“The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe”

Posted: April 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

I enjoyed this 2011 #DoctorWho Christmas special, even though the reviewer didn’t. It borrows a little bit from book by C.S. Lewis.


DW Special - The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe

It’s Christmas 1941 and Madge Arwell is taking her two young children away for the holidays. What she hasn’t told them is that their father has died, shot down in his Lancaster Bomber whilst fighting in the Second World War. But never fear! The Doctor is here to be over-the-top and annoying as all hell. Also; pointless Bill Bailey cameo!

New Who has seen its fair share of silliness, which is in keeping with the grand tradition of Doctor Who (“Delta and The Bannermen”, anyone?) but the 2011 Christmas special is by far one of the silliest and downright stupidest episodes ever conceived. From the word go we seem to have entered the realms of utter ridiculousness and left our suspension of disbelief in the bottom of our stockings like an unwanted satsuma.

Our story begins with The Doctor falling out of a spaceship whilst trying to put…

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