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Published on December 24th, 2008 | by Christian Cawley

Russell T Davies Christmas Picks

Grand Overlord of Doctor Who Russell T Davies has given his thoughts on what Christmas 2008′s Christmas highlights will be in The Times.

However with words and words about Harry Hill’s TV Burp, EastEnders, Wallace and Gromit and Strictly Come Dancing he manages to have a rant about the smoking ban

“Well, you can’t smoke anywhere civilised these days, can you?” Davies says, lighting up the first of approximately 15 cigarettes, “it’s always funny when you go to somewhere like the Ivy which is supposed to be this wonderfully exclusive . . . enclave of celebrity and power… And then you go outside, and you’ve got Simon Cowell and me outside on the pavement, shuffling from one foot to the other and smoking. In the pouring rain! HA! HA! HA!” 

Which is a curious thing to start with, until you consider that in this grand, diverse country in which we live (the United Kingdom of Great Britain) I haven’t met a single person that agrees with the ban 100%.

However thanks to RTD I’m digressing at this point.  Other than Harry Hill what will RTD be watching on Christmas Day? Doctor what?  Oh and he gives us a vague hint?

"And the last ten minutes are outrageous. The Cyber King comes!!! Make sure you put three exclamations marks after that, when you write it. To convey how excited I was when I said it.”

Can’t wait!

(For Harry Hill’s TV Burp)

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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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