Doctor Who And The Escape Artist Are Autumn TV Gold Say The Independent

The Independent have selected the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special and legal drama The Escape Artist, both starring David Tennant, among their 30 best autumn television gold recommendations.

They say:

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special
The Day Of The Doctor

BBC1, 23 November

Not only do we get three doctors, all at once – the outgoing Matt Smith, the past David Tennant, and John Hurt as some kind of mystery, filling-the-gap doctor – but also Daleks, Zygons and Billie Piper, so pleasing card-carrying Whovian geeks, and making it worth the casual fan tuning in. Or buying a ticket: these celebrations are so large, they’ll also be shown on cinema screens, in 3D. Many happy returns, Mr Time Lord.

The Escape Artist

BBC1, late October

David Tennant is a junior barrister whose skill at wriggling people out of tight legal corners has earned him the nickname “the escape artist”. But will his talent for getting nasty characters off the hook come back to haunt him? Course it will. Co-starring Sophie Okonedo and Ashley Jensen.

The list also includes comedy The Wrong Mans starring James Corden and Matthew Baynton, new fantasy series Atlantis, romantic drama The 7:39 with David Morrissey and Olivia Colman and the return of Sherlock