As well as the free “Hellraiser” DVD, there was a terrific new pic in The Sun yesterday, from the new series finale of “Doctor Who”, suggesting Martha will not be clad in red throughout its entirety! It remains to be seen but I think, physically, Freema suits Tennant’s Doctor better than did Billie. In my mind, I associate Ms Piper more with Eccleston’s Doctor, possibly because of the decline in her characterisation during the second year. This is slightly at variance, however, with my belief that “The Impossible Planet” two-parter, from the poorer half of her era, is Billie’s finest hour (and a half!) in “Doctor Who”!
Anyway, if you’re reading this before 8:30pm, don’t forget to watch the lass from Swindon on ITV1 as Fanny Price in Jane Austen’s “Mansfield Park”, at 9pm. And, if you have BBC Four, do not miss, I repeat DO NOT MISS under any circumstance, episode one of the Patrick Troughton Yeti sequel set in the London Underground “Doctor Who” spectacular that is “The Web of Fear”! Directed by Douglas Camfield, with music by Béla Bartók, it immediately precedes Billie and her corsets, at 8:35pm. Not owning a copy of the “Lost in Time” DVD set, yet, this will be the first time I’ve seen this episode in nearly forty years, although I do have pretty clear memories of it probably because it’s just so darn good!!