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Published on May 2nd, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Nortongate Revenge

TV presenter and serial invader of Doctor Who, Graham Norton, plans to get his own back on criticism from fans – by commissioning a new banner that shows the Irish comic being exterminated by a Dalek

If you’re unaware of Nortongate, it is the term given by Doctor Who fans to the second encroachment by an Graham Norton into the world of Doctor Who at the climax of The Time of Angels, in which an animated advert for Over the Rainbow - Lord Lloyd-Webber’s latest state sponsored advertising campaign for his next musical – was displayed over star Matt Smith’s face.

Press reports indicate that bachelor Norton is set to have his head blown off by an animated Dalek in a similar banner on his weekly broadcast The Graham Norton Show on Monday evening at 10.35pm on BBC One.

This is a preview that has been doing the rounds online:

Graham Norton Doctor Who revenge

(Thanks to Sonic_Tangobat in the Kasterborous Forum for linking to the image, and thanks to whoever out there created it!)

Interestingly the next edition features Doctor Who star Karen Gillan, who plays companion Amy Pond.


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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+.

3 Responses to Nortongate Revenge

  1. avatar krumstets says:

    I like that `Bachelor’Norton. He he he …
    There was a time when polite scirty would use the term `Confirmed Bachelor ‘
    As in `Confirmed Bachelor’ Christopher Eccleston.etc etc.

  2. avatar stuartclowes says:

    Is there any need for the ‘bachelor’ innuendo? What has his sexuality got to do with this story? Sloppy journalism.

  3. avatar Christian Cawley says:

    Hi Stuart – in hindsight, there probably wasn’t any need for the bachelor innuendo, but it was:

    a) easy and slightly amusing on a wet Bank Holiday Sunday
    b) about as sophisticated as Norton’s own brand of humour

    …as such it’s staying.

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