Actually, the romance with Rose grated on me. The Doctor has never had romantic entanglements with humans in the past, even with the most delightful of companions. It seemed to be taking the character in a new direction that felt odd. I mean, if he's truly hundreds of years old, brilliant, and has the experiences of countless lifetimes, why would he be romantically interested in a relative infant chav? Tom Baker is my favourite doctor. Agreed completely on how much fun Top Gear is. Welcome to the BHP forum, Nicki!