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Two anniversaries

Q: Do you remember the Kennedy assassination?
A: Yes, very well.
Q: Was it very shocking?
A: Yes, very shocking.
Q: Did you watch the very first episode of Dr Who?
A: Yes.
Q: Was it frightening?
A: It was fascinating, full of new ideas. The police box that was bigger inside than out! Amazing.

Looking at the BBC’s coverage, one wonders which anniversary they consider the more important.

JFK
William Hartnell

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JFK
Yesterday evening I watched An Adventure in Space and Time, a programme about the making of the first series and about William Hartnell. At times, I thought I was watching The Hour. These programmes seem designed to show off what the props department and costume designers can do. Then having paid all that attention to detail, they get things wrong. Walking Back To Happiness was a hit for the wonderful Helen Shapiro in 1961, not 1964. David Bradley was excellent, as always.

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Tags: dr who, history, jfk, television
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