Creative Fathers’ Day gift ideas from BBC Worldwide Australasia
Indulge Dad’s sweet tooth with a Tardis cookie jar, challenge him to a game of Doctor Who Monopoly or bring some Top Gear madness into the bathroom with the Laboratoire Stig toiletry range. These are just some of the imaginative gift ideas on offer this Fathers’ Day from BBC Worldwide Australasia and partners.
A brand new series of Doctor Who is almost upon us where the Time Lord and fans will be saying an emotional farewell to Amy and Rory Pond, before being introduced to a brand new companion played by Jenna-Louise Coleman. Next year we’re marking the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who and to celebrate there’s a special Doctor Who Monopoly 50th Edition available. Dad will revel in exterminating his opponents in this game that features all eleven Doctors, the best-loved companions and special tokens designed exclusively for this edition. There are countless gift ideas for the Doctor Who loving Dad, with new release DVDs, The Krotons and The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, Doctor Who t-shirts, pyjamas, books and even Dalek coffee mugs.
Fuel your Dad’s passion for all things motoring with a Top Gear inspired gift - what Dad wouldn’t love a Stig soap-on-a-rope from the Laboratoire Stig toiletry range? Top Gear: The Challenges 6 is also new to DVD and comes with augmented reality, giving viewers access to exclusive online content via their smartphone or tablet. For your daily fix of thrills, spills and mayhem, tune in to Top Gear on BBC Knowledge.
With so many landmark natural history productions available through BBC Earth, natural history buffs will cherish one of the awe-inspiring new releases available on DVD and Blu-Ray, including Earthflight and Great Barrier Reef. Great Barrier Reef is also available in a multi-touch e-book featuring astonishing photography, video and interactive elements.
Products are available from a range of leading retailers including ABC Shops and Centres, Big W, JB Hi Fi, Target and David Jones. View the BBC Australasia Fathers’ Day Gift Guide for more information.
For more information and images, please contact: Nicole Haraldson, BBC Worldwide Australasia on 02 9744 4551 email firstname.lastname@example.org
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About BBC Worldwide Ltd.
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About BBC Worldwide Australasia
Australia is a priority territory for BBC Worldwide, focusing on growth across all five of its core businesses. In 2011/12, BBC Worldwide Australasia increased revenue by 9% on the previous year, generating AUS$140m. Based in Macquarie Park, Sydney, BBC Worldwide Australasia wholly owns five channels; UKTV, BBC Knowledge and CBeebies in Australia; UKTV NZ and BBC Knowledge NZ in New Zealand; and is responsible for the sales, promotion and distribution of World News which transmits in both countries. It distributes great British content from the BBC and other producers to all free-to-air and most subscription channels in Australia and New Zealand. BBC Worldwide Australasia has a joint venture company with ACP, Park Publishing, which publishes BBC-branded magazines in the territory. It works with partners to bring BBC Worldwide DVDs, digital apps, innovative products and live events to the local market, as well as offering advertising opportunities for the BBC’s world renowned bbc.com news site and lonelyplanet.com. BBC Worldwide Australasia has recently launched the global BBC iPlayer in Australia.