Wednesday, 4 December 2013


With only twenty-one days until the final Matt Smith adventure, Radio Times has given us yet another Doctor Who cover. Wow, that's thirteen covers in a month (sort of)! Who would have thought it? Not me. Twenty years ago, when the series was celebrating its thirtieth anniversary, Doctor Who was dead. Even worse, the show was perceived as being shoddy and amateur, with its fans being treated with disdain by the press, especially the BBC. I still have nightmares about  Resistance is Useless and the 'Thoughts of an Anorak'. See below.

It still amazes me that Doctor Who is the most popular drama series in the world. How did this happen?

Onto the ratings...

This week the series was  the highest-rated programme on British television, with a final rating of 12.8 million viewers. It beat Strictly, I'm a Celebrity, Coronation Street and the rest. No bad for a fifty year old show!

If you want to read our review of The Day of the Doctor, The Night of the Doctor, An Adventure in Space and Time or The Light at the End click here.

Here's to the next fifty years... or as JNT used to say... stay tuned!

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