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…

Kerblam! review

As far as Series 11 goes, Kerblam! may just be my favourite episode so far. Other’s have had plenty of great plot / scenes/ intent/ passion/ style but for me Kerblam! could sit comfortably in any series of the show as a decent episode, ticking all the boxes big and small and providing a piece of sci-fi…

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…

Thoughts ahead of Rosa

So, the TARDIS team of the Thirteenth Doctor, Graham, Ryan and Yaz are now in the TARDIS, and it’s time travel as well as space travel. It’s a typical flip-flop not unlike the very First Doctor, where you have introduction story / time travel story / space travel story just in a different order. What am I…

The Ghost Monument review

So, series 11 is well under way now, and with the finding of the TARDIS, it’s all go for another set of adventures in space and time. There’s plenty to talk about and overall I didn’t like The Ghost Monument as much as the The Woman Who Fell to Earth, but still plenty to enjoy and talk about…

Extra Woman Who Fell to Earth content from the BBC

If you aren’t as regular a lurker on the BBC Doctor Who page, you may have missed some new content. It’s a set of short videos introducing the companions (called friends) and in the case of The Woman Who Fell to Earth a case file on the Stenza (aka the tooth faced alien) narrated by Yaz in…