North America Series 1 DVD Boxset Delay

As posted in panic-stricken manner by Brian Terranova in the Kasterborous Forum yesterday, there have been problems with the release date for the Complete Series 1 DVD Boxset.

Although initially rumoured to be a postponement due to an imminent announcement to the effect of a North American broadcast (according to the link here), it now seems that – according to – the initial release date of February 14th 2006 will not be met:

Earlier today we received a report that Doctor Who may be delayed from the planned Feb 14 release date. We checked with the BBC PR company, and they checked with BBC and were told that there were “complications” with the set, and it wouldn’t meet the release date.

We all wait with baited breath to see what twists and turns the remarkable story of Doctor Who 2005’s journey to the USA takes next…

The Alien Online has published – thanks to SFX – a list of UK Convention events for 2006. Of particular interest should be:

Star One: March 11 – 12 2006, Swallow Hotel, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

The annual Blake’s 7 salute convention with a series of Blake’s 7 and Doctor Who guests including Colin Baker, Paul Darrow, Michael Keating, Jaqueline Pearce, Steven Pacey, Gareth Thomas and Lynda Bellingham.

Invasion: March 25 2006, Barking Abbey Comprehensive, Barking, UK

One day Doctor Who event with guests Camille Coduri, Leslie Grantham, Richard Briers, Ann Davis, Warris Hussein and others.

Bad Wolf: July 8 – 9 2006, Stoke-on-Trent Moathouse Hotel, Staffordshire, UK

Guests include Janet Fielding, Wendy Padbury, Terry Molloy, Anneke Wills, Jimmy Vee and Big Finish.

Dimensions: November 11 – 12 2006, Swallow Hotel, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Guests include Paul McGann, Sylvester McCoy, Daphne Ashbrook and Yee Jee Tso.

You might be interested in reading the full BBC Press Release regaridng their upcoming Doctor Who Adventures, which features the following quote from Toni Round of BBC Youth & Children’s Magazines:

“We are proud to be producing this magazine for such an iconic programme. The abundance of material will enable us to give young fans a literary extension of the programme, providing them with fresh and exciting content.

“We will immerse the reader in the world of Doctor Who, taking them on a big adventure into time and space. Doctor Who Adventures will be packed with monsters and secrets, full of entertainment, action and humour – the must-have magazine for young fans.”

All of which makes the project seem very appealing!

Meanwhile, have reported that Doctor Who’s final ratings figures for The Christmas Invasion was 9.84 million, placing it 5th in the most watched shows on BBC1 that week.

Finally, in advance of his appearance on today’s “Blue Peter” on BBC1, Murray gold talks to the BBC’s Official Doctor Who site about the soundtrack to The Christmas invasion – and don’t forget to catch “Blue Peter” as there is a very exciting new competition launched…


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