A quick look at: Talking to the Dead, Sky Living.

Based on Harry Bingham’s crime mystery novel Talking to the Dead, there’s a two-part adaptation by Gwyneth Hughes on the market that you should definitely take a look at. Sophie Rundle stars as DC Fiona Griffiths, who’s got a dark past — and a gift. Continue reading →

Lewis: The Ramblin’ Boy (3+4).

Previously on Lewis: Down Among the Fearful.

The Ramblin' Boy (2)

This was much better! After episodes 1 + 2, I was a bit concerned that either I’d lost my spark, or Lewis had; but this two-parter had a lot more energy and more pull. The case was interesting and engaging, and it didn’t veer off the path the way the last one did. Plus, not only was the script (written by Lucy Gannon) tighter, plot-wise, it also showed more zest and, dare I say it, spurious glamour in dialogue, pacing, and characterisation.

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I Like Your Wheels—Doctor Who: The Impossible Astronaut (1).

Previously on Doctor WhoA Christmas Carol.


Ooh, this is good. This is extremely very good. Almost entirely too good, if I’m honest. Because the Doctor is dead. Of course, before he kicks the bucket, he spends nearly 200 years being deliberately ridiculous, as Amy calls it: he lets a lovely lady paint a portrait of him, almost-naked, hides under her voluminous skirt, completely naked, gets taken prisoner, escapes, and appears in a Hardy and Laurel movie; all to make sure he shows up in some history books that Amy and Rory end up reading. He even goes and does ‘Jim the Fish’ with River, knowing full well he’s going to die. That is cold, Doctor.

You know, this isn’t nearly as bad as it looks.

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“Trust the Plastic!” — 2,000 Words on Doctor Who: The Big Bang. Geronimo!

Previously on Doctor Who: The Pandorica Opens.

This was… there are no words. I.. you.. now.. finally… argh! See, there are no words! Well, almost no words, because I’m determined to write the “happy-happy-happy!” review this episode deserves.

If you haven’t seen the episode yet, don’t click the jump, ’cause there will be spoilers. Lots and lots of spoilers.

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‘The Big Bang’ — Snippets of Speculation, I.

Images: BBC and Cracktor Who

So. Spoilers. Little Amelia’s going to make an important appearance, the Doctor’s got to somehow manage to get himself back into the action, River somehow survives ‘TARDIS bang bang’.

All in all, these pics aren’t that spoiler-y, but what’s reeally interesting: Is that Dalek set in stone? The cover of the DW Magazine suggests that that’s the case. Hm. Seeing as we’re stuck in Greek mythology already, why not bring back Medusa? The Doctor already made a bit of fun of a statue of Perseus, who had the pleasure of beheading the woman with the snake-y hair, when he visited the Musée d’Orsay together with Amy and Vincent; that might be an idea. Or.. just.. not.

Anyway: my dearest fellow Whovian M. suggested that the voice whispering “Silence will fall” could be Dalek CAAN, or maybe Davros–didn’t these guys kick the bucket in Journey’s End, though? Or am I getting things confused again? In any case, I think it might be the right voice, but I can’t be sure. Anyone else here think that’s possible? Could the Daleks be pretending to be allies, but cheating everyone else on the way again? Could it all, for the fourth time in the new series, be a Dalek conspiracy?

‘What Could You Possibly Be?’ — Doctor Who: The Pandorica Opens

Previously on Doctor Who: The Lodger.

Oh. My. God. Guess who?
This was magnificent. The twists, the turns, the tragedy. Everything. Steven Moffat, I bloody love you. At the same time: Curse you, Moffat! One, for nearly giving me a heart attack, two, for making me sob into my dinner, and three, for the most awesome cliffhanger I’ve seen in.. well, ever. Rory’s back! He’s back because he’s a part of Amy’s history, and because of that dress-uppy photo in Amy’s Roman Britain he’s linked to the cover story—and he’s an Auton, supplied by the Nestene Consciousness. And he shoots Amy. Great. And the director, Toby Haynes, has called this “the death of the Doctor as we know him.” Lovely.

The Doctor: “The Pandorica…”—River: “More than just a fairy tale.”

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