The Babelcolour News Page is the place for all the latest updates on the Wonderful World of Babelcolour - with news, colourisations, YouTube uploads and work-in-progess.
I have temporarily reinstated the "contact form" to my website, to see if the function is working.
Due to long-standing issues with my webserver I had to remove the contact page for a couple of months.
If anyone has tried, I do apologise for not being aware of your communications, or the issue. I cannot currently guarantee that it is working again
26 April 2020
After rather a long absence from this site I thought I should remember to update it occasionally!
To that end, I can happily announce that my colourisation work of the VE Day celebrations of 1945 will be appearing in the Royal Mail's special £2 coin presentation packs commemorating 75 years since Victory In Europe Day, which will go on sale in post offices from 8th May 2020.
26 March 2017
I have uploaded a new video to YouTube
it is episode 2 of a new series entitled 'The Almost Doctors'
17 January 2017
I have uploaded a new video to YouTube - it is a remake of my 2007 Master tribute
Now re-titled 'Missy & the Master'
30 December 2016
A new Babelcolour video is now available on YouTube - it is a long-awaited tribute to the Cybermen.
The tribute is entitled 'The Steel That Kills'
10 November 2016
Today I have uploaded a brand new Babelcolour video - the second instalment of
my old 2009 Misinformation Guide. I hope it brings a smile to your hearts,
12 October 2016
After a short hiatus I have re-materialised to upload a new YouTube video.
It is a short hand-colourised trailer for the 1966 Doctor Who serial 'Power of the Daleks'
which is missing from the BBC film archive but has been re-animated for DVD release
later this year. The short trailer utilises some colourised fragments of surviving footage.
10 June 2016
I have added a new feature to the website: The Babelcolour Back Catalogue.
The project catalogues all 124 Babelcolour videos produced over the last decade, including the 55 which are no longer available to view on YouTube.
The tables arrange the titles chronologically, with upload date and availability status.
The page links to those videos which remain live and offers visual material for deleted works.
The project is still on-going but substantially complete.
03 June 2016
Something a little out of the ordinary -
I have recorded my first voice-over work for a non-Babelcolour production!
I provided the opening narration for a 2016 animated short by Mert Karaca entitled 'Kahraman'
01 June 2016
I have now completed the 75th colourised shot for my forthcoming on-line video.
The project entails the colourisation of clips from all 134 Hartnell episodes, meaning 59 sequence remain outstanding.
The process is labour-intensive without the use of motion estimation software, but the end is now in sight!
12 May 2016
Work is progressing on the new Babelcolour video, entitled 'Every Hartnell Episode In Colour', which is due to be uploaded later in the year. Of the 134 episodes to be represented, 65 individual video sequences have now been completed, leaving 69 still to do. Episodes currently missing from the BBC Archives will be represented using video sequences from adjacent, surviving episodes. For those that have no extant footage remaining they will be recreated using animated and colourised stills.
02 May 2016
The Babelcolour Twitter Channel has come to a close. It will be retained but left dormant. After several years on the social media site I have decided my energies would be better placed splitting updates between my website page here and the Babelcolour Fan Page on Facebook.