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…

Radio Times Seventh Doctor reviews

It’s July so time to think Seventh Doctor and I’m starting with a look at the Radio Times reviews for the original TV series, which you can find here: Sylvester McCoy 1987–1989.

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…

Considering the Fifth Doctor with the Radio Times

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.

Radio Times rates the Third Doctor

The Radio Times can’t be topped sometimes. They’ve been plugging the show almost since inception and there’s plenty to enjoy on their site. I’ve mentioned it before and will no doubt do so again!

Everything Second Doctor (BBC Stories)

I’d just like to use this post to point to some good resources for the BBC Second Doctor stories, in other words not anything produced since Patrick Troughton left the show in 1969, or seasons 4-6. Sometimes it’s not worth duplicating what others have done!

Time Dilation 101

Thanks to Simon Guerrier and Dr Marek Kukula, we have a view on the time dilation as presented in World Enough and Time. Bottom line is yes, it’s not ridiculous (though the material stresses aren’t discussed), but Simon also mentions some other aspects of the situation worth reading. It’s a post on the Radio Times site: The mind-blowing real…

Could Orson Pink re-appear?

Congratulations to the Radio Times for an interview with Danny/Orson Pink actor Samuel Anderson, in which he talks about how he could return, wanting the role of the Doctor and nominating a fellow actor as the new Doctor. It’s a good read: Doctor Who star Samuel Anderson has worked out how Danny Pink could make a surprise…

Series 10 clues from the Radio Times

The Radio Times has posted a Stuart Manning picture full of clues to series 10 (left is a portion of the whole), and you can compare your thoughts with theirs: We have 13 new clues for Doctor Who series 10 – can you solve them? In the midst of this is proof (or as good as it gets) of…

Class is not mini Doctor Who

As part of the pre-launch publicity for Class, the Radio Times has gone behind the scenes. Not all of this is new stuff, but I do like the point made lower down about the show’s identity. Only a couple of days to wait but I remain optimistic. +++ Message Ends +++

Doctor Who Comic creation app launched

Thanks to the Radio Times I can now waste even more time on my iPad. The reason? A free (with lots of in app purchases) Doctor Who Comic Creator app! Full details are here: This new app lets you create your own Doctor Who comics. Can’t post a full review as I’m busy finishing something off. Where’s the number…

Face of Evil to be shown on the BBC

Tucked away in the back of the holiday double-issue Radio Times, is the news BBC4 will be showing all four parts of The Face of Evil just before New Year. This is, of course, Louise Jameson’s first appearance as Leela of the Sevateem opposite Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor.