It’s Class time!

So, we now have the official announcement of Class coming to Big Finish, over two sets and with the core cast (plus extras), as many of us have already mentioned. I gave some early thoughts on this a couple of days ago (Back to Class for Big Finish) and my initial thoughts are largely unchanged, but…

Katherine Kelly leads the Class

The BBC has announced casting details (and a bit more) for new Doctor Who spin-off Class. Centre stage is a new teacher played by Katherine Kelly (pictured). Katherine has appeared in many recent dramas (Happy Valley, Night Manager, Mr Selfridge) but I am most familiar with her work from a period of watching Coronation Street some years ago, where she…

New Doctor Who spin-off Class announced

A surprise announcement of a new Doctor Who spin-off series; no, not The Paternoster Gang but a show called Class set in Coal Hill School. The project is the creation of Patrick Ness (see picture, and blog) who also wrote the Fifth Doctor Puffin story Tip of the Tongue (review here). The announcement is on the BBC website, and the show will…

Is Maisie Williams playing Susan?

Time for more speculation. I read a piece on Doctor Who TV speculating on the return of Susan Foreman to the new series of Doctor Who. The piece is called Susan Who? This led me to wonder various things, including this — could Maisie Williams be playing a future regeneration of Susan? (I already have an is she Clara post!)

In the Forest of the Night review

Frank Cottrell Boyce wrote the eco-friendly In the Forest of the Night, the latest Twelfth Doctor adventure. Various described as mythic, wonderful or irritating on the forums and other places I felt both pleased and disappointed by this story…

The Caretaker reviewed

Gareth Roberts and Steven Moffat gave us the sixth of twelve episodes of this series of Doctor Who in the form of The Caretaker. With a sideshow of an alien killing mega-robot to contend with, just how would Clara find the time to introduce her boyfriend to the Doctor? Can Coal Hill survive? Find out…