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 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…

Could XXXXX return later in series 11

If you’ve  not seen The Woman Who Fell to Earth. you should find another post to read. Still here? Well in which case you’ll know about the last ten minutes of the story. I’ve got an idea as to how certain events might get followed up, and I’ll discuss after the break…

The Woman Who Fell to Earth review

So, all the wait is over and we’ve had the first episode of a new era for Doctor Who. The Doctor is female, younger and despite all the external changes, still very much the Doctor! I’ve watched it twice, and even slept on it, so hopefully my thoughts are more measured than they might have been.…