Tag: Peter Capaldi

Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth

Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell-Boyce (Macmillan Children’s Books, 2016); audiobook read by Peter Capaldi (HarperCollins, 2019) At first this comes across as merely scattershot; then the madcap antics take a half-step back, allowing room for a story about family and dementia. The Scottish setting is very appealing and Peter Capaldi’s audiobook reading adds considerably to the…

Doctor Who, Series 8

Doctor Who, Series 8 (BBC, 2014) Series Eight starts with an apology, ends with a folly turned helter-skelter. In-between this, Peter Capaldi simmers rakishly: the sort of caustic, ‘dislikeable’ Doctor that Colin Baker was aiming for, only with the necessary scripts and production values to support the characterisation.    

1,024 Word Review: Doctor Who Series 8

Unflinching Beyond Midnight (The Derelict Space Sheep Review of Doctor Who Series 8)   Never one to shy away from the sort of perilous escapade made famous by Danger Mouse and Penfold, Arthur Graeme Smith has ventured into Fish Fingers & Custard to review Peter Capaldi’s first season of Doctor Who.   Arthur’s review appears in FF&C #16, which is…