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Launching on Good Friday 2014 (18 April) with the very first story An Unearthly Child the Horror Channel will start transmitting a special season of classic Doctor Who stories from the era of the first seven Doctors.


Other adventures to be shown include The Mind Robber, Terror of the Autons, The Brain of Morbius, The Caves of Androzani, Attack of the Cybermen and Remembrance of the Daleks.

To accompany the season the Horror Channel has released a brilliant animated trailer complete with narration from Tom Baker, the Fourth Doctor himself.


This is brilliant. 2013’s 50th Anniversary Doctor Who adventure The Day of the Doctor reimagined to a Fifth Anniversary adventure from 1968 entitled The Day of Doctor Who.

The Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton) joins forces with the First Doctor (William Hartnell) and the mysterious War Doctor (Peter Cushing, Dr Who in the films Dr Who and the Daleks and Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.) as they battle the Daleks and the Chameleons (from The Faceless Ones). Written by Terrance Dicks and directed by Douglas Camfield, the adventure also features Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Frazer Hines as Jamie and Carole Ann Ford as Susan.

Imagine if the First Doctor had wooed Elizabeth I, the Second Doctor and the Brigadier had teamed up against the Chameleons, and the War Doctor had looked like the not-quite-Doctor from the big screen Dalek adventures.

The Day of Doctor Who is an imaginative slice of Doctor Who “what-if” from Colin Brockhurst. Visit his website to get posters, Radio Times article, telesnaps, and other paraphernalia from this parallel universe episode of Doctor Who.

The Day of Doctor Who

Well Steven Moffat. We loyal and trusting Doctor Who fans patiently saved the day. We spread the much publicised hashtag #SaveTheDay across social media, and throughout space and time. We were delighted when Doctor Who took over television as promised in the run up to the anniversary itself. And what did we get on 23 November 2013 as a reward for our patience, anticipation and adulation? The Day of the Doctor. The special adventure to celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who. One of the worst episodes ever.

I’ve been running all my lives… through time and space. Every second of every minute of every day for over nine hundred years. I fought for peace in a universe at war. Now the time has come to face the choices I made in the name of the Doctor. Our future depends on one single moment of one impossible day. The day I’ve been running from all my life. The day of the Doctor.

The Day of the Doctor - 12 incarnations

Earning a Guinness World Record for the world’s largest ever simulcast of a TV drama The Day of the Doctor was broadcast by the BBC simultaneously in 94 countries and six continents. It was also shown in 3D in 1500 cinemas where fans dressed up and created huge levels of excitement akin to conventions. An unparalleled global event to celebrate 50 years of the Doctor’s seemingly eternal adventure in space and time.

Just one fundamental flaw with The Day of the Doctor

The Day of the Doctor is bad. The Day of the Doctor is really bad. The Day of the Doctor is really really really bad. It lurks in the depths of all-time hideous Doctor Who clunkers alongside Time-Flight, Timelash, Time and the Rani, and Love & Monsters. (more…)

A year long celebration of Doctor Who at BFI Southbank. Includes a special preview of Mark Gatiss’ new TV drama An Adventure in Time and Space and a newly colour restored screening of The Mind of Evil, starring Jon Pertwee. More info here.

BFI Doctor Who 50th anniversary

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The 11 Doctors, companions, and other characters re-imagined by The Muppets. Sam the Eagle as the First Doctor and Beaker as the Tenth Doctor are absolutely perfect.

Doctor Who - The Muppets

Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicle - one day saleJust invested in these audio plays…

Saturday October 22 is Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles Day, when – for one day only – the first season of the audio series will be available at massively discounted prices, only from

Each individual CD can be purchased from the website for £5.00, while the entire season of four stories is just £16.00.

The Companion Chronicles is an ongoing series of stories detailing adventures (usually) featuring the Doctor, as told by various former companions of his, with only one further voice actor taking part in the narration. They began in 2007 as a mini-series of four stories about adventures of the first four Doctors (none of whom appear in regular Big Finish audio plays, as William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee died before they began and Tom Baker had declined to participate at that time), but their popularity ensured that they returned for a second mini-series, and then in July 2008 they began being released monthly throughout the year.

“The Companion Chronicles has been a success story for us,” says executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery, “and this one-day sale should allow those who’ve never heard one to jump aboard and find out what the fuss is about. Sadly, due to contractual reasons, we’re only able to offer this first series on CD – there will be no downloads of the stories.”

Season One of the Companion Chronicles comprises the following adventures:

1.1 Frostfire
Written by Marc Platt
Performed by Maureen O’Brien as Vicki, with Keith Drinkel
Vicki has a tale to tell. But where does it start and when does it end?

1.2 Fear of the Daleks
Written by Patrick Chapman
Performed by Wendy Padbury as Zoe, with Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks
Why has Zoe Heriot been having nightmares about the Daleks? And who is the Doctor, a mysterious man from her past?

1.3 The Blue Tooth
Written by Nigel Fairs
Performed by Caroline John as Liz Shaw, with Nicholas Briggs as the Cybermen
When Liz Shaw’s friend goes missing, she discovers a potential alien invasion that will have far-reaching effects on her life…

1.4 The Beautiful People
Written by Jonathan Morris
Performed by Lalla Ward as Romana, with Marcia Ashton as Carna
The Fourth Doctor and Romana discover that all is not well at the Vita Novus Health Spa.

In my life I have many objects of love, affection and interest and high on the list are “Doctor Who” and cats (others include books, Apple technology, wife). Now artist Jenny Parks has rendered the 11 incarnations of the Doctor using feline countenances. They are beautiful pictures. Check out more of her work here:

Doctor Who Cat - The First Doctor

1st Doctor: William Hartnell – 1963-1966

Doctor Who Cat - The Second Doctor

2nd Doctor: Patrick Troughton – 1966-1969

Doctor Who Cat - The Third Doctor

3rd Doctor: Jon Pertwee – 1970-1974

Doctor Who Cat - The Fourth Doctor

4th Doctor: Tom Baker – 1974-1981

Doctor Who Cat - The Fifth Doctor

5th Doctor: Peter Davison – 1981-1984

Doctor Who Cat - The Sixth Doctor

6th Doctor: Colin Baker – 1984-1986

Doctor Who Cat - The Seventh Doctor

7th Doctor: Sylvester McCoy – 1987-1989

Doctor Who Cat - The Eighth Doctor

8th Doctor: Paul McGann – 1996

Doctor Who Cat - The Ninth Doctor

9th Doctor: Christopher Eccleston – 2005

Doctor Who Cat - The Tenth Doctor

10th Doctor: David Tennant – 2005-2010

Doctor Who Cat - The Eleventh Doctor

11th Doctor: Matt Smith – 2010-2013