Inferno review

My wander through Jon Pertwee’s first season as the Third Doctor (ie Season 7) comes to an end with Inferno. Some people say it’s the best story of the season, if not the whole Pertwee era; others say the Primords look like werewolf zombies. All I know is it’s parallel universe time!

Ambassadors of Death review

Working my way through Season 7, (see Spearhead from Space and The Silurians) I arrive at The Ambassadors of Death a story of which I have little recollection (it was broadcast March – May 1970). Rewatching it, despite a number of flaws (many of which are also mentioned in the Radio Times review) I think…

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,…

Spearhead from Space review

The Third Doctor kick-started the 1970s with Spearhead from Space and the BBC archive page linked is well worth a proper read and gives a decent view of just how many firsts this story represents. I don’t think it’s perfect, but it has a lot going for it despite certain scenes aiming too closely to…

Third Doctor news: Brig and Liz Shaw recast

Big Finish has announced details of the fifth volume of Third Doctor Adventures with not one but two re-castings! Alongside Katy Manning, John Levene and Tim Treloar, Jon Culshaw will be playing the Brigadier and Daisy Ashbrook, daughter of Caroline John, will be playing Liz Shaw! The news item is: BRIGADIER, BENTON AND LIZ RETURN.

The Twelfth Doctor comes to Big Finish!

Before you get too excited, we don’t think it’s Peter Capaldi, but next year February 2019) gives us the Twelfth Doctor in the a Short Trips. The range has been extended for two years to the end of 2020. Producer Ian Atkins has moved on (and many personal thanks to Ian), and new producer Alfie Shaw has…