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Mistress of Sound

On Monday night on BBC Midlands during a regional Programme called "Inside Out" there was a Nine minute piece on Delia Derbyshires life, and how she came to do what she did. Earlier this year on Radio 4 there was a longer hour long Programme called "Mistress of Sound" That I suppose most people unfortunately missed. Which was more in depth about her music and also her part in Electronic Pioneers "White Noise" 

Despite it's length this report was comprehensive enough to give you the basics and a never before heard sound clip. Delia describing what influenced her the most. But enough from me enjoy the report it's self below.

 

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Article in the Mineola Patch: Gallifreyan Embassy Celebrates 25 Years in Mineola

In case you missed my tweets earlier about it, there is a nice write up about the 25th anniversary event for the Gallifreyan Embassy in the Mineola Patch:

Gallifreyan Embassy Celebrates 25 Years in Mineola - Mineola, NY Patch:

"Straight from another world, the Gallifreyan Embassy will celebrate its 25th anniversary at Eleanor Rigby's in Mineola on Nov. 16.

The Gallifreyan Embassy is the home of 'Doctor Who: Podshock,' an internet podcast dedicated to all things 'Doctor Who,' the British sci-fi TV show about a time-traveling alien and his human companion. Podshock host Louis Trapani said Doctor Who actress Daphne Ashbrook will be the featured guest. "

(Via Mineola Patch)

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Amy's (Audiobook) Choice - John Simm Reads "Billy Liar"

You all know how much I love audiobooks - BTW, have you signed up at Audible yet? It's the best. Anyway, I just received an email from CSA Word, a lovely indie purveyor of superb audiobook magic - they're featuring John Simm reading "Billy Liar":

http://www.csaword.co.uk/epages/3828.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/3828/Pr...

They've got wonderful books read by great readers, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Tim Pigott-Smith (whom we all love in "Masque of Mandragora"), Sir Derek Jacobi, Philip Glenister, Simm's cohort in "Life on Mars," and my all-time favorite... well, just look for "My Family and Other Animals," a true exit-misser if there ever was one, which I was in the middle of when the Touch took a dive.  I'm looking forward to starting it up again soon.  Made me smile.

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David Tennant to Star in Man U Plane Crash Drama

Something cheerful as a follow-up to "Single Father."  Hooray!

David Tennant to star in Manchester

United plane crash drama

David Tennant is to star in a new BBC drama about Manchester United and a plane crash that killed eight of the team’s players in 1958

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Matt Smith to be on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

As promised on Doctor Who: Podshock, we can now confirm that Matt Smith is scheduled to be on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on the same night as the next 25th Anniversary Event for the Gallifreyan Embassy, Tuesday the 16th of November 2010.

He is there for the 3:30 pm (PST) recording of the show in Los Angeles, CA. Which also means he won't be able to attend our event that evening on here the East coast.

There has been a good deal of confusion leading up this late night talk show appearance. As recently as last Thursday, the office of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson was sending out emails indicating that Matt Smith would not be appearing, meanwhile, that same day Craig Ferguson's Twitter account @CraigyFerg was tweeting that Matt Smith is to appear that night. In addition, there will be a Dalek there as well (which was tweeted the following day)!

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The Latest Sonic Newsdriver is Available and More

Update: The latest Sonic Newsdriver is finally available (see below). It had encountered some delays which now has also delayed the next Doctor Who: Podshock currently in post-production. Hopefully, DWP 228 will be out on or before Tuesday. After that, there should be another Extra Edition DWP for supporting subscribers. 

Sonic Newsdriver (14 November 2010) -

The Sonic Newsdriver 20101114
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Sunday, the 14th of Nov. 2010

Happy Birthday Number 8, Happy Birthday Number 11, Heeere's Joooohnny, No Matt Smith at Gallifreyan Embassy Anniversary Event, We have a Date for 1996, Happy Anniversary Doctor Who, Talkin about my Regeneration, Let's Return to Earth - in another week, You May be One of Many Children in Need, Isn't That Special, and much more!

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[Art Trap Productions]

 

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Amy's (Radio) Choice - This Week's BBC Radio 4 Highlight

As I'm sure you know, BBC Radio 4, available to us here in America on the iPlayer free of charge (for the time being, at least), is a dependable source of terrific programming, particularly radio plays with great acting. Lots of the program(me)s have actors who have appeared in WHO. This week:

"Alone in Berlin," the story of German resistance in Berlin during WWII.  It stars Ron Cook, who was Mr. Magpie in "The Idiot's Lantern."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00vvwq0

Cook is a personal favorite of mine.  Look for him in the brilliant Mike Leigh film "Topsy-Turvy," as well as Paul McGann's "Hornblower" and "Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story," which we discussed in our review of "The Deadly Assassin" a few months ago.

BTW, found this cool site when I was looking for an image.  Great behind-the-scenes shots from the ep:

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Doctor Who filming in Utah Finally Confirmed.

So after me thinking I've ad nothing to blog for a long time comes this.

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Ben Wilson London based Chewing gum artist Dr Who painting

Ben Wilson Ghewing Gum Art

 

Ben Wilson London based Chewing gum artist Dr Who painting

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11677462

Cheers, daveac

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Doctor Who - The Movie: Special Edition DVD Coming to North America February 2011

Doctor Who 1996 region 1 DVD

As we previously announced, the Doctor Who 1996 Movie will finally be released as a region 1 DVD in North America. It has long been available on region 2 (I had my copy for some time now), it has been tied up in release rights issues between the studios involved (BBC, Fox, Universal) for a region 1 DVD release since the movie first aired.

We were pleased to report that it would finally be coming to region 1 with the recent revisiting of the DVD (a new re-release edition). Up until now, we didn't have a release date other than 2011 for this 8th Doctor adventure starring Paul McGann and Daphne Ashbrook. Now according to tvshowsondvd.com, BBC and Warner Home Video have announced that it will be released on February 8th as a 2-disc set titled, 'Doctor Who - The Movie: Special Edition.'

It coincides with the release of another 2-disc set 3rd Doctor story, 'The Mutants' starring Jon Pertwee as the Doctor and Katy Manning as Jo Grant on DVD.

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My New Costume Revealed in the Latest Sonic Newsdriver

The moment you all been waiting for… I reveal my new costume for The Sonic Newsdriver in this latest episode released today. That and other fashion news of the Doctor Who world are covered as well as some non-fashion related DW news.

Sonic Newsdriver (26 October 2010) -

The Sonic Newsdriver 20101026
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Tuesday, the 26th of Oct. 2010

Doctor Who related news covering Death of the Doctor, Better Late Than Never, It May Be A Mystery To You, We Will Rock Children in Need, Happy Anniversary Frazer, Fashion - Turn to the Left, Fashion - Turn to the Right, and much more!

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[Art Trap Productions]

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Matt Smith May Be Hot, But He Can Get Cold

It seems that not only 8th Doctor wants a costume change, Matt Smith (the 11th Doctor) is reported stating that he would like some changes in his costume. Specifically, a warmer coat, perhaps in addition to his tweed jacket.

As for a hat, he said he wanted a hat back in April when he was in New York for the premiere of the 2010 series of Doctor Who. So this comes as no surprise. We already know that fezzes are cool.

Television - News - Matt Smith wants 'Who' outfit changes - Digital Spy: "'I know I want a coat,' he said. 'You get cold in only a tweed jacket. And I want a hat. Not all the time. Just now and again. It feels Doctory and right for my Doctor. I think it can evolve and give it that variety.'

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Playing the Dane

BBC Radio 4 continues to deliver aural gifts to us, license fee be damned!

"Playing the Dane" is a reflection on different interpretations of Hamlet narrated by the amazing Michael Sheen (fleetingly quoting Richard Griffiths' "I shall never play the Dane!," much to my unending delight!), with comments from actors as diverse as David Tennant, Derek Jacobi and John Simm.  And people who were never Timelords, like Kenneth Branagh and Jonathan Pryce.

Speak the speech I pray you!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00vjl1f

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