Saturday September 29thJohn-Paul II becomes the first Pope to visit Ireland. At Killineer, he calls for an end to violence and a “return to the ways of peace”.Doctor Who: City of Death - Part One, in which - ***SPOILER WARNING!!*** - a green-headed Cyclops from Paris forces Leonardo da Vinci to paint six Mona Lisas so that he might sell them all in the future in order to finance a time travel experiment such that he may travel back in time and stop himself blowing up in a spaceship at the exact same time as the dawn of life on Earth, which obviously has to be stopped or we’d all cease to exist. This was written largely by Douglas Adamsunder a pseudonym, though it would be another year or so before I recognised that name. Given the stories we’ve heard since about the circumstances under which this story was written, I like to think the character of Professor Kerensky, locked in a cellar and forced to work too hard, too fast, without any sleep, is actually Adams writing about himself.2000 AD Prog 133
Friday September 28thThe first edition of Friday Night, Saturday Morning, presented by Ned Sherrin, with guests including Christopher Reeve and Willie Rushton.