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.


The Mutants

Social commentary in Doctor Who isn’t a new idea and over its decades the show has made its views and opinions known on most aspects of life. The Mutants was one of the most blatant of the show’s run, hitting targets such as race discrimination, colonisation and apartheid head on and is, at times pretty…

A Christmas Carol DVD

NOTE: This review points out many plot devices and key scenes, if you’ve yet to see this episode then please read this after viewing. Though it was only shown a few weeks back it seems like ages since I’d watched this festive episode. Packed with more yuletide references than any other Christmas special and borrowing…

The Seeds Of Doom

A few years ago, when the BBC released this adventure onto VHS I couldn’t afford to buy it. Feeling a tad down I was walking with my fiancé through our local shopping centre and found two £10 HMV vouchers lying crumpled on the floor. “Woohoo!” I thought; but guilt got the better of me and…

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