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Forum: Amusement Bark 25 January 2016, 06:55 PM
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Views: 250,262
Posted By Andrew of Ware
All the police telephone boxes in London were -...

All the police telephone boxes in London were - and still are* - owned by the Metropolitan Police.

* I am not sure how many there are now. I know there's one outside Earls Court tube station, but...
Forum: Amusement Bark 28 November 2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 250,262
Posted By Andrew of Ware
It was. I can't wait for the series finale next...

It was. I can't wait for the series finale next week. I thought the Doctor was the only one to speak in the episode until you know who spoke. Spoiler in white. Is it the end for Peter Capaldi? I...
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 November 2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 250,262
Posted By Andrew of Ware
[Spoiler alert] Excellent final scene for Clara...

[Spoiler alert] Excellent final scene for Clara and beautifully acted.
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 October 2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 250,262
Posted By Andrew of Ware
I have found some final figures for the first two...

I have found some final figures for the first two episodes of the current series.

http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/doctor-who-series-9-2015-uk-ratings-accumulator-76154.htm

The Sun just quotes the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 October 2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 250,262
Posted By Andrew of Ware
I did a bit of Googling and discovered a link...

I did a bit of Googling and discovered a link from The Sun website. This is a paper owned by you know who. (I hope this is not a site you trust!) The BBC admits that the ratings are lower than usual...
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 October 2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 250,262
Posted By Andrew of Ware
I know why they did it, but I am not sure if I...

I know why they did it, but I am not sure if I would like it permanently.
Forum: Amusement Bark 28 September 2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 250,262
Posted By Andrew of Ware
Indeed. I never for one moment think that the BBC...

Indeed. I never for one moment think that the BBC will axe it. It is one of the biggest earners for the BBC - along with Strictly Come Dancing (or at least its format). What worries me is that the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 27 September 2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 250,262
Posted By Andrew of Ware
Oops! I edited the last part of the sentence and...

Oops! I edited the last part of the sentence and forgot about the first. Let's put it this way, I have signed the change.org petition asking for the BBC to be saved. I also wrote a long letter to the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 27 September 2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 250,262
Posted By Andrew of Ware
Great start to the new series. Real cliffhanger...

Great start to the new series. Real cliffhanger at the end of the first episode. With the future of the BBC now increasingly uncertain (:confused:) I hope that Dr. Who is not one programme that is...
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 September 2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 250,262
Posted By Andrew of Ware
The trailer for series 9, episdoe 1 has just been...

The trailer for series 9, episdoe 1 has just been released.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI9QwoLX6DE
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 August 2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 250,262
Posted By Andrew of Ware
The book I got the tree from has details of his...

The book I got the tree from has details of his wives, companion and daughter. The doctor has several other members of his family mentioned, but these are in the strip cartoon of TV Comic, novels,...
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 August 2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 250,262
Posted By Andrew of Ware
Read This! I remember seeing the first episode ever on the...

I remember seeing the first episode ever on the day it was broadcast - a few days before my eight birthday! It was my best birthday present ever. Now for the Doctor's grand-daughter. The Doctor's...
Forum: Amusement Bark 07 May 2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 250,262
Posted By Andrew of Ware
Sorry for double posting, but I really came to...

Sorry for double posting, but I really came to this thread to mention about a new police station in Durham which has installed lift doors that look like the doors of the tardis.



This shows...
Forum: Amusement Bark 07 May 2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 250,262
Posted By Andrew of Ware
A few months ago I bought the excellent Doctor...

A few months ago I bought the excellent Doctor Who: The Vault; Treasures from the First 50 Years by Marcus Hearn (BBC Books). It has all sorts of documents, photographs and memorabilia from 1963...
Forum: Amusement Bark 27 December 2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 250,262
Posted By Andrew of Ware
I liked the idea of the Doctor aging, but pleased...

I liked the idea of the Doctor aging, but pleased that he reverted to his young man before regnerating. I thought the regeneration was a bit too quick and I would also have liked to have seen a bit...
Forum: Amusement Bark 26 November 2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 250,262
Posted By Andrew of Ware
Elizabeth was not an absolute monarch as she was...

Elizabeth was not an absolute monarch as she was subject to the authority of Parliament (her much maligned dad increased its power significantly). However, I agree, that she did control her portraits...
Forum: Amusement Bark 24 November 2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 250,262
Posted By Andrew of Ware
Looking back now it is hard to imagine the impact...

Looking back now it is hard to imagine the impact that the theme music played. This was the era of beat music and where theme tunes were conventional pieces of orchestra music or songs. Suddenly the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 23 November 2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 250,262
Posted By Andrew of Ware
Brilliant. Uttlerly brilliant. The opening...

Brilliant. Uttlerly brilliant.

The opening thirty seconds took me back 50 years...

(Yes, I am one of those very old people who watched the first ever episode. I remember it clearly to this day.)
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 November 2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 250,262
Posted By Andrew of Ware
I am sure UK snopesters know, but tonight on BBC2...

I am sure UK snopesters know, but tonight on BBC2 Professor Brian Cox (Professor of Astronomy at Manchester University) is presenting The Science of Dr. Who. I am not sure if this will be shown...
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 September 2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 250,262
Posted By Andrew of Ware
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24038...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24038234



The National Tramway Museum in Crich, Derbyshire, has a genuine Doctor Who style police box.

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/402537
Forum: Amusement Bark 06 August 2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 250,262
Posted By Andrew of Ware
From memory he only appears in two programmes -...

From memory he only appears in two programmes - Songs of Praise (from series one) and The Christmas Lunch Incident (a Christmas Special made between series one and two). However, seek out the other...
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 August 2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 250,262
Posted By Andrew of Ware
The article I linked to mentions the fact that...

The article I linked to mentions the fact that the Master has broken the 12 regeneration, so why not the Doctor? In a Sarah Jane Adventure episode the figure 507 was mentioned, but I have not seen...
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 August 2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 250,262
Posted By Andrew of Ware
It's a slow news day at the BBC: How many...

It's a slow news day at the BBC:

How many times can the Doctor regenerate?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-23573730

I must admit I missed the 'only 12 regenerations' rule....
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 August 2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 250,262
Posted By Andrew of Ware
One of my local stations, LBC (London...

One of my local stations, LBC (London Broadcasting Company) had a poll on the new Doctor. A lot of the younger listeners did not like the fact that the Doctor was so old. This led to a phone in on...
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 August 2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 250,262
Posted By Andrew of Ware
He played Caecilius in The Fires of Pompeii. I am...

He played Caecilius in The Fires of Pompeii. I am not into show business, so I don't know what is shown in the US. However, he has played John Frobisher in Children of Earth, a Torchwood story, in...
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