Tagged Richard Franklin

Doctor Who: The Daemons on DVD
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The Dæmons DVD Review

Of all the classic Doctor Who run of adventures the final one from Season 8 seems to always rank high in people’s list of Top 10 favourites. The Dæmons is often hailed as Doctor Who at its best, but to me it was too reliant on the U.N.I.T. family, the Master is too melodramatic, the…

Doctor Who: The Daemons on DVD
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Behind the Scenes in Aldbourne!

Want to see what went on behind the scenes on location in Aldbourne back in 1971? The shoot for The Daemons – with Jon Pertwee, Roger Delgado, Nicholas Courtney, John Levene and Richard Franklin all present – took place on several summery days, footage of which was captured on a cine camera and stored for…

Invasion of the Dinosaurs 2
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Introducing: Invasion of the Dinosaurs

This month saw the release of Invasion of the Dinosaurs, accompanied by The Android Invasion, in The UNIT Files boxset. The 1974 six-parter saw the Third Doctor and Sarah Jane land in an eerily deserted London and at the mercy of… some glove puppet-esque dinosaurs. Okay, so it’s no use hiding it: the story will…

Day of the Daleks Special Edition #2

When I read that Day of the Daleks achieved 71st place in DWM’s Mighty 200, the 2009 survey to rank all 200 stories, I couldn’t believe it. I mean, c’mon! 17th, I could deal with… but 71st…?! It’s ambitious, enticing, imaginative and fun, with the three leads (I’m counting the Brig alongside the Doctor and…

Serpent Crest Trailer!

As you should already know, Tom Baker returns once again as the Fourth Doctor this autumn in Serpent Crest, a new series of five audio adventures by Paul Magrs and co-starring Susan Jameson once again as Mrs Wibbsey. The first episode, Tsar Wars, features a dual role for Tom Baker and you can find out…

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