[a blog by tim footman]
I've heard people wish that they could be 18 again. I wouldn't say no, but it would have to be a re-run of when I was that age. Being 18 today isn't nearly as much fun...is it?
I was going to say the music was better when I was 18, but I just had a look at the No 1 singles for that year, and it bloody wasn't.
The magic of Basil Brush is the boredom. It was the programme that preceded Doctor Who and I remember willing Basil to shut up and bring the whole painful business to a conclusion so that I could see whether Sarah Jane had survived her fall from the rocket.Boredom is good for children. It fosters the imagination and help develop a healthy stoicism. Having only three, then four television channels, forced millions of people to watch programmes they wouldn't naturally have chosen. It helped to foster empathy.The problem with today's multi-channel environment is that we can have the Doctor Who without the Basil Brush, and that's probably not good us.
Sorry, I meant "not good for us".
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