A Christmas message to #PeterCapaldi

Goodbye 12 We loved the colour of your kidneys   Up and down history he goes, zip, zip, zip, zip, zip—getting into scrapes #KnowHistoryMaterialiseAnywhen Wholiday Wishes Free articles Recent articles include: Trial of a Time Lord;  The Almost 500-year Diary; Watch with Mother; The Thirteen Doctors; Doctor Who in China. About the book Buy the […]

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Wholiday Advent(ures) 4

Adventures in Whostory Introducing Doctor Who and History Continuing from the previous post … In December 1963 Donald Baverstock, BBC’s chief of programs, author- ized the making of an additional ten episodes of Doctor Who, meaning that there would be 36 in total in the first series. He used this as an opportunity both to […]

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Wholiday Advent(ures) 3

Adventures in Whostory Introducing Doctor Who and History Continuing from the previous post … Early efforts of the program and its production team at teaching history were earnest, and the production crew expected writers and script-editors to do their homework, even in comedies. Several of Doctor Who’s writers have had degrees or a background in […]

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Wholiday Advent(ures) 2

Adventures in Whostory Introducing Doctor Who and History Continuing from the previous post … The story of the Doctor’s character development is well-documented; he is a mysterious being traveling through the “past, future, and sideways” in his TARDIS, a time machine stuck in the shape of a British police phone box, itself now an icon […]

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Wholiday Advent(ures)

Adventures in Whostory Introducing Doctor Who and History “Historians,” writes Penelope J. Corfield, “are often asked: what is the use or relevance of studying History?” Her reply, that “the study of the past is essential for ‘rooting’ people in time,” could have been written with Doctor Who in mind. While some lack a sense of […]

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