The added joy of being an uncle is that one can cause mayhem with casual abandon, and say appalling things, and take them to utterly unsuitable places that they will love. I'm aiming to take a leaf from the Time Lord's book and make my unclehood more adventurous, descending on my adoptive relatives in order to throw everything into disarray. I need to choose an alarming mode of personal transport though, if I'm to do this properly. Shame telephone boxes are not readily available.
I already have the anachronistic and bizarre wardrobe and a total lack of social skills, so I am well on the way. Back to Mr Capaldi, his performance in Torchwood as the tormented Frobisher was subtle, moving and morally disturbing. As a Doctor he'll doubtless bring a great deal of depth and darkness to the role and I suspect that, like Tom Baker, he'll emphasise the alienness of the Time Lord. I haven't enjoyed Christmas for quite a while now, but I am so looking forward to this year and seeing the arrival of a new man at the console.