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Official BBC Doctor Who iStickers Featuring Graeme Neil Reid Artwork

Doctor Who Sticker Pack by Graeme Neil Reid SNIP

The official BBC Doctor Who Sticker App for iMessage has just been updated with a second batch of 30 high quality original stickers of the Doctor, TARDIS, Daleks, Ood, the Master, Ice Warriors, Davros and others. As with the first batch of 30 stickers, which included Cybermen, Weeping Angels, Zygons, the Master, Missy, and K9, these all feature watercolour artwork by ... Read More »

BBC’s daytime drama “Father Brown” rocked by alien invasion – and some comics-inspired fun!

Nikhil Prasad (Yadav Ganatra) reads Legends of the Cosmos in the Father Brown episode "Fire in the Sky"

The production team on BBC daytime drama Father Brown had some great fun creating comic-related props for the recently-broadcast Season Five episode “Fire in the Sky“, not only creating a scene from a fictional B-movie but also mixing some genuine 1950s children’s comics (and some toys) with some specially created items for the show, including a movie poster based on ... Read More »

Doctor Who Magazine Covers: Readers Top 50 Revealed

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 174

In the run-up to publication of the landmark Doctor Who Magazine Issue 500 (which is out next week and is a real bumper issue), the current editorial team are asking you to vote for your favourite DWM covers. With a massive 54,565 votes cast in the preliminary rounds, the 50 finalists are now ready to be voted on and nedless ... Read More »

Doctor Who Artists Deliver on new “Dad’s Army” animated episode

The lost Dad's Army episode "A Stripe For Frazer" will be available on new digital service BBC Store from Thursday 4th February, 2016

Comic artist Martin Geraghty and illustrator Ben Morris are part of the special team who have created an animated version of a classic Dad’s Army episode missing from the BBC archives that is to be sold in the new BBC Store from Thursday 4th February, 2016. As anticipation builds ahead of the new Dad’s Army feature film next month, fans of one ... Read More »

BBC.com Culture Takes on San Diego Comic Con with Axel Alonso, Paul Dini and more

Axel Alonso. Photo © Luigi Novi / Wikimedia Commons

BBC.com Culture will host its first ever San Diego Comic-Con panel, “How Comic Books Took Over Hollywood,” at this year’s annual gathering this month, featuring Marvel Comics’ Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, Batman: The Animated Series writer/producer Paul Dini, Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actress Ashley Eckstein, and Fanboys director Kyle Newman, marking the first time these industry legends and trendsetters will be together on one stage. The panel, moderated by BBC.com’s ... Read More »

British Comics Recalled: Grange Hill

Grange Hil Magazine Issue 1 - Cover

  The recently announced tragic death of former child actor Terry Sue-Patt, perhaps best known as the football-obsessed Benny Green in the Phil Redmond-created BBC TV school drama Grange Hill, sent me to the back of the archive cupboard to have the briefest of looks at his career in comics. Terry’s death was announced last weekend, aged just 50, with numerous fellow Grange Hill ... Read More »

British Paramount Theme Park plans – Latest News

London Paramount Entertainment Resort

  London Resort Company Holdings, the developer behind the proposed multi-billion pound London Paramount Entertainment Resort in North Kent, which could see attractions devoted to Doctor Who as well as Star Trek as part of its offering, has just completed a round of public consultation events in the two towns local to the site, Dartford and Gravesham, offering visitors to the ... Read More »

Doctor Who: The Series You’ll Never See

Doctor Who: A Draconian

Would you like to start your weekend by reading an utterly insane and ridiculously expensive proposal I came up with to revamp Doctor Who, that I actually had the temerity to send to the BBC in 1993 – which included elements of Marvel UK Who comic strip continuity and a healthy slice of some of TV Doctor Who‘s greatest storylines? ... Read More »

BBC heads to the frontiers of space and time with new Science Fiction programming

Historian and author Dominic Sandbrook head to the very frontiers of space and science to offer audiences the definitive television history of science fiction. Image: BBC

  The BBC has announced a number of science fiction-related programmes, including a new four-part series on BBC Two in which Dominic Sandbrook explores how science fiction has offered a revealing window into our dreams and our nightmares that will feature input from the likes of comics writer and author Neil Gaiman, Time Traveller’s Wife and comic author Audrey Niffenegger; and SF ... Read More »

BBC Arts Online: “Comics are on our radar”

BBC Arts Online -16th May 2014

  The BBC Arts web site’s planning producer quickly picked up on the concerns I voiced last Friday about a lack of comics coverage on their shiny new web site, launched last week, and has told us that they  hope to make up for the lack very soon – and they have already rolled out of some archive comic creator-related documentary material, ... Read More »

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