Doctor Who – The End Of Time
BBC OnePart 1 - Friday 25th December @ 6pmPart 2 - Friday 1st January @ 6.40pm
It’s the end of an era. Russell T Davies, the
man who rejuvenated a TV legend and broughtDoctor Who back to the bosom of the nationwaves goodbye with one last big Christmashurrah. His gloriously devoted efforts in bring-ing Doctor Who back to our screens are soeasy to take for granted now that the show hasseen such widespread success and apprecia-tion but the show’s return could so easily havefailed and when it didn’t it changed the face of UK Saturday night television and altered themindset of some very stunted telly executives.There’s another chap leaving this change
embracing show, David Tennant bows out as
the Tenth Doctor making way for Matt Smith totakeover with new executive producer StevenMoffat in the spring.
This epic two-parter (Christmas Day and
New Year’s Day) sees the wondrous BernardCribbins enter the Tardis and the return of JohnSimm as The Master more psychotic than ever.It is the jewel in this year’s Christmas TV crown
and is sure to amuse, thrill and even moisten
the eye sockets of every viewer regardless of which side of the sofa they watch it from.
An Englishman In New York
ITV 1Monday 28th December @ 9pm
Frankly, it’s not the fastest sequel to ever make it to our screens.
John Hurt reprises his role as English eccentric Quentin Crisp in
An Englishman In New York, picking up where classic 70’s drama
The Naked Civil Servant left off.Out-spoken dandy Quentin Crisp sets off on the journey of a life-time to the Big Apple. New Yorkers immediately embrace Quentin
and his witty waspish ways, and before long he is being wined and
dined by celebrities in every corner of Manhattan.This welcome return of Hurt’s portrayal sees Crisp opening up tothe prospect of intimacy and relationships while also coping withhis propensity to cause a scandal.
Celebrity Big Brother
The show may be on its last legs and rapidly losing viewers but
the celebrity version of Big Brother still has the power to surprise,
amuse and intrigue. Of course at this point in time we have no
idea who will be entering the TV sh bowl in January, and it’s
probably fair to say that the producers aren’t entirely sure them-
selves. Decreasing viewers and decreasing condence in the for
mat itself, on a commercial channel must mean a smaller budget
and the calibre of ‘celebrity’ equates to the fees they can pay!
But luckily for us there is no scientic equation that can predict
the entertainment factor of this unpredictable house. You don’t
know what you’ve got till it’s gone, and this is your last chance(on Channel 4 at least) to enjoy Celebrity Big Brother.