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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 #546 – Hipsters of the Quawncing Grig


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rfs546This week, we begin the first of a two-part commentary for “The Two Doctors”, a Robert Holmes romp with Two, Six, hipster cannibals, tall Sontarans, and Elton John as a disco scientist. Enticing! But before the main event, the Three Who Rule reflect on the 50th anniversaries of both Star Trek and The Prisoner, two shows that along side Doctor Who were seminal viewing experiences for their younger selves. Dive into the past with us, won’t you?
Links:

Star Trek…Celebrates 50 Years!
How Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary…Was Screwed Up!
The Prisoner…Celebrates 50 Years!
The Power of the Daleks…Animated!
The Power of the Daleks…Animation Trailer!
The Power of the Daleks…On BBC America!
Dad’s Army…Animation Profile!
Christopher Eccleston…On Australian Radio!
Big Finish Presents…The Lives of Captain Jack!
Edmonton Expo…Adds Christian Slater, Carlos Valdes, Elizabeth Henstridge and Mark Meer!
Chicago TARDIS…Announces Gary Russell As Guest!
Parsec Awards…2016!

Commentary:
The Two Doctors…Episodes 1 & 2!

Radio Free Skaro #542 – Happenings Ten Years Time Ago


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rfs54210 years! That’s a whole lot of talking by three jaunty Canadians about a British television program of little repute by the name of Professor Whom. But after a smattering of news, the Three Who Rule move quickly on to an extended series of interviews with the fine people with whom we’ve shared our podcasting adventures with, including: Ken Deep of Podshock fame, Deborah Stanish, Katrina Griffiths and Erika Ensign of Verity!, Chip Sudderth of the Two Minute Time Lord, and Simon Harries, John Williams and Neil Perryman of Tachyon TV! Phew! Here’s to ten more years of meandering drivel from Canadian interlopers who have no right to talk of Britain’s televisual crown jewel!
Links:

Gallifrey One 2017…Membership Transfers!
Class…Filming Block 3 Done!
Big Chief Studios…War Doctor Preorder!
North America…Not Getting Some Doctor Who Blu-Rays!
Kenny Baker…Died.
The Radio Free Skaro History…As Told At Westercon 66!

Guests:
Ken…Deep!
Tachyon…TV!
Two-minute…Time Lord!
Verity!

Radio Free Skaro #541 – The Tholian Web


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rfs541It’s a bowl of mixed treats in the news list, from Peter Capaldi’s third anniversary to Class showrunner Patrick Ness being offered a chance to write for proper Doctor Who. Mysterious! Also Doctor Who Legacy, the TV Movie on Blu-Ray (sorta kinda), and a report from Warren who is attending Anglicon in Seattle. All this and the conclusion of our commentary for “The Web of Fear”! You will bow to the will of the Great Intelligence…or be destroyed! And make sure to tune in next week for our tenth anniversary special, where we reflect on anything other than ourselves! O Canada!
Links:

Patrick Ness…Turned Down Doctor Who!
Peter Capaldi…Announced Three Years Ago!
The Doctor Who Experience…Adds Another Console!
Doctor Who Magazine…On Location!
The TV Movie…On Blu-Ray!
Doctor Who Legacy…Bigger On The Inside!
Red Dwarf XI…Titles And Synopses!
Daisy Ridley…Works With Patrick Ness!
Steven on…Edmonton radio!

Commentary:

The Web of Fear…Episodes 4-6!

Radio Free Skaro #530 – Birdemic: Shock and Terror


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rfs530Comics, commentaries, audio adventures (both new and rumoured) and a celebration of Doctor Who’s many female scientists make for a busier newslist than usual in this, The Year With No Doctor Who, and this week you even get bonus tut-tutting about Target book arrangements and criminal dips to black on CraveTV’s streaming editions of the programme. A summons to the high court of the League of Fandom is in the maoi and should be arriving at their offices soon, fear not. And if that made-up legal nonsense doesn’t engage you, how about a commentary for “Face the Raven” with Deb Stanish of Verity! fame and Alyssa of Whovian Feminism?
Links:

Third Doctor…Titan Comics Series!
Doctor Who’s…Inspiring Female Scientists!
Tennant and Tate…Big Finish Interview!
Barrowman and Coduri…Recorded For Big Finish!
Series 4…On Blu-Ray In North America!
New Commentaries… For Some Of The Hartnell Era!
New Commentary…For The Daemons!
Alec Wheal…Died

Commentary:

Face…The Raven!
Deborah…Stanish!
Alyssa…From Whovian Feminism!

Radio Free Skaro #527 – The One With Big Ron


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rfs527After a banner week of…well, a new companion announcement and accompanying short, which counts for a lot in this, The Year of No Doctor Who, we’re back to an absolutely desolate news list-ette with barely anything of consequence beyond an art show about Target Books. Which is admittedly pretty cool! And we’ve also put the Series 9 commentaries on the back burner, but only temporarily, because this week we have an interview with Peter Harness, writer of “The Zygon Invasion” and “The Zygon Inversion”, and all around classy fella to boot! Listen and learn (about Zygons)!
Links:

Andy Pryor on the casting of Pearl Mackie
Heaven Sent is a Hugo Award finalist
Weeping Angels 2-DVD set coming October 4

Interview:

Peter Harness

Radio Free Skaro #526 – The Twin Dilemma


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rfs526New Doctor Who! A whole two minutes of it, featuring just-announced new companion Pearl Mackie, AKA Bill, AKA AsBill (according to some Wags of Fandom.) We’ll dive into what the Three Who Rule think of the Doctor’s new best friend given the tiniest of morsels with which to analyze her origins and attitudes, as well as swim deeply into the fetid waters of stats, from whose rotten grip no-one escapes unscathed. Also comics, Target books, confusing DVD releases, and a commentary for “The Zygon Inversion” with The Doctor Who Fan Show’s Christel Dee!
Links:

Pearl Mackie…As Bill!
Friend…From The Future!
Pearl Mackie…Interview!
BBC Viewing Figures…For Series 9!
Outside Content…On BBC iPlayer!
The Target Book…Reissue!
Titan Comics…Summer Multi-Doctor Crossover!
North American…Upcoming Doctor Who DVD News!

Commentary:

The Zygon…Inversion!
Christel…Dee!

Radio Free Skaro #522 – Far Beyond The Stars


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rfs522Streaming! Guinness World Records! Novels! LEGO Dimensions! And treacly articles about Steven and Erika’s trans-national romance! There’s actual news this week, which is a minor miracle. But more importantly, our Series 9 commentaries continue as librarian, educator and all around good egg Joy Piedmont joins the Three Who Rule to discuss…”Before The Flood!” Enjoy!
Links:

Amazon Prime…Exclusively To Stream Doctor Who In America!
Amazon Prime Gets Series 9…In September!
North American…Series 1 Blu-Ray Release?
Doctor Who…Gets Another Guinness World Record!
Tenth Doctor And Donna…Novel!
Doctor Who Legacy…Update!
Steven Profiled…By The CBC!

Commentary:

Before…The Flood!
Joy…Piedmont!

Radio Free Skaro #520 – All Norms Are Our Enemies


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rfs520Intrigue abounds this week as the BBC ask Capaldi to stay on past the Reign of Moffatt, Sir Peter (not actually a Sir) drops hints about a new companion, calls for more diversity AND draws his predecessors. What a guy! But wait, there’s also a commentary about The Witch’s Familiar, with Hockey Feels co-host and friend of the show Rachel Donner! Go Local Sports Team!
Links:

Peter Capaldi asked by the BBC to stay on for Series 11
Peter Capaldi hints at what the new companion will be like
Capaldi calls for more diversity in Doctor Who
Peter Capaldi on the Doctor Who Fan Show
UK BBC Shop no longer selling DVDs and Blu-rays after March
Target novelisations artwork exhibit at London’s Cartoon Museum
Genesis of the Daleks soundtrack being re-released on vinyl
Clara Oswald figure from Big Chief

Commentary:

The Witch’s Familiar
Rachel Donner

Radio Free Skaro #517 – Quel Dommage


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rfs517It’s the post-Gally period, which means lots of pent-up news of middling interest, debates about terrible video games of yesteryear, silly spoofs and condescension towards Britain’s national treasures. But the treat of the week is a previously unaired interview with one Russell T. Davies from 2011, courtesy of writer and interviewer Jeffrey Berman. Jeffrey hosted a show seen locally in Los Angeles where he interviewed notable writers about their work and writing process. The first season aired in 2008, but while interviews were conducted in 2011 (including RTD) they have never been heard…until now! Enjoy!
Links:

Doctor Who…Popular On iPlayer!
Doctor Who…Popular Across The World!
BBC Three…Moves Online!
Sheridan Smith…Returns To Big Finish!
Suzie Costello…Returns To Torchwood!
Doctor Who…Comics Day!
Steven Appearing At…Edmonton Podcast Meetup!
TARDIS…Beat!
Target Book…Reissues!
Doctor Who Legacy…Husbands Of River Song Expansion!
Doctor Who Pinball…Funded!
Underwater Menace DVD…Delayed In North America!
Peter Capaldi…In The Shakespeare Walk!

Interview:

Russell T…Davies!
Jeffrey…Berman!

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