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Published on June 9th, 2006 | by Christian Cawley

BBC Official Site Updates

The people behind the BBC’s Official Doctor Who site have been hard at work this week, with some new written content added.

Most notable is The Beginners Guide to Doctor Who. While the title may seem somewhat familiar to long-term Kasterborourites, this new addition to the BBC’s Doctor Who pages is frankly beyond late. It’s about time that the new generation of Whovians were given more of an insight into the classic show – and this seems to be a great way of doing it. From the point of view of the Daleks, various facts are detailed about the Doctor, his companions, the TARDIS and other alien beings form the series. It’s very well done, and there’s even a history of the Daleks, which features the only picture in existence from the Last Great Time War…

The BBC are also after drawings from under 12s for reproduction on the site – so if you fit into that age group, click this link for more information

The BBC Official Doctor Who site meanwhile gave copies of the new book by Gareth Roberts I Am a Dalek – released to promote the Quick Reads Campaign – to a Reading Group in Stockwell, South London. There comments are posted on the site, as well as a link to the Quick Reads website, where the first chapter of I Am a Dalek can be read. I Am a Dalek retails at £2.99.

Glamour Magazine has voted Billie Piper as UK TV Actress of the Year Award, and as reported on the BBC’s Doctor Who news pages, the award was presented by none other than David Tennant.

Finally, the BBC’s Official Doctor Who website features a review of the latest Big Finish release. Kingmaker is a Fifth Doctor adventure featuring the time traveller and his companinons Peri and Erimem travelling to the court of King Richard III. The script is by comedy writer Nev Fountain, and also features comedian and writer Arthur Smith.

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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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