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…

What did the Radio Times make of the Eighth Doctor?

If the magazine went out all guns blazing in 1996 (eg the 16-page souvenir, cover left), the actual review of the single full-length Eighth Doctor TV story is less enthusiastic. Doctor Who (The Movie) as we are to call it has its problems, but like Radio Times reviewer Mark Braxton I also found it much…

The Radio Times on the Sixth Doctor

I start my month of Sixth Doctor content with a trawl of the Radio Times reviews. Fans of a nervous disposition should look away now. It’s not pleasant, in fact it’s a horror show. Thankfully Big Finish has shown us the way and Sixie is now much-loved and respected. Meanwhile, back at the Radio Times…