“If you’re an alien, how come you sound like you’re from up North?” asks Rose suspiciously. “Other planets have Norths, you know” replies the Doctor cheekily.
Tongue in cheek? Yes. Faithful in tone and content? Certainly. The first episode of the all-new Doctor Who has just finished and gets the thumbs up from me and the team of four Doctor Who newbies in this house. As someone who grew up with the various incarnations of Doctor Who, I think Chris Eccleston makes an excellent ninth Doctor and Billy Piper defies her media moppet image to have a good crack at the new sidekick, Rose.
A great excuse to spend 45 minutes on the sofa with the kids each Saturday evening – as if one were needed.
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