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Mark Eden and William Hartnell in Doctor Who: Marco Polo
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Marco Polo

After 13 episodes of (essentially) sci-fi adventure, the time travellers find themselves in the 13th Century, where TARDIS (no definite article) is taken as a prize for the mighty Kublai Khan by Venetian merchant Marco Polo.  Forced to follow it and him on a perilous six-month journey across medieval Asia, they befriend bride-to-be Ping-Cho and…

Doctor Who Magazine 448 interviews William Russell
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William Russell in DWM 448

Original companion William Russell features in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, in which he recalls the days working on the show in 1963, leaving and of course his thoughts on the new show (not to mention William Hartnell…) Sixties action hero William Russell talks to DWM about his role as science teacher Ian Chesterton, companion…

Doctor Who's greatest monsters, the Daleks, in their first appearance
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The Daleks

The Daleks.  Something almost as old as Doctor Who itself.  As Doctor Who is approaching its 50th anniversary, so are the Daleks themselves.  They’ve appeared with every incarnation of the Doctor in all these years (although the McGann one is a bit spurious).  They’ve been loved, mocked, made fun of, remounted, turned into color coded…

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Planet of Giants on DVD!

The third of this summer’s recently confirmed Doctor Who DVD releases is Planet of Giants, the 1964 serial starring William Hartnell! Written by Louis Marks, Planet of Giants sees our travellers encountering some dimensional issues – but not the sort usually associated with Doctor Who. Indeed, a similar story was at one point intended as…

Doctor Who DVD collection nears completion in summer 2012
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Doctor Who DVDs for Summer 2012!

BBC Worldwide have provided confirmation of the release schedule of three classic Doctor Who DVDs this summer! Featuring the first, second and seventh Doctors, these DVDs will help to fill the glaring holes in your collection. The Krotons, starring Patrick Troughton, comes in early July with The Greatest Show in the Galaxy – a classic…

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