Fresh from their Christmas breaks the UK’s media has lauded David Tennant performance in his major appearance as The Doctor.
Writing in The Times Caitlin Moran describes how she has been “conquered” by Tennant’s “very hot Doctor”.
Elsewhere The Sun�s TV Editor Sara Nathan called The Christmas Invasion the “jewel in the BBC�s crown” adding that “from the moment the Tardis hurtled out of the sky and crash landed in a council estate, you knew you were in for something special.”
The Telegraph covers the story again in Tuesday’s edition reporting that
“Despite stiff competition from digital and satellite television channels offering blockbuster films and US sitcoms, it was traditional home-grown favourites such as EastEnders, Doctor Who and The Two Ronnies that the nation tuned in to watch on Christmas Day“
The paper quotes a BBC spokesman as saying “It was a wonderful climax to the year for Doctor
Who and once again EastEnders was the jewel in the Christmas schedule.“
The Times cites the ratings triumph of the first series and The Christmas Invasion in an article reporting on the new wave of popularity for Doctor Who and lists several new UK sci-fi shows due to hit the screens in 2006.
Also in The Times Media Editor Dan Sabbagh highlights how ITV’s pre-Christmas ratings boost failed to help the channel secure either of the top two Christmas ratings slots and the implications this will might have for the networks “prospects of pulling in advertising in tough conditions“.
The Daily Record’s Ian Gow reports that, according to the female members of his house, Tennant saved the world “in a woollen dressing gown and striped winceyette pyjamas and made them sexy“.
The BBC site has also been giving viewers a chance to comment on David Tennant and The Christmas Invasion in their ‘Have Your Say‘ section.