Donna’s years of waiting for her favourite genocidal maniac finally come to an end, and half of us rejoice.
We’ve finally arrived at the point where the views of this podcast’s hosts on the Doctor’s current companion may drastically diverge from one another. That’s right, herewith, Donna Noble, whom he and we last encountered in The Runaway Bride, is a series regular. Cue either standing ovations or deep sighs, depending on whether you hold her in high esteem.
(So momentous an occasion was it when we sat down to discuss ‘Partners in Crime’, in fact, that somehow we totes malotes forgot to mention on the record which episode we were reviewing.)
Fresh off the boat, so to speak, The Doctor is back in London — that’s London, England, UK, Earth, around about the present day. This time, he’s investigating the potentially alien shenanigans of Adipose Industries, a fat-burning conglomerate promising to transform Britain’s waistlines.
Unbeknownst to him, Donna Noble is doing the exact same thing, in-between getting lectured by her mum and spilling her guts to her kindly granddad, who in turn happens to be none other than Wilfred Mott, played by Whovian legend, Bernard Cribbins.
Listen to our review of this controversial Doctor Who episode now!
PS: Here are the photos of Drew doing a Donna Noble / Catherine Tate impression that Ponken took mid-episode: