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Waris Hussein Recalls Early Days

Waris Hussein, the man who was in the Director’s chair for the very first Doctor Who adventure in 1963, has recently chatted about his memories of the serial.

Doctor Who Birthday Roundup

It isn’t just Kasterborous and our latest competition that is celebrating the 48th anniversary of Doctor Who – The Guardian, Radio Times and the BBC website have all highlighted some great content that can be viewed in an anniversary glow (much of which you might see a lot between now and 2013). First of all…

TARDIS for Kent

There are many statues and points of reference in the UK to teach travellers and locals about important historical figures or events. But despite the fact that Doctor Who is a national institution in the UK and despite the fact that it has been active in one form or another for the last 48 years,…

Totter’s Lane Revisited

It seems fantastically mundane that Doctor Who, a programme that spans galaxies and centuries, began its fantastic voyage in a darkened corner of a London scrapyard, but back in 1963 An Unearthly Child crept alongside a working bobby towards a strangely placed policeman’s box in I. M. Foreman’s yard. But it’s these two elements that…

Norman Taylor

Kasterborous is sad to report the passing of Norman Taylor, one of the technicians behind the original, groundbreaking Doctor Who title sequence. Norman was Technical Operations Manager on Crew 9 based at Lime Grove, London, who, during down time made the serendipitous discover of the ‘visual howl-around’- the haunting effect that was a mainstay of the…

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