Cade Scott, nine, from West Boldon, was inspired to fill an empty wine bottle with a Doctor Who postcard and let it loose at Roker Harbour on August 26, 2011, after hearing of a miracle missive that had made its way to Norway.
Cade’s bottle went from home turf to Perth, where it provided an extra Christmas gift to an unsuspecting Aussie.
The Doctor Who postcard was swiftly despatched back to the borough on January 7, with a note from its recipient, Matthew Elam, reaching Cade on Saturday, January 12.
UKTV continues its season of classic Doctor Who stories today (13th) with the broadcast of The Aztecs at 4:30pm (Australia) and 4:20pm (New Zealand).The four-part adventure forms part of the channel’s celebration of the First Doctor this month, which kicked off last weekend with An Unearthly Child and continues with The Dalek Invasion of Earth next week (AU:3:30pm, NZ:3:15pm), rounding off with The War Machines on the 27th (AU:4:30pm, NZ:4:20pm).
The channel is showing stories every Sunday throughout the year in the lead-up to Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary in November, focussing on a Doctor a month. February is, as one might then expect, dedicated to the Second Doctor, featuring The Tomb of the Cybermen (3rd), The Dominators (10th), The Mind Robber (17th), and The Seeds of Death (24th).
All up-and-coming broadcasts from both 20th and 21st Century series of Doctor Who can be found via UKTV’s Doctor Who sections for Australia and New Zealand.
via the Doctor Who Facebook Page:
Fancy having a go at writing an episode of Doctor Who or learning more about acting on screen? Check out the National Institute of Dramatic Art’s Doctor Who themed courses in January (there’s also a $50 discount if you book before the end of today):
Screen Acting - http://bit.ly/VkahBC
Write a Doctor Who episode - http://bit.ly/YAfdKa
Just thought I’d pass it on for the benefit of your Australian readers.
ABC TV is thrilled to announce that in true time-lord style, the first episode of Season 7 of Doctor Who, "Asylum of the Daleks", will now premiere on iview Sunday, 2 September from 5.10am EST immediately after its UK launch on 1 September.
The new series of Doctor Who, including “Asylum of the Daleks”, then starts on ABC1 the following Saturday, 8 September at 7.30pm EST, and is also repeated on ABC2 from Tuesday, 11 September at 9.30pm EST.
ABC1 Controller Brendan Dahill said, “For Doctor Who fans, it is a fantastic opportunity to see new episodes within hours of them premiering in the UK – each episode will be available on iview on Sundays.”
Big thanks to spacetimeandlove for the heads up!
Aussies also get a rebroadcast every Tuesday at 9:30pm on ABC2.
Growing up in the 1970s in Portsmouth, England, Gold would jam his fingers in his ears whenever the music - courtesy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop - was on television. More recently, the award-winning composer has written music for the cult sci-fi series.
On Saturday he will play piano with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as part of the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular.
The concert is inspired by the BBC Doctor Who Proms at Royal Albert Hall in London in 2010. It will include appearances by Daleks, Cybermen, Judoon, Clockwork Robots and one of the doctor’s latest monstrous opponents, The Silence.
Gold has written soundtracks for the past two series of Doctor Who, and his music will be included in the concert.
Have no fear, this is neither an invasion by three of the nastiest species in the Whoniverse or an opportunity for alien tourism (although it does look for all the world like the Cyberman is pointing out a fascinating piece of architecture, does it not?).
This is a publicity shot for a live appearance this weekend (for the first time outside the UK) in Melbourne, Australia, by three Doctor Who villains who have teamed up with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for an evening of Who-related music – the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular – at Plenary Hall.
Here’s part 1 of Karen’s radio interview this morning. Part 2 is here.