Montmorency Montgomery Bear

The name Terry Molloy might ring a bell with a few of you who visit our blog. He’s one of the actors to have portrayed Davros on the show. Anyway, why we mention him is he’s written a new children’s book.

The first book from actor Terry Molloy, telling the tale of Montmorency Montgomery Bear.

Terry Molloy first met Monty, when he was but a Youngling. They shared every adventure together until one day, they were parted and Monty was left to languish in a box in the attic. But have no fear! Monty and his Youngling were reunited and their friendship rekindled, ready for new adventures.

Written is verse, with charming illustrations by Paul Magrs, this book is set to become a favourite with Younglings of all ages.

Pre order a signed copy direct from FBS, to receive it before official publication and as always, with some special extras. You can go direct to the shop page here where you can purchase it for £6.99. £1 off the RRP.

Terry Molloy is best known for his role of Davros in Doctor Who in the 1980s as also for playing Micke Tucker, the milkman, in Radio 4’s The Archers. Paul Magrs is well known as an author of many books and audio plays.. He is also a talented artist and this is his first set of illustrations for a book.

http://www.fbs-publishing.co.uk/ourshop/prod_6137490-Montmorency-Montgomery-Bear-The-Bear-with-the-Ginormous-Heart-by-Terry-Molloy.html?ct=t(New_Book_by_Terry_Molloy8_8_2017)&mc_cid=80ce55e0e9&mc_eid=6d52315b1b

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Two Doctors at Anglicon

Take note local Doctor Who fans.

 

Two Doctors – Peter Davison & Sylvester McCoy will be special guests at this years Anglicon convention in Seattle Washington.

Anglicon is Seattle’s Premiere Doctor Who & British Media Convention
Fri, December 8 through Sun, December 10, 2017
The DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport Hotel
18740 International Blvd. Seattle, WA 98188

Anglicon 2017: The Day of the Doctors is a fan-run British media convention with an extra focus on Doctor Who.  The convention will take place Friday, December 8th through Sunday, December 10th, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport Hotel.

Additional information regarding memberships, programming, special events, guests and the hotel will be posted here on this website and on our Facebook page right up until the convention, so please like us on Facebook and/or check back here for updates as we continue to plan the premier Doctor Who convention in the Pacific Northwest!

For more information and to book tickets, please visit their website at http://www.anglicon.org.

Issue 31 Just Released!

JUST RELEASED!

WHOTOPIA ISSUE 31: THE ROBERT HOLMES ISSUE

POINT / COUNTERPOINT: THE CASE FOR ROBERT HOLMES
Join Michael S. Collins & Jon Arnold as they ponder the works of the late great Robert Holmes

ROBERT HOLMES: THE EARLY YEARS
Bob Furnell picks up his biographer’s lens and takes a look at Robert Holmes early career

COLUMN: WHOLIFE HOLMESLIFE
Grant Bull takes a unique look at Holmes’ life and works

HOLMES WHO REVIEWED
Our panel review every story written by Robert Holmes

NOVELIZING THE SCRIPT: THE TWO DOCTORS
Matthew Kresal focuses on Holmes novelization of his sixth Doctor script

COLUMN: TARGET TRAWL
Nick Mellish continues his journey reading every single Target novel

SICK SOCIETY: HOW THE DYSTOPIAN NARRATIVE INFLUENCED DOCTOR WHO
Steve Traves opens the lid on one of the series’ most enduring themes

COLUMN: THE DOCTOR WHO SCHOLAR: FILE UNDER POLITICS
This issue Jeremy discusses how the Doctor’s travels have touched upon the cultural events of their time

BERNICE SUMMERFIELD UNBOUND
Matthew Kresal examines the Big Finish audio boxset

WHO YOU BUILD
Dave Etches explores more full-scale Doctor Who model making

THE BLACK ARCHIVES REVIEWED
This issue Andrew Screen takes a look at Dark Water/Death In Heaven and Ghost Light

THE TENTH DOCTOR ADVENTURES
Jessica Chaleff takles this new series of audio adventures from Big Finish

MASTER WHO PART 4: ERIC ROBERTS
Dan Tessier details Eric Roberts version of ‘The Master’

COLUMN: THE FANZINE CORNER
Bob Furnell returns with a special one-off edition of this popular column

THE AUDIO ARCHIVES: RETURN OF THE KROTONS
Andrew Screen considers this audio sequel to Holmes’ first ever ‘Who’ script

COLUMN: THE CURATE’S EGG
Richard Michaels defends three of Holmes’ bug-eyed monster creations

All this and more in the latest issue

**COVER BY ROBERT CARPENTER**

Whotopia Issue 31 is available in both a free-to-download PDF VERSION at: http://www.whotopia.ca

and a HARDCOPY VERSION  which can be purchased at www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/whotopia-issue-31/21173200

Christmas Special Preview

SPOILER ALERT! 

Don’t read, or watch, if you don’t want to know any details about the 2017 Doctor Who Christmas Special

The Twelfth Doctor comes face to face with his past in his final adventure. Twice Upon A Time coming Christmas 2017 featuring Peter Capaldi, David Bradley, Mark Gatiss and Pearl Mackie.

Deborah Watling RIP

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Actress Deborah Watling, who played one of Patrick Troughton’s companions in the early years of Doctor Who, has died at the age of 69.

Watling played Victoria Waterfield in 40 episodes between 1967 and 1968, most of which were wiped after transmission.  Her father was the actor Jack Watling, who appeared alongside her in two Doctor Who adventures. Her brother Giles Watling, Conservative MP for Clacton, said she would be “sorely missed.  She was a lovely, lovely girl, bubbly and vibrant,” he said of his sibling.

Born in Loughton in Essex in 1948, Watling made her first TV appearance as a child in William Tell.  She went on to appear in a TV version of HG Wells’ The Invisible Man and played Alice Liddell in a Wednesday Play by Dennis Potter about author Lewis Carroll.

Watling made her first appearance in Doctor Who in the second part of 1967 serial The Evil of the Daleks – the only episode of that adventure that still exists.  She went on to appear in six more serials, only two of which – The Tomb of the Cybermen and The Enemy of the World – still exist in their entirety.

After Doctor Who, Watling appeared in The Newcomers, Rising Damp and World War II drama Danger UXB. In 1993 she reprised her companion role for a Children in Need short called Dimensions in Time.

Thirteenth Doctor Revealed

READER ALERT!

YOU MAY WANT TO BE SEATED AND FULLY SEDATED BEFORE READING THE FOLLOWING

The BBC have announced the thirteenth official Doctor is to be played by:

Jodie Whittaker

Born in 1982, Jodie Auckland Whittaker is an English actress from Yorkshire who has worked in theatre and televison since the mid-2000s. Notable on-screen roles have included Izzy Huett in Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Louise Evans in Wired, Peggy Bell in Cranford, Ruth Bowen in Marchlands, Trish Tooley in The Smoke, and Sandy Grimes in The Assets

She is perhaps best known, however, for her portrayal of Beth Latimer alongside former Doctor David Tennant’s Alec Hardy in the ITV drama Broadchurch, a series also penned by incoming lead writer and executive producer for Doctor Who, Chris Chibnall.