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Christmas déjà vu

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Doctor Who (BBC1, Christmas Day)

Then there was the tradition of the Doctor Who special. which I thought looked exactly like last year's Doctor Who Christmas special. until my daughter pointed out that we were watching last year's Doctor Who special, still stored timelessly on our own Tardis telly. This year's new one varied little. The baddies were killer snow that became killer snowmen: they looked like Japanese T-shirt designs and were as scary as cleaning out a freezer. Doctor Who is all about how much money they can spend on sets and props, and how much they can save on scripts and plots. This one idiotic. The doctor remains an unsympathetic prat on an intergalactic gap year, but we need to keep reminding ourselves that this isn't made for us. It's made for creatures all over the galaxy who speak English as a second language.

Doctor Who doesn't just use up all of the BBC's drama budget, it also makes more money than British industry.

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