We were lucky enough to have been "called-up" by the BBC for their Comic Relief Doctor Who sketch.
Initially we were to provide the tardis set (the console and walls) although three of our daleks soon muscled in on the act, and before long had found their way onto the BBC juggernaught bound for Pinewood Studios.
Stephen and Ashley went up on day one for the build, whilst they were joined during the shoot by David, and on one day by Chris. On of Chris' prize possessions is his photo taken with Hugh Grant, whilst each of us have very good memories of our time there.
Well we're still at it. After Stephen, David and Ashley had seen Nigel Fairs' latest play in Brighton a couple of weeks ago (starring Nigel and Louise Jameson) they received some useful encouragement from "friend of Devious" Mark. Anyone who talks to us is obviously a "friend of Devious" - or maybe he is one of Stephen's mates! Anyway something must have struck home during the evening as the three have met again a couple of times since and worked on some effects.
Well, we're thinking of changing servers so you may notice the site will be a bit unresponsive for a short while while we make the move. Ashley is also thinking of changing the back-end system behind the website so it may suddenly morph into a new look when you are least expecting it!
So please bear with us! Well, we know you're a patient lot, bearing with us over the XX years since we started this effort!
Let's hope you all donated to the cause earlier thus month! As the BBC are showing the Comic Relief sketch from 1999 with an "embed" function we thought we'd add it to this site until such time as it is withdrawn. We were lucky to have helped with this sketch - the console and 3 daleks - we'll have a dig around in our archive and see what else we have for you to see!
Blimey - just checked this site and realised we haven't put an update on for ages! Sorry about that - didn't mean to! We're still alive, although not much we can report at the moment. We've done some more dialogue recording - mainly David's role of Auriga. We'll be doing some more with Tony and completing his stuff quite soon, and then we are goiung to ask our other cast members to pop down and do their dubbing.
Well, we've got our copy of the magazine and we love it - but then we're biased ! Anyway, buy your own and make your own mind up!!! It's great to be featured - to fly the flag for the countless number of enthusiasts of amateur film-making the world over. Devious is an "homage" as we've always said.
Yep - we've bought our copy and already the glass case is being built to house it in! A superb article featuring many of the fan film versions of Doctor Who that have caught the attention of the media. We are very pleased and proud to have been featured and hope you like the piece.
We've just heard from the author of the piece who tells us...
"I just wanted to let you know that the magazine article on Doctor Who fan videos is currently scheduled to appear in issue 48 of Sci Fi Now Magazine. It should be out in a few weeks (toward the end of this month)."
Thanks Charles for this - we hope you won't mind being quoted on the website!!