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Village of the Daleks

North Yorkshire seaside village Mablethorpe was rather horribly described as the “Village of the Daleks” (due to the perceived number of mobility scooters) in a Guardian article earlier in the summer – and one local businessman has taken particular umbrage with this tasteless reference to Doctor Who’s greatest enemies. Local paper The Louth Leader has…

Dutch Doctor Who on Demand

Doctor Who and Torchwood are among the catalogue of shows coming to SCI FI On Demand, a new element to Dutch cable TV supplier Ziggo in the Netherlands. WordScreen.com reports that the hit British series will air alongside Star Trek: The Next Generation, Strange, Dexter, Flashpoint, The Wire and UK detective drama Vincent which starred…

Androzani Wins DWM Poll

Peter Davison’s 1984 Doctor Who swansong The Caves of Androzani has been named the best Doctor Who story of all time, beating both Blink and Genesis of the Daleks! With 6,700 entries, the Doctor Who Magazine poll held to mark the 200th episode of our favourite series is the biggest yet, both in terms of…

Torchwood: The Musical

Just to prove that Torchwood fans have stolen the mantel of “most bonkers fan”, a group of them are auditioning for players in a Torchwood music, reports musicals and hotel site show-and-stay.co.uk. Aiming to go into production in early 2010, the producers are attempting to succeed in presenting a professional standard play – however the…

Richard Curtis on Who Script

The BBC News site has a video interview in which successful movie scriptwriter Richard Curtis chats about his Doctor Who script, set for broadcast in 2010! Curtis – whose credits include Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Love Actually, The Boat That Rocked, the Bridget Jones movies and TV shows Blackadder, The Vicar of…

Expense Claims

BBC Wales staff are coming under the spotlight today as the expenses row which embroiled parliament earlier in the year spreads to the BBC and their justification of the licence fee – and Doctor Who production personnel are mentioned. WalesOnline have reported how Monmouth MP David Davies has described the BBC as “up to its…

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