Childhood favourites (Was Oh the horror!)

Macrae-Gibson,R R.Macrae-Gibson at
Tue Mar 18 12:04:44 EST 2003

Hmm I don't think he actually wrote for the programme, although he may have been lined up as a future writer (think he was in a writers workshop with the last DW script editor) until the BBC killed the programme off. (Am I still bitter? They make so much money out of the programme and the fans & won't make anything new)
Sorry I'm not counting the Virgin & BBC book series, or any of the video spinoffs or the Big Finish Audio production spinoffs: I can't keep track of it all anymore. Docotor Who on TV or Radio only. (Although at a pinch I'll take the films for novelty value only)
There's at least one fan society called 'behind the sofa'
Personally the most scarey Dr Who monsters were the egyptian mummy robots from Pyramids of Mars.
Creepy. Any takers?

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Andinach [mailto:pandinac at]
Sent: 18 March 2003 16:51
To: dwj at
Subject: RE: Childhood favourites (Was Oh the horror!)

On Sat, 8 Feb 2003, Jon Noble wrote:

> On Dr Who there was a line on the TV series "coupling" the other
> day about couches listing one of their uses as hiding from the
> monsters in Dr Who.

Our couch was always backed up against the wall when I was a kid, so
hiding behind it wasn't much help. I used to run from the room, wait
until I thought it was safe, and then come back and ask what I'd
missed. I still do that occasionally, though not for 'Doctor Who'; I'm
a grown-up now and scared by completely different things.

Incidentally, did you know that the guy who writes 'Coupling' has
actually written for Doctor Who?

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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