Doctor Who – Series 11, Episode 7 – ‘Kerblam!’

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Doctor Who - Kerblam!
Here we are then! past the half-way mark for this series and we’re into titles with exc!amation marks – surely a slippery slope downwards from here on in!
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I tend to prefer the serious Who-storylines and so with the promise of the always-hilarious Lee Mack in the cast, I have a feeling this episode is not going to work for me (still, that’s mostly been the pattern so far anyway with this series, even without any humour!)
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6.45: All set, but not a good sign that I missed the earlier start time of 6.30! Still, at least it was on record, so it was just a case of reaching for the Q remote control and a quick fiddle!

6.50: Five minutes in, and against all expectations, I’m liking this story! Although it’s still a fairly simplistic script, if feels very Who – and actually, it’s not a comedic storyline either! I still think there are too many ‘companions’ though, but for the BBC and the bigger picture, it certainly ticks the diversity box.

Ten minutes to go: A good conclusion to this week’s episode, which I didn’t that coming. In spite of a previous Doctor convincing a generation-or-two that statues are something to be scared of, tonight was another everyday item that’s going to give youngsters even more nightmares for years to come! Beware too, the body-count in this episode is abnormally high!
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Next week’s looks more up my street – deadly serious – The Witchfinders…

PS Just read that the Who-Rumour-Mill is on overtime: Apparently, Chris Chibnall and Jodie Whittaker are only in it for one more series – and that’ll be broadcast in 2019, not 2020, as originally suggested – it’ll be a shorter number of episodes too! Ooo-err!

And if that’s not enough… apparently there’s NO Christmas Day episode either – shock horror! Instead, it’ll be broadcast on New Year’s Day.

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Shiny Things!

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A short drive to Stanford Hall just before Lunch today at the invitation of Tarratt (now Pragnell) the Jewellers.

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It was a cold start to the day, but turned out to be perfect weather (and occasion) to let the Cat out of the bag for a few hours! (and judging by the cars in the car-park last time we went, the Jaguar fitted in nicely!). This was a posh event… men-in-black on the doors looking somewhat menacing and the whole of the ground floor kitted out with Pragnell’s serious bling of all shapes and sizes – and to suit every wallet and purse! (providing they were on the LARGE size!)

Why the invitation? Well, our guess is that having bought our wedding rings and other shiny bits-and-bobs from Tarratt’s in Leicester, we’re ‘on their list’. They had a similar event two years ago and we managed to have a good look round – and not spend a bean!
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And today, was very much the same… lots of pretty, shiny stuff… but the wallet and purse remained firmly in the dark!

Just as we were about to leave though, we cracked and spied a rather attractive ring for Ann. We didn’t do the deal today, but we’re making an appointment to visit their store in Leicester before Christmas.
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The only downside to today was that as I parked the car, I managed to get my reading-glasses caught in my seatbelt (yes, really!) and in conjunction with my open driver’s window managed to catapult them out of the car, to somewhere in Leicestershire! We looked around the immediate area, and slightly further afield, but there was no sign of them!

On both counts then, quite a spectacle today!
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