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The City and the City

April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

I went to the City and the City preview followed by question and answer session, nearly a month ago now, and of course waited, I wanted to describe how impressed I was, how captivated and...

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To watch: Terry Pratchett – Back In Black

February 13, 2017 | 1 Comments

I just watched the BBC drama doc “Terry Pratchett – Back In Black“. And I appear to have something in my eye that’s making writing this rather tough. But although the something in my eye...

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Merry Whomas

December 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

On this special, magical time of the year, let us not forget the true meaning of this day – watching the new Doctor Who Christmas Special!!! Merry Whomas, everyone!...

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Reviews: classic Brit SF – Doomwatch

April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Doomwatch, Created by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis, Simply Media From 1970 to 72, the BBC broadcast the ground-breaking series Doomwatch. It was the brainchild of writers Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis, who fellow nerds will...

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A little post Doctor Who round-up…

September 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Well, according to the Beeb, it went down well with the critics but rather haemorrhaged viewers, an average of 4.6m way down on the first Capaldi debut last year with 6.8m. This certainly doesn’t bode...

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Did I not already do this? Heavens, I meant to, really did. Those great chaps, David Monteith and Barry Nugent, from the Geek Syndicate site have been involved with the Beeb for the last few months,...

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Doctor Who – Fifty Facts Infographic

August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Loving this – NeoMam Studios (thanks, Avelina!) sent us a look at this stylish infographic they whipped up in conjunction with the BBC and the Horror Channel. As many of you doubtless know the Horror Channel,...

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Comics: 1914 day by day

July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

(It can only be the entry by the great Ralph Steadman... The poppies on the underpants are a nice touch) Recently we blogged about The Cartoon Museum’s World War One exhibition and also the 1914...

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Comics: Morrison and Hughes – The Key

March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

As part of the BBC’s Freedom 2014 season the Beeb website has an exclusive short, wordless comic piece on that theme, created by two giants of the UK comics scene, Grant Morrison and Rian Hughes:...

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Comics: anniversaries, creators and the media

January 8, 2014 | 3 Comments

Several weeks back the BBC Scotland did some coverage of Minnie the Minx, marking her sixtieth anniversary in the immortal Beano. The television news piece included talking to some staff at DC Thomson and some...

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