The door opens and in comes Mr. Logan, played by David Tennant. Lauren is checking him out and says something when she is concerned with his Scottish accent: “Are you qualified to teach English Sir?” – Lauren. “I am perfectly qualified to teach English.” – Mr. Logan. “Right, have we got double English or double Scottish?” – Lauren. Mr. Logan casually asks Lauren if her name is Lauren Cooper and is in no way surprised when he discovers it is.
Mr. Logan has a positive attitude and nothing, not even Lauren will get to him. He is passionate about William Shakespeare and will defend his work in any situation. Lauren is arrogant and careless and doesn’t give a shit about English or William Shakespeare. Mr. Logan begins to talk about Shakespeare’s sonnets, when Lauren rudely interrupts him. He tries to ignore her, continuing on with Shakespeare, but pauses when Lauren asks him a question: ‘Are you the doctor?” Mr. Logan responds with: “Doctor Who?” Lauren tries to catch him out, as she thinks he looks just like Doctor Who. Mr. Logan denies his identity as Doctor Who, reassuring Lauren that he is her English Teacher.
“I think you’re a 945 year time lord”, “Did you just pitch up for Mars?” “Have you parked the Tardis on a meter?” – Lauren. Lauren is beginning to really piss Mr. Logan off and she resorts him to saying the harsh words of that he will fail her if she does not shut up.
Devious Lauren begins to say her famous tag line: “Am I Bovvered?” but she adds a Shakespearean twist on it. Mr. Logan was completely oblivious as to what length Lauren would go to, to get her own way. Mr. Logan cannot seem to say anything right in her eyes: “right I’m calling you’re parents!” – Mr. Logan. “Are you disrespecting the house of Cooper?” – Lauren. Lauren takes what Mr. Logan says and twists it around. She finds her attitude amusing, but Mr. Logan does not.
To Mr. Logan’s amazement, Lauren begins to re-sight a Shakespeare sonnet. She comes across as an unintelligent, exasperating schoolgirl, but her attitude hides an intelligent side. She is sure Mr. Logan will be impressed with her now. However, he proves that he is Doctor Who when he takes his sonic screwdriver out of his jacket pocket and instantly turns her into a miniature figure of Billie Piper: “That’s better. A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” – Mr. Logan.
This is the perfect example of a brilliant English comedy. Catherine Tate does not disappoint. How appropriate was that? For Mr. Logan to actually show that he is Doctor Who. Brilliant stuff! Just shows, you never know who your teachers secretly might be.