It’s the final season of the Classic Series of Doctor Who, and to celebrate, Brendan, Nathan and Richard are blowing up either an archaelogical site or the entire world. Let this be our last Battlefield!
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Notes and links
The Brigadier’s wife Doris is played by Angela Douglas, who played a major role in a four Carry On films: Carry on Cowboy (1965), Carry on Screaming! (1966) Carry On… Follow That Camel (1967) and Carry On… Up the Khyber (1968).
Richard Franklin’s novel Operation H.A.T.E tells a the weird story of Captain M, whose narrative has been completely stripped of all overt Doctor Who references for intellectual property reasons.
Michael Kerrigan’s direction of the final battle was clearly based on the Batley Townswomen’s Guild recreation of the Battle of Pearl Harbour.
This story’s writer, Ben Aaronovitch, is now an accomplished novelist. But, back in the day, he had terrible difficulties meeting publication deadlines. Marc Platt ended up writing the novelisation of Battlefield, and Kate Orman had to step in to finish a crucial New Adventures novel, So Vile a Sin, when Aaronovitch couldn’t meet the deadline (he claimed his hard drive had failed).
Doctor Who in Ten Seconds
Brendan’s accelerated recaps of Classic Doctor Who are finally back, with some speedy ten-second summaries of all of the stories from Season 8.
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Our long-awaited commentary on Die Another Day will be recorded next Friday, probably. While you’re waiting for that — and who wouldn’t be? — you can enjoy our previous commentaries on the Pierce Brosnan films, and our commentaries on the Timothy Dalton Era.