Monday, December 10, 2012

Patrick - behave!

Sad to hear of the death of Sir Patrick Moore, he could be quite an irascible personality and some of his political views were somewhat dodgy at times, but like many of my age he has seemed a permanent and eccentric fixture on our television screens.

Indeed, he presented the BBC programme The Sky At Night for over 50 years, making him the longest-running host of the same television show ever.

On 3rd April 2010, he appeared in the Eleventh Doctor's first story playing himself as one of the experts contacted by the Doctor to help design a computer virus to alert the Atraxi to the whereabouts of Prisoner Zero. This extract shows his sense of humour and willingness to send himself up.

The Doctor: [the Doctor has transmitted the reset virus to everyone in the conference call, and asked them to ensure it is passed on] Any questions?
Patrick Moore: Who's your lady friend?
The Doctor: Patrick - behave!

Another example of his sense of humour can be found when he took a telephone call from the Doctor:

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