Anyone over the age of five still watching Doctor Who?
We do of course, but only out of a morbid sense of curiosity to see exactly how bad it can get. The one light at the end of the time tunnel was the upcoming death of Rose. We were hoping she was going to get slowly beaten to death by a Cyberman using Mickey as a club or suffocated in her mum's cleavage, but she'll probably go out saving the universe or something. Well not the universe as that would imply that this Doctor knows how to travel beyond the M25, but you know what we mean.
We were so looking forward to the death of Ms Tyler that we hadn't given much thought to who would replace her - neither it seems did BBC Wales who in an inspired moment of genius seem to have just pointed at whoever was wandering around the set. Freema Agyeman is the girl for the job - she's the one that the Doctor killed on Saturday by zapping her iPod or something - recycling, that's what we like.
The current timelord, David Tennant said: "She is not only very talented and very beautiful, she's great fun and I'm delighted she's coming on board the Tardis full-time." Russell T Davies, the Bafta winning executive producer and lead writer, said he had been secretly searching for a new Doctor's assistant for some time when Agyeman auditioned for the part of Adeola in Saturday's episode. "Watching her during filming confirmed what an exciting new talent she was, so under cover of darkness we called her back in to audition with David for the role of the new companion. It was a sensational combination, and her range, presence and charm blew us all away."
It's a shame that the actress will be playing a totally different character from the one who was killed in Canary Wharf as giving the Timelord a dead assistant may have given him more of an edge. Then again we have had two seasons and a Christmas special with the Doctor as some kind of time stalking paedo using his TARDIS as a grooming device... maybe necrophilia is a touch passé after that.