I hadn't realised they were related.
According to Wikipedia, Murray is Tony's older brother. Apparently they were both played the same role in Chess. Murray created the role and Tony inherited it some way down the line.
I like Trevor Nunn- but I only really know him as a director of Shakespeare.
I think he's probably working on the London stage.
I was tearing up at the end.
Everybody did! Even a friend of mine who hates K-9! I didn't, but then Im a evil foreigner who likes Doctor Who but obviously doesn't get it properly.
This was the best episode of the second season (thus far).
Well, but that's not saying much, is it? Though I did enjoy last week's.
I still feel the episodes are too short.
This is something else I've heard from a lot of people, and I agree. Someone told me yesterday that episodes 5 & 6 are a two-parter, though, so we don't have to wait too much longer.
Andrew was hoping Anthony Head would be The Master, because he thinks he'd be good at it, and I agree. He has a good voice for it!
And I think I'm starting to like David Tennant, though I'd like him a lot more if they let him use his regular accent.
I don't care that much about K9, but I thought the Doctor-Rose-Sarah Jane triangle was beautifully written and acted. I was afraid Elizabeth Sladen would be out of her depth and she wasn't.
Last week's episode was classic run-of-the-mill Who. Lots of running about.
Two-parters are good.
It's time British TV found something solid for Tony Head to do. He's a terrific actor; he deserves more than these cameos he gets offered.
I don't see why the Doctor shouldn't have a Scottish accent.
I don't see why the Doctor shouldn't have a Scottish accent
Indeed, it would be from just a bit further north in the British Isles. *g*
I guess Tennant doesn't want to be type-cast as a Scottish actor.
(Though it's never hurt Sean Connery.)
I'm pretty sure I've read it wasn't his choice not to be Scottish, and he was definitely excited about getting to use his own accent in Tooth And Claw. I think the producers thought that we'd already had the Scottish Doctor *sigh*
Why can't we have lots and lots of Scottish Doctors?
I don't suppose I mind how he speaks, but his native accent is certainly attractive!
We haven't had the latest Doctor yet, but I can't wait. I thought the first series of the Doctor revival was a cracker.
There's something special about Dr Who.
The Star Trek franchise has long since lost its pep, but Dr Who keeps getting these re-energising jump starts.
There were a surprising number of socio-political jabs in that last series... the days of shaky cardboard sets are certainly long gone.
Series II, episode II contains some delightful digs at the Royal Family
There was recently screened here a so called documentary in which the talentless, ludicrous and jaw-droppingly sycophantic Rolf Harris blathered on to Her Maj and we, the viewers as he painted her portrait, ( a pseudo impessionist mess). It was called "Rolf Meets The Queen", or some such original title.
The next day, the very clever & funny satirical comedy team here, called "the Chasers" screened another doco called "Christo meets the Queen" in which Her Maj, the throne and even a corgi were neatly, tightly wrapped in white paper despite their frantic struggles. It was a real antidote.