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Series

Works by BBC

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall [1996 mini-series] (1998) — Studio — 46 copies
Doctor Who Annual 1983 (1982) 42 copies
Doctor Who Annual 1985 (1984) 37 copies
The Dr Who Annual 1979 (1978) 35 copies
Blue Peter Green Book (1990) 32 copies
Doctor Who Annual 1981 (1980) 28 copies
Doctor Who: Time Travels (2007) 27 copies
The Dr Who Annual 1966 (1965) 27 copies
The Dr Who Annual 1980 (1979) 26 copies
The Dr Who Annual 1976 (1975) 26 copies
The Dr Who Annual 1975 (1974) 25 copies
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 1 (2010) 24 copies
The Ballad of Big Al (2000) 23 copies
Time to Wash Faces! (2007) 22 copies
Doctor Who Annual 1982 (1981) 22 copies
Top Gear Annual 2009 (2008) 18 copies
Doctor Who Annual 1984 (1983) 17 copies
The Dr Who Annual 1967 (1966) 17 copies
EastEnders 20th Anniversary (2005) 16 copies
New Every Morning (1936) 16 copies
101 Tempting Desserts (2006) 15 copies
The Prince and the Pauper (1996) 15 copies
Doctor Who Files: Martha (2007) 14 copies
The Dr Who Annual 1973 (1972) 14 copies
The Dr Who Annual 1974 (1973) 13 copies
Top Gear Annual 2015 (2014) 12 copies
The Dr Who Annual 1971 (1970) 12 copies
Campion: The Complete First Season (1989) — Studio — 12 copies
Bird Theatre (3rd & Bird) (2009) 11 copies
I'm not Scared ("Tweenies") (1999) 11 copies
Seven Worlds, One Planet (2019) 11 copies
K-9 Annual 1983 (1982) 11 copies
Star Trek Annual 1978 (1977) 9 copies
That's My Picture! (2005) 9 copies
Blue Peter: Storytellers (2005) 9 copies
Looking After Doodles (2005) 9 copies
The Dr Who Annual 1969 (1968) 8 copies
Masterchef 1997 (1997) 8 copies
Magic Lamp (2005) 8 copies
The Dr Who Annual 1968 (1967) 8 copies
Happy Playtime! (2008) 7 copies
Doctor Who Files: The Ood (2008) 7 copies
Wegweiser: Bk. 1 (1975) 7 copies
Star Trek Annual 1973 (1972) 6 copies
BBC TV Eastenders Special (1981) 6 copies
Dancing Feet (Tweenies) (2003) 6 copies
Dickensian (DVD) (2017) 6 copies
Fimbles: Wig (2003) 6 copies
Jackanory: Robin Hood (1969) 5 copies
Doctor Who: Dot-to-Doc (2016) 5 copies
Lunar Jim Bumper Fun (2007) 5 copies
The Singing Detective: Music From the BBC Serial (1986) — Editor — 5 copies
Fly Muffin! (3rd & Bird) (2009) 5 copies
B. B. C. Hymn Book (1952) 5 copies
Postman Pat Annual 1989 (1988) 5 copies
Blue Peter Annual 1999 (1998) 5 copies
The BBC Shakespeare Collection: Comedy (2014) — Studio — 5 copies
The BBC Shakespeare Collection: Tragedy, Set 1 (2002) — Studio — 5 copies
Tweenies Surprise Time (2006) 4 copies
Jubilee Jackanory (1977) 4 copies
Earth (2008) 4 copies
In the Night Garden: ABC (2016) 4 copies
Andy Pandy / Sunglasses (2004) 4 copies
Dr. Who 3D Monster Masks (2008) 4 copies
Teletubbies: Po's Scooter (2012) 4 copies
Meet Elliot (3rd & Bird) (2010) 4 copies
Cbeebies Colours (2011) 4 copies
Ripple ("Lunar Jim") (2007) 4 copies
2014 Top Gear Annual (2013) 4 copies
Top Gear: Fastest Cars (2012) 4 copies
Getting By in Arabic (1985) 4 copies
The BBC Shakespeare Collection: History (2004) — Studio; Studio — 4 copies
It's Mine! ("Tweenies") (2004) 4 copies
Tambourine (Fimbles) (2003) 4 copies
Campion: Mystery Mile [1990 TV Episodes] (1990) — Studio — 4 copies
Metro-Land 3 copies
Campion: Dancers in Mourning [1990 TV Episodes] (1990) — Studio — 3 copies
Race to the North Pole (2009) 3 copies
BBC Songs of Praise: Music edition (1997) — Author — 3 copies
Opposites (CBeebies) (2011) 3 copies
Doctor Who Diary 2016 (2015) 3 copies
Jim ("Lunar Jim") (2007) 3 copies
The BBC Tudors Collection (2011) 3 copies
Top Gear - Apocalypse (2010) 3 copies
Watch: Clothes (1986) 3 copies
Little Robots (2003) 3 copies
"Blue Peter" Action Book (1993) 3 copies
Pause for Thought (2002) 3 copies
CBeebies Numbers (2011) 3 copies
Ask the Family (1970) 3 copies
Teletubbies Annual 2005 (2004) 2 copies
Top Gear: Dot-to-dot (2016) 2 copies
Barbapapa Annual 1977 (1977) 2 copies
Die Südsee (film2-7&8) (2009) 2 copies
Rose 2 copies
Doctor Who Diary 2015 (2014) 2 copies
Teletubbies Bumper Book (1998) 2 copies
doctor who: quiz book 4 (2008) 2 copies
Who pays the ferryman (2006) 2 copies
BBC year book 1948 (1948) 2 copies
"Tweenies" Annual 2003 (2002) 2 copies
3rd and Bird: Annual 2010 (2009) 2 copies
CBeebies Shapes (2011) 2 copies
Muzzy Video Script Book (2001) 2 copies
GUIDE TO PARLIAMENT (1979) 2 copies
Round Britain Quiz (1975) 2 copies
B.B.C. handbook. 1973 (1972) 2 copies
D-Day 6.6.44 (2004) 2 copies
Spotty little hoot (2005) 2 copies
Fourth Dimension (1973) 2 copies
The Wombles Annual 1979 (1979) 2 copies
Alfresco (Seasons 1-2) (2008) 2 copies
BBC Folk Awards 2011 (2011) 2 copies
Hockney at the Tate (1996) 2 copies
BBC Handbook 1929 (1929) 2 copies
Milton 1 copy
Beauty 1 copy
Don Quixote 1 copy
Animal farm 1 copy
B. B. C. Handbook 1971 (1971) 1 copy
Sartre 1 copy
BBC quarterly — Author — 1 copy
The Artist 1 copy
BBC Handbook 1964 (1963) 1 copy
Ghost of K2 1 copy
Voici la BBC (1944) 1 copy
Blood, Sex and Money: BBC Radio 4 Drama (2019) — Broadcaster of this radio drama series; publisher of audio book — 1 copy
Goon Show Classics 8 (1992) 1 copy
Cicero 1 copy
The Wedding [BBC 1961] — Studio — 1 copy
Lily Langtry 1 copy
The Derby 1 copy
Moby Dick 1 copy
Hamlet 1 copy
Doctor Who (1973) 1 copy
Hokusai 1 copy
Purgatory 1 copy
Watering Can (Fimbles) (2004) 1 copy
Aristocrats 1 copy
Radio One Annual (BBC) (1969) 1 copy
Shadowlands 1 copy
BBC Handbook 1 copy
Clarissa 1 copy
Episode 1 1 copy
Toybox Annual 2006 (2005) 1 copy
Sooty annual 1 copy
Mrs Dalloway 1 copy
Proust 1 copy
Micro:bit go 1 copy
BBC Handbook 1969 (1969) 1 copy
English Plus 1 copy
Pascal 1 copy
London 1 copy
Montaigne 1 copy
Aesop 1 copy
The Herbs annual 1970 (1969) 1 copy
Feminism 1 copy
Hell 1 copy
Chekhov 1 copy
Menschen gegen Monster (2005) 1 copy
BBC YEAR BOOK 1931 (1931) 1 copy
Old Too Soon 1 copy
Part 1 1 copy
Wilde Karibik (2 DVDs) (2008) 1 copy
Rio 2016 1 copy
Press 1 copy
Kevin & Co(Pb) (1992) 1 copy
Kevin's Cousins(Pb) (1992) 1 copy
Byron 1 copy
Montezuma 1 copy
FACE TO FACE 1 copy
RIDDLE 1 copy
DOCTOR WHO DIARY 2018 (2017) 1 copy
1 1 copy
I Claudius 1 copy
2009 ANNUAL (TOP GEAR) (2008) 1 copy
Man 1 copy
Get By in French 1 (1978) 1 copy
House Mouse 1 copy
Oppenheimer 1 copy
Die Windsors 1 copy
The Normans 1 copy
Seashore 1 copy
[No title] 1 copy
Ocean World 1 copy
Yes Minister 1 copy
Guerra y Paz 1 copy
Tweenies Annual 2001 (2000) 1 copy
Spud's Campfire (2006) 1 copy
BBC Yearbook 1945 (1945) 1 copy
Staged 1 copy

Associated Works

The Nation's Favourite Poems (1996) — Contributor, some editions — 622 copies
C.S. Lewis Through the Shadowlands [1985 film] (1985) — some editions — 79 copies

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Members

Discussions

BBC Under Attack in BBC Radio 4 Listeners (July 2022)

Reviews

C+ (Okay).

This is not good Doctor Who, but it's trying. This is Davies at his worst, which is about on par with Chibnall at his best. There are fun elements, and the editing has mostly calmed down so it doesn't feel like you're watching a trailer.

And there was no need to worry about Disney taking over and making it something more marketable. If anything, these episodes are openly hostile to new viewers.

(Jan. 2024)
 
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comfypants | Jan 21, 2024 |
Excellent performances, excellent adaptations. Some of the episodes are out of order, which would have been more confusing if I hadn't been able to recollect the plots of the books.
½
 
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themulhern | Aug 26, 2023 |
A reality TV series (BBC, Nov. - Dec. 2022).

Contestants compete to stay in a Scottish Murder Castle.

C+ (Okay).

This group of people is too emotional to play this type of game, to the point where it's often stressful to watch. But it gets better in the second half of the season as more and more people start playing strategically.

I look forward to future seasons of this show when people inevitably realize that the game isn't to vote out the traitors - it's to survive to the end without losing track of the traitors.

(May 2023)
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comfypants | May 26, 2023 |
A TV series starring Jodie Whittaker (BBC, Jan. - Oct. 2022).

A Dalek hunts The Doctor in a time loop; 19th-Century Sea Devils have a boat; and, The Master sets a trap for The Doctor.

C+ (Okay).

Chibnall actually seems to be putting in some effort with these episodes. They're still a mess, but they're a mess with some entertaining stuff in them.

(May 2023)
 
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comfypants | May 5, 2023 |

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Stephen Cole Contributor
Peter Thoday Presenter, Narrator
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Jonathan Firth Performer
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Judi Dench Narrator
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Dan Snow Presenter
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Ross Kemp Actor
Nicholas Crane Presenter
Mette Newth Illustrator
V. H. Mottram Contributor
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T. Somerville Contributor
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G. I. Ross Contributor
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Statistics

Works
1,200
Also by
2
Members
4,686
Popularity
#5,386
Rating
½ 3.6
Reviews
66
ISBNs
634
Languages
12

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