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‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘Mawdryn Undead’

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It’s Spring Bank Holiday Monday in May in the UK today, and it’s time for the first story of ‘The Black Guardian Trilogy’ in Season 20 of the classic ‘Doctor Who’ TV series – ‘Mawdryn Undead’. This a four-part story by Peter Grimwade, starring Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor, Sarah Sutton as Nyssa and Janet Fielding as Tegan. As well as the return of Valentine Dyall as the Black Guardian, this story also features the return of Nicholas Courtney as the Brigadier. This story also introduces us to new companion Mark Strickson as Vislor Turlough. And there’s David Collings, who guest stars as the titular Mawdryn. ‘Mawdryn Undead’ can be checked out on DVD and Britbox. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘Black Orchid’

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It’s time to talk about my absolute favourite ‘Doctor Who’ story in the entire TV series. And yes, I know Peter Davison hates this story, but this is one of Sarah Sutton’s favourite stories, so that’s good for me. 😀 It’s time to check out ‘Black Orchid’, a two-part story by Terence Dudley. Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor, Sarah Sutton as Nyssa, Janet Fielding as Tegan and Matthew Waterhouse as Adric visit Cranleigh Hall in 1925. The Doctor gets to play a cricket match and Nyssa, Tegan and Adric partake in a fancy dress ball. The story features guest stars like Michael Cochrane, Moray Watson and Barbara Murray. Sarah Sutton also plays Ann Talbot, a double of Nyssa in the story. ‘Black Orchid’ can be checked out on DVD, Blu-ray or Britbox. Continue reading

DVD/Blu-ray Special Features Reviews via ‘Doctor Who – The Collection – Doctor Who Magazine 40th Anniversary Disc’

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“Merry Christmas Sarah!”

I was happy to get the ‘Doctor Who – The Collection’ DVD from the 40th anniversary issue of ‘Doctor Who Magazine’ back in October 2019! It was worth getting and a joy! It had ‘Doctor Who’ DVD/Blu-ray special features with Sarah Sutton, my favourite ‘Doctor Who’ companion and best friend at conventions, in them. Continue reading

Week 52 – ‘The Nyssa Challenge’ UPDATED

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— BRAND NEW NOVELIZATION/AUDIOBOOK REVIEW AVAILABLE TODAY!!! —

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We’ve come to the end of this latest mini-season of ‘Nyssa Challenge’ reviews by me on ‘Bradley’s Basement’. I hope you’ve enjoyed the latest ‘Nyssa Challenge’ review mini-season this time round. Today, I’ve updated my ‘Doctor Who’ reviews on the story, ‘Mawdryn Undead’ from ‘The Black Guardian Trilogy’. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who Magazine’ Review – Issue #110 with Sarah Sutton

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This is a collector’s item worth having and I’m very pleased that I purchased it from Amazon.co.uk!

As you may (or may not) know from my ‘Nyssa Challenge’ reviews, I’m a huge fan of Sarah Sutton/Nyssa of Traken in ‘Doctor Who’. Over the years, I’ve been collecting memorabilia of Sarah/Nyssa. These include photographs, rare autographs and some items that are related to Sarah. Continue reading

New ‘Alien Heart’/’Dalek Soul’ Photo From ‘Doctor Who Magazine’

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This is something for me to get really excited about!

I’ve just seen this new photo of Sarah Sutton/Nyssa with director Ken Bentley, Nicholas Briggs/Voice of the Daleks and Peter Davison/Fifth Doctor during the recording of ‘Alien Heart’/’Dalek Soul’! This was found in the pages of the latest issue of ‘Doctor Who Magazine’ – Issue #510 to be exact really. Continue reading

New ‘Waters of Amsterdam’ Photo

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Just a little quickie!

I went to town yesterday and purchased the 2017 Yearbook of ‘Doctor Who Magazine’. Not something I would normally do, but I saw this lovely new behind-the-scenes photo of ‘The Waters of Amsterdam’ that I’d never seen before! Continue reading

WOTCHA – ‘Nyssa’s Test Tubes’

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I’d like to share a few thoughts on an interesting theory made about Nyssa and Ann Talbot in ‘Black Orchid’ by the Watcher in the latest issue of ‘Doctor Who Magazine’. In the ‘WOTCHA!’ feature in the back of issue #506 of ‘DWM’, it’s been theorised Nyssa and Ann swapped places at the story’s conclusion. Continue reading