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August 2007

26/08/2007, 07:41am BST
Second Series Of Double Income No Kids Yet To Air On BBC7
Repeats of the second series of the radio sitcom Double Income No Kids Yet will start airing on BBC7 from Wednesday 5th September at 08:30am. Each episode will be repeated the same day at 22:00pm and again the following day at 03:00am.
In the first episode Lucy decides it is time to shape up. But having managed to drag Daniel to the gym, she faces an unexpected problem - how can she persuade him to leave?
Doctor Who Wins Best Programme Award
BBC One has scooped two awards at the Edinburgh TV Festival, being named terrestrial channel of the year and taking best programme for Doctor Who.
The winner of the best programme prize was chosen from the shortlist by almost 200 young people who were invited to attend the festival as a way of showcasing the next generation of TV talent.
Doctor Who producer Phil Collinson paid tribute to those delegates, saying that to receive his award "from young people coming into this industry is a particular honour".
He also praised the BBC, saying that without it, "Doctor Who would never be made, would never be so good and would never be so well supported".
Doctor Who beat E4's programme Skins in its category, plus fellow BBC One series Life on Mars and Planet Earth.
24/08/2007, 09:00am BST
The Doctor & Donna In The 1920s
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The BBC have released the above publicity photo showing the Doctor and Donna on a trip back in time to the 1920s and it's here that they will be meeting up with the famous writer Agatha Christie!
Russell T Davies said: "Visiting Agatha Christie has been on my wish list for ages now, and for the Doctor, it's a real meeting of minds!"
ACCORD Doctor Who Comedy Night Podcast Now Available
The podcast of the comedy night held earlier this month in Edinburgh in aid of the ACCORD hospice is now available online.
Blackpool Lights Press Release have released the following press statement regarding David flicking the switch at their illuminations next week:
At the Blackpool Illuminations Switch On

David tennant as doctor whoBBC Radio 2 and VisitBlackpool have today announced the glittering array of stars who will be joining this year’s Switch On celebrity - BBC One’s Doctor Who, David Tennant -at the launch of the 2007 Blackpool Illuminations on Friday 31 August.

Natasha Bedingfield will no doubt become the dream ‘Soulmate’ of every male in the audience as the chart topping beauty performs some of her hits and forthcoming single ‘Say It Again’.

And the evening will no doubt be ‘Glorious’ as Australian singer-songwriter Natalie Imbruglia performs her forthcoming single and hits from her fourth album Glorious: The Singles 1997-2007.

McFlyAlso making a welcome return to the Blackpool Illuminations Switch On are pop-rock boy band McFly. With a succession of summer festival dates behind them, the boys will be stopping off at Blackpool’s Radio 2 Arena before embarking on their UK tour.

Chart topper Gareth Gates makes his second visit of this season to the UK’s favourite holiday destination. The pop idol will be performing songs from his latest album ‘Pictures of the Other Side’. 

London band Ghosts may be relatively new to the music scene, but their harmony-drenched guitar-pop anthems will no doubt turn their decade long dreams of rock stardom into reality during 2007.

Dale wintonDale Winton, host of BBC Radio 2’s Sunday afternoon Pick of the Pops show, will be presenting this special broadcast which will go out live on air between 8.30pm and 9.30pm. Dale, whose show takes a look back at the hits from years gone by, makes a welcome return to the event for the second year in succession, after flicking the famous switch to mark the start of the 2006 display.

Early evening entertainment at the Radio 2 Arena will be provided from around 6pm by Canadian duo RyanDan, the cast of Chicago, who are playing at the Opera House from 28 August until 8 September, the cast of South Pacific, who are playing at the Grand Theatre from 24 August until 8 September, and teenage solo singing sensation Steph Fraser.

Natalie imbrugliaCllr Mrs Maxine Callow, Portfolio Holder for Tourism and Regeneration said

“The early announcement of David Tennant as headliner for this years concert has already generated a great deal of excitement around the Switch On of the 2007 Illuminations Display.

“The Illuminations are a very important asset to the resort, and we are pleased to announce such an exciting line up for what will be a great start to the 2007 Illuminations season.”

The big Switch On will take place at around 9.25pm during the live BBC Radio 2 show, and you will be able to view the fantastic 2007 Illuminations display, featuring brand new sections ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Decodance’ by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, until approximately 2am on Saturday morning.

Radio 2 logoThe Illuminations will then shine for 66 consecutive nights until Sunday 4 November 2007. For full details of lighting up times, and information on all the exciting events happening in Blackpool during the Illuminations click on or call the Visitor First Centre on 01253 478222.

23/08/2007, 13:20pm BST
David To Stay On As The Doctor
It has been officially confirmed that David will be playing the Doctor for the entire run of Series Four of Doctor Who.
When asked if the constant tabloid rumours that David would be quitting the show halfway through the next series were true, Russell T Davies told the latest issue of DWM:
"No, he's doing the whole series. It was never even discussed that he might leave after six episodes. That's completely invented by the papers."
So you can all breathe easily now! ;)
22/08/2007, 11:02am BST
Doctor Who Filming Update
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Filming on the first block of Series Four episodes began earlier this month with Catherine Tate joining David on set for the first time this year. David was photographed on location at a mansion in the Welsh countryside yesterday.
Filming on Voyage Of The Damned finished on Wednesday 8th August and it is now in post production.
Meanwhile the Ood have been removed from the Doctor Who Exhibition at the Museum Of Science And Industry and replaced with a sign stating that they are away filming Planet Of The Ood in Cardiff.
Photo Updates
Lots of new screen caps and scans have been added to the image archive. Click here to view the latest.
20/08/2007, 16:10pm BST
Blackpool Lights Details
A few more details about the Big Switch On in Blackpool on Friday 31st August have been released.
The show will be hosted by Dale Winton and will feature music from Natasha Bedingfield, Ghosts, Natalie Imbruglia and Gareth Gates before David flicks the switch and lights up Blackpool!
It is estimated to last from 20:30pm to 21:30pm.
The Switch On Arena located at the rear of Coral Island, just off the Promenade.
David will switch the lights on at approx 21:25pm and they will be on until 02:00am.

Edinburgh Fringe Comedians Raise Over 1400 For ACCORD Hospice Appeal

A charity Dr Who comedy night at this year's Edinburgh Fringe has raised 1465 for the appeal for the ACCORD hospice in Paisley, where the Dr Who actor's mother passed away recently.

The comedians taking part included Mitch Benn, Toby Hadoke, Charlie Ross and Andrew O'Neil, with an auction of Dr Who memorabilia raising over 200 alone.

Over 70 fans of the show crammed into the venue for the gig, but the proceeds of the show exceeded even the organiser's best hopes.

Ken Mathie, Fundraising Manager for the ACCORD hospice, commented:

"Everyone associated with ACCORD has been extremely moved by the public reaction to Helen’s passing. She was such a lovely person and will be sorely missed by everyone who was fortunate enough to know her. This show is a wonderful example of the support we are receiving from fans of Dr Who."

ACCORD Hospice is an independent charity giving free medical and nursing care to those in Renfrewshire and parts of East Renfrewshire whose illness is causing physical pain and emotional stress and for whom curative treatment may no longer be appropriate.

The appeal runs until 23 October 2007.

18/08/2007, 10:25am BST
Icon Fan Challenge
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The latest batch of fabulous icons created by fans have now been uploaded to the site.
17/08/2007, 08:52am BST
DWA 36 Out Now!
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What do YOU think happened to Dalek Caan?
The new issue of Doctor Who Adventures – out today – takes a look at Caan and wonders if he could be the last Dalek in the universe.


  •  The Journal of Impossible Things – look inside John Smith’s mind with our guide to his fantastic dream book.
  •  Doctor’s Data – find out about Sally Sparrow, the girl who saved the Doctor.
  • Adventure guide / Doctor Who Confidential extra – return to present-day Earth for monster scares in The Lazarus Experiment.
  • Comic strip – a new adventure for the Doctor and Martha called Signs of Life.
  •  Scary mask – become a Pig Slave and serve the Daleks!
  • Who knows? – your Doctor Who questions answered.
  •  Tales from the TARDIS – the Doctor is attacked by a Plasmavore.
  • Posters – five exclusive posters of the Ood, Dalek Caan, Gridlock, The Lazarus Experiment and Martha and Tish.
  • Win – loads of goodies to be won.
  • Puzzles – lots of Time Teasers.

This issue comes with a cool free gift.

Doctor Who Adventures issue 35, priced 2.10, is out on Thursday 16 August. Miss it and miss out.

15/08/2007, 17:19pm BST
New Forum Avatars
The downloads section has been updated with some new Doctor Who avatars that you can use on the forum.
15/08/2007, 08:41am BST
Great Scot Entertainment Award
David has been nominated for a Great Scot Entertainment Award in The Sunday Mail.
The winners will be unveiled at a star-studded Great Scot ceremony at the Glasgow Hilton on September 15 hosted by comedienne and columnist Elaine C Smith.
Proceeds from the event will be split between seven charities - Children In Distress, Nordoff Robbins, Leukaemia Research, Strathcarron Hospice, Watch Us Grow, Yorkhill's Schiehallion Unit and Breast Cancer Care.
For more information visit The Sunday Mail Website here.
Auction Update
The dt.com4ACCORD auction is currently over and we would like to thank all of you who purchased and donated items to help ACCORD, we managed to raise a whopping 5,013.70!
Don't forget that you can still donate to ACCORD online here.

Many thanks to the following for donating to our auction:


Battles in Time unveil new 'Invader' Set.


Join the Doctor on his fantastic new adventures in time and space as Doctor Who: Battles in Time launches a new expansion set to include the heroes, villains, aliens and monsters from the acclaimed 2007 TV series.


Continuing the phenomenal success of the Exterminator and Annihilator sets, the Invader cards feature 225 brand new, spectacular images from the latest TV episodes. Prepare to do battle with killer statues, human Daleks, marauding scarecrows and terrifying aliens from the ends of time...


Invader features special holo and lenticular super-rares and ultra-rares, plus many power-boosting bonus cards that will add exciting new levels to your gameplay.


The set launches with the Battles In Time: Invader Special, featuring an in-depth magazine guide to all the new Invader cards, new games and fascinating fact-files covering all 13 episodes of the 2007 TV series. This collector’s edition also comes with two booster packs to start off your collection and a FREE luxury laminated trading card album!


About the Invader trading card set

  • 225 unique designs based on the 2007 TV adventures.
  • Pack odds: 184 common cards to collect (8 in every pack); 25 rare (1 in every pack);
  • 10 super-rare (1 in every 6 packs); 6 ultra-rare (1 in every 24 packs).
  • Card packs cost 1.50 each.

About the Battles in Time: Invader Special

  • 2 regular packs of Invader cards.
  • Guaranteed lenticular Dalek card, unique to this collector’s special!
  • Fantastic laminated Battles in Time card-album, holds over 400 cards!
  • 40-page magazine featuring a guide to the best cards in the set.
  • Guide to every episode of the latest Doctor Who series, from Smith and Jones to Last of the Time Lords, including plot details, monster fact-files, behind-the-scenes trivia and puzzles.
  • Three ‘choose your own adventure’ gameplay spreads featuring characters from the new series.
  • On sale 5th September 2007, price 5.99.

Visit The Battles In Time Official Website here.




13/08/2007, 19:14pm BST
DWM 386 & Series 3 Companion Details
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DWM 386
Doctor Who Magazine #386 goes on sale from Thursday 23 August 2007, priced 3.99.
This issue, Doctor Who’s head writer and executive producer Russell T Davies talks candidly about his plans for the Christmas Special and Series Four…
“This year’s Christmas Special was always going to have a one-off companion, little knowing that it would be Kylie! I like the Christmas-ness of a one-off. As you’ll see, there’s a whole new take – again – on what a companion can be…”
Russell reveals secrets concerning the return of ‘Runaway Bride’ Donna… “She gives us the chance to be blunt about things, and be gobsmacked by things. Of course, she’ll still be brave and heroic sometimes, and she’ll save the Doctor’s life, but equally… for example, there’s one episode where they land on an alien planet, and the first thing she does is go back in the TARDIS to find the right coat!”
Also in the mag, Barry Newbery, Doctor Who designer during the 60s, 70s and 80s, is given a VIP tour of Upper Boat in Cardiff where the series is now filmed; the Fact of Fiction looks at the Master’s very first appearance in Terror of the Autons; Edward Thomas gives an in-depth insight into production design; and the Doctor and Martha begin a new comic strip adventure, The First. Plus, the Time Team reflect upon the Fifth Doctor’s final stories, Gareth Roberts pens Production Notes and there’s a bumper edition of the Space Time Telegraph!
Plus, of course, there’s all the latest exclusive casting news from BBC Wales, an exclusive new pic of the Doctor and Donna, a review of the three-part series finale, and all your usual favourites! Don’t miss it!
The Doctor Who Companion Series Three
The Doctor Who Companion Series Three is out on Thursday 16 August 2007, priced 6.99.
Packed with never-before-seen photographs, anecdotes and comments from the men and women who make the programme, script extracts, deleted scenes and a full list of cast, crew, transmission times and ratings, this is the ultimate guide to Doctor Who 2007. Doctor Who Magazine has been given exclusive access to all the scripts and shooting schedules – find out what was shot when and where; what was left on the cutting-room floor and why; even the truth behind a few of those rumours that hit the tabloids!

Doctor Who Magazine’s latest official in-depth special looks back over the most recent season of adventures for our time-travelling hero. It features a step-by-step guide to the making of all 13 episodes, as well as the 2006 Christmas Special The Runaway Bride, the animated adventure The Infinite Quest, and last November’s hugely successful Children in Need concert.  Plus, for the first time anywhere, executive producer and head writer Russell T Davies unveils the genesis of each and every story, with fascinating behind-the-scenes revelations. Discover why the Empress of the Racnoss never visited Stonehenge, how jazz changed the Daleks’ plans for Manhattan, what Spider-Man and Professor Lazarus might have had in common, and why the TARDIS got kicked off the moon!


Doctor Who Online Open Who Store

Our friends over at Doctor Who Online have just launched their very own Doctor Who store. Who Store stocks all the very latest Doctor Who merchandise as well as classic items too. So why don't you head over there and have a browse round.

13/08/2007, 17:21pm BST
Edinburgh Fringe Comedians To Stage Dr Who Comedy Night In Aid Of ACCORD Hospice Appeal
Official Press Release:
Comedians appearing at this year's Edinburgh Fringe are staging a special one-off Dr Who-themed comedy show as part of the fundraiser, which intends to raise money for the ACCORD hospice in Paisley, Scotland.

The comedians taking part were moved by the response from Dr Who fans to the recent death of the actor's mother Helen from cancer.

The gig will take place at Laughing Horse@Linsays (Fringe Venue 56) on Saturday 18th August 9.10 - 10.10pm. Although the show is not ticketed, and is not part of the official Fringe programme, those attending will be asked to donate 10, with all proceeds going to the ACCORD hospice appeal.Venue details: Laughing Horse@Linsays, 15 Brunswick Street, Edinburgh, EH7 5JB Box Office & Enquiries: 0131 556 8974

Among the comedians giving up their time to take part so far are Mitch Benn ("His act is sharp, polished and fresh... " *****The Scotsman); Bill Bruce ("Massively Talented. Breaktakingly Good. **** Chortle) and Toby Hadoke whose 2006 Fringe hit - Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf - has recently been turned into a successful BBC Radio show ("Hadoke... does for Daleks and Cybermen what Fever Pitch did for football." William Cook - The Guardian)

The full line-up of acts will be announced prior to the event.

Ken Mathie, Fundraising Manager for the ACCORD hospice, commented:

"Everyone associated with ACCORD has been extremely moved by the public reaction to Helen’s passing. She was such a lovely person and will be sorely missed by everyone who was fortunate enough to know her. This show is a wonderful example of the support we are receiving from fans of Dr Who and I wish all the comedians involved every success"

ACCORD Hospice is an independent charity giving free medical and nursing care to those in Renfrewshire and parts of East Renfrewshire whose illness is causing physical pain and emotional stress and for whom curative treatment may no longer be appropriate.

The appeal runs until 23 October 2007.

This is a late night show, and is therefore not suitable for anyone under that age of 18. Entry is on a strictly first come, first admitted basis.

10/08/2007, 08:34am BST
Donna's Back And Booking A Date With Agatha Christie
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The Official Doctor Who Site have revealed the following details from the forthcoming fourth series of Doctor Who:

Filming is underway for Series Four of Doctor Who, with Catherine Tate reprising her role as Donna, the runaway bride featured in last year's Christmas Special.

The start of the new series will see Donna tracking down the Time Lord during an alien emergency in modern-day London. The couple are destined to experience a series of wonderful adventures throughout the new series including meeting one of Doctor Who's most popular aliens, The Ood in a brand new episode, Planet of The Ood.

Catherine Tate said: "I am delighted to be returning to Doctor Who. I had a blast last Christmas and look forward to travelling again through time and space with that nice man from Gallifrey."

Donna and The Doctor will also be travelling through time for an encounter with the legendary murder mystery novelist, Agatha Christie, played by Jekyll star Fenella Woolgar. Fenella will be joined by The Good Life actress Felicity Kendal, who will star as Lady Clemency Eddison.

"What a brilliant idea that Agatha Christie and Doctor Who should meet!," noted Matthew Prichard, Agatha Christie's grandson. "Two characters whose contribution to British entertainment is absolutely unrivalled. As far as I know my grandmother, Agatha Christie, never saw Doctor Who, but I am sure she would have been intrigued, excited and above all flattered by all this attention in 2007."

Doctor Who's executive producer and head writer, Russell T Davies comments: "Visiting Agatha Christie has been on my wish-list for ages now, and for the Doctor, it's a real meeting of minds! Viewers can expect many more ambitious storylines and a whole host of guest stars in 2008."

Blackadder and Notting Hill Actor Tim McInnerny will also guest star later in the series.

Freema Agyeman who has played Martha Jones, The Doctor's companion throughout the critically acclaimed third series will return to the show to join The Doctor and Donna mid series.

The Voyage Of The Damned Update
The image archive has been updated with some new photos of David filming The Voyage Of The Damned.
09/08/2007, 13:49pm BST
On The Mag Stand
The September 2007 issue of The Word has a two page feature about David and Matt Lucas attending the Sunshine on Leith musical in Glasgow and meeting The Proclaimers.
There is also an interview with David in the current issue of Mizz.
07/08/2007, 19:08pm BST
dt.com4ACCORD Auction Update
More new lots are online today. Artwork kindly donated by Summer Thorp is now online alongside a fantastic set of Series Three Doctor Who Figures generously donated by Voga.
Plus don't forget to bid on our star lots including David's personal script from The Impossible Planet!
ACCORD Fundraising Update
We have now managed to pass the 6000 mark on the ACCORD Fundraiser. As always many thanks to all of you who have been able to donate to this worthwhile cause. The original target of 2000 is a long way behind us now!
Colin Baker On Set Of New Who
Colin Baker went down to the set of The Voyage Of The Damned recently. Read his report here.
06/08/2007, 11:54am BST
Star Lots Now Online In dt.com4ACCORD Auction
We're very pleased to reveal that our star lots are now online and you can now bid on David's personal copy of The Impossible Planet script signed by himself and Billie Piper!
And also on a Tenth Doctor action figure also signed by David!
All proceeds will go to ACCORD.
Holiday Makers Pine For David
David Tennant has been voted the TV star Britons miss most when they are on holiday.
Chat show host Jonathan Ross came next in the poll commissioned by Virgin Media, to publicise its playback TV service.
Geordie duo Ant and Dec, Big Brother host Davina McCall and Coronation Street couple Jack and Vera followed.
It revealed that more than one in three men (37 per cent) choose their trips abroad around the football fixtures.
Women are also addicted to the small screen - 17 per cent would rather arrange their holiday around favourite reality TV shows than grab a holiday bargain.
Around a third of Britons (35 per cent) seek out British bars to watch home-grown shows while away in order to not miss out.
Ten percent of 16 to 24-year-olds would rather take time off work to watch their favourite shows than go on holiday.
A fifth (20 per cent) said they missed TV more than their partners and their children (6 per cent).
And the poll found that 19 per cent of people admit that the first thing they do when they walk in the door after a holiday is turn on the TV.
05/08/2007, 11:10am BST
December Doctor Who Novels Revealed
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The Wishing Well
The old village well is just a curiosity - something to attract tourists intrigued by stories of lost treasure, or visitors just making a wish. Unless something alien and terrifying could be lurking inside the well. Something utterly monstrous that causes nothing but death and destruction. But who knows the real truth about the well? Who wishes to unleash the hideous force it contains? What terrible consequences will follow the search for a legendary treasure hidden at the bottom? No one wants to believe the Doctor's warnings about the deadly horror lying in wait - but soon they'll wish they had... This title features the Doctor and Martha as played by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman in the hit series from BBC Television.
The Pirate Loop
The Doctor's been everywhere and everywhen in the whole of the universe and seems to know all the answers. But ask him what happened to the Starship Brilliant and he hasn't the first idea. Did it fall into a sun or black hole? Was it shot down in the first moments of the galactic war? And what's this about a secret experimental drive? The Doctor is skittish. But if Martha is so keen to find out he'll land the TARDIS on the Brilliant, a few days before it vanishes. Then they can see for themselves... Soon the Doctor learns the awful truth. And Martha learns that you need to be careful what you wish for. She certainly wasn't hoping for mayhem, death, and badger-faced space pirates. This title features the Doctor and Martha as played by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman in the hit series from BBC Television.
The peace and quiet of a remote homestead in the 1880s American West is shattered by the arrival of two shadowy outriders searching for 'the healer'. When the farmer refuses to help them, they raze the house to the ground using guns that shoot bolts of energy instead of bullets... In the town of Redwater, the Doctor and Martha learn of a snake-oil salesman who's patent medicines actually cure his patient. But when the Doctor and Martha investigate they discover the truth is stranger, and far more dangerous. Caught between the law of the gun and the deadly plans of intergalactic mercenaries, the Doctor and Martha are about to discover just how wild the West can become... This title features the Doctor and Martha as played by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman in the hit series from BBC Television.
All books are available to pre order from our shop here.
Photo Credit: Doctor Who Online
ACCORD Fundraising Update
The total is still going up, so many thanks to all of you who have been able to donate.
The total is currently standing at 5,834.01 plus 1,049.94 in Gift Aid.
dt.com4ACCORD Auction Update
More new lots are now up in the auction. You can now bid on 2x Family Passes for the Doctor Who - Up Close Exhibition in Cardiff, very kindly donated by and on a signed photo of Doctor Who and Torchwood actor John Barrowman.
03/08/2007, 09:51am BST
Nickelodeon Kids' Channel Awards
David has been nominated for Best TV Actor at this year's Nickleodeon Kids' Channel Awards.
Doctor Who is also up for Best TV Show.
Voting is now open so click here to vote!
02/08/2007, 17:51pm BST
The Fanzine
Thanks to everyone who sent in their brilliant poems, artwork etc for the August edition of the Fanzine.
02/08/2007, 17:13pm BST
dt.com4ACCORD Auction Update
We're pleased to announce another lot has gone online in our auction.
You can now bid for a piece of original artwork by professional artist Pete Wallbank.
Pete has been a professional artist for many years and has a highly successful collection of Doctor Who themed artwork for commercial publications.
He is now offering you the chance to have your own exclusive commission painted by him!
He will paint for you whatever you want! This will be your very own exclusive image, it will not be a print.
Do you have a favourite Doctor Who scene that you would love to see turned into some amazing artwork? Then this is the lot for you!
If you are the successful bidder simply let us know what you want painted and Pete will rise to the challenge!
We will be announcing some Star Lots in the next day or so, so keep your eyes peeled for those!
ACCORD Fundraising Update
The donations are now over 5,500! Thanks to all of you who have helped ACCORD via here and Outpost Gallifrey already!
01/08/2007, 14:48pm BST
ACCORD Fundraising Update
The donations to ACCORD have passed the 5,000 mark!
The total currently stands at 5,104.50 plus Gift Aid of 921.04.
Thanks to all of you who have donated to this worthy cause.
dt.com4ACCORD Auction Update
Several new lots are now online thanks to the kind folks over at 10th Planet, The Doctor Who Shop online;
They have provided us with some lovely pieces of Doctor Who memorabilia, including a full size cutout of David as the Doctor.