Doctor Who: Shada – Novel

Doctor Who: Shada Written by Gareth Roberts Published by BBC Books When ‘And another thing…’, Eoin Colfer’s authorised sixth book in the Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, was published, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy. Problem was, I couldn’t finish it. It wasn’t Douglas Adams, the attempts to mimic […]




Topical T Shirt of the Week so Don’t Panic

Congratulations to Cafepress for getting the T Shirt of the Week. Taken from Douglas Adams’? Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy, who would have been 60 years old yesterday. For those of you who don’t know who Douglas Adams is, shame on you. Please see the brief introduction to his life below (thanks to wikipedia) then […]




The LOST Doctor Who Story Told

Thirty-three years ago, the BBC started filming Douglas Adams? six-part Doctor Who serial, Shada. But industrial action halted recording, and the story was left unfinished? until now. This March, AudioGO are thrilled to be releasing an unabridged reading of this long-lost adventure ? at the same time as the BBC Books hardback. Written by acclaimed […]




Gareth Roberts Signing Dr Who Shada

GARETH ROBERTS will be signing the Doctor Who novel, SHADA (BBC books) at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 14th March from 6 ? 7pm. Based on the scripts for the original television series by the legendary Douglas Adams, SHADA retells a Tom Baker era adventure of the Doctor that never made it to […]




Dirk Gently Back On Telly As Series

Dirk Gently will return to BBC Four for a 3×60 minute series in 2012. Written by BAFTA-winning Howard Overman (Misfits, Merlin), the drama is based on Douglas Adams’ cult novel Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. The series commission comes on the back of the hugely popular one-hour instalment in December last year, which attracted 1.1m […]




Science fiction On the BBC this Christmas

I looked to the BBC’s festive season highlights to see what Science Fiction is in store for us lucky Brits this Christmas. I very nearly said “Just Doctor Who” but it suddenly became clear that there are some slim pickings for genre fun. Doctor Who Christmas Special Topping an amazing line-up of quality drama, Matt […]