Changing the lyrics of a song has been an effective hook for some of the most memorable adverts over the years: ‘What’s that coming over the hill? Is it a hexbug?’ It’s also been a superb form of parody with the likes of Weird Al re-immortalising old and new hits, turning “Happy” to “Tacky” and “Beat It” to “Eat it”. But for the most part it’s all just a bit of harmless fun, channelling the inner poet inside us all.
We’ve probably all been doing it since the days we were forced to sing hymns we didn’t believe or understand in school assemblies. We used to infuriate the [...]
A long time ago, the ninth legion of the Roman army vanished into the mists of Scotland. Bill has a theory about what happened, and the Doctor has a time machine. But when they arrive in ancient Aberdeenshire, what they find is a far greater threat than any army. In a cairn, on a hillside, is a doorway leading to the end of the world…
The Eaters of Light is a deceptively simple tale, but thanks to a hefty dollop of poetic imagination it’s one which like all the best Doctor Who episodes works on multiple levels. On the surface this is another series 10 throwback to the original 1963-89 run. The plot is structured [...]
Doctor Who‘s audience dropped significantly for last night’s episode, dropping below 3 million for the first time in the show’s run, receiving 2.89m viewers, snatching the unwanted record from The Lie of the Land‘s 3.01m, the previous low. Somewhat positively, the episode received a 22% share of the audience as Britain enjoyed a bout of hot weather, putting television viewing down across the board and adding a significant asterisk to the record.
Doctor Who‘s ratings were below other shows on the same evening, Casualty receiving 3.75 million viewers [...]
The BBC have released the official trailers and a clip for the forthcoming World Enough and Time, the first part of this year’s season finale.
The synopsis for the episode reads:
Friendship drives the Doctor into the rashest decision of his life. Trapped on a giant spaceship, caught in the event horizon of a black hole, he witnesses the death of someone he is pledged to protect. Is there any way he can redeem his mistake? Are events already out of control? For once, time is the Time Lord’s enemy…
The episode is written by Steven Moffat and directed by Rachel [...]