Infographic: Is ‘Doctor Who’ sexist?

A new university study has set out to investigate the writing of female characters on Doctor Who since the show returned to our screens in 2005. The students conducted two major tests – a Bechdel Test, and counting speaking time – on all the post-2005 companions that had completed their tenure in the show (Rose, Martha, Donna … >

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‘Doctor Who’ nearly ended when David Tennant left

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has revealed that the BBC considered ending the show following David Tennant’s departure. The Scottish actor first appeared as the Tenth Doctor in 2005 and left Doctor Who at the same time as Season 1-4 showrunner Russell T Davies in 2009. Speaking at the Hay Festival, Moffat commented: “I think there … >

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Russell T Davies discusses ‘Doctor Who’ being ‘too soapy’

Doctor Who‘s former showrunner Russell T Davies has responded to the criticisms that his era’s storylines featured more soap than sci-fi. Davies was lead writer on the show between 2005 and 2010. The writer commented on Toby Hadoke’s Who’s Round: “I absolutely think [fans with those criticisms] are wrong. I can understand where it is … >

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‘Wizards vs Aliens’: ‘The Curse of Crowe’ review

The latest tale from Doctor Who writer Gareth Roberts (‘The Lodger’, ‘The Unicorn and the Wasp’) may feel like a retread for its opening ten minutes or so, as if a reminder to the audience of just what Wizards Vs Aliens is all about, but there’s a treat in store after the familiarity.

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‘Wizards vs Aliens’ Series 2 episode guide

Wizards Vs Aliens returns to CBBC for a second action-packed series, bringing magic and sci-fi together to tell the epic tale of aliens intent on devouring all the magic on Earth – with only 16-year-old wizard Tom Clarke and his friend Benny to stand in their way.

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