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article imageDoctor Who and the Royal Wedding

By Mathew Wace Peck     Apr 29, 2011 in Entertainment
Today sees the marriage of HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton, with many TV channels dedicating their schedules to wall-to-wall coverage of the Royal Wedding.
In the UK, Doctor Who fans, at least, who aren't bothered with the event can watch episodes of Christopher Eccleston's time aboard the TARDIS instead.
The digital TV channel Watch will be broadcasting episodes starring the the Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) all day from 10 a.m.
According to the Doctor Who News Page, the stories to be shown include Rose, The End of the World, Aliens of London/World War 3, The Long Game and Father's Day.
Meanwhile, for those who are in London, but would rather be entertained by the capital's Doctor Who Experience than the Royal Wedding, tickets will be on sale for Friday, 29 April only, and subject to availability, for just £4.29.
Red-white-and-blue Dalek
Not all Doctor Who fans are anti the Royal Wedding, though . . .
Chris Balcombe is a collector of Doctor Who props. According to his website, "Chris [. . .] has a number of original props from the classic Doctor Who period, and a few from the Chris Eccleston/David Tennant series."
He's also a fan of the British Royal Family, and has spent the past week redecorating one of his props - a Dalek - in Royal Wedding-themed regalia. It's all red, white and blue, Union flags and photographs of the Royal couple. He told the Independent, "It's not every day we get a royal wedding, so it was well worth the effort."
Apparently, the Dalek will be on hand at a street party to help serve food and drinks to attendees. Speaking to Metro, Balcombe said, "I bet our Friday bash is going to be the only street party with a Dalek serving up the grub!"
As to the whereabouts of the event, TARDIS Newsroom reports that "[It] is a secret, as residents want to avoid gate crashers – and angry Cybermen, of course!"
Of the Dalek, Anglophenia says: "This particular Dalek seems a bit more friendly compared to the devilish ones we're used to. And how about that mechanical grip? Genius!"
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