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Wheeler On The Wireless!!

downthetubes contributor Ian Wheeler, a former Coordinator of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society, discussed the Bonhams Doctor Who auction on BBC Radio York this morning. You can hear the item on the BBC iplayer – it’s part of the Adam Tomlinson show and can be heard at approximately the 45 minute point. Check it out here. Read More »

Dan Dare Audio Adventures gets Radio Award nominations

2017 NYF Radio Awards

I’m delighted to report B7 Productions, the company behind the new Dan Dare Audio Adventures and an adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s classic SF novel I, Robot, has four nominations for the 2017 NYF Radio Awards. The Dan Dare Audio Adventures have been nominated for Best Director and Best Online Programme in the UK category of the awards. I, Robot has ... Read More »

Raiding the Past and Future: An Interview with artist Keith Page

Charlotte Corday (and father) © Keith Page

First published: 14th April 2009 Keith Page is one of the regular interior and cover artists on DC Thomson’s Commando as well as writing and illustrating the Dan Dare prequel “Rocket Pilot” in Spaceship Away.  As a part-time artist he worked on 2000AD, “Dan Dare” (for New Eagle) and TV Comic annuals before going full time illustrating Thunderbirds and Stingray ... Read More »

British Comics Past: Super Naturals

Super Naturals Adventure Book

Super Naturals must surely rank as one of the shortest-lived British comics of all time, with just nine regular issues to its name. In common with the M.A.S.K. and Ring Raiders comics, Super Naturals was based on a series of toys, released in 1986 by Tonka, a company now owned by Transformers makers Hasbro. The Super Naturals figures differed from ... Read More »

Lest We Forget: Comic Creators We Lost in 2016

Darwyn Cooke

While there’s been much to celebrate in 2016 when it comes to our industry, we couldn’t let the year pass without noting some of those involved now sadly no longer with us, including one of our very own contributors. So raise a glass or two (alcoholic or otherwise) to these fine folk we lost this year… January 2016 Shirley Bellwood British ... Read More »

New Doctor Who adventures and more in latest free Cosmic Masque digizine

Cosmic Masque III - Cover

Hot on the heels of the release of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society’s free to view Celestial Toyroom 2017 Annual, they’ve just published Cosmic Masque III – 96 pages of magazine all about being a fan of the long-running SF TV show. Edited by Grant Bull and downthetubes very own Ian Wheeler, with layout by Nick Holland, it’s full of fiction, ... Read More »

In Review: The Dan Dare Audio Adventures – Marooned on Mercury

Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures Episode 3 - Marooned on Mercury by Marc Platt

A B7 Production in association with Big Finish Distributed by Big Finish Directed By: Andrew Mark Sewell • Listen to the trailer Main Cast: Ed Stoppard (Dan Dare), Geoff McGivern (Digby), Heida Reed (Professor Peabody), Michael Cochrane (Sir Hubert Guest), Raad Rawi (The Mekon) Associate Producer Fiona McAlpine Development Producer Patrick Chapman Series Script Editor Colin Brake Executive Producer Simon Moorhead Producer/Director ... Read More »

In Review: The Dan Dare Audio Adventures – The Red Moon Mystery 

Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures Episode 2 - The Red Moon Mystery by James Swallow

A B7 Media Production in association with Big Finish Distributed by Big Finish Directed By: Andrew Mark Sewell • Listen to the series trailer Series Main Cast: Ed Stoppard (Dan Dare), Geoff McGivern (Digby), Heida Reed (Professor Peabody), Michael Cochrane (Sir Hubert Guest), Raad Rawi (The Mekon) Associate Producer Fiona McAlpine Development Producer Patrick Chapman Series Script Editor Colin Brake ... Read More »

In Review: The Dan Dare Audio Adventures – Voyage to Venus

Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures Episode 1 - Voyage to Venus by Richard Kurti and Bev Doyle

A B7 Production in association with Big Finish Distributed by Big Finish Directed By: Andrew Mark Sewell • Listen to the trailer Main Cast: Ed Stoppard (Dan Dare), Geoff McGivern (Digby), Heida Reed (Professor Peabody), Michael Cochrane (Sir Hubert Guest), Raad Rawi (The Mekon) Associate Producer Fiona McAlpine Development Producer Patrick Chapman Series Script Editor Colin Brake Executive Producer Simon Moorhead ... Read More »

Roy of the Rovers: A Collector’s Guide

The recent release of longtime comics editor and writer Barrie Tomlinson‘s book Real Roy of the Rovers Stuff (Barrie himself talks about that project here, and Ian Wheeler’s review is here) made us wonder what other Roy of the Rovers books are out there for the collector. 2000AD publisher Rebellion has hinted they have major plans for Roy, the football ace ... Read More »

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