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Doctor Who: The Vampires of Venice – Review

Rory joins the Tardis in Toby Whithouse’s sumptuous Venetian adventure

By Patrick Mulkern | October 18, 2013 | Radio Times

The Doctor bursts out of a cake at Rory’s stag do and takes him and his fiancée Amy on a “romantic” date to Venice in 1580. The travellers befriend Guido, a boat builder whose daughter has been enlisted into the House of Calvierri. The school is run by the severe Signora Rosanna and her lustful son Francesco, who are turning the young women in their charge into vampires. The Doctor realises that Rosanna is a fish-like alien predator from Saturnyne. Fleeing the crack in time, she and her kind have taken refuge on Earth – and she intends to sink Venice so that her children can feast on the locals. Continue reading Doctor Who: The Vampires of Venice – Review
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My Life in Travel: Helen McCrory

 ‘I was a teenager in Paris and I was proposed to there. It’s special to me’

Laura Holt |

Helen McCrory is an actress. She is currently appearing in BBC2’s crime drama, Peaky Blinders, which concludes this Thursday at 9pm

First holiday memory?

Buying a postcard in the Seychelles of a flamenco dancer. The dress was sewn with cotton: she had black hair and a yellow dress, bright red beads and a castanet. I thought it was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen. It’s had a huge influence on my wardrobe ever since. My father was a diplomat so we lived in Africa – in Cameroon and Tanzania – and also in Norway and Paris.

Favourite place in the British Isles?

Wales. We go to Damian’s family [McCrory is married to the actor, Damian Lewis]. They have a place in the Brecon Beacons. My grandfather, who is also Welsh, used to call it “God’s country”. I might not be religious, but I do agree.

Ideal travelling companion?

My husband, Damian. I think that might be quite a few people’s answer, but I just happen to be married to him. We travel a lot and he’s ideal because he’s very interested in where we go and in meeting people. He always reserves judgement. I think that’s very important.

Beach bum, culture vulture or adrenalin junkie?

We just got back from the north of Ibiza. I loved discovering all those little coves, the little beaches and eating really good sardines on plastic tables in huts beside the beach. We walked around the Old Town and sailed on a yacht. I was completely charmed. Continue reading My Life in Travel: Helen McCrory