Tagged The Romans

Barry Jackson as Drax in Doctor Who: The Armageddon Factor
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Barry Jackson 1938-2013

British character actor and stunt arranger Barry Jackson has died today, aged 75. Best known for his recurring role in Midsomer Murders from 1997–2011, Jackson also had several Doctor Who roles, most notably as dodgy geezer Time Lord Drax in The Armageddon Factor back in 1979. Appearing in The Romans in 1965 as assassin Ascaris and…

Brighter than Sunflowers
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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…

Maureen O'Brien as Vicki and William Hartnell as the Doctor in The Romans
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012 The Romans

The Romans is famously the story that’s a first serious Doctor Who effort at comedy – at least in Conspiracy, the third part. This is patently untrue – the whole thing is structured as a farce. Right from the go, we have the initial danger of the cliffhanger resolved in the lightest way yet –…

Big Finish in New Deal

Just when you thought that Big Finish couldn’t get any better, they’ve only gone and struck a deal with Audiogo, which now means that you can buy BBC Audiobooks of Doctor Who from Big Finish’s website! With this exciting new deal, Big Finish customers will not only be able to buy all their regular monthly…

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