Until recently, Doctor Who did not appeal to me. Daleks and the Tardis and Time Lords sounded hammy and naff and it all looked a bit am-dram whenever I tuned in. I didn’t get why adults were obsessed with a children’s programme. But then I heard that this latest series had pissed off Jeremy Clarkson so the time had come for a closer look. I quickly learnt that the current season, its 11th, included episodes about Rosa Parks, the Partition of India and witch trials. My interest was piqued. Already intrigued by the casting of the first female Doctor, I was told by a friend that queer characters and people of colour were woven into the narrative in a radical, normalising way, which would make a welcome difference to pretty much everything I have ever read and watched, so I decided to give it a go. Well, my name is Lucy and I’m a Whovian. From the off, I found this series refreshing. In the first episode, Ryan Sinclair, a 19-year old, is being taught to ride his … [Read more...] about Doctor Who backlash shows why it’s time to bin the phrase ‘politically correct’
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Doctor Who has run, on and off but mostly on, for more than fifty years. A key way its achieved this longevity is through recasting its lead actor every few years. Almost exactly the same thing is true, of course, of James Bond – and many other long-running television shows or film series. But Doctor Who differs in that the recasting of the series' lead is referenced within the fiction. The series becomes about the character changing their face, if only for the new Doctor's first story. A changeover of Doctors is a great opportunity for the series to attract new viewers and win back lapsed ones, to change direction and renew itself creatively. It's also the moment of maximum danger for a series that depends hugely on the popularity of its lead actor and their interpretation of the role. With Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker about to make her debut on Sunday, here's a look back at how previous Doctors debuts have been handled and received. “An … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightRegeneration game: A look back at every new Doctor Who from 1963 to the present
Dr Who returns this weekend with Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor. Donal O’Keeffe welcomes a new heroine to the longest-running science fiction show in the worldI first met the Doctor when he was, to quote author Neil Gaiman, “a tall madman with a bag of jelly babies and a ridiculous scarf”. Now, as the world’s longest-running sci-fi serial turns 55, a new generation meets the Doctor when she is a young woman with a Northern-English accent and a glorious smile.We couldn’t get the BBC in my house, but in the late 1970s, Doctor Who Weekly featured a comic-strip based on the adventures of Tom Baker’s Doctor. He travelled through time and space in the Tardis (“Time and Relative Dimensions in Space”), a ship bigger on the inside, and stuck disguised as a 1950s police telephone box. Eccentric and non-violent, the Doctor, with his companions — usually attractive young women — fought alien monsters, and always saved the … [Read more...] about Jodie Whittaker: The welcome new face of Doctor Who
Business By Suzanne Bearne Business reporter 9 July 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44539546 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week … [Read more...] about The polio survivor who says she ‘was one of the lucky ones’
BARRY Davies has been the voice of BBC Sport for the past half-century thanks to his work covering everything from World Cups to Olympics. The legendary commentator is finally hanging up his mic after Wimbledon 2018 but how old is he now and when did he first become a commentator? Here's all you need to know... Who is Barry Davies and how old is he? Born October 24, 1937, Barry George Davies is an English sports commentator and television presenter. The 80-year-old studied Dentistry at King's College London having originally wanted to study medicine at university in hopes of becoming a doctor. He has been married to a former British Airways stewardess called Penny since 1968 and the couple shares two children together, a son called Mark, and a daughter Giselle. Barry was awarded an MBE for services to sports broadcasting in the 2004 New Years Honours list. When did he become a commentator? Barry first joined BBC Radio in 1963, alongside his work as a sports … [Read more...] about How old is Barry Davies, when did he become a commentator and what is the iconic ‘frankly, who cares’ Olympics quote?