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!


The Web of Fear?

The BBC has released information on some of the bizarre website domain names that it owns. The sites are created as off shoots of popular shows. The details have been released in relation to a Freedom of Information request although the BBC declined to reveal a full list of its websites. www.singlessos.co.uk is an online…

Junior Doctorchef

SFX has reported on Matt Smith and Karen Gillan trying the offerings of contestants from BBC’s Junior Masterchef. The actors ate their specially prepared dishes while filming new scenes for what could either be The Sarah Jane Adventures or this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special (definitely no prize if you can tell us which one)….

iPlayer Gets Social

Imagine travelling forward from 1999 to 2010. It’d be a hell of an eye opener. Huge HD televisions with crystal clear images, mobile phones that go way beyond just texting and calling people, Internet connections that mean it doesn’t take half an hour to load up a website and Doctor Who, back where it should…

Writing DW “an honour”

Meera Syal, star of comedy series Goodness Gracious me, has praised both the “classic” and “new” series of Doctor Who. It seems that Meera, currently playing Nasreen Chaudhry in The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood, has a fondness for how the show used to be made: “Part of its quaintness was that it was sometimes slightly amateur……

The Doctor Who Policy

The BBC has released its Statements of Programme Policy (SoPPs) for the next year, stating how it intends to maintain and improve the quality of its output for the public. Among the content priorities, the Beeb will strive to create ambitious UK drama which obviously includes Doctor Who. The report delves deeply into what the…

Who Aye, Man

South Tyneside has become the latest in a long line of cities to host a Doctor Who exhibition. The event looks absolutely fantastic, full of heroes and villains from the shows start in 2005 up to the present. Cybermen, Weeping Angels, Smilers and Sontaran props all put in an appearance. As well as a planetarium,…

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