❉ Revisiting Peter Davison’s last season as Doctor Who, which debuted on this day in 1984.
❉ The enduring appeal of Nigel Kneale’s telefantasy masterpiece, which first aired 60 years ago this week
❉ Michael Seely looks back on Alan Plater’s trilogy, 30 years on from the first airing of its last instalment.
❉ What is it about The Invasion that makes it a quintessential Doctor Who? Derrick Sherwin’s influence on the series cannot be underestimated, writes Michael Seely.
❉ 50 years ago today, we said ‘ta-ra’ to Mrs Peel and hello to Tara King. Michael Seely looks back on this historic handover.
❉ Michael Seely pays tribute to the impact Jacqueline Pearce made as the iconic Supreme Commander, Servalan.
❉ At eight hour long episodes, this is a slow burner of a serial and needs commitment to reach to the end but it is worth sticking at.
❉ 36 years before Twitch’s Dr Who marathon, BBC2’s 1982 monster-mash repeat-fest was a rare treat!
❉ “There is huge scope in this series.” The gamble bringing back cult sci-fi drama Star Cops onto audio has paid off, writes Michael Seely.
❉ If you are naturally afraid of the water, or of dogs, or losing your beloved pet, this is not a serial for you.