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Whether you like it or not

There’s been a few times in Doctor Who‘s history where the show has done stories that have featured thinly-veiled features of its own fans. However, some (and I stress some, most definitely not all, not even a majority) of the reactions I’ve seen…

On the new Doctor

At some point this afternoon, probably around half an hour after the umpire says ‘Game, Set and Match Federer/Cilic’ we’ll find out who the new Doctor is. Whoever they are, they’ll be the fifth new Doctor since the announcement of the series’ return…

Now That’s What I Call Songs About Fascism

Deciding that my reading about the prospects for the Trump presidency wasn’t scary enough this morning, Spotify decided to troll me with a incipient fascism soundtrack, going from First We Take Manhattan through The Man Comes Around to Under The God. Now, some…

After 50 series, Have I Got News For You still only manages 25% of women guests

Have I Got News For You recently finished it’s landmark 50th series, and I’ve updated my spreadsheet on the gender balance of guests to include it. The good news is that the show has continued with the BBC’s policy of having at least…

Book Sale

This is the blogging equivalent of me standing in the middle of the street dressed as a book and/or holding a big sign with BOOK SALE and an arrow on it. Anyway, I have some books I no longer have the space for…

West Wing worship is damaging for British politics

Labour Uncut is always a good place to go to for outlandish claims that bear no relationship to reality, and the opening of this piece is no exception: Probably the greatest hour in modern television history is the magisterial finale of the second…

Bookblogging: The Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness

It’s been a while since I’ve found a fictional series that’s grabbed me so well I’ve sped through the entirety of it in a short time, but Chaos Walking reawakened that desire in me. I’ve got that feeling where I want to find…

Some thoughts on Spectre

I’m not at my best this week thanks to a cough/cold combination that’s laying me low, so interesting political thoughts will have to wait for a while. However, I did manage to go and see Spectre the other night and it’s prompted a…

If the BBC’s adapting His Dark Materials, can we have Russell T Davies writing it?

There was good news from the BBC yesterday with an announcement that they’ve commissioned a TV adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials for BBC One. It’s not the first time it’s been adapted to the screen but the film adaptation spluttered at…

Film/TV Review: Parallels

I’ve long been a sucker for historical what-ifs and tales of alternate worlds where history went differently, so I was very happy to discover Parallels on Netflix the other day (other ways of watching it may be available). It’s billed as a film,…