes

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TDP_557a_JamesGossINTERVIEW

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James Goss (producer)

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James Goss (born 1974) is an English writer and producer, known both for his work in cult TV spin-off media, including tie-in novels and audio stories for Doctor Who and Torchwood, and for his fictional works beyond ready made universes.

 

 

Doctor Who[edit]

Online content[edit]

In 2000, Goss was made a BBC senior content producer and put in charge of the BBC's official Doctor Who website. Originally the site was part of the BBC's Cult TV website. Goss slowly expanded the content to include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Farscape, The Simpsons, 24 and Doctor Who. He was subsequently voted Number 19 in TV Cream's 2004 poll of Top 50 Media Movers and Shakers.[1]

With the return of Doctor Who in 2005, the Cult site was slowly wound down in order to concentrate solely on the show. Goss moved to BBC Wales to oversee the production of the new show's web site, expanding the contents to include cast and crew interviews, games and spin-off sites based on the broadcast episodes. His aim was to construct a whole world beyond the show that viewers could get further involved in, notably employing graphic designer Lee Binding for front pages and site design, and writer Joseph Lidster for the spin-off sites' fictional content. Sequence, a Cardiff-based design agency, were also responsible for all of the 2006 Doctor Who series games, experiences and many of the associated websites. Goss also produced the video clip "krill-loop" for a tie-in website.

Television, radio and DVD[edit]

Having produced previous Doctor Who web only animations (such as Scream of the Shalka)[2] and Shada,[3] in 2005 Goss produced the animations of two missing episodes of the The Invasion. The animation, developed by Cosgrove Hall, was originally intended as web-only content[4] but was later added to the DVD release and went on to be voted best DVD special feature in the 2006 Doctor Who Magazine awards.

In 2006, Goss developed and produced The Infinite Quest, a Doctor Who animation shown on BBC One and CBBC in 2007. He was also producer of the special features for the DVD release. He has since produced DVD extra features for further 2 Entertain Doctor Who releases, including The Chase, The Keys of Marinus, The Masque of Mandragora, and The Trial Of A Time Lord.

In 2006, he appeared in an episode of Doctor Who Confidential.[5]

In 2013 Scream of the Shalka was released on DVD with extras which include James Goss presenting a documentary on how the series came to be made and appearing in a documentary about the BBC cult website. He also produced a series of 5 (short) documentaries called Doctor Forever which appeared across Doctor Who DVD Special Edition releases in 2013. He was also involved in producing a series of documentaries for the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who which in 2013 were first shown on BBC America and subsequently on Watch in the UK.

Books[edit]

In 2007, he contributed to the Doctor Who short-story collection Short Trips: Snapshots. His first book, Almost Perfect, a tie-in to the Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood, was released in October 2008 and was followed by two more Torchwoodnovels and Bad Blood, a novel based on the TV series Being Human.

Goss's Dead Air, read by David Tennant, was voted 2010 Audiobook Of The Year.[6]

His Eleventh Doctor audiobook The Hounds of Artemis was given away free with a February 2011 issue of The Guardian. It is read by Matt Smith and Clare Corbett. His books Dead of Winter (Doctor Who) and First Born (Torchwood) were both nominated for the 2012 British Fantasy Society Awards. He has written numerous stories produced by Big Finish Productions in their Doctor Who related ranges.

In 2013, BBC Books published Goss's short novel Summer Falls, purportedly written by Doctor Who character Amelia (Pond) Williams. In September 2014 his Doctor Who novel 'Blood Cell' was published (Twelfth Doctor).

In addition to the three Torchwood novels and Doctor Who novels, James Goss is the co-author, with Steve Tribe, of The Dalek Handbook (2011), Doctor Who: A History of the Universe in 100 Objects (2012) and The Doctor: His Lives and Times (2013). In 2014 he contributed to the Shakespeare Notebooks.

In 2015 his novel Haterz, about a man making the internet a better place one murder at a time, was published in the UK bySolaris Books and launched at the Forbidden Planet Megastore in London on 12 March 2015 with a book reading and signing by the author.[7]

Theatre[edit]

Goss's stage play Dirk, adapted with fellow student Arvind Ethan David from the Douglas Adams book Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, has been staged around the world. In 2006 it won "Best Adaptation" in the 28th LA Weekly Theater Awards.[8]

He wrote the play 7 Spies At The Casino about the making of the 1967 film Casino Royale, which was performed at theEdinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2007.[9]

James Goss has also written a play about the true story of the "terribly nice friendship" between Mr Peter Cushing and SirChristopher Lee, forged during their Hammer Horror careers (see Hammer Film Productions). The play, called ‘The Gentlemen of Horror’, was first performed on 27 November 2013 at the Woolwich Grand Theatre. It was performed in the summer of 2014 at the Camden Fringe where it received favourable reviews including [10] and [11]

Other work[edit]

Goss blogged from the Edinburgh Fringe for The Guardian's web site in 2007[12] and wrote a series of guest blogs about archive television for the AOL UK TV web site in 2009-2010.[13]

As mentioned above, James Goss wrote three novels for the Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood. In addition, in theTorchood range, he wrote four short stories, published in the Torchwood Magazine; two audiobooks, Department X andGhost Train; and two radio plays both broadcast on BBC radio 4; Golden Age on 2 July 2009 and The House of the Deadon 13 July 2011. In 2015 he became the producer of a new series of Torchwood audio stories to be produced by Big Finish Productions ( Torchwood (Big Finish series) ).

From 2011 to 2012, James Goss co-produced with Joseph Lidster, the Big Finish Productions' range of Dark Shadowsaudio dramas. In 2014 he also produced the New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield for Big Finish Productions.

Since 2012 James Goss has written three Lady Serpent Egyptian murder stories, published by Endeavor Press. These are described as fast-paced, historical murder mysteries that brilliantly capture the atmosphere of ancient Egypt – as well as being enthralling detective stories.

Selected bibliography[edit]

Novels, Audiobooks & ebooks

Haterz (2015)

Radio Dramas
Audio dramas
Short stories
Non Fiction
  • The Dalek Handbook with Steve Tribe (2011)
  • Doctor Who: A History of the Universe in 100 Objects with Steve Tribe (2012)
  • The Doctor: His Lives and Times with Steve Tribe (2013)
  • The Shakespeare Notebooks (2014)

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What has made billionaire Neil Redmond emerge from his long seclusion? Captain Jack knows the answer, and is prepared to go to any lengths to prove it.

A couple of years ago, Neil Redmond was in a terrible accident. His recovery has been long and slow, but now he's back and looking better than ever. Much better than ever.

Dark forces have been behind Neil's transformation. Dark forces that Jack has been hunting for a long time. But Captain Jack's never been able to resist the darkness.

Written By: David Llewellyn
Directed By: Neil Gardner

Cast

John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Steven Cree (Neil Redmond), Emma Reeves (Miss Trent)

Produced by James Goss

Script edited by Steve Tribe

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TDP 556: Doctor Who Book Legends Of Ashildr

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TDP 555: 4th Doctor 5.1 Wave of Destruction

A modulated frequency wave cancellation signal isn’t something that the Doctor and Romana expect to detect in 1960s London. But then they don’t expect to find Professor Lanchester, the man who invented it, lying unconscious. Or MI5 investigating.

With the help of MI5 Agent Miller, Lanchester’s daughter Jill, and his nephew a pirate radio DJ called Mark, the Doctor, Romana and K-9 investigate. They soon discover that there is more at risk than they imagined, and an alien invasion is about to begin.

Can the Doctor identify and defeat the aliens in time? Will Romana manage to find a recombinant transducer before it’s too late? And how will K-9 cope with his new job?

Written By: Justin Richards
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Cast

Tom Baker (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), John Leeson (K9), Karl Theobald(Mark Lanchaster), Phil Mulryne (Barnaby Miller), Alix Wilton Regan (Jill), John Banks (Derek Fretus)

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor John Dorney

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