Sunday, 14 June 2015
An end, and a beginning
Dear TV Minus 50 readers
You may have noticed I haven't posted anything here in quite a while. This is because I was getting overwhelmed with keeping the blog on schedule. A lot of work goes in to one of these posts, and as I have to work full time (and maintain some semblance of home life), the weekly deadline's a bit much. So I decided to abandon TV Minus 50 and work on other things - mainly my writing about the lurid end of British cinema, which you can find at jollygoodbabylon.blogspot.co.uk, and which I hope, eventually, to make into a book. But, I missed writing about 60s TV - so I decided to start a Doctor Who one-episode-at-a-time blog, recycling stuff I'd already written and writing new posts on the episodes I missed during my various sabbaticals. It's not a very original idea, and while writing it I was missing the context of other TV shows TV Minus 50 put it in to...
Anyway, to cut a long story short, I've finally decided to put each episode of Doctor Who into context with what else was on TV at the time (the idea that inspired TV Minus 50 in the first place - but don't worry if you're not keen on Doctor Who - there will be plenty of other things), but drop the "50 years ago" angle. This way, I can take my time over writing each post, and I can go back and catch up on weeks I've missed. It's all happening at practicallyeverythingmydear.blogspot.co.uk - at the moment I'm editing things I've already written here into the new format, but there will be new stuff coming soon, and I hope you enjoy it.