Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Doctor Who Is Way over My Head

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Doctor Who Is Way over My Head

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RARELY have I watched an episode of television and had less idea about what was going on than Dr Who: The Day of the Doctor. Apparently the decision that tormented the Doctor -- saving the universe from Daleks by destroying the planet Gallifrey -- was reversible by time travel ... or something. So why did he endure all those endless angst-ridden episodes? I'm still bemused.

Ah well, as my daughters pointed out with a roll of the eyes: a. unlike Doctor Who, I've watched every second of Homeland and still don't have a clue what's going on, and b. I'm not a "Whovian". Apparently 10.2 million of us are though. That was the extraordinary overnight ratings figure for the anniversary special, despite it being up against X Factor. Catch-up numbers will be huge too. Fifty years! I may not know my Tom Baker from my Matt Smith but I do know it's a success story that won't be exterminated.

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