23rd Jul2017

‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special 2017 Trailer

by Phil Wheat

Following the announcement of the new thirteenth Doctor, the BBC has released the trailer for the 2017 Christmas special, entitled Twice Upon a Time, which sees the Time Lord come face to face… with himself! Check out the trailer below: The Twelfth Doctor comes face to face with his past in his final adventure. Twice […]

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16th Jul2017

BBC announce the thirteenth ‘Doctor Who’

by Phil Wheat

It was announced earlier this week that the new actor set to play Doctor Who, now that Peter Capaldi’s exit is imminent, would be named after the Wimbledon final today. Well, the final is over and we have the official word from the BBC… And the new Doctor is Jodie Whittaker (pictured above). Who you […]

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03rd Jul2017

‘Doctor Who 10×12: The Doctor Falls’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

So, the season finale is here and we all knew that Doctor Who was going to die. It isn’t a surprise, Peter Capaldi is leaving, as is Steven Moffat. With just the Christmas episode to go before Doctor Who returns in an all new form, does this episode live up to all expectations? Oh, and […]

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26th Jun2017

‘Doctor Who 10×11: World Enough and Time’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

When you know that Missy (Michelle Gomez) and The Master (John Simm) are going to meet in this episode (no, not a spoiler) you know that there is going to be some timey wimey shenanigans going on. In this episode of Doctor Who that is exactly what we get, with an equal measure of déjà […]

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19th Jun2017

‘Doctor Who 10×10: The Eaters of Light’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Knowing what is coming up in Doctor Who may have stolen some of the limelight off The Eaters of Light, but that doesn’t mean that it is a bad episode. If anything, this episode is about teaching The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) that he can’t always be the hero, sometimes he has to take a step […]

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12th Jun2017

‘Doctor Who 10×09: Empress of Mars’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Doctor Who has been on quite a roll this season, and there was bound to be an episode that came along that was a bit of a filler. Empress of Mars feels to be that filler episode, and what we are given is a story that is simple, okay. After seeing an unexpected message on […]

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29th May2017

‘Doctor Who 10×07: The Pyramid at the End of the World’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Last week’s Doctor Who set up a new big bad for season 10, but left The Doctor knowing that they would be coming to Earth soon. In this week’s episode, the sudden appearance of a pyramid made it clear that they had arrived, and were ready to put their plans into action. When a 5,000-year-old […]

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22nd May2017

‘Doctor Who 10×06: Extremis’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

If there is one problem with Doctor Who it is that things tend to stay the same, and we see nothing really that new. What we’ve needed is something to shake up the status quo. Extremis was promised to be a big episode, but the result was something of a refreshing surprise that many won’t […]

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22nd Feb2017

‘Apple Tree Yard’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

The BBC seem to be doing well with dramas featuring big stars. Bringing in the likes of Tom Hiddleston these names attract a lot of attention, and very good performances. Apple Tree Yard is the latest, featuring one of the bests British actors in the form of Emily Watson. The question is does it make […]

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26th Dec2016

‘Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Doctor Who is going through a change, with a new companion and of course the end of the Moffat era. Right now though this is Christmas day, and we have Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio. Can Doctor Who do a super hero story that isn’t drowned in pure cheese? Doctor Who (Peter Capaldi) […]

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04th Nov2016

‘The Fall: Series 3′ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

In some ways, it is surprising that the third series of The Fall was made, especially with Jamie Dornan filming the 50 Shades of Grey movies. The second series ended in such a way that it could have been a good way to end, but that would have missed out on a much darker way to […]

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07th Apr2016

‘Doomwatch: Series 1-3 – The Remaining Episodes’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

If the BBC realised how beloved their old shows would become, they might have taken greater care of them. And while Doomwatch: Series 1-3 – The Remaining Episodes may not feature every episode of the show thanks to the BBC’s archiving issues, it still stands up as a very good boxset. For fans of the […]

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12th Jan2016

‘Chancers’ – The Great Gangster Film Fraud

by Stuart Wright

Bashar Al Issa, a bankrupt Middle Eastern entrepreneur and Aoife Madden, an unemployed Irish actress join up to make feature films. Their first movie will have an almost unheard-of budget for a British film of £20m. But there’s a problem – the money never actually comes in. Undeterred, Bashar and Aoife submit £8m of production […]

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27th Dec2015

‘Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Christmas episodes of Doctor Who are normally irrelevant stories that don’t connect to the main series, and manage to be a little more light-hearted. This is why what we get with The Husbands of River Song is total fan service and the perfect coming together of Peter Capaldi and Alex Kingston. When The Doctor (Peter […]

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06th Dec2015

‘Doctor Who: 9×12 – Hell Bent’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

A show like Doctor Who sometimes needs to do the unexpected, and that is what Doctor Who: 9×12 – Hell Bent does. What I think I will call this episode is “fan service” because that is exactly what it is, in all the right ways Continuing from Heaven Sent The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) is now […]

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29th Nov2015

‘Doctor Who: 9×11 – Heaven Sent’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

A few weeks ago with Sleep No More, I said that it was a Doctor Who experiment that had failed. With Doctor Who: 9×11 – Heaven Sent though, they’ve tried something new again, but this time brought us a season highlight which next week’s finale will have trouble topping. After the events of Face the […]

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22nd Nov2015

‘Doctor Who 9×10: Face the Raven’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Doctor Who is a show that can make me swear at my television, because it can be so very annoying at times. With Doctor Who 9×10: Face the Raven, I knew what was coming as it was evident that one of my biggest grievances with Season 9 was about to cause issues for Clara and […]

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08th Nov2015

‘Doctor Who: 9×08 – The Zygon Inversion’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Doctor Who annoys me, it is a show I love but it manages to disappoint me so much at times. Doctor Who: 9×08 – The Zygon Inversion at first raises many questions and feels like it is struggling to find its footing. Then with around twenty minutes to the end, becomes something very special for […]

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01st Nov2015

‘Doctor Who: 9×07 – The Zygon Invasion’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

After The Woman Who Lived I was hoping that Doctor Who would bounce back with an interesting episode. Doctor Who: 9×07 – The Zygon Invasion is another beginning for a two parter, which holds a lot of promise, though a few plot holes manage to weaken its impact. With a fragile peace between the Humans […]

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24th Oct2015

‘Doctor Who: 9×06 – The Girl Who Lived’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

With The Girl Who Died last week Doctor Who delivered a good episode that set up a very good idea that should affect the rest of the season. In the second part though, The Girl Who Lived, we were given an episode that probably shouldn’t have actually happened. While that sounds harsh, the fact is […]

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17th Oct2015

‘Doctor Who: 9×05 – The Girl Who Died’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

So we’ve finally come to the Maisie Williams episode of Doctor Who, and what an event it turns out to be. The Girl Who Died may be the most important episode of season nine with The Doctor maybe making the biggest mistake he’s ever made… When The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenna Coleman) find […]

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03rd Oct2015

‘Doctor Who: 9×03 – Under the Lake’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

I’m not sure what it is about Doctor Who, but it can have weeks were everything just fits, but then go on to an episode where something just doesn’t click. Under the Lake does a lot right, but also gets the most important thing wrong for me, and that is the dynamic between The Doctor […]

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