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Pathe: The TARDIS in Park Rangers (1959)
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Pathe: The TARDIS in Park Rangers (1959)

British Pathe has been very generous in surrendering its Doctor Who secrets of late! Here we have another great gem from the archives, this time showing the importance of maintaining Wimbledon Common in London, protecting the great stretch of countryside from lawlessness, spurious morality and, of course, bush fires. Some of you may remember that…

War To End All Wars, The cover
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The War to End All Wars Reviewed!

At first prospect, a ‘Doctor-lite’ audio story that features First Doctor companions Steven and Dodo may seem a tough sell. While I’m sure they have their own fans, they’re not typically mentioned in anyone’s top list of companions who’ve travelled with the Doctor through time and space. Perhaps that is a strength. Case in point,…

The War Machines introduces Ben Jackson and Polly Wright, played by Michael Craze and Anneke Wills
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027 The War Machines

Doctor Who’s first producer, Verity Lambert, said in interviews long after she left the show that she didn’t approve of Jon Pertwee’s Doctor, that he’d made the character part of ‘the establishment’, something which William Hartnell’s Doctor would never have done. She clearly never watched The War Machines. This 1966 tale, near the end of…

Doctor Who: The Savages
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026 The Savages

Writer Ian Stuart Black’s first story for Doctor Who contains a pure science-fiction premise as straightforward as they come. The Doctor, Steven and Dodo visit a seemingly-idyllic, advanced society on a distant world, only to discover that it’s maintained by foul means: the sophisticated, highly intelligent Elders live in comfort thanks to the life-essences they extract from…

The Gunfighters 3
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025 The Gunfighters

It may seem unremarkable, but The Gunfighters is important. Why? Oh, so many reasons, layered on top of one another to provide a fun, twisting adventure instantaneously and a fulfilling, satisfying story in retrospect to leave viewers with a smile on their faces. It’s notable for being one of only two on-screen serials in Doctor…

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