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Doctor Who, BBC3, 7pm

As Samuel Johnson once said when a man is tired of Doctor Who, he is tired of life, and how right he was. Apparently, some people were whinging over Christmas that there was too much Doctor Who on the telly, but how wrong they were. The problem isn't one of too much, it is one of too little: there is far too little TV with the inventiveness, silliness, sadness, happiness and creativeness of Doctor Who.

So now the whingers have gone off to watch Antiques in the Attic or whatever, the rest of us can sit down and enjoy an End of Time double bill from its explosive, scary beginning to its glorious, sad end. I have to admit that when the Doctor looked into his own future and said, I don t want to go, I blubbed. Like a girl. And it s not the first time Russell T Davies has made me do it either: he may struggle with coherent plotting sometimes, but for emotion and heart, there isn t a TV writer to match him.

So what do we think of the new man then? Matt Smith. Bit young for my liking if I m honest, but promising. And didn't the trailer for the new series look great? It's written of course by the new guy in charge, Steven Moffat, who wrote the Weeping Angels episode, the single best example of Doctor Who since its 2005 revival. I wasn t impressed with the idea of vampires in the show though. I seem to be alone here, but the whole Twilight/vampires are cool thing makes my blood run cold with boredom.

GRAPHIC: WHO'S BEST: David Tennant stars as the Doctor in End of Time.

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