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Midnight Preview

Episode 10 nears this week, so prefer for Midnight, as the Doctor is trapped, alone, powerless and terrified, on the planet Midnight. Soon, the knocking on the wall begins. Only a woman called Sky seems to know the truth – but as paranoia turns into a witch-hunt, Sky turns the Doctor’s greatest strengths against him,…

Bruce Purchase Dies

British stage actor and guest star of 1978’s The Pirate Planet, Bruce Purchase, has died following a short illness; he was 69. As The Captain in Douglas Adams’ first Doctor Who story, Purchase boomed and blustered his way through a superbly written and acted part, one half of a great double act with The Captain’s…

Fringe of Technology

[singlepic=49,320,240,,right]The Edinburgh Festival is due to kick off in a weeks, and yesterday tickets went on sale for the Fringe events in August Or rather they didn’t, as the computer systems went down.  Computer says “no”? Where’s The IT Crowd when you need them?  Did you try turning it off and back on again? “No…

Have I Got More News For You

Thoroughly enjoyed the latest Have I Got News For You, which featured foxy newsreader Kate Silverton, superpoet Ian McMillan and car lunatic and oil guzzler Jeremy Clarkson on hosting duties. The highlight was surely Clarkson being reduced into fits of giggles following a slightly cruel – but very funny – reference to the sex offenders…

podKast 007

We’re back with our seventh Kasterborous podKast (with a K) This time: we chat about Series 4/season 30 to date, Steven Moffat (about 2 days before he was confirmed, there’s a stroke of luck!) and the future of Doctor Who. Plus our new butler Rolex fixes us a drink….

Lee Mack Speaks

[singlepic=39,320,240,,right]As part of his recent appearance as host of Have I Got News for You, Lee Mack spoke to the BBC website for the show. One particular question stands out: You were sacked from your job as a blue coat at Pontin’s for appearing on stage drunk. Was it a good show? I was very…

Dad’s Army Special

[singlepic=48,320,240,,right]Not before time, the BBC are running a tribute to the long running classic sitcom Dad’s Army, set during World War Two. Jonathan Ross Salutes Dad’s Army will be, it seems, hosted by Jonathan Ross, and will include some of the series’ stars, creators and celebrity fans.  The series originally ran from 1968 to 1977,…

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