Thursday, 22 December 2011

Liberation on Kindle

Attention ebook fans: Our best-selling guide to Blake's 7, Liberation, is now available as an ebook! Click here to order it in Kindle UK and Kindle US formats.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Holiday schedule

Just a quick update: we will be shipping CDs up until Wednesday 21 December, then we'll be taking our usual break until the New Year (you can still order them, but they will be sent in early 2012). We'll be back in January with more exciting news about future productions!

New Kaldor!

This week recording was completed on Kaldor City: Metafiction, the short play first performed to a great response this summer at the Sci-Fi London Film Festival by Paul Darrow and Patricia Merrick. We also recorded two new original stories with strange links to "Metafiction": "The Time Waster" starring Paul Darrow, Trevor Cooper and Robert Barringer-Lock, and "Radio Bastard" with a large ensemble cast. We'll be revealing more about these productions in the new year, but until then, here's a couple of pictures:

Christmas Memories

Our featured article for Christmas is a transcript of my very first Interview with Nicholas Courtney, conducted in 1987, and previously published in Celestial Toyroom's Nicholas Courtney tribute issue (#400).

Sunday, 20 November 2011


Alistair Lock is currently appearing in the play "Iron" by Rona Munro at the New Venture Theatre in Brighton, from 19 to 26 November at 7.45 PM, with a matinee on Sunday at 2.30. For tickets, please visit

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Peter Tuddenham Interview

Continuing our series of archive material, we bring you a 1991 interview with the late Peter Tuddenham, in which the voice of Zen, Orac and Slave described his adventures with Charles Hawtree, Ivor Novello, Terry-Thomas, and the interesting people one meets at SF conventions!

Saturday, 15 October 2011

David Bailie at Time5

We're pleased to confirm that David "Taren Capel" Bailie will be appearing at the Doctor Who Appreciation Society's annual convention, Time5, at Riverside Studios on 29th October, along with Paul Darrow and a variety of Doctor Who and Torchwood guests including Richard Franklin, Gareth David-Lloyd, Andrew Hayden-Smith, Christopher Guard and Mike Tucker. Click here to register!

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

The Metaphor

The current issue of Interzone magazine contains "The Metaphor," a new short story by Fiona Moore. You can read a preview and buy a copy by following the link.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Silence Will Fall

As a companion piece to last month's Interview with Alwyn Turner, this month Alan Stevens delivers an autumn ghost story, an introspective and atmospheric personal reflection on themes of silence and isolation in Terry Nation's writing, in the form of a review of Turner's new biography of the Dalek creator.

Time for Time5

Just an early reminder that Time5, the Doctor Who Appreciation Society's annual convention in the beautiful and historic Riverside Studios, will be taking place on 29 October this year, and Paul Darrow will be there, along with many others from the classic and new Doctor Who series. Register now!

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Dale Smith on Kaldor City

An expanded version of Doctor Who books author Dale Smith's in-depth review of Kaldor City is now online-- you can read it on his website, here.

The Fate of Nations

This month's new feature is an interview with Alwyn W. Turner, author of the critically acclaimed biography of Terry Nation, The Man Who Invented the Daleks, discussing how the book came about, Nation's relationship with the other Doctor Who writers, the abortive Dalek spinoff series, and whether Roj Blake has anything in common with Survivors' Jimmy Garland.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Silver Medal

This month, a new take on the Doctor Who anniversary special everyone loves to hate, in 27 Cool Things About Silver Nemesis (and 23 Stupid Ones). It's got more Cool than Stupid, who knew?

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Interview with Donald Tosh

A major 9,500-word interview with Doctor Who story editor Donald Tosh, is now up. Hear what he has to say about shaping history, losing companions and dark political manoeuvrings, both behind as well as in front of the camera.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

The Surgery: The Epilogue

If you thought last week's episode of The Surgery was the last.... well, you're right. But there is an epilogue! Click the link to find out what happens to the budding romance between Chelsea Morgan and Doctor Blake...

Sunday, 12 June 2011

The Surgery: Mexican Standoff

In the penultimate installment of The Surgery, Doctor Jamirez takes on the CIA and the Yakuza, aided only by a greengrocer from Halifax. Is this the end for the medical profession's most successful arms dealer? Guest starring Peter Miles.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

The Surgery: Brain Surgery

Episode thirteen, for luck, of The Surgery is now online. Click the link to find out how a jumble of random letters spells "death" for PC Fenton!

Kaldor City Convention Update: Paul Darrow at Time5

We can now announce that Paul Darrow will be attending the Doctor Who Appreciation Society convention Time5 this October. Check the link for details, plus announcements and updates regarding other guests.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

The Surgery: Night of the Living Zombie Death

Uploading early for the bank holiday weekend... Episode Twelve of The Surgery brings sex, lies and overacting to a humble medical practice.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Interview with Peter Miles

Recently-released video interview with Peter Miles, where he talks about new Doctor Who, his memories of Lis Sladen and Nick Courtney, and of course his continuing involvement with Magic Bullet Productions.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

The Surgery: Fighting at Brighton

The Surgery marches on with Episode Eleven, which introduces a mysterious lady with a shady past to our medical rogue's gallery. Guest starring Peter Miles once again.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

The Surgery: The Midnight Raid

The Surgery continues to lurch towards its thrilling climax, this week with a special guest appearance by Rick Astley.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

The Daleks' Master Plan: The Unfolding Text

With the publication of Alwyn Turner's new book The Man Who Invented the Daleks: The Strange Worlds of Terry Nation, we're making available our article The Daleks' Master Plan: The Unfolding Text, which is a companion piece to our earlier review of The Daleks' Master Plan written for a Celestial Toyroom special on members' favourite stories. As the book makes reference to it on p. 315, we thought we'd better put it up....

The Surgery Episode Nine: Lethal Telephony

Don't miss this week's The Surgery, in which Mrs Pearce strikes a blow against the military-industrial complex.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

The Surgery: Welcome to the Nineties

This week's installment of The Surgery is now up. You know how a single topical reference can really date a series and remind us that it was written and produced in 1995? Here's a good example.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

London Comics Festival

Love comics? Want to meet some of the people behind the scenes? Then drop round the BFI this weekend for the London Comics Festival-- affiliated with the Sci-Fi London Film Festival!

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Post-play post

Just a quick post to say hello and thank you to everyone who turned out to the performance of the new short play "Kaldor City: Metafiction" at the Sci-Fi London Film Festival yesterday. For those of you who didn't get a chance to see it, though, Paul Darrow and Patricia Merrick have agreed to record the play later this year... so stay tuned! In the meantime, check out SFL's website for many more exciting things on their schedule.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

The Surgery again

In this week's episode of The Surgery, will hairy nipples and an appendix scar be enought to save Doctor Flask from a charge of murder? Download Episode 7 to find out!

Also, don't forget to come by the Apollo Cinema at Piccadilly Circus tomorrow at 5 to see a new Kaldor City short play starring Paul Darrow and Patricia Merrick!

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Elisabeth Sladen

We were very sad to hear just now about the death of Doctor Who actress Elisabeth Sladen. Our thoughts are with her family and friends.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

New Kaldor City play at the Sci-Fi London Film Festival!

At this year's Sci-Fi London Film Festival, the panel We Are All Cylons: Dystopian TV Revisited on Bank Holiday Monday, 25 April at 5 PM will include a performance of a brand new twenty-minute Kaldor City playlet written by Alan Stevens and Fiona Moore, starring Patricia Merrick and Paul Darrow as Justina and Kaston Iago, in which Iago reveals his true name and identity! Blake's 7 and Kaldor fans can follow the link to sign up, but tickets are not unlimited!

The Surgery Sings

This week on The Surgery, we encounter the Singing Man. Every town's got one; those men who wander around the high street singing at the top of their lungs. But most don't seek therapy, and especially not with Doctor Flask. Get Episode Six here.

Blake's 7 Survey

There's a new survey up for Blake's 7 fans, where you can rate not only your favourite episodes, but your favourite audios and comics as well. Visit powerful52, and don't forget to vote for The Logic of Empire and The Mark of Kane!

Sunday, 10 April 2011

The Surgery, guest starring Peter Miles

Episode 5 of The Surgery is now available here. Featuring the very first guest appearance in the series by Peter Miles, reprising his role from Colditz, and revealing the unexpected linguistic talents of Chelsea Morgan.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Latest The Surgery episode

Episode 4 of The Surgery is now available here. Josie Witherington has a fungal infection, causing Doctor Blake to stare into the abyss....

Sunday, 27 March 2011

The Surgery Episode 3

New episode of The Surgery available here, in which trainee receptionist Chelsea Morgan reveals her fruit and veg fetish, while PC Fenton administers to the sick.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

New special offer: Buy the first, get any other half price

At Magic Bullet, we believe that if you hear the first CDs of our Kaldor City and Faction Paradox series, you'll want to hear more. So, we've got a new special offer on our Orders Page: Buy the first CD in either series (Occam's Razor or Coming to Dust) and get any of our other CDs, in either series, for half price (excluding The Actor Speaks: Paul Darrow). Just specify which other CD you want in the little text box on the PayPal order page, and we'll send it to you.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

New Feature: The Surgery!

Written, produced and first aired in 1995, and now available here for the first time as a free download! The Surgery is a fifteen-part comedy-drama series featuring several of the people who would go on to become stalwarts of Magic Bullet Productions, such as Alan Stevens, Alistair Lock, and, in front of the microphone, Peter Miles, Tracy Russell, Robert Lock and Patricia Merrick. The Surgery has been played on several radio stations, and you can access it here. We've posted the first two episodes to start with, and will be updating with more as the year progresses.

Wendy Padbury Interview

Conducted by Alan Stevens and Alistair Lock in 1991, we add to our collection of rare and archival material a extended version of an interview with Wendy Padbury, the last Doctor Who companion of the 1960s, that previously appeared in TV Zone Special #3.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Classic Jacqueline Pearce Interview

This month's addition to our series of classic Blake's 7 content is an extended version of an interview with Jacqueline Pearce conducted for TV Zone in 1991, discussing her time on Blake's 7, Doctor Who and Moondial. Includes extra material not published at the time.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Nicholas Courtney 1929-2011

All of us at Magic Bullet are very sad to hear about the death of Nick Courtney yesterday. As well as being admirers of his work in Doctor Who and elsewhere, we have fond memories of working with him on the Kaldor City stories Hidden Persuaders, Taren Capel and Checkmate, where, in a serious deviation from his familiar role as The Brigadier, he played the unhinged Kaldor City News presenter Packard. We will miss him, and our thoughts are with his family.

UPDATE: Alan has written up a small reminiscence about his time working with Nick, you can read it here.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Rare Vintage Chris Boucher

Continuing our series of rare, unpublished and/or archival material relating to Blake's 7, we present an Interview with Chris Boucher which was conducted for DWB in 1992 by myself and Anthony Brown, where the author gives his usual frank and opinionated take on his work on Blake's 7, Doctor Who and Star Cops.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Happy 2011!

Just a quick note to say happy new year to all our supporters, that we're back from our holiday, site and blog updates have resumed, and all orders received over the Christmas period have now been dispatched.