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Matthew Dennis

‘Doctor Who’ revisited: 10 years since ‘Human Nature’ / ‘The Family of Blood’

Written by Paul Cornell, ‘Human Nature’ and ‘The Family of Blood’ were the eighth and ninth episodes of the modern Doctor Who era’s third season. The story aired from 26 May to 2 June 2007. Buy 2007’s season on DVD on Amazon here.   The story England, 1913. A schoolteacher named John Smith dreams he’s a mysterious time-travelling hero called … >

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‘Doctor Who’ revisited: 40 years since ‘The Talons of Weng-Chiang’

‘The Talons of Weng-Chiang’ was the final serial of Doctor Who‘s fourteenth season. The six-part story originally aired from 26 February to 2 April 1977. Buy ‘The Talons of Weng-Chiang’ on DVD on Amazon here.   The story The Doctor and Leela arrive in Victorian London, whereupon they stumble upon an investigation into a series of strange … >

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Classic ‘Doctor Who’ revisited: ‘Survival’ (1989)

The Doctor takes Ace back to her home in Perivale, where they find that her friends have all mysteriously disappeared; a discovery that leads them to a dying planet full of savage Cheetah People and one of the Doctor’s greatest enemies… Buy ‘Survival’ on DVD on Amazon here.   Best moments The Doctor goes shopping … >

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‘Crazyhead’ Episode 6 review: ‘Beaver with a Chainsaw’ is an emotional and satisfying finale

Even as it enters the realms of big apocalyptic demon carnage, Crazyhead can’t help but surprise and delight with its now-trademark anarchic style. Over the past six weeks, it’s taken the standard ‘chosen one versus supernatural’ formula and given average genre tropes an injection of tongue in cheek fun. The demon drama draws to a … >

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‘Crazyhead’ Episode 5 review: ‘Downward Facing Dog’ is unmissable fantasy TV

At first glance, this penultimate instalment of Crazyhead would appear to be business as usual. There’s the usual display of cheekiness, intelligent wit and endearing character work, but it hardly feels like its building to any huge revelatory crescendo. But whilst ‘Downward Facing Dog’ doesn’t exactly shake everything to the core ready for the big … >

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