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Thursday 23rd October 2003

TWIDW Alert: Scream Of The Shalka Premieres November 13!!!
(posted 23rd Oct 2003, 11:26am - TWIDW post #0187)
This is a special report from This Week In Doctor Who:

October 23, 2003
Waveguide TV and Radio News has as its top headline a press release revealing the premiere date for episode 1 of The Scream Of The Shalka - Thursday November 13. Scream is BBCi's first fully animated full cast Doctor Who story. It will be available on the BBCi website.

Richard E. Grant will be making his premiere as the BBC's official Ninth Doctor. Scream also stars Sir Derek Jacobi, Sophie Okonedo, and Diana Quick. Writer - Paul Cornell (Casualty, Doctor Who and other sci-fi stories in multiple mediums). The story runs for 6 episodes, with each episode going online at Lunchtime in the UK. Cosgrove Hall is doing the animation.

BBCi has had success over the past 3 years releasing original audio Doctor Who stories with illustrations in the same manner (Death Comes To Time, Real Time, Shada).
From the press release

'BBCi's Martin Trickey said: "We are delighted to be able to bring another fantastic series of Doctor Who to a whole new generation of people. Broadcasting the series via the BBCi website means that people can watch whenever they want to, so they'll never have to miss a minute." '
More details if events warrant.
Benjamin Elliott