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“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.”


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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)

29th November  The Husbands of River Song (9.0)

30th November  Hell Bent (9.12)

1st December  Heaven Sent (9.11)

2nd December  Face the Raven (9.10)

3rd December  Sleep No More (9.09)

4th December  The Zygon Inversion (9.08)

5th December The Zygon Invasion (9.07)

6th December The Woman Who Lived (9.06)

7th December  The Girl Who Died (9.05)

8th December Before the Flood (9.04)

9th December Under the Lake (9.03)

10th December The Witch’s Familiar (9.02)

11th December The Magician’s Apprentice (9.01)

12th December  Last Christmas (9.0)

13th December  Death in Heaven (8.12)

14th December  Dark Water (8.11)

15th December  In the Forest of the Night (8.10)

16th December Flatline (8.09)

17th December Mummy on the Orient Express (8.08)

18th December Kill the Moon (8.07)

19th December The Caretaker (8.06)

20th December Time Heist (8.05)

21st December Listen (8.04)

22nd December Robot of Sherwood (8.03)

23rd December Into the Dalek (8.02)

24th December Deep Breath (8.01)

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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.”

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The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice-versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.
                                                                                          S5E10 - Vincent and the Doctor

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