The Barry Letts Influence

Barry Letts’ input on Doctor Who remains influential and cannot be overestimated. Letts helped create such an ideal Doctor Who for its time that many of his tweaks to the formula remain part of the modern shows formula, largely unchanged. Here are four of the biggies… ITC – Action by HAVOC – The Doctor Jon…

Scottish Agenda?

Is the world going mad? I have one very good reason for asking – 5 years ago, fans and journalists were asking of Russell T Davies’ Doctor Who: “is there a gay agenda?” in response to the presence of an omnisexual character and Davies’ own sexuality and history of writing gay-themed dramas. Now, in 2010,…

“I will eat my hat”

There’s some marvellous stuff online from the Doctor Who press launch last week outside of the usual mainstream media content (which we’ll come to soon) but one journalist in particular has excelled by transcribing the post The Eleventh Hour screening Q+A Available on the blog of Ian Wylie, the transcription of the Q+A with Steven…

Straight Jack?

Captain Jack Harkness actor John Barrowman has reacted passionately to rumours in the US that a Stateside production or co-production of Torchwood would make his character straight. Barrowman’s character is famously unchoosy about the person he’s going to sleep with – providing they’re attractive. Let’s face it, there are plenty of straight action heroes. “I…

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