• Craig replied to the topic The Winchester

    Many thanks @dentarthurdent Very kind of you.

    Just as a reminder, if anyone else wants to donate to Streets Kitchen, which feeds the homeless and those in food poverty 7 days a week, and also provides tents and sleeping bags and clothes and sanitary products etc. you can do so here:


  • WhoHar replied to the topic The Winchester

    <p style=”text-align: center;”>@devilishrobby @dentarthurdent</p>
    There’s also a steelbook of the Colourised Dalek “movie” they showed on the BBC on the 23rd November.

    They are generally Blu-ray or 4k (so higher quality than a dvd), and often have extra art on the inside cover. Plus some extra content on the disks, but not always.

    They do look…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent Back to the great Terry Pratchett. the S/O and I were discussing Hogfather last night, it (ie the tv adaptation) being one of my standard pre Christmas watches, and he made the point that Death’s granddaughter is called Susan and it struck me that indeed this could be a nod to Dr Who. Death is very Doctorish after all which is…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic On the Sofa 11

    @dentarthurdent  @devilishrobby  I am hiding over here because I have not watched the new Who so I can’t comment. I do peek now and then but I am not too bothered by spoilers.

    Midnight was an excellent episode that caused me great anxiety when I watched it. A small ship filled with random people on a sight seeing excursion, what could go wrong? E…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @craig  I have no suggestions except to keep it easy for computer illiterates like me to use. I think you did such a good job in the first place that I have nothing to say. Maybe what @dentarthurdent said would be good so no comments are overlooked. I am sure I will like whatever you decide to do.

    stay safe

  • Devilishrobby replied to the topic On the Sofa 11

    @dentarthurdent  I would agree it certainly was one of the most frightening episodes. Especially as it is entirely a psychological terror episode with no visible antagonist and relied entirely on the interactions of the actors to up the tension. Ironically I would suppose it was possibly one of the cheapest episodes to achieve.

  • Devilishrobby replied to the topic The Winchester

    I’ve heard or read some where that the BBC are releasing a triple DVD of the specials in a standard and “steelbook version” ( whatever  that means) immediately after the 3rd special is aired so it should be available to preorder and buy from most dvd outlets and online. Though I did hear the Steelbook version is something like £…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent We have not watched the new story either though we are planning to do so later in the week. (Son and his gf have Disney + so we don’t need the eye patches to do so)

    We are going to watch it as a household, something we stopped during half way through the first Chibnell/J.W. series. They drifted off one by one then but are all keen…[Read more]

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic The Winchester

    Hi @dentarthurdent

    Yes, history was originally my field. It was a long time ago and the economic imperatives behind Victorian locomotive design was one of my more obscure studies. I suppose I still get fed up that everyone thinks Nigel Gresley is great (and I’m not saying he wasn’t quite good) but have never heard of George Churchward.

    I kee…[Read more]

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic The Winchester


    Hi! I hesitated to mention Arthur. It’s just a name used to sell books about the dark ages. Many current academics will only rely on archaeology and virtually ignore mythology; they have their funding to think of and really don’t need to be associated with utter nonsense.

    Having said that there are two very good candidates for…[Read more]

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic The Winchester


    yes! The golden arrow! Only mind-boggling bad science can trump nerdy ‘bet you didn’t know…’ historical observation that is normally disproved a decade later.

    I’m sure a C13th Robbin’ Hoodie looked just as suspicious and ubiquitous as they do today. And what better alias to invoke if you were out of favour with the state? No n…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester


    “(I’d love to know if a regular character has ever said ‘No I wouldn’t do that, three episodes ago I did the exact opposite’ and had their point taken up.)”

    According to JMS (creator of Babylon 5) one of the actors objected to something his character did in the second season and his objections were taken on board and the script…[Read more]

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent @janetteb @oochillyo

    Is there a real claim a primacy for the ‘internal logic’ of Who or any other show? The result is always a compromise between the writer, the director, the producer, the ‘chemistry’ between the characters, production constraints (severe in the case of classic who) and the response to public or establi…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent I am currently reading Reaper Man, usually while I am sitting in the car in supermarket car-parks surrounded by shopping trolleys which is weirdly apt. Also living in a semi rural town that has had the centre drained of life by external shopping centres the point he is making is all too prescient. Terry Pratchett has a strong…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent I have never watched the series, but I loved Neverwhere the book. You mentioned you saw the series first. Did it measure up to the book?

    My husband was watching Benediction on Crave. It too features Peter Capaldi. I want to watch it, and so I hope to do that soon.

  • nerys replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent What did you think of Layer Cake? I found it just a little too complicated for my tastes. If it weren’t for the three principal actors — Daniel Craig, Michael Gambon and Colm Meaney — I think I would have given up on it altogether. My husband hated the ending.

    But, having said that, I can see why this was the film that made…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Face The Raven

    @dentarthurdent Sorry for not commenting earlier on this excellent review. I have been busy in the past couple of week and not been able to post as much as I would like.

    I think you sum up the episode really well. I am not sure that Anah was attached or was the entire story about her being killed a fiction designed to trap the Doctor? I need to…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent That’s interesting. I really preferred “Heaven Sent” to “Hell Bent” … which fell slightly short of the mark, for me. Despite Moffat’s wonderful writing, and superb acting by Capaldi and Coleman, what should have been an emotionally intense sendoff for Clara didn’t quite come together for me. I’ve never been able to pinpoint why.…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent. Sounds as though Mrs D needs a holiday to recover from her holiday. Hope all is well now. Raro sounds wonderful. I now want to visit. Your description reminds me of a small island that my friends and I stayed on on the Cork coast when we were backpacking/hitching around. With a population of 80 everyone was a neighbour and the pub…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Dr Who News (5)

    @dentarthurdent. Yes. It was especially with all the nonsense being churned out by the no camp. It does not restore one’s faith in humanity.

    Re the music that is a good point. Murray Gold’s music suits the nature of RTD’s writing.  Neither tends towards the subtle.



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