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Swapping 10 for 8

Tenth Doctor David Tennant’s celebrated starring role in the RSC’s production of Hamlet in 2008 saw the Doctor Who actor playing opposite Penny Downie as Gertrude – who is now playing opposite Eighth Doctor Paul McGann! Downie is playing the title role in Frank McGuinness’ new production of Euripides’ Helen, which begins performances at Shakespeare’s…

The Mahogany Murderers

A smashing new entry into the Companions Chronicles from Big Finish, The Mahogany Murderers reunites Christopher Benjamin and Trevor Baxter as Jago and Litefoot from the lauded 1977 Doctor Who serial The Talons of Weng Chiang… I’m a sucker for “event drama” – as an occasional listener to big finish’s output, I’ve previously listened to…

Moonbase at the BFI

The British Film Institute presents 1967’s Doctor Who adventure The Moonbase (presumably episodes 2 and/or 4) as part of its One Giant Leap season to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first manned moon landing. On 20 July 1969, BFI Southbank is collaborating with the Science Museum in hosting a season of documentaries, feature films,…

Jago and Litefoot Return!

The Mahogany Murderers is a new play from Big Finish, one of the leading lights of their Companion Chronicles series, featuring as it does the much anticipated reunion of Christopher Benjamin and Trevor Baxter reprising their roles from 1977’s Doctor Who adventure the Talons of Weng Chiang! That’s right – Henry Gordon Jago and Professor…

Who Under the Hammer

Doctor Who items go under the hammer from 11am today at Bonhams amongst a raft of Entertainment Memorabilia including items from the Angels Collection of Television & Film Costumes. Largely comprising customes, the Doctor Who portion of the collection is just a small part of almost 250 lots of film and TV costumes being auctioned…

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