And as one Time Lord prepared to hand over to another, there were tearful goodbyes to be said elsewhere in the entertainment world. November saw the death of Simpsons star Marcia Wallace, marked by a chalkboard message from her on-screen pupil Bart, while we also said goodbye to British tough-guy actor Lewis Collins, aka Bodie from 70s crime drama The Professionals.
There were new beginnings, too, for Coronation Street – which unveiled its expanded Trafford-based set – and I’m a Celeb, which revealed the latest batch of stars heading for the Australian jungle. And we got a first look at the couple at the heart of the hot-hot-hotly-anticipated movie version of EL James’s saucy novel Fifty Shades of Grey.
Of course, it wasn’t just November, it was also Movember. RadioTimes.com celebrated with a gallery of some of the most inspirational moustaches from TV and film, while the body art continued as Twitter got excited by the news that veteran BBC broadcaster David Dimbleby had got himself a tattoo, at the ripe old age of 75.
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