Doctor Who – Series 1, Episode 3: Boom

I’m just about to watch Episode 3 of the new Doctor Who series. I really hope it’s better than last week’s openers, the very disappointing ‘Space Babies’ and the not-much-better-but-slightly improved, second episode: The Devil’s Chord. This week’s instalment is called ‘Boom’. Synopsis Caught in the middle of a devastating war on Kastarion 3, the …
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Doctor Who – Series 1, Episode 1: Space Babies/Episode 2: The Devil’s Chord

Doctor Who returns, now with Nkuti Gatwa in the titular role. Err, wait though! ‘Series 1?? Surely some sort of mistake? Shouldn’t it be either ‘Series 14’ (based on the rebooted series in 2005) or even ‘Series 40′, (if you’re a real purist and start from the very first series aired in 1963)???? A confusing …
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Doctor Who Christmas Special (2023): The Church on Ruby Road

Given my recent (typing) hand injury on the Friday before Christmas, I think I’m probably the last Whovian to watch this episode and then review it. It’s Saturday, the 30th – almost a week later, and I’ve managed to avoid any Reviews, anywhere. Phew! 😕. Forgive the odd typo – this took about four hours …
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Christmas TV Listings (2023)

We’ve all got different ‘triggers’ for when ‘Christmas’ officially begins. For many, it’s probably when the Supermarkets start displaying their Christmas lines! But that’s obscenely early isn’t it? So how about… …that first Christmas meal? (this year, I was up to FOUR, two weeks before the big day! 😋😃) …or when the John Lewis Christmas …
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Doctor Who Returns – Special 3: The Giggle

It’s back! Everything is new (apart from the lead characters) and these 60th Anniversary Specials are a big huge deal – even if you don’t usually watch it. Why such a fuss? Well, for the background and lead up to these 60th Anniversary ‘Specials’ and the NEW (15th) Doctor, take a look at my detailed …
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Doctor Who Returns – Special 2: Wild Blue Yonder

It’s back! This is the second ‘Special’ of three. I gave last week’s – The Star Beast – four stars (in keeping with most of the critics), so let’s see how this one: ‘Wild Blue Yonder’, turns out. The final Special is next week. Before I get into Wild Blue Yonder, a short aside to …
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Ruby Do – Two!

Our first Do of the Ruby variety was for David & Rosi back in July, last year, but today, we’re slightly further afield, and off to Mick & Jane‘s to help celebrate their recent Ruby Anniversary (last Wednesday). It was a very relaxed affair around at theirs, where we had the chance to get together …
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Winner, Winner! TV Dinner! – The Banshees of Inisherin

Another of our ‘dinners round the box’. Tonight, it’s 2022’s ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ that did very well at The Golden Globes and has been tipped to do well at the forthcoming Oscars. What’s not to love? Cast Colin Farrell as Pádraic SúilleabháinBrendan Gleeson as Colm DohertyKerry Condon as Siobhán SúilleabháinBarry Keoghan as Dominic KearneyGary …
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New Who News – All We Know!

For Doctor Who fans, 2023 is shaping up to be a complete rebirth of the show! This Post was first penned in January 2023, when it was all rumour and speculation! In this Post… Old News Characters Head Honcho Music Maestro Director Duties Christmas Specials Episode Count Creative Control Teasers Anything Else? Updates Now that …
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New Year Getaway (2023) – Day 1

Thursday, 29th December 2022 With Christmas memories already beginning to fade, Ann and I headed for our next adventure – celebrating the new year in Suffolk! Helping us to see in 2023 and enjoy the area, are our good friends, Jo, Janet & Carol. Janet researched and booked the venue, whilst the rest of us …
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Christmas TV Listings (2022)

We’ve all got different ‘triggers’ for when ‘Christmas’ officially begins. For many, it’s probably when the Supermarkets start displaying their Christmas lines! But that’s obscenely early isn’t it? So how about… …that first Christmas lunch? …when the John Lewis Christmas TV Ad first appears? …or receiving your first Christmas Card? 🙄. Speaking of cards, this …
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Doctor Who Special: The Power of the Doctor

This pivotal episode has been clouded in secrecy with very little official online content to comment upon as the transmission date got closer. That all changed on Saturday, October 8, 2022, when the BBC released this short, official Trailer (below). The episode is part of the BBC’s centenary celebrations and what made this one so …
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Doctor Who Special: The Legend of the Sea Devils

The BBC first released a one-minute clip on Twitter on Saturday, 2nd April revealing the next Doctor Who ‘Special’. It’s been a while since anything Who-related has been marketed and this was an important episode for a number of reasons: First, it will be Jodie Whittaker’s penultimate appearance as our time-travelling hero. Next, we see …
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Doctor Who – New Year Special 2022: “Eve of the Daleks”

Synopsis and Context The Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and friends will kick-start 2022 with an action-packed spectacular episode set to air on BBC One on New Year’s Day. The festive special will feature guest stars Aisling Bea (This Way Up, Living With Yourself, Quiz), Adjani Salmon (Dreaming Whilst Black, Enterprice) and Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, …
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Christmas TV Listings (2021)

We’ve all got different ‘triggers’ for when ‘Christmas’ officially begins. For many, it’s probably when the Supermarkets start displaying their Christmas lines! But that’s obscenely early, so how about… …that first Christmas lunch? …when the John Lewis Christmas Ad first appears? …or receiving your first Christmas Card? (actually, we’d had TWO by the beginning of …
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TV: Doctor Who – Series 13, Chapter 5: Survivors of the Flux

I was able to watch it live. It went out at 6.25pm on BBC 1 and ran for 50 minutes. After last week’s mega-cliffhanger, this story could only get more complex – but in tonight’s penultimate story, at least we got some answers. (but I’m not revealing them here!) Excerpt… Synopsis… As the forces of …
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TV: Doctor Who – Series 13, Chapter 4: Village of the Angels

No prizes for guessing what this one is about! A village with Angels? How do they think up the titles? 😯 Same advice as before then: Whatever you do, DON’T blink! Other useful advice is HERE. I’ve got high expectations for this one, so let’s see if this series can maintain its run of good …
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TV: Doctor Who – Series 13, Chapter 3: Once, Upon Time

After last week’s four-star episode – The War of the Sontarans, tonight, another familiar foe (or is it foes?) became part of the story… We’re now exactly halfway through this series and there are still plenty of unanswered questions. I’m really liking the linking of the six stories under one heading – Flux – rather …
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TV: Doctor Who – Series 13, Chapter 2: War of the Sontarans

After an impressive start last week to the beginning of series 13 with The Halloween Apocalypse, would tonight’s episode chapter impress? The sixty-minuter (that’s a long one!) premièred at 6.15pm on BBC1 (but I wasn’t able to watch it live because we were out at Rosi’s surprise 60th Party at Ise Lodge Community Centre). Some …
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John Lewis Christmas Advert (2021)

Yes, it’s that time of year again! John Lewis officially released its Christmas TV advert at 8am this morning. It’s a tad earlier than previous years by about a week. This year’s festive treat is called “Unexpected Guest” and for many, this now signals the official beginning of the Christmas shopping period! 🎅🎄🤶 According to …
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TV: Doctor Who – Series 13, Episode 1: The Halloween Apocalypse

Unless you’ve been caught in a massive temporal disturbance, you won’t have missed the plugs for the latest series of Doctor Who – it was shown just before every BBC peak-time programme over the past fortnight. It’s now old news that this will be Jodie Whittaker’s final season – and for me, it can’t come …
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Doctor Who – New Year Special 2021: “Revolution of the Daleks”

It’s been a while since Doctor Who was on our screens and the BBC has been using every opportunity to remind us of this ‘one-off’ episode. The 75-minuter went out on BBC 1 at 6.45pm tonight. We’re promised some big reveals in this one – new style Daleks, the departure of two of the ‘fam’ …
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Christmas TV Listings (2020)

We’ve all got different ‘triggers’ for when ‘Christmas’ officially begins. For many, it’s probably when the Supermarkets start displaying their Christmas lines! But that’s obscenely early, so how about……that first Christmas lunch?…when the John Lewis Christmas Ad appears?…or receiving your first Christmas Card? 😁 For TV lovers obsessives like me, it’s probably when the BBC …
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‘Doctor Who Festive Special’ Announced: ‘Revolution of the Daleks’

7.24pm: Just before the Strictly Come Dancing results show last night the BBC showed the trailer for this year’s Doctor Who festive special. Actually, it caught a few of us out, as the rumour was that it was going to be on after the show, just before the latest episode of His Dark Materials. I …
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