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“Lost” William Hartnell Desert Island Discs found

The episode of the long running radio series Desert Island Discs, in which Roy Plomley interviewed the first Doctor, William Hartnell, has been located – at least in part. Lucky listeners to the BBC’s iPlayer service were treated to the 16 minutes of the recording from August 23, 1965, earlier today (January 29) until the … Continue reading

Win Last Christmas on Blu-ray

Peter Capaldi’s first full Christmas special as the Doctor has received a great deal of acclaim, not least from us here at Sci-Fi Bulletin in our spoiler-free review, and our Blu-ray review. Now you can have a chance to win one of three copies of the Blu-ray which includes a commentary from the director Paul Wilmshurst and producer … Continue reading

RIP Barrie Ingham

Barrie Ingham, who starred in Doctor Who and the Daleks, has died aged 83. Ingham had a long career as a stage and screen actor, working with the RSC and appearing on Broadway. He was one of the lead Thals, Alydon, in the 1965 adaptation of the first Dalek serial, and around the same time, … Continue reading

Who Beyond 50: a new book from Sci-Fi Bulletin’s editors

We don’t often push our own material here on Sci-Fi Bulletin, but this is a bit of an exception: Who Beyond 50, a series of essays by Brian J. Robb and Paul Simpson, is now available from Hasslein Books. The book is based in part on the Who @ 50 essays which appeared on here … Continue reading

Guest stars confirmed for Whithouse’s two-part Who story

With filming now underway on the ninth series of Doctor Who, the BBC has confirmed that Paul Kaye will be leading the guest cast for a two part story by Toby Whithouse. The episodes currently being filmed are being produced by Wizards vs Aliens’ Derek Ritchie and directed by Daniel O’Hara. Steven Moffat, lead writer and … Continue reading

Big Finish revive Sutekh!

The new series of the New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield will feature the return of one of classic Doctor Who’s most iconic villains, the Osiran Sutekh, first seen in one of the show’s best ever stories, Pyramids of Mars. Gabriel Woolf is recreating the role for the four-CD set, released in June, produced by James … Continue reading

RIP director Fiona Cumming

Fiona Cumming, who helmed four of Peter Davison’s stories during his tenure as the Doctor, has died aged 77, according to a report posted by the Doctor Who Appreciation Society. Before taking the director’s chair, Cumming was an assistant floor manager on The Massacre and production assistant on two Troughton stories as well as The Mutants for Jon … Continue reading

RIP Bernard Kay

Prolific British character actor Bernard Kay has died, aged 86. Initially a reporter, Kay turned to acting after the Second World War, and appeared in many genre productions. He was seen alongside the first three Doctors, in The Dalek Invasion of Earth and The Crusade with William Hartnell, The Faceless Ones with Patrick Troughton, and … Continue reading

Matt Smith’s Lost River going straight to video in US

Lost River, the movie previously known as How to Catch a Monster, is not going to get a cinema release in the US, according to a report at Variety. The movie, written and directed by Ryan Gosling, was the reason Doctor Who star Matt Smith shaved his head before filming his farewell appearance as the Time … Continue reading

Jenna Coleman confirmed for Doctor Who Series 9

Following the events of the Doctor Who Christmas Special, broadcast worldwide on Christmas Day, Jenna Coleman will be back in the TARDIS for a further complete series of adventures alongside Peter Capaldi’s Doctor. The end of the episode revealed that the first story of the new series will be called The Magician’s Apprentice. Coleman said that “It’s … Continue reading

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