In the meantime, in-between studying I've begun reading Romanitas, by Sophia McDougall. It's the first of a trilogy apparently, and is based around the idea that the Roman empire never fell and instead went on to take over most of the world. I've read a couple of chapters so far, and it's brilliant. The Graeco-Roman pantheon is still worshipped, crucifixion (with electric crosses!) is the favoured method of execution and the United States is a Roman province. What's not to like? :D
Just saw a trailer for Blackpool on the ABC. It's going to be shown in the summer! So. Much. Tennant. Love.