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This week’s new Dr Who(s) revealed

It’s the Dr Who silly season, with stupid stories being lobbed into the ether to keep the freaks in a heightened state of pre-coital craziness until Christmas.

There’s the one about the TARDIS being turned gold for a special Children In Need sketch, by way of a tribute to the success of Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic teams. But then there’s Russell T Davies ‘revealing’ the ‘identity’ of the person he’d like to replace David Tennant.

It’s clear his sole rationale here is to keep the words ‘Russell’ and ‘Dr Who’ attached to each other in the public consciousness for another few years or so, while he’s elsewhere busy making another Manchester-based drama about 40-something gay men. But there are surely far more persuasive options that Russell *Tovey*:

“Now onto Capricorn, this is you Rose…”

“You are, are you not, a Mechanoid?” Anything’s possible for those folks at The Mill.

“Cassandra, I’ve just met a girl named Cassandra…”

“You think you’re abominable? Wait till you hear this version of The Entertainer!”



  1. Anonymous

    September 21, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    For goodness sake knock it off will you!

    This constant sniping is becoming tiresome.

    Just cos it’s not thirty years old…

  2. Anonymous

    September 21, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    The RTD diary excerpts in The Times have totally changed my opinions about the man. Yep- he’s even more awful and up himself than I thought. (Eg. “I’d be out till five in the morning, get into work at Granada at nine, throw up in the toilets, then go and be brilliant at my job.” and so on and on and on). JD

  3. Five-Centres

    September 24, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    I thought those Times excerpts were quite funny. He clearly loathes all mad fans, and quite right too.

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