Tag: BBC

Hard Sun, scifi-crime drama from the BBC.

December 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Hard Sun, scifi-crime drama from the BBC.

A new six episode one hour scifi-crime drama series by Luther creator Neil Cross (produced by Euston Films), has been just commissioned for BBC One. Hard Sun is described as a pre-apocalyptic crime drama set in contemporary London, has been commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, and Polly Hill, Controller of BBC Drama […]

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Doctor Who: The Talons Of Weng Chiang by Terrance Dicks (CD audio-book review).

March 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Talons Of Weng Chiang by Terrance Dicks	 (CD audio-book review).

Long before Jago & Litefoot took it upon themselves to become an investigative pair, they both had separate and fairly normal lives in Victorian England. If they hadn’t met the Doctor, it would have remained ordinary enough. They hadn’t even met at the opening of ‘The Talons Of Weng Chiang’ but, by the end, they […]

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Doctor Who: The Gunfighters by Donald Cotton (CD review).

March 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Gunfighters by Donald Cotton (CD review).

Get the spittoon at the ready, for this rather wonderful audio of ‘The Gunfighters’, a First Doctor TV story from 1963 is not only a gem, it’s a phlegm-athon (I think I might coin that word). Shane Rimmer gives his all as he tell the story of the Gunfight At The OK Corral as seen […]

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Doctor Who: Day Of The Daleks by Louis Marks (DVD review).

February 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Day Of The Daleks  by Louis Marks (DVD review).

The Doctor (actor Jon Pertwee) and Jo Grant (actress Katy Manning) are asked to investigate armed ghosts at Auderly House, current residence of Sir Reginald Styles, although the man himself later denies he saw anything before going off to China to persuade them to join the peace talks going to be conduct there. In the […]

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Doctor Who: The Daemons by Guy Leopold (DVD review).

February 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Daemons by Guy Leopold (DVD review).

If ever there was an archetypal Jon Pertwee/Doctor Who story, then surely it must be ‘The Daemons’. Yet oddly, the story is something more akin to the 1958 ‘Quatermass And The Pit’ than the usual ‘Who’. They both share similarities in the discovery at an excavation of demons but the source of them, an alien […]

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Doctor Who: City Of Death (4th Doctor TV Soundtrack) by David Agnew (cd review).

February 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: City Of Death (4th Doctor TV Soundtrack) by David Agnew (cd review).

The Doctor and Romana II arrive in Paris in 1979, which as it turns out is the City of Death. They meet some thugs, a private detective and a count, who is not what he seems. More shenanigans ensue as the fate of the earth hangs in the balance while Count Scarlioni counts down to […]

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Doctor Who: The Highlanders by Gerry Davies (cd review).

January 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Highlanders by Gerry Davies (cd review).

Another day, another novelisation of a classic ‘Doctor Who’ story. This is slightly different. It’s the first story to feature Jamie McCrimmon and ‘The Highlanders’ is also marked out as one of the series that is missing from the archives. There is only an off-air recording of the soundtrack with linking narration by Frazer Hines […]

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Doctor Who: Colony In Space by Malcolm Hulke (dvd review).

January 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Colony In Space by Malcolm Hulke (dvd review).

Jo Grant (actress Katy Manning) has a hard time believing that all the tinkering the Doctor (actor Jon Pertwee) is doing has any real meaning, until she is finally allowed to see inside the TARDIS. Unknown to the Doctor, the Time Lords have need of him as the Master (actor Roger Delgado) had stolen the […]

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Doctor Who: The Ark by Paul Erikson and Leslie Scott (DVD review).

January 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Ark by Paul Erikson and Leslie Scott	(DVD review).

The Doctor (actor William Hartnell), Steven Taylor (actor Peter Purves) and new companion with a heavy cold, Dodo Chaplet (actress Jackie Lane), arrive on what appears to be a zoo-like environment which is in fact a spaceship. They discover its inhabitants live ten million years into the future when the Earth is finally going to […]

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The Day Of The Triffids (1981) (DVD review).

November 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Day Of The Triffids (1981) (DVD review).

Probably one of the most accurate portrayals of John Wyndham’s book, ‘The Day Of The Triffids’ is this series originally on the screen September-October 1981 and it still holds up well today. This is mostly because when we enter the story, the world has already begun to fall apart. Even as a hospitalised temporarily blinded […]

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