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For Pete’s sake

The Radio Times has, as usual, failed to resist the urge to go overboard on Dr Who and has put next Friday’s Children In Need vignette on its cover. Is a five-minute non-canonical* skit really the most important thing on television next week?

At least it begs the blog-friendly question: just what will be Pete’s first words as he arrives in the TARDIS? Bookies – the kind that always get quoted in the press but are never conveniently named because they don’t exist – are predicting one of the following:

1) “I don’t believe it – Turlough?”
2) “You’ve had this place redecorated. Don’t like it.”
3) “Am I…late for something?”
4) “Why Kamelion, how nice to see you!”
5) “That’s the trouble with regeneration: you never quite know what you’re going to get.”

Money is also being accepted on two possible alternatives:

a) Tennant: “An apple a day…” Davidson: “…keeps the Doctor away?”
b) Tennant: “Well blow me, it’s Freddie Flintoff!”

*This is true. No Children In Need Dr Who pantomimes are part of the canon, because otherwise the Raston Warriot Robot would still be stalking the galaxy and Colin Baker would be due to land in Albert Square in a decade or so’s time. Oh, and according to the Five Doctors, Peter Davidson would still be Lord High Chief Prime Minister of Gallifrey or something.



  1. Anonymous

    November 6, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    It’s Davison by the way although I don’t know where he got it from, seeing as his real name is Peter Moffett…
    Are we getting jaded with Doctor Who’s new popularity?

  2. Graeme

    November 7, 2007 at 9:35 am

    I second the Davison correction. BTW, the writer infers in “Radio Times” that this is to be canonical.

  3. FeedbackReport

    November 7, 2007 at 10:36 am

    Ah, the curse of idiosyncratic Cream Who coverage…

  4. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    TV Cream’s Doctor Who Matrix Databank clearly states the name as “Davidson”.

    Who can argue with that?

  5. Drbendy

    November 7, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    Tennant: “Who are the Daleks intent on killing”
    Davidson “All creatures great and……not so great” *Sneers at Catherine Tate*

  6. John Rivers

    November 7, 2007 at 4:51 pm

    I’m going for “Interesting…” or a variation on suggestion b from Tennant: “Fuckin’ ‘Ell, it’s Fred Titmus!”

  7. Graham Kibble-White

    November 8, 2007 at 5:41 pm


  8. Graham Kibble-White

    November 12, 2007 at 10:37 am

    Please note, ‘Davidson’ spelling confirmed by Children In Need:

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