Though I’ve been aware of it, in a vague sort of way, for a while, the fact that today is the tenth anniversary of the return of Doctor Who as a regularly scheduled TV show still feels a little odd. But yes, it was Easter weekend 2005 that a guy in a leather jacket told Rose Tyler to run, and nothing’s been quite the same since. Without Doctor Who, I don’t think we’d have seen shows like Primeval, Merlin, the very silly Robin Hood and the even sillier Atlantis.
Here’s what I said about that first episode – for reasons of something or other, I posted this a couple of days after the first showing. Dunno if that was spoiler avoidance (possibly) or tuit issues (more likely):