Articles by Chris Davids


Pratchett on Who

Wildly successful fantasy author Terry Pratchett has spoken out on the subject of Doctor Who in a recent guest blog on the SFX website, describing the show as “ludicrous”. Promoting his “guest edit” of SFX #196, Pratchett – whose most recent Discworld book Unseen Academicals is hilarious – points out various failings of Doctor Who,…

Companions News

News of former Doctor Who companions Catherine Tate and Billie Piper – while Tate has been busy on radio recently, Piper has apparently been offered a bumper payday… According to the Daily Star (where’s the salt?) Billie Piper – best known to fans as Rose Tyler – has been offered £2m by ITV for a…

Doctor Who and the Election

Former Doctor Who cast members Peter Kay and Catherine Tate – as well as Torchwood star John Barrowman – have signed a petition to promote the allegedly bleak prospects for the BBC under a possible Conservative government. Already this election we have seen David Tennant voicing a Labout Party Political Broadcast (which starred Sean Pertwee,…

Charlie Brooker on Nortongate

TV critic and Doctor Who fan Charlie Brooker had a great rant on his topical TV quiz show You Have Been Watching this week – directed at the whole concept of IPPs (in programme prompts) of the type that marred the end of The Time of Angels last weekend. Featuring Brooker, Lauren Laverne, Chris Addison…

“Bow ties are cool”

It seems that suits are coming back into popularity among men – and Doctor Who star Matt Smith is being cited as one of the reasons, reports The Scotsman, thanks to his natty bow tie. According to Slaters of Edinburgh, nothing significant has occurred as yet: “We see no significant swing to suits but, yes,…

Schedule of Doom

As if the BBC using the licence fee to provide free promotion to Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber and his latest musical wasn’t bad enough, Doctor Who continues its journey through the Saturday evening schedules next week to accommodate Over the Rainbow. Threatened by the ITV juggernaut, Over the Rainbow producers have apparently pleaded with the BBC…

X Factor Star In Sarah Jane

As revealed a few weeks ago, The Sarah Jane Adventures has recently entered production and along with some interesting guest stars, former X Factor contestant Lucie Jones is set to appear. Despite being a potential winner, 19 year old Lucie Jones was voted out in the fifth week of Simon Cowell’s pension talent contest but…

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