John Barrowman, Eve Myles, James Rampton, Russell T Davies and Bill Pullman during the Q&A

“IT’S a new start for the show. It’s a new audience.”

Torchwood creator Russell T Davies speaking at the British Film Institute in London last night.

While John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) reassured fans: “But we never thought of taking it away from you. We never did.

“We want to make it bigger. We want to make it better. We want to spread what is the best of British television from the BBC.”

The Doctor and Adelaide

THE end of an era for Doctor Who approached on a screen in central London today.

“It’s been something that I’ll be forever proud of,” David Tennant told us afterwards.

“Filming the very, very final scenes was very sad.”

The Waters Of Mars is as dark and as thrilling an episode of Doctor Who as any I’ve ever seen.

It’s the second of four farewell specials starring David as the tenth Time Lord.

And it foreshadows his departure in a final two-part story to be screened at Christmas.

The hour-long episode, premiered at the press launch today, will be broadcast on BBC1 at 7pm on Sunday Nov 15.

There’s a full transcript below of this morning’s post-screening Q&A with David and outgoing Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies.

But first a little background.