And then there was one?

It’s widely reported (so must be true!) Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole will leave Doctor Who after Revolution of the Daleks (eg the Metro: Doctor Who’s Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole ‘quit series and will leave at Christmas’. I’ve been predicting this for a while even if I thought the change would happen during Sunday’s…

That scene from Can You Hear Me?

When I reviewed Can You Hear Me? I didn’t cover the (very) awkward and odd scene between Graham and the Doctor. He’d had a nightmare about Grace and the return of his cancer. He opened up to the Doctor – she avoided conversation. I felt it very much out of character for a Doctor who’d…

Can You Hear Me? review

In the UK we are spoiled. Every Sunday, the BBC brings us a new episode of a much-loved, long-running drama. We have a varied cast, social messaging, weekly storylines, series arcs and some character development. Enough of Call the Midwife; we first have to deal with the lottery which is Doctor Who. Sometimes rather good,…

Praxeus reviewed

After the excitement and mind-bending mythos changing of last week’s huge Fugitive of the Judoon we settle down withPete McTighe’s Praxeus. Still on Earth can the Thirteenth Doctor and companions save the world, again? Is it worth saving? Let’s find out…

Thoughts ahead of Orphan 55

I’m expecting a massive change of pace for the third instalment of series 12, Orphan 55. The title is intriguing and writer Ed Hime wrote one of the more quirky stories of series 11 (It Takes You Away). Will the big arc get a mention? Will the Master appear? I’m thinking no to both. What…

Thoughts ahead of It Takes You Away

So, series 11 is approaching its conclusion, and this week’s episode is It Takes You Away by Ed Hime. From his CV (here on United Agents) he’s not only known for his work on Skins, but also a number of BBC radio plays and the Big Talk Productions remake of Sapphire and Steel! I’ve decided that’s all…

The Tsuranga Conundrum review

More miss than hit for me, the latest Chris Chibnall Thirteenth Doctor story The Tsuranga Conundrum vexed me a lot when I watched it. I’ve calmed down a bit, but this won’t be the most positive of reviews. I’ll try and keep perspective though…

Arachnids in the UK review

Arachnids in the UK, felt to me like a more traditional (ie since 2005) episode of Doctor Who, with some horror, some silliness, conflict, coincidence and a bit of gimmickry. I enjoyed it, despite feeling it had many flaws some of which I’ll talk about here. I note the episode did better in the overnights than Rosa,…

Rosa review

On the day BBC Radio 6 Music brought us an engrossing documentary marking fifty years since the Black Power protests, with Don Letts and The 6 Music Black Power Soundscape, the Thirteenth Doctor found herself in 1955 for Rosa Parks act of defiance in the eponymous episode Rosa. It was a moving, powerfully told piece of drama, and respectful…