‘The Ballad of Russell and Julie’, A Musical Tribute to the Creators of the Rebooted ‘Doctor Who’ Series

During a Doctor Who wrap party in 2011, actors David Tennant, Catherine Tate, and John Barrowman performed “The Ballad of Russell and Julie,” a musical tribute to Russell T. Davies (RTD) and Julie Gardner, the creators of the new version of Doctor Who, which was first broadcast ten years ago today. The tribute pokes gentle fun at RTD’s smoking uncertainty and Gardner’s incredible confidence.

Let’s do it, let’s do it. We’ll make a brand new Doctor Who. We’ve got Chris in, all’s missing is a sightly onboard crew. It’s not silly to ask Billie with women all from here to Porthilly, let’s do it, let’s do it tonight. …My decision to use your vision will make the show the best thing on television. Let’s do it, let’s do it tonight.