Merchandise Alternative Doctor Who anniversary celebrations

Published on March 23rd, 2014 | by Jonathan Appleton

Don’t Miss This Amazing “The Day of Doctor Who” Collection!

Long term fans can now relive their memories of our favourite show’s fifth anniversary special thanks to a truly irresistible set of souvenirs now available to buy online.

What’s that you say? “Fifth anniversary special?! Oh no, Kasterborous has finally lost it…”

I’m talking, of course, about the long lost ‘The Day of Doctor Who’ which brought together the original three Doctors William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton and Peter Cushing and was transmitted in November 1968 but since lost without trace.

Colin Brockhurst, designer of that excellent love letter to Doctor Who comics Vworp Vworp! has collated the remaining evidence of this, the ultimate missing episode which we can guarantee will never turn up in Nigeria or anywhere else for that matter, ever.

Alternative Doctor Who anniversary celebrations

You’ll have gathered by now that something trans-dimensional is going on here but this quirky collection, which includes an ‘imaginary’ Radio Times cover for November 23-29 and ‘signed’ BBC picture of Peter Cushing, has to be the most original bit of Who merchandise in many a year.

Difficult to pick a highlight of this genuinely brilliant treasure trove but the fake telesnaps, complete with reproduction John Cura envelope, will have you pining for this episode that never was. It seems that there’s an alternate reality where the First Doctor flirted with Queen Elizabeth I, the Second Doctor met not one but two Colonel Lethbridge-Stewarts, and the original ‘War Doctor’ came to their aid to face the dreaded Daleks and Chameleons.

The Day of Doctor Who Collection is available for £19.99 plus postage. Please don’t miss it!


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has watched Doctor Who since those great big spiders did for Jon Pertwee, and it's way too late to stop now. When he's not at his job working for a charity in Hull he spends his time following Hull City's fortunes, listening to Bruce Springsteen and wondering why it took thirty years too long for Doctor Who action figures to come along. Favourite stories include the one with the mummies, the one with Mr Sin and the one with the Mona Lisa. Currently listening to: The Fifth Doctor Box Set. By, it were a crowded old TARDIS in them days...

13 Responses to Don’t Miss This Amazing “The Day of Doctor Who” Collection!

  1. avatar rickjlundeen says:

    Very cool idea!

  2. avatar John Smith says:

    Your a disgrace, trying to con people into what is obviously a fake

    • This is a joke, right?

      Oh dear. I’ve just had a sad, dawning realisation…

    • avatar FrancoPabloDiablo says:

      Sounds like it must be John’s time of the month! :)

      • avatar mrjohnm says:

        John Smith may have had something to say if he hadn’t used the possessive when he clearly meant to use the contraction. But again, if he had read the article, he would have understood that none of this was real. Although it would have been cool if it did exist!

        • avatar FrancoPabloDiablo says:

          Just as long as he’s appropriately stocked up with extra-absorbent tampons!

        • None of this is real?


          • avatar FrancoPabloDiablo says:

            No, I think John’s menstrual cycle is VERY real :)

    • Buddy, they’re TELLING you that it’s a fake, but a brilliant one, done for the love of the show.

    • It’s not a con, it’s a labor of love by someone. My friends and I have been fans for some 30 years, if this was real, we would know about it.

  3. Any questions concerning the artwork should – naturally – be addressed to Colin Brockhurst via his website.

    We are but conduits.

    • avatar Francis Cave says:

      “We are all conduits but some of us are looking at the stars.”

      Or something like that…..

  4. avatar Gillian Who says:

    I heard Philip Morris has found this episode… they are going to announce it around Easter!

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