Alex Westthorp

Recent articles by Alex Westthorp

Collections: how to avoid a hobby becoming a problem

Alex Westthorp Feature
Jul 29, 2016

A few tips on what to do if your geek merchandise and DVD/Blu-ray collections run the risk of getting out of hand...

Doomwatch: revisiting a UK 'sci-fact' classic

Alex Westthorp Feature
Apr 4, 2016

Ground-breaking, intelligent, prescient 1970s drama Doomwatch, now out on DVD, is a British television classic...

ITV At 60 box set review

Alex Westthorp Review
Oct 29, 2015

12 discs celebrating the 60th birthday of ITV - with some very rare material contained within...

Brian Clemens: an appreciation of The Avengers and The Professionals writer

Alex Westthorp Feature
Jan 14, 2015

We pay tribute to Brian Clemens, a screenwriter and producer whose work lit up 1970s cult TV and beyond...

Looking back at The Avengers

Alex Westthorp Feature
Oct 14, 2014

Alex pays a fond return revisit to 1960s classic TV series, The Avengers...

Doctor Who: is the pure historical a thing of the past?

Alex Westthorp Feature
Oct 10, 2014

Alex treks through Doctor Who's long past of pure historical episodes and asks whether they have a future in the current era?

Doctor Who: the film careers of Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi

Alex Westthorp Feature
Jun 5, 2014

Alex's series looking back at the film careers of actors who've played the Doctor finishes with Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi...

Doctor Who: the film careers of Eccleston and Tennant

Alex Westthorp Feature
May 20, 2014

The penultimate part of Alex's look-back at the films of the actors who've played the Doctor takes in Eccleston and Tennant...

Doctor Who: the film careers of Paul McGann & John Hurt

Alex Westthorp Feature
May 7, 2014

In the latest part of his series, Alex explores the silver screen careers of Paul McGann and John Hurt...

50 years of BBC Two: a history of a brilliant broadcaster

Alex Westthorp Feature
Apr 23, 2014

Alex looks back at BBC Two's long history of commissioning and supporting genre shows, to celebrate the channel's 50th birthday

Dr Who: films of Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy

Alex Westthorp Feature
Apr 16, 2014

Alex's trek through the film roles of actors who've played the Doctor reaches Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy...

Doctor Who: the film careers of Patrick Troughton & Tom Baker

Alex Westthorp Feature
Apr 9, 2014

In the next part of his series, Alex talks us through the film careers of the second and fourth Doctors, Patrick Troughton and Tom Baker...

Doctor Who: the film careers of William Hartnell & Jon Pertwee

Alex Westthorp Feature
Mar 28, 2014

In a new series, Alex talks us through the film roles of the actors who've played the Doctor. First up, William Hartnell and Jon Pertwee...

Looking back at The Baker Street Boys

Alex Westthorp Feature
Feb 19, 2014

Nostalgia ahoy! With Sherlock Holmes more popular than ever, Alex looks back at eighties children's drama, The Baker Street Boys...

Doctor Who: the Doctor in disguise

Alex Westthorp Feature
Feb 4, 2014

From washer women to harlequins via milkmen, Alex looks back over the Doctor's penchant for disguise over the decades...

The geek years: looking back to 1997

Alex Westthorp Feature
Feb 12, 2013

Join us on a nostalgia trip back to 1997, a time of new Bond, New Labour, Alan Partridge and er, Batman And Robin...

The geek years: looking back to 1984

Alex Westthorp Feature
Sep 3, 2012

We take a look back to the geek TV, film, and surrounding events of 1984...

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