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Elisabeth Sladen

The death of Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Aventures star Elisabeth Sladen was announced on the evening of Tuesday, April 19th, following her sad loss earlier that day. Born in Liverpool on 1 February 1948, Sladen was best known for her portrayal of time travelling companion Sarah Jane Smith from 1973 to 1976 opposite…

Sarah Jane: Uber-companion

Back in 2005 when Kasterborous launched, we were keen to make public our favourite elements of the classic series. We typically did this with a slightly cheeky essay and some artwork to catch the eye of new readers. One such element was Sarah Jane Smith, as wonderfully played by Elisabeth Sladen. While we steal ourselves…

Elisabeth Sladen RIP 1948-2011

This is a tough one: we’re terribly sad to relay the passing of Elisabeth Sladen, star of The Sarah Jane Adventures and one of Doctor Who’s most enduring stars following her partnership with the Third and Fourth Doctors from 1973-1976. Usually we try to keep the obituaries as balanced as possible, but I have to…

The Final Curtain Preview

The Classic Whovians at the BBC and 2|entertain have released a few preview clips from The Final Curtain, a DVD extra to accompany the Third Doctor finale Planet of the Spiders, available today. First, a look at all the factors that led to Jon Pertwee’s departure, featuring discussion from script editor Terrance Dicks and Mike…

Inferno Audiobook Review

Known to many as “The one with the eye-patch”, Inferno is one of the adventures from Jon Pertwee’s era that is seen by some as long-winded but to others as a cracking adventure. This unabridged edition of the Target novel helps to bring the story into a digestible format and frees it from the restraints…

A Doctor of Politics

Do the Doctor and politics mix? The Third Doctor was always something of an “establishment chap” and throughout his years, the Time Lord has always had connections within the political world. But where does Matt Smith stand with his views? Well, he’s a bit coy about it to be honest. Appearing on 5live’s John Pienaar…

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