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     Doctor Who Named an Official English Icon  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Friday, November 10 2006 @ 01:54 AM EST
     Viewed:  1,038 times  
    Doctor Who News

    Doctor Who has been added to the list of official English icons. Voted by the public, but selected by academics and arts experts, in a project that celebrates England's heritage, Doctor Who joins 56 other national icons.

    "We are all honoured and delighted. The public have taken the Doctor to their hearts," stated Russell T Davies, the producer of the current series yesterday.

    Doctor Who nominated by thousands of fans as a "classic symbol of Englishness" was added to the list of icons along with 20 others including: Winnie the Pooh, the Thames, Wimbledon, cheddar cheese, red telephone boxes, Rolls-Royce, Westminster Abbey, and Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album by The Beatles among others.

    (Source: Sun Online: Timelord joins best of British)


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    Most Recent Post: 11/10 03:54AM by Miche

     Doctor Who Soundtrack Release Date  View Printable Version  
     Author:  mad4plaid
     Dated:  Monday, November 06 2006 @ 12:03 PM EST
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    Doctor Who NewsFrom the BBC's Doctor Who page:

    In what will be music to the ears of many, we can finally reveal initial details of the upcoming Doctor Who soundtrack album.

    Released by Silva Screen Records on 04 December 2006, the album will feature Murray Gold's version of the Doctor Who theme, plus many of his various incidental scores from Series 1 and 2.

    The Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon contributes a version of Song for Ten (from last year's Christmas special) and Love Don't Roam, which will feature in the Runaway Bride.

    Also included is the much-requested Doomsday - the song that played during Rose's trip to Bad Wolf Bay in Episode 13 of Series 2.

    Other tracks include Cassandra's Waltz, Harriet Jones, Prime Minister, plus the themes specially created for the Doctor and Rose.

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    Most Recent Post: 11/12 12:47PM by DoctorW

     Who Bash 2006: Toronto, Ontario, Canada  View Printable Version  
     Author:  MikeD
     Dated:  Sunday, November 05 2006 @ 03:15 PM EST
     Viewed:  1,248 times  
    Come join with Doctor Who fans to celebrate 43 Years of Doctor Who!

    http://www.dwin.org

    Saturday, November 18, 2006, 1 - 6pm
    Rowers Pub, 150 Harbord Street Toronto
    $5 Donation (proceeds towards Toronto's next Doctor Who convention)

    Brought to you by members of The Doctor Who Information Network, activities to look out for include: Panels and discussions, Revenge of the Doctor Who Darts Competition!, Trivia Competition, Videos and more fans than you can shake a stick at. Grab a pint (of any beverage you like) and start talking Doctor Who!

     Peter Barkworth "Leader Clent" Dies  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Thursday, October 26 2006 @ 01:43 PM EDT
     Viewed:  966 times  
    Doctor Who News

    Peter Barkworth who played Leader Clent in the 1967 Doctor Who story The Ice Warriors has died while in hospital at the age of 77 after suffering a stroke and bronchopneumonia two weeks ago according to the Mirror.co.uk.

    Best known for his role as Mark Telford in the 1979 series Telford's Change, he has also appeared in The Avengers and has won 2 BAFTA Best Actor awards for his television work.

    He was unmarried and is survived by his sister.

    Peter Barkworth - Wikipedia Entry
    Peter Barkworth - IMdb


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    Most Recent Post: 10/31 08:37AM by daveac

     BBC Worldwide appoints Most Management as the North American licensing agent  View Printable Version  
     Author:  MikeD
     Dated:  Sunday, October 22 2006 @ 06:21 PM EDT
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    Doctor Who News

    Link: BBC Worldwide Press Releases - BBC Worldwide appoints Most Management as the North American licensing agent for Doctor Who (Canada)

    BBC Worldwide announced today the appointment of Most Management as the exclusive North American licensing agent for Doctor Who.

    MOST MANAGEMENT LLC, a Los Angeles based agency, will act as the licensing agent for the Doctor Who franchise, including the new Doctor Who series, currently airing on The CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) in Canada, as well as the classic Doctor Who library. Classic episodes of Doctor Who air on BBC Kids.

    The CBC will broadcast the second season of Doctor Who this fall beginning on 9 October. Season one and the "Christmas Invasion" episode aired in Canada to critical acclaim and impressive ratings last year.

    "We are excited to work with MOST MANAGEMENT on new and unique products for one of BBC Worldwide’s longest-running and most successful franchises," said Julia Posen, Sales Director, Children's, BBC Worldwide.

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     Big Finish Audio website update  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Abersoch
     Dated:  Tuesday, October 17 2006 @ 02:31 PM EDT
     Viewed:  912 times  
    Doctor Who NewsBig Finish has updated their website with news of the new series of Doctor Who adventures commissioned for BBC7, featuring Paul McGann and his new companion Lucie Miller. Further details available here.

     Doctor Who Soundtrack Due in November  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Wednesday, October 11 2006 @ 11:58 PM EDT
     Viewed:  2,423 times  
    Doctor Who News

    According to an article on CBBC (Dr Who soundtrack coming to shops), the long awaited and much anticipated new Doctor Who soundtrack by Murray Gold is being projected to go on sale around the third week of November of this year, just in time for the holidays. The album, still in production will include music as recent as selections from The Runaway Bride Christmas special which won't even be transmitted until the following month after the album's release (if it is does indeed hit the stores towards the end of November). Other tracks on the album will include the main theme and highlights from the first and second series (2005 and 2006 series), including "Song for Ten" and the favourite melody of the Doctor and Rose separated from the episode Doomsday.

    No definite release date has been set as of yet. No word on whether it will be available to purchase digitally via the net either at this time (i.e. iTunes).


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    Most Recent Post: 10/15 06:14PM by actorguy

     DOCTOR WHO Action Figures to Invade North America  View Printable Version  
     Author:  MikeD
     Dated:  Wednesday, October 11 2006 @ 05:30 PM EDT
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    Doctor Who NewsDOCTOR WHO ACTION FIGURES TO INVADE NORTH AMERICA WITH THE HELP OF UNDERGROUND TOYS LTD

    New York (October 5, 2006) - BBC Worldwide announced today the appointment of underground Toys Ltd. as the North American manufacturer and distributor for Doctor Who toy and collectible products, including the popular figure line from UKs award winning Character Options Group. The deal was brokered by MOST MANAGEMENT, BBCs North
    American licensing agency for the Doctor Who franchise.

    Underground Toys will be bringing action figures, R/C figures, 12" collector dolls, clocks, watches, electronic gadgets, electronic keychains, diaries and more to market through their own distribution channels, direct-to-chain stores and through sub-distributors around the country. Underground Toys directly supplies specialty market retailers including Borders, Hot Topic and Spencer Gifts as well as independent retailers, comic book and hobby stores. Underground Toys will begin shipping initial products in time for the holidays, with a full roll out of the items in February 2007 at the International Toy Fair in New York.

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     "The" Magazine October Issue  View Printable Version  
     Author:  MikeD
     Dated:  Wednesday, October 04 2006 @ 02:13 PM EDT
     Viewed:  1,194 times  
    Doctor Who News DOCTOR WHO, the world's longest running Sci-Fi TV show is launching on CBC with the second series of the BBC/CBC joint production Thanksgiving Monday.

    The new DOCTOR WHO has become a huge hit with youth in the UK and spawned several magazines and TV show spin-offs. To help get a youthful target group ready for this fall's series of 14 episodes, the CBC has partnered with THE MAGAZINE (www.themagazine.ca), Canada 's only monthly, retail youth magazine to provide a DOCTOR WHO primer to inspire interest in youthful Canadian audiences.

    THE MAGAZINE is Canada's only monthly youth entertainment publication featuring manga, contests, interviews, dvds, tv, video games, books, music, surveys and much more.

    http://www.themagazine.ca/

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    Most Recent Post: 10/05 12:10PM by rocko

     Rob Shearman returns to Derby  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Steve Hatcher
     Dated:  Friday, September 29 2006 @ 04:52 PM EDT
     Viewed:  763 times  
    Doctor Who NewsThe Whoovers, Derby's Doctor Who local group (UK) welcome Dalek author Rob Shearman to our October meeting, which is on Friday 6th in the Voicebox Arts Centre, Forman Street, Derby, 7.30-10.30. Admission £5 / £3 unwaged, all welcome. Further details from our website www.whoovers.org.uk

    James, this may be your chance to get the interview with Rob that you missed in Liverpool!

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