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Published on July 26th, 2005 | by Christian Cawley

Costume Reaction

David Tennant and Billie Piper are all over the Press as approval is given for the Doctor’s new look.

Most of these reports in newspapers such as The Mirror, The Guardian, etc repeat the details released by the BBC Press Office yesterday, and published on their site today.

According to The Guardian

Tennant has eschewed Eccleston’s contemporary styling and the gentleman cricketer look sported by Peter Davison in the 1980s for a brown pinstripe suit, ankle-length brown coat and cream plimsolls. But his long flapping coat will remind many longstanding “Whovians” of the classic Doctors played by Tom Baker and Jon Pertwee in the 1970s.

The Times, meanwhile describes the new Doctor’s choice of clothes as

Pinstripes, tie and a heavy-duty overcoat will replace Christopher Eccleston’s black leather jacket when the Scottish actor takes over the role for the next BBC One series. The ensemble was created by Louise Page, a freelance costume designer.

A pair of white Converse sneakers maintains the Doctor’s eclecticism to offset the sleek, Soho-louche look.

Meanwhile, Hitlerian hate-mag The Daily Mail decides to refers to one of fandoms deporable and best-forgotten lowpoints…

He discovered on a website dedicated to the show that some fans are up in arms about him landing the role.

We’re well pleased with David Tennant’s casting here at Kasterborous, and the entire cast and crew have our unrivalled support. Series 2 looks to be as good as if not better than Series 1, and with the continued presence of Ms Piper, guest appearance by Doctor Who goddess Elisabeth Sladen as well as scripts by Mark Gatiss and Stephen Fry we can look forward to a continuation of this new golden age of Doctor Who!

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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