Articles tagged doctor who, bbc, william hartnell, tardis, westerns

9 Dec 2010 // 4:03 AM

Some Holiday Fun With Mr. Bean

Many different families have various traditions around this time of year, but probably few of them came from something PBS used to air about ten

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‘Sherlock’ Is Divorced from Reality, Yet Deeply In-Tune with an Irresistible Alternate Reality

The modern Sherlock Holmes is so compelling because he is a modern intellectual appealing to audiences who, for the most part, live in a world dissociated from intellectualism.

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Possible Grammy Nominees for Album of the Year?

Using a rumored submission list that leaked to the internet, here are some guesses as to what the Album of the Year Grammy nominees will

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John Barrowman Is an Entertainer with a Capital E

Multitalented John Barrowman's 2010 concert tour is as empowering as it is entertaining.

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It’s Technology, My Dear Watson: Sherlock for the 21st Century

The famous detective now texts and surfs the net while Watson writes a blog. This is not your mother's Sherlock Holmes.

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Can You Imagine Standing in Line Just for a Newspaper?

'Suddenly and with little warning: STRIKE!' So began a 17-day newspaper delivery strike that prevented newspapers from getting to newsstands and doorsteps, as immortalised in the 1945 short, 17 Days: The Story of Newspaper History in the Making.

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Anarchy and the Arts: Sex, Wales and Anarchy 3 Sets the Stage for Change

“SWA is a festival of talent born in dissatisfaction, anger and desperation. But, hopefully, over the years to come it will continue to generate opportunity, confidence, realisation of potential and a cleansing of the soul.”

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20 Aug 2010 // 5:00 AM

LOST in Memorabilia

The LOST auction, August 21-22, may be the ultimate TV auction, and participating fans get a chance to make TV history as well as take a piece of it home.

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Turning Over Stones: ‘The Rolling Stones: Rare and Unseen’

Is there anything left to discover about the World's Greatest Rock 'n Roll Band?

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New Jurisdiction: How Will the Dark, Brooding ‘Luther’ Fare Stateside?

Airing on BBC America later in the year, the BBC's recent dark crime series, Luther, deserves to do as well stateside as it's doing here in the UK.

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Celebrating 70 Years of Ringo Starr (videos)

On July 7th, 1940, Richard Starkey was born in Liverpool, but from 1959 on, he would mostly be known to the world as Ringo Starr. Here's an up-to-date video flashback of his entire career.

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A King’s Velvet Shorts, a Giant Green Eyeball—Must Be Doc Who & ‘The Curse of Peladon’

Those who’ve followed the Doctor for years already know how absolutely fun this show can be. For the rest of us, its only the beginning.

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Life: A Simple Story About Sex and Food

Sumptuously filmed, gorgeously executed, and groundbreaking in technique and motivation, Life must be one of the great film accomplishments of the decade.

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‘The Good Life’ in Surbiton’s Green and Pleasant Land

The central theme of The Good Life is simple enough by today’s standards, although during its heyday in the mid-'70s the show’s subject matter – self-sufficiency and green, organic living – was very innovative.

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23 Mar 2010 // 8:58 PM

Doctor Who: The Twin Dilemma

The doctor as murderer? Talking penguins? Welcome to Colin Baker's controversial first-turn as the Doctor...

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Doctor Who: The Keys of Marinus

In The Keys of Marinus, one will find deep meditations on the meanings of justice, morality, trust, and class systems -- wobbly sets and peripheral vision be damned.

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Doctor Who: The Complete Specials

This special -- like many that have come before -- suffers from the kind of frequent space-opera endings that have become Russell T. Davies' trade as of late.

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10 Feb 2010 // 8:59 PM

Robin Hood: Season 3

The primary issue with this season is that it features the same weird mix of bad humor and bad drama that has defined the show from the get-go.

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Doctor Who: The End of Time, Parts 1 and 2

As David Tennant's tenure as the Tenth Doctor comes to a close, we can't help but wish that his last adventure was a bit more substantial than this.

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One of England’s most enduring characters, Robin Hood, swings back into action in one of several sparkling new DVD sets recently released by BBC

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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