Bill Potts

Written by @EllieDangerous
So I’m excited. You’re excited. Fans of quirky British sci-fi the world over are excited — because this year 'Doctor Who' is regenerating. But change can be bittersweet as we leave the old for the new, waving goodbye to the likes of Pearl Mackie’s Bill Potts, one of the Doctor’s most unique and lovable alumni. And whether we’re young like her or old like him, there’s much we can learn from curious Ms Potts!


Written by @EllieDangerous
The odds were in her favour. A memorable character in the YA books by Suzanne Collins, and beautifully portrayed by Amandla Stenberg in the movies that followed, Rue is the youngest tribute in the 74th annual Hunger Games. Armed not with arrows and knives but with heart, gumption, and a smile in the face of danger, Rue is just as important a symbol as the legendary Mockingjay. Katniss is the rebel, and Rue is the cause.


Get yourself to BBC iPlayer and watch ‘Overshadowed’, Eva O’Connor’s story of a girl who like so many girls believes food is the enemy and eating an act of war. Familiar though this tale is, it’s uniquely told through a bunch of vlogs created by a loveable sixth-former called Imo. Played by Michelle Fox, Imo is a character we should celebrate because ultimately she doesn’t represent her disease; she represents the ability to defeat it. Before reading this post, please be aware that anorexia is referenced throughout.

Malcolm Tucker

After relinquishing his TARDIS keys, Peter Capaldi teased a return to Malcolm Tucker; the chalk to the Doctor’s cheese. Now creator Armando Iannucci has revived him for a debate with Alan Partridge in The Big Issue. You can see approval rippling through Britain, whose political climate is so bizarre we're kind of living in a less plausible version of 'The Thick of It'. We need Malcolm Tucker, a spin doctor so accomplished he could probably rebrand Brexit as a remedy for badger constipation. Be warned: this post is a celebration of Malcolm. Ergo, it will contain swearing. So read the fuck on or fuck the fuck off.