Vincent and the Doctor: SPOILERS!!!!
Well that was just stunning! Beautiful and moving and caring and touching. OK the monster story wasn’t up to much but this was about monsters of another kind. Those internal, terrible demons that afflict a fair few of us at one time or other in our lives. Those monsters which try to suck the very joy from our lives, try to make us stay in bed and forget the beauty of the world around outside. And it’s here that the focus of the story really is – how our own humanity and sense of beauty and worth can help us combat these things.
I was truly moved by this episode. Richard Curtis did a great job. The last ten minutes of this were simply some of the best Doctor Who that I’ve ever seen. And what’s better: my eight-year-old daughter immediately took down a book about Van Gogh to read it. Almost fifty years on and the original mission statement going strong. I loved it. 10 out of 10.