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A roundup of the programmes for the 40th anniversary

BBC 1 is scheduled to screen an hour-long anniversary documentary at Christmas. The Story of Doctor Who features interviews with many members of the cast and crew over the years, including Verity Lambert, Carole Ann Ford, Peter Purves, Dick Mills, Terrance Dicks, Barry Letts, Elisabeth Sladen, Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Mary Tamm, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred.

UK Gold is going to town with a two-day Who-fest on 22 and 23 November, the Doctor Who @ 40 Weekend, the schedule of which has been partly decided by viewers. Fans were encouraged to vote for their favourite Who stories — one from each of the first seven Doctors. As a result they will be showing The Time Meddler, The Tomb of the Cybermen, The Daemons, Pyramids of Mars (below), The Caves of Androzani (bottom), Attack of the Cybermen and Dragon fire. In addition they will show the 1999 Comic Relief special, Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death, featuring Rowan Atkinson and Jonathan Pryce, the 1999 documentaries Adventures in Space and Time and Carnival of Monsters, plus the tenth anniversary story, The Three Doctors. Interviews with cast and crew can be seen in specially commissioned shorts, which include a history of Radio Times covers!

On radio, BBC 7 has Slipback, by Eric Saward and starring Colin Baker, starting on 22 November. Paradise of Death, which continues on 24 and 25 November, and Ghosts of N-Space, starting on 26 November, were both written by Barry Letts and star Jon Pertwee, Nicholas Courtney and Elisabeth Sladen.

And don't forget the online animation, Scream of the Shako, featuring the voice of Richard E Grant as the Doctor, which started on 13 November. The continuing story (there are six 15-minute episodes) goes out on Thursdays at

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