Saturday 20 October 2018


Doctor Who

Peter Hitchens tuned into the first episode of the latest series of Doctor Who - the one where "a large clove of garlic from another galaxy was trying to take over the world by stealing people’s teeth" - and found it:
...a heavy-handed expression of equality and diversity propaganda, a comprehensive school, post-Christian, multicultural mish-mash, so full of pious messages that it left no room for a decent plot...
So I'm guessing he'll not be pursuing Jodie Whittaker's new Doctor much further. 

I have to say that I am watching and enjoying it, but it looks as if the "equality and diversity propaganda" is going to get even more heavy-handed. This week's episode will apparently see the Doctor travel to Alabama in 1955 where she'll witness Rosa Parks refuse to give up her bus seat for a white passenger before "Jodie's sidekicks then discuss the problems of racism today". And a future episode will explore sidekick Yaz Khan's family history during the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Sounds fun!


  1. It can only be a matter of time before Dr Who finds herself in 1930s Soviet Russia, where she is mightily impressed by
    the increase in tractor production figures and the happiness of the workers.

    1. That will be in another time and another dimension.

    2. Schoolboy error - time isn't even matter! :)


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