Monthly Archives: March 2012

Growing-up with the Doctor: Part 2, the 1980’s

My childhood in the 1970’s was defined by that great Doctor Who companion, Target books. These adapted TV stories have influenced a whole generation of children, and they are responsible for introducing me to the TV series too. It was in the … Continue reading

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New Doctor Who Companion Announced

Steven Moffat has today revealed the identity of the actress cast to replace Karen Gillan, when Doctor Who returns to BBC1 in the Autumn. Former Emmerdale and Waterloo Road co-star Jenna Louise Coleman will debut (as the yet unnamed companion) in the Christmas special, which will now follow part five – where … Continue reading

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More Doctor Who Target Book Reprints

Following the success of last summer’s re-issue of six vintage Target book titles, this May sees the second wave of classic Doctor Who novelisations, again re-published by BBC Books. The next six stories to be released are: The Day of the Daleks, The Ark … Continue reading

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Growing-up with the Doctor: Part 1, the 1970’s

One abiding childhood memory I have is of corned-beef sandwiches and horlicks. This was my bedtime treat on Hazel Ward. I had several ENT operations at St. Helens Hospital, and one doctor in particular aided my recovery, the Doctor. Now demolished, the … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: The Masters of Luxor Review

“THE WAIT IS OVER… A dark and silent planet. A magnificent crystal edifice, perched on a mountainside. A legion of dormant robots, waiting for the signal to bring them back to life. The Doctor and his granddaughter Susan, and their … Continue reading

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Titanic (2012) Preview

ITV1 marks the centenary of the Titanic disaster next month with the broadcast of a new four-part mini-series. Titanic is penned by Oscar winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes. The drama – filmed at Stern Studios in Budapest, and costing £11 million – is … Continue reading

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