The Importance of Bill’s Sexuality

I was nine years old when I started watching Doctor Who. I had yet to discover my sexual identity and all I knew was that I had a huge crush on Rose Tyler. Of course, this was 2006 and representation for gay women was pretty minimal. Heterosexual relationships took over the majority of television so…

Smith and Jones, Ten years on

Ten years ago today, Martha Jones joined the TARDIS. We review her introduction to the show to celebrate 10 years of our second favourite Doctor… ‘Dooooweeeeooooooooooooo!’ The titles roll, a new name shining from the vortex: ‘Freema Agyeman’. 10 years ago, this was a massive deal. The character of Martha Jones was the first ethnic…

The legacy of ‘Rose’

  12 years ago today, Doctor Who exploded back onto our TV screens with a new Doctor, a new companion and a new lease of life. Its new contemporary setting, diverse characters and genius writing drew in thousands of new fans for the long running series. This is where some of us at The Time…

from the rose to the river

‘run’ said the mad man, grabbing hold of her hand. and she did, the earth turned she began to feel it. ‘you take a stand’ said the blonde girl, the one with the wolf on her breath. thoughts of chips and alien suns, collide like meteors behind her eyes. ‘this is me getting out’ said…