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.

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BFI’s The Mind of Evil Screening

The BFI’s screened the newly-colourised, 1971 classic, The Mind of Evil, earlier this week, with guests including companion Jo Grant herself, Katy Manning, director, Timothy Combe, and Richard Franklin and John Levine, who played Mike Yates and Sergeant Benton respectively. The Season 8 tale saw Jon Pertwee’s Third Doctor face up to – who else?…


Jon Pertwee: The WWII Hero

Jon Pertwee has got to be admired. As the Third Doctor, he battled Daleks, Axons, Silurians and the Master. In real life, he was as much a hero as his Time Lord counterpart. In an interview with two journalists – David Southwell and Matt Adams – before his death in 1996, printed in full for…


Doctor Who: Walking in Eternity Conference

The University of Hertfordshire is to host a conference on the international success of Doctor Who in September, just prior to the show celebrating its 50th anniversary. Keynote speakers for Doctor Who: Walking in Eternity include James Chapman (Inside the TARDIS: The Worlds of Doctor Who), Matt Hills (Triumph of a Time Lord: Regenerating Doctor Who in the 21st Century)…

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