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CT Issue 429

The next edition of CT is about to head off to the printers. You can see a preview of the next edition by clicking here:

Episodes Discovered - But Nothing Missing

Well known fan and episode hunter Ian Levine has revealed that he and Keith Perron, a radio professional in Taiwan have uncovered ten episodes of Doctor Who that have been in storage there for a good number of years. However, none plug any gaps in the archive. Ironically, 'The Enemy of the World' part 6 was amongst the find.

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:

The Moonbase DVD SIGNED by Anneke Wills

20th January 2014 sees 'The Moonbase' released on DVD, with the missing episodes animated against the original soundtrack. DWAS is able to offer the Dvd signed by Polly herself, Anneke Wills and for members there is no extra charge. Please click 'Merchandise' above for more details and to order.

'The Tomorrow People' Returns

The original Thames TV series was initially conceived as a rival for Pertwee-era Doctor Who by ITV. In reality it never filled that role, but 'The Tomorrow People' follows Doctor Who in another way this coming week, in getting a modern re-boot. Produced in the US, and based on the 1970s Thames TV series, 'The Tomorrow People' arrives in the UK on E4 next Wednesday 8th January 2014 at 9pm.

'The Time of the Doctor' Consolidated Ratings

The consolidated ratings for 'The Time of the Doctor' on BBC1 in the UK, which include those who recorded the show to watch it in the seven days after broadcast, give the programme an excellent final figure of 11.1 million viewers. Another first class result for the Doctor.

Happy 2014

Best Wishes from everyone here for 2014 - here's to a new year and a new Doctor...

UK Overnight Ratings for 'The Time of the Doctor'

The initial UK overnight ratings for 'The Time of the Doctor' were good, with the programme finishing as (joint) number 2 for Christmas Day, beating the traditional BBC1 ratings machine 'EastEnders'. Doctor Who pulled in an audience of 8.3 million (30.7%) making it joint number 2 with Coronation Street.

The Time of the Doctor - DVD and Blu Ray Competition

We are just 24 hours away from 'The Time of the Doctor', and Matt Smith's departure. As always we would like to know what you thought of the episode. As a bit of an incentive, everyone who sends in their comments to us by 31st December 2013 will be entered into a free draw to win either a DVD or Blu Ray of the Christmas special.