Eccleston & Rose

Give me a day like this one!

Some of the best Christopher Eccelston moments occur in this double episode from series 1, set in London’s World War 2 Blitz (The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances, series 1/9 &1/10). Rose Tyler: Look at you, beaming away like you’re Father Christmas! The Doctor: Who says I’m not?. . . red-bicycle-when-you-were-twelve? Rose Tyler: What? But the […]

Harriet Jones…a profile in power…

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely…” though perhaps power only reveals corruption where it already exists. As for absolute power, that’s another question, I think.   If ‘absolute’ refers to power over particular people at a particular time, including the power of life and death, then yes, history reflects that, but if […]

‘the companion who couldn’t’

I am enjoying the latest reruns of the Doctor’s adventures, the first of the ‘new’ series starring Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper as his companion, Rose Tyler who says at a crucial moment in episode one, ‘I’ve got no ‘A’ Levels, no job, no future; but I tell you what I have got; Jericho Street […]

Living with a foot in two worlds – with Pete Tyler

We first meet Rose Tyler’s father Pete in an Eccleston episode entitled “Father’s Day” (one of my favourites!). Rose has convinced the Doctor to allow her to travel back in time to meet Pete, who died when Rose was a baby. To the Doctor’s dismay Rose “accidentally” prevents Pete from dying at the appointed time […]

Why Rose follows the Doctor

Rose: “But it’s not! It’s now! That fight is happening right now, and he’s fighting for us! For the whole planet, and I’m just sitting here eating chips! … But what do I do every day, mum? What do I do? Get up – catch the bus – go to work – come back home […]

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