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K9 Stole My Trousers (Hardcover)   Leave a comment

Bob Baker, co-writer of three Oscar and BAFTA winning Wallace & Gromit films, creator of K9, and writer of numerous Doctor Who episodes, releases his autobiography this June.

A stalwart of HTV, Bob has worked with Sir Laurence Olivier, Leonard Rossiter, Ron Moody, Toyah Wilcox and Trevor Eve. Among his many TV credits, Bob wrote a number of episodes of Doctor Who with co-writer Dave Martin, several seasons of Bergerac starring John Nettles (now of Midsomer Murders fame) and the smash hit children’s show, Into the Labyrinth; Bob also script edited the popular crime series Shoestring.

Bob is perhaps best known for his work with Nick Park on Aardman Animations’ Oscar and BAFTA-winning shorts, The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave and A Matter of Loaf and Death, and the feature film The Curse of the Wererabbit.

Among his recent work, Bob has just finished the first 26-part series of the regenerated K9 Adventures, currently showing on the Disney Channel and Channel 5 and is gearing up for a second series in the coming year.

Bob’s life has been rich and varied; his adventures outside of his illustrious career range from a wine-tasting tour of France and mad sea voyages with the legendary Keith Floyd to playing jazz with John Fortune of Bremner, Bird and Fortune. K9 Stole My Trousers is a tribute to some of the finest talents in TV in the last fifty years, both people Bob worked with and people he considered himself lucky to know in his personal life.

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Forbidden Planet are delighted to welcome Bob Baker and K9 signing K9 STOLE MY TROUSERS at the Forbidden Planet Megastore in Bristol on Saturday 15th June from 1 – 2pm.


Posted May 23, 2013 by Whoogle News in Novels and Books

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Three new Doctor Who Novels for April   Leave a comment

The Dalek Generation by Nicholas Briggs 

Sunlight 349 is one of countless Dalek Foundation worlds, planets created to house billions of humanoids suffering from economic hardship. The Doctor arrives there, suspicious of any world where the Daleks are apparently a force for good – and determined to find out the truth.

He soon finds himself in court, facing the “Dalek Litigator”. But do his arch-enemies really have nothing more to threaten than legal action? The Doctor knows they have a far more sinister plan – but how can he convince those who have lived under the benevolence of the Daleks for a generation? However, convince them he must, and soon. For on another Foundation planet, archaeologists have unearthed the most dangerous technology in the universe . . .

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Plague of the Cybermen by Justin Richards

When the Doctor arrives in the 19th-century village of Klimtenburg, he discovers the residents suffering from some kind of plague – a “wasting disease”. The victims face a horrible death – but what’s worse, the dead
seem to be leaving their graves. The Plague Warriors have returned . . .

The Doctor is confident he knows what’s really happening; he understands where the dead go, and he’s sure the Plague Warriors are just a myth. But as some of the Doctor’s oldest and most terrible enemies start to awaken, he realises that maybe – just maybe – he’s misjudged the situation.

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Shroud of Sorrow by Tommy Donbavand

It is the day after John F Kennedy’s assassination and the faces of the dead are everywhere. PC Reg Cranfield sees his deceased father in the mists along Totter’s Lane. Reporter Mae Callon sees her late grandmother in a coffee stain on her desk. FBI Special Agent Warren Skeet finds his long-dead partner staring back at him from raindrops on a window pane.

Then the faces begin to talk, and scream – and push through into our world. As the alien Shroud begins to feast on the grief of a world in mourning, can the Doctor dig deep enough into his own sorrow to save mankind?

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Posted February 21, 2013 by Whoogle News in Novels and Books

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Doctor Who: Harvest Of Time (Hardcover) @ Forbidden Planet   Leave a comment

One of science fiction’s most acclaimed authors delivers a spectacular original novel in the Doctor Who universe featuring the Third Doctor, as played by Jon Pertwee.

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Posted January 23, 2013 by Whoogle News in Novels and Books

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Eleven new Doctor Who short stories for 50th anniversary   Leave a comment

Eleven famous kids’ authors are penning 11 new Doctor Who short stories to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary.

A different “eshort” will be released every month from January until November.

Each tale will focus on one of the 11 Doctors from the past 50 years, starting with William Hartnell, who played the Time Lord between 1963-1966.

The first writer will be revealed on 7 January and the first story will be out on 23 January.

Each e-story will cost £1.99 and a paperback collection of all 11 will be published by Puffin in November.

via CBBC Newsround

Posted January 5, 2013 by Whoogle News in Doctor Who News

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