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Christian Bone

David Bowie’s ‘Doctor Who’ connections: It’s the freakiest show

We haven’t made one but we imagine the Venn diagram of Doctor Who fans and David Bowie enthusiasts would cross over considerably. Bowie’s unique brand of music (which of course has sci-fi leanings) certainly has some shared characteristics with the inimitable Doctor Who – both are intelligent, inventive bodies of work that against all the … >

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Why has ITV never found its own ‘Doctor Who’?

This month brought the sad news that fantasy adventure series Jekyll and Hyde has been cancelled after only one season due to disappointing ratings. Charlie Higson’s ten-part drama was the latest in a line of ITV shows to have aired over the past decade that have tried to ape the family-friendly success of Doctor Who. … >

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5 things we’d love Big Finish to do next with ‘Doctor Who’

For fifteen years now, Big Finish have been delighting Doctor Who fans with their documenting of unseen adventures for the Fifth to Eighth, and most recently, Fourth Doctors. In 2015, though, they became more ambitious than ever, be it by developing their Novel Adaptations range or creating a long sought-after UNIT spin-off or – and … >

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A ‘Doctor Who’ fan’s reaction to ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

For me, Doctor Who and Star Wars come from opposite ends of the sci-fi spectrum. While the latter is a big-budget blockbuster saga revolving around a group of rebels fighting galaxy-spanning battles, Doctor Who is a generally underfunded television series about a lone man who travels around in a ramshackle time machine. That said, neither … >

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What are the cast of ‘Being Human’ doing now?

Between 2009 and 2013, supernatural drama Being Human was the jewel in BBC Three’s crown, being nominated for two BAFTAs and launching the careers of its young and upcoming cast. The series saw two sets of main characters – a vampire, a werewolf (or two) and a ghost – as well as numerous guest characters … >

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‘Jekyll and Hyde’ Episode 7 review: ‘The Reaper’

For this conclusion to last week’s action-packed first part, ‘The Reaper’ reigns in the scope and focusses on the emotional – as Robert fights to save the life of his younger brother Ravi. Sadly, Spring-Heeled Jack is dispatched rather rapidly (a real shame that the character, who really fitted the world of the show, didn’t … >

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‘Jekyll and Hyde’ Episode 6 review: ‘Spring Heeled Jack’

As we enter the second half of this ten-part first season, ITV’s Jekyll and Hyde feels like it is just getting into its stride. This week’s story episode finally has Richard E Grant’s Bulstrode meet Robert, at last delivering on the premise that the series promised all the way back in its opening episode – … >

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