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Doctor Who on Today

John Humphries, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Today, spoke to Bryan Appleyard and Richard Fell on Saturday regarding the remake of “The Quatermass Experiment” for BBC4. While focus was intended no doubt to focus on the live broadcast of the 1953 classic as part of the channels “TV on Trial” season (comparing TV of the past with offerings of today), several mentions were made of Doctor Who, Russell T. Davies and Daleks, as well as touching upon issues such as: does bringing back old shows represents a lack of ideas and do modern computerised effects detract from the story?

The item ran for 4 minutes and 16 seconds. It can be found here for the next 5 days (RealPlayer is required).

Christian Cawley


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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