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The Gelth-controlled grandma in 2005's The Unquiet Dead
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Being Scared

My daughter is deathly afraid of the house two doors down. Not the people in it, no, the house itself. Why? Because flanking the front door are what she thinks are two Weeping Angels. Since Doctor Who returned in 2005, I’ve been watching Doctor Who with my daughter, who’s now 10. We watched Blink together,…

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Remembering Elisabeth Sladen

Last Christmas I was given a copy of Elizabeth Sladen’s autobiography. I reacted in the required way, did all the usual things, gasped, smiled, placed it pride of place on the bookshelf and told my wife it’s what I really wanted – but was it? About eight months earlier I, along with countless other Who…

Lee Evans as Malcolm in Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead
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No Longer a Nerd!

Jake Simpson is 44, and was once what might be described as “a nerd”. A lover of Doctor Who and other sci-fi, he discusses here how the new Doctor Who and other popular shows have become so cool that he’s been able to emigrate from Nerdistan.

Roger Delgado - still the ultimate Master
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Introducing: The Dæmons

Doctor Who has a history with the occult. Look at all those clans, summoning strange forces and worshipping something far from their understanding. It’s laced throughout classics like The Masque of Mandragora; The Curse of Fenric; The Brain of Morbius, while Gods and devils have manifested themselves in tales including Pyramids of Mars; The Impossible…

Rory and Amy meet the Doctor in The Eleventh Hour
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Happy Birthday, The Eleventh Hour!

It’s been two years since we joined the Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory for the very first time in The Eleventh Hour. The premise of the episode? I’ll let Steven Moffat explain (taken from an interview on Radio 4’s Front Row): “A few minutes ago he was David Tennant saying goodbye to Rose Tyler, and…

Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor, shortly after his regeneration.
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Regeneration: A Time Lord Reborn!

There are many things that make Doctor Who great, the TARDIS, Daleks, Cybermen, Sarah Jane Smith, Rose Tyler, Gallifrey, the Weeping Angels, the Master, Jago and Litefoot, Frobisher, Destiny of the Doctors (yes – top looking at me like that!) and even The Trial of a Time Lord. But surely the best part of the…

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