An Enormous Success
- Doctor Who: New Series 1: Vol.1 review by The Lesser Merlin
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Doctor Who ceased in 1989 and began again after a 16-year absence. There were doubts in the BBC about whether the show would continue beyond a year. But it was an enormous success: the National Television Awards (2005) voted it "Most Popular Drama"; Christopher Eccleston (as the ninth incarnation of the Doctor) won "Most Popular Actor" and Billie Piper (as his sidekick) won "Most Popular Actress". The old serial format was replaced with self-contained 45-minute episodes (in 16:9 widescreen, with some great music by Murray Gold) with multi-part stories (and story arcs to hook you with).
What more is there to say? A national treasure was rescued and goes on from strength to strength.