Dawkins on Doctor Who

Russell T Davies was interviewed by the Independent last Sunday and he happened to mention that Richard Dawkins will be appearing in this series of Doctor Who. The evolutionary biologist and best-selling author of The God Delusion will appear as a guest star in the new series of Doctor Who, which began last night. “People… Continue reading Dawkins on Doctor Who

The Sun on Doctor Who

How many obvious errors can you spot in this Sun story: Jennifer could be Dr Who Ab Fab star Jennifer Saunders is set to be the first female Timelord – for just one episode. The comic actress is in talks to become Doctor Who as David Tennant, 36, will leave after filming three specials in… Continue reading The Sun on Doctor Who

Doctor Who Advent Calendar

Doctor Who Advent Calendar This image appeared on the BBC’s Doctor Who site today. I’m guessing that they are doing some kind of Doctor Who advent calendar this year (notice that “advent” is highlighted). We’ll need to go back on Saturday for more information. Note for US readers – the date (1/12/07) is in the… Continue reading Doctor Who Advent Calendar

Billie Piper to return to Dr Who

I’m really not sure how I feel about this. Actress Billie Piper is to return to Doctor Who, the BBC has confirmed. She will star in three episodes of the sci-fi drama, reprising her role as the Doctor’s companion, Rose Tyler. Rose’s return will mean the Doctor has three assistants in next year’s series –… Continue reading Billie Piper to return to Dr Who

Love & Monsters Revisited

The success of this weekend’s Doctor Who story, “Blink“, has led to a number of comparisons with last season’s “doctor-light”[1] story, “Love and Monsters“. And I really don’t know why “Love and Monsters” comes off so badly in the comparison. It’s true that “Blink” is right up there as one of the best Doctor Who… Continue reading Love & Monsters Revisited


I haven’t been very impressed with this season of Doctor Who so far. Gridlock was ok and the recent two-parter (“Human Nature” and “The Family of Blood”) had some very interesting ideas which were spoilt by a horribly mawkish ending – but other than that it’s all been rather disappointing. But last night’s episode, “Blink”,… Continue reading Blink