Doctor Who has peaked – so what?

I got drawn (slightly) into one of those pointless on-line arguments where one persons shouts and the other tries to be rational. Waste of time. A certain kind of argument has been used by fans for years: the show is failing, it’s all because of XXX, we should sack XXX and do XXXX. My position…

What is the pedigree of the new sonic screwdriver?

Much though I enjoyed the making of the new sonic screwdriver in The Woman Who Fell to Earth, I have to wonder, in my pedantic once studied science way, is it really the sonic screwdriver? I’m not getting into the name of it (though the Thirteenth Doctor did), but just wondering about how it was made. I’ll…