Tagged Katy Manning

The Mutants

Social commentary in Doctor Who isn’t a new idea and over its decades the show has made its views and opinions known on most aspects of life. The Mutants was one of the most blatant of the show’s run, hitting targets such as race discrimination, colonisation and apartheid head on and is, at times pretty…

Classic Commentary Tweets

Classic Who stars and technicians will be umming, arghing and generally forgetting what they did as they record brand new commentary tracks for potential Doctor Who DVD this year. Revealed on 2|Entertain’s Classic Series Twitter feed two commentary tracks will be recorded this Sunday in London. Amongst the morning attendees will be original companions William…

Fish Fingers and Custard 3

Okay, a little late on reporting this one, but hey – I’ve been busy fighting cavities on Marinus (teeth are much more sinister than Voords) with the rest of the Kasterborous staff, so cut me a little slack! If you’re already missing last month’s Yuletide cheer, why not have a read through the ‘All I…

Doctor Who Eggheads Special

Popular BBC 2 quiz show Eggheads will play host to a special Doctor Who themed episode this December. If you haven’t seen the show, the format is this: champions from other quiz shows form a regular, daily team and face off in a series of rounds with various challengers. Should the challengers beat the Eggheads,…

The Mutants

Coming to DVD on 31st January 2011 is The Mutants, a six-part adventure starring Jon Pertwee and Katy Manning originally originally broadcast in April and May 1972. Co-starring George Pravda (Deadly Assassin) as Jaeger and notable for an appearance by Geoffrey Palmer (The Silurians, Voyage of the Damned) as the Administrator, the adventure sees the…

A True Gentleman

Sussex writer Jamie Hailstone was one of the lucky writers to have their Doctor Who short story published in the current Short Trips audio book from Big Finish. The former journalist is a lifelong fan of the series and was understandably thrilled to learn that his story had been accepted. A True Gentleman is a…

Big Finish’s Drama Showcase

Big Finish is proud to announce Drama Showcase, a new line of plays made for audio which stars a variety of former Doctor Who stars and guests. The season is also available on subscription, with pre-ordered subscription CD copies signed by the main star. Says producer David Richardson: “I’m so excited by these plays. They…

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