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Published on December 10th, 2005 | by Christian Cawley

Killer Santas

They’re coming to get you… so do yourself a favour and familiarise yourself with them before embarking on a Christmas shopping trip!

A quick visit to this page should give you all the information you need…

Back to the Doctor Who news now, and David Tennant appeared on the Radio 4 arts show “Front Row” on the 8th of December, reports Serendipity, where he discusses Doctor Who and his forthcoming ITV drama “Secret Smile”. This link should play the show until Thursday next week – it starts with a short tribute to John Lennon by Sir Peter Blake, and opens in BBC Radio Player.

Alternatively, you can read what he had to say here!

Today’s Mirror reports that a 1960s TARDIS prop is up for auction:

IT’S just 17 inches high…but this tiny Tardis is set to fetch a big price.

The battered TV prop – used for special effects in the early Dr Who series of the 60s – is being auctioned next Wednesday at Christie’s in London. Bids of about £6,000 are expected when the wooden scale-model of the time traveller’s famous blue police box goes under the hammer in a sale of showbiz memorabilia.

Displayed in the Christie’s catalogue, the model is listed as appearing in the show between 1965 and 1979. At 17 inches tall, it would lend itself to model shots such as those in City of Death and Spearhead from Space as well as another Jon Pertwee story, Carnival of Monsters (let’s face it, I’m speculating but at least one of these must be correct!).

We’ll finish with a brief round-up: Yorkshire Today profiles the work of Leeds-based New Media Collective who are responsible for the design of the currently available Doctor Who interactive board game; and Cambridge News reveal that “the Daleks are about to invade Cambridge”! They’re part of a Children in Need fundraiser at the University of Cambridge’s physics department this Sunday, and are joined by Cybermen and even K-9!

But rather than battling the good Doctor, the metal meanies will be taking on Albert Einstein in a Call My Bluff-style science quiz.

The event, held at the University’s world-famous physics laboratory on Madingley Road, is designed to make physics fun and accessible.

It comes hot on the heels of a report claiming that physics could die out in schools unless urgent action is taken to boost the subject’s popularity.

And you would be hard-pressed to find fault with either of these noble aims, so if you’re able to get yourselves over to Cambridge on Sunday for this event!

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About the Author

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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