To mark the 50th anniversary a London literary magazine, Litro, has published an essay on the theme of Doctor Who.
Back in October, Litro magazine editor Dan Coxon asked for submissions, "...we want to hear is how The Doctor has influenced you over the last fifty years. We want personal memories of growing up with the show, reminiscences of the stories that affected you most deeply - maybe even the lengths your fandom has taken you to over the years. We’d like to hear what you think of The Doctor’s identity in his different incarnations, the gender politics of Doctor Who, even the casting of Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor. We’re open to the conventional and the strange, the old and the new. After all, this is time travel we’re talking about."
On Saturday November 23rd, Tim Brook, an English teacher and translator, was announced as the winner with his submission "Doctor Who: The Curse of the Celery"
Tim's essay recalls a fascination with Peter Davison's stick of celery, the desperate lengths he went to ensure he never missed an episode and the near miss of his favourite Time Lord's regeneration.
You can read Tim's winning submission here Doctor Who: The Curse of the Celery and follow his personal blog at Whovian Leap
Our congratulations to Tim on breaking into London literary circle and crossing into a new universe for Doctor Who.