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Doctor Who v The World Cup

Doctor Who - The Lodger stars Matt Smith and James CordenScheduling nightmare or audience magnet? That’s what we’re up against with this week’s episode of Doctor Who. Just take a look at the schedule – ITV start coverage of England’s first fixture in the World Cup against the U.S.A. at 18:15, while over on BBC 1, Doctor Who is due to air at 18:45. Will viewers prefer to tune in to see James Corden in a kickabout with former Nottingham Forest and Leicester City youth player Matt Smith, or indulge in the pre-match waffle provided by ITV?

It is to be hoped that the majority of viewers would prefer to see a television show meticulously produced to provide thrills and spills of the time travelling variety, rather than the hyperbole and pointless speculation provided by pundits, but time will tell. Whatever the case, diehard Whovians need not fear missing any real footie action, with Doctor Who finishing bang on time for kickoff at 19:30.

No divided loyalties then. Come on England!

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