Doctor Who comes to Lego Dimesnsions

Doctor Who is to become part of the Lego Dimensions Universe, the upcoming Lego action-adventure video game.

The interactive game, which follows multiple characters from various Lego sets in a virtual adventure, is due to launch this Autumn.

Today Lego Dimensions announced on Twitter, that Doctor Who characters will form part of the game. This follows the announcement, earlier this year, that Lego Characters, based on Doctor Who, will be released later this year.

Other franchises signed up to take part in the game include Back to the Future, Lord of the Rings, Scooby-Doo and The Simpsons. Players build physical figurines and then by placing them on the connected toy pad, their figures are absorbed into the virtual gaming world.

The Dimensions game will be available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. The game is due for release on 27th September

Obituary

Bob Hornery 1931-2015 The actor Bob Hornery has died at the age of 83.

Bob Hornery appeared in the 1979 Fourth Doctor story The Horns of Nimon where he played the Pilot.

The Australian actor was best known for playing Tom Kennedy in long-running soap Neighbours. He was a long standing member of the Melbourne Theatre Company, first appearing in a 1961 touring production of Sweeney Todd. His last appearance for the company was in 2011 in The Importance of Being Earnest. His 60 year long career included TV roles in Sapphire & Steel, Orlando, Nicholas Nickleby, The Glynn Nicholas Show and Thunderstone. Movie parts include roles in Crackerjack and Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome.

The actor died last Tuesday, just two days before his 84th birthday.


Peter Howell 1919-2015

The actor Peter Howell has died at the age of 96.

Peter Howell played the Investigator in the last episode of the 1972 story The Mutants.

He was best known for his role in the 1960's medical drama Emergency Ward 10, playing Dr. Peter Harrison in well over 100 episodes. He had roles in Dr. Finlay's Casebook, The Ten Commandments, Freewheelers, Edward VII, The Mill on the Floss, Pride and Prejudice, The Prisoner Love in a Cold Climate, Death of an Expert Witness, Crown Court, A Sort of Innocence, Our Mutual Friend and Perfect Strangers. He played the Governor in the TV movie Scum. His many radio roles included the Right Reverend Cyril Hood in The Archers and playing Saruman in the 1981 BBC production of The Lord of the Rings.

Howell died on 20 April 2015 after a short illness.
With thanks to Tim Brown and Steven Ricks

The Time of the Doctor convention


Starfury Conventions have announced details of a Doctor Who event taking place in the UK in July and will feature Jenna Coleman (Clara) as one of the main guests. Buy tickets HERE.

The Time of the Doctor takes place in Birmingham from July 3-5; other guests include:
Ellis George (Courtney in Series 8)
Jonathan Bailey (Psi in Time Heist)
Hermione Norris (Lundvik in Kill The Moon)
Anamaria Marinca (Darla in Asylum of the Daleks)
More guests are to be announced. Visit the website HERE for more info and booking details.