Category Archives: Biography

Just Say the Lines, Never Bump Into the Furniture, and Take The Money and Run! (Jessica Carney, ‘Who’s There: The Life and Career of William Hartnell’, and Michael Troughton, ‘Patrick Troughton: The Biography of The Second Doctor Who’)

Peter Capaldi‘s first series as the Doctor has felt like it’s been a long time coming. He was announced as the Twelfth Doctor to previously-unprecedented fanfare on August 4th 2013, and he’s only just 3 episodes into Season 8 as … Continue reading

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Dicksquirt Stammerstuttery Mammyshagging Arsemaggot (David Mitchell, ‘Black Swan Green’)

“Is nostalgia stopping our culture’s ability to surge forward, or are we nostalgic precisely because our culture has stopped moving forward and so we inevitably look back to more momentous and dynamic times?” ..asks Simon Reynolds in Retromania: Pop Culture’s … Continue reading

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