Ransom Note For A Dalek
This really put a smile on my face today - Wookey Hole has received a ransom note and the severed limb from a Dalek stolen earlier this week.
We are holding the Dalek captive and in isolation.
For the safety of the human race we have disarmed and removed its destructive mechanism.
We demand further instructions from the Doctor.
Guardians of the Planet Earth.
Well, I guess the people behind the theft need to see some kind of doctor anyway. Although maybe some of the staff at Wookey Hole do as well...
Wookey Hole manager Daniel Medley told BBC News: "The arm has been removed quite carefully, it hasn't been ripped off, there's no torture involved.
So if we get the rest of the Dalek back, we should be able to put it back together like a jigsaw.
The police think it was probably taken by kids or students, but there is also the idea that it could be heading to Edinburgh for the G8 protests."
It is all so inappropriate - during the 1970's Wookey Hole was used for location filming of the Tom Baker adventure "Revenge Of The Cybermen", the first Doctor Who story to be released on home VHS video way back in 1986. The Daleks shouldn't be anywhere near Wookey Hole - unless there is something about the new series we don't yet? (Or, maybe, fact fans, because they are holding a Doctor Who day to co-incide with the airing of 'The Parting Of The Ways')
The last word though must go to the diligent PC Neil Wolsteholme:
It is fair to say this is the most unusual theft I have been involved in investigating.
“Who’s Who? The Resurrection of the Doctor” charts how the Guardian has covered Doctor Who since it was revived in 2005. If features interviews with Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith and the men in charge of the show's fortunes: Russell T. Davies and Steven Moffat. It also includes interviews with a host of other Doctor Who actors including Billie Piper, Freema Agyeman, John Barrowman and writers including Neil Gaiman and Mark Gatiss. There are contributions from legendary author Michael Moorcock, Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy, and specially commissioned illustrations from Jamie Lenman.
“Who’s Who? The Resurrection of the Doctor” - £2.99 for Kindle & iBooks.