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Doctor Who From The Beginning: 5 – The Keys Of Marinus

The Keys Of Marinus Writer: Terry Nation Director: John Gorrie DVD availability: single-disc DVD Buy from Amazon This one’s taken a *long* time to get around to writing about, hasn’t it? Partly that’s because my DVD player broke, but also … Continue reading

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Doctor Who From The Beginning: Marco Polo

Marco Polo Writer: John Lucarotti Director: Waris Hussein (ep. 4 by John Crockett) DVD Availability: a half-hour ‘reconstruction’ edit is available on The Beginnings box set Buy From Amazon Other availability: Narrated soundtrack on CD. Buy From Amazon First, I’d … Continue reading

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Doctor Who From The Beginning: The Edge Of Destruction

The Edge Of Destruction Writer: David Whittaker Directors: Richard Martin and Frank Cox DVD Availability: As Disc 3 of The Beginnings Box Set (Buy from Amazon) Other Availability – legally viewable on YouTube for those with Flash – episode 1, … Continue reading

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Doctor Who From The Beginning: The Daleks

The Daleks. Writer: Terry Nation Directors: Christopher Barry and Richard Martin DVD Availability: As Disc 2 of The Beginnings Box Set While An Unearthly Child was the start of Doctor Who, The Daleks is the story where what we now … Continue reading

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Doctor Who From The Start: An Unearthly Child

One thing I’ve wanted to do with this blog for a while is sit down and watch every Doctor Who serial, in order, until I get bored with them or reach Survival (whichever comes first). I’m going to try to … Continue reading

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Childe Peter To The Dark Tower Came – The Five Doctors

John Nathan-Turner, the producer of Doctor Who for most of its last decade, gets a bad rap from much of the fanbase. Sometimes this is deserved – some of the worst episodes of the show ever produced were done on … Continue reading

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Doctor Who In An Exciting Adventure With Some Cavemen, or Nothing At The End Of The Lane

For a great televisual institution, Doctor Who did not have the most auspicious of starts. The show was not created by a single auteur, wrung from the sweat of the brow of a tormented genius, but was instead created by … Continue reading

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