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With Christmas coming up, you might be looking for suggestions for those Whovians in your life – and we recommend the Target book reading of fan-favourite adventure, The Talons of Weng-Chiang. The unabridged reading of Terrance Dicks’s Target novelisation is performed by Christopher Benjamin; depending on how far your love of Doctor Who goes you’ll either
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- Meredith Burdett
Top 10 Andrew Blair 20 Sep 2013 - 07:00
Andrew counts down Doctor Who's 10 best Cyberman stories from across the TV series, audio dramas and comic strips...
Cybermen; Doctor Who's other monster. The one no-one knows quite what to do with, who show glimpses of what they can do, but don't look like dislodging the upper echelon from its perch.
They're Arsenal, basically. What is Nightmare in Silver if not Mehmet Ozil? A big name attached with lots excitement generated, and sure there are some clever ideas, but ultimately it's not what was necessary. I'd apologise to Arsenal fans but what are they going to do? Throw a trophy at me?
Like the Cybermen presumably do between their on-screen appearances, the writers will be heading back to the drawing board to discuss what they've learned. Meanwhile, here's our list of the top ten Cybermen stories across the entirety of Doctor Who. »
Doctor Who: The Spear of Destiny
I hope it isn’t oversharing to say that I read this book sitting in bed with a cup of tea and a plate of biscuits, on a Saturday morning, warm and cosy, while the snow fell heavily outside and my local radio station played Duran Duran. No, I’m not 10 years old and it isn’t the early 1980s, but reading this book transported me back to my childhood.
It is part of a series of 11 books, one for each Doctor, to celebrate the TV show’s 50th anniversary. And it’s a good one.
The writer, Marcus Sedgwick, clearly knows the Pertwee era of the show very well. The characterization of, »
- Stephen Henning
Review Andrew Blair Feb 14, 2013
Shada is a challenge for a writer. Firstly, it's based on a Douglas Adams script, rush written in 1979 (the show's production was never finished due to industrial action), that its author was not hugely enamoured of anyway. Those aspects Adams did like he used in other stories, most notably in the first Dirk Gently novel. Footage from Shada was used to represent the Fourth Doctor and Romana in The Five Doctors (Tom Baker having declined a return to the role), and what was shot was released on VHS in 1992 with linking narration by Tom Baker.
There have been several fan adaptations, including a Target-style novelisation by Paul Scoones which is available as an E-book, and in 2003 Big Finish and the BBC produced an audioplay with Paul McGann as the Doctor, »
4 items from 2013
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