Wednesday 22 February 2012

Louise Page - The Tie Four story:
The End Of Time special

Last time we heard from Louise Page, she told us the story of Tie Four, the popular swirly tie.

She explained how when she bought it, it was the last tie in the shop, so lacking repeats for stunt-doubles and damages, she used it sparingly during the Tennant era.

But the story doesn’t quite end there.

Being her (and David’s) personal favourite, it was first choice for the Tenth Doctor’s closing scenes.
Louise now shares with us the background to the Tenth Doctor’s emotionally charged departure.

Filming for The End Of Time allowed for the only opportunity for David Tennant and Matt Smith to appear together in a unique publicity photograph.
As you can see they are both wearing the Christian Lacroix tie - but how is that possible if there was only one?

Louise Page explains how sometimes the camera can lie . . .

You can now hear about how the tie appeared
in the subsequent story,
The Eleventh Hour,
over on my Eleventh Doctor Blog

Thanks to Kevin Coppa for giving the interview clips the polished look, and enormous thanks to Louise Page for sharing her memories of dressing the Tenth Doctor with us all


  1. Wow. That's so bizarre. It's crazy to think that due to a decision based on a tie choice, that they had to split screen David and Matt together in a simple publicity shot.

    Very interesting. You'd never know otherwise!

    1. Yes, funny how one discussion has a knock-on effect - like the GAP trousers being chosen for their fabric, then using them to make a suit . . ..