Articles by Philip Bates

When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything.


Time bikers
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Colm McCarthy on The Bells of St. John

Colm McCarthy is an exceptionally talented director. You may not know it, but his work is alllll over TV, and deservedly so. He’s helmed Series 2 of Peaky Blinders, the first episode of which aired on BBCOne last one… But Whovians will know him for The Bells of St. John (2013), which properly introduced Jenna Coleman’s Clara Oswald. The…

Kill The Moon: New Clip!
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Kill The Moon: New Clip!

A new clip of Kill The Moon! Woo! Oh, well, okay – an old clip of a new episode which we don’t get to see until tomorrow. Watch it and tell me if you recognise it. Done? Okay, so yeah, it’s very exciting, but it was even more exciting when Graham Norton (the man who once…

Doctor Who Experience Reopens Later This Month!
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Doctor Who Experience Reopens Later This Month!

In case you didn’t know, Cardiff’s Doctor Who Experience is amazing. I mean, really, really cool. However, with the close of the Eleventh Doctor era, it closed… Fortunately, it opens again later this month! And this time, Peter Capaldi’s in control. The new storyline is written by Torchwood‘s Joe Lidster and directed by Paul Wilmhurst (Kill The…

Flatline
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Official Synopsis: Flatline

The BBC has released the official synopsis for episode 9 of Series 8 – and it certainly sounds creepy! Here’s what’s coming up in Flatline: Separated from the Doctor, Clara discovers a new menace from another dimension. But how do you hide when even the walls are no protection? With people to save and the Doctor…

Seb
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Who is Seb? Series 8 Mysteries Deepen!

The Series 8 arc has been an odd thing, don’t you think? Missy cropped up unexpectedly at the end of Deep Breath, midway through Into The Dalek, and at the conclusion of The Caretaker. But this time, she wasn’t the only one. We knew Chris Addison (who previously starred opposite Peter Capaldi’s spin doctor, Malcolm Tucker in The Thick…

Ms Delphox
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Time Heist ReKapped!

The Doctor starts with a jolt. He drops the memory worm. Clara is beside him, throwing another memory worm onto the table before them. And there are two others here: Saibra and Psi, the latter of whom has robotics integrated into this brain. They’ve all had their memories erased. Between them, on the table, is…

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