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Doctor Who 50th anniversary: The Day of the Doctor, Arts

Doctor Who 50th anniversary: The Day of the Doctor

Let’s get one thing straight before we go any further, John Hurt is not the name of the Doctor. I’m referring to all those people who tweeted that John Hurt was the Doctor’s name at the end of The Name of the Doctor. Phew, now we’ve got that out of the way we can carry on.

By | Arts | Saturday, 23 November 2013 at 9:40 pm

Review of Doctor Who ‘The Eleventh Hour’ (Series 31), Arts

Review of Doctor Who ‘The Eleventh Hour’ (Series 31)

Between 2008-2009 Doctor Who had a hiatus of sorts. Instead of a full series there were several specials that saw the Doctor (David Tennant) travelling without a regular companion.

By | Arts | Saturday, 5 October 2013 at 4:00 am

Review of Doctor Who ‘The Fires of Pompeii’ (Series 30), Arts

Review of Doctor Who ‘The Fires of Pompeii’ (Series 30)

This is David Tennant’s last full series as the Doctor before he decided to leave and become a hard-bitten cop on Broadchurch and play Hamlet alongside Patrick Stewart a.ka. Star Trek’s Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

By | Arts | Tuesday, 1 October 2013 at 4:00 am

Review of Doctor Who ‘Blink’ (Series 29), Arts

Review of Doctor Who ‘Blink’ (Series 29)

‘Don’t blink. Blink and you’re dead. Don’t turn your back. Don’t look away. And don’t blink. Good Luck.’ Those are the most chilling words ever to be said on Doctor Who.

By | Arts | Saturday, 28 September 2013 at 8:00 pm

Review of Doctor Who ‘School Reunion’ (Series 28), Arts

Review of Doctor Who ‘School Reunion’ (Series 28)

Another year and another Doctor, Christopher Eccleston only stayed for one series before moving on to other projects. The ninth Doctor regenerated after kissing Rose and absorbing all the power from the time vortex at the end of The Parting of Ways. And so the era of David Tennant’s tenth incarnation commenced.

By | Arts | Tuesday, 24 September 2013 at 4:00 am

Review of Doctor Who ‘Rose’ (Series 27), Arts

Review of Doctor Who ‘Rose’ (Series 27)

It all started at a party. Writer Russell T. Davies had a brief conversation with television executive Jane Tranter about resurrecting Doctor Who. Davies had been campaigning for years to get Doctor Who back on the box and finally here was his chance.

By | Arts | Saturday, 21 September 2013 at 6:00 pm

Review of Doctor Who – The movie (1996), Arts

Review of Doctor Who – The movie (1996)

Doctor Who had been off the air since 1989 and this was the first attempt to revive the series. The show had been kept alive in the intermediate years through audio plays and novelizations but finally here was a ‘backdoor pilot’ that brought the Doctor back on our screens. It was to be a short-lived re-appearance.

By | Arts | Wednesday, 18 September 2013 at 3:00 am

Review of Doctor Who ‘Survival’ (Series 26), Arts

Review of Doctor Who ‘Survival’ (Series 26)

It was the end of Doctor Who but no one really knew it, not even the cast who only found out after the series had been completed. Survival marked the end of Sylvester McCoy’s era. The serial saw Ace return to her home in Perivale in the suburbs of North West London.

By | Arts | Saturday, 14 September 2013 at 7:30 pm

Review of Doctor Who ‘The Greatest Show in the Galaxy’ (Series 25), Arts

Review of Doctor Who ‘The Greatest Show in the Galaxy’ (Series 25)

This serial has the best musical opening number to an episode of Doctor Who ever – it even trumps the Master’s song at the start of Last of the Time Lords.

By | Arts | Sunday, 8 September 2013 at 8:30 pm

Review of Doctor Who ‘Paradise Towers’ (Series 24), Arts

Review of Doctor Who ‘Paradise Towers’ (Series 24)

We have a new Doctor and this one is a funny little man in the form of Sylvester McCoy.

By | Arts | Wednesday, 4 September 2013 at 4:00 am

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