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There be Pirates ho ho ho Ahem!

The BBC has announced that Hugh Bonnerville has been cast as a pirate captain for Series 6 in the spring. 

Hugh says, "When I was a boy THAT music had me peeking out from behind the sofa every Saturday night... although the pirate's fears and demons are different to those of the young lad who watched through his fingers, they are no less terrifying; this new adventure is not for the faint-hearted." 

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Classic Doctor Who DVD Releases 2011

Through an Interview with DWM The releases for 2011 came to the fore. And now 2entertain have listed them. The list is subject to change but should be as is.

Planet of the Spiders

Mannequin Mania which comprises of: Spearhead from Space and terror of the Autons.

Frontios

Earthstory which comprises of: The Awakening and The Gunfighters.

As painful as it is to mention the next one,....... Paradise Towers. 

Revisitations 3 which comprises of: Tomb of the Cybermen, The Three Doctors and The Robots of Death.

The Solar System, which comprises of: Ambassadors of Death and The Sunmakers

And finally on the list, the much awaited Day of the Daleks-Special Edition.

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Ambassadors of Death Restoration Gets a Boost!

Ambassadors of Death

As reported in Wired magazine the restoration of Ambassadors of Death has gotten a boost due to a new editing computer. 

"Their method is a refined version of that trialled on the 2009 Planet of the Daleks re-release; it is now being deployed on a seven-part 1970 Jon Pertwee adventure, The Ambassadors of Death. "It seemed almost recordings, they didn't filter off the colour carrier [encoded as a 'chroma dot' pattern in each frame], which for the last few decades has been nothing more than an annoyance." Team member Richard Russell used the signal to reverse-engineer raw colour pictures that could be retouched frame by frame. "It's very, very labour intensive -- several hundred man hours' work every episode," says Steve Roberts. Luckily, a new "quadrant editor" is helping them to produce better source material upfront, so they hope to deliver the Ambassadors episodes to the BBC within weeks."

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Classic DVD Doctor Who Launch YouTube Channel!

BBC Worldwide have announced a Classic DVD Doctor Who Channel, to come today.

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BBC Worldwide have announced a Classic DVD Doctor Who Channel, to come today.

The Idea is that snippets and trailers are to be released on a regular basis, the official line is this:

"BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, will be launching a Classic Doctor Who channel on YouTube on 4th January.

The new channel, featuring a mixture of classic clips and exclusive previews from forthcoming Doctor Who DVD releases, will appeal to existing fans and give new viewers an opportunity to sample some classic Doctor Who. The channel will complement the Classic Doctor Who Twitter account @classicdw run by 2entertain. 

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BBC America Promo for S6

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Doctor Who - The Adventure Games: Shadows of the Vashta Nerada Available TODAY!

Doctor Who Adventure Game

For all you lucky UK bound license fee paying Doctor Who fans. The fourth Doctor Who Adventures game "Shadows of the Vashta Nerada" has just gone live on the BBC official Doctor Who website.

The official blurb reads as such, "So you've learnt to fly the TARDIS and defeat the Cybermen and Daleks. But how will you fare against the fearsome Vashta Nerada? In an underwater base. While being attacked by alien sea monsters. Do you think you're ready?

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