RIP David Bowie

“We can be heroes just for one day”.

He was certainly one of mine. Another legend gone.

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My 42nd birthday

I saw the new year / my 42nd birthday in watching Old Grey Whistle Test: 70s Gold on Yesterday.

For my birthday I got an interesting-looking book – H Is For Hawk by Helen Macdonald – plus money and chocolate. Like last year I also received an email message from Iker Casillas’ official website.

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Christmas 2015

For Christmas I got Ian McMillan’s book Neither Nowt Nor Summat, Volume 13 of Doctor Who: The Complete History – about the making of The Mind Robber (my favourite Who story ever), The Invasion and The Krotons – plus money and chocolate.

I enjoyed The Husbands Of River Song (I’d found the latest Doctor Who series a bit varying in quality).

Tomorrow is my 42nd birthday. Happy 2016 x

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Buon Natale


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Earth Hour 2016

I’ve signed up for 2016’s Earth Hour, which is on Saturday 19th March. You can sign up at

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My Doctor Who wish list

In random order:

1. Some more of the missing episodes to turn up somewhere. Anywhere. Just as long as they’re found. (I would especially like The Power Of The Daleks to turn up somewhere).

2. When the excellent An Adventure In Space & Time is repeated on any channel, they must always show the mini-documentary at the end. (It was repeated on the Drama channel without the bit at the end once, even though it said on the electronic programme guide on my TV that the mini-documentary would be shown.)

3. A sequel to An Adventure In Space & Time about the Troughton era of the show, with a mini-documentary at the end.

4. Actually, come to think of it – to commemorate next year’s 50th anniversary of the first regeneration, some TV company¬†must make a full-length documentary about Pat’s life and career.

5. No moving the new series around in the schedules for other programmes.

6. I’d love to see an episode made in a faux-documentary style. But I think a musical episode would be naff.

7. I don’t mind who the new companion is, as long as it’s not Lindsay Lohan.

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Simpsons Guy

Last night I watched the Family Guy / Simpsons crossover episode on BBC2. As someone who was very disappointed by the Simpsons Movie (the only things I liked in the Simpsons Movie were Green Day and Spiderpig) I felt that the Family Guy / Simpsons crossover should have been feature-length as it just wasn’t long enough to include everything it could have done. I’d love to see a Family Guy / Simpsons / American Dad! / Futurama crossover movie.
Although it should really have been feature-length, Simpsons Guy is still one of my favourite Family Guy episodes. (My absolute favourite Family Guy episode is the Back To The Future one which finishes with Brian singing Never Gonna Give You Up, and my favourite Simpsons episode is Treehouse Of Horror III).

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