Just like yesterday’s post, a music video made by the cast and crew of Doctor Who to celebrate the RTD 2005-10 era has been released unofficially online. This one, however, is pretty different as David Tennant, Catherine Tate and John Barrowman sing their own parody version of Victoria Woods’ famous comedy tune ‘Let’s Do It’, and was originally made to be shown only ever at the ‘RTD era’ wrap party at the end of filming on ‘The End Of Time’.
The video, entitled “The Ballad of Russell and Julie”, is a special thank you from the trio (and the rest of the crew) to Russell T Davies (then Head Writer & Executive Producer/Showrunner) and Julie Gardner (Executive Producer), and tells a comic story of how they brought back Doctor Who in 2005.
Those of you who have read Russell’s book The Writers Tale (you should, you know, it’s very good!) will get some in-jokes, such as the Midshipman Frame/Russell Tovey mention, Russell T Davies’ piling up of cigarettes, and the constant upbeat “Keep calm and carry on” attitude of Julie Gardner as the papers gradually build higher and higher on her desk!