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Doctor Who Writer & Actor Glyn Jones Dies

On April 2nd Doctor Who‘s oldest surviving writer passed away. Glyn Jones was the man who gave the world what is, in my opinion, one of the more underrated stories – The Space Museum (most noted as being the first appearance of actor Jeremy Bulloch in the show, who would reappear as Hal the archer…

Maureen O'Brien as Vicki and William Hartnell as the Doctor in The Romans
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012 The Romans

The Romans is famously the story that’s a first serious Doctor Who effort at comedy – at least in Conspiracy, the third part. This is patently untrue – the whole thing is structured as a farce. Right from the go, we have the initial danger of the cliffhanger resolved in the lightest way yet –…

William Hartnell as the Doctor in The Reign of Terror
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The Reign of Terror

During this journey through the first season of Doctor Who we have been treated to the brilliance of the show and it’s initial concepts. We marveled at the rise of the Daleks, have been brought to some of the most awe inspiring locations in Human history and survived the perils of totally alien environments. However…

Writers We Want For Doctor Who

It’s incredible how much high-calibre writing talent Doctor Who can attract. Douglas Adams, who would go on to write The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Terry Nation, who would go on to engineer Survivors and Blake’s 7, and Dennis Spooner all have their names stamped on multiple opening vortex sequences, as well as not-quite-as-famous-but-fairly-well-known personalities…

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