• @nerys, @winston,

    Where we live there are a number of neighbours who can probably afford a cottage, and their houses seem strangely unoccupied. But at least those who remain are very responsible. They wear masks inside shops, and we all keep our distance when walking to the shops, but we still manage to say hello to each other–even if it is from…[Read more]

  • @janetteB


    An aside, one of the costumes worn by Madame Pompadour was made for the Fifth Doctor story, Black Orchid.


    I didn’t know that. That’s an interesting little fact.

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave   We were surrounded by those cottagers , filling up the town and lining up in front of the stores they promised not to shop in. Apparently they feel that their taxes allow them to infect us. Ahhh covidiots. Thanks for the link.

    @janetteb When I get to hug them I may never let go. Good to see that things are getting better i…[Read more]

  • Davros replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @janetteb Yes, The Face Of Evil was a fine story, one of those that I remember most clearly from my childhood.


    (Rewatching all of post-gap Who with my 11 year old son and now my 6 year old nephew, continued: 4×8 and 4×9)


    Silence In the Library/Forest of the Dead

    This is well and truly one of my favourite DW stories. Great sci-fi…[Read more]

  • @janetteb


    The Doctor’s Daughter episode reminds me a little of the BG , Tom Baker story, The Face of Evil.


    The Doctor’s Daughter is so underrated. I really like that one, and how Jenny’s soldier attributes challenge the Doctor’s moral beliefs.

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @missrori  @whisht

    Absolutely great advice from Whisht & others. it’s true: life aint fair. I’m real lucky that due to Crohns I have “self isolation down pat” -as my niece said when COVID blew in.

    That was just after devastating fires where thousands of people & animals were displaced. Entire towns with huge histories gone overnight even though…[Read more]

  • @blenkinsopthebrave and @janetteb   I watched last night again and they really are very good episodes. Poor John Smith when he realizes he isn’t who he thinks he is and doesn’t want to be anyone else. He wants to be a regular person and stay with the women he loves but she tells him he must do his duty.The war is coming and so many of these boys w…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston and @janetteb Thank you for your kind thoughts. I think we will never have many questions answered, and certainly not to our satisfaction. One of the awful things, besides the magnitude of the tragedy, is that people cannot gather in groups to grieve together, because of the COVID-19 lockdown. But one good result of that is that media…[Read more]

  • @janetteb

    That is very sad about Tim Brooke Taylor. I have just been watching clips of The Goodies, probably for the first time in 30 years. At the time, they had to compete for my attention with Monty Python, but re-watching them now, I don’t think I properly appreciated back then the anarchic theatre of the absurd that they…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @JanetteB  @blenkinsopthebrave

    But I wanna photo!! 🙁

    I have a rather stunning pizza to share in the pub. Should Child know how to operate old phone & computer we’ll have PICTURE to accompany the pizza recipe.

    Make  pizza dough -or buy it! I can add, later, the recipe I follow which is relatively easy.

    Add tomato paste (or home-made sauce) b…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @bluesqueakpip thank you, and yes, that makes sense. It is concerning when they reassure you that if it is that, it’s very very treatable, and then you hear, however, there might be no treatment for a long time, I think its the indefinite time period that makes it hard, not that there is anything they can do about it. My friend, who lives in…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @janetteb  We are doing our best to stay home and we are in week 3 of social isolation. Our Prime Minister is doing his best as are most Canadians so we hope to flatten that curve. There are always people who don’t listen but now they can be fined if they don’t stay away from each other like parties on the beach etc. Many manufacturers are now…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave @winston @janetteb Thank you for your kind thoughts. Interestingly enough, occasionally in that job I get an “Oh, you’re just the cashier” attitude. Can’t say that I’ve experienced that lately. Quite the opposite, in fact. So it’s an odd but welcome thing, to be appreciated in a time that’s so stressful for everyone. I’m trying…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    I didn’t do a “Day of the Doctor” rewatch this weekend, but I can since we have Doctor Who in our cable “on demand” menu. I rewatched it not too long ago and was entranced all over again. I still love it. @janetteb “like a bit of chocolate left out in the sun” is a perfect way to describe the feeling!

    Working as a grocery store cashier has had…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic The Day of the Doctor

    @phaseshift @jimthefish @janetteb @blenkinsopthebrave and everyone else.

    I think there are more watch-alongs planned. In fact I think “Rose” is happening on Thursday” (15 year anniversary – maybe) and then shortly after “The Eleventh Hour” (10 year anniversary – maybe). I’m unsure but will check and have everything in order if it does happen.

  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Day of the Doctor


    That fan video is a wonderfully clever montage, and a worthy supplement to the film.

    @janetteB @phaseshift

    Thanks for the recommendation of the novelisation. I confess that I have never really bothered with the novels and so far casual browsing hasn’t converted me, but that sounds well worth following up. My immune system being…[Read more]

  • @bluesqueakpip, @janetteb

    Both “Adventure in Time and Space” and “Five-ish Doctors Reboot” are excellent suggestions for a re-watch.


  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic The Day of the Doctor

    Maybe see what people are going with online initially? I think we have done rewatches of every new-Who episode, plus the 50th Anniversary Specials, so joining in a worldwide rewatch of ‘greatest hits’ might be fun – especially if the relevant showrunners are along for the ride. The Moffat beard is pretty scary, though.

    If we did go…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Day of the Doctor


    Yes, that’s exactly what DotD is. Very well put. You can feel the love and affection oozing out of every pore of this story.


    Yes, I know that there are many out there who love the Zygons and they’re very much the epitome of Old Who men in rubber suits. Which, now I think of it more, are why they’re maybe the perfect…[Read more]

  • @janetteb

    As we got to the undergallery and saw the three shrouded figures, of course I immediately imagined Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy under the sheets. What a great show “The Five-ish Doctors” was.

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