Just a quick note to say that one of the Devious daleks is currently on the BBC Dr Who website. Three of the children at Patcham High School in Brighton have just reviewed one of the excellent BBC Audios read byDavid Tennant - The Feast of the Drowned and are pictured in front of one of their school daleks.
Stephen from the Devious Team is going to be putting a few words on this site soon regarding the John Nathan Turner Legacy.
When JNT died Gary Downie preserved his collection of Dr Who material and when Gary in turn died earlier this year the material was left in its entirety to Stephen Cranford.
Stephen has written briefly about this connection and how he arranged for the material to be passed on to the Restoration Team / BBC. There will be afeature soonin a future Doctor Who Monthly and Stephen has submitted a few words to add to this account.
So all you peeps out there are watching the World Cup now instead of Doctor Who. Even you chaps in the USA where winning the world cup is as likely as David Hasselhoff being the next Doctor Who. Having said that his name did crop up in our suggestions people have been giving us for a future Doctor, so it's not as daft as you think! After all he's big in Germany musically... Seriously though - good luck USA! Actually good luck Ghana too (Ashley spent some time there a few years back and loves the place and people). So to be fair - GOOD LUCK EVERYONE. How impartial can you get!
Not a great deal to report - just loads of prop building for the Evil of the Daleks play at the moment - as as you can see from the Evil news item also dated today - there's not a lot we can say at the moment, so please bear with us. To compensatewe'veput up a Comic Relief retrospective for the Devious site - mind you we will add to it as (a) our memory returns, or (b) someone contacts us on "say hello" and suggests something we ought to mention...
Tonight we (five of us from the Team) are watching for the first time a newedit of the second half of the story. David has been furiously editing ready for this showing which will culminate in a timecoded version on dvd being created so that we can comment on what needs to be trimmed out. At present these editsare really sequences and will need further editing and trimming. Nevertheless we're all terribly excited about seeing Devious again now all the dalek segmentshave been inserted.
A few clips added in the, er, 'clips' section which is actually currently within the 'imagery' section. Try here. Meanwhile more work is ongoing on the new dalek bases for the Evil of the Daleks play this October. And David is still editing. So apart from that it's really quite a sparse news day. not even worth putting up I suppose... Mind you here's a few pics from those clips... Please bear in mind that they're only there for a short time as David isn't particularly keen on the site showing clips of material in such an unfinished state.
If you want to link to the Devious site from your own site then we have finally got* round to creating a banner! We'll doubtless come up with some more designs and sizes in due course but don't hold your horses - it's taken us years on the web to get this far...
* - and yes it's 'gotten' for you guys over there in the USA...
Brief item: Ashley popped down to meet the full team behind the Evil of the Daleks for a photocall and chat at a hidden location near Havant near Portsmouth. The evening meant cast and backstage people could meet - and try out the dalek voicebox moogerfooger!!! Well, Ashley tried it but clammed up as he didn't like an audience apparently - fine for someone puportedly doing some of the dalek voices for Devious!
Just to say thanks for voting all of you in our "who's your favourite Doctor" poll. Just a bit of fun as we said, and it seems that Messrs Baker (Tom),Pertwee, Troughton came out on top along with Mr Tennant!