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!


Lurkers at Sunlight’s Edge

The last installment in the Seventh Doctor trilogy leaves this reviewer in a bit of a conundrum. There is no problem as such with the play, it’s finely crafted, well acted and is perfect to listen to during these cold winter months. However, after the two preceding episodes were so strong and formed the umbrella…

The Resurrection of Mars

Continuing directly on from last month’s Deimos. We find Lucie Miller being thrown out of a TARDIS and directly into trouble. When we last encountered her, she was hanging up her time travelling boots and settling for a quiet life, away from monsters and alien planets. Her falling out with the Eighth Doctor had led…

Dalek Time Travelodge

It happens all the time when you go away, you’re staying in a hotel or a bed and breakfast and when you leave and you’re halfway home, you realise that you’ve left something there. It’s not always something big, maybe a toothbrush or a t-shirt but it annoys you anyway. But some people tend to…

Is Doctor Who Anti-American?

Like to mix up views on Doctor Who with deeper hidden sub contextual references? Then last Wednesday’s edition of Thinking Allowed, a BBC Radio Four discussion show, will be right up your street. Featuring Marc Edward DiPaolo, a US academic, the show not only focuses on how the character of the Doctor has changed over…

A Town Called Fortune

Many, many years ago in Doctor Who, we were treated to a 1960’s story called The Gunfighters. The first Doctor and his friends found themselves in the Wild West when the Doctor needed to cure his toothache (who else but the Doctor would end up there for that?) the story itself is not well regarded…

Restoration of the Doctor!

The story as we all know it is a tragic one, in 1967 the BBC started deleting its extensive archive to make way for the storage of new show and TV serials. During this time, many episodes of Doctor Who were wiped away forever, never to be enjoyed again. Serials such as Marco Polo, The…

Tennant’s Babes

While the Eleventh Doctor may be hot footed when it comes to football and the actor who plays him, Matt Smith, a former professional football player, former Tenth Doctor David Tennant has no such interest in the sport. Which makes his current choice of role even more interesting as he’s playing Manchester United’s former Assistant…

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