Tagged Nineteen Eighty-Four

John Hurt IS the Doctor!
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The John Hurt PodKast

James, Christian and Brian are back with another podKast, this week discussing just who John Hurt is, and what his “Doctor” might mean to the series. Yes, it’s more of the 50th anniversary speculation that has consumed fandom over the past few weeks (Matt Smith’s departure aside) and the podKast team certainly have a lot…

John Hurt as Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty-Four
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Introducing: John Hurt

“INTRODUCING JOHN HURT AS THE DOCTOR” When those words flashed up in the final scene of The Name of the Doctor, a nation gasped. In fact, if it weren’t for the Daily Mail producing enough hot air to kill all the Ice Warriors in the universe, our atmosphere would’ve completely collapsed in our collective gasp….

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Eccleston Tackles 1984

Ninth Doctor, Christopher Eccleston, will play the lead role, Winston Smith, in BBC Radio Four’s first ever dramatisation of Nineteen Eighty-Four. The dystopian novel, written by George Orwell, was published in 1949, and sees Smith come up against Big Brother, the potentially-fabricated symbol of dictatorship, which keeps its eyes on the population of Oceania. The…

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