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Dr Who Christmas Special 2011: The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe
Me with Red Ribbon
rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly

Photo credit: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/s7/doctor-who/news/a354649/doctor-who-the-doctor-the-widow-and-the-wardrobe-prequel-video.html

The 2012 Doctor Who Christmas Special will be going out tomorrow, on Christmas Day. In tribute, I thought it was worth re-running my feature on the 2011 Doctor Who Christmas Special, which is actually one of my favourite Doctor Who episodes of all time.

Raks's Review - This review originally posted December 2011

I will start by saying upfront that I am not a a Whovian, or a Dr Who expert, in anyway whatsoever. I merely drop into the programme, as and when I can. I have really enjoyed all of the three "new" doctors - Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and, of course, Matt Smith. In fact, Matt Smith is definitely my favourite doctor EVER - I love his Englishness, his quirkiness, his eccentricity, his maverickness (if such a word exists) and the sheer amount of fun, joy and exuberance that he brings to the role.

Having got that out of the way, I will now give my reaction to the 2011 Christmas Special, The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe.

What a Christmas Cracker and a Box of Delights! It was OUTSTANDING and had just about everything you could wish for AND MORE! I simply fell in love with this episode and took it straight to my heart.

It was about family, in particular mothers, love (the selfless kind), sadness and heartbreak, loneliness, magic and fantasy, excitement and adventure, Narnia, joy, and it had a huge sprinkling of fun and humour. It also spoke about the true meaning of Christmas which, for me, is to do with it being a time of joy and happiness, to be shared with those close to you, family and friends.

I also loved the way that it was very loosely based on The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and Narnia. So it took something that you were familiar with, and put a whole new spin on it.

I gave this a standing ovation in my living room when the credits rolled, and I WON'T be deleting it from my SkyPlus EVER. I love it and will be rewatching it on many an occasion.

I have recommended this particular episode to all my friends, especially those with children. I am disheartened that a lot of children's toys and games these days rot children's brains. I have recommended this to people because it will feed and fire children's imaginations, and will nourish, grow and develop their minds.

And finally, here is a great review, which I love, from Den of Geek!:
http://www.denofgeek.com/television/1180532/doctor_who_the_doctor_the_widow_and_the_wardrobe_review.html

It is available to view on the BBC iPlayer for the next 4 days:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b018nrhp/Doctor_Who_The_Doctor_the_Widow_and_the_Wardrobe/

Cut and pasted from Amazon:

Evacuated to a house in Dorset from war-torn London, Madge Arwell and her two children, Lily and Cyril, are greeted by a madcap caretaker whose mysterious Christmas gift leads them into a magical wintry world.

You can buy the DVD here (now a real bargain - under a fiver!):
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Doctor-Who-Christmas-Special-2011/dp/B006H4R966/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1356314303&sr=8-2

To find out more about Doctor Who visit the official BBC website:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/dw


Photo credit: http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2011/12/25/review-of-doctor-who-%E2%80%98the-doctor-the-widow-and-the-wardrobe%E2%80%99/
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