Spearhead from Space review

The Third Doctor kick-started the 1970s with Spearhead from Space and the BBC archive page linked is well worth a proper read and gives a decent view of just how many firsts this story represents. I don’t think it’s perfect, but it has a lot going for it despite certain scenes aiming too closely to…

The 8th of March review

The Big Finish 2019 International Women’s Day release was The Eighth of March, with four stories, women writers, director and a full range of well-liked women from across the Doctor Who universe. The motif of the 8th of March is in each tale as an anchor; beyond that no big arc or other distraction. As…

The Tyrants of Logic review

I continue to catch up with belated Third Doctor reviews with the second story in The Third Doctor Adventures Volume 04. It’s the turn of Marc Platt and finally the Third Doctor gets to battle the Cybermen. It’s a strong piece of story-telling and reminds me of an article I read decades ago. Let’s chat…

Delia Derbyshire: Trailblazer

The BBC has identified Delia Derbyshire’s Doctor Who theme as one of ten pieces to be studied as part of a project to introduce children to classical music. This puts her on a level with Gershwin, Vivaldi and Brahms! Details: Children to study Doctor Who theme tune in BBC Ten Pieces. +++ Message Ends +++