Tag Archives: Doctor Who

Is the ‘Christmas Day TV’ era coming to an end in the UK?

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Here’s an article I wrote for the UK’s Mediatel Newsline. I write a monthly column for them and this reflects on the noticeable decline in the ratings for the top shows on Christmas Day 2015. The importance of Christmas TV … Continue reading

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What did he say? Why ‘Mumblegate’ was inevitable

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Earlier this year the BBC had to deal with complants that the dialogue in the drama series Jamaica Inn was difficult to hear because the actors were mumbling. This week the writer Andrew Davies said that his wife had needed subtitles … Continue reading

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A ‘Web of Fear?’ BBC Digital strategy and those missing Doctor Who episodes

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My October column for Mediatel’s Newsline coincided with momentous news – the return of two Doctor Who stories that were wiped by the BBC in the early 1970s. Whilst the fan in me is jubilant at their near miraculous return, … Continue reading

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Is Television now the Predominant Art Form – Quite Literally?

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I am absolutely convinced that when future media historians look back on the first two decades of the 21st century, seeking to understand what made us tick and get a feel for the cultural zeitgeist, it is to television drama … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: An Unearthly Child at the British Film Institute

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I was lucky enough to have a ticket for the screening at the British Film Institute on Saturday 12 January of the first ever Doctor Who story ‘An Unearthly Child’. To celebrate Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary year, the BFI, with … Continue reading

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Horses for Courses and Impossible Astronauts

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An article written for Marketing Week, and one that for once I was quite happy with. So of course it was published on the day before Christmas Eve, so I doubt anyone read it – would be interesting to know … Continue reading

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