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A Complete Adventure in one Programme

Probably as a result of the Rugby World Cup hitting the initial audience for Series 9, the BBC has announced that Sunday at 3.15pm will feature a double bill of 'The Magicians Apprentice' and 'The Witches Familiar'. Or as we used to say back in the 1970s, 'a complete adventure in one programme...'

The Magician's Apprentice Catch Up Numbers

Last Saturday's episode has already added 1.1 million UK viewers who used the online catch up service - that takes the initial overnight figure of 4.58 million to 5.68 million. More viewers are likely to be added in the next few days.

Our New Celestial Toyroom Editor

I am pleased to announce that the new editor of CT will be John Davies. Readers will know John's work from recent editions of the magazine and also from his wider contributions to the SF genre. Of particular note is the recent book 'Blakes Heaven' which John edited. (And which is still available from Amazon - )

Back to the 80s - Next Guest

We are pleased to confirm our next guest for 'Back to the 80s'. From an early VHS video release of a 1960s story - Louise Pajo who was 'Miss Kelly' in Seeds of Death, will be joining us..

Latest Trailer

The BBC has released a new, fairly spoiler free trailer for series 9..

Back to the 80s - Next Guest

We are very pleased to announce that Mark Strickson will be attending 'Back to the 80s'.

For more details:

Series 9 Trailer

The first full trailer containing material from the next series has been shown in the UK on BBC1 and is now available to view online. To see it at the BBC website click here:

'Back to the 80s' Guests ***Update***

Alongside Philip Martin and Andrew Smith we are pleased to be welcoming Colin Baker. Click the link above for more details.

CT 445

The next CT is at the printers. A preview is available by clicking the 'Celestial Toyroom' link.

Back to the 80s Date Change

Following discussions with our venue, we have decided to put the event back two weeks to 24th October 2015. This is due to a number of factors but the main one being that there are few hotel rooms available in Manchester on the original date of 10th owing to the Rugby World Cup match being played in Manchester the same day.

This will be our only one day event in 2015 - so get your tickets!