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'Scurvy': Chronicling the Etiology of an Affliction

Jonathan Lamb's authoritative study affords an interesting perspective on one of history's most unpleasant afflictions.

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Brexit Blues: It's the Anti-Intellectualism, Stupid

'Leave' campaign figurehead Michael Gove set the tone in early June when he claimed that ‘people in this country have had enough of experts’.

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On the Artifice, Ostentatiousness and Camp in James Bond Songs

Every time a new song is premiered ahead of the film, well, plus ça change. Then again, perhaps that makes a Bond song the perfect metaphor for the music industry.

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Doctor Who's Famous Sonic Screwdriver

For those interested in how to construct an on-screen universe, there is no better place to start than with Doctor Who: Impossible Worlds.

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An Impressive Look at the Evolution of the British TV Documentary

Most of the films in Visions of Change: Volume 1 - BBC 1951-1967 consists of writerly texts that challenge viewers to conceive of their meaning in new and unexpected ways.

Television

Doctor Who Christmas Special: "The Husbands of River Song"

Doctor Who's surprising jaunty Christmas special scores points merely by dint of being watchable without resort to the saccharine or the mawkish, and whets the appetite for series 10.

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Doctor Who: Series 9 Episode 12 - "Hell Bent"

Why couldn’t the Doctor’s recently deceased companion do the right thing, and stay dead?

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Doctor Who: Series 9, Episode 11 - "Heaven Sent"

It would be asking a lot of any actor to carry almost an hour of prime-time television on their own, but not Peter Capaldi.

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Doctor Who: Series 9 Episode 10 - "Face the Raven"

Trap streets and teleport bracelets abound in this week's stand-out installment, with writer Sarah Dollard delivering the first masterpiece of the Capaldi era.

Television

Doctor Who: Series 9, Episode 9 - "Sleep No More"

Horror-lite or mad scientist thriller? "Sleep No More" straddles genres like a jockey riding two horses at once.

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Doctor Who: Series 9, Episode 8 - "The Zygon Inversion"

In an episode big on dramatic revelations, the biggest was Jenna Coleman’s extraordinary performance as Clara Oswald.

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