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‘The Smoke’ DVD Review

21 October 2014 9:05 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Matt Di Angelo, Lili Bordán, Stephen Marcus, Darren Ripley, Velibor Topic, Christian Brassington, Anna Passey, Jeff Leach, Lindsay Armaou, Alan Ford | Written by Darren Ripley | Directed by Ben Pickering

The modern British gangster movies are strange beasts, and I admit I do have a weakness for them. With acting that is often questionable and stories that tend to be on the sillier side of crime thrillers they have a charm that can even survive a Danny Dyer starring role (that was a joke, don’t bite my head off). The Smoke, to be fair, only takes a gentle stroll into the British gangster movie style, though it does feature some actors that you’ve seen in them before, and more bizarrely more than its fair share of soap stars too.

When city lawyer Brad Walker (Matt Di’Angelo) finds himself fired and dumped by his girlfriend it’s fair »

- Paul Metcalf

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25 Facts You Didn’t Know About Doctor Who

18 August 2014 5:34 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


Over fifty-one years, Doctor Who has developed a long, complex, and beautiful history. Five decades is a long time in anybody’s estimation (except maybe a Time Lord’s) and obviously such a long period of time with so many turbulent moments has given rise to countless little facts. Both the mundane and the surprising. Almost every episode has some kind of story behind it. In fact, some are practically bursting at the seams with them.

And while some of these stories are very well known like the circumstances that gave birth to Regeneration, and Michael Grade doing everything he could to drive the programme into the ground, a lot more are tucked away somewhere. A huge cache of Doctor Who information is waiting to be unearthed by people willing to go looking for it. Which is what we’ve done.

Culled from memos, books, websites, and DVD commentaries »

- James T. Cornish

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Kate O'Mara dies aged 74: Tributes and reactions

30 March 2014 7:31 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Kate O'Mara has died at the age of 74 after a short illness.

The acting world has responded to the sad news, and Digital Spy rounds up just some of the tributes below.

Tragic news about Kate O Mara , we had great fun on Dynasty when she played my sister Caress who Alexis insisted on calling Cassie ! Rip

Joan Collins (@joancollinsobe) March 30, 2014

Oh my goodness. Kate O'Mara is no longer with us. Sad sad news. A delightful, committed and talented lady and actress. We are the poorer

Colin Baker (@SawbonesHex) March 30, 2014

Just heard that Kate O'Mara has died......a lovely lady.

Frazer Hines (@WhoFrazer) March 30, 2014

Kate O'Mara is no more. Only 74! I loved every encounter I had with her. Today doesn't seem so sunny.

— graham norton (@grahnort) March 30, 2014

So sad to hear that the wonderful Kate O'Mara has gone. Treasured memories xxx

Bonnie Langford (@bonnie_langford) March 30, 2014

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Frazer Hines Heads To The Dawn of Time

19 March 2014 2:03 PM, PDT | | See recent Kasterborous news »

Drew Boynton is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Will a certain companion of the Second Doctor’s soon be making an appearance at a Doctor Who-themed coffee shop? Aye, aye, and aye! Frazer Hines, who played young Scottish piper (not the Billie kind) Jamie McCrimmon in the late 1960s, will be greeting fans at The Dawn of Time, a comic book and coffee shop.

The post Frazer Hines Heads To The Dawn of Time appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »

- Drew Boynton

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Classic ‘Doctor Who’ Heading To The Horror Channel This April

14 March 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Exciting news for Doctor Who fans new and old as we’ve received news that the Horror Channel are set to screen a whole host of excellent episodes from the classic series! We’ve got full details just down the page but first, here’s some more info for you for the screenings that start on Friday 18th April. This specially curated season from the Classic series (1963-1989) give fans, old and new, a chance to get re-acquainted with the first seven Doctors, starting with Hartnell and concluding with Sylvester McCoy, plus their favourite companions and rogue Time Lords such as The Master, Omega and The Rani and all those iconic monsters including the Daleks, Cybermen, Sea Devils and Ice Warriors. 

Launching on Easter Good Friday, the season begins with the very first story ‘An Unearthly Child’, starring William Hartnell as the Doctor. It then leads into a special Who »

- Dan Bullock

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Classic episodes of Doctor Who heading to The Horror Channel

13 March 2014 3:52 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fans of Doctor Who will be able to relive some of the Time Lord's past adventures this April, with The Horror Channel set to air a selection of classic episodes from the long-running British sci-fi series this April with a specially curated season featuring the first seven Doctors. Here's the full schedule for 'Who on Horror'...

Fri 18 April, 19:00 to 21: 10 - An Unearthly Child (4 parts)

From the misty November nights of London 1963 to the arid caves of Earth 100,000Bc, this is our very first encounter with the mysterious time traveller (as played by William Hartnell), who kidnaps teachers Ian (William (Russell) and Barbara (Jacqueline Hill), and, along with his granddaughter Susan (Carole Ann Ford), travels back in the distant past to confront caveman as they discover the power of fire. First broadcast on 23 November 1963.

Sat 19 April, 13.20 to 15:45 - The Mind Robber (5 parts)

Trapped in a world outside of space and time, »

- Gary Collinson

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First guests announced for McM Comic Con / Memorabilia Birmingham

11 March 2014 6:39 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Whether you’re into Doctor Who and Star Wars or The Wire and Sherlock, there’s a great line-up of special guests coming to the NEC on 22-23 March for McM Birmingham Comic Con and Memorabilia. Here are just a few of them!

British actor, writer and director Phil Davis has appeared in a host of top TV shows including Whitechapel; Sherlock, Being Human, Merlin and Doctor Who, while his movie credits include Alien 3, Quadrophenia, Notes On A Scandal, Secrets & Lies and Vera Drake, for which he was BAFTA-nominated. Paul McGann – Famous for playing the Eighth Doctor in the 1996 Doctor Who television film – a role he reprised in 72 audio dramas and the 2013 mini-episode ‘The Night of the Doctor’ – and for starring alongside Richard E. Grant in much-loved 1987 black comedy Withnail And I. Clarke Peters – Best known as detective Lester Freamon in acclaimed crime drama The Wire, as well as »

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Frazer Hines to Star in New Romcom!

1 March 2014 4:05 AM, PST | | See recent Kasterborous news »

Alex Skerratt is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

“Oh my word, Jamie!” Former companion Frazer Hines, alias Jamie McCrimmon, has joined the cast of “a new Scots indie romcom road movie.” Entitled Journey Bound, it tells the story of a young lawyer who chases the love of his life through the Scottish Highlands. Hines will star alongside Ford Kiernan from Still Game, and Clare Grogan from

The post Frazer Hines to Star in New Romcom! appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »

- Alex Skerratt

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Doctor Who: a brief history of the male companions

25 February 2014 4:10 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Doctor has always had an eye for the ladies when it came to sidekicks – but, with Samuel Anderson joining the cast as Danny Pink, here's a look at some of his past bromances

Peter Capaldi won't be the only new arrival in the Tardis when Doctor Who returns this summer. Samuel Anderson will also be joining the cast as new recurring character, Danny Pink, joining a lineage of male companions that, while not quite as pivotal in the show's iconography as the female ones, are just as essential to its DNA.

Danny will arrive as a colleague of Clara's, who is working as a teacher at Coal Hill School in Shoreditch. Fans will know that this was the backdrop for the very first episode, An Unearthly Child, when we saw the Doctor's granddaughter Susan trying to fit into the straight life as a normal schoolgirl. Bringing it round full »

- Dan Martin

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Doctor Who: the 10 stories you can't actually watch

10 February 2014 1:28 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Cliff Chapman 11 Feb 2014 - 07:00

Cliff takes us through ten Doctor Who stories still lost, from Marco Polo to Fury From The Deep...

Doctor Who was for the first twenty six years a series of serials, so episodes make up stories or serials, e.g. Power of the Daleks is a story or serial made up of six episodes, rather than ‘an episode’. Around 250 weekly instalments of Doctor Who were shown between 1963 and 1969. As of January 2014, 97 of these are not held by the BBC, or known to survive, and cannot be viewed - although they can be experienced in a number of ways. Although recent returns have massively helped in evening up the scores, you’ll note that there’s a slight bias towards Hartnell against Troughton for completely missing stories. Troughton still fares worse, however as he has fewer fully existing stories, seven complete stories versus Hartnell’s fifteen. »

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The Web of Fear DVD Release Date Confirmed

23 January 2014 1:25 PM, PST | | See recent Kasterborous news »

Christian Cawley is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Previously unseen in the UK for 45 years and re-mastered from newly discovered tapes located in Nigeria, the formerly missing Doctor Who classic – The Web of Fear – will be available to own on DVD from February 24th. The following has been sent by BBC Worldwide:   Starring Patrick Troughton as the Doctor, alongside Frazer Hines (Jamie) and

The post The Web of Fear DVD Release Date Confirmed appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »

- Christian Cawley

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'Outlander' inspired by 'Doctor Who': Who is Jamie McCrimmon?

12 January 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

The author of the "Outlander" series of books, Diana Gabaldon, has never been shy about the fact that her character Jamie Fraser was inspired by an old episode of "Doctor Who."

The character she took a liking to in particular was second Doctor (Patrick Troughton) companion Jamie McCrimmon (Frazer Hines). She had been looking for a time and place to set her book and when McCrimmon, from 18th century Scotland, made his first appearance on the show in a kilt, it stuck with Gabaldon.

"I thought that was kind of fetching, and I was still thinking about this the next day in church," Gabaldon explained at the TCA winter press tour.

She borrowed the name Jamie from the character and Fraser from the actor to pay tribute to her inspiration, and the rest is history. Who is Jamie McCrimmon, though?

Many modern "Doctor Who" fans might not know much about the show's early history. »


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