Boxset DVD Menu Revealed!

Totally excellent news today is the trusty BBC Official Doctor Who website giving us screenshots of the new Series 1 DVD Boxset menu!

The quality of the CGI rendering is top quality, and we suspect the full motion and movement of the menu can only be appreciated by first hand viewing. The Boxset is definitely shaping up to be a must-have item for all Doctor Who fans!

The news of the new RTD Doctor Who-universe-set Torchwood continues to spread, most reports in the press based on this release from the BBC Press Office. Of particular note should be the 2 confirmed scriptwriters – other than Russell T Davies – Chris Chibnall and PJ Hammond. Chibnall is best known for BBC comfort-drama “Born and Bred”, and has a new series, “Life on Mars” in production with the BBC; PJ Hammond, meanwhile, is best known for scaring kids witless in the late 1970s early 1980s as the creator of the excellent “Sapphire & Steel”.

John Barrowman has appeared – again – on ITV’s “Loose Women” chat show, and declared that Captain Jack’s presence in contemporary Cardiff will be unexplained; also the show may well appear on BBC1 following its BBC3 run.

Stuart Murphy, station controller of BBC3 and commissioner of most of it’s recent hits as well as Torchwood has meanwhile announced his departure from the station, reports Meanwhile, Russell T Davies spoke to BBC Radio Wales and the interview is available through the Official Site – and you might be interested to learn that has been registered by a certain national broadcaster… have revealed the two titles of some Tenth Doctor & Rose starring BBC Audiobooks scheduled for release on April 6 2006. The Resurrection Casket is by Justin Richards; Jac Rayner has written The Stone Rose.

Finally, Area 51, the sci-fi radio station, will shortly commence webcasting on a full-time basis. Available via Winamp, Windows Media Player and RealPlayer, the channel will be broadcasting 24 hours a day from Saturday 22 October 2005, where it will be launched by John Billingsley, Dr. Phlox from Star Trek: Enterprise.

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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