Day 18 – ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2016

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Hello everyone! 🙂

It’s Day 18 of ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2016.

What do ‘Doctor Who’ and big band leader Glenn Miller have in common?

Sadly the YouTube video is unavailable due to copyright grounds. This is a temporary image.

‘The Empty Child’/’The Doctor Dances’ by Steven Moffat! One of my favourite stories from the new series of ‘Doctor Who’ is the two-part adventure ‘The Empty Child’/’The Doctor Dances’, featuring Christopher Eccelston as the Ninth Doctor, Billie Piper as Rose and John Barrowman as Captain Jack.

“Are you my mummy?!” In the story, it featured music from Glenn Miller that I was thrilled to hear in the two episodes. The numbers performed included ‘Moonlight Serenade’ and ‘In The Mood’, which were very familiar to me when I watched this two-part story with the Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack.

This video features the closing scene of that two-part story with the Doctor and Rose dancing to ‘In The Mood’ with Captain Jack watching them. It’s one of my favourite scenes from the Ninth Doctor era of ‘Doctor Who’, and it’s good to have the story end on a jaunty, musical number that I knew so well.

I was brought up on Glenn Miller through my Dad as he’s a massive fan of jazz music from the 20s, 30s and 40s. Having Glenn Miller music in a ‘Doctor Who’ story was so refreshing to listen to. It made it personal for me, after having listened to the music and seeing the movies with Glenn Miller in them.

This is one of the best things ever done to have Glenn Miller music in ‘The Empty Child’/’The Doctor Dances’ and it hasn’t been done quite like that again lately. The story can be enjoyed for the scary child who always asks “Are you my mummy?” as well as for the Doctor and Rose dancing to ‘In The Mood’.

Thanks for watching and reading!

Find out what Day 18 – ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2015 was about!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

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