Cut !

Cut! Bloopers And Outtakes From The Cutting Room Floor In tribute to the great It'll Be Alright On The Night we've put together a selection of outtakes and bloopers from some of the best known shows. Clips ...

Comic Relief

Comic Relief Way back in July of 1985, a British charity, founded by comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry in response to famine in Ethiopia was set up. The charity is almost forty yea...

Are We Running Out Of Ideas For TV ?

Are We Running Out Of Ideas For TV ? Or Does It Prove The Old Ones Are The Best? It feels that we are in the grip of re-makes and comebacks of classic TV shows.  From Drama to Sci-Fi through to classic comedy...

Doctor Who, The Un-transmitted Pilot Episode

In 1963 The BBC commissioned a Pilot Episode for a new science fiction series entitled Doctor Who.  Originally recorded a month before full recording on the series began, the initial recording was flawed with t...

An Unearthly Child – 1963

So where better to start our Doctor Who section than at the beginning.  Early Doctor Who stories, in common with many other television shows of the time, did not have generic titles but each episode had it's ow...

The Daleks, 1963

The Dead Planet Known by both titles, although at the time of transmission episodes had individual titles as opposed to generic story titles. This was the story that launched Doctor Who into the cult TV sho...

The Edge Of Destruction, 1964

The Edge Of Destruction was the two part story that followed The Daleks and was set entirely in the Tardis.  The Story itself was written in two days as a hasty “filler” story to enable the series to fit a thir...

Marco Polo – 1964

Still with William Hartnell's first season (story four of eight) it's back in time for an adventure in history, this story is set in a historical period and context, avoiding science fiction elements beyond est...
The Doctor, Ian and Susan find themselves in danger in the keys of marinus

The Keys Of Marinus, 1964

Story number five for William Hartnell's original Doctor and the second to be written by Dalek creator Terry Nation, he would only write one more non - Dalek story for Doctor Who and that would not be for eleve...
the doctor and his companions find themselves shrunk down to size in planet of the giants

Planet Of The Giants

Planet Of The Giants, 1964 Planet Of The Giants was the first story of Doctor Who's second season.  It was broadcast in three weekly parts in late 1964. An early version of this concept – by another writer ...