Daily Archives: February 6, 2014

Peter Davison Interview on 4BC Brisbane – Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular

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ImageIn the lead up to the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre this Saturday the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison, appeared on radio station 4BC’s Breakfast Programme. Davison is the host of the event which features the Queensland Symphony Orchestra performing the music of Doctor Who’s composer, Murray Gold. Clips from both the current and classic series of Who will be presented on a big screen, whilst Daleks, Cybermen and assorted monsters will meander through the crowd.

You can listen to Davison’s enlightening interview here and view the promotional video for the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular below. Tickets for the event on Saturday 8 February at 7.30 p.m. are available through Ticketek.

©Vivien Fleming, 2014.

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Let the Marathon Recommence!

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With the hysteria of Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary behind us, and Peter Capaldi’s debut series as the Doctor at least six months away, it’s time to recommence the Doctor Who Mind Robber’s ultimate marathon. Before the unrelenting barrage of Golden Anniversary publicity and hype derailed the writer’s quest to view and review all 800 episodes of Doctor Who, this humble blog had chronicled the Doctor’s adventures from William Hartnell’s debut serial, An Unearthly Child, to Patrick Troughton’s penultimate outing, The Space Pirates. Although the final serial of the monochrome era, The War Games, had been viewed several times, the review has yet to grace the pages of this blog. It’s almost as if I couldn’t bare to make the final break with my favourite doctor, Troughton. Alas, it’s time to move on. Peter Capalid’s channelling of Jon Pertwee’s Third Doctor in his costume publicity photos has reignited my passion to explore the tenure of our first full colour Doctor. Please join me for the journey!

Patrick Troughton

Vivien Fleming

©Vivien Fleming, 2014.