The DWC looks at the Fourth Doctor’s Leela years

The Doctor Who Companion is racing through the twentieth century series of Doctor Who and Leela (Louise Jameson) has been and gone. Of all the Doctors, Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor is the most open to analysis in chunks. He had so many years, each companion (ignoring the last who were waiting to join the Fifth…

What did the Fourth Doctor do for the show?

There’s a quick guide to the Fourth Doctor on the generally excellent BBC America website: ‘Doctor Who’: A Companion To The Fourth Doctor. It makes a few good points, but I’ve been thinking structurally. I’ll give a thumbnail view of the previous incarnations then hone in on the contribution of the Fourth Doctor. I’m ignoring…

Shada (BluRay 2017) Review

I’ve talked about Shada before, mostly around the Big Finish / BBC Eighth Doctor version; now it’s time to consider the 2017 part-animated version (as discussed on BBC Cambridgeshire: Doctor Who: Tom Baker finishes abandoned 1979 Shada serial).