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.


Steven Moffat
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Moffat on his Future as Showrunner

Some will be looking forward to the day showrunner, Steven Moffat bids Doctor Who adieu. But I think a far larger amount of people are dreading that day. In a Sherlock-focussed interview with Assignment X, Steven has talked about the nation’s two favourite shows and how he will sadly have to say goodbye to one of them:…

Ben Wheatley
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Wheatley’s Doctor Who Won’t Be “Savage”

Way back when The Bells of St. John was waiting around the corner for us, Steven Moffat said that he tells each director to make the show their own. That’s why we’ve got such stunning episodes, including Colm McCarthy’s Sherlock-esque visuals, Skaldak storming through Alien-like surroundings (courtesy of Douglas Mackinnon), and glass-smashing mayhem from Nick Hurran in The Day…

Capaldi Filming 2
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Capaldi Filming in New Costume!

Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi, has stepped out onto the streets of Cardiff in his new costume. Which must mean… POTENTIAL SMALL SPOILERS AHOY! The outfit was unveiled yesterday, just in time for this morning’s filming on Queen Street, which saw Capaldi with companion, Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald outside the TARDIS. They were with director,…

Dark Eyes win
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Dark Eyes Wins Best Non-Broadcast Drama Award!

Big Finish has won the BBC Audio Drama award for Best Online or Non-Broadcast Drama for the Eighth Doctor story, Dark Eyes: The Great War! It really is fantastic news, and is great to see the company finally getting some well-deserved recognition. The company, founded in 1999, was presented with the award at BBC Broadcasting House’s Radio Theatre in…

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