Getting the gang back together

Victorian London will never be the same again, with Neve McIntosh, Catrin Stewart and Dan Starkey returning as Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax the Sontaran for their own audio adventures in The Paternoster Gang: Heritage, from Big Finish Productions. Over the course of the four adventures, the much loved characters from the Steven Moffat era of Doctor Who face the first electronic automated cars in London (very ahead of their time), hordes of zombies, and ghost-like figures which are haunting Greenwich before their former selves have died… Plus they’ll have to cope with the capers of the Bloomsbury Bunch: an … Continue reading

Writing chance for a dream come true

Imagine combining a love of Doctor Who and writing – it’s a dream that comes true for many fans but one that often feels totally out of reach -until now. Big Finish is looking for a new voice to join their stable and write an adventure for the next Bernice Summerfield and Unbound Doctor box set. Writers/fans from all around the world have until 23.59 UK time on September 20 to enter the competition. Writers are being asked to send a single page synopsis and a 3,000-word sample of the script with the Benny team putting together an asset pack … Continue reading

2019 DWCA Office Bearers Revealed

The DWCA is pleased to announce the election results from its recent Annual General Meeting, held on Sunday 25 August at Club Burwood, Sydney. Only one person had nominated for each position, so the following were all elected unopposed: President – Jon Andersen Vice President – Darran Jordan Secretary – Roger Reynolds Treasurer – Brad Harrison The DWCA would like to thank Lauren Davis for her dedication and leadership as Club President for the last five years and wish her the very best for her future adventures. We also welcome Jon Andersen to his new role as Club President and … Continue reading

A Tribute to Terrance Dicks

It is with the deepest sadness that we report the passing of Doctor Who giant Terrance Dicks, who has died at the age of 84 after a short illness. His contribution writing over 60 novelisations in the Target range of books, as well as authoring other non-fiction works like the best-selling 1976 Doctor Who Dinosaur Book, encouraged the reading habits of children across the globe. Dicks wrote such classic series stories as Second Doctor swansong The War Games (co-written with Malcolm Hulke), Fourth Doctor introduction Robot, the first Rutan story Horror of Fang Rock, vampire classic State of Decay and … Continue reading

An Open Letter to The Mighty Pert…

Sunday 7 July 2019 marked the 100th birthday of the Third Doctor himself, the late Jon Pertwee – the man who saw Doctor Who into the age of colour television and proved that the programme could succeed even when the Doctor was stuck on Earth! As part of the birthday celebrations, the DWCA will this month be holding a special day event devoted to Pertwee and his impact on Doctor Who history, running on 25 August at Club Burwood. We’re also sharing the love for the Third Doctor via the opinion piece below, written by actor and comedian Rob Lloyd. … Continue reading

Doctor Who stars past and present in Saturn orbit

Doctor Who is set to have one of its most successful Saturn Awards campaigns ever, with three nominations for this year’s titles. Doctor Who Series 11 has been nominated for best science fiction television show, while Jodie Whittaker received a nod for best actress and Tosin Cole for best younger actor. Run by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, the Saturn Awards are now in their 45th year. The awards honour the hard work and achievements of the people who create and participate in science fiction entertainment. In recent years, they have added television and home entertainment … Continue reading

DWCA Book Club October – Resurrection of the Daleks

Classic Fifth Doctor adventure Resurrection of the Daleks has finally been novelised by original scriptwriter Eric Saward, a whopping 35 years after broadcast – and to celebrate, the DWCA Book Club will be discussing the novelisation at our October event. The TARDIS is ensnared in a time corridor, catapulting it into derelict docklands on 20th century Earth. The Doctor and his companions, Tegan and Turlough, stumble on a warehouse harbouring fugitives from the future at the far end of the corridor – and are soon under attack from a Dalek assault force. The Doctor’s oldest enemies have set in motion … Continue reading

2019 DWCA office bearer nominations

The DWCA would like to thank those members who have nominated themselves for a position in the club committee, to be officially elected at our upcoming AGM on Sunday 25 August. The Returning Officer has received the following nominations for Office Bearer positions: President – Jon Andersen Vice President – Darran Jordan Secretary – Roger Reynolds Treasurer – Brad Harrison Each position received only one nomination, so the people listed above will be declared elected unopposed. For more information on the AGM, please visit our event page here. The DWCA is also still seeking applications for the position of Merchandise … Continue reading

The Game of Rassilon returns for 2019

How many limbs does a Racnoss have? Who was the Guardian of the Solar System who betrayed it to the Daleks in the 41st century? Why does the Fifth Doctor wear celery in his frock-coat lapel? How much do YOU know about Doctor Who? Yes, it’s time again for the DWCA’s annual Trivia Night and Cosplay Competition – The Game of Rassilon. And we’re very excited to announce that the host of this year’s event is actor, comedian, Whovians High Brain and friend of the DWCA, Patrick Magee. The night will see teams test their knowledge of classic and revived … Continue reading

Series 12 to feature French Resistance heroine

An eagle-eyed Whovian on Twitter has discovered that Belgian actress Aurora Marion will guest star in Series 12 of Doctor Who – in a role of historical significance. Twitter user @Ruther2 discovered that Marion’s online CV listed her as playing a “guest role” in an episode of Doctor Who directed by Lee Haven Jones, who has confirmed in interviews that he is indeed working on the upcoming series. In a post from Marion’s Instagram account, which has since been deleted, she is shown in period hair and costume. The post was made from Cardiff Bay, which was dressed as Nazi-occupied … Continue reading