The Doctor doesn’t time travel lightly

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It’s all change in the Tardis and I think I’m more excited than perhaps a grown man should be

It’s all change in the Tardis and I think I’m more excited than perhaps a grown man should be. A trio of new companions has been revealed to accompany the first female Doctor, one of them being quiz show host and former Corrie actor Bradley Walsh. The new team is what is needed to reverse the programme’s fortunes.
You see, it is a precarious time for the Doctor. Ratings have fallen dramatically, and the series was rested last year, officially to make way for Euro 2016 and the Rio Olympics. Many viewers never warmed to Peter Capaldi, superb actor though he is and the plots were often far too complex.
Therefore, my enthusiasm is being tempered by the memory of the last time the programme had a slump which was during the Sylvester McCoy years when it was dying on its feet. He wasn’t bad as the Time Lord but the iconic show was neglected by BBC bosses. I think amateur drama groups had bigger production budgets. Eventually, it was axed by Michael Grade because he thought it was “pathetic” and “rubbish”.
The new series will be on our screens in the autumn of 2018 when the Doctor will face her biggest enemy. Not Missy, Davros or the Cybermen but BBC television controllers. Now they are really scary.

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