We look back at some of Doctor Who's Shakespearian connections.
Shakespeare in love?
The Bard was smitten by Martha Jones…
A man of infinite variety.
Doomfinger and Bloodtide
The terrifying Carrionites!
All the world’s a stage
...The Doctor at the Globe.
The Doctor mentioned the Sycorax (above)
...and Shakespeare used the name in The Tempest.
In City of Death (above)
...the Fourth Doctor revealed he helped write Hamlet!
They have their entrances
...Shakespeare’s first appearance in Doctor Who: The Chase (1965).
Shakespeare chats with Queen Elizabeth I
…The Doctor would later get to know her rather well!