Articles by Andrew Reynolds

Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.


Doctor Who Prom Reviews

Drum roll please…the verdict for the Doctor Who Prom at this years BBC proms is…cymbal crash… Excellent.  Though while the spectacle was loved by children and similarly excited parents, some reviewers have scoff at the event calling it a “Pantomime.” The Guardian while quick to praise any event that tries to foster a love of classical music in…

RTD on Writers’ Rooms

The writers room; a hodge-podge of college graduates, seasoned veterans and tired-eyed assistants who’ve clambered there way in the door after submitting spec script after spec script after spec script. In the USA, this system has produced some of the greatest (and some awful) television. In the UK, this system has produced My Family. Torchwood Over-fiend Russell T….

iSay!

Doctor Who has conquered the BBC’s iPlayer for a third consecutive month. June’s figures show that the final four episodes of the season dominated the listings despite a live and catch-up  TV service boost from the 2010 World Cup. Top of the list was The Pandorica Opens with 1.3 million requests followed by The Lodger, Vincent and the Doctor and…

Never Seen Who

The Impossible IT Girl Karen Gillan has revealed that before stepping into the cow-boots of Amy Pond; she had never seen an episode of Doctor Who. Karen, speaking to BBC Radio Four’s Women’s Hour, said; “I was obviously aware of Doctor Who and knew what a Dalek was, but it wasn’t on TV when I…

Prom-p and Circumstance.

Fanfare please; this Saturday sees the Worlds Greatest Classical Music Festival meet the Worlds Greatest Television show, when Doctor Who invades the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms 2010. Matt Smith , Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvil will host ‘an intergalactic musical adventure’ featuring such music of show composer Murray Gold as; Mad Man in a Blue Box,…

Bad Sting Bay!

Flee the Beaches! ‘Bad Wolf Bay’ has been invaded by an army of Moon Jellyfish! Dozens of the tentacled menace’s have washed up on Newton Beach, near Porthcawl, Bridgend, the location used many times by the Doctor Who production teams. Between April and September Moon Jellyfish can usually be seen in estuaries and bays where…

Ianto’s Dead: Get Over It!

One man publicity blitzkrieg John Barrowman has told AfterElton that fans need to let go of former Torchwood’s ‘general support officers’ death and look forward to (Group) Captain Jack’s future sexual escapades. Asked about his reaction to fans who felt ‘cheated’ by Ianto’s death at the hands of the 456 in Children of Earth ,…

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