Thursday, 6 February 2003

updates from dwm 327

Issue #327 of Doctor Who Magazine is now on shelves and has several bits of Doctor Who news. First -- BBC Books has confirmed the September 2003 novel release as beingWolfsbane by Jacqueline Rayner, a Fourth Doctor, Sarah and Harry novel... with the Eighth Doctor as well. The novel concerns lycanthrophy in the sleepy west country of 1935: "Even a book which is pure of heart, and says its prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfsbane blooms, and the moon is full and bright." Next, the issue states that the next out-of-print novel to be released on the BBCi site will be The Well Mannered War by Gareth Roberts. The final Missing Adventures release from the days of Virgin Publishing's license, the electronic version of the book should be available on the site in late February. Finally, yet another note about the still unconfirmed by the BBC Press Office DVD release of The Talons of Weng-Chiang (which now bears the catalogue # BBCDVD1152 according to several sources): the commentaries on the disc are by Louise Jameson (Leela), John Bennett (Li H'sen Chang), Christopher Benjamin (Henry Gordon Jago), producer Philip Hinchcliffe and director David Maloney. (Thanks to Phillip Madeley, Daniel Hirsch, themaster120 and DWM)