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The Kids (and Teacher) of Patcham High !!!

Just a quick note to congratulate Rowlie Darby and Doctor Who Monthly for an excellent piece in this month's issue. A wonderful feature praising the scheme initially set up at Patcham High School near Brighton to encourage science-fiction reading by their English teacher Mr Darby. We managed to help out: in conversation with Rowlie, Ashley from the team arranged for a Devious dalek to go on loan to the school for the library and one was duly dispatched a year or two ago - and is still there!

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encouragement

(Ashley) went to the Dr Who exhibition on Brighton Pier yesterday - should have done some time ago as it's only 8 miles from his house - and if you're thinking of going then the advice is to go. Enjoy it - a time when the BBC is actively promoting Dr Who again with all its might. Great to see props and costumes from this new series - as a prop and set builder for Devious it was good to see and make comparisons - and to take heart and encouragement to see we're on the right lines!!!

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new web design

Just a quick word to say "hope you like the new design". Well if you don't it's not going back to the old look. The menu at the top of the screen has some positioning issues at present and the fonts aren't quite as we want, but Ashley is working on this.

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into the vortex - warning of temporary website instabilities ahead !!!

 

we're on the move! - both the TARDIS and this site are moving in the next few days! One has gone by road and the other via the medium of the web to a new server. The Tardis' local journey has been successful whereas the site move will doubtless get caught in the vortexand never be seen again - so here's just a quick note to warn you thatthe site may be down for a short while during this process!

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MAIN DEVIOUS FILMING ... F I N I S H E D ! ! !

Yes, it's true - we've finished all the live action required filming! Meaning we've some modelwork to film and we may repeat a couple of scenes with better locations in the summer if we feel like it. But will we? The edit will tell us. The main thing is we need to sit back and celebrate just for once. Break out the champers! Well, to be honest the moment passed rather strangely - certainly for Ashley who was very ill with flu during the shoot and only came along because it was the last filming - otherwise he'd have stayed in bed.

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Griffin again!!

 

Just got this shot through from Neil Jones - brother of Mark - taken at the recent premiere of Griffin. A great piece of work, very animated and a great character. Let's hope for the best for this creation and hope we'll see a lot more of him and his creator Mark. Photo shows Mark (right) with Griffin and Ashley...

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DEVIOUS on the RADIO !!

I've just got back from appearing on the local radio this morning (Ashley speaking here). Along with Stephen Cranford I've just done two short interviews for BBC Southern Counties Radio regarding Doctor Who- our effort Devious, and some thoughts on the new series. Great fun - unlike seasoned broadcaster Stephen I've not done this sort of thing before so it was a little nerve-racking aforehand but then when "on air" (as these people call it!) it was fine!

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March and Doctor Who

 

Well it's a big month for Doctor Who. With the new series debuting later this month it's high time Devious' filming was completed. Plans to finish tonight (1 March) have been scuppered due to the set location not being quite ready, and so it's expected we'll finish in the next few weeks. We won't mention it until it's done! In the meantime here's a few new images from the January filming - also repeated full size in the filming section (jan 2005)...

 

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More this and that

Well, we've delayed our short bit of filming another week. If it isn't done in the next week or two it'll be done later in the year, say May, which will be a shame, 'cause if we do it next week we'll have completed all the necessary filming for Devious. Rather neatly just before the new series starts! We've been a sort of stop-gap for our Whovian interests as we did start not too long after the "classic" series ended on BBC1 (in reality year or two after but we were mulling the idea over back then). Still, it's all just a hobby and a bit of fun!!

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