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Radio Free Skaro #558 – Class is Dismissed

NOTE: our discussion of Episode 8 of Class occurs from 22:10-34:15.


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rfs558Class has ended! And with the conclusion of Patrick Ness’s adventure in YA Doctor Who-ness, Warren and Steven (Chris has been felled by The Swarm this week) take a look at the finale and the series in total, as well as examining new Big Finish releases, Xmas special related news, and more! We also have an interview with author, playwright, writer of “Dalek”, and co-writer of the newly released Running Through Corridoers one Robert Shearman, from Chicago TARDIS! Listen, if you dare!
Links:

Class episode 8, “The Lost”
The Return of Doctor Mysterio BBC One Broadcast time!
BBC Christmas 2016 trailer.
Wayne Yip is directing Doctor Who series 10!
Daniel Nettheim directing Doctor Who series 10!
Heaven Sent/Hell Bent screening in Denver with Rachel Talalay
Denver screening in support of the ACLU
New Zealand cinema screening of The Return of Doctor Mysterio
December Big Finish releases.
Ninth Doctor figure from Big Chief now available.
Coventry road to be named after Delia Derbyshire.
Chicago TARDIS

Interviews:
Robert Shearman

Radio Free Skaro #556 – Reanimation of the Daleks

NOTE: our discussion of Episode 6 of Class occurs from 19:10-34:00.


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rfs556The Daleks return to North America this week from the dustbins of history and into your iTunes/BBC America/other in the form of “The Power of the Daleks” in its reanimated glory. And the Three Who Rule are on the case, in the form of interviews with both soundsmith extraordinaire Mark Ayres and Whostorian Toby Hadoke about the making of the animated episodes, as well as the upcoming DVD extras! We also have our usual review of Class, a look at new footgage from “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” and Children In Need, a bloggy Easter Egg from Jamie Mathieson, and more!
Links:

Class episode 6, “Detained”
Return of Doctor Mysterio clip on Children In Need
Pudsey goes missing…featuring The Doctor!
US cinemas get The Return of Doctor Mysterio
Jamie Mathieson and Rona Munro are writing for Series 10
Jamie Mathieson talks about writing for Series 10
Target book guide, “Based on the Popular Television Serial”
The Power of the Daleks

Interviews:
Mark Ayres
Toby Hadoke

Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks to be premiered live on Twitter

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Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks to be premiered live on Twitter ahead of being released on BBC Store and DVD

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In a first for a UK television programme the new BBC Worldwide animated version of Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks is to be premiered live and exclusively on Twitter via Periscope at 17.50, Saturday 5th November, 50 years to the minute after the original version of the programme was first transmitted on BBC One in 1966.

 

Fans around the world will be able to watch an exclusive live streaming of the first three minutes of the first episode of the new animation on the @BBCStore Twitter account at 17.50 this Saturday and UK residents will also be able to purchase all six episodes of the animation from www.bbcstore.com and on DVD from Monday 21st November.

 

Doctor Who: The Power Of The Daleks is one of the Doctor’s most celebrated adventures but the original tapes were destroyed and no copies exist.

 

In September this year BBC Worldwide announced a brand new black and white animation based on audio recordings of the programme using the original cast, surviving photographs and film clips which will be released 50 years to the minute after its only UK broadcast on BBC One.

 

The six half hour episodes feature the regeneration, or as it was then called ‘renewal’, of First Doctor William Hartnell into Second Doctor Patrick Troughton, as the Time Lord and his companions Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze) do battle with the Daleks on the planet Vulcan.

 

Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks is being produced by the team behind the highly successful animation of lost Dad’s Army episode A Stripe For Frazer, first released on BBC Store in February this year. The producer and director is Charles Norton, with character designs from acclaimed comic book artists Martin Geraghty and Adrian Salmon.

 

Jonathan Green, Director, BBC Store says, “BBC Store is proud to be working with Twitter to bring fans this UK first. This episode broke the mould with the recasting of the Doctor and it’s still thrilling audiences in new ways today.”

 

Rhidian Bragg, Head of Sales, Consumer Products, BBC Worldwide says, “We’re really excited to be able to bring fans a Doctor Who adventure that they thought they’d never see. The animation looks amazing and is a fantastic addition to our catalogue of classic Doctor Who titles.”

 

Georgina Parnell, Head of Entertainment Partnerships, Twitter said, “Doctor Who is a global phenomenon and by broadcasting The Power of the Daleks live on Periscope, fans from across the world will – for the first time – be able to join together and watch it at the same moment, exactly 50 years to the minute since the very first episode aired in 1966. Even the Doctor couldn’t have predicted that…could he?!”

 

Doctor Who: The Power Of The Daleks will be available to download from www.bbcstore.com from 17.50 on Saturday 5th November priced £9.99 (SD) and £12.99 (HD). The DVD will be released on Monday 21st November:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Doctor-Who-Power-Daleks-DVD/dp/B01LOC83Y2

http://store.hmv.com/film-tv/dvd/doctor-who-the-power-of-the-daleks

 

Further information:

emma.cooney@bbc.com

dan.phelan@bbc.com

 

Watch two exclusive clips from “The Power of the Daleks” here:

 

About BBC Store

BBC Store makes it really easy for audiences to buy and keep copies of their favourite BBC programmes. Purchases can be viewed on bbcstore.com or via the BBC iPlayer or downloaded to a laptop to watch offline.

 

BBC Store features new programmes, television favourites and gems from the BBC television archive. It is already the largest collection of BBC programmes ever available and continues to grow as new titles are added every week.

 

BBC Store is operated by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC on behalf of the BBC Public Service.

 

About BBC Worldwide
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).  Its vision is to build the BBC’s brands, audiences, commercial returns and reputation across the world.  This is achieved through investing in, commercialising and showcasing content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values.  The business also champions British creativity globally.

 

In 2015/16, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £133.8m and headline sales of £1,029.4m and returned £222.2m to the BBC. For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review webpage: www.bbcworldwide.com/annual-review

www.bbcworldwide.com  

twitter.com/bbcwpress

 

Radio Free Skaro #551 – Hungry Like The Wolves


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rfs551Chip, of the currently on hiatus Two-Minute Time Lord, current Whovian gadabout, and man about town rejoins Two of the Three Who Rule (Chris is still punching his liver with an assortment of British liquids) for a brief sojourn through a paltry news list this week! Dribbles of info about Class (which premieres October 22 in various parts of the Commonwealth)…and not much else. But wait! Chris travels from the past to the present to comment on the past (confused? We are) as RFS is plagued by “The Curse…of Fenric”!
Links:

Class Ep 1 and 2 available on BBC Three at 10am on October 22
Class: everything you need to know about the Doctor Who spin-off
Doctor Who marathon on Space on October 22 leading up to Class premiere
“The Power of the Daleks” in theatres in US on November 14
10th anniversary Torchwood story from Big Finish
Doctor Who “Mr. Men” books coming Spring 2017

With:

Chip from Two-Minute Time Lord

Radio Free Skaro #550 – Make America Day-and-Date Again


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rfs550With New York Comic-Con upon us, the Doctor Who news is (at last) coming fast and furious with two(!) trailers for Class out in the wild and a panel featuring Steven Moffat, Peter Capaldi, Matt Lucas, Brian Minchin and new companion Pearl Mackie at the con teasing what’s in store for the Christmas special and beyond! And with Chris off in the UK foraging for beer and scotch eggs, it was up to friend of the show Chip Sudderth to ably assume the third chair to cogitate upon matters Who with the Two Who Rule. We also have a report from Kim and Sage of Head Over Feels direct from NYCC! It’s a cornucopia of news on this, the most Canadian of Thanksgivings.
Links:

Doctor Who returns in “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”
Full NYCC Doctor Who on BBC America Panel
Classic series Doctor Who writer to write for Series 10
Doctor Who Facebook Live chat on Space
Full NYCC Class panel
New Class trailer #1
New Class trailer #2
Interview with new Doctor Who script editor Nick Lambon
The Guardian interview with Pearl Mackie
Long Island Doctor Who updates
Doctor Who: Twelve Doctors of Christmas book, including free download
Digital version of Doctor Who pinball game released
Doctor Who wins Welsh BAFTA for Special and Visual Effects
Peter Capaldi nominated for Scottish BAFTA

With:

Kim and Sage from Head Over Feels
Chip from Two-Minute Time Lord

Radio Free Skaro #548 – Absinthe and a Dead Bird


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rfs548The Three Who Rule are at conterminous space coordinates this week, and despite the ever-present danger of the Blinovich Limitation Effect (not to mention cooties, con crud, and wayward glitter), they were able to record this episode “live” at Edmonton Expo! Besides controversy embroiling Class’s premiere next month in the UK and Canada and next year (!) in the USA, they were also able to tackle some of your Fluid Links, all while surrounded by cosplayers, fans, furries, and the ever present smell of onions.
Links:

Class premieres October 22 on BBC Three; Peter Capaldi appears in Episode 1
Class premieres October 22 on Space
Class premieres Spring 2017 on BBC America
2016 Doctor Who Christmas special enters production
Writing Doctor Who with Steven Moffat from BBC Writers Room
BFI Power of the Daleks screening details
Silva Screen re-release of 1983 Radiophonic Workshop album
“Anoraks” Kickstarter
Andrew Smith Just Giving page
Radio Free Skaro at Edmonton Expo!

BBC Worldwide To Release Animation of Lost Doctor Who story “The Power of the Daleks” on November 5

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BBC Worldwide to release animation of lost Doctor Who story, The Power of the Daleks on Saturday 5th November, exactly 50 years to the minute after it was first transmitted on BBC One at 5.50pm on Saturday 5th November, 1966

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Classic story featuring Patrick Troughton’s debut as the Doctor to be released later this year as a digital download on BBC Store and on BBC DVD

 

It’s one of the Doctor’s most celebrated adventures and yet no complete film recordings of The Power of the Daleks are known to have survived. The master negatives were destroyed in an archive purge in 1974.

 

BBC Worldwide has announced that a brand new black and white animation based on audio recordings of the programme using the original cast, surviving photographs and film clips will be released 50 years to the minute after its only UK broadcast on BBC One.

 

The six half hour episodes feature the regeneration, or as it was then called ‘renewal’, of First Doctor William Hartnell into Second Doctor Patrick Troughton, as the Time Lord and his companions Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze) do battle with the Daleks on the planet Vulcan.

 

Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks is being produced by the team behind the highly successful animation of lost Dad’s Army episode A Stripe For Frazer, first released on BBC Store in February this year. The producer and director is Charles Norton, with character designs from acclaimed comic book artists Martin Geraghty and Adrian Salmon.

 

Charles Norton says, “The Power of the Daleks animation is the most ambitious Doctor Who archive restoration ever attempted and we’re all very honoured to be a part of such a an exciting project. Intelligent, suspenseful and magnificently staged, Power of the Daleks is one of the great lost classics of 1960s television and a superb example of the black and white era at its finest.”

 

Paul Hembury, Executive Producer, BBC Worldwide says, “Charles and his team are remarkably talented and passionate about Doctor Who and we are thrilled that fans will soon be able to enjoy this rather sinister but wonderful, classic story.”

 

Doctor Who: The Power Of The Daleks will be released on BBC Store on Saturday 5th November followed by the DVD on Monday 21st November.

 

Register your interest in the BBC Store download http://pages.storeuk.bbc.com/thepowerofthedaleks

Pre-order the DVD from Amazon and HMV (£20.42 RRP)

 

On Saturday 5th November there will be a special screening of episodes 1-3 of Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks at BFI Southbank, London which will also include a Q&A with Anneke Wills, Charles Norton and Frazer Hines. Further information will be available from bfi.org.uk from Monday 19th September.

 

Further information: emma.cooney@bbc.com or  dan.phelan@bbc.com

 

About BBC Worldwide
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).  Its vision is to build the BBC’s brands, audiences, commercial returns and reputation across the world.  This is achieved through investing in, commercialising and showcasing content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values.  The business also champions British creativity globally.

 

In 2015/16, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £133.8m and headline sales of £1,029.4m and returned £222.2m to the BBC. For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review webpage: www.bbcworldwide.com/annual-review

www.bbcworldwide.com

twitter.com/bbcwpress

 

About BBC Store

BBC Store is the BBC’s digital download service from which audiences can buy, watch and keep digital copies of their favourite BBC programmes to enjoy time and again whenever and wherever they want.

 

www.bbcstore.com

Radio Free Skaro #545 – The Mark of the Ayres


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rfs545A chance meeting with a newly married couple blessed by one Mr. Peter Capaldi, dribs and drabs of Class news, and….a Miniscope! Musical scientist Mark Ayres is the subject of keen-eyed observations from the Three Who Rule, only one of which (Steven) have any real musical expertise but the bulk of the Miniscope is an interview with said Mr. Ayres, a scholar and gentleman tunesmith of the highest renown. Open your ears and enjoy!
Links:

First promo image of Class, filming has wrapped
Class tie-in novels coming; logo revealed?
Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie coming to Toronto on October 5
Wedding greeting from Capaldi to newlyweds Brian & Lesley
Remembrance of the Daleks commentary from Who Talk w/Toby Hadoke and guests
“Heaven Sent” editor Will Oswald gets Welsh BAFTA nomination

Interview/Miniscope:
Mark Ayres

Radio Free Skaro #544 – The Dog Days of August


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rfs544New York Comic Con happens in October, with a strong presence from both Doctor Who and Class. But what if you a) are impatient and b) live not on the eastern seaboard of the United States but the East Midlands in the UK? Well, if you can wait until September 3 you can attend Whooverville 8 in Derby, and we have convention organizer and all-around gentleman Steve Hatcher on this week to tell us a little more about this fan-centric celebration of all things Doctor Who. Plus news (such as it is), and the Doctor Who Magazine Series 9 readers poll results! Enjoy!
Links:

Doctor Who Series 10 wrapping production in March 2017
Doctor Who S9 most watched series on Amazon Prime; S10 added September 5
Class likely premiering in October
BBC sells music rights to BMG

Interview:
Steve Hatcher from Whooverville 8

Radio Free Skaro #543 – Two One Contact (Is The Answer)


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rfs543Rumours, mumblesuch and nonsense dominated the news week, from Power of the Daleks teases that weren’t to the chance (slim to in actual fact…none) that Doctor Who would shoot soon in Warren’s own homestead of Vancouver. All poppycock! But you can count on the veracity and verisimilitude of the Three Who Rule as they tackle another exciting set of…Fluid Links!
Links:

Doctor Who and Class…To Feature At New York Comic-Con!
David Suchet…In Series 10!
Doctor Who…Not Filming In Vancouver!
Power of the Daleks…Animated Clip!
Richard Bignell…Disputes The Power of the Daleks Clip!
Jessica Jones…Beats Doctor Who For The Hugo Award!
Longleat Doctor Who Exhibition…1996 Pictures!
Michelle Gomez…At Chicago TARDIS!

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