Nick Brown

I've embarked upon an open ended mission, pretending to travel back in time and watch classic television on (or close to) the fiftieth anniversary of original broadcast date; getting a sense of the context, the magic of that first viewing.

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Rewatching... 'Doctor Who: The Abominable Snowmen' - Episode One
2 months ago
Saturday 30 September 1967 Something nasty attacks a small expedition camping in a snowy mountainous region. Another expedition! Last week it was archaeologists, I don't know what these chaps are look...
Rewatching... Doctor Who: Tomb of the Cybermen - Episode 4
3 months ago
"...the power of the Cybermen." Saturday 23 September 1967 Let's just talk about Victoria for a moment. Now those of you who've followed my ramblings may be aware I had a bit of a crush on Polly, so I...
Rewatching... Doctor Who: Tomb of the Cybermen — Episode 3
3 months ago
"I'm really quite lively actually, all things considered." Saturday 16 September 1967 The first thing I notice this week is how the opening music goes on a bit longer over the action before fading, a ...
Rewatching... Doctor Who: Tomb of the Cybermen – Episode 2
3 months ago
"I think perhaps your logic is wearing a little thin." Saturday 9 September 1967 I knew there was something odd about that Cyberman: it was a dummy! The dummy didn't even do the shooting — it was a ta...
Rewatching... Doctor Who: Tomb Of The Cybermen - Episode 1
3 months ago
"Look at him. 'Archaeologist' written all over him." Saturday 2 September 1967 ​Can it really be less than a year since Patrick Troughton took over as Doctor Who? He seems so established, and Hartnell...
Rewatching... Doctor Who: The Evil Of The Daleks - Part 7
6 months ago
"A Dalek questioned an order." Saturday 1 July 1967 Colour television began today on BBC2 with the Wimbledon coverage. This is the first colour television service in Europe. According to The Times we ...