Did you spot these Doctor Who references in Good Omens?
Good Omens is returning to Prime Video in 2023 for a second season starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen as the adventures continue of the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley continue. Created by Neil Gaiman and based on his and Terry Pratchett’s 1990 book of the same name, Good Omens has been a big hit for Amazon’s streaming service and fans can’t wait to see it return.
However, before we look forward to what will happen next in the series, we have time to pause and look back at the show’s first season – and today the discussion turns to the number of Doctor Who references that are hidden in the show.
With David Tennant about to return to the TARDIS as the Fourteenth Doctor as part of three 60th anniversary specials and all eyes being on the BBC sci-fi franchise with Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson’s season 14 within touching distance, we thought – well, why not look at some crossovers.
Here’s a few we found, did you spot them all?
Doctor Who references in Good Omens
Fourth’s scarf colours
In episode two of the show, you may have admired the tie that Newton was wearing. Look familiar? Well, yes – of course, it does. That tie is the same colour as one of the most famous Doctor Who wearables ever to have featured in the series, the scarf worm by Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor.
In the very first episode of the show we see the car of the Young’s enter on a dark night, and there is something familiar about the numberplate. Yep, SIDRAT, if you turn it around (as has been done above) is actually something that will be familiar to Doctor Who fans… it spells TARDIS. A subtle but brilliant Easter egg hidden in plain sight!
In episode four of season one, Crowley goes in search of another planet and whilst browsing comes across a place that fans of Doctor Who might just recognise – yes, that’s right, the Doctor’s very own home planet of Gallifrey is listed in the book. Could that be the best place to hang out while the apocalypse is happening on Earth?
Good Omens returns to Prime Video in the summer of 2023 for a second season.
Doctor Who returns for three 60th anniversary specials starring David Tennant in November with season 14 of the show starring Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson to follow.
- Love Doctor Who? Get all the latest Doctor Who news and views from Screen OD
- Looking for some entertainment? Have you tried our general knowledge quiz questions and answers yet? Or browse all the Screen OD quizzes.
- Want to supercharge your streaming? Take a look at our guide to Netflix secret codes for TV and movie fans
- Love TV and movies? Try Screen OD on YouTube...