This is a Tweet where you have to show it all or it makes no sense:
"Bill if you take this TV thing, you're finished. You're an actor, for God's sake! Theatre! Movies! I've seen that script too – it's kid's stuff, embarrassing! Not even a medical drama! I'm begging you, Bill – do not do this." pic.twitter.com/j9NV5hbRMT
— Danny Baker (@prodnose) October 20, 2019
(LATER: In the first version of this posting, it said “22 people are talking about this”. And I put, at this point: “Make that 23”. Ho ho. But now I note that the above manifestation of this tweet automatically updates itself. Blog and learn.)
Maybe, to you, that tweet still makes no sense. Well, on the right there is a black-and-white fifties British film actor, saying all that stuff. And on the left, William Hartnell, about to become the very first Doctor Who.
It was surely this attitude, that television didn’t matter and would never amount to anything, which was all part of why some of those early Doctor Who episodes went missing. Shame. Selfishly, I don’t much mind, because I never got excited about Doctor Who when it first happened. But I have a friend who still does mind.