Sunday, November 24, 2013

Something Positive (for a change)

The 50th anniversary broadcast of The Day of the Doctor has now been officially recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. Here is how the news was reported today by the London Telegraph:
Last night's episode of Doctor Who has received a Guinness World Record for the world's largest ever simulcast of a TV drama.
The special 50th anniversary show set a new world record after being broadcast in 94 countries across six continents following a massive global campaign.
The Doctor Who episode had an average audience of 10.2 million in the UK, which was among the biggest overnight ratings since the programme was rebooted by the BBC in 2005.
In addition to the TV broadcast, the episode was screened in more than 1,500 cinemas worldwide, including in the UK, US, Canada, Latin America, Germany, Russia and Scandinavia.
While I am more of an occasional dabbler than a rabid fan, I was glad to see that today's papers had something closer to good news to offer for a change. There is something to be said about that many people willing to loose themselves in an elaborate narrative of quirky witticisms about the space-time continuum as an alternative to tuning out the world with a pair of earbuds.

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