Published on January 18th, 2012 | by Meredith Burdett
Nothing At The End Of The Lane
Doctor Who fans everywhere are sure to dribble a little as they come across this little gem, issue 3 of Nothing at the End of the Lane which is a magazine that looks at Doctor Who that never was and Doctor Who that you’ve never seen!
What makes this different to the other Doctor Who magazines and fanzines that are available we hear you ask?
Well, let’s have a look at some of the content: an extensive 30 page article that looks at The Dark Dimension, the 30th Anniversary multi Doctor story that never was. Whilst this has been looked at before, this publication actually has some of the BBC paperwork that takes an in-depth look at how far the production really got.
Then there’s the story about the unmade Doctor Who radio serial that was proposed in the 1960s (which we discuss in the latest podKast) and even had a pilot recorded with Peter Cushing, Nothing at the End of the Lane even presents a full script of the episode, written by Malcolm Hulke (The Silurians, The Sea Devils)!
The Living Planet, one of the first stories proposed to start the series in 1963 is presented here as a four-part storyline and has a draft script for the first episode, see how different the genesis of Doctor Who could have been.
Brian Hayles, that wonderful Doctor Who writer, proposed ten storylines to the Doctor Who production office between 196 and 1975. Find out in this issue exactly when you missed the return of the Ice Warriors, The Celestial Toymaker and his sister The Queen Of Time.
You’ll also be given access to colour photographs taken during the filming of The Smugglers and The Invasion and new photos from another lost story The Enemy of the World.
There’s plenty of other content as well (such as an interview with the original Sarah Jane Smith) but if you want to sample some of the goods then click on this link for exclusive Doctor Who related web content endofthelane.co.uk/magazine.html.