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The real celebration of Dr Who should have occurred on the morning of Monday 25 November. It was at that time 50 years ago, in the playground just before school started, that we knew something significant had happened. A quarter of the kids at St Michael's C of E primary were in deep discussion trying to comprehend the true nature of time, space and relative dimension. The first screening of the BBC's Dr Who had content so profound that many of us children were actually thinking with depth and intensity for the very first time in our lives.

Later that morning, one brave girl even dared to ask our teacher: "Miss - if you went back in time and changed something that altered your future, could you still come back to the same present?" To the teacher's credit, she acknowledged that perhaps this question cannot be answered.

So in 1963 the BBC initiated both thinking and questioning and for many of us a lifelong fascination with science. This indicates that the BBC has a value beyond computation.

Ronald Elliott


Victoria, Australia

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