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.


Pickwoad
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Pickwoad Explores the TARDIS

The official Doctor Who site recently caught up with Michael Pickwoad, production designer on the current series of Doctor Who – and designer of the new TARDIS interior which debuted in the Christmas special, The Snowmen. He explains that the previous TARDIS interior, while beautiful, created a problem for writers, as more dialogue had to…

Bad Wolf 2
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Eccleston Tackles 1984

Ninth Doctor, Christopher Eccleston, will play the lead role, Winston Smith, in BBC Radio Four’s first ever dramatisation of Nineteen Eighty-Four. The dystopian novel, written by George Orwell, was published in 1949, and sees Smith come up against Big Brother, the potentially-fabricated symbol of dictatorship, which keeps its eyes on the population of Oceania. The…

Great Intelligence
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What You Thought of The Snowmen

Wow. An overwhelming majority of you have spoken – but what is your favourite Christmas special? All the way back in the days before snow, desperation and isolation, we asked you which modern Christmas special you like best, and you voted in your masses. Let’s find out which festive tale is the best present you…

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