Tagged James Acheson

Two Zygons from 1975's Terror of the Zygons
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Terror of the Zygons DVD Review

If, like me, you have all of Doctor Who at your fingertips, you’re probably aware that it’s easy to take segments of this amazing body of work for granted.  In the case of Terror of the Zygons, I probably never will. I started watching Doctor Who in February 1974.  I was three years old.  Pulled in by the electric thrill…

New Look, Same Scarf

If there’s one piece of clothing that both fans and non-fans recognise as being typically Doctor Who then it’s Tom Baker’s scarf. Born from a miscommunication between costume designer James Acheson and his chosen knitter Begonia Pope (if that’s not a companion name in waiting then I don’t know what is) about just how much…

The Mutants

Social commentary in Doctor Who isn’t a new idea and over its decades the show has made its views and opinions known on most aspects of life. The Mutants was one of the most blatant of the show’s run, hitting targets such as race discrimination, colonisation and apartheid head on and is, at times pretty…

The Mutants

Coming to DVD on 31st January 2011 is The Mutants, a six-part adventure starring Jon Pertwee and Katy Manning originally originally broadcast in April and May 1972. Co-starring George Pravda (Deadly Assassin) as Jaeger and notable for an appearance by Geoffrey Palmer (The Silurians, Voyage of the Damned) as the Administrator, the adventure sees the…

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