Thursday, 31 January 2013


Doctor Who
1x41 A Bargain of Necessity
1x42 Prisoners of Conciergerie [season finale]

Being parts five and six of The Reign of Terror, released on DVD this week. Like yesterday's The Tyrant of France, A Bargain of Necessity no longer exist in the archives and has been animated for the DVD. For my thoughts on the animation, see yesterday's TV post.

It makes for a fast-paced end to the serial, particularly the last episode. And it's also the end of Who's first season. We think of season finales being quite a modern, US-derived concept -- and, indeed, in the way we know them today they are -- but The Reign of Terror certainly ends on a note of awareness that the series is about to take an extended break... even if there is a "Next Time" card.

The Last Leg
2x01 (25/1/13 edition)
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

Yes, Prime Minister [2013]
1x03 Gentlemen's Agreement