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The Guardian says adult fans of Doctor Who are "pathetic." Well, that's me then. Russell T Davies's reinvention of the BBC classic has been brilliant

By Peter Bazalgette   August 2008

What’s the connection between Richard Dawkins, the world’s 19th most important public intellectual according to readers of this magazine, and Doctor Who, the universe’s top intergalactic time traveller? Hardened atheists and fervent Doctor Who fans will already know. But for everyone else, let me reveal that Dawkins’s wife is the actress Lalla Ward, who once played the Doctor’s female assistant. And it is with the assistant in the current series of Doctor Who that I am concerned. Whereas Dawkins poses questions such as “Is there a God?” and “Why is mankind superstitious?” I want to debate something much more important:…

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