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Tom MacRae writes sci-fi short film

Renowned television writer Tom MacRae, known for Doctor Who episodes such as ‘The Age of Steel’ and ‘Rise of the Cybermen’ has written a short film named ‘Time Tramp’. Directed by George Watson and produced by Tom Webb, the production is asking the general public for help to raise the funds needed for it to be made at the end of March.

Hon Prez to star in short film about discovery of Richard III

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".

RIP.

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: http://www.whoschanging.co.uk/

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%