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Doctor Who: Children’s Show?

Comedy actor and QI host Stephen Fry has remarked in an interview that new television shows are aimed at children and less at adults, resulting in current drama being infantilised. Fry was speaking at BAFTA, giving his annual TV lecture, where he commented: “Infantilism is the problem. It’s just shocking. The only dramas the BBC…

The Pandorica Opens… Early

Lucky ticket holders have had the chance to see The Pandorica Opens this evening at a special BAFTA preview showing in advance of the penultimate episode of Doctor Who this Saturday. This is the moment in which the press and others get to preview the episode – sadly we won’t have the chance to that…

Doctor Who Live! Well, Sort Of…

Hartnell-era Doctor Who was given a mention today in the Independent by television writer Mark Ravenhill as part of a campaign to pull in viewers for tonight’s broadcast of his live drama, Ghost Story, on Sky Arts 2.  Referring to the minimally-edited programmes of the early 1960s, Ravenhill muses, “A few months ago, I got…

The Stonehenge Opens

Its construction is surrounded in mystery, its purpose unknown and its site, littered with the remains of the pilgrims who came to either worship there or make a blood sacrifice. No its not the Pandorica; it’s Stonehenge. The site in Sailsbury, Wiltshire, features in this Saturdays episode The Pandorica Opens, is one of the country’s…

Doctor Who Series 5 Volume 2

After what can only be described as a bit of a dream start the new series settles down a tad and heads towards its first two-part story without a second thought for viewers trying to catch their breath. This review is culled from the previews I wrote earlier for Kasterborous. I have not changed my…

Bloody Great Spoiler?

It isn’t often the BBC hides a great big spoiler under your nose – but it seems that a key element of The Pandorica Opens has been hiding in plain sight for some weeks on the website of Doctor Who designer Peter McKinstry. What we have below is a very interest concept image of what…

Karen’s Pandorica Spoilers

As well as the Radio Times, Amy Pond actress Karen Gillan appears in the TV Times this week, chatting about the Doctor Who season finale, which kicks off this Saturday night with The Pandorica Opens… Naturally, it’s spoilery stuff – and we don’t really want to upset anyone who might be trying to look away…

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