Imagine being a Doctor Who fan in 1966 though.
“Oh dear, what’s happening? Is the Doctor dying?
What. The. Shit.”
My nan has been watching Doctor Who from the get-go
According to her the first regeneration made the entire country go ape-shit and she has vivid memories of her entire family being frozen in front of the TV in shock for about an hour
I found this amazing book from 1961, all about “everything a girl should know”. I picked it up expecting it to be a hilarious/terrible throwback, but actually it’s INCREDIBLE and basically includes everything you could possibly want to learn about life, the universe, and everything.
Then I googled it and discovered that they kept publishing the Handbook every few years, apparently edited by the same guy. Look how much times changed between 1961 and 1985:
"This handbook is designed to appeal to young girls and includes information on make-up, fashion, accessories, pets and astrology, as well as figures and statistics."
MAKE-UP AND ASTROLOGY??? What happened to the fromology guide? The morse code tutorials?? The step-by-step instructions on how to film a simple documentary? Ughhhh.