Who’s Religion?

David Tennant’s recent appearance on Desert Island Discs over the Christmas period is questioned in an interview with BBC Radio 2 presenter Simon Mayo in the Telegraph this week.

It’s nothing to do with the number of appearances Tennant made as part of the BBC’s promotion of the Christmas Doctor Who, however, more to do with his family background and current BBC policy.

The subject of the interview seems to be the BBC’s lack of attention to its Christian audience, with the famously Christian radio presenter observed:

“I’ve just listened to David Tennant on Desert Island Discs. His father was a minister and that was seen to be a problem [by show presenter Kirsty Young]. Religion is increasingly driven to the margin.”

It is now known what Mayo thinks of the Tenth Doctor ascending through the Titanic, carried by angels, in a Messianic pose, in 2007’s Christmas Doctor Who Voyage of the Damned.


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