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Diminishing Returns?

The average BARB viewing figures for Series 9 were 6.03 million. This is down a hefty 17% from Series 8 which garnered 7.26 million.

For two performances only - Hector

David Gooderson's play "Hector" is coming to the Ambassadors Theatre in London, on Wednesday 9th December for two performances only at 2.30 and 7.30pm. The play tells the true story of crofter's son Sir Hector MacDonald, a Scottish legend and fallen hero.

David is, of course, best known to Who fans as Davros from the 1979 Tom Baker story "Destiny of the Daleks".

Downtime on DVD

The 1995 spin-off "Downtime" will be released on DVD for the first time next Monday, 16th November.

Doctor Who and the Communist

Michael Herbert will be giving a talk on "Doctor Who and the Communist: the writing career and politics of Malcolm Hulke" on Wednesday 11 November 2015, starting at 2pm. The venue is the Working Class Movement Library, 51 Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX.

The Underwater Menace DVD

Further details about the forthcoming DVD release of the Underwater Menace are now available.

Episodes 1 & 4 will be represented by telesnaps and restored audio. There will also be the following extras:

Top of the Class?

The BBC have announced a new 8 x 45 minute Doctor Who Spin off from the Young Adult author Patrick Ness (Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls). Class is a Young Adult series set in contemporary London.

Goodbye Clara

Jenna Coleman has confirmed that she is leaving the programme at some stage this season.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-34288721

New Series Prologue

The BBC have released a short prologue to The Magician's Apprentice, which is scheduled for broadcast on Saturday 19th September at 7.40pm.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0326qkd

Doctorate for the Hon Prez!

We're delighted to announce that our esteemed Hon Prez is to receive an Honorary Doctorate from Bucks New University.

The citation states that it is in reconition of "his international standing, local profile and links to the University's course portfolio."

Warmest congratulations Colin.

At last - The Underwater Menace!

The Underwater Menace DVD has been confirmed for release on October 26th. More details in due course.