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Doctor Who: The Krotons soundtrack
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The Krotons – Soundtrack Review

The soundtrack to Doctor Who classic serial The Krotons is about to be released on CD and vinyl. Here James Whittington casts an ear over the audio gold contained therein… I don’t know about you but as soon as I hear the 1967 theme for Doctor Who the hairs on the back of my neck…

Nicola Bryant as Peri with Robert Glenister as Salateen in 1984 Doctor Who serial The Caves of Androzani
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BFI Screenings: It’s a Holmes-fest!

It’s an absolute Robert Holmes fest in the coming months as the BFI continues its Doctor Who at 50 celebrations. One of Doctor Who’s most celebrated writers and script editors, Holmes’ work weaves throughout the classic series like a golden thread. Marking the reign of the Fifth Doctor, actors Peter Davison, Sarah Sutton, and Janet…

Cybermen attack in Doctor Who: The Moonbase
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033 The Moonbase

The Cybermen returned for a second appearance just four serials after their first in 1966, kicking off what would become known as the Monster Era and cementing their place in Doctor Who history as a memorable foe. Kowtowing to the Daleks aside, imagine how exciting this blurb from the back cover of Gerry Davis’s Doctor…

Doctor Who: The Underwater Menace
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032 The Underwater Menace

A kidnapped highlander joins the Doctor on an adventure west of Gibraltar and south of the Azores in what little remains of lost Atlantis – just in time to be sacrificed to hungry sharks at the Festival of the Vernal Equinox and to witness the end of the world… Geoffrey Orme’s The Underwater Menace has…

Doctor Who: The Highlanders
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031 The Highlanders

Received wisdom has it that The Highlanders is the first story to feature Jamie as a companion and the last “pure” historical until Black Orchid, way in the future (as far as these reviews are concerned) at the start of the Peter Davison era. Neither of these things are particularly true. For a start, Jamie…

Doctor Who? The Power of the Daleks changed the series forever
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030 The Power of the Daleks

On the human space colony of Vulcan, a coup is being planned by rebels who want independence from their current masters, while factions within the rebel camp are making plans for their own gains.  Meanwhile, the colony’s leading scientist has unearthed a long-hidden space capsule from the mercury swamp – a capsule containing Daleks who have…

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