Okay, firstly, thank you Andrew Pixley who gave me a very good steer by pointing out William Hartnell’s possible slip of the tongue on Desert Island Discs. And then there’s my brother, Jack, who moaned that why would anyone want to read another review of an old Doctor Who story? And couldn’t I do something more with a piece on The Myth Makers? Give it a bit more scope. So I tried. This ran in DWM #496. Continue reading
Hah! Well there’s a tiny bit of a story to tell with this one, from DWM #420…
And it begins with this, photographic evidence. I really did spot – and then push myself upon – William Russell in Wagamama one lunch time, an incident I wrote about in my review.
It was a happy coincidence. I was about to start work on this thing, and aside from helping me view the episodes more kindly than perhaps I might, it gave me an additional bit of business for the piece which, for a change, actually seemed worthwhile.
It also highlighted for me a truism. If your review ends up somehow as a sort of valediction for Doctor Who as a TV legend per se, then folk mostly like that. Continue reading