Tagged The Aztecs

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Racegate: Rising above the Daily Mail

James Colvin offers his considered opinion on the press storm surrounding forthcoming book Doctor Who and Race. Doctor Who. Racism. Big topic. As Christian has graciously conceded, Kasterborous “found itself caught up in a froth-mouthed, pitchfork-wielding mob” over this, instigated by none other than the Daily Mail. This is easily done of course – and…

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Historicals: A Thing of the Past?

As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we’re looking back at some of the pivotal tales of all of time and space, taking on one Doctor each month, running up to November – and An Unearthly Child… Concluding this month’s examination of 2008’s The Unicorn and the Wasp, we look at a rarely-mined treasure trove…

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DVD Review: The Aztecs Special Edition

The Aztecs is one of Doctor Who’s finest stories and certainly one of the jewels at the heart of its very first season.  When the Doctor (William Hartnell) and his companions become stranded in fifteenth century Mexico at the time of the sun-worshipping, blood-sacrificing Aztecs, Barbara (Jacqueline Hill, who steals the show) is mistaken for…

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Sir Richard Rodney Bennett

The Aztec’s composer and pianist Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, a voracious talent who was equally at home writing jazz and film scores as music for concert halls, passed away on Christmas Eve aged 76. Although he considered his film and television subordinate to his concert work he produced fifty scores for both mediums receiving three…

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