The Husbands of River Song: Why We Would Rather Watch Stick Man

Jan 01, 2016, 08:59 AM

Charming, heartfelt, full of character and warmth... not a description that you could use for The Husbands of River Song, the 2015 #DoctorWho #Christmas special. Rather, it describes the Jennifer Saunders-narrated, Martin Freeman-voiced Christmas day animation from the creator of The Gruffalo.

Should Doctor Who, once the bastion of Christmas Day family viewing, be playing second fiddle to a 26 minute long animation, and losing so much of the audience from that same story?

Yes, it's another tale of audience figure woe in this week's podKast.