Fifth Doctor top titles from Radio Times poll

The Radio Times poll for the main range Fifth Doctor titles is closed, and the winners announced. Apart from the predicable Spare Parts, there were two of my personal favourites (both by Paul Magrs). Full details below. You can still vote in this week’s Sixth Doctor poll.

More views on Orphan 55

I very much didn’t enjoy Orphan 55 and said as much in my review. Of course it’s a big world out in Doctor Who fandom, and I’m very much in a minority and the episode has sparked a lot of comment on various forums / social media. It’s a pit we waste so much time…

Jodie Whittaker talks Christmas to the Radio Times

In the UK there’s a tradition of buying the massive double edition Radio Times for all Christmas TV listings. The 2019 issue features a two page interview with Jodie Whittaker in which she talks about filming Doctor Who, Stephen Fry, St Trinians and how she spends Christmas. No big revelations but a decent read as…

Looking back at series 11

While we ponder the trailer for the New Years Day Doctor Who story Spyfall Pt 1, I thought it worth having a mull over series 11. I was generally more negative than positive (as I commented on here) so I’ve gone across to the Radio Times for their views (see here). I thought I was…

What did the Radio Times make of the Eleventh Doctor?

November. Eleventh month, Eleventh Doctor. Simple really. For me (and it’s boring I know) modern Doctor Who peaked with the Tenth Doctor. This doesn’t mean no other stories were worthwhile, far from it. It’s just my view. As you’ll see (if you carry on) I liked a lot of the Eleventh Doctor. Let’s dig a…

Colony in Space – some observations

Since I had a rewatch (after nearly 50 years) of season 7 of Doctor Who for The Doctor Who Companion, I’ve had a few Pertwee stories on my pile of DVDs to watch at some point. I’ve just finished Colony in Space and here are a few thoughts. I would have done a review, but…

What did the Radio Times make of the Tenth Doctor?

It’s October and it’s (to a lot of modern viewers myself included) the Doctor. David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor. Surely the Radio Times will have almost wall-to-wall five-star reviews of his time in the role? The truth may surprise, and let’s remember he did (by modern standards) appear in a lot of stories. They can’t all…