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Mistress of Sound

On Monday night on BBC Midlands during a regional Programme called "Inside Out" there was a Nine minute piece on Delia Derbyshires life, and how she came to do what she did. Earlier this year on Radio 4 there was a longer hour long Programme called "Mistress of Sound" That I suppose most people unfortunately missed. Which was more in depth about her music and also her part in Electronic Pioneers "White Noise" 

Despite it's length this report was comprehensive enough to give you the basics and a never before heard sound clip. Delia describing what influenced her the most. But enough from me enjoy the report it's self below.

 

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Doctor Who filming in Utah Finally Confirmed.

So after me thinking I've ad nothing to blog for a long time comes this.

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Revisitations 2 Boxed Set Final line up!

Ice Warrior

So the final line up for the Revisitations boxed set is laid down. In an interview with podcast Radio Free Skaro, Steven Shapanski asked Dan Hall about two releases that I've previously reported on here. First is "The Day of the Daleks" which was the teaser trailer that I reported on in my blog here. Day of the Daleks, will be it's own release and not part of the Revisitations boxed set as I previously reported, and with all in all should not be expected until the end of 2011 beginning of 2012. Which left of course the question open, what would be the Third disk in the Boxed set Revisitations 2? The answer came as somewhat of a shock and moan from my self. The Seeds of Death, was the answer, granted the original 2 disk release left one wondering as to why there was a second disk at all. But Dan Hall revealed that Seeds of Death should have been a singular disk release. The other two disks will remain as reported "The Carnival of Monsters" and "Resurrection of the Daleks"

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Steven Moffat, Explains....

In DWM Steven Moffat has his own page at the beginning of the magazine called "Production Notes" well in DWM 426 (That's the Cybermen Special and it's why I own it!) Steven goes into explaining the series split and there are a few thing which come to the fore.

1.) Dear Steven even isn't sure even at this time, as to how the series will be numbered in the future, seeing as he's called the series 1, 5, 11, 31 and Fnarg by his own admittance. Fnarg being my personal favourite.

2.) Spoilers or not, so if you don't like possible spoilers skip the first paragraph that Steven has written.

and....

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A Song for the BBC

Further to a piece of E-mail Louis, Ken and James received in Doctor Who: Podshock 224, where the Author bemoaned having to pay the BBC licence fee. And we all know how James is a great champion for the BBC, well here's another.

Mitch Benn is well known in his own right as a Comical Singer Songwriter, and is part of the BBC Radio 4 "The Now Show!" with Steve Punt and High Dennis.  Put everything (He could think of, including Blakes 7 and Tripods so that should keep ken happy, and yes Doctor Who does get a mention!) down in to one song. He himself would probably say it's not everything that the BBC has done or does but, for us Doctor Who fans the Show gets the most mentions in the song. Mitch Benn being another vocal fan.

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The reveal to the RestorationTeams litte Tease.

Further to the Restoration Teams little tease I put up on Thursday/Friday last week, the Reveal

It's a totally revamped version of Day of The Daleks. OK as far as I can Remember it's only on VHS so far, but the revamp comes not only with the Special effects of modern Dalek Zapping, which can be seen in the trailer. But Mr. Dalek AKA Nick Briggs re-does the voices for this release. There also comes the news that at least on the European side of the Atlantic that Day of the Daleks will be part of the Revisitations Boxed Set Nr. 2.

The other DVD's should be Carnival of monsters and Resurrection of the Daleks, which is again another one I already have in my collection. with Carnival it's not so bad I looked at the lack of Extra's and picked it up on iTunes. 

A release date has not yet been set.  The trailer from ClassicDW from twitter (the official Restoration team twitter handle) and the DWO site can be seen below.

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Doctor in the USA!

So this started off as a rumour on Friday, and according at least to BBC America is going to happen.

A collaboration between the BBC and BBC America sees a filming block taking part in the US, Utah to be a little more specific, according to press, the Doctor, Amy, Rory and River land in Utah, more than that I shall not reveal because it gets into major spoiler territory. Only I do have a BBC America clip for you.

 

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Restoration Team drop a Hint, Daleks?

Late last night/early this morning the Doctor Who restoration team dropped a teaser on Twitter, for an announcement on Saturday. By the looks of it there are going to be more "Special Editions" and by the style of writing another Dalek one at that. see the trailer below and decide for yourself.

 

Teaser from classicdw on Vimeo.

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Every monster to date Update

I'm sorry to have to anounce that the performance of Doctor Who Live scheduled for the Glasgow SECC on 14th October has been cancelled, for what is described as logistical reasons.

Ticket holders should contact the box office which is offering refunds or seats at alternative performances during the run.

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Sarah Jane Official Press Release

Below is the official BBC press release for Sarah Jane Series four.

The Sarah Jane Adventures returns to CBBC with a host of guest stars, amazing monsters, and a visit from the Doctor

Alien investigator, Sarah Jane Smith, is back on CBBC with a fourth series of The Sarah Jane Adventures from Monday 11 October.

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BBC Drama Trailer Autumn/Winter (Flash video)

Below is the trailer from the BBC for the Autumn winter series it has 3 Doctors (all new series Doctors at that) and the other drama Matt Smith worked on also gets a quick clip. The trailer is not region locked so enjoy. (Spoilers are minimal, showing mostly actors and nothing much else)

 

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Doctor Who Series 5 Wave 2 Figures Announced

Forbidden Planet has announced the first of the Wave 2 of figures for Doctor Who Series 5.

They include the Dalek Progenitor Guardian (pictured left), Prisoner Zero, A smiler, The Son from the Vampires in Venice and an Roman Auton. See here for details and to pre-order.

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Doctor Who Exhibitions to Close

BBC Worldwide have announced that the Doctor Who Exhibitions in Cardiff, Lands End and Newcastle are to close. This follows 18 month long talks with Cardiff City Council for a new and bigger location. It appears that the three exhibitions will be consolidated into one BIG experience in Cardiff.

Newcastle will be the first to close on October the 31st 2010 followed by Lands End on January the 2nd 2011, and finally Cardiff on March the 27th 2011. Details as to where and when in Cardiff the new attraction opens has yet to be announced.

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The Ark gets BBFC Clearance.

The Ark a William Hartnell story with Stephen and Dodo as companions is to be released within the next couple of months, as it's just passed through BBFC classification. As to what extra's will be on the release is still unknown at the moment. 

The Story is set 10 Million years into out future where the earth has been destroyed by the Sun going nova. Actual Science proves of course that a sun such as our's can indeed die, and in doing so would destroy the Earth, but it does not have enough energy to go Super Nova, oh well 5 out of 10 for factually accuracy.

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Attack of the Cybermen, 6th Doctor and Stealth cyberman set.

As far as releases for Cybermen figures from character options, this year has really been a storm. With the Earthshock Cyberman at the beginning of the year, to the recently released Silver nemesis twin pack of Cyber lieutenant and Cyber Leader. To the Pre-orderable Revenge of the cybermen set due in November. It left me puzzling what could Character Options/Underground Toys bring out next Cybermen wise. Well that wish list has been cut down even further with this Double pack of the 6th Doctor and Cyber Scout. For me this is a double goal As I collec t 6th Doctors and Oh boy DO I COLLECT CYBERMEN! I personally would have made this set the Cyber Controller and Cyber Scout from attack of the Cybermen, but due to the silly prices going for the Standard 6th Doctor I am more than happy about the nature of this set. Since the original 6th Doctor release was brought out in a blister pack with a singular Part of the K1 robot from Robot to collect, trying to get hold of this figure for a "Reasonable Price" has been an absolute Nightmare. As to the cyberscout, it saves me time and effort of trying to customise an Earthshock cyberman to look like a cyberscout.

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