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The Lady of Mercia
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Reviewed: The Lady of Mercia

Any Doctor Who story that begins with a bunch of students chanting the mantra ‘down, down, down, down, down with the laws of physics’ is going to be an interesting one and that’s exactly how Paul Magrs gets things going with The Lady of Mercia. Arriving at the University of Frodsham in 1983, the Doctor,…

Destiny of the Doctor: Smoke ad Mirrors
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Smoke and Mirrors

Steve Lyons, an old hand at writing cracking Doctor Who stories, offers something rather special in the Destiny of the Doctor series with the Fifth Doctor adventure Smoke and Mirrors. Answering a distress call in England in the 1920’s, we finally get to hear the Doctor and his old friend Houdini meet. Not that this…

The Name of the Doctor - feat 3
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Review: The Name of the Doctor

There’s an elephant in the room. Surely every review of The Name of the Doctor starts at the end with that cliffhanger. And this one isn’t any different. The reveal of John Hurt’s Not-Quite-Doctor has the danger of overshadowing the other 40-odd minutes. It’s understandable: he could change all we know about Doctor Who since…

The Name of the Doctor - feat 2
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The Name of the Doctor ReKapped! (Part Two)

Read Part One here. Deep within the dead TARDIS, Vastra and Strax wake up. Jenny, however, doesn’t. She’s dead: a complete cardio-collapse, induced by shock. Strax holds his medical scanner over her and releases an electric pulse – and Jenny starts breathing again. “The heart is a relatively simple thing,” Strax says. And Vastra replies,…

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