On 10/01/07, Orchid <ironorchid@...
> I can remember Mary being a pain in the BBC's backside, but didn't realise
> she had a problem with Dr Who, why? what could possibly have been the
> problem with Dr Who?
HEr main problem was that it was too scary and too violent for the
target audience...which was about 7 as far as she was concerned....she
had a particular problem with....oh hang on what was it
called....sorry just got up and my brain really isn't
functioning....the episode where the Tom Baker is in the MAtrix and
being drowned at the end of an episode....she went absolutely
ballistic at that claiming that children had to suffer for a whole
thinking the person that they idolised was dead....
Even seven year olds know how to play the game....I think she assumed
that children weren't aware of what a cliff hanger was and couldn't
comprehend that everything was eventually going to go in the Doctors
favour....even in the 70's/80's kids were a damned sight more media
savvy than most adults thought.....
But she also made strange and bizarre claims about anti-christian
content....because only jesus can die and be resurrected...claims of
being in league with satan....unsurprisingly, The Daemons (hence my
comment about wishing she could see Impossible Planet/Satan Pit).
It wasn't just Who she criticised, but it was a favourite bugbear of
hers.....she was often on programmes like BiteBaCk, Points of View and
even 'Thats LIfe' airing her views, mostly because she pretty much
always managed to make herself look ridiculous...she gave good telly
"A Knife and Fork in a World of Soup"