Croatia is Like a Soap Opera

Doctor Who - Vincent and the DoctorA less busy, more elegant featurette from the BFI premiere allows the viewer a chance to listen to some of Richard Curtis’ reasons for writing Vincent and the Doctor and his opinion of the Doctor’s character, and Karen Gillan’s point-of-view on what it was like to film in Croatia:

“[We were in a] tiny little town called Trogir, and the whole Doctor Who crew sort of took over the whole town, so it was like being in a soap opera! Every single restaurant that you walked past had people that you knew in it from Doctor Who.”

View the whole snapshot of Gillan and Curtis at the BBC or on YouTube!

You Heard the Kids! 9 Out of 10!

The final BFI video we have to show you today focuses on the reaction from the children who saw the screening, and their opinions on Vincent and the Doctor. It seems to be generally positive, although one girl seemed disappointed with the length.

“Probably 9 out of 10 because it could have been sort of a tiny bit longer,”

was her reply when she was apparently posed with the same question Karen Gillan was asked two videos ago, the question of rating the episode on a scale of 1 to 10.

Interestingly, during a clip of the Q&A session after one of the screenings in the same video, Richard Curtis revealed to a young fan in the crowd that had he been asked to write a previous episode, he would have wanted to write Blink. I suppose we’ll have to wait and see what sort of story Curtis’ writing style can provide for us before we can speculate on what his version of Blink might be like.

YouTubers go here.

Okay, What Have You Got For Me This Time?

So, if you’re looking for a sneak peek, some behind-the-scenes-of-a-screening-event action, or just a bit of history, the BBC website has thought of you. With this much information, plus the City of the Daleks game, we expect you should be kept plenty busy until Vincent and the Doctor airs tomorrow at 6:40PM on BBC1 and BBCHD!

Patrick Riley


Patrick has just been murdered and is currently seated on the edge of a lawn chair wondering when this Missy person will stop demanding his autograph. He probably can't tweet from the grave, but you should follow him anyway @10PatrickRiley.

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