Monday, 10 February 2014

Christopher Barry

The Doctor Who Bar sadly reports that former Doctor Who director Christopher Barry has died at the age of 88.

He may be remembered best for being the 1st person to direct the Daleks but he directed many other Doctor Who stories in the 60's and 70's these stories were:

William Hartnell:  The Daleks (Not episodes 3 & 6), The Rescue, The Romans, The Savages.
Patrick Troughton:  The Power of the Daleks.
Jon Pertwee: The Dæmons, The Mutants.
Tom Baker:  Robot, The Brain of Morbius, The Creature from the Pit.

Christopher had previously stated of all these Stories his favourite was The Dæmons.

We would like to invite to you all to join us as we pay tribute to Christopher Barry with The Dæmons on Saturday 15th February.  The Doctor Who Bar opens at 9:15pm and we press play at 9:30pm.  Please join in by watching your VHS or DVD and use the #DWBar Hashtag.

We hope to see you then.

R.I.P. Christopher Barry.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Let's Get The Captain America Movie Sequel To Feature Doctor Who!

The latest Marvel movie blockbuster Captain America: The Winter Soldier could feature the hit TV series  Doctor Who and Sherlock when it arrives in the UK and Ireland screens in March this year.

After his sixty-year coma following the events seen in Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America (also known as Steve Rogers) will be adapting to life in the 21st century. A scene will occur, featuring Rogers' scrapbook, with notes filled with the news he has missed out on during his spell in a coma. Now comes the exciting bit for lovers of the hit television series Sherlock and more importantly Doctor Who!

Captain America will have missed plenty of amazing TV in his comatose absence - so the Radio Times Magazine have created a poll which will help him decide which great British & Irish TV could be featured in the very special scene. Hopefully the BBC's flagship sci-fi series Doctor Who (what else could it be!), Sherlock, and many other TV hits making the poll could be included.  This is a great opportunity for fans to help their favourite programme feature in a massive blockbuster motion picture!

For example, there could be a picture of the Eleventh Doctor (played by Matt Smith) & Clara (Jenna Coleman) on their travels in the TARDIS, or even Sherlock (actor Benedict Cumberbatch) & John Watson  (Martin Freeman) discovering a mystery - there are endless possibilities for extracts of either show to be incorporated into the scene. So where and how do we vote? The link below will take you to the original article and poll, for you to cast your votes (you may vote for up to three programmes, so please choose very carefully!)

Click here to cast your vote!

Captain America: The Winter Soldier will hit UK & Ireland screens on Wednesday 26th March, and US cinemas on Friday 4th April.

[Source : The Radio Times]