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Geoffrey Hughes

Geoffrey Hughes, probably best known as Eddie Yates in Coronation Street and Onslow in Keeping Up Appearances has died from cancer aged just 66. he is best known to Doctor Who fans as 'Mr Popplewick' the Dickensian clerk in charge of The Fantasy Factory in Trial of a Time Lord back in 1986.

The BBC News Report is here:

London 2012 **Updated**

I'm pretty sure I heard the TARDIS at one point last night..?

Update: And indeed we all did:

Mary Tamm

DWAS understands that Mary Tamm, better known to us all as 'Romana' has died from cancer, aged just 62. THis follows from the sad news of Caroline John's death in June and ex-costume designer Colin Lavers earlier this month.

The Daily Mirror web site reports the story here:

And the BBC here:

CT 408

The next CT is due to be coming through your door in the next few days

Diana Rigg and Rachel Stirling to Appear in Doctor Who

Diana Rigg, well know to us all from The Avengers, James Bond and so much more will appear in the new series in an episode alongside her real life daughter Rachel Stirling. More details here:

The Eleven Faces of Doctor Who

Following Tony Jordan's contribution, ( here is mine...

Four part stories only make it tricky don't they?


CT Issue 408

There is a preview of the next edition of Celestial Toyroom in the CT section of the website.

Caroline John Article at BBC Website

There is a nice article about Caroline John at the BBC website:

Caroline John Update

Following the sad news of the death of Carolline John, Dr Who Online has published some memories and tributes from the Who world at:

Matt Smith Takes Part in Olympic Flame Relay

Not quite causing the events of 'Fear Her' to come true (it is a different version of the Doctor after all), Matt Smith took part in the Olympic Flame relay today, in Cardiff. You can see more information and a short video at the BBC News website.