With just a week to go before transmission of The Christmas Invasion the weekend’s online and print media has been taking a look at the show and new star David Tennant.
icwales hails the first series as “THE success story in British television last year” in an article which includes a lengthy interview with David Tennant.
Speaking of his encounters with fandom David says “Every Doctor Who fan I’ve met has been completely charming. They’re always warm, polite, and enthusiastic about the show; they’re delightful, welcoming and supportive.“
Digital Spy claims David “has been seeking advice on his love-life from co-star Billie Piper.“
Also on Digital Spy Dek Hogan’s TV Diary takes a look at David’s latest drama ‘Secret Smile’.
The New Zealand Herald has a brief article covering the much reported “anti-war message” of the Christmas special.
Secret Smile is featured in a review in today’s Observer. The review praises David commenting “It was great to see Tennant building on last year’s quite brilliant performances in Blackpool and He Knew He was Right and finally coming out as a primetime star.“
The Independent’s Charlie Courtauld cites Doctor Who as one of the picks of year lamenting Christopher Eccleston’s departure: “If he doesn’t regret it, I certainly do.“
The Sunday Herald has an interview with Russell T Davies about the success of the show. Russell is quoted as saying “On the day the first episode was broadcast I was nervous but I knew how good it was.“
The article reports that “Record numbers of gay men and lesbians, whose sexuality is neither a secret nor a source of controversy, occupy key positions across British life. They influence the entertainment we consume, how safe our streets are, the quality of our hospitals, how well solicitors perform, the country’s political direction and much else besides.“