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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.

Strangeness in Space

We’re very much looking forward to the launch of Strangeness in Space, a new comedy audio drama, this Saturday.

Written by, and starring, Saturday morning telly legends Trev & Simon, alongside the ever lovely Sophie Aldred the first episode, Featherheads, goes live at 9.30am on August 1st and will be available for free download via itunes as well at the SIS website.

Name that bus "John Nathan Turner"!

Brighton and Hove Bus & Coach Company are naming 9 of their local buses from a shortlist of people associated with the town, and JNT is one of the nominees.

It's a public vote that closes tomorrow at Noon, so why not show your support for the late former Doctor Who producer!

The online poll can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BFDLNHZ

"Blink" tops Radio Times Nu Who poll.

As we approach 10 years of Nu Who, Radio Times readers have voted "Blink" as the story of the modern era.

The top ten in full:

1. BLINK (2007)
2. VINCENT & THE DOCTOR (2010)
3. THE STOLEN EARTH / JOURNEY'S END (2008)
4. THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR (2013)
5. THE EMPTY CHILD / THE DOCTOR DANCES (2005)
6. ARMY OF GHOSTS / DOOMSDAY (2006)

The Horror Channel on Freeview

Good news. The Horror Channel will soon be available on Freeview, meaning free to air Classic Who across the UK.

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2015-03-09/the-horror-channel-is-moving-t...

The return of Missy

The BBC have announced that Michelle Gomez is returning as Missy in the Series 9 two-part opener.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02kbm8s