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Christopher Barry RIP

Legendary Who Director Christopher Barry has died at the age of 88.

His work spanned 16 years, 43 episodes and the first four Doctors. Apart from bringing us four episodes of The Daleks, Chris was also entrusted with two of the first three regeneration stories, Power of the Daleks and Robot.

A true gentle man, Chris will be greatly missed.

Roger Lloyd-Pack

Sad news. Roger Lloyd-Pack has died, aged 69. Roger was best known to the public as Trigger in 'Only Fools and Horses', and Owen in 'The Vicar of Dibley'.

In the Whoniverse he, of course, played John Lumic, the head of Cybus Insutries in 2006's "Rise of the Cybermen" and "The Age of Steel".


Who's Changing: An Adventure In Time With Fans

January 27th will see the release of "Who's Changing: An Adventure In Time With Fans", a new documentary about the changing face of Doctor Who fandom.

The DVD features new and exclusive interviews with many stars from the programme's past and present.

Further details can be found at the website:

50th Anniversary Poll - full results and some analysis

Following on from the announcements of our 50th Anniversary Poll results, I thought it might be interesting to look at them in a little more detail. So here are the top ten, rather than top five, in each category, followed by a little bit of analysis of, and comparisons with, the outcome of our last survey – The Great Gap Year Poll – which took place in 2009.

50th Anniversary Poll - Favourite Doctor

The sixth and final category is, perhaps, the biggest of them all. Just who is your Favourite Doctor? Well, here are the top five.

1. Tom Baker 26.6%
2. David Tennant 13.6%
3. Patrick Troughton 13.2%
4. Matt Smith 12.2%
5. Jon Pertwee 10.4%

Thanks to everyone who voted in the Poll and enjoy the next few days!

50th Anniversary Poll - Favourite Story

Votes were cast for no less than 144 stories, but ultimately here is your all-time top five.

1. The Talons of Weng-Chiang 7.2%
2. The Caves of Androzani 6.6%
3. Genesis of the Daleks 5.2%
4. City of Death 4.7%
5. Blink 4.3%

50th Anniversary Poll - Favourite Companion

Day Four of our 50th Anniversary Poll Results!

1. Sarah Jane Smith 24.9%
2. Donna Noble 10.5%
3. Ace 7.0%
4. Jamie McCrimmon 6.5%
5. Leela 5.5%

50th Anniversary Poll - Favourite Monster

The third category reveals your favourite monsters!

1. Daleks 25.6%
2. Cybermen 19.5%
3. Weeping Angels 10.8%
4. Zygons 6.0%
5. Ice Warriors 4.6%

50th Anniversary Poll - Favourite Writer

The second of the six categories that were voted on during the Summer has produced the largest percentage vote in the entire poll.

1st Robert Holmes 32.0%
2nd Steven Moffat 17.7%
3rd Russell T. Davies 10.9%
4th Terrance Dicks 8.2%
5th Douglas Adams 4.6%

50th Anniversary Poll - Favourite Director

The first of the six categories that were voted on during the Summer has produced the following results:

1st Graeme Harper 25.7%
2nd Douglas Camfield 19.8%
3rd David Maloney 11.2%
4th Euros Lynn 6.0%
5th Toby Haynes 3.3%