What did the Sixth Doctor do for the show?

So, time to ask the same question I’ve already asked about the previous few Doctor incarnations: what did the Sixth Doctor do for the show? I’m not dwelling on the negatives, this isn’t another dig at Colin Baker’s time on TV, it’s about the positives and the noteworthy. Yes the context was bad, but there…

Doctor Who and the Silurians review

Following Spearhead from Space, it was the second story, Doctor Who and the Silurians that really firmed-up the Third Doctor‘s era with the appearance of Bessie and a real sense of mystery on Earth / UNIT adventures. Malcolm Hulke’s epic tale is seven episodes long, or three and a half modern episodes! Unheard of perhaps,…

The Faceless Ones to be animated

Lots of reports today on the news of the animation of The Faceless Ones, one of many part-missing Doctor Who adventures for the Second Doctor. Among other things it’s the final outing for Ben and Polly as companions.

The Radio Times on the Sixth Doctor

I start my month of Sixth Doctor content with a trawl of the Radio Times reviews. Fans of a nervous disposition should look away now. It’s not pleasant, in fact it’s a horror show. Thankfully Big Finish has shown us the way and Sixie is now much-loved and respected. Meanwhile, back at the Radio Times…

Warriors of the Deep review

Of the three classic Doctor Who stories with members of the ancient dominant reptile life on Earth, the Fifth Doctor story Warriors of the Deep has a reputation of being the weakest. On a rewatch it lacks most of the emotional punch of either Silurians or Sea Devils, but is it that bad? Does it…

All smiles in Gloucester

Following on from the news of Judoon in series 12, the film of Doctor Who in Gloucester continued apace and thanks to Gloucestershire Live we have lots of reports and collected photos (including one left from Theo Hogben). It’s good to see people enjoying their work, and Jodie Whittaker seems very pleased (and in her…