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Doctor Who: The Doctor Falls. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * *

Cast: Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas, Michelle Gomez, John Simm, Briana Shann, Rosie Boore, Samantha Spiro, Simon Coombs, Stephanie Hyam, David Bradley.

Without hope, without witness, without reward…” except for fan and casual viewer of Doctor Who alike, The Doctor Falls is an episode that gives that last part of the speech cause to contradict itself, with reward, the great return of a series that always seems under attack from a section of society that doesn’t know how to handle well made science fiction without denigrating it to the base offence, that somehow by striking a cord with its fans it somehow means it has to be assaulted and confronted on all sides.

Doctor Who: World Enough And Time. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * *

Cast: Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas, Michelle Gomez, John Simm, Oliver Lansley, Paul Brightwell, Alison Lintott, Nicholas Briggs.

To the coy Mistress, all will come to pass when she meets her former self, till then “Had we but world enough, and time” then perhaps the puzzle and the death of a friend might be more easily dealt with but then nothing is that simple in the world of the two part finale and especially not in the realm of Time and the Doctor.

Betrayal, Theatre Review. Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.

Originally published by L.S. Media. June 2nd 2012.

L.S. Media Rating *****

Cast: John Simm, Colin Tierney, Ruth Gemmell, Thomas Tinker.

There’s a lot of media baggage that gets dragged along whenever a new production of the late Harold Pinter gets a much needed run on a tour. The fact that Pinter’s work can rouse so much passion and enjoyment in almost every line, even when some of the audience can be audibly heard afterwards that they didn’t get what the play was about, just adds to the mystique and power of the man’s writing as everyone decided to dissect each and every line.