Tuesday, 22 September 2009


The Choir: Unsung Town
Part 4 (of 4)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Red Riding: 1983 (2009)
[#52 in 100 Films in a Year 2009]
The final part of the trilogy is the best by some margin, in my estimation.


Doctor Who Magazine #413

Featuring The Mighty 200, DWM's reader-voted countdown of the best Doctor Who stories ever (and, indeed, the worst) -- the first time they've done this since 1998, in which time we've had 50-something new stories with Chris Eccleston and David Tennant. Some of the final placings are quite surprising -- I wonder if shops will now have to remove the "No.1 Story Ever" stickers from Genesis of the Daleks DVDs?

Best of all, however, is this observation in closing: "note the awesome symmetry of the stories at either end of the poll being not just from the same season, but actually consecutive. That's Doctor Who all over -- madly diverse, occasionally polarizing, but always surprising."