Celery, Companions and Cricket: the Fifth Doctor described?

Three things sum up the Fifth Doctor for many people: Celery, Companions and Cricket, though possibly not in that order. It’s easy, unambiguous and fits the bill. Or does it? Is there more to this Doctor than some lazy tropes? Don’t get me wrong, tropes are useful (think toothy grin, recorder playing, that coat…) but…

Considering the Fifth Doctor

After the prolific and prolonged Fourth Doctor era, Peter Davison’s stint as the Fifth Doctor perhaps failed to hit the heights of previous incarnations. If you’re a modern Doctor Who fan you may not have much idea of the Fifth Doctor so why not pop over to DoctorWhoTV for a quick introduction.

Return to the Web Planet review

Back in the distant days of 2008, when the Big Finish main range still came with a free single-disc adventure for subscribers, the fifth [but labelled vi] such gift was Return to the Web Planet. It’s a Fifth Doctor story with Nysaa, written by Daniel o’Mahony (who also wrote some early Bernice Summerfield) and as…

Comparing the Fifth and Thirteenth Doctors

During the first series of the Thirteenth Doctor a common observation on forums and reviews was of similarities between Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor and Peter Davison’s Fifth Doctor. I’m not 100% convinced beyond the obvious crowded TARDIS, but others are, including Emily Asher-Perrin on the TOR.com blog: The Thirteenth Doctor Has a Lot in Common With…

The Kamelion Empire review on CultBox

I have to take my hat off to fellow writer Jonathan Morris for his rather splendid The Kamelion Empire. It’s the concluding part of a Fifth Doctor trilogy with companions Tegan, Turlough and Kamelion (Jon Culshaw). It’s a cleverly constructed (much like Kamelion itself) tightly performed gem. Why? Read my review here: Doctor Who: The…