Vote for Doctor Who!

Well, what other way of saying it is there? The National Television Awards take place this Tuesday 25th October and as we all know by now Doctor Who is nominated in 3 categories – Most Popular Actress, Most Popular Actor and Most Popular Drama.

Obviously we think Doctor Who should win in all 3 categories, not only to underline the show’s timeless charm but to also congratulate the BBC and Russell T Davies and the entire production team on a job well done.

But surely, voting is over? Well, no, actually. Voting closes at midday on Tuesday October 25, and can be done both by phone, by SMS (numbers available in The Sun) and by visiting This is the only television awards event in the UK voted entirely by the viewer, so make your Doctor Who votes count!

Earlier in the week, we reported that the next episode of Doctor Who is being broadcase on Boxing Day in Canada. Somehow we overlooked the fact that Christmas Eve this year falls on a Saturday – it would be unlikely that the Canadians would see the Tenth Doctor’s first adventure before us, so could it be a yuletide Saturday night with Doctor Who this year? Time will tell…

Michael McManus, co-author of Nicholas Courtney’s autobiography “Still Getting Away With It”, was the subject of the Wales@Westminster newslog on the BBC News web pages on Friday:

Michael McManus, who once toiled in the Welsh Office when it was run by David Hunt, recalls his first meeting the subject of the book. Their discussion of the prime minister prompted Courtney to announce: “I do wish these people would leave the acting to the professionals!”

And Geraldine Cox, the owner of Kirkdale Bookshop, Kirkdale, Sydenham, last Saturday had a Dalek at her small shop, according to She said,”We just thought it would be a bit of fun and it seems to have captured everyone’s imagination.”

After a Dalek? New games magazine for pre-teen boys ZAP! is launched on Thursday November 3rd and features the chance to win one of Skaro’s worst.


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