Miserable Swine?

Now I’m not the Royal Family’s biggest fan – but is there any need to publicly insult HRH The Prince of Wales?

So Russell T Davies – why did you refer to the monarch-in-waiting as a "miserable swine" when you revealed that The Prince of Wales turned down an appearance in Doctor Who?

Speaking at the The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, writer and executive producer Russell T Davies was joined onstage by Barrowman as he told the gathered fans that the Prince had snubbed an invitation.

I’m bewildered and slightly more bewildered as to why they thought he would say yes, but even more bewildered and with a bucket full of bewilderment thrown in as to Mr Davies’s bizarre revelation on that day to say something like that in public, and in front of children.

They’re more than capable of making their own minds up.

(NB: Editorial changes made 16-10-2008)


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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