The Doctor Is In

26 April 2013 #431

Cover Story: The Doctor Is In

Image courtesy of BBC/BBC Worldwide

Eleven re-generations and an all-ages fan base are proof that Doctor Who is a huge success. On the show’s 50th anniversary, Lee Zachariah maps the Time Lord’s journey from shoddy props to space-age design, and puts a sonic screwdriver to the question: why do people still love The Doctor?

Brianna Davidson meets one half of the Canadian indie duo Tegan and Sara; Thuy On reviews the new book by Booker winner Julian Barnes; David Cohen traces the history of surfing on the silver screen; memoirist Jo Case explains how a difficult diagnosis rejuvenated her love of writing; and, in our ‘Roving Eye’ photo essay, photographer Dave Tacon presents scenes of grit and optimism on the streets of Burma’s capital, Rangoon.

This edition’s ‘Vendor Profile’ is Peter from Perth. And we have ‘Streetsheet’ contributions from Greg in Adelaide, Clarissa in Melbourne, Ted and Ronnie in Brisbane and Jason, Annemarie, Eddy and Athol in Sydney. There’s also a great photo and a personal message from our three longest-serving vendors in BrisbaneTom, Ted and Raph.

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