K9: UK DVD release updateBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 22 December 2010 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The official press information for the forthcoming release of K9 on DVD has clarified that it will be entitled Series One Volume One, and not The Complete Series as previously indicated by online retailers for pre-order. The first thirteen episodes are due to be released on 31st January 2011, with the latter half of the series following on 7th March.


Originally created for the classic British sci-fi show Doctor Who in 1977, K9 has long been an iconic television character. He was created by Bob Baker & Dave Martin, who had been long standing contributors to the show from the Jon Pertwee days through to the Tom Baker era. The robotic dog worked his way into the nation’s hearts and he made on screen come back in 2006 showing up in the David Tennant story School Reunion.

K9 now blasts into his own sci-fi/adventure series combining comedy, action and suspense, which is being shown on shown on Five in the UK. The series combines live action and stunning visual effects and comes from his original creators Bob Baker and Dave Martin.


London, the near future: Orphan teenager Starkey, ultimately plans to bring down the system but for the time being he is prepared to simply slip through the cracks. He and his friend Jorjie hide out in the residence of reclusive scientist, Professor Gryffen and his errand boy Darius, who are experimenting with alien technology. The Professor blows a hole in the fabric of space/time and they are attacked by two reptilian warrior JIXEN, but they are saved by a small dog-like robot, K9, who follows the Jixen through the portal.

K9 and Starkey, with the assistance of Jorjie, Darius and Gryffen, become the earth’s front line defence against dangers threatening from anywhere and anytime in the galaxy. They will have a lot of fun, adventure, and some scares along the way, saving the earth from alien creatures, monsters and more than a few human threats.

K9 is currently being broadcast in the United Kingdom every morning over the holiday period on Channel Five, and all episodes shown so far are available for those in the UK to watch on their Demand 5 service. The series has been achieving ratings of around 200,000 viewers, about average for the timeslot.

FILTER: - Merchandise - UK - Blu-ray/DVD - K9

K9 comes to DVD and Five in the UKBookmark and Share

Monday, 13 December 2010 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The first part of the Park Entertainment series K9 will be released on DVD in the United Kingdom on the 31st January 2011.

The cover for the release specifies this as the Complete Series 1; however, this is attributed to Channel Five splitting the series into two halves, and will actually only have the first run of episodes broadcast on the channel (see below); a second DVD (the Complete Series 2) is expected to be released on 7th March 2011, containing the rest of the episodes from the series.

The complete series was released as a single boxed set in Australia at the end of September.

K9 was first transmitted in Australia on Network Ten and in the UK on Disney's digital channel XD (though the UK run was incomplete); a second series of the show is currently in development.

Transmission on Channel Five kicks off this coming Saturday from 10:00am, and is expected to reach a wider audience for its 'terrestrial' broadcast. The show will be shown daily over the Christmas period until New Year's Eve. As noted above, the channel is broadcasting the series in two halves, with the rest of the series due on air around Easter 2011.

Five have a special trailer for the series, featuring a voiceover by John Leeson (in his own voice, not K9's!). You can also find the original series trailer from 2009 on YouTube.

FILTER: - Merchandise - UK - Blu-ray/DVD - K9

K9 launch date on FiveBookmark and Share

Thursday, 2 December 2010 - Reported by Marcus
The K9 series will begin its UK terrestrial transmission on Five on Saturday 18th December at 10am.

The 26 episode series, developed by Bob Baker and Paul Tams, has previously been shown in the UK and Europe on the digital Disney XD channel and has already aired on Network Ten in Australia.

John Leeson reprises his role as the voice of K-9 in the series with Philippa Coulthard playing Jorjie Turner, Keegan Joyce playing Starkey, and Daniel Webber playing Darius Pike.

A second series is in development.

FILTER: - UK - K9 - Broadcasting

K9 Cinematographer wins AwardBookmark and Share

Monday, 15 November 2010 - Reported by Marcus
K9: Tony O’LoughlanThe Director of Photography on the Australian K9 series, Tony O'Loughlan, has been awarded two Bronze awards at the 2010 Queensland and Northern Territory Cinematographer Awards held in Brisbane last Saturday.

The awards were for Episode 23, Angel of the North and Episode 26, The Eclipse of the Korven.

The series, created by Bob Baker and Paul Tams, was shown on the TEN network in Australia and in Europe on the Disney XD channel. The series is due to make its terrestrial début in the UK on Five this Christmas.

A second series is currently in pre-production.

Fans in London can meet the team behind the series at a special event at The Who Shop in Upton Park on Saturday 11th December. Bob Baker and Paul Tams will be signing exclusive merchandise from 1pm to 4pm.

FILTER: - Awards/Nominations - K9

K9 First Series on DVDBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 25 August 2010 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who: The TV MovieThe DVD box set containing the complete first series of K9 will be released in Australia on September 29th.

The series, created by Bob Baker and Paul Tams, is currently showing on the TEN network in Australia and in the UK on the Disney XD channel. The series is due to be broadcast in the UK on Five this autumn.

There are no details yet of a release date outside Australia.
624 mins

K9 follows the adventures of three teenagers - Starkey, a young rebel genius whos lost his parents in mysterious circumstances, not to mention his own way in society, Jorjie, a very capable fighting dynamo in the deceptively cute frame of a privileged-schoolgirl from the upper echelons of society, and Darius, a sneaky and cunning delivery boy who knows the city like the back of his light-fingered little hand and, of course, K9, a cybernetic wonder a robotic dog built of mysterious alien technology and pulled through time and space to arrive on planet Earth. Together, K9 and his trio of teen companions investigate and engage all manner of mystery and menaces from beyond the stars, between dimensions or the dark and ancient places of the earth, and they try to fix the rips in time-space that are manifesting about the city and around the globe.

FILTER: - Blu-ray/DVD - K9 - Australia

K-9 returns to Disney XD in new timeslotBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 2 June 2010 - Reported by Chuck Foster
After a short break for school half-term, the Australian series of K-9 will return to Disney XD in the United Kingdom from Saturday 12th June, broadcasting at the new morning prime-time slot of 6:00am.

The change of time has been attributed to be more accessible to young children, who might be expected to be away from the television during summer afternoons.

The series is scheduled to broadcast on the free-to-air UK national station Channel 5 later in the year.


K9 comes to FiveBookmark and Share

Thursday, 22 April 2010 - Reported by Marcus
The K9 series is coming to Five in the UK this Autumn.

The series, developed by Bob Baker and Paul Tams, is currently showing in the UK on the Disney XD channel. The broadcast on Five will bring the show to a much wider range of viewers. Disney XD is only available on subscription to digital viewers, whereas Five is a terestrial channel available free to air in most of the UK.

The 26 part series was made by Stewart & Wall Entertainment in Australia.

FILTER: - K9 - Broadcasting

K9 Official Site LaunchesBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 31 March 2010 - Reported by Marcus
The official site for the new K9 Television series has launched at www.k9official.com.

As reported here the series launches in the UK and Australia this Saturday.

The new website features character guides, exclusive video clips, and episode guide to the series.

The series also has an official page on Facebook.

FILTER: - Online - K9

K9 - UK and Australian premier on 3rd AprilBookmark and Share

Thursday, 25 March 2010 - Reported by Marcus
The K9 adventure series will premier in the UK and Australia on Saturday 3rd April 2010.

In the UK the series will launch at 4pm on the Disney XD channel with episode two showing the following day also at 4pm.

In Australia series will launch at at 9.30am on the TEN network

The new 26 episode children's series features an animated version of the robot dog which appeared in Doctor Who from 1977-1981 before returning in the 2006 story School Reunion.

The series has been jointly created by Bob Baker and Paul Tams. Baker, working with his then writing partner, Dave Martin,  created the original K9 for the fourth Doctor story The Invisible Enemy. John Leeson once more voices the character of K9.

The series is currently showing in Scandinavia where it premièred in January. It was shot between December 2008 and May 2009 in Brisbane, Australia. It is co-produced by Stewart & Wall Entertainment and London-based Park Entertainment.

K9 - Episode One - Regeneration
Whilst Starkey and Jorjie are trying to escape the police they take refuge in a large detached house, now the residence of reclusive scientist, Professor Gryffen. They come across two Jixen warriors and a robot dog, K-9 Mark I.

FILTER: - UK - K9 - Broadcasting - Australia

K9 episode titlesBookmark and Share

Saturday, 19 December 2009 - Reported by Josiah Rowe
Stewart & Wall Entertainment, the Australian production company which has made the new K9 series, has released a list of episode titles for the first half of the 26-episode season. K9 is expected to air on Disney XD in Europe and on Channel Ten in Australia in early 2010. The titles, revealed on the Stewart & Wall website, can be seen in the spoiler box below:

            1.  Regeneration
2. Liberation, Part 2 of 1
3. The Korven
4. The Bounty Hunter
5. Sirens of Ceres
6. Fear Itself
7. Fall of the House of Gryffen
8. Jaws of Orthrus
9. Dreameaters
10. The Curse of Anubis
11. Oroborus
12. Alien Avatar
13. Aeolian