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Still Open All Hours: David Jason returns to front this very traditional sitcom

David Jason Still Open All Hours

Bringing back a much-loved programme after a long hiatus is a rarely a good idea. Though many will tune in for pure nostalgic reasons, the quality of the show is never as good and often one of the stars of the show has already passed away. The latter fact is certainly true of Open All Hours with its larger than life lead actor Ronnie Barker having passed away some years ago. Despite this, writer Roy Clarke has revived the corner shop sitcom primarily at the request of Barker’s co-star David Jason.

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Doctor Who – The Power of Three: Amy and Rory consider their options in this interesting episode with some treats for older fans

As all Doctor Who fans know this run of episodes will conclude with the last time we’ll see companions Amy and Rory and over the past few weeks hints have been dropped to why the couple will want to depart the Tardis. Over the past three episodes we have seen The Doctor visit the Ponds on a less regular basis, while they seem more eager to get back to their regular lives commenting at the end of last week’s mission that their friends will be wondering why they are rapidly aging. These themes come to a head at the start of this week’s episode, which is narrated by Amy, as Rory points out that they have two lives – regular life and Doctor life with the former not really getting a look in with the couple realising that they have to choose but just not straight away. We are told though that this was the only time that The Doctor stuck around as it was the year of the slow invasion.

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Doctor Who – Dinosaurs on a Spaceship: The Doctor reunites with The Ponds and Rory’s dad in an episode that is full of fun

Doctor Who: Dinosaurs On A SpaceshipThe first episode of this series of Doctor Who was dominated by the revelation that latest companion Jenna-Louise Coleman appeared earlier than anticipated and that her character had already been turned into a Dalek. Though Asylum Of The Daleks was a success for me at least it was dominated by this big twist, with Steven Moffatt later praising us journalists for keeping the secret, as well as all of the drama involving Amy and Rory’s marriage. There’s no denying that there were some lighter moments in last week’s episode but they were few and far between so thankfully in this next instalment the programme’s sense of fun has been restored but then you would think nothing less of an episode entitled Dinosaurs On A Spaceship.

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