Professor Howe appears

Almost every week there’s a new Doctor Who charity book announced, and way too many for me to remember/ mention (though happy to publicise anything I’m asked). I do have to give a mention to the new parody Professor Howe and the Toothless Tribe. Christopher Samuel Stone wrote this spoof / homage to the original Hartnell story and…

Polly returns at Christmas!

Keen viewers of the new trailer for Twice Upon a Time will have spotted a familiar mop of blonde hair and Polly Wright no less. It’s not Anneke Wills, nor is it Ellie Spicer who played Anneke in An Adventure in Space and Time. Instead it seems to be (not yet confirmed) Virginia McKenna’s granddaughter, Lily Travers. No…

Twice Upon a Christmas

So, we now know the final Twelfth Doctor story will be Twice Upon a Time, a nice nod to the number of Doctors starring in the story. There was plenty of speculation on Sunday afternoon (UK) when the news of Mark Gatiss’s appearance led many fans to speculate he might be playing the Third Doctor, and the idea raised…

Christmas Day of the Doctors

So, this year (2017) our Christmas Day Doctor Who treat is a multi-Doctor regeneration story and we have (so far) Peter Capaldi and David Bradley as the Twelfth and First Doctors respectively. We also have the (as yet unannounced) Thirteenth Doctor, and Clara Oswald probably. Is that it? I wonder…

The Doctor Falls review

For the sake of completeness, here’s my thoughts on The Doctor Falls. Short review: few gripes aside, like all the reviews I can find I agree it was rather excellent. Long review? Well, here’s some thoughts…