Bob Marlowe

Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,924
Helpful votes received on reviews: 73% (1,062 of 1,450)
Location: UK
In My Own Words:
I was born in 1965 and work in the Civil Service, scribbling most reviews quickly in my lunch hour (that's why the spelling's hit and miss) and am as you will have guessed a big Doctor Who fan especially sir Tom Baker!
I am married and we have a cat who seems to hate all other cats pathologically.
No decent claims to fame, the best I can do is I did write a Sci Fi radio play which was produced w… Read more

Writing, Doctor Who, Family Guy, History Detective Fiction esp: Ray mond Chandler keeping fit (stop laughing those who know me personally!), drawing and sculpting.

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,924 - Total Helpful Votes: 1062 of 1450
You're Him, Aren't You?: An Autobiography (Blakes &hellip by Paul Darrow
5.0 out of 5 stars "Avon Speaks", 22 Aug 2014
Have you ever been fortunate enough to have met Paul Darrow at a convention? If you have then you'll recognise the easy conversational style of this book and if not you can awlays pretend he's regaling you with stories as you take the train to work. There are plenty of asides just as though he's talking to you e.g. ""All good things must come to an end. (I hate that phrase, don't you?)"

Paul is obviously very aware he will always be Avon from Blake's 7 and is grateful for the kind of immortality this gives him. He jokes about his future newspaper obituary may be "Avon won't be calling anymore". His life's story is mostly told chronologically and peppered with… Read more
Primeval Series 5 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Ciarán McMenamin
Primeval Series 5 [DVD] DVD ~ Ciarán McMenamin
3.0 out of 5 stars "The Final End?", 15 Aug 2014
Similar to the end of the original run of classic Dr Who this ends on a story never really intended to be the end. The team in the final scenes are clearly heading off for new adventures with a cryptic hint of what series 6 might have had in store, had they been able to go to another year at that time. As it stands though, barring a possible feature film and spinoff New World (haven't seen it), that about wraps it up for Primeval.
Series 4 & 5 are much of a piece & stand as the most consistent 2 series made of the show. They look as if they were shot back to back and there are story arcs (no that really is not intended as a pun) which run across both notably the fate of Victorian… Read more
Primeval - Series 4 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Hannah Spearritt
Primeval - Series 4 [DVD] DVD ~ Hannah Spearritt
4.0 out of 5 stars "The Return", 23 July 2014
This was a welcome return for a show that appeared to have had an untimely finish at the end of series 3. Abby, Connor and Danny were stuck on the wrong end of anomalies then but now a chance discovery spells a way back for Connor & Abby after a year in the cretaceous era. They find big changes at the ARC.

Now the subject of a private/public sector partnership Lester seems in charge in name only due to the presence of millionaire scientist Philip Burton. Ben Miller makes the powerless Lester work as he undermines Philip contradicting his wishes or pressuring him to back down. A nice touch is that while he never shows it to their faces he does worry over the fate of those trapped… Read more