Sunday, 29 October 2000 - Reported by Marcus
Tenth Planet Soundtrack: Ochre Records in the UK will be releasing "Doctor Who: Music from The Tenth Planet" on November 6. This release (#OCH050) is a Mini-CD Album featuring the music from the 1966 Doctor Who story, timed for release alongside the official video release. For more information or to order, visit the Ochre Records website at http://www.ochre.co.uk. (Thanks to Terry Francis and Ochre Records)
Big Finish - The Music Volume 1: Big Finish Productions has released "The Music - Volume 1," a collection of music selections from their Doctor Who albums. More information is available at .
Who Is Doctor Who: Mark Ayres is producing a new CD recording for release in November 2000 called "Who Is Doctor Who". The first volume of "Doctor Who-inspired pop records," the release includes recordings made by several Woh actors inlcuding Jon Pertwee, Frazer Hines and Roberta Tovey, as wel as pop music by the Go Go's, the Earthlings and Eric Winstone & His Orchestra. "Many television programmes inspire the record industry to put needle to wax," says Ayres, "but few do so to the extent that Doctor Who has done, and there is an enormous catalogue of disks celebrating (or affectionately mocking) the programme. The theme music itself is one of the most-covered in TV history (I've done it four or five times myself!), and in compiling this disc we eventually had to limit ourselves to the period from 1964 to 1973, realising that, while we present nearly an hour of material, we have only scratched the surface. A second volume must surely follow!"
A History of the Doctor Who Theme: Ayres has also presented a hefty research article on his website devoted to the history of the theme music. You can visit it at ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Mark_Ayres/DWTheme.htm.
The John Nathan-Turner Memoirs: Also coming soon in audio format from Big Finish Productions (not as a book from Harper Collins as we reported before) is former Doctor Who producer John Nathan-Turner's memoirs. The two double-CD sets will feature a look back into JNT's mind at the making of his ten years on the series, plus his experience in television and what he's been doing since. Big Finish recently finished the editing on this and announced it for early 2001.
2001 Audio Releases: BBC Audio will be releasing two new CD sets in January 2001: "The Myth Makers," the audio track of the lost William Hartnell Season 3 story narrated by Peter Purves; and a CD of "Slipback," the Eric Saward-penned BBC Radio play from the 1980's starring Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Valentine Dyall and Jane Carr. Recently a major UK magazine has announced that "The Tomb of the Cybermen" and "Power of the Daleks" would be out later this year; however, Mark Ayres, who is producing many of the releases for the BBC Radio Collection, informed Outpost Gallifrey that this was completely incorrect.
BBC Audio Releases in 2000: Among the most recent releases this year are: "The Paradise of Death" and "The Ghosts of N-Space," the Barry Letts-authored audio plays starring Jon Pertwee, Nick Courtney and Elisabeth Sladen, in release for the first time on CD; and the audio soundtracks of "The Web of Fear," narrated by Fraser Hines (Jamie) and "Galaxy Four," narrated by Peter Purves. "The Highlanders" and "The Macra Terror" are also set for release later in 2000.