The DWCA is sad to report on the passing of writer David Fisher.
David wrote four Doctor Who stories, all of which featured the Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker.
His first contribution to the series was in 1978, when he wrote two stories in the Key to Time season. These were The Stones of Blood and The Androids of Tara.
In 1979 he returned to the show and wrote The Creature from the Pit. He was also working on a story called A Gamble with Time, but for personal reasons, had to hand it over to script editor Douglas Adams to finish what became City of Death.
His last full contribution to the series was The Leisure Hive.
The DWCA is pleased to announce that Whovians panellist Adam Richard will be joining Third Doctor companion actor Katy Manning at the club’s upcoming Look Who’s Talking event, to be held on 13 January at Burwood Library, Sydney.
Adam has become a good friend to the DWCA over the past couple of months, attending events in both Sydney and Newcastle in the latter part of 2017. We look forward to chatting with him about the Whovians Christmas special, and how hard it was keeping the Twelfth Doctor’s final story under wraps!
Adam will be joining Katy in photograph and autograph sessions on the day, with all attendees receiving complimentary autograph tokens for both guests. Additional autograph tokens can be purchased for $5 each, while photograph tokens will be available for $10 each (or $15 for a photo with both Katy and Adam.)
The DWCA is delighted to be hosting Katy Manning, best known to Doctor Who fans as Third Doctor companion Jo Grant, for a special one-day event in Sydney.
Katy will be regaling us with tales of a multifaceted performance career that has spanned both decades and continents. She has been playing Jo Grant (later Jo Jones) for over 45 years, originally alongside Jon Pertwee’s Third Doctor and these days on audio for Big Finish Productions. Katy is also well known for her audio work playing the enigmatic and charismatic Iris Wildthyme, an old associate of the Doctor’s who travels around time and space in a double-decker bus that is smaller on the inside…
Tickets for this event include a token for a complimentary autograph from Katy, as well as automatic entry into the club’s lucky door prize draw. Attendees will also have the chance to test their Doctor Who knowledge in the club’s Mastermind competition.
Children under 13: FREE
DWCA members receive $5 discount on the above prices. DWCA Family members receive $10 off their entry. All attendees will receive one free ticket into our door prize – pre-purchase your entry online and receive an extra door prize ticket absolutely free!
Overnight, the BBC have dropped a new trailer for this year’s Christmas Special. Check it out below!
The Christmas special will be on ABC iview just after it finishes airing in the UK. This means it should be on iview around 5:30am Australian Eastern Daylight Time on Boxing Day.
It will also be at some selected cinemas! Event Cinemas George St currently has a special offer for its 12:30pm session, offering $15 tickets (down from $20) for groups of 20 people or more. If you’re interested in being part of a group for this session, please email email@example.com
Of course, it will be on the ABC! It will be on at 7:30pm on Boxing Day night. Straight after, change over to ABC Comedy (previously ABC 2) to watch the special regeneration episode of Whovians!
As part of Children in Need in the UK, a special clip from this year’s Christmas special, Twice Upon a Time, has aired.
Check it out below.
As previously reported, this year’s Christmas special will be on the big screen at selected cinemas, ABC’s iview as soon as it has finished airing in the UK, and on the ABC itself at 7:30pm on Boxing Day night. Once it’s finished, switch over to ABC Comedy (previously ABC2) to watch the Christmas special of Whovians!
Thanks to our friends at BBC Worldwide, we have six double passes to give away to our members!
For your chance to win a double pass to see this long-awaited story in cinemas, simply click here, fill in your details and answer the question. If you are not yet a member, you can become one right now.
Please note that Shada will be screening at a limited number of cinemas from 24 November, so please check the list of participating cinemas and their screening times before you enter.
Competition entries close on Sunday 19 November at 11:59pm AEST. Our competition terms and conditions apply.
BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand and Sharmill Films have confirmed that this year’s Christmas Special – Twice Upon a Time – is to receive a cinema release on Boxing Day!
That’s right, the epic finale to the Peter Capaldi era of Doctor Who is coming to Australian cinemas, featuring the return of Pearl Mackie and special guests Mark Gatiss and David Bradley. The event will also introduce the Thirteenth Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker.
The cinema event will also feature two exclusive bonus pieces, taking audiences behind the scenes of the filming of this holiday special and celebrating the tenures of Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and Steven Moffat as showrunner and lead writer.
It has also been confirmed that the episode will be immediately available on ABC iview after the UK broadcast, and will be on ABC TV at 7:30pm on 26 December. Straight afterwards, fans can join Rove and his guests for a special regeneration episode of Whovians, at 8:30pm on ABC COMEDY (previously ABC2).
For a list of cinemas that will be airing the Christmas special, head over to Sharmill Films website here.
For a trailer to whet your appetite for the Christmas special, click below!
This month will see the 54th anniversary of our favourite show along with the 37th anniversary of club publication Data Extract. The DWCA is ready to celebrate with a digital comic made exclusively for club members – Wrath of the Cyber-Spider.
It’s from the same team who brought you Liberation from the Daleks and features all twelve incarnations of the Doctor plus the War Doctor too! Plus bonus features include interviews with Nicola Bryant, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy as well as a pin-up gallery covering the extensive history of DWCA Publishing.
Club members should be receiving an email in their inbox today with a link to download the publication. And if you’re not a club member – make sure you join so you too can make the most of exclusive material like this.