Convention Memories – ‘Fifth Element’

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Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

To celebrate the eighth anniversary of my first meeting with Sarah Sutton (who played Nyssa in ‘Doctor Who’), I’ve decided to share my memories of the first ‘Doctor Who’ convention I attended. This was of course the ‘Fifth Element’ event run by Fantom Films on Sunday the 7th of February 2010 – a day that I will always remember! Continue reading


What do I like about the Fifth Doctor era?

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Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

Here’s a re-posting of my blog article, ‘What do I like about the Fifth Doctor era?’. I originally posted this article in October 2015 when I was setting up my blog. In celebration of seeing Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton at the ‘York Unleashed’ event this coming weekend, here’s the article for you to enjoy! Continue reading

Monster File – The Cybermen


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The story begins with the Cybermen!


Today, I’d like to share some thoughts with you on what I make of the Cybermen in ‘Doctor Who’! They’re one of my favourite monsters from the series and they’ve had plenty of variations in terms of design and appearance over the years. I hope you enjoy these thoughts by me on the Cybermen. Continue reading

The Crowded TARDIS

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This is a response to the DVD special feature called ‘The Crowded TARDIS’ on the ‘Castrovalva’ DVD from the ‘New Beginnings’ DVD box set of ‘Doctor Who’. This short documentary focuses on the TARDIS team of Season 19 from the classic series, including the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan and Adric.

In this article, I will be sharing my thoughts and feelings of the Season 19 TARDIS team and identifying what the strengths and weaknesses of the team were. This will be an enjoyable article for me to write and I hope to make reference to the Big Finish audios and books as well as the TV series. Continue reading

Week 14 – ‘The Nyssa Challenge’

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“Mayday, mayday, mayday!”

It’s Bank Holiday Monday in the UK today! This is another very special week on ‘The Nyssa Challenge’, as the Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan and Adric face the Cybermen in ‘Earthshock’! 🙂

Please feel free to comment on my review.

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