Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Dr Who Facts from the Daily Mail

In a new series on the site*, Blogtor is taking time to study the Daily Mail and their slavish work ethics when it comes to getting a story just right. Take this one, published earlier today, Karen Gillan has a Steve McQueen moment fleeing the Nazis on the set of Dr Who (spoilers within). One quote suggests:
And with the season premiere a mere three days away, fans of the sci-fi series don't have long to wait.
At the end of the article (pictured above) the article states:
The next season of Doctor Who will premiere on April 8 on BBC3 with the first episode, The Hungry Earth.
Where to begin? Just how much did they manage to get wrong in the space of just one sentence? Well, it probably should read like this:
The next series of Doctor Who will premiere on April 23 on BBC One with the first episode, The Impossible Astronaut.
But well done to the Daily Mail for at least letting people know that The Hungry Earth is on this Friday. I have included a screengrab of the article above just in case someone at the "newspaper" notices...

PLEASE NOTE:
The offending article has now been corrected.

* It's not

6 comments:

Sprocket said...

Bravo sir, Bravo! A newspaper not fit to hold fish & chips.

Glyph said...

Oh, well, that's OK then.

From just the headline I was worried that you'd used 'facts' and 'the Daily Mail' in the same sentence...

John Campbell Rees said...

Well what do you expect from the paper that went to press, boldly announcing the casting of Bill Nighy as The Doctor back in 2004.

coolgem50 said...

Well, they definitional didn't just go to the bottom of the Doctor Who Website and red that the hungry earth will be on BBC3 on April 8th :P

Jonathan said...

What I want to know is how the new series of Doctor Who will affect my house price.

Anonymous said...

FYI in North America we say season, not series. A series refers to the entire run of the show.