August 07, 2003


Iím on Richard Gloverís ABC Radio show at 5.30pm, along with writer Geraldine Brooks and The Australianís Greg Sheridan.

Subjects for discussion include the return to Australian television of Doctor Who. I have strong opinions on this issue, and will not be silenced, no matter how much Sheridan tries to shout me down.

Oh, and we might also talk about ABC budget cuts.

Posted by Tim Blair at August 7, 2003 02:13 PM


Posted by: Yobbo at August 7, 2003 at 02:37 PM

Non-idiotarian guests on the ABC . . . obviously not Radio National.

I hope the ABC website provides a transcript (I'm in Melbourne).

Posted by: steve at August 7, 2003 at 02:52 PM

I'm with you, Tim - return Doctor Who to ABC television ASAP! Even if the people who watch it will be, well, tards.

Posted by: TimT at August 7, 2003 at 03:42 PM

I hope Tim campaigns for a double-header with Dr who and, say, Monkey or The Goodies, just like the old days

Posted by: Aaron at August 7, 2003 at 04:12 PM

Go to the VIZ site- there's an animated GIF titled "Doctor Poo" which feature the Tom Baker era Doc travelling through time and space looking for a quiet spot to snap one off. The finale with Davros is a real hoot.

Posted by: Habib Bickford at August 7, 2003 at 04:29 PM

What's the link Habib?

Posted by: Jake D at August 7, 2003 at 05:23 PM

It's on this page here
(Hope I typed that right.)

Posted by: Buddy Ebsen at August 7, 2003 at 05:29 PM

I thought Greg Sheridan's fullscale rant about the inequity of the Sydney Uni Greiner decision was life-affirming. You were lovely too Tim.

Posted by: Geoff Honnor at August 7, 2003 at 07:14 PM

Sheridan is one lively customer! I could sense him seething about the Greiner decision while I made my own mild (extra mild?) comments. He was still talking about it after the show.

Posted by: tim at August 7, 2003 at 07:44 PM

Nice job, Tim. (Are you sure it's not your reasonable evil twin?)

On Greiner, it initially sounded like you were presenting as your own the view that tobacco is the greatest evil in society . . . your sarcasm was definitely extra-mild.

Posted by: Mork at August 7, 2003 at 08:16 PM

Yep Sheridan's Sydney uni rant was superb. Nice job too, Tim.

Posted by: Gabor at August 7, 2003 at 09:24 PM

You done good Tim, though you did get cut off once or twice.

We've all heard about people with a 'good face for radio'; could I just add that Geraldine Brooks has a good voice for blogging.....

Posted by: GeoffMcC at August 8, 2003 at 12:02 AM

What is this Greiner decision you speak of?

Posted by: Jerry at August 8, 2003 at 11:00 AM

Good job, Tim. Pity nobody strangled that Geraldine Brooks, with the whiney babydoll voice. Obviousy, still recovering from her lobotomy.

Posted by: Rob (No.1) at August 8, 2003 at 02:30 PM

Radio comedy duo Martin/ Molloy's comment on Spielberg's 1996 "Dr Who: The Movie":

"well, the average special effects budget for a Spielberg movie is about $600 zillion, while the average special effects budget for four half-hour Dr Who episodes is about ... what? ... four shillings and six pence. So Spielberg's going to have quite a lot of change left over from this one."

Posted by: Uncle Milk at August 9, 2003 at 11:53 AM