Published on April 12th, 2005 | by Christian Cawley
Doctor Who’s Guardian
Someone at The Guardian likes Doctor Who…
The national paper’s Education supplement today has two mentions of the new series – first off, Simon Pegg is briefly profiled in “College Days“, where he is described as a “tremendous stage presence” (as well as “a villain in the new series of Doctor Who”).
Elsewhere, in the “What it’s like to work at…” section, Alice Wignall (for The Observer) mentions that Cardiff is “…home to time-travelling aliens, plots to take over the universe and Daleks. Well, sort of: the latest series of Doctor Who was largely filmed in Cardiff”
Yesterday, The Guardian were kind enough to print confirmation of the weekends audience figures:
The third episode of Doctor Who bounced back from last week’s ratings dip with 8.3 million, a 37% share.
Saturday’s episode, which starred Simon Callow as Charles Dickens, was a million up on the 7.3 million who watched its second episode and gave BBC1 another ratings win over ITV’s Saturday Night Takeaway. The Ant and Dec show averaged 7.1 million, a 32% share
And finally The Guardian’s TV Review pages looked at last nights BBC4 transmission “Russell T Davies: Unscripted”. Although some portions of his career were left out, the program was nevertheless an entertaining look at the work of one of the country’s biggest names in tv writing.