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  • Can a Post-Millennial Prometheus revive Who fortunes?

    The Villa Diodati, near Lake Geneva in Switzerland, 1816:  A group of people who will have a huge effect on centuries of literature to come gather for their own decadent weekend.  But though Lord Byron, Mary Shelley, Dr Polidori and Clair Claremont are there… where is Percy Shelley? That’s...
  • Who’s next season shoots from September – late 2021 broadcast?

    Though this season of Doctor Who isn’t over for several weeks, there are three episodes left to go – there’s been much discussion over when the next run of the classic BBC sf show will begin. After all, for one of the Beeb’s most popular shows, its scheduling has...
  • Who goes Scare? – Of Fingers, Fear and Fam…

    The Doctor drops off her companions in modern-day Sheffield and is somewhat conflicted about how to spend the next day by herself.  But the Tardis alerts her to an unusual reading that comes from Ancient Syria and so she heads there to discover the source. It would seem a...
  • Who’s ‘Praxeus’ is a Wasted Opportunity…

    An astronaut’s shuttle veers wildly off-path, a blogger goes missing in a Peruvian beauty-spot turned rubbish-dump and in Madagascar birds are behaving very strangely indeed.  Even the Doctor and her ‘fam’ seem baffled as they divide and conquer… each heading to the site of the occurrences to try and...
  • Our Fiends Electric: Who’s current war powers up…

    Nikola Tesla (Goran Visnjič) is a man with vision – sometimes fanciful, sometimes pragmatic but clearly a man ahead of his time. But when funding is pulled for his latest project, in no small part to the fearmongering of rival Thomas Edison (Robert Glenister), he thinks the day can’t...
  • Who’s ‘Orphan 55’: Cut Price Vacation, too much baggage…

    With the Doctor still trying to process the news about Gallifrey – not to mention a rather drastic clear-up mess from a recent squiddish encounter (who knew it was mating season?) – perhaps there’s time for a holiday. Graham’s rather eager construction of a travel cube spirits the team...
  • Doctor Who: Spy-fi debut for Whittaker’s sophomore salvo…

    Readying to meet up again and head off on more travels, The Doctor and her companions are all individually summoned to MI5 by ‘C’ (Stephen Fry) to help investigate the bizarre killings of several operatives scattered around the world. In each case, their DNA has been totally scrambled, something...
  • BBC’s Christmas Carol: deep and crisp and getting even…

    Ebenezer Scrooge (Guy Pearce) runs his company with a cold, some would say heartless outlook on life and the human condition. In his mind, the ‘hypocrisy’ of the masses is no substitute for his money ledger and he can reduce every decision his made to a justifiable balance of...
  • The Walking Red: BBC’s Martians invade maudlin period drama…

    It’s 1905 and George Lynton (Rafe Spall) is a journalist still looking for his first real scoop and facing the quiet wrath of his brother Frederick (Rupert Graves), a government spokesman, who has distanced himself from George over the latter leaving his wife for his truer love, Amy (Eleanor...