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Sunday, July 6

How lucky we are

This will sound lame. It's way too late in the day and I should be asleep. I just used the BBC iPlayer to watch the season finale of Doctor Who. I downloaded it first so that it came onto my laptop screen at pretty damned good quality. I was a little kid again, totally engulfed and transported into a world for 65 minutes.

We have Doctor Who back and perhaps it's better than I remember it from being a kid. It's certainly gripping. We also have the technology to let me watch it, even though I wasn't anywhere near a TV when it was officially broadcast. We also have a BBC that bothers to make a programme on the scale. We have actors and writers and special effects people who can create such a vision.

In short, we are very lucky to have our Doctor Who to enjoy.

I regret not seeing the episodes that I could have seen. I am sorry I don't always have time to watch this sort of thing, or that I choose to spend my time taking in less worthy stuff.

But it's a positive marking scheme where Doctor Who is concerned. I've seen and enjoyed enough episodes to put me in touch with a childhood hero and to enable me to understand the world I occasionally drop in on.

I like being a giggly kid again for an hour every so often.

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