Sat Mar 23, 7-7.45pm, BBC1
Fri Mar 15 2013
Series four, episode two
Okay, so it’s a quiet night for TV tonight – but ‘Pointless’ is always worth a watch, and this edition has an additional appeal for those wishing away the next seven days until Matt Smith returns to our screens. This ‘Doctor Who’ special skews to the older demographic, although series from the 1970s through to the Russell T Davies era are represented.
The only Time Lord in evidence is Sylvester McCoy, but the presence of Louise Jameson, Frazer Hines and Sophie Aldred will be a kick for veteran Whovians. No preview DVDs were available, but we hardly needed them: the format itself remains effortlessly excellent, as comfortable in primetime as a teatime slot, and the occasional spikiness of the Osman-Armstrong double act keeps things watchable throughout.
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