“The Monks have been with us from the beginning. They shepherded humanity through its formative years,
gently guiding and encouraging, like a parent clapping their hands at a baby’s first steps.
They have been instrumental in all the advances of culture and technology.
They watched proudly as man invented the light bulb, the telephone and the internet.
They were even there to welcome the first man on the moon.
And they have defended us too. Who can forget the time the Monks defeated the Daleks, the Cybermen, the Weeping Angels?
Two species, sharing a history as happily as they share a planet, humanity and the Monks are a blissful and perfect partnership.
So relax, do as you’re told. Your future is taken care of.”
16th November The Doctor Falls (10.12)
17th November World Enough and Time (10.11)
18th November The Eaters of Light (10.10)
19th November The Empress of Mars (10.09)
20th November The Lie of the Land (10.08)
21st November The Pyramid at the End of the World (10.07)
22nd November Extremis (10.06)
23rd November Oxygen (10.05)
24th November Knock Knock (10.04)
25th November Thin Ice (10.03)
26th November Smile (10.02)
27th November The Pilot (10.01)
28th November The Return of Doctor Mysterio (10.0)
Doctor Who––Series 5, Episode 10: “Vincent and the Doctor”
“Between you and me, in a hundred words, where do you think Van Gogh rates in the history of art?” “Well… um… big question. But, to me, Van Gogh is the finest painter of them all. Certainly, the most popular, great painter of all time. The most beloved. His command of colour the most magnificent. He transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty. Pain is easy to portray, but to use your passion and pain to portray the ecstasy and joy and magnificence of our world, no one had ever done it before. Perhaps no one ever will again. To my mind, that strange, wild man who roamed the fields of Provence was not only the world’s greatest artist, but also one of the greatest men who ever lived.”