Forgot to mention, I'm interviewed briefly in the Radio Times this week, in the middle of a feature about my Who episode. It's also one of the RT Choices for this Saturday, but best of all, I get to see my name in the Radio Times, in the Doctor Who listing, as "Writer". When I was a kid, I used to stare at the credits in the RT before the episode was on, searching the listing for any clues as to what wonders lay in store that week. Then when the show was on, I'd insist on watching all the end credits, right the way through, every single week. Drove my mother mad - why do you have to watch them every time? But I had to double check. Sure, Dick Mills did the "Special Sounds" every single week, but what if it was somebody else *this* week? I needed to know these things. No idea why, I just did. Again, I was an odd kid with too much spare time.
All of which is to say, I am ridiculously excited to be in the Radio Times. The article's on page 10, my bit is on page 15, the Choices bit is on page 66, and the listing is page 68, so you can always just have a sneaky look in a shop without paying a quid (other listings magazines are available, as the adverts say). Anyway, you probably won't be able to find it, as I'll be buying all the copies I can, and thrusting them into people's faces, with my name highlighted, shrieking "do you know who I am?? DO YOU???"
Even more excitingly, one of the three spammy things that fell out of the magazine was a catalogue for special elasticated slacks - "up to 52 inch waist and 4 leg lengths at no extra cost". Yes please! The second had a "mini electric hotpot" on sale. And the third was a flyer for cheap broadband. I have no idea what this says about who the hell advertisers think reads the RT. Overweight pensioners who eat hotpot while surfing the net? That's my future, I reckon.