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12/25/2006 01:39:00 am - Reported by DWNP Archive

December 25, 2006  •  Posted By John Bowman
The Boxing Day edition of the Sun looks back at "The Runaway Bride" by reporting that fake cash used in the show is selling for five times its mock face value.

Illustrated with a close-up of one of the "London Credit Bank" tenners plus a Christmas publicity image of David Tennant as the Doctor with sonic screwdriver outside the Tardis, it describes the scene in which a cashpoint churns out a fortune in the notes and says fans scooped up handfuls of the funny money after the scene had been filmed in Cardiff.

According to the piece, a show insider says the picture of Tennant was an in-joke, adding: "We can’t have real cash fluttering about — the licence-payers wouldn’t be too impressed.” It also quotes a Doctor Who collector as saying: “Any items from the show are going for a premium. The going rate for these notes is £50."

As previously reported on Outpost Gallifrey, the notes have an illustration of Tennant instead of the Queen and, in a nod to "The Christmas Invasion", bear the legends "I promise to pay the bearer on demand the sum of 10 satsumas" plus "No second chances. I'm that sort of man".

The notes also carry a small picture of the Tardis in place of the usual silver security seal, as well as the initials "DT" where the "EIIR" monogram normally goes, and have a "© BBC Cymru Wales" statement.

In addition, fake £20 notes featuring an illustration of show producer Phil Collinson were printed for the special. These had a "sterling value" as opposed to "satsuma value" and stated "There's no point being grown up if you can't be a little childish sometimes" — a misquote from "Robot" — in place of the "No second chances. I'm that sort of man" lines. Click on