Dr Who on the Box

Like the Tardis, the small television box is far larger on the inside; it's our passport to a kind of tourism, our window on wonders. Our control over the time flow of TV has increased tremendously since Doctor Who's first broadcast in November 1963, when we were helplessly subject to the linear direction of scheduled programmes. Back then, if you missed an episode there was rarely a second chance to see it; and indeed, a whole…