Craft Britannia & British Emporia Xmas BNR 6pm launch
Friday 29th Nov - 11.59pm Sunday 1st Dec GMT
The link will be posted in this PREVIEW once it’s open. :)
Fifty years ago at 5.15pm on November 23rd 1963, a mysterious exile from another world appeared on BBC One - the Doctor.
Right from the beginning, Head of Drama Sydney Newman had wanted a programme to slot into the schedule between the live sports coverage of ‘Grandstand’ and the pop music review programme ‘Juke Box Jury’, and so #DoctorWho was created.
'Doctor Who' would continue to occupy our Saturday evening tea-time slot for 18 years. In 1982, the series was moved to a mid-week position in a bid to test the schedules to find out which days of the week would best suit a twice-weekly soap opera (BBC EastEnders eventually hit our screens in 1985).
When #DoctorWho returned to BBC One in 2005 after a long time off the air, it was once again designed as a Saturday night family show, just as it had been right at the start.
Today we celebrate 50 years of the programme with a feature-length anniversary episode at 19:50 GMT on BBC One.
In 2013 if someone is organizing a protest at your school, how will you find out about it and be updated and reminded about it? Probably through technology that requires the internet (emails, facebook) etc.So what is the point of trivializing the impact that the internet has, on of all things, activism when we all fucking know it isn’t trivial at all..
The people whining about “internet activism” and “social justice warriors” are never the people doing activism anywhere so I don’t know what makes them feel like the experts.
Do you really think I could ever in my life bring together 20,000 people to listen to me talk about racism in person..? Do you know how difficult it would be to sign up 20,000 people for a petition in the city I live in.. like sit outside with my 1 clipboard and just wait and walk around and drive until I get 20,000 signatures? I could do that OR I could post a link to a petition and have 20,000 people in different states and countries spread it in under one night…..
So why are we invalidating how powerful and important that is? Why is that funny or embarrassing or silly or trivial?