Ralf Little Denies Doctor Who Rumours

Actor Ralf Little has released a video categorically denying he will be taking part in the next series of Doctor Who.

The actor is best known for playing Antony Royle in BBC Comedy The Royle Family . He also played Jonny Keogh in the first six series of Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps. Other roles include the young George Harrison at the Royal Court Theatre, for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award and the title character in Billy Liar.

Little voiced the character of Guy Fawkes in the 2011 Doctor Who online game The Gunpowder Plot

Doctor Who is currently in production in Cardiff with Series 10, the 36th in the series history, expected to be screened in the spring of 2017.

Lethbridge-Stewart: 2-for-1 offer

Lethbridge-Stewart: 2-for-1 offer (Credit: Candy Jar Books)Due to the success of their Super Weekend Sale, Candy Jar Books is continuing a special offer throughout the week until Monday 1st of August.

  • Buy Moon Blink and get The Showstoppers free
    (plus, short stories The Lock-In and The Band of Evil available on request)
  • Buy The Schizoid Earth and get Beast of Fang Rock free
    (plus, short stories Legacies and The Dogs of War available on request)

This offer can be found via this website and is limited to the UK due to postage costs; however non-UK residents can still request the free short stories by emailing lauren@candyjarbooks.co.uk

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 502

Doctor Who Magazine 502 (in bag) (Credit: DWM/Panini)
Doctor Who Magazine 502 (Credit: DWM/Panini)
The latest edition of Doctor Who Magazine is on general release on Thursday, and this issue looks ahead to what we can expect in the next series of Doctor Who, currently under production.


Speaking on his feelings about working on his last series for the show, Steven Moffat says:
When I agreed to do one more run, I thought, ‘Sod it, I’m not doing the march to the scaffold. I want it to feel like a brand new show. I want it to feel like Episode 1 of a new series. I want to leave like it’s all just beginning.

Speaking about the casting of Pearl Mackie, casting director Andy Pryor says:
Pearl has this sort of boldness, and an ability to tap into the humour of the part without making it an overtly comic performance. From the word go, she made the part her own. She found things in the part that none of us had envisaged, and she made Bill a rounded person.


Also inside this issue:
  • CONCEPT ART: DWM comic artist Mike Collins reveals the secrets of his work storyboarding TV Doctor Who!

  • MARVEL FILES: A fascinating insight into the early correspondence between Doctor Who Magazine and BBC Enterprises.

  • THE PESTILENT HEART: Part 2 of a brand-new comic strip adventure, The Pestilent Heart, written by Mark Wright and illustrated by Mike Collins.

  • RELATIVELY SPEAKING: Jacqueline Rayner bows out with her final Relative Dimensions column.

  • TIME TEAM: The Time Team attempt to distinguish dream and reality as they watch the 2010 episode, Amy's Choice.

  • FRONTIER IN SPACE: War breaks out in space, in this issue’s Fact of Fiction, which covers the 1973 Third Doctor adventure Frontier in Space.

  • COMING SOON: DWM previews all the latest Doctor Who CD and book releases.

PLUS! All the latest official news, reviews, competitions, The DWM Crossword... and a MASSIVE poster and FOUR more art cards!

Temporal Logbook II: Open Submission Day

Pencil Tip Publishing will be holding an Open Submission Day on July 31st for their new short-story collection, The Temporal Logbook II.

The Temporal Logbook II, is a Doctor Who themed short-story collection and the follow-up companion to 2015s highly successful collection The Temporal Logbook.

As with the original short-story collection, this new volume will feature twelve original stories by new and up-in-coming writers. All twelve television incarnations of the Doctor will be featured with a story dedicated to that particular incarnation.

The editors are seeking story proposals for the latest collection. To contribute a story proposal all you have to do is:
  1. Submit a 1-2 page outline detailing the basic plot of your story and the characters featured
  2. Provide your full name and email,
  3. Include a brief bio telling us a bit about yourself
** The full Submission Guidelines can be found at: thetemporallogbook.wordpress.com

The editors will be accepting proposals on Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 12:00pm Pacific Time to 12:00am Pacific Time only. (1900-0700 GMT)

The Temporal Logbook II will be published by Canadian publisher Pencil Tip Publishing, with proceeds from the publication being donated to a charity of their choice. Last year's publication benefited the Positive Living Society of British Columbia.

Publication has been set for 2017.