Articles by Meredith Burdett

What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!


Helena Bonham Carter IS the Doctor!

It’s happened only once, way back in 1999. The Curse of Fatal Death, a Doctor Who spoof written by one Steven Moffat, featured Joanna Lumley as a female version of the Doctor. We laughed, we sniggered and we generally didn’t mind the change of the Doctor’s gender as it was all quite tongue in cheek….

The Stones of Blood Audiobook

A mysterious stone circle, alien beings guarding it, a mystery that is centuries old about to be uncovered by the Doctor and his friends. No, it’s not The Pandorica Opens but The Stones of Blood, the 1978 adventure that is getting a release courtesy of AudioGo! Making up part of the Key to Time season…

Moths Ate My Interview

Website The Peverettphile has recently published a very interesting interview with comedian Toby Hadoke. For those who are not aware of Toby’s work (I speak only to those who have been living in a box in the Himalayas for the last ten years and have only just reintegrated back into society), he not only wrote…

Karen Takes Manhattan

Since joining the Doctor Who team, Karen Gillan has more than flexed her acting muscles and showed us the range and depth of her talents that cause her to be one of the freshest and boldest talents on British television at the moment. So much so in fact, that the BBC has now got her…

The Two Toms

Continuing our celebration of the brilliance that is Tom Baker, Tom Baker Wednesday now features something to tickle your toes! Get ready to laugh till you cry as we’ve got a very special clip for you to watch courtesy of Jon Culshaw from his one-man ITV show Alter Ego broadcast in 2001. Culshaw of course…

Torchwood’s Voyage

One of this year’s Torchwood writers, John Shiban is rumoured to be in talks with American television network AMC to produce a new science fiction drama about mankind’s first encounter with extra terrestrials. Called The Voyage, it will see a female scientist working in a jet propulsion lab trying her hardest to interact with alien…

Dylan Thomas Centre Threat?

As well as creating some of the finest Doctor Who adventures ever seen and creating a whole spin off universe as well it seems that Russell T Davies is something of a campaigner as well. Recent fears about the future of the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea, which is home to “unparalleled” literary and artistic…

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