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Saturday, 2 April 2011 - Reported by Harry Ward
This week's roundup inlcudes a new Panic Moon fanzine, a call to amateur musicians for an ambitious project, a Faction Paradox short stories book and an interview with Toby Hadoke.

Panic Moon - April 2011

In this issue:
  • Nicholas Courtney tribute
  • Review of the Comic Relief episode and the series six prelude
  • Moffat vs. Davies - Steven Moffat’s version of Doctor Who pitched against Russell T Davies’s
  • A look at October 1966's other Cyberman debut story
  • Introducing a young child to the series
  • The most unsuitable story ideas ever commissioned
  • An exploration of the character of the other ninth Doctor
  • Thoughts on gods in Doctor Who
  • A look at American documentary The Making of Silver Nemesis;
  • Nomenclature for the new and old series
  • Big Finish and fanzine reviews
  • Fresh perspectives on The Beast Below, The Seeds of Death, Carnival of Monsters, Resurrection of the Daleks, Kinda and Snakedance.
It's the biggest issue yet at 40 A6 pages and is fully illustrated. Prices, inc P&P:

UK: £1.20
Elsewhere in Europe: £2.00
Outside Europe: £2.50

Visit the website for more information or email

Doctor Who Fan Orchestra

Stephen Willis is calling on fans of Murray Gold's Doctor Who music to take part in an ambitious project. He explains in this video and on the Galiifrey Base Forum:

The idea is to put together a “Doctor Who fan orchestra” comprised of musicians who are fans of Doctor Who (and, more importantly, Murray Gold’s scores). This would happen as an online collaboration, whereby each person would record their own part separately (with the aid of a click-track etc.), for it to be mixed afterwards.

So I am calling now for any musicians, of any level, who would be interested in using this as an expression of their appreciation of Murray Gold’s music. You need to be able to play any one (or more) of the instruments in the list below, and have a reasonable-quality microphone to record your part. Don’t worry if you think you’re not good enough – I want the essence of the project to be that it doesn’t matter how good it sounds, it should just be about fans coming together to celebrate the music of Doctor Who.

I have produced an arrangement of “I Am The Doctor” for the following instruments:

• Flute
• Oboe
• Clarinet in Bb
• Bassoon
• Horn in F (1st and 2nd parts)
• Trumpet in Bb
• Trombone
• Tuba
• Drum kit
• Violin (1st and 2nd parts)
• Viola
• Cello
• Double bass

The arrangement also includes timpani and cymbals, which will probably have to be added in electronically, and a piano part which I will be able to do.

If you play an instrument which isn’t listed here, but which could play the same part as one listed, then by all means put yourself forward, e.g. if you play the cornet you could do the trumpet part, or a saxophone doubling the clarinet.
I will also need singers – again, it doesn’t hugely matter how good you are at singing, but there is a choral element to the arrangement, so the more voices the better. If you take part as an instrumentalist, you can also take part as a singer.

So please, if you are interested in taking part, you can post here, or send me a PM, with the following details:
• Your name
• The instrument(s) you play
• To what level, e.g. graded exams, if applicable (this won’t make any difference, I’d just find it useful to know)
• A contact email address, so I can send you the resources, e.g. sheet music and audio files

Also, if you have any questions or comments, you can post here or send me a message.
Depending on how successful this is, we may then do more pieces in the future.

Faction Paradox: A Romance in Twelve Parts

Faction Paradox: A Romance in Twelve Parts, is first ever collection of FP short stories which will be released in hardback on 31 May 2011.

Faction Paradox: A Romance in Twelve Parts is edited by Stuart Douglas and Lawrence Miles, with cover art by Lawrence Burton and design by Cody Schell.
  • Alchemy - James Milton
  • Holding Pattern - Scott Harrison
  • Storyteller - Matt Kimpton
  • Gramps - Jon Dennis
  • Mightier than the Sword - Jay Eales
  • The Story of the Peace - Ian Potter
  • Print the Legend - Daniel O'Mahony
  • Nothing Lasts Forever - David N Smith and Violet Addison
  • Library Pictures - Stuart Douglas
  • There or there abouts - Blair Bidmead
  • Tonton Macoute - Dave Hoskin
  • A Hundred Words from a Civil War - Philip Purser-Hallard
You can pre-order the book from the Obverse website and all good retailers.

Faction Paradox is a fictional time travelling cult/rebel group/organized crime syndicate, originally created by the author Lawrence Miles. The Faction's belief-system as portrayed has some similarities to voodoo, and is sometimes described as such. The family/organization were originally featured as recurring antagonists in the BBC Doctor Who Eighth Doctor Adventures novels, but have since featured in their own continuing tales. Although the Faction Paradox stories outside of the BBC Books share situations and characters in common with the Doctor Who universe, the two continuities are presented as similar but distinct. [Wikipedia]

The Peverett Phile - Pheaturing Toby Hadoke

Today's guest is the author of Running Through Corridors: Rob and Toby's Marathon Watch of Doctor Who, which the 14th book to be pheatured in the Peverett Phile Book Club, and is an English actor, writer and stand-up comedian, who is known for his one man show Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf, was a critical and popular success at The 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Please welcome to the Phile, the one and only... Toby Hadoke.

Head over to The Peverett Phile website for the full interview.

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