I put all the Doctor Who actors into the correct order for you

I put all the Doctor Who actors into the correct order for you

So I’ve contributed for the first time to the Guardian’s “ – Ranked!” series with a subject dear to my heart. “Every Doctor Who episode – ranked!” was a step too far, as was “Every Doctor Who companion – ranked!”,…

Doctor Who ratings 2023 for the 60th anniversary specials are going to be apples/oranges

A rare actual blog post on this site these days. I’m sure I’ve written before that Doctor Who fandom is uniquely culturally scarred by the 1980s experience of hiatus and cancellation and being pitched against Coronation Street, and so obsesses…

Bernard Cribbins (1928-2022)

Bernard Cribbins (1928-2022)

Other people will write more eloquently than me and from more personal experience of working with him, and 93 was a fine old age and he was working until a few weeks ago, but what a sad loss Bernard Cribbins…

Thoughts on … Doctor Who: Old Friends (2022)

Thoughts on … Doctor Who: Old Friends (2022)

[This is part of an occasional series where I ramble without much focus about an old episode of Doctor Who what I have just watched on my tellybox or a new one I listened to on my pocket computer device.]…

Thoughts on … Doctor Who: Redacted (2022)

Thoughts on … Doctor Who: Redacted (2022)

[This is part of an occasional series where I ramble without much focus about an old episode of Doctor Who what I have just watched on my tellybox or a new one I listened to on my pocket computer device.]…

My Radio Times Doctor Who magazines from 1996

Guardian article about the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie

This was too late to go into yesterday’s newsletter but I’ve done a piece for the Guardian about the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie starring Paul McGann. It is pegged to a new documentary – Doctor Who Am I? –…

Jamie in the swinging sixties in the one surviving episode of The Evil of the Daleks

Thoughts on … Doctor Who: The Evil of the Daleks (1967 and 2021)

[This is the fifth 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. Previously: The Invasion, Dragonfire, The…

My tuppence on Russell T Davies returning as Doctor Who showrunner

If you were at all curious as to what I think about the news that Russell T Davies is returning to Doctor Who as showrunner – and frankly who wouldn’t be – then luckily I’ve said it all as part…

Thoughts on … Doctor Who: Respond to All Calls (2021)

Thoughts on … Doctor Who: Respond to All Calls (2021)

[This is the fourth 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 or in this case a new one I…

Thoughts on … Doctor Who: The Web of Fear (1968 and 2021)

Thoughts on … Doctor Who: The Web of Fear (1968 and 2021)

[This is the third 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. Previously: The Invasion and Dragonfire]…