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Griffin GB35694 Survivor Military Duty Case with Belt Clip for iPod Touch 5
Griffin GB35694 Survivor Military Duty Case with Belt Clip for iPod Touch 5
Offered by eoutlet-uk
Price: £18.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the ultimate in iPod protection, the Survivor series ..., 27 Jan. 2015
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Possibly the ultimate in iPod protection,the Survivor series is thick and chunky all around, with a transparent protective screen that allows you to use your device perfectly, even as it's protected.


Jeans Denim Brass Loose 20 Waist Buttons High Quality Press / Hammer on Easy to Fix Buttons
Jeans Denim Brass Loose 20 Waist Buttons High Quality Press / Hammer on Easy to Fix Buttons
Offered by Truefaceuk
Price: £2.04

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Generous Number of Buttons for the Price, 16 Jan. 2015
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These do the job but one thing to be aware of is that there's a certain failure rate.They're easy enough to hammer on but,inevitably,a few in the packet will split and break when being put on,if you don't do it exactly right. Fortunately,they give you a very generous number of buttons for your money which more than compensates for this.


High Quality Trouser Braces / Suspender available in many different Design with real Leather Patten/ Strap - Made in Germany (Light Grey)
High Quality Trouser Braces / Suspender available in many different Design with real Leather Patten/ Strap - Made in Germany (Light Grey)
Offered by XEIRA
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars These are well made and good quality. and easy to adjust, 16 Jan. 2015
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These are well made and good quality.and easy to adjust.My trousers haven't fallen down yet,anyway.

I bought these for their Captain Jack Harkness type and,for those purposes, they're excellent - just the right shade of grey,and width,for Captain Jack's retro military look.


Sherlock Wool Scarf Navy Blue - Embroidered with Graffiti Smiley and 221B - Official Scarf by LOVARZI
Sherlock Wool Scarf Navy Blue - Embroidered with Graffiti Smiley and 221B - Official Scarf by LOVARZI
Offered by BALLABEG100
Price: £13.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Warm and Cozy as a Fire in the Grate at 221B, 16 Jan. 2015
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This is a lovely, soft, comfortable scarf in the 'style' of the type Sherlock regularly wears but not,as far as I can see, an exact replica of any of them. The smiley face and 221B are nice discreet touches but,to be honest,I might have bought the grey/black "Reichenbach" scarf instead if I'd known it was coming out (it was announced while this black one was in transit to me!)


Sherlock - Series 3 [Blu-ray]
Sherlock - Series 3 [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
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Price: £7.70

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Evolution of a Detective, 3 Jun. 2014
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Part of what was brilliant about the first season of Sherlock was that it brought to life that version of Holmes rarely seen on screen -- the brittle, downright unpleasant young man of Conan Doyle's earliest stories. The one who's actually pretty unkind to his new friend John Watson yet feels a need to have him around that, perhaps, even his genius can't quite work out.

But just as Conan Doyle felt the need to evolve his hero into the... well, not *cuddly* -- never *cuddly*... but slightly more good humoured, genuine and devoted best friend to Dr. Watson, so have the writers of Sherlock needed to move the character and situation on.

Some have been critical of S3 for not featuring more cold, clinical detective work. but this season, it seems to me, is the bridge to Sherlock's new world. If the first seasons were about Watson learning to live in Sherlock's world, then this is about Sherlock learning to live in John's. These three stories feature probably the greatest emotional upheavals of Sherlock's life so it's right that that be the focus. There'll be time for Cases of the Week next time out, now this New World Order has been established.


Bon Bon Buddies Dr Who Chocolate Bar 100 g (Pack of 6)
Bon Bon Buddies Dr Who Chocolate Bar 100 g (Pack of 6)

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Chocolate. Doctor Who. What's not to love?, 3 Jun. 2014
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Not, strictly speaking, the finest chocolate the world has to offer but tasty enough and certainly not the inedible brown... stuff you might be afraid of (and which blights Advent calendars across the land). Plus the thrill of the Doctor Who packaging itself guarantees a smile on many a young (and older) face.


Doctor Who: Ghosts of N-Space. Starring Jon Pertwee (BBC Radio Collection)
Doctor Who: Ghosts of N-Space. Starring Jon Pertwee (BBC Radio Collection)
by Barry Letts
Edition: Audio CD

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars "Yes, Sarah Jane, I'll just sit down at this desk and type out this review with my fingers on this keyboard.", 3 Jun. 2014
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This seems to be taken up with endless scenes of one character either describing in detail what another is doing like some sort of demented John Motson ("oh, Maximilian's knocked the Doctor to the ground! Now he's getting up...") or else talking to themselves about what they're doing. Worst, probably, is where they're obliged by the script to mutter under their breath their thoughts about the person next to them, while the other characters gamely plays deaf. The decision to have some characters switch accents as the story progresses is also a bit odd (especially as a couple of Americans revealed to be really Italian signify this change by... adopting English accents). I followed it though but I imagine it caused problems for many.

The rather empty positive to this, is that at least it's not marring an otherwise good story or plot. Straight from the off, we're basically on a six part, three hour, trek through the fundamentals of the Buddhist conception of the afterlife (or, rather, the Buddhist interim stage where souls are purged of their negative emotions and regrets, through suffering, before being reborn to the world to try again). Delivered more subtly, this might have worked, but it really is laid on incredibly thickly.

The supernatural has always been a troublesome story topic for DW anyway. It works well when allowed to effectively be a supernatural menace with some pseudoscientific rationale thrown out and then, effectively, ignored (as with the 'alien' werewolf in Tooth and Claw) and best of all when the Doctor basically hangs a lampshade on it (such as Girl in the Fireplace and his admission his scientific explanation is simply his avoiding having to call it a 'magic door'). But N-Space falls into the same irritating stance as The Daemons, where the Doctor routinely tuts and chides people for believing in Hell, or demons, then goes on to describe what is, in every possible way, the exact same thing.

There's some attempt at innovation, structurally, but it doesn't really come off. In a stroke on Proto Timey Wimeism, Sarah Jane finds a book that describes, pretty much exactly, the next three episodes' worth of adventures for the Doctor. Then the Doctor goes back in time and spends three episodes acting them out, just as described. This is... not terribly exciting or dramatic.

On the plus side, the older Pertwee continues on from Paradise of Death is being a kinder, gentler, more lovable figure and the greatest shame is that he didn't get more of a chance to bring this vision, so to speak, of his Doctor to more, and better, stories. Traditionally, I really strongly dislike the Third Doctor as a character so it means a lot when I say I'd have loved more from Pertwee after this. And, again, the version of the Brigadier appearing here is a no-nonsense, unflappable man of action; courageous, smart and adept at dealing with the most bizarre situations with a no nonsense attitude. He's great. It's a shame it's spoiled by him spending quite so much of his gun battles against gigantic interdimensional fiends and ghostly monks talking to himself to describe what he's shooting at. Oddly, Jeremy is one of the best things in the play. He still seems faintly pointless (you could excise him from the script entirely and it wouldn't change a thing) but he's had a natural evolution from a coward to an unhappy coward - one of those characters who is self-aware and hates their own limitations. It would have been interesting to see where Letts would have brought him next had this strand of plays continued. I suspect his character arc would have been as a kind of posh twit version of Mickey -- inspired to greater heroism by the Doctor and Sarah's examples.


Doctor Who: The Paradise of Death. Starring Jon Pertwee (BBC Radio Collection)
Doctor Who: The Paradise of Death. Starring Jon Pertwee (BBC Radio Collection)
by Barry Letts
Edition: Audio CD

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Pleseant Surprise, 3 Jun. 2014
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The main thing I take away from this is that it's not nearly so bad as its reputation suggests.

Pertwee is certainly of my least favourite Doctors and part of the frustration is that he's so often presenting a terrible version of the Doctor in an otherwise finely crafted story. Here, whether mellowed by age, or having his scripts in front of him, or simply because you can't see his often hideously aggressive body language towards his companions, Doctor #3 is a far friendlier, relaxed variation on the character. So much of the rest of story up to the usual early 70s level, it makes this better than most of his TV stories. He's a little overly superpowered, as sometimes happened in the Pertwee era... at one point he uses "bone relaxation" to survive falling hundreds of feet off a gantry.

Lis Sladen perfectly embodies Sarah Jane Smith as always and her performance is cast over with the sad foreknowledge she only features in a handful of Doctor Who audios; meanwhile Nicholas Courtney's Brigadier really shines. This is a real return to form for the Brig, as time went by he verged terribly close to being played for laughs but here he's reset to basics, where his defining characteristic is his unflappable acceptance of whatever mad weirdness confronts him, rather than a moronically obtuse denial of it. This is a Brig perfectly at home slashing his way through an alien jungle on a far flung planet, and who, confronted by a T-Rex style alien animal, simply coolly begins pondering his list of the best ways to kill it.

More than that, almost uniquely cast adrift from the rest of the UNIT, the Brig's personal guts and spirit really shine. Rather than standing around shouting orders, here he gets into a dog fight with alien fighter planes while riding his own giant bat and leads a rag tag bunch of dissidents in a commando raid.

The guest cast are largely brilliant, too. Harold Innocent, Peter Miles and Maurice Denham as, respectively, a sociopathic CEO, a sadistic 'head of entertainments' and a doddering President must be among some of the strongest actors you could hope to assemble for a project like this. Meanwhile, the concept itself is a very strong one in line with what you'd expect of Letts- a malignant corporation leapfrogging from world to world in a galactic ponzi scheme, with the resources and wealth of planets depending on siphoning out those of worlds down the line, until it collapses in on itself to cause war and genocide.

All that said, the play is far from perfect. It's greatest problem may be that it's either too long or too short but certainly exactly the wrong length. It would have made a tight, exciting four parter. Or an extra part would have left room, perhaps, for an additional subplot to keep the story rolling over.

As it is, all the pieces are set up by the end of Part Three, ready for what would be a blistering Part Four... but instead the five episode length means the last two episodes are full of treading water. The worst thing about this is how it undercuts otherwise successful elements. When, midway through Part Five, we stop for ten minutes of the Doctor virtually leading his companions through a Powerpoint presentation on the evils of globalization for instance. The villains become increasingly difficult to take seriously and the prose becomes purpler and purpler. It's impossible to listen to the scene of Innocent of describing his lunch in detail - almost orgasmically expounding on his souffle "quivering in anticipation of ravishment" - and not suspect something's gone off the rails.

Some of the plot doesn't quite hang together either. There's a global conspiracy hinting at senior politicians being under some form of mind control but this is forgotten about and never resolved (similarly, the invasion of Earth is set up and then forgotten about). And, most boggling, we're given a totalitarian state where the secret police plant bugs in peoples' brains to spy on them. Yet a plot point later hinges on them not having such a thing as a register of vehicle licence plates and their owners...

The last major problem with the story is Jeremy Fitzoliver. Unlike most, I didn't find him that annoying as a character. He's clearly a Harry Sullivan substitute played just a little too Wodehousian to work quite perfectly. He is, however, utterly pointless. There's perhaps one scene where he gives Sarah Jane someone to exposition to when nobody else is present but that's it. Save for one point where he gets his foot stuck in a tree root for a couple of moments Jeremy doesn't even perform this function of 'getting-into-trouble-and-needing-rescuing'. He doesn't do anything. He's just kind of THERE. But in being there, he sucks time and dialogue away from Sarah Jane and this reinvigorated version of the Brig. And that's unforgivable.


Doctor Who Yearbook 1994
Doctor Who Yearbook 1994
by Terrance Dicks
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars The History of the Future, 13 Aug. 2013
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This is worth most as a historical document these days. It features text by (then)young up and comers like Gareth Roberts and "Marc Gatiss" (such a fresh face they don't even spell his name right) and art by future Walking Dead superstar Charlie Adlard.


Doctor Who Scarf - Official BBC Doctor Who Scarf - Fourth Doctor Scarf Full Size by Lovarzi
Doctor Who Scarf - Official BBC Doctor Who Scarf - Fourth Doctor Scarf Full Size by Lovarzi
Offered by LOVARZI
Price: £49.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!, 8 Oct. 2012
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This is a seriously brilliant product at an excellent price.

Far more accurate than any mass produced item could be expected to be (some of the colours are a fraction of a shade off, but no more, and dead on considering we're talking about matching against a 40 year old pattern here) and even more accurate than many (though not all) of the fan-made efforts, it's also at a much lower price point than a custom made fan-scarf could ever really hope to be.

It's also *wonderfully* cozy and a great winter scarf. Tom Baker's scarf got more outlandish over time but this is based on the 12' long original from Season 12 - worn with a triple loop (rather than the single loop Baker used) it's actually practical for everyday cold weather use: incredibly snug while fitting, waist length, under an ordinary coat or jacket.

And Lovarzi's customer service has been second to none: when I proudly shared photos with online friends, Lovarzi themselves noted a small flaw in my scarf that I hadn't even been going to bother them with, and sent me out a second, stitch perfect, scarf straight away. Now THAT'S quality service!
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