Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Kill The Moon cast list

The BBC have released the cast list for Doctor Who: Series 8, Ep 7 - Kill The Moon, check it out below. For more news, clips and pics from the episode - click HERE. Joining Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are:

Danny Pink - Samuel Anderson
Courtney Woods - Ellis George
Lundvik - Hermione Norris
Duke - Tony Osoba (pictured, left)
Henry - Phil Nice
McKean Christopher Dane

Fact fans will note that Tony Osoba starred in the Doctor Who stories Dragonfire (as Kracauer) and Destiny of the Daleks (Lan) whilst Phil Nice appeared in Torchwood: Miracle Day. 

Kill The Moon airs on BBC One, Oct 4. Visit the episode guide to Doctor Who Series 8 HERE.


The Caretaker promo pics

The BBC have released new promotional pictures for the next Doctor Who episode, The Caretaker - click on the images included here for bigger versions. Featured in the pictures alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are: Samuel Anderson (Danny Pink), Ellis George (Courtney Woods) and Edward Harrison (Adrian). For more news, pics and clips from the story, click HERE.

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Caretaker TV trailer

In the player above you can watch the new TV trailer for the next Doctor Who episode, The Caretaker. For more news, pics and clips from the story, click HERE.

Ghost Light vinyl release

Mark Ayres’ dark and mysterious synth score to Ghost Light, Marc Platt’s 3-part TV series with Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor, will be released on 180g DLP vinyl for the first time. Pre-order HERE.

Composer Ayres says, “This newly-remastered release presents the score in story order and is compiled from new transfers of the original analogue stereo master tapes. Consecutive cues have been combined into longer tracks.  It is a particular delight to hear this music on vinyl.  It was some of the last work I mixed to analogue 1/4” tape before digital took over, and suits the medium well. It also allows me to dedicate a side to each episode, keeping the cliff-hangers and reprises intact…plus the original demo version of Episode 1 on side 4.”

Doctor Who: Ghost Light will be released on Oct 13, on DOUBLE LP/180g HEAVY VINYL/GATEFOLD SLEEVE.

Seasons of War charity book

Find below the details and artwork for a new Doctor Who charity anthology book featuring The War Doctor, as played by John Hurt.

Seasons of War is a fiction anthology written, entirely for charity, by a whole host of talented writers from all over the world all coming together to tell tales from the very, very long life of that most fascinating and unknown of Doctors,The War Doctor.

The Unofficial Doctor Who Charity Anthology Seasons Of War is compiled and edited by Declan May with associate editor Warren Frey, creative editor Simon A.Brett and design editor Nicholas Hollands and will be available in early December 2014.

All of the people who have contributed to this book have done so for free, with the sole intention of raising money for the charity www.caudwellchildren.com 

On a personal note, the book is dedicated to the memory of PAUL SPRAGG (from Big Finish) who passed away in 2014 and, with whom, the initial idea of the Anthology was discussed and it was dear Paul who was so very helpful in providing for me contacts, names, numbers and email addresses of those who might like to help out. The short story Anthlogy features contributions from:


Seasons Of War is a collection of short stories detailing the adventures of The War Doctor as depicted by John Hurt. The anthology will be available in ebook, paperback and in a special Deluxe edition, with all proceeds going to Caudwell children - www.caudwellchildren.com - a charity which offers Family Support Services for families with children with learning difficulties such as autism, epilepsy and many, many others.

Caudwell helps in the home or in the hospital providing practical and emotional support at times of crisis. They provide mobility and sensory equipment for disabled children to enable them to live fulfilled and happy lives including proton therapy for childhood cancers as well as therapy’s to help children, with various conditions, to walk again.

Every penny from the Anthology will go to Caudwell through a JustGiving page, and... is entirely for free, just as long as one donates to the charity. For those wishing to pre-order now, all you need to do is to donate at the JustGiving page -  (https://www.justgiving.com/Declan-May1 - donate as much or as little as you like, and, in the comment box, please leave your name and email address. Or, should you prefer not to, contact me – citing your donation – at this email address declanmay@declanmay.com. You will, one week before the release of Seasons Of War receive a personalised link to your email account enabling you to download the PDF/Ebook version of the Anthology.

For both the paperback and Deluxe editions of Seasons Of War, a link to purchase will be posted the JustGiving page on the week of release: https://www.justgiving.com/Declan-May1

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Keeley Hawes to attend Who convention

Actress Keeley Hawes, who starred in tonight's Doctor Who episode Time Heist, will be appearing at a Doctor Who convention next month in London. Full details HERE. 

The Time of Angels runs from Oct 10-12 at the Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow. For more info and to buy tickets, visit The Time of Angels website HERE. 

Other guests include:

Arthur Darvill (Rory Pond)* |  Neve McIntosh (Madame Vastra)
Dan Starkey (Strax) | Catrin Stewart (Jenny)*
Jemma Redgrave (Kate Stewart) | Peter Ferdinando (Deep Breath)
Calvin Dean (Nightmare In Silver) | Barnaby Edwards (Dalek operator)
And more guests TBA!


* Sunday Oct 12 only

The Caretaker - Next Time trailer

In the player above you can watch the Next Time trailer for the Doctor Who episode, The Caretaker. For more news, pics and clips from the story, click HERE.

Time Heist - Doctor Who Extra

The latest episode of Doctor Who Extra is available - watch it in the player above. For more clips, pics and info from Time Heist, click HERE.

Time Heist audio commentary


Included for your listening pleasure is the Blogtor Who audio commentary for Doctor Who Series 8, Episode 5, Time Heist. Recorded by Cameron K McEwan and Alex Romeo, the commentary can be enjoyed whilst watching the story - though, that's not essential. You can download the audio commentary directly HERE, subscribe on iTunes HERE or use the player below. And it's FREE!

Time Heist - What Did YOU Think?

The fifth episode of Doctor Who Series 8, Time Heist, has aired, but what did you think? Please leave your comments in the section below and, obviously, if you haven't seen it best not to read. Check out the What Did You Think? for Listen HERE.