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.


A Christmas Carol
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Christmas Special Filming Starts Sunday

Matt Smith has confirmed that he starts filming for the 2013 Christmas special, his swansong as the Doctor, this Sunday (8th September). ITV morning show, Daybreak, attended last night’s GQ Men of the Year Awards ceremony, and Matt exclusively revealed that, yes, he’ll be wearing a wig! Entertainment correspondent, Richard Arnold, quizzed him about his…

Clive
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See Mark Benton on Strictly

They’ve kept it awfully low-profile, but you might’ve heard that the BBC’s second most successful show, Strictly Come Dancing, returns to screens this Saturday. (If you can’t guess the broadcaster’s most successful show, then you have no place searching this site.) Whovians might recognise at least one celebrity taking to the dance floor: Mark Benton!…

Wirrn Dawn
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Introducing: Wirrn Dawn

As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we’re looking back at some of the pivotal tales of all of time and space, taking on one Doctor each month, running up to November – and An Unearthly Child… The Eighth Doctor only appeared once on-screen (besides some flashbacks, montages and a brief sort-of-cameo in The Name…

The Daleks Master Plan
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Mission to the Unknown Motion Comic!

If there’s one good thing about 106 episodes of Doctor Who being missing from the archives, it’s the ingenuity it’s resulted in, trying to get these stories back into our consciousness. The soundtracks show how passionate fans are. The TARGET novels are a joy. And, y’know, some people like to do comic strips about them….

First Doctor TARDIS Console
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First Doctor Console @ Experience!

The replica First Doctor TARDIS console used in November’s celebratory docu-drama, An Adventure in Space and Time, is now on show at Cardiff’s Doctor Who Experience! The console room is piloted by David Bradley, who plays William Hartnell in the Mark Gatiss-penned drama which charts the origins of everyone’s favourite show. Last month, the impressive…

Hornet's Nest
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Paul Magrs Offers Coaching for Writers

Prolific Doctor Who writer and cat enthusiast, Paul Magrs, is offering coaching to writers working on novels in any genre. At a special introductory price of £50, Paul will read through a 5,000 word extract and give you a 500-word critique, assessing plot, character, structure, further reading and more points for development. Calling the project…

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