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Published on January 19th, 2011 | by Andrew Reynolds

The Claridges Convergence

Tell me you felt it? It was as if the previous year had popped out for a pint of milk and never returned.

Suddenly there he was, the Tenth Doctor, the dapper Doctor, arm in arm with his companion of choice, Amy Pond. Cutting a swish through the halls of the great and the good. Nobody was going to make him go. The Time Lord Inebriated with TV’s finest.

It was 2010 and 2011 skewering off to create an alternate 2011- alternate to you, me and Einstein.

Or it was a swanky pants Radio Times Covers party at Claridges, London, hosted by one David Tennant and attended by the gorgeous Karen Gillan and the oh so sexy Steven Moffat.

The Radio Times celebrates a year of its uniformly fabulous covers by presenting those chosen few whose faces have graced them with an equally fabulous mounted original copy of them.

Check out the RT exclusive video bellow and pretend like you were there.

As well as hosting the event Tennant also received his cover from the October 9-15 edition ‘Is There Life After Doctor Who?’ in which he stubbornly refused to be bitter in the slightest about leaving the role. And just to emphasis this point a little more Tennant was also snapped with Doctor Who head honcho Steven Moffat, teasing us a little further with what could have been.

Miss Gillan was there to collect her cover from the June 19-25 issue ‘Throughly Modern Amy’

Other stars in attendance in this fan fiction were Floral Dance-master Terry Wogan, X-Factor Finalist Aidan Grimshaw (AID-DEN GRIM-SHAW!), former companion Jean Marsh (Upstairs, Downstairs), Keeley Hawes (Ashes to Ashes, Upstairs, Downstairs), Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) and David Morrissey (not The Next Doctor as well! All it needed was K-9 tending bar and then, it would have been a temporal tripping party.)

(via Radio Times)

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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.




2 Responses to The Claridges Convergence

  1. avatar Carn says:

    I know this has nothing to do with this news item but I was reading the latest issue of Darkwing Duck comic and found it amusing that on the first page it’s got various alternate universe Darkwings being captured and whatevers and the first panel is of a Fourth Doctor version of him, and even the TARDIS with a big duck bill like Darkwing’s vehicles have. :) Also IDW’s first issue of Eleventh Doctor stories is apparently out today though I didn’t see it :(

  2. avatar Leosw4 says:

    They look great together.

    ‘Never heard of Rose’ said the Doctor, ‘now come for a spin in my Tardis’.

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