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The Fourth Doctor once used a pound coin to trigger a sequence of events that saw his pound swapped for another before this new coin landed in a sweet shop till. The startled stall owner knocked a table dropping a bag of jelly babies into a woman's handbag which Doctor deftly took as she passed him by, considering them "bought and paid for". (AUDIO: Chain Reaction)
Unit of currency Edit
Susan Foreman caught the attention of her teachers because of her inability to remember how many shillings were in a pound when she and the First Doctor settled in London in 1963. She believed Great Britain had switched to the decimalised pound, something that had not yet occurred. (TV: "An Unearthly Child")
The Tenth Doctor went back in time and borrowed a pound from Geoff Noble in order to buy a lottery ticket for his daughter Donna Noble. He then gave the lottery ticket to her mother Sylvia Noble and grandfather Wilfred Mott to pass on as a wedding present in 2010. (TV: The End of Time)
The Eleventh Doctor gave Craig Owens three thousand pounds as rent money for 79A Aickman Road. He was unsure of whether or not that was a lot of money, though he thought it looked like a lot. Speaking with Craig over the phone, Sophie expressed concern that he showed up with a paper bag with three grand in it, suspecting he may be a drug dealer. (TV: The Lodger)
According to one account, the UK was no longer using this currency by 2050, having switched to credits. (TV: Oroborus) According to another, however, the UK had converted to the Euro some time before 2062. (PROSE: The Last Dodo)
Exchange rates Edit
- In 2008, £1 was worth slightly more than fifty Sto credits. (TV: Voyage of the Damned)
- £1 was worth approximately 5.1 Hyspero Dirnas. (PROSE: The Panda Book of Horror)
Behind the scenes Edit
In the real world, the decimalised pound was introduced in 1971, eight years after the airing of the television story An Unearthly Child.