Let’s get one thing straight before we go any further, John Hurt is not the name of the Doctor. I’m referring to all those people who tweeted that John Hurt was the Doctor’s name at the end of The Name of the Doctor. Phew, now we’ve got that out of the way we can carry on.
Between 2008-2009 Doctor Who had a hiatus of sorts. Instead of a full series there were several specials that saw the Doctor (David Tennant) travelling without a regular companion.
‘Don’t blink. Blink and you’re dead. Don’t turn your back. Don’t look away. And don’t blink. Good Luck.’ Those are the most chilling words ever to be said on Doctor Who.
Another year and another Doctor, Christopher Eccleston only stayed for one series before moving on to other projects. The ninth Doctor regenerated after kissing Rose and absorbing all the power from the time vortex at the end of The Parting of Ways. And so the era of David Tennant’s tenth incarnation commenced.
It all started at a party. Writer Russell T. Davies had a brief conversation with television executive Jane Tranter about resurrecting Doctor Who. Davies had been campaigning for years to get Doctor Who back on the box and finally here was his chance.
He entered the world of Doctor Who yelling and bemoaning the fact that he wasn’t ginger (again) before crashing the Tardis (again). But now it’s time for Matt Smith to leave – how will the Eleventh incarnation be judged?
Readers, you were right.
Who could this Alistair Murray character be? He was found to cries of David Tennant shouting “of course, of course” to have been in email exchange with Danny, after police (finally) recovered his hard drive.
Broadchurch has established a pattern (much to some viewers’ dislike) of one slow-paced filler episode followed by one that dramatically furthers the plot. Last night’s episode was the latter.
Episode 5 of Broadchurch did not get much closer to a murderer, but instead spun out a storyline full of sad reflections.
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