Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Doctor Who 'Million Pound Drop' error

Channel 4 have invited a couple who lost £325,000 on 'The Million Pound Drop' back to the programme after thee show gave the wrong answer to a Doctor Who question.

They were asked "Who played 'Dr Who' for the longest?" and were given the options of David Tennant, Christopher Eccleston, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann.

The couple split their remaining £650,000 between McGann and McCoy but lost their money when it was revealed that the answer was Tennant.

Viewers of the programme contacted Channel 4 and claimed that the answer could in fact be wrong as David Tennant was in the role from 2005 until 2010 (not 2009 as Davina McCall stated) but Sylvester McCoy played the character from 1987 and 1989, however didn't regenerate into Paul McGann's Doctor until the 1996 TV Movie, making him the longest-serving actor to portray the Time Lord.

"Having spoken to the Doctor Who production team at the BBC, the Million Pound Drop producers have confirmed that the correct answer to this question was Sylvester McCoy and not David Tennant as shown on the broadcast on November 5. This is due to Sylvester McCoy's final appearance in a 1996 TV movie," said a Channel 4 spokesperson.

"We apologise for this oversight and as a result, the contestants, Johnny and Dee, will return to the show to finish the game this Friday or Saturday at 10pm on Channel 4 with the £325,000 they placed on McCoy."

(Source: Digital Spy)


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