Saturday September 15th2000 AD Prog 131 - this week’s Judge Dredd (Sob Story) is set on an aerial superhighway where a housing shortage has resulted in citizens constantly driving around the city in their mobile homes. Probably the story that inspired Russell T Davies to write the 2007 Doctor Who episode Gridlock.
Top of the Pops - difficult to find information about this one online, but this list tells me it was presented by Dave Lee Travis, who was under investigation as part of Operation Yewtree when it was repeated and has therefore been excised from history.Friday September 14thThe first official date in any of my Fairburn books: the beginning of Topic 1.Carole Hersee, the test card girl, reveals what she looks like all grown-up on BBC 1’s Points of View.
Doctor Who: Destiny of the Daleks, Part Three - in which Davros, creator of the Daleks, has been resurrected after sitting in a corridor for thousands of years. This time played by a different actor, but using the original actor’s face mask. Which doesn’t entirely work. There’s also a scene where the Doctor violently rips open a woman’s top to have a look at her chest. It’s to check whether or not she’s a robot - you have to rip their blouses open to do that, apparently - but pretty disturbing nonetheless. And if that’s not enough to rouse your interest, this is also the episode in which the Doctor infamously orders the Daleks to “spack off”.