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raise a glass to ‘Doctor Who’ for his 45th

This Sunday, November 23, marks the 45th anniversary of the debut of Doctor Who, at 5:15pm Greenwich Mean Time, on BBC1. I don’t remember that — I wasn’t born yet, and I would have been living in America anyway, if I had been. Hell, the actor playing the Doctor today wouldn’t be born for another … more…

a few ‘Doctor Who’ish scenes from Stratford-upon-Avon

One fish-and-chips takeaway place clearly knows what audience it’s catering to at the moment: Found this in a shop called Past Times, which sells doodads aimed at Anglophiles that recall earlier and more romantic eras. This charming bit of nostalgia apparently hails from the 1950s: it is a tabletop-size replica of a thing that police … more…