Tonight's the night. You can feel the sonic crackles of
A new series of Dr Who will hit the screen at peak
viewing time and the only families that won't be watching
are those where the adults spent their 60's childhoods in
Hong Kong or Sao Paolo, haven't a clue what the fuss
is about and didn't spend their Saturday evenings lurking
behind the legendary purple draylon sofa.
Dr Who hysteria is clear psychological evidence of how
parental values influence young children.
This British institution is rooted entirely in the reactionary
nostalgia for all things past that is part of our culture.
....And yes, we'll all be glued to the set, eating fish and chips
round our Victorian fireplace.