Stephen Fry's TARDIS -vs- Sylveters McCoy's Doctor in an audio adventure outake.
...with a look at "The Android Invasion," a four part Tom Baker DOCTOR WHO adventure which aired November 22 - December 13, 1975. This week also brings us the second of three new SHERLOCK telefilms - specifically the Mark Gatiss scripted "Hounds of Baskerville."
THIS WEEK ON SHERLOCK: "THE HOUNDS OF BASKERVILLE"!!
This BBC tease descries the tale thusly:
Directed by Paul McGuigan, who also helmed last week's utterly sublime SHERLOCK offering, "Hounds" transmits at 8:30 PM this Sunday on BBC One. It has a lot to live up to, following "Scandal" and all, but early word is "Hounds" holds its own rather well. Fingers crossed...
While we wait, you can find clips of fourth Doctor Tom Baker's appeareance in a previous "Hounds" adaptaion HERE.
"THE ANDROID INVASION" (Story #83)
"The Village That Came To Life"
Nicholas Briggs, current Dalek voicer, hosts .
-- Barry Letts (director of this episode)...
-- Philip Hinchcliffe (Producer)...
-- Disccuses this episode's unceremonious and official exit of companion Harry Sullivan (Ian Marter) and UNIT's Benton (John Levine)...
-- Hinchliffe discusses the selection of former DW producer Barry Letts as director of this story...
-- Martin Friend (who played a Styggron in this story)
-- Milton Johns (who played astronaut Guy Crayford)
-- Discusses Tom Baker falling I'll after swallowing "an unhealthy amount" of pond water while filming a stunt
-- Discussion of locations appearing in the episode...
-- A visit to a local pub introduces us to townsfolk who were around when the episode filmed there...
-- Discusses Hinchcliffe's misgivings regarding Kraal design (pic?)
-- Discusses the fateful decision to ignore a glaring story error because the production didn't have the time to shoot the required sequence to smooth out that plot point. They thought no one would notice - many did. The moment in question pertains to the re-appearance of an android we'd previously seen deactivated, with no explanation. There was apparently a sequence planned which explained this plot movement, but the production ran out of time and couldn't shoot it.
-- Discusses misgivings about a flimsy plot gag involving a character discovering his eyepatched eye is actually "good" and useable...
"Life After WHO: Philip Hinchcliffe"
Producer Philip Hinchcliffe's daughter Celina...
...discusses her father's post extensive post WHO career with clips from his shows and discussion with Philip. Includes insight about and/or clips from SHOESTRING, TARGET, PRIVATE SHULZ ("I'm surrounded by incompetence and copulation!"), NANCY ASTOR (bery early Pierce Brosnan), STRANGERS AND BROTHERS (Anthony Hopkins), KNOCKBACK, BUST, THE CHARMER, VIRTUOSO (Alfred Molina), THE GRAVY TRAIN, FRIDAY ON MY MIND (Christopher Eccleston), and AN AWFULLY BIG ADVENTURE (the Mike Newell directedn feature film starrting Alan Rickman, High Grant, and Peter Firth). Hinchcliiffe comes across as a very cool badass in this interview.
"Weetabix" advertisement starring a Dalek
Promo for upcoming DVD release of "The Sensorites"
PDF of Weetabix promos from 1975 & 1977 and Radio Times Listings
DOCTOR WHO "Invasion of the Dinosaurs" (Pertwee, Story #71)
SHERLOCK "The Reichenbach Fall" (Story #6)
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"The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe" (2011 Christmas Special)
[RETRO-WHO DOCBACKS - MOST RECENT DOCBACK IS HIGHLIGHTED]
"An Unearthly Child" (Story #1)
"The Daleks" (Story #2)
"The Edge of Destruction" (Story #3)
"Marco Polo" (Story #4)
"The Keys of Marinus" (Story #5)
"The Aztecs" (Story #6)
"The Sensorites" (Story #7)
"The Reign of Terror" (Story #8)
"Planet of Giants" (Story #9)
"The Dalek Invasion of Earth" (Story #10)
"The Rescue" (Story #11)
"The Romans" (Story #12)
"The Gunfighters" (Story #25)
"The Colony in Space" (Story #58)
"Day of the Daleks" (Story #60) + Preview of the DotD Special Edition
"The Talons of Weng-Chiang" (Story #91)
"The Sun Makers" (Story #95)
"The Awakening" (Story #131)
"Frontios" (Story #132)
"Time and the Rani" (Story #144)
"Paradise Towers" (Story #145) + New WHOvian Documentary / Newsbits
Merrick's Personal Journey With The Doctor (How Merrick Got Hooked On DOCTOR WHO)
"The Crash of the Elysium" (Manchester version - interactive DOCTOR WHO adventure)
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