the new series of Doctor Who and the new companion,
Why didn't she notice that the Globe Theatre had moved in
The Shakespeare Code? Since her hospital is only about
a mile away, you'd think she'd know the area. You can't argue
that the layout of the streets was so different that she wouldn't
notice the move. Since the new Globe is on the river, it's
fairly distinctive - the old one was about 200 yards inland,
as it were.
Also, it's a shame the Doctor didn't point out that he already
knew how Shakespeare got the idea for Hamlet. Francis
Bacon gave him the idea in The Chase, as shown on the
Time/Space Visualiser thingy.
Martha already knew that the Globe would be in a different
location. She does seem better educated in general than Rose,
and definitely a lot more clued up about Shakespeare than
Rose was about Dickens in The Unquiet Dead.
the inspiration behind Hamlet, the episode's writer,
Gareth Roberts, has been very careful to neither confirm nor
deny any of the many previous Who stories
(in all media) in which the Bard has either appeared or been
referred to. Maybe both events conspired to inspire Shakespeare
to write his most famous play. Alternatively, the Time/Space
Visualiser could have been tuned into a fictional drama series
- Beth, Bacon and Bard: The Untold Story perhaps?
And just in case anyone was wondering (as I did for a nanosecond),
why the Doctor was surprised when Shaky works out that he's
a time traveller, despite the fact that they've already met
at earlier points in history (including the Tenth Doctor comic
strip A Groatsworth of Wit and the Fifth Doctor audio
Kingmaker), it's presumably because the Time
Lord didn't think the Bard would recognise him in his latest
all's well that ends well, eh?