DWAS reveals cover and details for TARDIS magazine

The Doctor Who Appreciation Society has released details on contents and cover for the return of TARDIS Magazine. Completely by chance this has Sarah Jane Smith on the cover (with the Fourth Doctor). It’s available to by now and looks like it will be something to collect — 60 pages, A4 and colour!

Sarah Jane Smith and Harry Sullivan recast news

Big Finish has announced Sadie Miller will take on her mother’s role of Sarah Jane Smith (starting with?) in the upcoming Lost Stories Return of the Cybermen. Also announced is Christopher Naylor taking on the role of Harry Sullivan. Good news for fans of both characters, which includes me as I got to write a…

Doctor Who: look back at Season 13

While we wait for series 13 of Doctor Who to make its way to our screens (we assume 2021 after the end of year special Revolution of the Daleks) I thought I might pop back to 1975/76. Back to Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor. Back to season 13…

The Other Sarah Jane Smith

I was mulling over the sensitive topic of recasting Doctor Who characters. Big Finish has done a lot of this, with a whole new First Doctor crew, the brilliant Elliot Chapman as Ben Jackson, Tim Treloar as the Third Doctor and any number of people voicing Hartnell, while Frazer Hines is exceptional as Troughton. Add…

Radio Times reviews of the Fourth Doctor

If you’ve ever wondered just what the Radio Times thought of Tom Baker’s finest and perhaps not so fine stories, their reviews are all collected on the website, in reverse order starting from Fourth Doctor. It’s everything from Robot (3*) to Logopolis (4*) and all points in-between. I don’t agree with all of them, but…

Sarah Jane Smith considered

The third of the Third Doctor’s on-screen companions (and yes I know the Brig and some UNIT personnel sort-of count) was Sarah Jane Smith. And of course she bridged the gap into the Fourth Doctor‘s era, and had various spin-offs as well. She even managed to meet the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors as well. Busy,…

The Day She Saved The Doctor review

I enjoyed the all-female writer The Day She Saved The Doctor collection for several reasons. It was nice to have Sarah Jane Smith in Jaq Rayner’s story, and to hear new writers Susan Calman and Dorothy Koomson. My review is on Starburst: THE DAY SHE SAVED THE DOCTOR. *** Message Ends ***