This Sporting Life review on Starburst

This Sporting Life coverI reviewed the Una McCormack Short Trips: This Sporting Life on Starburst. It’s a charming tale set 50 years ago, back when England were about to win the World Cup, but someone has stolen the trophy!

Enter the Doctor, Steven and Dodo in this charming First Doctor story.

I really liked this, and was surprised Una was a football fan (assumption on my part). As a writer I also admire the final lines (you’ll have to listen).

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Ian McArdell says:

    I enjoyed the Doctor setting time back on track at the end… almost felt 7th Doctor-ish!


    1. Tony Jones says:

      I think it worked as first Doctor, but I get where you’re coming from. The interest in sport seemed unusual, and it clearly works because we are on the 50th anniversary of the World Cup in the UK and we were still on the first Doctor. Dodo is contemporary and makes it work, even if not actually directly in it!

      The last two lines really stole it for me!


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