The Time of the Doctor Review

So it’s the end of an era, the end of an age, the end of a Doctor. On Christmas Day Matt Smith put on his final performance in the role of our favorite Time Lord the Doctor, before hanging up his fez and handing the job over to Peter Capaldi. But what did I think…

Have a Poetic Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! As my gift to you, have this festive poem. I warn you, it’s terrible! Walking along was I when something did catch my eye. ‘twas an inflatable Santa, looking incredibly rye.   He was flanked by a merry crew all inflatable too. Snowmen, reindeer, even an elf all of them dripping with due….

The Horne Section Recording – New Years Special

It seems there is nothing that gets you in a festive mood more than a couple of men in Christmas jumpers singing at you. And that is basically what I got from going to a recording of The Horne Section’s New Year special the other day. The Horne Section, for those of you who don’t…

Ayres on the Air Recording – Series 5 Episodes 1&2

My friend and I are great fans of the radio sitcom ‘Cabin Pressure’ and it is an ambition of ours to meet every actor who has been in the show. So when tickets became available for a sketch and poetry show ‘Ayres on the Air’ we leapt at the chance to go, sorely to meet…

Ending on a Low

This year two of E4’s most loved and praised dramas drew to a close, both ending in very different styles. For Skins, which ended earlier this year, their tactic was to finish with three final episodes, each focussing on an old character from the show’s seven year run. However Misfits, the fifth series of which…

That Mitchell and Webb Sound Recording – Series 5 Episode 4

Is it worrying to not know who Little Mix are? I know it’s quite unusual but I wouldn’t say that ‘worrying’ is the appropriate adjective. Well anyway, I was up at the BBC the other night, to go and see David Mitchell and Robert Webb record the fifth series of their Radio Sketch Show –…

The Day of the Doctor Review

So yesterday Doctor Who did it. It hit the big 50! To mark the occasion a special episode was created, something that looks back over Doctor Who’s past but also sets it in a new direction. ‘The Day of the Doctor’ has been anticipated by fans for months, or maybe it was just me. Not…

An Adventure in Space and Time Review

50 years ago the BBC decided to commission a science fiction series, something to fill the Saturday Night slot, something that would appeal to children. They wanted it to be fun, exciting, scary, interesting and teach the viewers something about history. I’m talking of course, about Doctor Who. 50 years on and Doctor Who is…

My First Planet Recording – Series 2 Episodes 3&4

I really have been going to a lot of radio recordings, but, you’ve gotta go when they come. So quite recently I went to the recording of episodes 3 & 4 of My First Planet Series 2, a radio sitcom starring Nicholas Lyndhurst. For those of you who don’t know it, it is set on…

McGann’s Back!!!

We’ve been told by just about every official source, that none of the Classic Doctors will be making an appearance in this year’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations. We’ve been told by the BBC, we’ve been told by Moffat and even by the Classic Doctors themselves. However, it turns out one of them has been lying. It…

The Escape Artist Review

It is a really terrible thing to see a man with everything he ever wanted; the perfect job, the perfect home, the perfect family, descend so utterly and completely, to become capable of murder. This is what we see happen to Will Burton; a rich and successful lawyer whom we met just three episodes ago,…