I will forever associate this story with Sachertorte. Not the most obvious connection, but in my case I first watched it while I was attempting to whisk cream (by hand!) to make a Sachertorte. My dismal failure may have accounted for why I never gave the story a fair viewing, and enjoyed the following serial, The Romans, much more.Continue reading
In a recent blog I made the case to remake missing Season One adventure Marco Polo using a brand new cast. Since that post, I began to ponder what other stories could be recreated using a new cast to re-shoot the lost content. Considering every story currently lacking an animation will take some time, given that one must necessary weigh up some very important questions: how many cast members would you need? Does the story feature location shots? How long is it? Some stories will obviously be much easier than others to reproduce.
Seven years have passed since Doctor Who fans learned that nine previously missing episodes from Season 5 had been rescued from a TV relay station in Nigeria. At the time, speculation was rife that this was just the beginning; it was said that 90 or more episodes had been recovered, and would soon be released.Continue reading
Over the past fortnight I have been enjoying the latest lost episodes animation to hit our screens – Season 5 classic Fury From The Deep. I still maintain that in the absence of freshly recovered material, this is the next best thing – although I know some readers prefer listening to the audio and allowing their imaginations to fill in the gaps.Continue reading
I’m freshly back from visiting family in Northern Ireland – getting to the coast and giving my kids time with their grandparents was time very well spent!Continue reading