7. A Grand Gromplication

Standing proud in the centre of the foyer of the Bristol Museum you can find the clockwork inspired 7. A Grand Gromplication

7. A Grand Gromplication

There are clocks and gears across the whole sculpture.

7. A Grand Gromplication

I love the working clock on the nose.

7. A Grand Gromplication

7. A Grand Gromplication

With these clockwork decorations I was reminded both of steampunk but also the clockwork robots from Doctor Who, which the clock bands are also reminiscent of the Calpadi era title sequence.

7. A Grand Gromplication

Back in 2015 I attempted to see and photograph all 70 Shaun the Sheeps I managed to get 62. This time I am aiming to get all 67 sculptures. I have created this page to record all the sculptures we find. Download the app to find the sculptures.

Comrade Doctor

Though they have been removed from most high streets across the UK, in Glasgow you can still find Police boxes, the kind that the TARDIS disguised itself as back in 1963 when it landed in Totter’s Lane junkyard.

There is a police box at 27 Sauchiehall Street in the heart of Glasgow.


It’s red though, not blue.

Ah Comrade Doctor.

Doctor Who at Christmas

At Christmas we will have Doctor Who and he will be in Victorian London. Here is the prequel.

I’ve always thought that a spin off series based on Madam Vastra (she’s the Silurian (lizard person)) would be very interesting. A period drama with sic-fi overtones, almost steampunk. Certainly not something you see much of on television now.

Here is the trailer for the Christmas episode.

Not sure about the monsters…

Doctor Who: The Snowmen – Doctor Who

Happy Birthday

A quick happy birthday to Doctor Who which is 48 years old today.

It was November 23rd 1963 when the programme first came to our screens, I don’t think anyone at the time thought that nearly fifty years later that it would still be the highlight for many people on a Saturday night in front of the television.

Even when it was cancelled in 1989 I wasn’t expecting to see it ever return, more so after the failure of the joint version with Fox. Since it came back in 2005 (was that really six years ago now) I have enjoyed all the series and think the BBC have done a really good job. I do enjoy the programme and am looking forward to the Christmas special.

The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe – The Eleventh Doctor Christmas Specials

So Happy Birthday Doctor Who.