February 5th, 2021


Whoniversaries 5 February

broadcast anniversaries

5 February 1966: broadcast of "War of God", first episode of the story we now call The Massacre. The Doctor and Steven land in France; the Doctor wanders off looking for an apothecary, and Steven falls in with Huguenots.

5 February 1972: broadcast of second episode of The Curse of Peladon. Jo and the Doctor suspect the Ice Warriors, but they in turn suspect Arcturus; and the Doctor is condemned to death.

5 February 1977: broadcast of second episode of The Robots of Death. Poul suspects Uvanov and relieves him of command; the sandminer's engines are stopped and it starts to sink...

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Friday reading

Koko Takes a Holiday, by Kieran Shea
The Kappa Child, by Hiromi Goto

Last books finished
Elatsoe, by Darcie Little Badger
Sugar and other stories, by A.S. Byatt
The Last Manchu: The Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China

Next books
The Autumn Land, by Clifford D. Simak
A Buzz in the Meadow, by Dave Goulson