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‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘The Smugglers’

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It’s time for Season 4 of the classic ‘Doctor Who’ TV series! We’re also coming to the end of the First Doctor era, as we take a look at this four-part adventure called ‘The Smugglers’, starring William Hartnell in his penultimate appearance as the First Doctor. There’s also his new companions Anneke Wills as Polly and Michael Craze as Ben. In this story, the Doctor, Polly and Ben tackle some smugglers in the 17th century, once the TARDIS lands on a wild and remote stretch of the Cornish coast. The four-part story is currently missing from the BBC Archives, but ‘The Smugglers’ and ‘The Underwater Menace’ will receive the animation treatment soon later in the year. In the meantime, ‘The Smugglers’ can be enjoyed on audio CD or as a download from Audible. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘The Celestial Toymaker’

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In this ‘Doctor Who’ adventure, William Hartnell as the First Doctor ends up playing games with Michael Gough (who would go on to play Alfred in the four original ‘Batman’ films from 1989 to 1997) as the Celestial Toymaker. Plus, the Doctor is invisible for most of this adventure. 😐 Peter Purves as Steven and Jackie Lane as Dodo also end up having to play games with the Toymaker. You can listen to ‘The Celestial Toymaker’ soundtrack on audio CD or Audible, and you can watch the fourth surviving episode of this four-part story in the ‘Lost In Time’ DVD collection. Continue reading

Novelization/Audiobook review – ‘The Moon Stallion’

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It’s time to celebrate 4 years of ‘Bradley’s Basement’ and Sarah Sutton is helping me out. Continue reading

Quick Audiobook Review – ‘The Moon Stallion’

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This is going to be a quick review as I’ll be coming back to this audiobook when I come to review it and re-review ‘The Moon Stallion’ novelization in December 2019 along with a new set of ‘Nyssa Challenge’ reviews. It’s been a long time but I’m so happy to say ‘The Moon Stallion’ audiobook is out! Continue reading

Novelization/Audiobook review – ‘Doctor Who and the Curse of Peladon’

    

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Today, I’ve added my review on the novelization/audiobook called ‘Doctor Who and the Curse of Peladon’ by Brain Hayles. This is a novelization on the ‘Doctor Who’ story, ‘The Curse of Peladon’, featuring the Third Doctor and Jo Grant. The audiobook is read by David Troughton, who played King Peladon in the TV story. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ CD Reviews – ‘The Queen of Time’ and ‘Lords of the Red Planet’

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I’ve added two new ‘Doctor Who’ reviews on my blog today! They are on two ‘Lost Stories’ by Big Finish featuring the Second Doctor, Jamie and Zoe. They are ‘The Queen of Time’ and ‘Lords of the Red Planet’, starring Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury. Both stories are from the mind of Brian Hayles and are pretty gripping stories to listen to. Continue reading

‘The Ark’ and ‘The Celestial Toymaker’ with William Hartnell

 

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Today I’ve posted two new reviews on two ‘Doctor Who’ TV stories starring William Hartnell as the First Doctor. They also feature Peter Purves as Steven Taylor and Jackie Lane as Dodo Chaplet. These two TV stories come from Season 3. Continue reading

‘The Seeds of Death’, ‘The Space Pirates’ and ‘The War Games’ with Patrick Troughton

  

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Today, I’ve posted three new ‘Doctor Who’ reviews on three stories starring Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor with Frazer Hines as Jamie and Wendy Padbury as Zoe. These three ‘Doctor Who’ stories focus on the end of the Patrick Troughton era as well as the end of the black-and-white days. Continue reading

‘Peladon Tales’ – ‘Doctor Who’ DVD Reviews

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Today, I’ve posted two new DVD reviews on two ‘Doctor Who’ stories from the ‘Peladon Tales’ DVD box set. The stories star Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor with Katy Manning as Jo Grant and Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith. Continue reading