Mel's departure in Dragonfire

Thoughts on…Doctor Who: Dragonfire (1987)

[This is the second in an occasional series where I ramble at length and without much focus about an old episode of Doctor Who what I have just watched on my tellybox although in this case the tellybox was the…

Doctor Who: Time Fracture spoiler-free review

I went to one of the preview nights for the Doctor Who: Time Fracture immersive theatre production last week, and this is my absolutely 100% spoiler-free thoughts about it. Mostly, you get out of immersive theatre what you put into…

The moment has been prepared for – my first Guardian Doctor Who episode-by-episode recap

It’s a new year, and a big day for me personally. I’ve got the job in the worst way possible because we lost my friend and colleague Dan Martin earlier this year, but I’m taking over the Guardian Doctor Who…

Isobel and Zoe looking resplendent in colour

Thoughts on…Doctor Who: The Invasion (1968)

[This is the first in an occasional series where I ramble at length and without much focus about an old episode of Doctor Who what I have just watched on my tellybox. Lucky, lucky you] I watched 1968 Doctor Who…

The six sentences I hate writing about Doctor Who

If you’d told me as a kid that when I grew up I would get paid to sometimes write about Doctor Who for a national newspaper, then I’m sure little me would have been very happy indeed. But there’s always…

Lis Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith. My Sarah Jane.

My Sarah Jane

I’ve had a blog running pretty much continuously since December 2002, but along the way, what with server and domain name moves and database wobbles and this and that, a few things have dropped off the internet along the way….

Doctor Who: The Reluctant Gladiator

Doctor Who: The Reluctant Gladiator

It is Doctor Who’s birthday today – well, the anniversary of the broadcast of the first episode back in 1963 anyway. It has genuinely been my favourite thing for literally as long as I can remember. I sometimes wonder about…