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By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on August 29th, 2014
Tomorrow (August 30) we will see how the Twelfth Doctor gets on in his first confrontation with Dalek-kind, with “Into the Dalek.”
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on May 29th, 2014
With the announcement that pop music has once again invaded the world of Doctor Who—in the form of the singer Foxes, who will be appearing in Season Eight—it seems a good moment to take a look back at those rare instances when the ...
Happy Easter and welcome to another Who’s Day cavalcade of Gallifreyan glory!
One of the most delightful discoveries of the past seven days has been the digital archive that British Pathé News has made available for public viewing on YouTube. There’s an astonishing array of footage, serious and silly, ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on July 22nd, 2013
Y’know how it is when you’re throwing a party and friends-of-friends start turning up, and they’ve got buddies who know people and someone else is just tagging along and before you know what’s what the entire ...
This weekend it’s the BAFTA Television Awards, hosted by Graham Norton. And, in recognition of 50 years of wonderment, 50 years of hiding behind soft furnishings, and 50 years of providing a LOT of work for British TV actors – ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on February 25th, 2013
Here’s a sad thing that came to light over the weekend. Raymond Cusick, the BBC production designer who came up with the idea for what the Daleks would look like and how they would move, by playing with a cruet set (and being, ...
It’s a worry most of us have to tackle in our lives. What with the spiralling pressures of modern life, the drive towards technological answers to non-technological problems and a marked decline in common courtesy, are we in ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on October 16th, 2012
It must be a state of mind thing for all Whovians. You look around you, at the world in which you live, and some things start to look a bit familiar. Phone boxes, no matter what color, have a certain TARDISiness about them.
Before we get into the character and his role in the evolving history of diplomatic relations between Daleks and Time Lords, can we please take a moment to issue a resounding ovation in the general direction of those BBC technicians who ...