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50 years of Who: 2008

2008

TV
Partners in Crime
The Fires of Pompeii
Planet of the Ood
The Sontaran Stratagem
The Poison Sky
The Doctor's Daughter
The Unicorn and the Wasp
Silence in the Library
Forest of the Dead
Midnight
Turn Left
The Stolen Earth
Journey's End
Music of the Spheres
The Next Doctor
Torchwood: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Torchwood: Sleeper
Torchwood: To the Last Man
Torchwood: Meat
Torchwood: Adam
Torchwood: Reset
Torchwood: Dead Man Walking
Torchwood: A Day in the Death
Torchwood: Something Borrowed
Torchwood: From Out of the Rain
Torchwood: Adrift
Torchwood: Fragments
Torchwood: Exit Wounds
Sarah Jane: The Last Sontaran
Sarah Jane: The Day of the Clown
Sarah Jane: Secrets of the Stars
Sarah Jane: The Mark of the Berserker
Sarah Jane: The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith
Sarah Jane: Enemy of the Bane

Books and original audiobooks
Doctor Who Storybook 2009 (10)
Doctor Who The Official Annual 2009 (10)
Martha in the Mirror (10)
Snowglobe 7 (10)
The Many Hands (10)
Ghosts of India (10)
The Doctor Trap (10)
Shining Darkness (10)
The Story of Martha (10)
Beautiful Chaos (10)
The Eyeless (10)
Pest Control (10)
The Forever Trap (10)
Revenge of the Judoon (10)
Decide Your Destiny: Lost Luggage (10)
Decide Your Destiny: Second Skin (10)
Decide Your Destiny: The Dragon King (10)
Decide Your Destiny: The Horror of Howling Hill (10)
Short Trips: Defining Patterns
Short Trips: The Quality of Leadership
Short Trips: Transmissions
Short Trips: How The Doctor Changed My Life
Short Trips: Christmas Around the World
Torchwood Yearbook 2009
Something in the Water  (Torchwood)
Trace Memory  (Torchwood)
The Twilight Streets  (Torchwood)
Pack Animals  (Torchwood)
SkyPoint  (Torchwood)
Almost Perfect  (Torchwood)
Hidden (Torchwood)
Everyone Says Hello (Torchwood)
Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? (Sarah Jane)
The Lost Boy (Sarah Jane)
The Last Sontaran (Sarah Jane)
The Day of the Clown (Sarah Jane)
The Time Capsule (Sarah Jane)
The Ghost House (Sarah Jane)
The Vampire Curse (Benny)

Audios
The Bride of Peladon
The Condemned
The Dark Husband
The Haunting of Thomas Brewster
Assassin in the Limelight
The Death Collectors & Spider's Shadow
The Boy That Time Forgot
The Doomwood Curse
Kingdom of Silver & Keepsake
Time Reef & A Perfect World
Brotherhood of the Daleks
Forty Five
The Raincloud Man
Dead London
Max Warp
Brave New Town
The Skull of Sobek
Grand Theft Cosmos
The Zygon Who Fell to Earth
Sisters of the Flame Part 1
Vengeance of Morbius Part 2
The Catalyst
Here There Be Monsters
The Great Space Elevator
The Doll of Death
Empathy Games
Home Truths
The Darkening Eye
Return of the Krotons
The Mists of Time
The Ultimate Adventure
The Seven Keys to Doomsday
The Curse of the Daleks
Masters of War
Bernice Summerfield: The Wake
Bernice Summerfield: Beyond the Sea
Bernice Summerfield: The Adolescence of Time
Bernice Summerfield: The Adventure of the Diogenes Damsel
Bernice Summerfield: The Diet of Worms
Dalek Empire IV: The Fearless (fourth part)
Torchwood: Lost Souls


The first Who from 2008 that I encountered: The start of the second series of Torchwood, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang - tuned in to watch in in mid-January. I was 40.

My favourite Who from 2008: This is a very good year overall. I think Midnight is a colossally good Who episode, perhaps the best that Russell T. Davies ever wrote. Of the audios, I loved The Doomwood Curse, The Great Space Elevator, Brotherhood of the Daleks (revolutionary Daleks singing "The Red Flag"!) and The Bride of Peladon. A less good year for books, though I quite liked Wooden Heart, Sting of the Zygons, The Many Hands and the Torchwood books Pack Animals and The Twilight Streets.

Moving swiftly on from: Sick Building, by Paul Magrs, which features a monster called, I kid you not, The Voracious Claw. The Torchwood episode Fragments is pretty awful too, apart from the bit with Ianto and the pterodactyl which is mildly funny.

So, what was your favourite of the above? What is the best bit? (And if you like, what is the worst bit?

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