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Old 23rd February 2021, 03:00 PM
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I loved it when i first saw it but over the years i've come to think it was a completely wasted opportunity.

It focuses more on the Androgums than it does on the fact we have two brilliant Doctors in the story, poles apart from one another personality wise, and they barely share any screen time.
I know what you mean, Dem. I do still like it though, but it could have been a classic.
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I know what you mean, Dem. I do still like it though, but it could have been a classic.
Peri makes it a classic!
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Who: Before And After #323
Name: Harry Towb
Year(s): 1969 / 1971
Stories: The Seeds Of Death episode 1 / Terror Of The Autons episode 1 Terror Of The Autons episode 2
Character(s): Harry Osgood / George McDermott
NOTE: Also provided the voice of Mario in the 1996 BBC Radio drama The Ghosts of N-Space

Before Who:
Film: Is Life Worth Living? (1949), The Gentle People (1949), The Gentle Gunman (1950), The Quiet Woman (1951), 13 East Street (1952), Glory at Sea (1952), I'll Get You (1952), The Gentle Maiden (1953), The Emperor Jones (1953), Escape by Night (1953), They Got What They Wanted (1954), Lovers, Happy Lovers! (1954), John Wesley (1954), Tyrant's Tower (1954), The Sleeping Tiger (1954), The Walking Stick (1954), Above Us the Waves (1955), Kathleen (1955), A Prize of Gold (1955), The Time of His Life (1955), Doublecross (1956), The March Hare (1956), Eyewitness (1956), Circus Friends (1956), The End of the Line (1957), Stranger in Town (1957), The Music Master (1958), The 39 Steps* (1959), Murder at Site 3 (1959), Portrait of Man (1960), Who Pays the Piper? (1960), Crossroads to Crime (1960), The Randy Dandy (1961), All Night Long (1962), Design for a Headstone (1962), The Crimson Blade (1963), The Blue Max* (1966), 30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia (1968), Prudence and the Pill (1968), The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom (1968)

Television: BBC Sunday-Night Theatre [6 episodes, different characters (1950-1955)] / Strictly Personal [5 episodes as Mark Leyroyd] / The Teckman Biography: The Proposition / Sherlock Holmes: The Case of Harry Crocker / Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Split Ticket / Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: Lord Billy Bunter / For Schools and Colleges: Drama: The Remarkable Case of Mr. Bruhl / Steve Hunter, Trouble Merchant [4 episodes as Wally Smith] / Joan and Leslie / Escape: Harry / Sailor of Fortune: The King's Four Wives / ITV Play of the Week: Arsenic and Old Lace / Duty Bound: The Girl Who Took the Wrong Turning / The Sky Larks: Touch of the Irish / Saturday Playhouse: A Private Eye for Pennsylvania / Private Investigator: The Missing Crucifix / The Nightwatchman's Stories: Twin Spirits / harlesworth: And Violence Towards None / The Adventures of Brigadier Wellington-Bull: A Guardian Angel / The Artful Dodger: Twist or Bust / The Army Game [7 episodes as Private 'Case' Dooley] / The Third Man: A Box of Eyes / The Vise: The Last Chapter / Dial 999: Rolling Racketeers / Scotland Yard: Protection / Theatre 70: The Man from Brooklyn / Theatre 70: Boy Makes Good / Man from Interpol: All the Dead Were Harrisons / Rendezvous: End of a Good Man / Jacks and Knaves: It Was Doing Nothing / Suspense: Needle Point / Z Cars [10 epiosdes, different characters (1962-1972) / Suspense: Course for Collision / Tales of Mystery: Max Hensig / The Saint: The Man Who Was Lucky* / Hancock: The Escort / BBC Sunday-Night Play: The Big Donkey / ITV Television Playhouse: The Reading Room / 24-Hour Call: No Time for Doctors / ITV Play of the Week: A Question of Morals / Ghost Squad: The Menacing Mazurka / The Saint: The High Fence / Ghost Squad: Pay Up or Else / Story Parade: A Triple Irish / The Valiant Varneys / Love Story: Spare the Tears for Happiness / Diary of a Young Man [2 episodes as 1st Worker] / Thorndyke: The Mysterious Visitor / Gideon C.I.D.: Big Fish Little Fish / Front Page Story [8 episodes as Paddy Lucas] / Thirty-Minute Theatre: Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat / The Spies: It's Much Colder Where I Come From / The Wednesday Play: The Big Man Coughed and Died / King of the River: Keeping the Old Spirit Alive / Orlando [6 episodes as Barnaby] / No Hiding Place: Who Is This Mortimer? / Escape: Three to a Cell / The Troubleshooters: Rest You Merry / Mr. Rose: The Less-Than-Iron-Duke / The Avengers: Killer*

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Films: All Neat in Black Stockings (1969), Patton (1970), Carry On at Your Convenience* (1971), Some Kind of Hero (1972), Digby: The Biggest Dog in the World* (1973), The Girl from Petrovka (1974), The Bunny Caper (1974), Barry Lyndon (1975), Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse (1978), Cowboys (1981), Lassiter (1984), Lamb (1985), Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story (1989), Moll Flanders (1996), Clinton: His Struggle with Dirt (1998), The Most Fertile Man in Ireland (2000), Conspiracy of Silence (2003), Cheeky (2003),

Television: The Champions: The Mission* / The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder: The Green Mamba / Softly Softly: Second Chance / The First Lady: Neighbours / Dr. Finlay's Casebook: Big Ben / How We Used to Live: In the Garden / The Best Things in Life / Parkin's Patch: Boys / Sexton Blake: Sexton Blake and the Toy Family / The Doctors / Callan [2 episodes as Judd] / The Flaxton Boys: 1890: The Attempt / Wreckers at Dead Eye [6 episodes as Jake] / Island of the Great Yellow Ox [3 episodes as Captain] / Thirty-Minute Theatre: Listen to the Drums / The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder: The Willing Victim / The Trouble with Lilian: You Lose on the Swings / Owen, M.D.: The Whole Hog / Tottering Towers [13 episodes as Hairy O'Hara (1971-1972)]/ Play for Today: Carson Country / Armchair Theatre: The Stumbling Block / Armchair Theatre: The Folk Singer / Jackanory Playhouse: The Coming of the Kings / There Was an Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman [7 episodes (1972-1973) / Harriet's Back in Town [8 episodes as Sean McGuire] / Hey Brian! / The Fenn Street Gang: After the Ball / Late Night Theatre: Three Card Trick / Emmerdale Farm / Crown Court: The Dogs / Dixon of Dock Green: A Sense of Guilt / Doctor at Sea: Floating Profits / Funny Ha-Ha: Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bear? / Late Night Drama: Just Fine / The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs: The Leak / Marked Personal [2 episodes as Bob Hammond] / General Hospital: Night Duty / The Other Side: A Greenish Man / The Professionals: Blood Sports / Minder: All Mod Cons / BBC2 Playhouse: Elizabeth Alone / Funny Man [2 episodes as Myer] / The Manions of America / The Gentle Touch: Scapegoat / Pictures [7 episodes as Ziggy Olman] / The Comic Strip Presents...: Five Go Mad on Mescalin / Constant Hot Water: Full House / If Tomorrow Comes [2 episodes as Conductor] / Jossy's Giants: Final Demand / Paradise Postponed: Living in the Past / Lost Belongings [5 episodes as Roy Connell] / Home James! [25 episodes as Henry Compton (1987-1990)]/ Turn on to T-Bag: Gangsters / Scene: QPR Askey Is Dead / The Paradise Club: Lord of the Files / So You Think You've Got Troubles [2 episodes as George Nathan] / The Camomile Lawn / Screen One: Trust Me / The Day Today: Stretchcast / The Day Today: Factgasm / Brighton Belles: That Was No Lady / Holby City: Family Ties / The Bill [6 episodes, different characters (2001-2007)] / Doctors: Attention / My Dad's the Prime Minister: Exam / Heartbeat: Mastermind / Casualty: The Sunny Side of the Street / EastEnders [2 episodes as David (2008)]
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In memory of Alan Curtis died February 18th, 2021 aged 90

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Bought this in Sainsbury's today. A bookazine that focuses on individual years in the series history.

There looks to be some good content and new, at least to me, photos.


Note to the publishers. There's no chance in hell i'll be spending a tenner each on 58 of these lavish books, in fact i won't be getting any post 1989.
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Who: Before And After #324
Name: Ronald Leigh-Hunt
Year(s): 1969 / 1975
Stories: The Seeds Of Death episode 1 The Seeds Of Death episode 6 / Revenge Of The Cybermen part 1 Revenge Of The Cybermen part 4
Character(s): Julian Radnor / Commander Stevenson

Before Who:
Film: No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948), No Trace (1950), Blackout (1950), Bombay Waterfront (1952), Tread Softly (1952), White Fire (1953), The Broken Horseshoe (1953), Forces' Sweetheart (1953), Flannelfoot (1953), Double Exposure (1953), Johnny on the Spot (1954), Cross-Up (1954), Shadow of a Man (1955), Million Dollar Manhunt (1956), Zoo Baby (1957), Mine Own Executioner (1959), Cards with Uncle Tom (1959), Action Stations (1959), A Touch of Larceny (1960), Sink the Bismarck! (1960), The League of Gentlemen (1960), Oscar Wilde (1960), Piccadilly Third Stop (1960), The Hand (1960), A Coming-Out Party (1961), The Survivor (1961), We Joined the Navy (1962), Seventy Deadly Pills (1964), The Third Secret (1964), The Pumpkin Eater (1964), Face of a Stranger (1964), Curse of the Voodoo* (1965), The Liquidator (1965), Khartoum (1966), Where the Bullets Fly (1966).

Television: The Vise [8 episodes (1955-1959)] / Colonel March of Scotland Yard: Hot Money / The Adventures of Sir Lancelot [22 episodes as King Arthur(1956-1957)] / White Hunter: The No-Account / Sword of Freedom: The Bracelet / O.S.S.: Operation Newsboy / Murder Bag: Lockhart Finds the Lady / William Tell: Voice in the Night / Ivanhoe [2 episodes] / The New Adventures of Charlie Chan [2 episodes] / BBC Sunday-Night Theatre: The Small Back Room / Crime Sheet: The Superintendent Hedges a Bet / No Hiding Place [4 episodes (1959-1965)]/ Saturday Playhouse: The Difficult Age / Inside Story: A Touch of Brimstone / Interpol Calling: The Girl with Grey Hair / ITV Television Playhouse: Each Wind That Blows / Skyport / The Four Just Men: The Heritage / The Herries Chronicle [7 episodes as Francis Herries] / Theatre 70: The Skeleton Clock / Knight Errant Limited: Double Identity / Danger Man: Find and Destroy* / The Avengers: Dragonsfield / Boyd Q.C.: Roast Chicken / The Pursuers: The Silent Witness / Sir Francis Drake: The Governor's Revenge / Drama 61-67: Drama '62: Court Martial / Bulldog Breed / Z Cars [10 episodes, different characters (1962-1976)] / The Saint: The Arrow of God / Ghost Squad: Sentences of Death / The Human Jungle: The Vacant Chair / The Scales of Justice: The Invisible Asset / Our Man at St. Mark's: The Desk / Emergency-Ward 10 [3 episodes as Brian Rogers] / Sergeant Cork: The Case of the Elegant Mistress / Detective: A Connoisseur's Case / The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre: Face of a Stranger / Thorndyke: The Case of Phyllis Annesley / Crossroads / The Saint: The Scorpion / Redcap: The Orderly Officer / Theatre 625: Parade's End / The Sullavan Brothers: Passage of Arms / Armchair Theatre: The Man Who Came to Die / Compact: Any Other Business? / The Third Man: The Trial of Harry Lime / The Wednesday Thriller: The Lift / The Troubleshooters: - The Way It Crumbles / The Avengers: The Cybernauts* / Softly Softly: Tickle on Wheels / Walter and Connie Reporting: A Day with the Navy / Court Martial: Silence Is the Enemy / The Informer: When You Shake Hands with a Greek / This Man Craig: Swimmer in a Shallow Cup / Vendetta: The Suicide Man / Love Story: A Diamond Is Forever / The Gamblers: My Dear Sirs / Dixon of Dock Green: The Old Pals Act / Dr. Finlay's Casebook: A Moral Problem / The Saint: The Scales of Justice / Freewheelers [61 episodes as Colonel Buchan (1968-1971)]

After Who:
Films: Hostile Witness (1969), The Bullet Machine (1970), Universal Soldier (1971), Le Mans* (1971), Baxter! (1973), The Tiger Lily (1975), The Omen* (1976), The Message (1976), Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978), Smart Money (1986), Frankenstein (1992)

Television: Out of the Unknown: The Naked Sun / Department S: The Perfect Operation* / Play for Today: The Lie / The Doctors [8 episodes as Gerald DeSoutter] / Whack-O! / General Hospital [6 episodes as Dr. Robert Thorne] / The Edwardians: Baden-Powell / Justice: A Libel Among Friends / Special Branch: Blueprint for Murder / Follyfoot: The Helping Hand / New Scotland Yard: Monopoly / Crime of Passion: Oriane / Van der Valk: Season for Love / The Brothers [2 episodes as Dr. Gloster] / Comedy Premiere: What a Turn Up / Oil Strike North [2 episodes as John Irvin] / Thriller: Nightmare for a Nightingale / A Little Bit of Wisdom: Otherwise Engaged / The New Avengers: Three Handed Game* / Warship: A Matter of History / The Professionals: Stake Out / The Onedin Line: The Reverend's Daughter / Ike: The War Years / Diary of a Nobody / Blake's 7: Children of Auron / The Enigma Files: The Charity Man / Citizen Smith: The Final Try / Minder: You Lose Some, You Win Some / Emmerdale Farm [6 episodes as The Bishop (1980-1982)]/ Airline: Brave New World / Hilary / All in Good Faith: In the Beginning / Remington Steele [3 episodes as Sterling Fitch] / A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery: Strong Poison / Slinger's Day [2 episodes as Major Dobson] / Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story / The Bill: Requiem / One Foot in the Grave: The Exterminating Angel
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I gave a rewatch to Dragonfire (1987) last night to see if i really wanted to get the season 24 blu-ray set that's out soon.

The answer is a big fat NO.

When i first saw the final story of the seventh Doctor's first season i really liked it. It seemed to have all the classic Doctor Who ingredients that i felt were missing from the first three stories of the season and this was easily my favourite.

However after buying and rewatching Dragonfire on vhs and dvd it's shortcomings are there for all to see. For a start it's not my favourite of the season anymore. Delta and the Bannerman took that honour many years ago, but it remains the second best story, although when it's competition is Time and the Rani (Great effects, locations and fun Tetrap monsters but awful everything else) and Paradise Towers (Just generally awful from start to finish) then it's not saying much.

For all that works well about Dragonfire - The dragon itself which appears to have nicked it's body from the Xenomorphs from Alien and Aliens, Patricia Quinn as Belazs, the welcome return of Glitz (Tony Selby), Kane's messy death - there are dozens of things that don't.

Ace (Sophie Aldred) is terrible. Her dialogue is cringe worthy at best, why they picked her over Ray (Sarah Griffiths) from Delta as the new companion to take over from Bonnie Langford's Mel i'll never know. Then there's the episode cliffhangers. Part one is well documented and the reasons behind it are bullshit. The production team say the Doctor climbed down a cliff face and got stuck dangling as he was edging towards the next level. Watching part two, Glitz just walks below him and helps him down. Why not just drop, Doctor? It was only about seven foot. There's easily room to drop onto the ledge because he and Glitz lounge on rocks once he's down with their legs outstretched in front of them.

Meanwhile Kane (Edward Peel) has a "Nothing in ze vurld can stop me now" moment in the cliffhanger to episode two as he looks into the camera and growls "At last, after 3000 years the Dragonfire shall be mine". Aside from this face palm moment Peel is pretty good.

However... For someone searching for the Dragonfire for 3000 years it's embarrassing that the Doctor should show up with a carrot juice drinking health freak, an annoying rebellious teen who swear PG style, and a comedy sidekick in Glitz and find the Dragonfire within an hour. You have to wonder what Kane was doing imprisoned on Iceworld for 3000 years. All he seems to have done was build a supermarket.

It might not be so bad if these were all that was wrong with Dragonfire you could forgive it, but it isn't, there's so much more that can be pulled apart whilst watching. Having said that, it still works, sort of, as a fun romp but pales in comparison to every seventh Doctor story that would follow it.
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