Articles by James Whittington

James has been a Doctor Who fan for as long as he can recall. A child of the 70s and 80s, he weathered all the storms and controversies the show encountered, though he didn’t buy the “Doctor In Distress” single.


Doctor Who – Myths And Legends

New out this week, the Myths And Legends DVD boxset features 3 classic Doctor Who adventures – The Time Monster, Underworld and The Horns of Nimon. James Whittington was lucky enough to view them all… Another month another Doctor Who box set. Now don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy these DVD releases but as…

Doctor Who… At The BBC: A Legend Reborn

This all-new compilation of interviews and behind-the-scenes pieces from the last few years of Doctor Who is the usual mixed bag of goodies we’ve come to expect from this series. Elisabeth Sladen is once again on presenting duties with Andrew Pixley behind the material selection and linking script. Clips come mainly from BBC radio such…

Doctor Who and The Ice Warriors

If, like me, you were born just before the video boom then you would have more than likely owned a set of Target novelisations. One of the best was Doctor Who and The Ice Warriors and this new BBC audiobook read by Jamie himself Frazer Hines is as exciting now as it was when the…

Vworp Vworp! Reviewed

Fanzines are as rare as TV shows worth watching on a Saturday night. Mainly thanks to the internet these little publications of fan-boy (and fan-girl) love have almost become extinct and consigned to memory. Then along comes what could possibly be the ultimate and finest Doctor Who fanzine, Vworp Vworp! This glossy and professional looking…

The Last Voyage Reviewed

The BBC Audio Collection continues to expand with another exclusive story with Doctor number 10 on vocal duties. So if you thought David Tennant’s association with the series had ended then think again. The TARDIS materialises on board the maiden voyage of a pioneering space cruiser, travelling from Earth to the planet Eternity. The Doctor…

The Masque Of Mandragora DVD

Created to form part of Doctor Who’s gothic period, The Masque Of Mandragora hits DVD with a wonderful splash of colour and melodrama. It also gave one of the show’s most iconic props a bit of a face-lift, sort of! After an encounter with the deadly Mandragora Helix, the Doctor and Sarah Jane land in…

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