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Elisabeth Sladen

As you may have heard, Elisabeth Sladen has tragically died. This will come as a shock to many fans of both classic and new Doctor Who. We had hoped to have Elisabeth as a guest at a forthcoming event, but sadly this is not to be.

You can read more about Elisabeth's career here:

CT 396

CT issue 396 is at the printers. A preview is available in the "Celestial Toyroom' section.

Of particular note this issue is our Donald Tosh interview, conducted by Alan Stevens, which is probably the most in-depth interview about Doctor Who season 3 in many years.

Time 5 **UPDATED**

The next event from the Doctor Who Appreciation Society is 'Time 5' on 29th October 2011. We have now opened postal and online bookings - you can find our more at the event site, along with details of our first two confirmed guests


Planet of the Spiders DVD

On April 19th Planet of the Spiders is released on DVD, joining a big list of Doctor Who titles. We have arranged for DWAS members to be able to buy a copy signed by Mike Yates (Richard Franklin). There are also some other new DWAS-related items available. Please see the 'Merchandise' section (menu bar above)

CT 395

The next issue of CT should be with all UK based members by the end of this week, and overseas members shortly afterwards. You can see a preview at

**UPDATE - CT 395 went into the post on 25th March**

Celestial Toyroom 395

The next edition of Celestial Toyroom, from your favourite Doctor Who fan club has now been finished and is about to go to the printers. The magazine is Tony Jordan's last as editor as has 'My Favourite Story' as it's theme. The magazine also features two pieces about Nicholas Courtney.

There is a preview at

The Doctor Who Experience at Olympia

The Doctor Who Experience at Olympia in London, was opened by Matt Smith and friends on 20th February 2011 to an invited audience and to the rest of us as of 21st. The exhibition organised in house by BBC Worldwide, is an interactive experience and well worth a visit according to those there at the opening. For more information please visit

Here you can see some photographs of some of the exhibits.
(Click images to enlarge)


You'll see we have a bit of an 'end of financial year' sale in the 'Merchandise' section - there are some reduced price Doctor Who related item in there, many signed, and many at very low stock levels. Click on the 'Merchandise' tab to see what we have.

CT Issue 394

The next issue is on it's way, and should be with members later next week. A preview of this edition is at

Time 5

As if the toybox and the new archive were not enough, we are also starting to make plans for our next one day Doctor Who event. 'Time 5' will take place on Saturday 29th October 2011 at our usual venue - Riverside Studios.