Bob? Not you too Bob.

TV "The sound of Huw Edwards grappling with the responsibility of delivering one of the most absurd speeches in the history of Doctor Who ("Not you too, Bob! ... It's not just about hope, it's about love! ... They've reappeared!") confirmed that the historic practice of the newsreader cameo is alive, if not necessarily kicking, in 2006." -- Ian Jones goes cameo spotting.

Or to quote the end of the speech from Fear Her, because I never get tired of hearing it:

"I suppose it's much more than a torch now. It's a beacon. It's a beacon of hope and fortitude and courage. And it's a beacon of love."

Here is the best speech in old Doctor Who. Let's see how they compare. To set the scene, The Doctor has just landed on a massive Ark in Space (see what they did there?) filled with frozen people waiting to head off into the stars. Tom Baker's walking amonst them waving his arms around.

"Homo sapiens. What an inventive, invincible species. It's only been a few million years since they crawled up out of the mud and learned to walk. Puny, defenseless bipeds. They've survived flood, famine and plague. They've survived cosmic wars and holocausts. And now, here they are, out among the stars, waiting to begin a new life. Ready to outsit eternity. They're indomitable... indomitable."

Not really the same is it? Oh well. Perhaps I'm just cranky this evening. Huw's been doing a lot of News 24 duty lately (that's the channel that always features in DW) which I can only assume is the BBC's attempt to make all of Doctor Who totally canonical, what with the appearance of BBC3 and all. Expect David Tennant to be lighting the Olympic flame come 2012 just to be certain.

Back on topic, but Working Title's film Wimbledon is chock full of DJ cameos, particularly Danny Baker a man who can adlib for hours yet still manages to sound just slightly wrong when handed a script with some plot details to read ...

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