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Davies OBE – Good for TV?

So the big man would have us believe.

Talking to the BBC,

"I’m delighted to accept, and I hope it does the whole industry a bit of good, for the writing of television drama to be recognised."

A spokesman for the BBC commented: "We are delighted for Russell – he is one of this country’s greatest writers and it is fantastic that his talent has been recognised in this way."

Which is a fair point… until you consider that for 4 years of slagging off UK foreign policy by stealth via Doctor Who, RTD has now been bought and paid for by the same establishment that he has been criticising. Yes, he brought back Doctor Who, yes he has done a marvellous job, but is this how he sees himself as a writer – one to wear badges from the Queen?

Isn’t this the singularly most embarrassing thing ever? Doctor Who = anti-hero, but look the chief writer and Exec Producer is on his way to being knighted!

This makes Dimensions in Time seem a minor blip in comparison

Christian Cawley


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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