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Published on December 6th, 2012 | by Philip Bates

Louise Mensch Loves Doctor Who!

It’s so rare to hear news about politics. Most of the time, it goes completely under the radar. Apparently, there was a politically-type thingy today; something to do with an evil offspring of Norman Osborn, Google tells me.

It’s the news you’ve all been waiting for: this is the day politics and Doctor Who collide. No, there are no repeats of The Happiness Patrol on telly. It’s actually former-MP Louise Mensch, Have I Got News For You? regular and chick-lit (that’s romance novels for anyone with a degree) author, who has come out about her love of all things Doctor Who. Well, not all things, actually, as The Telegraph reports:

For me, Doctor Who was strictly Baker (Tom). Every other Doctor before or since has been so lame by comparison they barely register on the scale. Perhaps the sole exception here is Christopher Eccleston. If he had succeeded Baker I would have stayed watching for longer.

I’m quite impressed with Mensch’s grip on the programme, as she writes:

Stepping into something ordinary and finding yourself whisked across the galaxy … that’s the same idea as the wardrobe in Narnia; and, as a kid, I was forever looking for something better than the drudgery of school.

She originally wrote this for Steve Berry’s wonderful book, Behind the Sofa, collecting together the memories of celebrities as they reminisce about everyone’s favourite show. The book raises money for Alzheimer’s Research UK and you’ll get a good few hours of entertainment and a warm feeling inside.

Or if you’re just a fan of Louise Mensch, you can read her full entry here. Be careful though: we don’t want their site to crash.

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When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything.



4 Responses to Louise Mensch Loves Doctor Who!

  1. avatar castellanspandrel says:

    “if you’re just a fan of Louise Mensch” – hmm, not sure you’ve accurately gauged the mood of the nation there, Batesy.

    • avatar Philip Bates says:

      I’m close friends with Sarcasm. We go to the same Christmas parties, watch the same telly and share the Quality Streets..

      All right, I’m lying… I’ve never been to a Christmas party. :P

  2. avatar Starman says:

    I can thoroughly recommend Behind the Sofa. A great book to dip into and full of wonderful Doctor experiences by some people you might not even think would be fans. And supporting a good cause too.

  3. avatar Philip Bates says:

    When I watched her on Have I Got News For You?, she did seem pretty terrible. But my overriding thought was, ‘wow, she’s really insecure.’

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