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Published on August 17th, 2007 | by Christian Cawley

The Doctor’s Girls…

Not one, not two, but three Doctor Who companions in this news piece, which takes in Martha, Rose… and Polly!

First up, the lovely Anneke Wills (First and Second Doctor companion Polly) has been writing her autobiography, and this is set for release September 29th. Described as “a moving, witty and candid account of a fascinating life among the talents who defined the swinging sixties,” ‘Self Portrait’ is available for pre-order at www.annekewills.com.

Having met the lady herself at Who in the Cavern back in May, and hearing some of her stories, I can only imagine that this will be a thoroughly wonderful read. I’ve ordered my copy, so why don’t you too?

(Incidentally, Anneke will be at the Regenerations convention which runs in Swansea on September 29th and 30th to launch the title)

Elsewhere, some bird called Piper is allegedly getting married at Christmas, is going blind, is taking whipping lessons from a dominatrix in preparation for her role as a hooker in an upcoming drama called Belle du Jour and is “missing the Doctor”

The singer and actress, 24, told the Daily Express: “I find it a bit sad watching it now I’m not in it. I really miss it. I didn’t realise how much I would. I’d love to pop back.”

Lovely Freema Agyeman meanwhile is appearing on three cards in the new Battles in Time “Invaders” card set, reports her wonderful fansite freemaagyeman.com

Invader features special holo and lenticular super-rares and ultra-rares, plus many power-boosting bonus cards that will add exciting new levels to your gameplay.

The set launches with the Battles In Time: Invader Special, featuring an in-depth magazine guide to all the new Invader cards, new games and fascinating fact-files covering all 13 episodes of the 2007 TV series.

The Invader card series magazine is on sale 5th September 2007, price £5.99.

Also don’t miss Freema Agyeman as Martha Jones in Torchwood Series 2 – you can read more about this in our Spinoffs News section.

Couple of briefs now: BBC Audiobooks have a MySpace page, reports

David J Howe’s blog; the Canadian broadcast of Human Nature received some odd edits, it seems, a list of which can be found at

DWIN.org; and finally – and perhaps more crucially – did YOU know that BBC Television Centre once housed plaques to the first three Doctors? And did you know that they have mysteriously disappeared? Over to Martin Belam’s Currybet.net Blog:

They were shamefully removed a few years later when the foyer was refurbished, and where they were once situated is now just a place for the BBC’s marketing department to put some adverts for BBC output.

The Heritage Foundation managed to rescue the Doctor Who plaques themselves, and, now that the BBC clearly didn’t want them anymore, it auctioned them for charity. The Patrick Troughton plaque subsequently ended up on eBay. Seen here with Frazer Hines, it was obtained by The Who Shop, where it is now on display in East Ham.

Exactly what were the BBC thinking of?

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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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