Rude and Not Ginger 4   Recently updated!

This one is for Mark Goodacre. I am slowly getting caught up on my Dr. Who and when the good doctor took his most recent form, while Rose (Billie Piper) as still his able-bodied assistant, he asked if he was ginger. “Ginger,” to my fellow Americans, is the Brit term for redhead. Now, here is the back story, Billie Piper was married to Chris Evans (one of my favorite radio/TV personalities from the UK, I listen to his weekly podcast every…well, week) at the time of her landing the Dr. Who spot and Evans blamed their breakup on the show. So…is Dr. Who’s comments about being rude and ginger a reference to Chris? What do you think Dr. Goodacre?

[BTW it appears that “Rose” will be back!]


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4 thoughts on “Rude and Not Ginger

  • Mark Goodacre

    Yes, absolutely. When I first saw it on Christmas Day 2005, I thought, “Chris Evans reference”. Good to hear you are getting caught up on your Doctor Whos. Don’t forget to watch the Children in Need special that aired in November 2005, about a month before that episode. It has 7-8 minutes extra footage that takes place after the regeneration from Eccleston to Tennant.

  • Chris Brady Post author

    Thanks Mark! I will look for the episode. I am slowly figuring out that SciFi is a year behind the BBC and BBC American is TWO years behind BBC (in the UK).

  • Mark Goodacre

    Hi Chris. Actually, SciFi is up to date with the BBC. On SciFi, Series 3 began the week after it finished in the UK. BBC America is then a further year behind, i.e. they have shown Series 2 (2006) but not Series 3 (2007). Oddly, BBC America are bang up to date with Torchwood, and for this second series of Torchwood, they are going to be showing it only a week or so after it’s aired in the UK.

    For the November 2005 Children in Need special, which features those extra 7-8 minutes, see