I really don’t think I could leave ‘Genesis of the Daleks’ out of my selection of the ten best Doctor Who stories.
I’m now up to number eight in my selection of the top ten classic Doctor Who stories and I’m running out of space with so many excellent episodes remaining.
James Chapman’s Top Ten Classic Doctor Who Stories 5. ‘Logopolis’ BBC1. 4 episodes: 28 February-21 March 1981. Starring Tom Baker as ‘Doctor Who’, Matthew Waterhouse as Adric, Sarah Sutton as … Continue reading
I have the impression that the reputation of Jon Pertwee’s ‘era’ as the Third Doctor has suffered somewhat in recent years: few of his stories tend to feature among polls of fans’ favourites.
So far in my top ten classic Doctor Who stories I’ve selected one personal favourite (‘The Robots of Death’) and one that’s widely regarded as an excellent example of a particular type of story (‘The Tomb of the Cybermen’). This week I’ve settled on a story that might not quite be among the best dramatically but which I’ve chosen for its overall significance for both the internal and the external history of Doctor Who.
For many years ‘The Tomb of the Cybermen’ was a ‘lost’ Doctor Who serial: one of those junked by the BBC when it wanted to create space in its archives.
James Chapman’s Top Ten Classic Doctor Who Stories 1. ‘The Robots of Death’ BBC1. 4 episodes: 29 January-19 February 1977. Starring Tom Baker as ‘Doctor Who’ and Louise Jameson as … Continue reading