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Creep Out Your Ears by Listening to ‘Hammer Chillers’

Hammer made a nice little comeback last year with The Woman in Black. While I wasn’t the hugest fan of the film, I dug the atmosphere it brought to audiences. It also felt like British Horror, something I admired even more. Hammer has created six audio dramas that vary from 30 to 45 minutes each and will be released in a digipack later this week. If you order the digipack, you will get the audio files immediately. You can also buy the tracks individually if you want to give one of them a listen. Between this and Tales from Beyond the Pale, it’s nice to see horror audio making a comeback. We have included toggles below which include synopses & links below.

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The culmination of the Wainfleet Maritime College sea rescue and safety course is a session in The Box,
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'Pointless Celebrities' to air 'Doctor Who' special

A special Doctor Who edition of BBC quiz Pointless is to air later this month.

The quiz one-off will be broadcast on Saturday, March 23 at 6pm on BBC One - one week before Doctor Who returns to our screens.

Famous faces from Doctor Who putting their obscure knowledge to the test include Sylvester McCoy (the Seventh Doctor) with Sophie Aldred (his assistant Ace) and Bernard Cribbins (Wilfred Mott) paired with Jacqueline King (Sylvia Noble).

They will face Nicola Bryant (Peri) playing with Andrew Hayden-Smith (Jake Simmons) and Louise Jameson (Leela) alongside Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon in the 1960s).

Alexander Armstrong will host, with co-presenter Richard Osman receiving some robotic assistance in the form of the Doctor's loyal robot dog K9.

Eight new Doctor Who episodes will air on Saturday nights from March 30, with a number of additional projects also being planned to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary later in 2013.

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Doctor Who complete reviews: The Stolen Earth

The critics can advise you on what's good and what's bad in all aspects of life – whether it's TV, music, films or food – but at the end of the day, it's the public view that counts. A TV critic can pick apart a really bad programme until the cows come home, but if the public likes it, who cares? How else could you explain the long-running My Family – Aka, the most depressing, mean-spirited excuse for a comedy in the history of telly – a programme that seems to be derided by every critic under the sun, and yet seems to have lasted for decades. See? If the public likes something, then a critic's job sometimes feels a bit pointless.

Still, as I weep into my computer keyboard, at least I can console myself with the fact that My Family's limping to its well deserved end this year. As for Doctor Who,
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Doctor Who complete reviews: Turn Left

“Mind blowing decisions causes head-on collisions”. So said 1970s funksters Heatwave in a notably laid back jazzy groove – but never a truer word was spoken when referring to a great Doctor Who story 30 years in the future. Yes, Turn Left, the bookend to Midnight in which the companion takes centre stage while The Doctor goes Awol.

Following the blockbusting Library two-parter and the equally impressive Midnight, it's easy to think that this Doctor-Lite story could be the weak link in the chain. In fact, it's no such thing and proves to be a tale that's just as amazing as its predecessors. A good factor in its success is that it's such a simple idea, and it works because of this. Basically, Donna is shown an alternative universe in which The Doctor doesn't exist any more – having chosen to turn right rather than left in her car en route to the
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Doctor Who complete reviews: The Sontaran Stratagem

Attention Shortarses everywhere. You have nothing to fear. Apparently the average height for a bloke in the UK is around 5'9”, although for some odd reason everyone seems to be taller than that even. And yet – despite the fact that media she-hacks still suggest that height is one of the most important prerequisites of a man – shortarses still seem to be doing spectacularly well. Pompous U2 oaf, Bono. Snarling tycoon monster Baron Von Sugar. Simon Cowell henchmen Ant And Dec – even Cowell himself doesn't seem to be the tallest guy on the planet.

So since this particular writer stands as tall as he can at 5'8”, this is pleasing news. Actually I've never had a problem with height – or relative lack of it. Unlike the poor old Sontarans, a race who always seem to have some massive inferiority complex. Look at them strutting around, looking like baked potatoes with eyes
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