Doctor Who: The Doctor Who Grumpcast IX – Rough and Tumble

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Doctor Who: The Doctor Who Grumpcast IX – Rough and Tumble.

The Grumpcast is back for this jam-packed bumper edition! Tim, Simon and Richard have a butcher’s at sporting Who villains, an update on Phil Morris and missing episodes, a look at what PMF members were looking forward to in 2019, the latest on The Complete Collection Blu-rays and take an in-depth look at The Macra Terror animation.

But why Mike Gatting, Herb Alpert and grumpy Kate out of Line of Duty feature is not yet understood.

For those of you who get crabby about frippery, the missing episodes update is from 12 minutes and The Macra Terror is from the hour mark. For everyone else – enjoy!

Follow us @grumpcasters. Join the debate on Planet Mondas Forum and if you enjoy it it’s not like we want you to share it or anything. I mean we don’t get paid for doing this and we’re neglecting our families, jobs and pets to put this together, but you know, please yourselves. Actually… don’t share it. In fact don’t even listen. See if we care. (No we do. For God’s sake, please share it.)

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DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE 536

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ANIMATED MACRA TERROR, ONLY IN DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE 536!

This issue also includes:

  • Anneke Wills and Frazer Hines recall the making of the original Macra Terror
  • A lost Dalek story from 1966 – and the previously untold story of its celebrated writer
  • A tribute to 1960s Doctor Who producer Innes Lloyd
  • An interview with Mark Troughton about his famous father
  • Writer Stephen Gallagher tells DWM about his new take on the 1981 story Warriors’ Gate
  • The second part of an exclusive interview with Season 18’s script editor Christopher H Bidmead
  • How did the Doctor become such a rebel? DWM investigates how the series changed during the 1960s…
  • Part Two of Herald of Madness, a new comic strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends
  • Cosplayers recreate the Fourth Doctor’s Season 18 style
  • The Fact of Fiction delves into the 2007 story Gridlock
  • Our verdict on Tom Baker’s Doctor Who novel Scratchman and the Season 18 Blu-ray box set
  • The Blogs of Doom, audio reviews, previews, news, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!!

DWM 536 is on sale from 7 March, priced £5.99.

With thanks to those kind folks at DWM

 

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THE ESSENTIAL DOCTOR WHO: RELATIVE DIMENSIONS

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Doctor Who’s creators envisaged a series that would go forwards, backwards and sideways in time. The Doctor’s trips to parallel universes and alternative dimensions have provided the show with some of its best-loved adventures – from its black-and-white beginnings to the latest episodes, starring Jodie Whittaker.

Uncover the background to these memorable journeys and explore the greatest stories beyond the television series in this lavish publication, which is packed full of exclusive features and rare images.

RRP: £9.99

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DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE 535

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RESOLUTION’S DIRECTOR WAYNE YIP TELLS DWM HOW HE BROUGHT THE 2019 NEW YEAR’S DAY DALEK STORY TO LIFE!

Doctor Who Magazine 535 also includes:

  • An exclusive preview of the Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 18 Blu-ray box set – and a look behind the making-of Logopolis‘ digital makeover
  • An exclusive interview with Season 18’s script editor Christopher H Bidmead
  • DWM investigates the story of the 1960s Doctor Who audio recordings which were discovered in a skip at the end of 2018
  • A visit to one of the Doctor Who escape rooms which are opening across the UK
  • An interview with Feifei Ruan, the artist commissioned to create Chinese-inspired Doctor Who artwork for Shanghai Comic Con
  • Part One of Herald of Madness, a brand-new comic strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends
  • The Time Team watches 2006’s Love & Monsters and explores what it means to be a Doctor Who fan
  • The Fact of Fiction delves into the 1980 Fourth Doctor story Full Circle
  • An in-depth look at how Resolution performed in the ratings
  • The Blogs of Doom, reviews, previews, news, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!!

With thanks to those kind folks at DWM

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DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE 534

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TOM BAKER SPEAKS TO DWM AHEAD OF THE PUBLICATION OF HIS FIRST DOCTOR WHO NOVEL!

Doctor Who Magazine 534 also includes:

  • Tom Baker answers questions from our TARDIS tin
  • An interview with Doctor Who author James Goss, who helped Tom write Scratchman
  • Actor Shaun Dooley (who played Epzo in 2018 episode The Ghost Monument) reveals his photographic contribution to Series 11
  • A look at BBC Audio’s resurrection of the 1970s Dalek Annuals
  • Part Four of The Warmonger, a brand-new comic strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends
  • The Time Team watches three episodes – from 2007, 1966 and 1987 – which introduce new companions
  • Cosplayer Jamie Lenman shows his appreciation for the Sixth Doctor’s coat
  • The Fact of Fiction delves into the 2011 Eleventh Doctor story The God Complex
  • DWM‘s reviews of Series 11 episodes It Takes You Away, The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos and the New Year’s Day Special Resolution
  • An overview of Series 11’s ratings
  • Answers to the DWM Christmas Quiz
  • The Blogs of Doom, reviews, news, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!
  • DWM 534 is on sale from 10 January, priced £5.99.

    With thanks to those kind folks at DWM

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    DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE SPECIAL: THE 2019 YEARBOOK

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    Jodie Whittaker’s debut as the Doctor was one of the television events of 2018 and a landmark in Doctor Who’s long history.

    The latest Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition explores the making of Series 11 in unprecedented detail. Highlights among the exclusive interviews include:

    Percelle Ascott (The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos)

    Jonny Dixon (The Woman Who Fell to Earth)

    Shobna Gulati (Arachnids in the UK, Demons of the Punjab)

    Julie Hesmondhalgh (Kerblam!)

    Ed Hime (writer, It Takes You Away)

    Phyllis Logan (The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos)

    Susan Lynch (The Ghost Monument)

    Pete McTighe (writer, Kerblam!)

    Vinette Robinson (Rosa)

    Ellie Wallwork (It Takes You Away)

    Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor)

    Joy Wilkinson (writer, The Witchfinders)

    Editor Marcus Hearn says: “We’ve packed an incredible amount into the latest Yearbook. It was always our intention to create the ultimate guide to Series 11, and this issue includes much of the material that we’ve been gathering with the cast and writers since the beginning of 2018.”

    The Doctor Who Magazine Yearbook 2019 is on sale from 3 January at WH Smith and all good newsagents, price £5.99.

    With thanks to those kind folks at DWM

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    DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE 533

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    EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW OF THE NEW YEAR’S DAY DOCTOR WHO SPECIAL IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE!

    The Special – Resolution – is written by Chris Chibnall. Chris says: “There’s no better way to start a new year than with Doctor Who. And knowing that it would play on New Year’s Day gave me the opportunity to write the New Year setting into the story.

    “You want it to feel like a treat: a big, thrilling, explosive, moving, cheeky, surprising treat. Basically, you want the Special to be epic. And I promise, it’s going to be epic.”

    Also in this issue…

    RATINGS

    An in-depth look at Series 11’s ratings.

    SHARON D CLARKE

    An exclusive interview with Sharon, who played Grace O’Brien in the 2018 series.

    OUT OF THE TARDIS

    Frazer Hines answers questions from our TARDIS tin.

    DERRICK SHERWIN

    DWM pays tribute to the Doctor Who script editor and producer who oversaw the series’ transition from black and white into colour.

    CYBER CONTROLLER

    Highlights from a previously unpublished interview with Derrick Sherwin in 2014.

    THE WARMONGER

    Part Three of a brand-new comic strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends.

    THE TIME TEAM

    The Time Team watches Doctor Who’s very first Christmas Day episode, 1965’s The Feast of Steven.

    2018 SEASON SURVEY

    Share your views on the latest series of Doctor Who.

    THE FACT OF FICTION

    Delving into 1981’s spin-off series K9 and Company, starring Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith.

    CHRISTMAS QUIZ

    Put your Doctor Who knowledge to the test with the DWM Christmas Quiz.

    EPISODE REVIEWS

    Our verdict on Series 11 episodes Demons of the Punjab, Kerblam! and The Witchfinders.

    PLUS…

    A FREE double-sided poster, The Blogs of Doom, reviews, news, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!

    ***

    Doctor Who Magazine 533 is on sale 13 December, priced £5.99.

    With thanks to those kind folks at DWM

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    DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE 532

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    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MANDIP GILL IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE!

    Mandip tells DWM about the risk she took to win the part of Yasmin Khan in the new series: “I turned down other jobs because I really wanted this. It was the biggest gamble. The hardest part about the audition process was that there was a six-week gap between the first audition and the second. I knew it was going to be a long wait but in that time you just don’t know whether or not it’s not going to go your way. A lot of opportunities came up while I was waiting but my heart was set on Doctor Who.”

    Also in this issue…

    RATINGS

    An in-depth look at Series 11’s ratings.

    PREVIEWS

    Looking ahead to the final four episodes, beginning with Kerblam!.

    MADAME TUSSAUDS

    DWM attends the unveiling of the waxwork Jodie Whittaker at Madame Tussauds in Blackpool.

    TARDIS EVOLUTION

    The second part in a series of features looking at the evolution of the TARDIS.

    TEAM TARDIS COSPLAY

    Doctor Who’s costume designer Ray Holman provides tips on how to cosplay members of Team TARDIS.

    OUT OF THE TARDIS

    Bernard Cribbins answers questions from our TARDIS tin.

    WHO’S CREW

    Key members of Doctor Who’s current production team describe their roles.

    THE WARMONGER

    Part Two of a brand-new comic strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends.

    THE TIME TEAM

    The Time Team watches the Thirteenth Doctor’s first episodes.

    DAVID SOLOMONS

    An interview with the author of the recently published Doctor Who novel The Secret in Vault 13.

    EPISODE REVIEWS

    Our verdict on Series 11 episodes Rosa, Arachnids in the UK and The Tsuranga Conundrum.

    BLU-RAY PREVIEW

    A look at Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 19.

    PLUS…

    The Blogs of Doom, reviews, news, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!

    With thanks to those kind folks at DWM

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    DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE 531

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    BRADLEY WALSH EXCLUSIVE IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE!

    Bradley tells DWM: “My early recollections are the black-and-white days of William Hartnell and Pat Troughton… It’s mind-blowing that I’m a part of it all these years later.”

    Also in this issue…

    PREVIEWS

    Exclusive previews of the next four episodes: Rosa, Arachnids in the UK, The Tsuranga Conundrum and Demons of the Punjab.

    MICHAEL PICKWOAD

    A tribute to the production designer who worked on Doctor Who from 2010 to 2017.

    50 YEARS OF UNIT

    Exploring the origins of UNIT, which made its debut in Doctor Who 50 years ago.

    MILITARY MANOEUVRES

    DWM investigates the role UNIT plays in Doctor Who.

    JOHN LEVENE

    We join UNIT’s Sergeant Benton on a very special day out.

    WHO’S CREW

    Members of Series 11’s Script and Story Department describe their roles.

    WARMONGER

    The Thirteenth Doctor makes her DWM comic strip debut.

    JACQUELINE PEARCE

    A tribute to the actress who played Chessene in 1985’s The Two Doctors and more recently Cardinal Ollistra in Big Finish’s War Doctor audio adventures.

    THE TIME TEAM

    The Team listens to some Who-related chart hits.

    COSPLAY

    Tips from Thirteenth Doctor cosplayers.

    EPISODE REVIEWS

    Our verdict on the first two episodes of Series 11: The Woman Who Fell to Earth and The Ghost Monument.

    PLUS…

    The Blogs of Doom, reviews, news, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!

    ***

    Doctor Who Magazine 531 is on sale 18 October, priced £5.99.

    With thanks to those kind folks at DWM

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    Doctor Who: 13Cast Episode 6 – Battle-scarred

    Doctor Who: 13Cast Episode 6 – Battle-scarred.

    The Gremlins have got a tight grip on 13cast this week. Giles’ PC didn’t record the first half, Paul’s PC decided to reboot at random intervals and Simon’s microphone was a bit variable, so Richard may have sacked the lot of them. But despite this, we’ve got our review ready for The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos and our thoughts on the season as a whole.

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    Doctor Who: 13Cast Episode 5 – On Reflection

    Doctor Who: 13Cast Episode 5 – On Reflection.

    It’s Advent and the 13cast crew ponders the move of Doctor Who from Christmas to New Year. Then it’s review time for The Witchfinders and It Takes You Away, before a debate on the nature of Doctor Who and whether the last episode is an allegory for the latest series. Finally our Christmas lists.

    Note: Simon’s audio was badly affected by interference. We’ve done our best to edit round this, but there is distortion on his contributions and some have been lost.

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    Doctor Who: 13Cast Episode 4 – Bubble Trouble

    Doctor Who: 13Cast Episode 4 – Bubble Trouble.

    13cast wonders – just why is there a 10 minute colour animation of Wheel in Space for Missing Believed Wiped at 25? Then the crew returns to the task of reviewing Demons of the Punjab and Kerblam! with diversions into Puncast and Latincast. And the famous sweet Yorkshire staple of Rhubarb. Which may, or may not be connected to Kerblam!

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    Doctor Who: 13Cast Episode 3 – Anamorphic in the UK

    via Doctor Who: 13Cast Episode 3 – Anamorphic in the UK.

    After the 13cast crew perform their tribute / insult to the 4 Yorkshiremen, it’s time to deliver their reviews of Arachnids in the UK and The Tsuranga Conundrum, with a brief diversion into BakeOffcast. And after a couple of positive episodes, there’s a bit more grumpiness this time.

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    Doctor Who: 13Cast Episode 2 – Sit Down

    via Doctor Who: 13Cast Episode 2 – Sit Down.

    After Richard finds out he’s on a different wavelength from the rest of the 13cast crew, he’s also a bit hazy on the nature of Rosa Parks’ protest. The team then give their reviews of The Ghost Monument and Rosa, including chapter 3 of anamorphic lenses. Keep listening to the end for the first installments of Masterchefcast and SkyAtNightcast. We also break it to Simon that Jane Horrocks is from Lancashire.

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    DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE 530

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    AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JODIE WHITTAKER, PLUS PREVIEWS OF HER FIRST TWO EPISODES – ONLY IN DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE!
    DWM meets Jodie on the set of the new series: “I don’t ever forget what I’m a part of because Doctor Who’s been around much longer than I have. But every part of this experience is to make it my own.”

    Also in this issue…

    CHRIS CHIBNALL

    The latest update from Doctor Who’s showrunner.

    WHO’S CREW

    Meet the team responsible for bringing the new series to our screens.

    MATT BERRY

    He’s best known for his sitcom appearances, but Matt Berry is reinterpreting the Doctor Who theme for his new record.

    TARDIS EVOLUTION

    Secrets of the TARDIS control room revealed!

    COSPLAY

    A meticulous recreation of the torn coat worn by the Twelfth and Thirteenth Doctors in Twice Upon a Time and The Woman Who Fell to Earth.

    THE SEVATEEM

    An interview with Christian Erickson, whose new concept album is inspired by The Caves of Androzani.

    THE CLOCKWISE WAR

    The Twelfth Doctor’s final DWM strip adventure comes to a shattering conclusion.

    THE TIME TEAM

    The Time Team watches four very different episodes in an effort to discover what the First Doctor was really like.

    THE FACT OF FICTION

    In-depth analysis of the 2006 Tenth Doctor story School Reunion.

    PLUS…

    The Blogs of Doom, reviews, news, a huge prize-winning competition and much, much more!

    A deluxe edition of this issue is also available, exclusive to WHSmith. As well as the regular edition, it includes:

    SERIES 11 GUIDE featuring new interviews with Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill

    DOCTOR WHO CD from Big Finish

    FOUR DOUBLE-SIDED ART CARDS of the Doctor, Graham, Ryan and Yasmin

    A MASSIVE, DOUBLE-SIDED POSTER featuring scenes from the new series

    FOUR DOCTOR WHO DOWNLOADS from Big Finish and BBC Audio

    Doctor Who Magazine 530 is on sale 20 September. Regular edition £5.99, deluxe edition £9.99.

    With thanks to those kind folks at DWM

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    Doctor Who: 13Cast Episode 1 – Sheffield Steel

    After watching Doctor Who for over 45 years, Richard finally has a Doctor that sounds like him. Well, a little bit. Since none of them could get a ticket to the all-star Sheffield premiere, he’s invited the 13cast crew round to discuss the debut of the Yorkshire Doctor in a story set in Yorkshire with someone who was born and brought up in Yorkshire. Yorkshire.

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    Doctor Who: The Doctor Who Grumpcast VIII – OMNICARROTS

    Mere days after Grumpcast VII is published, an unscheduled mild-emergency Grumpcast sees Eric, Mike and Richard nibble on the missing episodes carrots dangled by Messrs. Morris (not Paul) and Vanezis on Friday 5th October.

    What does Phil Morris’ appearance on The One Show signify, if anything?

    Who knows – but here’s our attempt at a “hot take”, as the kids say.

    Turn off the TV’s – pour a glass of wine and enjoy, then go back to Grumpcast I and start again. Why not? There’s nothing else on tonight!

    Follow us @grumpcasters. Join the debate on Planet Mondas Forum and if you enjoy it it’s not like we want you to share it or anything. I mean we don’t get paid for doing this and we’re neglecting our families, jobs and pets to put this together, but you know, please yourselves. Actually… don’t share it. In fact don’t even listen. See if we care. (No we do. For God’s sake, please share it.)

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    Doctor Who: The Doctor Who Grumpcast VII – The Celestial Grumpmakers

    Eric and a new Grumpcaster chew over the mysterious wonderbox that is Season 3. Missing episodes, slaughter, high comedy, slaughter, a musical, more companions than you can shake a Chumbley at, slaughter and of course gratuitous lightweight vase throwing all feature. Not to mention the epic Daleks’ Master Plan. Is the low position in the last DWM poll for this Season justified? Like buggery it is!

    Bored of waiting for Series 11? While away a couple of hours with the Grumpcast.

    This episode may contain Fraggles.

    Follow us @grumpcasters. Join the debate on Planet Mondas Forum and if you enjoy it it’s not like we want you to share it or anything. I mean we don’t get paid for doing this and we’re neglecting our families, jobs and pets to put this together, but you know, please yourselves. Actually… don’t share it. In fact don’t even listen. See if we care. (No we do. For God’s sake, please share it.)

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    13Cast – Preview Episode – The Podcast That Fell To Earth

    13Cast Preview Episode: The podcast that fell to Earth

    After losing his grip at the helm of the Grumpcast, Richard falls to Earth and recruits some new friends. Together they chew over the latest trailer for Series 11 and take a fair few tangents. If Paul sounds like he’s locked in a cupboard in the Dalek city on Skaro, thanks to the magic of Skype, he may very well be.

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    Doctor Who Magazine 529

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    SERIES 11 COMPANIONS MANDIP GILL AND TOSIN COLE WRITE FOR DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE! READ THEIR DOCTOR WHO DIARY IN THE LATEST ISSUE.

    Doctor Who Magazine 529 also includes:

    • Meet the writers and directors of Series 11
    • An interview with Roy Scammell, who was part of Doctor Who‘s stunt team in the 1970s
    • The life and work of Don Harper, the composer responsible for the soundtrack to 1968 epic The Invasion
    • Big Finish’s Lisa Bowerman answers questions from the TARDIS tin
    • Games company Gale Force 9 reveal the background to Time of the Daleks
    • A tribute to Alan Bennion, who played three Ice Warriors in the 1960s and 70s
    • Part Six of The Clockwise War, a new comic strip adventure featuring the Doctor and Bill
    • The Time Team watches three pseudo-historical Doctor Who stories
    • The Fact of Fiction explores the 2013 Eleventh Doctor story Hide
    • Third Doctor cosplay with Rob Lloyd
    • Previews, audio, DVD and game reviews, news, The Blogs of Doom, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!
    • PLUS a huge double-sided poster featuring the Doctor, Yasmin, Ryan and Graham.

    DWM 529 is on sale from 23 August, priced £5.99.

    With thanks to those kind folks at DWM

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