Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Doctor Who Vs. The Saint (2017)

The long-running series of crime novels from Leslie
Charteris (1907-1993) were published between 1928
 and 1963. They all featured Simon Templar, the heroic career criminal known as the Saint who has also been portrayed in films, radio and TV since 1938.
The best known depiction of Templar was played by
Roger Moore for ITC's The Saint (1962-69). The series
was revived in 1978 (as The Return of the Saint, with
Ian Ogilvy in the title role), 1987 (for an American TV pilot), and 1989 (by LWT).
The recently proposed television reboot led to this one-
off TV movie with Adam Rayner as the latest incarnation
of Templar. Originally produced in 2013, The Saint was
only released last month, and is now available on Netflix
- it starred Ogilvy, a cameo from Moore, and four Doctor 
Who cast connections:

  • Christopher Villiers (Arthur Templar) was Hugh Fitzwilliam in The King's Demons, Professor Moorhouse in Mummy on the Orient Express, and voiced Cacothis for Big Finish's Absolution (2007)
  • Richard Ashton (Vadim) was Friday in Empress of Mars
  • Tomi May (Dimitri) was Dowell in Thin Ice
  • Caroline Royce (Model) was a Weeping Angel in The Time of Angels and Flesh and Stone

Doctor Who On This Day #229

1958 - Director Rachel Talalay born in Chicago
1965 Marco Polo, Episode 7: Assassin at Peking and The Keys of Marinus,
Episode 3: The Screaming Jungle both repeated and The Sensorites, Episode 
2: The Unwilling Warriors first screened, all on ABC
1968 The Romans, Episode 2: All Roads Lead to Rome repeated on TV1 (NZ); 
The Tomb of the Cybermen, Episodes 2 to 4 repeated and The Abominable Snowmen, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated and Episode 3 first screened, all 
on ABC
1970 The Invasion, Episodes 6 and 7 both repeated on ABC
1971 - The Wheel in Space, Episodes 1 to 3 repeated and Episode 4 first
screened, all on TV1 (NZ)
1973 The War Games, Episode 4 repeated on ABC
1978 - Planet of the Spiders, Part 6, The Ark in Space, Part 2 and Terror of
the Zygons, Parts 3 and 4 all repeated on ABC
1979 - Robot, Part 4, The Ark in Space, Part 1 and The Sontaran Experiment,
Part 1 all repeated on ABC; and The Androids of Tara, Part 2 repeated on BBC1
1980 - Planet of Evil, Part 4 repeated on WTTW 11
1982 - Planet of Evil, Parts 2 and 3 both repeated on ABC; The Seeds of Doom,
Parts 1 to 3 all repeated on WTTW 11; and Earthshock, Parts 3 and 4 both
repeated on BBC1 (Doctor Who and the Monsters season)
1983 - Death to the Daleks, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on ABC; The Sun 
Makers, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Visitation, Part 2 repeated 
on BBC1
1984 - City of Death, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Five Doctors,
Part 3 (of 4) repeated on BBC1
1985 Terror of the Autons, Episodes 3 and 4 both first screened on TV2 (NZ); and Warriors of the Deep, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1986 - Resurrection of the Daleks, Part 4 (of 4) repeated on KQED Plus
1987 Planet of Fire Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1988 The Deadly Assassin, Part 2 repeated on Super Channel (UK); and 
The Awakening, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1989 The Face of Evil, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1990 The Ambassadors of Death, Episode 2 repeated on KQED Plus; and 
The Creature from the Pit, Part 3 repeated on ABC
1991 Earthshock, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1993 Planet of the Spiders, Part 2 repeated on UK Gold; and Planet of Evil
Part 3 repeated on ABC
1994 Enlightenment, Part 2 repeated on UK Gold
1995 The Monster of Peladon, Part 1 repeated on UK Gold
1996 The Ark, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1997 The Face of Evil Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 Planet of Giants, Episode 3: Crisis repeated on Space; The Silurians 
Omnibus repeated on UK Gold and WCET; The Curse of Peladon, Episodes 1
and 2 both repeated on LPB; Robot, Part 3 repeated on BBC America; Genesis 
of the Daleks, Part 1 repeated on KSPS; City of Death Omnibus repeated on
WBTU; Castrovalva, Part 4 repeated on WUSF; The Five Doctors repeated
on MPT; Resurrection of the Daleks, Part 1 (of 4) repeated on KRCB; and
Revelation of the Daleks, Parts 3 and 4 (of 4) both repeated on KBTC
1999 The Space Museum, Episode 3: The Search repeated on Space;
The Silurians Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus; and Resistance is Useless 
repeated on UKTV (Aus) 
2000 The Tomb of the Cybermen, Episode 3 repeated on Prime; Colony in 
Space, Episode 6 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Ark in Space, Parts 3 and 
4 both repeated on BBC America
 2001 Castrovalva, Part 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Warriors of the 
Deep, Part 4 repeated on BBC Prime
2002 Genesis of the Daleks, Part 5 repeated on BBC Kids (Can); and
Real Time, Episode 3 released online
2003 Spearhead from Space, Episodes 1 and 2 and The Androids of Tara 
Omnibus all repeated on UK Gold; and The Creature from the Pit, Parts 1
and 2 both repeated on  BBC Kids (Can)
2004 Carnival of Monsters, Episode 3 repeated on ABC
2005 Castrovalva, Part 4 repeated on ABC
2006 The Parting of the Ways repeated on BBC3 and Ztélé
2007 Rise of the Cybermen repeated on BBC3 and UK Gold; The Age of Steel 
repeated on UK Gold; and Doctor Who Confidential: Cybermen repeated on 
BBC3
2008 - Revenge of the Cybermen, Parts 2 and 3 both repeated on MTV3 SciFi
and TV4; Bad Wolf repeated on Syfy (Russia); School Reunion repeated on
OETA; Fear Her and Army of Ghosts both repeated on UK Gold; Evolution of 
the Daleks repeated on Jimmy; and The Lazarus Experiment and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Monsters Inc. both repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2009 - New Earth repeated and Doctor Who Confidential: New New Doctor 
first screened, both on Idaho PTV; Tooth and Claw repeated on Ozarks PTV;
Rise of the Cybermen and Doctor Who Confidential: Cybermen both repeated 
on MPTV; The Satan Pit and Love & Monsters both repeated on France 4;
 Smith and Jones repeated on WTTW 11; Daleks in Manhattan repeated on 
WTVP; Last of the Time Lords repeated on WXXI; and Midnight repeated on
Syfy (Ben)
2010 The Empty Child, The Doctor Dances, Boom Town and Bad Wolf all
repeated on AXN SciFi (Pol); The Idiot's Lantern repeated on Syfy (Russia);
The Satan Pit repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Poison Sky and Doctor Who Con-
fidential: Sontar-Ha! both first screened on WTTW 11; and The End of Time,
Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Syfy (Portugal)
2011 Robot, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Time and the Rani,
Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on MTV3 SciFi, TV2 and TV4; Boom Town, Planet 
of the Ood and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Send in the Clones all 
repeated on UKTV (Aus); Bad Wolf repeated on Watch; The Shakespeare 
CodeThe Hungry Earth and Cold Blood all repeated on BBC America; and
Eggheads: Doctor Who edition repeated on BBC2 and BBC HD
2012 Dragonfire, Parts 2 and 3 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Unquiet 
Dead and The Eleventh Hour both repeated on BBC America; The Girl in the 
Fireplace repeated on UKTV (Aus); Smith and Jones and The Shakespeare Code 
both repeated on Watch; and Day of the Moon and Doctor Who Confidential 
Cutdown: Breaking the Silence both repeated on ABC2
2013 Tooth and Claw repeated on France 4; Daleks in Manhattan repeated 
on ABC2; Human Nature repeated on RAI4; The Fires of PompeiiPlanet of the 
OodThe Sontaran Stratagem and The Poison Sky all repeated on Watch; Silence 
in the Library repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; The Impossible Astronaut repeated on Syfy (Portugal); Day of the Moon repeated on BBC Nordic
 HD; The God Complex repeated on Syfy (Ben); The Wedding of River Song 
repeated on Syfy (Spain); The Power of Three repeated on BBC3; Doctor Who Confidential: War Games repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East; and Doctor Who Confidential: Arthurian Legend repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific
2014 - The Daleks, Episodes 1 to 4 repeated and The Keys of MarinusEpisode 
6 and The Sensorites, Episode 1: Strangers in Space both first screened, all on 
Retro TV; Father's Day repeated on UKTV (NZ); Evolution of the DaleksThe 
Lazarus Experiment and An Adventure in Space and Time all repeated on Space;
The Eleventh Hour repeated on RAI4; The Beast Below repeated on Syfy (Aus) 
and RAI4; Victory of the DaleksThe Time of AngelsFlesh and Stone and The Vampires of Venice all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Impossible Astronaut and
Day of the Moon both repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; The Rebel Flesh repeated on Jeem TV (Middle East); A Good Man Goes to War repeated on
Syfy (Portugal) and Syfy (Spain); Let's Kill Hitler repeated on Syfy (Portugal);
The God Complex repeated on Karusel; The Bells of Saint John and The Rings 
of Akhaten both repeated on UKTV (Aus); Hide repeated on BBC Entertainment
Latin America HD and CBeebies LA; The Time of the Doctor repeated on BBC3 
and ABC2; and Doctor Who Confidential: A Brush With Genius repeated on 
BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific
2015 The Ark in Space, Part 2 repeated on KRWG; Terminus, Parts 3 and
4, Enlightenment, Part 1 and Nightmare in Silver all repeated on Syfy (Aus);
The King's Demons Omnibus repeated on KBTC; The Shakespeare Code repeated
on Disney XD (US); The Family of Blood, Utopia, The Sound of Drums and Last 
of the Time Lords all repeated on Watch; Blink repeated on BBC America and Watch; Partners in Crime repeated on WILL; Turn Lefand The Stolen Earth both
 repeated on France 4; The Waters of Mars repeated on BBC America; The Beast Below repeated and Flesh and Stone first screened, both on FX (India); The Impossible Astronaut, The Curse of the Black Spot, The Doctor's Wife and The 
Rebel Flesh all repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; The Almost People repeated on BBC Nordic HD, BBC Polska HD, BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East; Hide repeated on Iowa PTV; The Caretaker repeated
on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; and Mummy on the Orient Express repeated 
on Space
2016 The Krotons, Episode 4 and The Silurians, Episode 1 both repeated 
on Retro TV; School Reunion repeated on The Zone; The Lazarus Experiment 
and 42 both repeated on BBC America; Last of thTime Lords, The Caretaker 
and Mummy on the Orient Express all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Lodger 
and Closing Time both repeated on Syfy (Latin America); The Curse of the 
Black Spot repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The Wedding of River Song repeated on Syfy (Brazil); Asylum of the Daleks repeated on Space; Cold War repeated on BBC Polska HD and Einsfestival; The Doctors Revisited: The 
Third Doctor and The Fourth Doctor both repeated on Watch; and The Women 
of Doctor Who repeated on ABC2
2017 - The Curse of Peladon, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on Retro TV; 
Pyramids of MarsPart 1 repeated on Jones! too; The Christmas Invasion
New Earth, Tooth and Claw, School ReunionThe Girl in the Fireplace and
World Enough and Time all repeated on BBC America; The Unicorn and the Wasp repeated on Syfy (Aus); Victory of the Daleks repeated on Syfy (Brazil);
The Girl Who Died repeated on Syfy (Latin America); Dark Water repeated on 
BBC First (Middle East); and Behind the Lens: The Day of the Doctor repeated
on BBC Polska HD

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Doctor Who On This Day #228


1964 - The Reign of Terror, Episode 2: Guests of Madame Guillotine first 
screened on BBC1
1969 The Abominable Snowmen, Episodes 5 and 6 both repeated on ABC
1971 - Fury from the Deep, Episode 1, The War Games, Episode 9, Spearhead 
from Space, Episodes 2 and 3 repeated and The Silurians, Episode 1 repeated 
and Episode 2 first screened, all on ABC
1973 The War Games, Episode 3 repeated on ABC
1978 - Planet of the Spiders, Part 5, The Ark in Space, Part 1 and Terror of 
the Zygons, Parts 2 and 3 all repeated on ABC
1979 - Robot, Parts 3 and 4 and The Sontaran Experiment, Part 2 all repeated
on ABC 
1980 - Planet of Evil, Part 3 repeated on WTTW 11
1981 - Underworld, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1982 - Horror of Fang Rock Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1983 - The Mutants, Episodes 3 to 6 all repeated on WTTW 11; Death to the 
Daleks, Parts 2 and 3 both repeated on ABC; The Visitation, Part 1 repeated
on BBC1; and Time Flight, Part 1 first screened on TV1 (NZ)
1984 - City of Death, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Five Doctors,
Part 2 (of 4) repeated on BBC1
1985 - Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Part 6 repeated on KQED Plus
1986 - Resurrection of the Daleks, Part 3 (of 4) and The Twin Dilemma 
Omnibus both repeated on AKQED Plus
1987 - Frontier in Space, Episode 6 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Robots 
of Death, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on ABC
1988 The Deadly Assassin, Part 1 repeated on Super Channel (UK); and
The King's Demons Omnibus repeated on WTTW 11
1989 The Face of Evil, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus
 1990 The Ambassadors of Death, Episode 1 repeated on KQED Plus; and 
The Creature from the Pit, Part 2 repeated on ABC
1991 Earthshock, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1992 - Planet of the Spiders, Part 5 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Stones
of Blood Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1993 Frontier in Space Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; and Planet of Evil,
Part 2 repeated on ABC
1994 Enlightenment, Part 1 repeated on UK Gold
1995 Death to the Daleks, Part 4 repeated on UK Gold
1996 The Space Museum, Episode 4: The Final Phase repeated on UKTV
(Aus)
1997 The Deadly Assassin, Part 1 repeated on UK Gold; and The Robots 
of Death, Part 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 The Rescue and The Romans Omnibuses both repeated on UK Gold;
The Dominators, Episode 5 repeated on Space; The Mind Robber, Episodes
 4 and 5 both repeated on NHPTV; The War Games, Episodes 4 and 5 both
repeated on Iowa PTV; The Robots of Death, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on
BBC Prime; Four to Doomsday Omnibus repeated on WUFT; and Survival 
Omnibus and Doctor Who TV Movie both repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999 The Space Museum, Episode 2: The Dimensions of Time repeated on
Space; The Daemons, Episodes 3 to 5 all repeated on KBTC; Frontier in Space, Episodes 5 and 6 both repeated on WCET; Revenge of the Cybermen, Part 1
repeated on Twin Cities PTV; Terror of the Zygons, Part 1 repeated on Lake-
shore PTV; The Masque of Mandragora, Parts 2 and 3 both repeated on MiND;
The Face of Evil, Part 4 repeated on MPBN; The Robots of Death Omnibus
repeated on KNME; Destiny of the Daleks Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; and Warriors of the Deep, Part 3 repeated on WUSF
2000 The Tomb of the Cybermen, Episode 2 repeated on Prime; Colony in 
Space, Episode 5 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Ark in Space, Parts 1 and
2 both repeated on BBC America
2001 Logopolis, Part 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2002 - Genesis of the DaleksPart 4 repeated on BBC Kids (Can); and 
Survival, Part 3 repeated on BBC Prime
2003 The Sontaran Experiment Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; and City 
of Death, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on BBC Kids (Can)
2004 Spearhead from Space, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on WCET;
Terror of the Autons, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on KBTC; The Time Warrior Omnibus repeated on MPT; The Leisure HiveParts 3 and 4 both 
repeated on Iowa PTV; Earthshock, Part 2 repeated on WILL; Time Flight 
Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; Enlightenment, Part 4 repeated on KUED;
and Terror of the Vervoids, Parts 11 and 12 both repeated on MiND
2005 Castrovalva, Part 3 repeated on ABC
2006 Father's Day first screened on DR1; and Bad Wolf repeated on BBC3
2007 School Reunion repeated on BBC3 and UK Gold; and The Girl in the Fireplace repeated on BBC3
2008 Revenge of the Cybermen, Parts 2 and 3 both first screened on MTV3 
SciFi and TV4; The Unquiet Dead repeated on UK Gold; The Christmas 
Invasion repeated on KQED Plus; and The Lazarus Experiment repeated on 
Syfy (US)
2009 School Reunion and The Girl in the Fireplace both repeated on Syfy
 (Russia); 42 repeated on OETA; The Family of Blood and Doctor Who Con-
fidential Cutdown: Bad Blood both repeated on UKTV (Aus); Blink and Doctor 
Who Confidential: Do You Remember the First Time? both repeated on WGVU
Doctor Who Confidential: Religion, Myths and Legends repeated on BBC3; and
Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD screened on Nine (Aus)
2010 - The Impossible PlanetEvolution of the Daleks and Doctor Who 
Confidential Cutdown: Making Manhattan all repeated on UKTV (Aus); The 
Sontaran Stratagem and Doctor Who Confidential: Send in the Clones both
repeated on WTTW 11; Silence in the Library and Doctor Who Confidential: 
Shadow Play both repeated on Houston PB; Turn Left first screened on WVPB; 
Journey's End first screened on WXXI; The Next Doctor repeated on Idaho 
PTV; and The Waters of Mars first screened on KERA
2011 - Time and the Rani, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on MTV3 SciFi, TV2
and TV4; The Doctor Dances repeated on UKTV (Aus); Boom Town repeated
on Watch; The End of Time, Part 2 repeated on WTTW Prime; and Let's Kill Hitler screened at the BFI, London
2012 Delta and the Bannermen, Part 3 and Dragonfire, Part 1 both repeated 
on Syfy (Aus); RoseThe End of the WorldThe Waters of Mars and A Christmas Carol all repeated on BBC America; The Army of Ghosts and Doomsday both 
repeated on Watch; and The Impossible Astronaut and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Coming to America both repeated on ABC2
2013 New Earth repeated on France 4; Gridlock repeated on ABC2; 42 
repeated on RAI4; The Unicorn and the Wasp repeated on BBC Entertainment
Latin America; A Christmas Carol repeated on Syfy (Portugal); The Almost People repeated on WTTW Prime and WTTW HD; The Girl Who Waited repeated
on Syfy (Ben); Closing Time repeated on Syfy (Spain); Doctor Who Confidential: Death in Venice repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; and Doctor Who Confidential: Take Two repeated on WTTW Prime
2014 The Keys of Marinus, Episodes 4 and 5 both repeated on Retro TV; 
The Daemons, Episodes 2 and 3 both repeated on Horror; Bad Wolf and The 
Parting of the Ways both repeated on UKTV (NZ); Smith and Jones repeated
on YLE TV2; Evolution of the Daleks repeated on Syfy (Aus); Forest of the 
Dead repeated on Watch; The Next Doctor repeated on RAI4; The Beast Below, 
Victory of the Daleks, The Time of Angels and Flesh and Stone all repeated on
Syfy (Aus); Amy's Choice repeated on TV3 (Spain); Vincent and the Doctor 
and Doctor Who Confidential: A Brush With Genius both repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The Impossible Astronaut and Doctor Who Con-
fidential: Extra Time both repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD;
The Almost People repeated on Syfy (Portugal) and Syfy (Aus); A Good Man 
Goes to War and Let's Kill Hitler both repeated on Syfy (Portugal); Night 
Terrors repeated on Syfy (Spain); The Girl Who Waited repeated on BBC Entertainment RSA and Karusel; The God Complex repeated on BBC Enter-
tainment Latin America HD and CBeebies LA; The Women of Doctor Who and
The Timey-Wimey of Doctor Who both repeated on BBC America; and Doctor 
Who: The Ultimate Guide repeated on BBC3
2015 The Chase, Episodes 3 and 4 and Planet of Evil Omnibus all repeated
on Retro TV; The Mind of Evil, Episodes 4 to 6 all repeated on UNC-MX;
Carnival of Monsters Omnibus repeated on Horror; The Girl in the Fireplace 
repeated on Disney XD (US); The Impossible Planet, The Satan Pit and Love 
Monsters all repeated on UKTV (Aus); Midnight repeated on France 4; 
Victory of the Daleks repeated and The Time of Angels first screened, both on
FX (India); Day of the Moon repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD;
The Doctor's Wife repeated on UKTV (NZ); The Rebel Flesh and The Almost People both repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East;
A Good Man Goes to WarLet's Kill HitlerNight TerrorsThe God Complex and
The Girl Who Waited all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Power of Three repeated
on Jeem TV (Middle East); and Time Heist repeated on Karusel
2016 - Terror of the Autons Omnibus repeated on WETA-UK; Tooth and Claw
 repeated on The Zone; Daleks in Manhattan and Evolution of the Daleks both
repeated on BBC America; The Sound of Drums and Time Heist both repeated
on Syfy (Aus); Cold Blood and The God Complex both repeated on Syfy (Latin America); Day of the Moon repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The 
Rings of Akhaten repeated on BBC Polska HD; The Husbands of River Song 
repeated on Space; The Doctors Revisited: The Ninth Doctor repeated on Watch; and The Science of Doctor Who (2012) repeated on ABC2
2017 - The Daemons, Episodes 4 and 5 both repeated on Retro TV; The Ark
 in Space, Part 4 repeated on Jones! too; Planet of the OodThe Sontaran 
Stratagem and The Poison Sky all repeated on One ARD; The Doctor's Daughter repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Beast Below repeated on Syfy (Brazil); In the 
Forest of the Night repeated on BBC First (Middle East); and Oxygen, Extremis, 
The Pyramid at the End of the World, The Lie of the LandEmpress of Mars and 
The Eaters of Light all repeateon BBC America

The Ripper and the Whoniverse, Part 1 [Revised]

The TARDIS is drawn to London 1888, where the Doctor and Ace discover a dark secret from Gallifrey's past, and the name of their unseen opponent.
It is Jack the Ripper.

This revised series of posts examines 
how the Ripper canon has been depicted in Doctor Who media since that initial 
mention of 'Jolly Jack' in The Talons of 
Weng-Chiang in 1977, with particular 
emphasis on the novel, Matrix then the
Ripper's Curse comic-book.
Written by Robert Perry and Mike Tucker, 
Matrix (from BBC Books, 1998) features 
the return of the Valeyard, and offers yet another contribution, albeit fictional, to 
the pseudo-science that is Ripperology.




Firstly, some context. Interest in the Whitechapel Murders was renewed by the film From Hell (2001), and the case was re-assessed by the Discovery Channel’s interactive Trial of 
Jack the Ripper (2002), were James Maybrick – revealed as a suspect in 1992 – was found guilty by the audience/jury. 
Many theories and suspects have since been advanced in dozens of books. Famous crime
 writer Patricia Cornwell (see Portrait of a Killer and BBC1′s Omnibus: Stalking the Ripper
both 2002), named noted Victorian artist Walter Sickert (first postulated by Stephen Knight
 in 1976, then by Jean Overton Fuller in 1990) as the Ripper, after spending millions of
dollars on research. She restated her case in Chasing the Ripper (2014) and Ripper: The 
Secret Life of Walter Sickert (2017).
Two more suspects were revealed in 2005 - The 21st Century Investigation (by Trevor
Marriott) provided seaman Carl Feigenbaum, whilst Uncle Jack (Tony Williams and
Humphrey Price) cited surgeon Sir John Williams. Three years later, Marriott presented
further findings that the Ripper had claimed two more victims in Central London, as early
as 1863. 
In 2010, co-authors David Monaghan and Nigel Cawthorne reasoned in Secret Confession 
that a Victorian pornographer, known only as Walter, was the Ripper. 
A year later, Ripperologist Robert House supported a contemporaneous suspect, Aaron
Kosminski in The Case for Scotland Yard’s Prime Suspect, whilst Tom Slemen speculated 
that Jack was in fact a spy, in British Intelligence Agent.
In 2013, twenty-one years after the notorious Ripper ‘diary’ surfaced in Liverpool, the
killer’s latest ‘memoirs’ also purported to provide his true identity (see The Autobiography 
by James Carnac). Uruguayan mathematician, Eduardo Cuitino also identified Dr. Stephen Appleford (1852-1940) as his suspect.
The 'Jill the Ripper' theory - favoured by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and first suggested by
 Inspector Abberline himself - is expanded again in yet another book, The Hands of a Woman (John Morris, 2013). Here, the latest candidate, Lizzie Williams, is actually the 
wife of another suspect (see Uncle Jack above).
By 2014, Russell Edwards sought to utilise the latest (but ultimately flawed) DNA
techniques to link (fourth victim) Catherine Eddowes' supposed shawl with Kosminski (see Naming Jack the Ripper).
Channel 5 documentary The Missing Evidence (18/11/2014) explored Christier Holmgren's
 choice of suspect, Charles Allen Lechmere, also known as Charles Cross (a witness in the
Mary Ann Nichols murder).
2015 saw the publication of Bruce Robinson's controversial tome, They All Love Jack: 
Busting the Ripper.  James Maybrick's brother Michael was now advanced as the Ripper,
and Freemasonry had again protected the killer. 
Later that year, Randy Williams presented not one killer, but a team of three politically 
motivated assassins - Louis Deimschutz, Isaac Kozebrodski and Samuel Friedman.
The story of a new Stateside investigation began last month on the History channel -
American Ripper detailed Jeff Mudgett's quest to prove that his descendant and
renowned serial killer H H Holmes (1861-1896), was also active in Whitechapel.

The first series of ITV1′s excellent Whitechapel (2009) even dramatised the murders of 
a modern-day Ripper copycat. The aftermath of the "Autumn of Terror" is also explored
in the BBC drama, Ripper Street, and in the Murder Squad series of novels from Alex
Grecian (both 2012 to present).
Finally, other recent TV documentaries on the subject include Killer Revealed (Discovery, 11/10/2009), Tabloid Killer (24/6/2010), The Definitive Story (11 & 20/1/2011) – both for Channel Five – Marriott's The German Suspect on National Geographic (April 2012), and 
Prime Suspect (Discovery, 2013).*
Matrix establishes that the infamous murders of 1888 resulted in a bloody revolution (as
was feared by the establishment at the time) that caused an alternate timeline, where, by
1966, London is under US-controlled quarantine. The city is beseiged by the walking dead
and street-gangs who worship Jack. Here the Doctor and Ace encounter a local couple. Ian
and Barbara, who never met Susan Foreman at Coal Hill School. They and the visiting
American President, John F Kennedy, are killed by zombies, and the Doctor determines
to put recorded history back on track.

TO BE CONTINUED

* See also Timewatch: Shadow of the Ripper (BBC2, 7/9/1988) and
A Very British Murder: Detection Most Ingenious (BBC4, 30/9/2013)

Monday, 14 August 2017

Doctor Who On This Day #227


1969 The Abominable Snowmen, Episode 4 repeated on ABC
1970 The Macra Terror, Episodes 2 and 4 and The Evil of the Daleks
Episode 7 repeated and The Tomb of the Cybermen, Episode 2 first screened, 
all on TV1 (NZ); and The Invasion, Episodes 3, 5 and 6 repeated and Episode 
7 first screened, all on ABC
1973 The War Games, Episode 2 repeated on ABC
1977 Death to the Daleks, Part 2, The Monster of Peladon, Parts 2 and 3
and Genesis of the Daleks, Part 5 all repeated on ABC
1978 - Planet of the Spiders, Part 4, The Sontaran Experiment, Part 2 and 
Terror of the Zygons, Parts 1 and 2 all repeated on ABC
1979 - Robot, Parts 2 and 3 and The Sontaran Experiment, Part 1 all repeated
on ABC
1980 -  Planet of Evil, Part 2 repeated on WTTW 11; and Destiny of the Daleks,
Parts 2 and 4 both repeated on ABC
1981 - Underworld, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1982 - Genesis of the Daleks, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1983 - Castrovalva Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1984 - Destiny of the Daleks, Part 4 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Five 
Doctors, Part 1 (of 4) repeated on BBC1
1985 - Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Part 5 repeated on KQED Plus
1986 - The Green Death, Episode 1 repeated on ABC; and Resurrection of
the Daleks, Part 2 (of 4) repeated on KQED Plus
1987 - Frontier in Space, Episode 5 repeated on KQED Plus
1988 The Web Planet Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1989 The Time Warrior Omnibus repeated on WTTW 11
1990 The Silurians, Episode 7 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Creature 
from the Pit, Part 1 repeated on ABC 
1991 - The Seeds of Doom, Part 2 repeated on TV de Galicia; and Earthshock,
Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1992 - Planet of the Spiders, Part 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1993 Time and the Rani Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1994 Castrovalva Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1995 Death to the Daleks, Part 3 repeated on UK Gold; and The Visitation 
and Black Orchid Omnibuses repeated on KQED Plus
1996 The Space Museum, Episode 3: The Search repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1997 The Hand of Fear, Part 4 repeated on UK Gold; and The Face of Evil
Part 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 - The Dominators, Episode 5 repeated on Space; and Doctor Who TV 
Movie (Part 3 of 3) repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999 - The Space MuseumEpisode 1 repeated on Space; The Time Monster,
Episode 6 and The Three Doctors, Episode 1 both repeated on Iowa PTV; The 
Monster of Peladon Omnibus repeated on MPT; Genesis of the Daleks, Part 6
repeated on BBC Choice; Terror of the Zygons, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on
BBC America; The Masque of Mandragora, Part 1 repeated and Parts 2 to 4 first screened, all on Prairie PTV; The Power of Kroll, Part 2 repeated on BBC Prime; and Time and the Rani Omnibus and Doctor Who TV Movie both repeated on
UKTV (Aus)
2000 The Tomb of the Cybermen, Episode 1 repeated on Prime; Colony in 
Space, Episode 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Vengeance on Varos, Parts 1
and 2 both repeated on KQED Plus
2001 Logopolis, Part 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2002 - Genesis of the DaleksPart 3 repeated on BBC Kids (Can); and 
SurvivalPart 2 repeated on BBC Prime
2003 The Ark in Space, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on UK Gold; and City 
of Death, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC Kids (Can)
2004 Earthshock Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
2005 The Claws of Axos Omnibus repeated on MPT; The Caves of Androzani
Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Iowa PTV; Paradise Towers Omnibus repeated
on UK Gold; and World War Three repeated on BBC3
2006 Boom Town repeated on BBC3
2007 The Long Game repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Parting of the Ways 
and New Earth both repeated on UK Gold; and Tooth and Claw and Doctor 
Who Confidential: Fear Factor both repeated on BBC3
2008 The Ark in Space, Part 4 and Revenge of the Cybermen, Part 1 both 
first screened on MTV3 SciFi and TV4; Rose repeated on UK Gold; World War 
Three repeated on Syfy (FRG); and Dalek and Doctor Who Confidential: The 
Daleks both repeated on BBC3
2009 New Earth repeated on WVPB; The Satan Pit repeated on BBC3 and
France 4; Love & Monsters repeated on France 4; Blink and Doctor Who Con-
fidential: Do You Remember the First Time? both repeated on WGVU; The 
Sontaran Stratagem repeated on Syfy (US); and Doctor Who Confidential: 
Religion, Myths and Legends both repeated on BBC3
2010 Daleks in Manhattan and Doctor Who Confidential: A New York Story
both repeated on WGVU; 42 and The Human Nature both repeated on AXN SciFi (Pol); and The End of Time, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC HD
2011 MindwarpTerror of the Vervoids and The Ultimate Foe Omnibuses 
all repeated on MTV3 SciFi, TV2 and TV4; The End of Time, Part 1 repeated
on WTTW Prime; Amy's Choice repeated on Idaho PTV; The Pandorica Opens
repeated on MPTV; The Best of the Doctor first screened on BBC America; and
Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: The End of an Era repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2012 Delta and the Bannermen, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Syfy (Aus);
Tooth and Claw and School Reunion both repeated on UKTV (Aus); Love & MonstersFear Her and Amy's Choice all repeated on Watch; The Next Doctor 
and The Big Bang both repeated on BBC America; A Christmas Carol repeated
on ABC2; and Asylum of the Daleks first screened at the BFI Southbank
2013 The Christmas Invasion repeated on France 4; The Shakespeare Code 
repeated on ABC2; The Lazarus Experiment repeated on RAI4; The Doctor's DaughterThe Doctor's Wife and The Curse of the Black Spot all repeated on
BBC Entertainment Latin America; The Big Bang repeated on Syfy (Portugal);
Night Terrors repeated on Syfy (Ben); The God Complex repeated on Syfy
(Spain); and Doctor Who Confidential: Take Two repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2014 The Keys of Marinus, Episodes 2 and 3 both first screened on Retro
TV; The Mind Robber, Episode 5 and The Daemons, Episode 1 both repeated
on Horror; Horror of Fang Rock, Part 2 and Daleks in Manhattan both repeated
on Syfy (Aus); The Runaway Bride repeated on YLE TV2; Silence in the Library
repeated on Watch; Flesh and Stone and The Vampires of Venice both repeated
on TV3 (Spain); Cold Blood and Doctor Who Confidential: What Goes on Tour
both repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; A Good Man Goes to War 
repeated on Syfy (Portugal); Let's Kill Hitler repeated on Syfy (Spain); Night Terrors repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD, BBC Entertainment
RSA, CBeebies LA and Karusel; The Bells of Saint John repeated on BBC 
Entertainment LA and CBeebies LA; Deep Breath screened at the Ziegfeld 
Theater, New York for the American leg of the Doctor Who World TourThe 
Timey-Wimey of Doctor Who and The Destinations of Doctor Who both
repeated on BBC America; and Doctor Who Confidential: Brush With Genius repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD
2015 The Chase, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on Retro TV; The Mind 
of Evil, Episodes 1 to 3 all repeated on UNC-MX; The Hand of Fear Omnibus
repeated on KPTS; City of DeathParts 1 and 2 both repeated on Horror; 
School Reunion repeated on Disney XD (US); Daleks in Manhattan and
Evolution of the Daleks both repeated on BBC America; The Sound of Drums 
repeated on Watch; Victory of the Daleks first screened on FX (India); The 
LodgerA Good Man Goes to WarLet's Kill HitlerNight Terrors and The Girl 
Who Waited all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Impossible Astronaut repeated
on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; The Curse of the Black Spot and The 
Doctor's Wife both repeated on UKTV (NZ); The Rings of Akhaten repeated on
 TV Cultura; The Crimson Horror repeated on ABC2; Deep Breath repeated on
Prime; and The Caretaker repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific
2016 The Mind of Evil, Episodes 1 to 3 all repeated on MPTV; Colony in SpaceEpisodes 5 and 6 both repeated on WVPB; The Curse of Peladon
Episodes 3 and 4 and The Sea Devils, Episodes 1 and 2 all repeated on Retro 
TV; Robot, Part 1 repeated on KRWG; Genesis of the DaleksParts 4 to 6 all repeated on WXXI and Omnibus repeated on WILL and Iowa PTV; The 
Seeds of Doom Omnibus repeated on KERA; The Robots of Death Omnibus repeated on WFWA; Horror of Fang Rock Omnibus repeated on WYCC and 
WSRE; The Invisible EnemyPart 2 repeated on KPTS; Nightmare of Eden 
Omnibus repeated on Idaho PTV; Ghost Light, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on KBTC; The Satan Pit repeated on KNCT; Voyage of the Damned repeated 
on EBRU; Planet of the Dead repeated on KCPT; Closing TimeThe Wedding 
of River Song and The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe all repeated on 
Syfy (Brazil); Cold War repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe; The Name of the DoctorDeep Breath and Into the Dalek all repeated on Watch; The Day 
of the Doctor, The Time of the Doctor, Last Christmas and The Husbands of
River Song  repeated on BBC America; Listen and Kill the Moon both repeated
on Syfy (Aus); and Under the LakeThe Zygon Invasion and ThZygon 
Inversion all repeated on BBC First (Ben)
2017 - The Daemons, Episodes 2 and 3 both repeated on Retro TV; The Ark in 
Space, Part 3 repeated on Jones! too; Mindwarp Omnibus repeated on WETA-
UK; The Poison Sky repeated on Syfy (Aus); Flatline repeated on BBC First (Middle East); Before the Flood repeated on Syfy (LA); and Sleep No More, 
Face the Raven, The Pilot, Smile, Thin Ice and Knock Knock all repeateon 
BBC America