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DR WHO XMAS SPECIAL

David is star of Christmas in timeless classic

THE Sun's TV Editor SARA NATHAN joined millions of Dr Who fans last night to watch the Christmas episode of BBC1's revived sci-fi hit. Here's what she thought ...

IT'S hard to believe it is less than a year since the Beeb brought back this cult classic.

But the Timelord's battle against the ugly Sycorax really was the jewel in the BBC's crown yesterday.

From the moment the Tardis hurtled out of the sky and crash landed in a council estate, you knew you were in for something special.

New doc, David Tennant has not just stepped into Christopher Eccleston's impressive shoes, he jumped into them at full pelt — not an easy feat.

The only thing slightly dodgy was his accent — a mixture of Dick Van Dyke and Tiny Tim. But I can just about forgive him that as his comic timing was one of the best things about the Christmas special.

"Am I ginger?" he demanded of Rose, "Am I sexy?" he winked, just before battling aliens who looked like they could kill with one breath from their gingivitis-ridden mouths.

But this didn't faze the Time-lord as he came to save the day

and Christmas — by tapping the chief alien on the shoulder and swaggering: "Ello big fella."

David. right, brings back the humour and is not as menacing as Eccleston, while Billie Piper was a real jingle-belle as she tried to stand up to the aliens.

But the Christmas special is a tribute to writer Russell T Davies, who masterminded the Dr Who revival and whose words crackle and spit hotter than a roast turkey dinner.

If this is anything to go by, roll on the next series ...


CHRISTMAS may be mayhem at yours — but not as crazy as round the Daleks' gaff. We've imagined what it would be like for Dr Who's nemesis on planet Skaro.

First it's "decorate! Decorate!" the tree. Then it's "celebrate! Celebrate!" getting Dr Who for Christmas. A laser cooks lunch and they "dislocate" their crackers.

Daleks then watch evil leader Davros give his boring TV speech and it's "what's on next? Catherine Tate!" Finally, it's... "inebriate! Inebriate!" on cheap brandy.

Additional keywords: The Christmas Invasion

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