Doctor Who first appeared on British TV on this day in 1963.
Doctor Who was the first mythology that I learned – before ever I ran into Greek or Roman or Egyptian mythologies.
I don’t remember Doctor Who not being part of my life, and it became a part of growing up, along with The Beatles, National Health spectacles, and fog. And it runs deep. It’s in my DNA.
My mother says my first television experience was hiding behind the sofa watching John Pertwee’s Doctor Who. I loved that show.