HE’S had a couple of weeks to settle in now, so what do you think?

Personally I’m warming to the new Doctor Who Matt Smith. He has a built-in advantage, of course, with perhaps the most unusual face on TV. It looks as though those responsible for Steve Bruce’s nose decided to take on a bigger project and created Matt Smith.

In style he’s less of the children’s TV presenter than David Tennant and not as typically Northern as Christopher Ecclestone but I think he’s getting it right and well on the way to defining his own character in one of the most scrutinised roles on British TV. Add in a feisty sidekick (forget all that nonsense about her skirts being too short — I’m old enough to remember Louise Jameson as Leela in a fur bikini) and the show’s shaping up nicely.

Of course, the key to a good Doctor Who episode is that it should have the odd ‘hide behind the sofa’ moment.

We certainly got that in spades on Saturday with the dummy teachers with the revolving heads. Come on, admit it, you were scared weren’t you?

And the good news is we’ve still got the Daleks to come.

So, for the foreseeable future, it looks as though there will be something worth watching on Saturday nights.