So I have not yet caught up with watching the Christmas Dr Who episode properly but Rose did and today she decided to watch some older episodes, returning to series 4, she put on an episode called The Fires Of Pompeii http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fires_of_Pompeii
The cast list for the two episodes contains some very interesting details, both Amy Pond (don’t know actress’s name) and Peter Capaldi were in the older episode alongside Catherine Tate and David Tennant, so you might say that there could well be some other interesting details and information’s to be found for the sharp eyed fan of such series.
I am unsure of the full proper history of Pompeii although I believe the Volcano story to be true in that the entire place was covered in lava from the exploding Volcano and it has since been excavated and you can see people like statues almost like weeping angels were you to visit the site. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pompeii
The only other Pompeii references that spring to mind were old Frankie Howard comedies such-as Up Pompeii http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Up_Pompeii
So there you have it another group of references and pointers and information that may or may not be interesting to some of you