The Doctor Who Mind Robber is saddened to learn of the death of actress Kate O’Mara who was best known to fans of Doctor Who as the renegade Time Lady, the Rani. O’Mara appeared as an adversary of the Sixth Doctor in The Mark of the Rani (1985) and with the Seventh Doctor in Time and the Rani (1987). O’Mara also starred as the Rani in the 30th Anniversary charity cross over between Doctor Who and The East Enders, Dimensions of Time, in 1993. On that occasion she appeared alongside the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors.
Kate O’Mara was most well known for her role as Joan Collins’ sister Alexis Colby in the US soap, Dynasty. You can read more about O’Mara’s career in a BBC news article here. The first video below is one of O’Mara’s last interviews. Recorded on 22 November 2013, O’Mara discusses her role as the Rani in Doctor Who.
The Mark of the Rani (1985)
Time and the Rani (1987)
Dimensions in Time (1993)
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A real treat for all Doctor Who fans as Doctor number 5, Peter Davison, arrives via TARDIS and reveals new secrets about his time on the long-running show. During the interview, he also reveals a fascinating fact about the 50th anniversary special that will delight many fans of the classic series.
Studio 10 | 8:30am on TEN
A number of fans have uploaded videos to YouTube of last Saturday’s Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular in Brisbane. Most prolific of the posters has been Vanessa Aisha M who blogs on Tumblr. Relive the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Brisbane Chorale’s spectacular performance below. You can read the Doctor Who Mind Robber’s review here.
In 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.
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In an EXCLUSIVE video we capture the moment when a select group of Time Lords come together to mark 50 years of Doctor Who. Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Matt Smith, all in the same space and time.
On 17 November the Doctor Who Mind Robber reported on the mystery of the @dayoftheFishDr hashtag. With the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who has come the resolution of the case and the release of The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot. Written and directed by the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison, the 30 minute faux reality piece chronicles the endeavours of the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors to appear in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special. The Fourth Doctor appears in a cameo voice over and the Eighth Doctor briefly indicates his support for the cause.
Although a trailer has been uploaded to YouTube, the feature (which is available on the BBC One Red Button service) can only be accessed by those outside of the UK at the BBC’s Doctor Who website. You can access The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot here.