So the Sunday night will kick off at about 19:30. I’ll get the youngest children to bed and then sit down to watch Doctor Who (slightly delayed thanks to Sky+) with my daughter.
Then I’ll get her to bed before switching to the recording (in progress) of BBC Three‘s Doctor Who Confidential for a look at how the episode was made and the chance of a glimpse at the new series/Christmas special.
Then it’s back to BBC Two in time for the start of series 14 of Top Gear where the lads will investigate a famous Romanian road.
And if that wasn’t enough BBC Four has a Mars night with a Horizon guide to Mars, To Mars by A-Bomb and the Sky at Night Exloring Mars – so Sky+ will be working pretty hard all night.
I’m putting the details of the episodes I’ve mentioned above below so you can decide to skip it if you want to stay spoiler pure.
The Top Gear episode features an Aston DBS Volante, a Ferrari California, a Lamborghini Gallardo Spider and Ramania. James is on the track in power limos and a Bananananana.
In Doctor Who the year is 2059, the local is Bowie Base One and the planet is Mars. The message ‘don’t drink the water – in fact – don’t touch it either’.
In addition to all of that brilliance both will be available on BBC HD, so if you have a HD TV/box you’ll be able to go from Doctor Who, through Confidential and then on to Top Gear without even changing the channel.
For me, I’ll be able to make my second watch a high quality watch on my 22 inch monitor from a BBC iPlayer HD download – beautiful.
Which means Monday will be equally impressive – I’ll have the Spooks from Friday (yes I gave in and watched the ‘next episode’ on BBC Three), a repeat of Doctor Who and Top Gear – not to mention the mass of other shows I’ve recorded or downloaded including Family Guy, How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory and Stargate Universe.