The Worzel Book
A new book about the making of Jon Pertwee
's Worzel Gummidge
series, has just been released. The Worzel Book
is written by Stuart Manning
. It is the story of what Pertwee did after Doctor Who, told through memories from his family and work colleagues, including Bernard Cribbins
, Geoffrey Bayldon
and Sean Pertwee
. The book features more than 40 interviews with cast and crew from the show, over 400 photographs and has a foreword by Mark Gatiss
When a former Time Lord swapped time and space for the mystery of the countryside, one of children’s television’s most unusual personalities was born. Jon Pertwee’s portrayal of the anarchic scarecrow Worzel Gummidge won him a new generation of viewers and would become his most enduring character.
The Worzel Book traces the journey of Scatterbrook’s scarecrow, from the days of early radio and the novels of Barbara Euphan Todd, through to the hit ITV television series and its eventual resurrection in New Zealand for Worzel Gummidge Down Under.
The Worzel Book can be ordered directly from the publisher, Miwk Publishing
at a discount price for a limited time.
Is There Life Outside the Box?: An Actor Despairs
Peter Davison's autobiography will be published in the UK on 6th October 2016
The book is now titled Is There Life Outside the Box?: An Actor Despairs
and looks at the life and career of the fifth Doctor. It will be published by John Blake Publishing Ltd. The working title for the book was The Fifth(ish) Doctor
His fans have spoken, but despite their requests, Peter Davison has gone ahead and written his autobiography anyway.
The artist formerly known as Peter Malcolm Gordon Moffett has starred in a number of television series including Love for Lydia, A Very Peculiar Practice, At Home with the Braithwaites and The Last Detective and became a national treasure for having his arm up a cow in his role as Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small.
He made his first stage appearance with an amateur dramatic company, but The Byfleet Players loss is now the West End's gain as he now has a number of musicals to his name. Most recently he starred in the box office record-breaking Gypsy.
One thing is for sure: of all the British screen and stage actors of the last fifty years, Peter Davison is certainly one of them and, within these pages, intrepid readers will at last have the dubious honour of sharing in his life and times as he despairs over whether there truly ever can be life outside the box.
The book is available for pre-order on Amazon
A Dozen Summers
A new family comedy featuring Colin Baker
gets its release later this month. A Dozen Summers
is narrated by the Sixth Doctor and will have its official DVD release in the UK on August 15th
The DVD will include a special behind-the-scenes featurette entitled In the Studio with Colin Baker
Have you ever been 12 years old - or planning to be 12 in the future? If so, then A Dozen Summers is the family comedy for you!
Enter the world of Maisie and Daisy McCormack, twin sisters who have hijacked a children`s film in order to tell their own story - or possibly one about a girl ghost who eats teachers! Shot in Leicester - and featuring Colin Baker (Dr Who) with a truly brilliant young cast and guest appearances from grown-ups who sneaked into the film.
A Dozen Summers is a festival circuit favourite and winner that makes children feel good about growing up and reminds adults `what it was like to be young`!
The DVD is available for pre-order on Amazon