Doctor Who, Home life

G rated?

The question of what's suitable content for kids is an ongoing one that has plagued the entertainment industry for decades. To guide people, we have the classification system -- G, PG, M, MA, R -- which I think most of the time does a reasonable job of warning people about what they can expect to find. But sometimes it seems like it slips up a bit. You'd hope that the Office of Film and Literature

Doctor Who, Friends and loved ones

Happy new year

Well, here we are, 2004. As you may have noticed, I've been busy so far with extracurricular activities. But I won't bore you with that. Instead let me tell you about the car. Tony got the collector's edition version of Doctor Who: The Three Doctors for Christmas - in the special box with a toy "Bessie" (the Doctor's car). Despite urging from myself and Rae, he wouldn't open it. Collector's

Doctor Who

He’s back (Who’s back?)

He's back... Is Doctor Who just for kids? It's something I vehemently denied in my teenage years, when I was an avid viewer. It seemed far too cool to be a kids' show. But with the venerable time lord about to return to our screens next Monday, and my own kids utterly hooked on the show, it's worth considering again. In retrospect it appears that from the very start, the conce

Doctor Who, Working life

New blood / Meanwhile in television land

Following the departure of Mr Speakerphone and numerous others around the floor, the new blood has started to arrive. As yesterday morning one bloke had already positioned himself in the office next to my desk. No sooner had I arrived than I found him starting up a speakerphone conversation with someone to find a meeting room. With his office door open. Uh uh. No way. I'm not going through this