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W.C. Fields Comedy Essentials Collection

He's back and he's funnier than ever. The mischievous, cagey entertainer William Claude Dukenfield starred in some of the best comedies ever. This five-disc DVD set contains eighteen of his best, all the way from Million Dollar Legs in 1932 to Never Give a Sucker an Even Break in 1941. And we get to see all sides of W.C's talent -- he was a top-rank juggler, of just about anything. W.C. Fields Comedy Essentials Collection DVD Universal Studios Home Entertainment 1932-1941 / B&W / 1:37 Academy 1316 minutes (21 hours, 46 min) Street Date October 13, 2015 / 99.98 Starring Larson E. Whipsnade, T. Frothinghill Bellows, Egbert Sousé, Eustace P. McGargle, Harold Bissonette, Professor Quail, Augustus Winterbottom, Mr. Stubbins, Sam Bisbee, Ambrose Wolfinger, Cuthbert J. Twillie, Humpty-Dumpty. Written by Charles Bogle, Mahatma Kane Jeeves, Otis Criblecoblis

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

In the late 1960s there were these things called Head Shops, see, where various hippie consumer goods were sold.
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John Lithgow, Claire Foy And Matt Smith Fitted For The Crown On Netflix

Netflix has already delved into the darkest corners of Washington D.C. in House of Cards, and now the streaming service is looking across the pond for another political drama. Today brings news that Dexter alum John Lithgow, Wolf Hall‘s Claire Foy and former Doctor Who lead Matt Smith have secured major roles in The Crown, a period piece that spans decades of British history.

Lithgow will portray Sir Winston Churchill, while Foy will play Queen Elizabeth II and Smith will take on the role of Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh. The show looks inside Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street, the two main seats of British power, to explore the personal interests, love affairs and political machinations that were at the heart of some of the latter 20th century’s most pivotal events.

The Queen writer Peter Morgan is behind the ambitious series, which also enlists director Stephen Daldry
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Doctor Who New Adventures, Video Games and East of Heysham on the PodKast

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.

Wow. After last week’s “low-key” podKast with Christian Cawley and James McLean, this week we bring in Gareth Kavanagh and the conversation swings and turns from video games and New Adventures to other podcasts, past podKasts, and Philip Martin’s upcoming East of Heysham, which Gareth is producing. All in all this is an eclectic podKast, which...

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Back Philip Martin’s ‘East of Heysham’ on Crowdfunder

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.

Have you ever fancied owing your own tin of Marsh Minnows? A new Crowdfunder from Lass Productions has these and other slices of Doctor Who history for you to own! In anticipation of June’s production of East of Heysham, a premiere from Vengeance on Varos and Mindwarp writer Philip Martin, Lass Productions has created a...

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Interview: Philip Martin on Doctor Who, Gangsters, and Z-Cars

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Sil in Vengeance on Varos BBC

By Kieran Kinsella

Liverpool born screenwriter Philip Martin has delighted British TV audiences with entertaining and sometimes hard-hitting scripts for classic shows such as Z-Cars, Doctor Who, and Hetty Wainthrop Investigates. He also created the critically acclaimed and somewhat controversial 70s era BBC drama Gangsters. As a fan of his work, and a fellow Evertonian, I was delighted when Philip agreed to an interview. Like many great writers, he began his career in the creative arts as a performer. I began the interview by asking him why he decided to make the move from actor to writer.

“I had good experiences in my acting career, playing leads in Play of the Week etc but I looked younger than my age and when I could no longer play juveniles it was like having to start all over again. By that time I was thinking about
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Alcs Shares 50 Years of Doctor Who Memories

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The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, or Alcs, has had a long association with Doctor Who and its writers. From current Whovian novelists such as Jenny Colgan to classic serial writers such as Bob Baker and Philip Martin, and throughout ‘The Wilderness years’ with writers such as Steve Lyons many have benefited from membership to

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A guide to the Eighth Doctor Audio Adventures

Feature Andrew Blair 15 Nov 2013 - 16:37

Andrew talks us through the best of the Eighth Doctor Audio Adventures from Big Finish. No particular reason...

Contains spoilers for The Night of the Doctor and several Big Finish plays.

Now is a very good time to start investigating the Eighth Doctor stories from Big Finish audio productions. If you don't know why, you should probably look here immediately, and maybe have some coffee.

Mentioned in The Night of the Doctor are the names of the Eighth Doctor's audio companions: Charley Pollard, C'rizz, Lucie Miller, Tamsin Drew and Molly O'Sullivan. The reason this is a big deal is that the Eighth Doctor had previously only appeared in one television story (1996's Doctor Who TV movie), and as a result multiple continuities had opened up across novels, comics and audioplays. The audioplays are still ongoing, and have now been tentatively slotted into the TV continuity.
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Doctor Who complete reviews: Mindwarp

So it's parte The Seconde of the dreaded Trial Of A Time Lord, and matters are not improving. In fact, the chances of The Doctor getting off scott free with just a slap on the wrist are about as strong as a train timetable running on time in the middle of a snow storm.

The Valeyard's decided to up his game considerably with his most damning evidence yet. In other words, it's Philip Martin's second contribution to the show, which also goes by the name of Mindwarp. The story's a sort of loose sequel to his Vengeance On Varos – not only does it boast the return of slimy Sil, the action takes place on the gurgling one's home planet of Thoros Beta.

So having got back from my local optician with a complementary supply of eye drops, how does Mindwarp fare in the much debated season 23? It's a story
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Doctor Who complete reviews: Vengeance On Varos

Vengeance On Varos is one heck of a scary tale. Not terrifying monster scary - we have a revolting green slug thing who's probably more amusing than terrifying - but scary as in how prophetic Philip Martin's story is.

Vengeance revolves around a bleak Orwellian society that is dependent on TV. Not just any old TV, but the most sadistic form of entertainment that you can get. Torture. Blindness. Acid baths. Men in nappies. It's all to be found on the TV channels on Varos, and those are just the ones that we either see or hear about. Presumably, there's other classics such as Strictly Come Dismembering, The Axe Factor and Masterdeath to be lapped up by the Varosian masses. What's worse though is that practically every programme has a punch-in vote, right down to the Governor's broadcasts. It's simple - the Governor of Varos makes a broadcast announcing
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Survivor 21: Infants vs. Senior Citizens: They Baffle Science!

Survivor 21: Infants vs. Senior Citizens: They Baffle Science!
"This way, ladies and gentlemen, this way. Right up on this platform, the World's Greatest Novelty: the Pronkwonk Twins, Elwood and Brentwood... Ladies and gentlemen, Brentwood, he is the smallest giant in the world, whilst his brother Elwood, is the largest midget in the world. They baffle science." - Larson E. Whipsnade (W.C. Fields), You Can't Cheat an Honest Man. I've been complaining for a few weeks now that this season of Survivor has been tortuously dull after the crackling first three episodes. Well this week it bounced back with actions and twists so bizarre that, in the words of my idol and old drinking buddy W.C. Fields: "They baffle science!" Twice-Shoeless Dan started the episode off by expressing his admiration for and identification with John Gotti. Does he realize that John Gotti is a mass-murdering scumball whom all decent people despise? Who...
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News: Return of the Ice Warriors

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Big Finish's series The Lost Stories continues with Mission to Magnus - a tale originally intended for broadcast in 1985 but cancelled due to the BBC enforced hiatus that saw Doctor Who forced off-air for 18 months. Starring Colin Baker as the Doctor, Nicola Bryant as Peri, and featuring the return of Nabil Shaban as the Mentor, Sil, Mission to Magnus is written by Philip Martin and also sees the return of a race of huge green aliens from Mars - the Ice Warriors! The Doctor and Peri face...
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