The third season of ‘new’ Doctor Who continued at a fine pace with ‘The Shakespeare Code’. Martha proved an able companion and perfect foil amidst jokes, puns, random quotes and witchcraft. I’m not absolutely convinced about the plot, but you know… I don’t care. It just seemed to work. With fun and frolics, thesps and threats, Doctor Who delivered another slice of teatime adventure suitable for all the family. And while I would have loved a continuity nod to the assistance the Doctor would provide to the bard in actually finished ‘Hamlet’ (mentioned in ‘City of Death’, I believe) – you can’t fault ’em for not trying to confuse matters for newer audiences.
The Shakespeare Code: First Glance
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