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An Article About Last Tuesday's Gallifreyan Embassy 25th Anniversary Event

Daphne Ashbrook signing autographs at our event. #DoctorWho #Podshock

A heads up for those may not have caught the tweets from myself as well as @GEmbassy and @Podshock that there's another article in the Mineola Patch about our most recent 25th anniversary event for the Gallifreyan Embassy which was held last Tuesday at Eleanor Rigby's in Mineola, NY.

'Doctor Who' Actress Visits Mineola for Fan Club’s 25th Anniversary - Mineola, NY Patch:

"'What started in 1985 with newsletters and meetings, in 2010 is now an online presence like the website or podcasts and things,' Louis Trapani told fellow fans of the 40-plus year British sci-fi series 'Doctor Who' gathered at Eleanor Rigby's Tuesday night. 'But there's still nothing better than good old-fashioned people getting together and having a good time and we have a great community of Doctor Who fans on Long Island.'

Along with fellow fan Ken Deep, Trapani is head of the 'Gallifreyan Embassy,' billed as the largest 'Doctor Who' fan club on Long Island, and which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Deep said that it was 'fitting' that the group was in Mineola because club member Beth Trekman had been working at the Mineola post office where the original club newsletters were mailed. 'You used to see Mineola as our paid postage meter-thingy from the post office,' Deep said. 'Mineola has a special place in our hearts.'

Trapani said he decided to start a 'Doctor Who' fan club on Long Island in 1985 'since there was nothing there at that time, (and) since there was nothing there I said 'hey, I'll start it' and little did I know 25 years later they're still talking about it.'"

(Via mineola.patch.com - read the rest here)

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More BBC Radio 4 Goodness

David Tennant reads five Victorian vampire stories in "Book at Bedtime: A Night with a Vampire," on BBC Radio 4 next week. Wonder which accent he'll use?:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00w5fr1/episodes/upcoming

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Matt Smith Found!

Tara and Matt SmithThe last couple days, Doctor Who: Podshock Correspondent, Tara Wheeler @TARDIS_Tara has been on the hunt for Matt Smith who is in the US currently shooting Doctor Who in Utah for the upcoming new 2011 series. Matt Smith also appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Tuesday.

From this photo that Tara has posted to her Tumblr blog, it appears she has found what she was looking for today. Somehow I am not surprised. When Tara has a goal set in her sights, there's very little that can come between it and her. She hasn't checked in with us since as of yet and I haven't caught up with her Twitter feed yet, so I don't have the details just now, but the photo seems to have been posted about 2 hours ago.

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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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Article in the Mineola Patch: Gallifreyan Embassy Celebrates 25 Years in Mineola

In case you missed my tweets earlier about it, there is a nice write up about the 25th anniversary event for the Gallifreyan Embassy in the Mineola Patch:

Gallifreyan Embassy Celebrates 25 Years in Mineola - Mineola, NY Patch:

"Straight from another world, the Gallifreyan Embassy will celebrate its 25th anniversary at Eleanor Rigby's in Mineola on Nov. 16.

The Gallifreyan Embassy is the home of 'Doctor Who: Podshock,' an internet podcast dedicated to all things 'Doctor Who,' the British sci-fi TV show about a time-traveling alien and his human companion. Podshock host Louis Trapani said Doctor Who actress Daphne Ashbrook will be the featured guest. "

(Via Mineola Patch)

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Amy's (Audiobook) Choice - John Simm Reads "Billy Liar"

You all know how much I love audiobooks - BTW, have you signed up at Audible yet? It's the best. Anyway, I just received an email from CSA Word, a lovely indie purveyor of superb audiobook magic - they're featuring John Simm reading "Billy Liar":

http://www.csaword.co.uk/epages/3828.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/3828/Pr...

They've got wonderful books read by great readers, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Tim Pigott-Smith (whom we all love in "Masque of Mandragora"), Sir Derek Jacobi, Philip Glenister, Simm's cohort in "Life on Mars," and my all-time favorite... well, just look for "My Family and Other Animals," a true exit-misser if there ever was one, which I was in the middle of when the Touch took a dive.  I'm looking forward to starting it up again soon.  Made me smile.

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David Tennant to Star in Man U Plane Crash Drama

Something cheerful as a follow-up to "Single Father."  Hooray!

David Tennant to star in Manchester

United plane crash drama

David Tennant is to star in a new BBC drama about Manchester United and a plane crash that killed eight of the team’s players in 1958

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Matt Smith to be on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

As promised on Doctor Who: Podshock, we can now confirm that Matt Smith is scheduled to be on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on the same night as the next 25th Anniversary Event for the Gallifreyan Embassy, Tuesday the 16th of November 2010.

He is there for the 3:30 pm (PST) recording of the show in Los Angeles, CA. Which also means he won't be able to attend our event that evening on here the East coast.

There has been a good deal of confusion leading up this late night talk show appearance. As recently as last Thursday, the office of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson was sending out emails indicating that Matt Smith would not be appearing, meanwhile, that same day Craig Ferguson's Twitter account @CraigyFerg was tweeting that Matt Smith is to appear that night. In addition, there will be a Dalek there as well (which was tweeted the following day)!

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The Latest Sonic Newsdriver is Available and More

Update: The latest Sonic Newsdriver is finally available (see below). It had encountered some delays which now has also delayed the next Doctor Who: Podshock currently in post-production. Hopefully, DWP 228 will be out on or before Tuesday. After that, there should be another Extra Edition DWP for supporting subscribers. 

Sonic Newsdriver (14 November 2010) -

The Sonic Newsdriver 20101114
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Sunday, the 14th of Nov. 2010

Happy Birthday Number 8, Happy Birthday Number 11, Heeere's Joooohnny, No Matt Smith at Gallifreyan Embassy Anniversary Event, We have a Date for 1996, Happy Anniversary Doctor Who, Talkin about my Regeneration, Let's Return to Earth - in another week, You May be One of Many Children in Need, Isn't That Special, and much more!

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[Art Trap Productions]

 

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Amy's (Radio) Choice - This Week's BBC Radio 4 Highlight

As I'm sure you know, BBC Radio 4, available to us here in America on the iPlayer free of charge (for the time being, at least), is a dependable source of terrific programming, particularly radio plays with great acting. Lots of the program(me)s have actors who have appeared in WHO. This week:

"Alone in Berlin," the story of German resistance in Berlin during WWII.  It stars Ron Cook, who was Mr. Magpie in "The Idiot's Lantern."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00vvwq0

Cook is a personal favorite of mine.  Look for him in the brilliant Mike Leigh film "Topsy-Turvy," as well as Paul McGann's "Hornblower" and "Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story," which we discussed in our review of "The Deadly Assassin" a few months ago.

BTW, found this cool site when I was looking for an image.  Great behind-the-scenes shots from the ep:

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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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Ben Wilson London based Chewing gum artist Dr Who painting

Ben Wilson Ghewing Gum Art

 

Ben Wilson London based Chewing gum artist Dr Who painting

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11677462

Cheers, daveac

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