As we approach the 60th Anniversary of Doctor Who, revisit the story of Doctor Who, the occasional series written for the 50th Anniversary, explaining the origins of the programme.

Episode 3 - An Unearthly Series - The Origins of a TV Legend: First published 14 May 2012

Dalek For SaleBookmark and Share

Thursday, 7 October 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Dalek (Credit: Prop Store)

A Dalek believed to have been used in Doctor Who in the 1960s, is up for auction next month. 

The full-size restored Dalek was originally made by Shawcraft, a company used by the BBC for the creation of many props used in Doctor Who during the programmes first four years, from 1963-1967.

The prop is expected to sell for between £30,000 - £50,000

The prop is one of over 120 lots, from some classic Science Fiction fims and TV  programmes, being auctioned by Prop Store UK between Tuesday 9th to Thursday 11th November 2021.

Other lots include Spock's Sick Bay Costume from Star Trek: The Motion Picture and  Terminator's Hero Costume from Terminator Genisys.

Stephen Lane, Prop Store CEO, commented on the upcoming auction

Prop Store is very happy to be returning again with an incredible collection of sci-fi props and costumes. We’ve got something for everyone, from true classics like Doctor Who and Star Trek, to more recent gems including Ex Machina and Prometheus. These fantastic lots will be sold together with over 1,000 props and costumes at Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction between 9th -11th November 2021

Prop Store will hold a preview exhibition at their office facility in Hertfordshire, UK, between 12th October - 11th November 2021. The exhibition will give fans the opportunity to see props and costumes from the auction up close and ask questions of the specialists. The exhibition can be viewed by appointment only, please email auction@propstore.com for more details. 

Registration for the auction is now open at propstore.com/liveauction. Online proxy bids can be submitted from Tuesday 12th October 2021. The auction will be live-streamed online for fans to track the action and participate in bidding themselves.

In addition, Prop Store is working with The Crypt, a ground-breaking digital museum, built and curated by The Virtually Group. For the first time ever, movie fans across the globe will have the opportunity to get up close and personal in a virtual environment with a selection of the auction’s top lots from anywhere in the world. The virtual gallery is now available to view at crypt.art/exhibitions/prop-store





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Doctor Who: Chronicles – 1983Bookmark and Share

Monday, 4 October 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who: Chronicles – 1983 (Credit: Panini)

A new 116-page bookazine from the makers of Doctor Who Magazine.

Doctor Who’s 20th anniversary was a milestone in an era when few series had achieved such longevity. Huge transatlantic conventions, a variety of books and a National Film Theatre retrospective celebrated the programme’s status as a cultural institution.

But in many other respects, 1983 was about looking forward – British television now boasted four networks, microcomputers were becoming commonplace and a home video revolution was looming. Could the show maintain its prominence in this new landscape? All-new features, illustrated with rare and previously unseen images, reveal the story behind a momentous year.

Doctor Who: Chronicles – 1983 is on sale now, RRP just £9.99 from panini.co.uk and selected branches of WH Smith while stocks last. It’s also available digitally from pocketmags.com priced £8.99.





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