The Mobile Phones of Doctor Who - behind the scenes of The Poisoned Sky

Still from Doctor Who. Martha is holding a PDA.

As I've discussed previously, I'm helping a collector who has acquired loads of mobile phones used in Doctor Who. Today's edition - The Poisoned Sky. As the Sontarans choke the Earth, the Doctor and UNIT battle to keep both Martha and Donna alive. A large plot point is Evil Clone Martha stealing a UNIT PDA […]

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The Mobile Phones of Doctor Who - behind the scenes In the Forest of the Night

Bunch of kids holding phones.

I'm back with some more exclusive Doctor Who goodies! A collector has recently acquired a load of old Who prop phones - and I'm working with them to identify which episodes they're from. You might remember Series 8's "In the Forest of the Night. It's the kid-heavy episode with lots of unidentified phones. At the […]

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The Mobile Phones of Doctor Who - The Motherlode of Props

A big jumble of mobile phones.

If you're a Doctor Who fan - I promise that this post is going to please you greatly! The Internet is a weird and delightful place. For years now, I've been running a blog series about the Mobile Phones of Doctor Who. I went through every episode and painstakingly identified every mobile the cast used. […]

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The Mobile Phones of Doctor Who - Bonus Pyramid at the End of the World. And a sneak peek...

General talking on a sat phone.

If you're a Doctor Who fan, this post contains a lovely little surprise at the end. I promise you it'll be worth it. For a few years now, I've been running a blog series about the Mobile Phones of Doctor Who. I'm only human1, so I occasionally miss some of the devices. A reader contacted […]

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The Mobile Phones of Doctor Who - 2022 Specials

Ace holding a BlackBerry phone.

So, farewell Jodie! What a brilliant Doctor she has been. I started this series of blog posts four years ago to celebrate her becoming ther new Doctor. As ever, I've identified all of the mobile phones used in Doctor Who. This blog post goes through the 2022 specials - three cracking stories to round out […]

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Theatre Review: Doctor Who - Time Fracture

Poster for Time Fracture - a crack runs through the outside of a police box.

London is slowly opening up - and TodayTix had tickets for half-price. So I thought me and my girl would go on a date! Nestled at UNIT HQ - just by Bond Street station - is an brilliant immersive theatre experience. This isn't like Secret Cinema - too many people in desolate wasteland queuing up […]

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Book Review: Doctor Who The Vault

A thick book called "The Vault".

Drawing on unseen and iconic material from the BBC archive and private collectors, The Vault is an unforgettable journey through 50 years of Doctor Who, via carefully selected photographs, props, costumes designs, production memos, letters, scripts and more. This is the full and official story of Doctor Who, from the first pre-production memos in 1963 […]

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DVD Review: The E-Space Trilogy

DVD Cover of the E-Space trilogy.

A box set of late-era Tom Baker stories. And they're a bit of a mixed bunch. Full Circle First up, Full Circle - which introduces us to Adric. Ah, poor sweet Adric. He's an exercise in wish-fulfilment. Getting a nerdy, 17 year old, Who-geek to write a teenage nerd to appeal to other teenage nerds. […]

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DVD review: Doctor Who - Shada

The Doctor and Romana stare at a grey orb.

This is the semi-mythical "lost" serial from Doctor Who. Written by Douglas Adams at the height of his powers, and cruelly lost to an industrial dispute. There have been many attempts to recreate the show - but this is the definitive edition1. All the missing sequences have been animated - with the original cast providing […]

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DVD Review: Delta and the Bannermen

DVD cover for Doctor Who's Delta and the Bannermen.

This is not one of the best Doctor Whos. But it is fascinating as a template for New-Who. A cold open on an alien planet! A celebrity comedian cameo! A feisty female companion! Wales! On paper, Delta contains all the ingredients for a great serial. What if all the weird people at your holiday camp […]

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