Place of Origin:
Pinner and Northwood, Middlesex, U.K.
Ian Garrard and Geoff Connal
Issues Produced: 2
CVE Tapezine was a short-lived
production hailing from the Middlesex area of the UK that left listeners
wanting more. Under the auspices of Ian Garrard and Geoff Connal, the
tapezine ran to two issues, the first launching in October 1984, with
the second unleashed in May 1985.
The first tape leaned heavily towards the
Jon Pertwee years, with features on Robert Holmes' Pertwee era stories,
a look at The Time Warrior and an examination of the roles of the
Third Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith in The Five Doctors. There was
also time to look at Season 21 and to discuss how the American influence
was affecting Doctor Who.
Issue Two of CVE Tapezine took a
nostalgic look at the Patrick Troughton years, featuring items
concerning The Macra Terror, the "classic lost adventure" The
Tomb of the Cybermen (well, it was lost then!) and a look at
Troughton's other Cybermen tales. The Tomb piece was written and
recorded by John Marsh of Unit Tapezine - another example of the
cross fertilisation in Doctor Who tapezine production. Also
discussed were the BBC Radiophonic Workshop (a favourite subject for
tapezines!) and the ramifications of the BBC's suspension of Doctor
Who, which was obviously a very hot topic indeed at the time.