Why aren’t we talking about this picture? I fell we should be talking about this more. In fact, we should talk more about Benny in general.
And while we’re at it, everyone should buy the book Lisa is excitedly holding in her hands. A must have for any Bernice Summerfield fan and those that love the Virgin New Adventures as Simon does an excellent job discussing that era.
I took that picture! I wrote that book! I pulled the same face, too!
On this day in 1929, a radio production of Anton Chekhov’s ‘The Cherry Orchard' on the BBC's experimental East Midlands radio station 5GB, broadcast from a powerful new 30KW transmitter at Daventry on 610 kHz MW.
We know this pioneering production was translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett and adapted by Dulcima Glasby but we have no idea who the actors in these dusty plates are. We know only that they played, top to bottom, Yasha, Dunyasha, Charlotta, Epihodov and Lopahin.
Don’t you mess with Bernice S. Summerfield!
From the Doctor Who Magazine website:
THE ESSENTIAL DOCTOR WHO LAUNCHES WITH NEW CYBERMAN BY ORIGINAL DESIGNER ALEXANDRA TYNAN
Following the success of 2013’s 50th anniversary specials, Panini’s bookazines continue with a new title: The Essential Doctor Who. Highlights of the first edition include a brand new Cyberman, specially illustrated for this issue by their original designer Alexandra Tynan.
The Essential Doctor Who: Cybermen is a lavish 116-page guide featuring details of every Cyberman episode. There are exclusive new interviews with scriptwriters Neil Gaiman, Gareth Roberts and Marc Platt, choreographer Ailsa Berk and four of the actors who have played Cybermen. The publication also includes archive interviews with Cyberman creators Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis, as well as features on comics, novels, audio stories and Davis’ unmade serial The Genesis of the Cybermen.
Editor Marcus Hearn was the author of the New York Times bestseller Doctor Who: The Vault. “Our writers include the estimable Andrew Pixley and our art editor is the brilliant Peri Godbold, so we obviously share our DNA with Doctor Who Magazine,” he says. “But there are a lot of new voices in there as well, and I hope we’ve been able to preserve DWM‘s authoritative tone while creating our own identity.”
The Essential Doctor Who: Cybermen is on sale now at WH Smith and newsagents, price £9.99.
(I conducted the interviews with Ailsa Berk and Neil Gaiman.)
Because some people’s nerd goes just this deep. <3