It's exactly a month until the actual 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. Permission to be excited, please? Mind you, I'm a bit narked there's no been no announcement subsequent to the initial one of which guests will be attending, and what will be happening at, the big 50th do at Excel over the anniversary weekend. Not that it makes much difference (I'm going anyway, after all, on the Saturday should any LJ/Twitter/Facebook peeps be going and wish to do meety-up things), but it'd be nice to know, y'know?
On which note - last Friday (18th October) was the 50th anniversary of the recording of the first episode - the actual transmitted one, not the version which was, until the early '90s, the untransmitted pilot.
Over on Gallifrey Base, there is, as is usually the case, a lengthy discussion about the possibility of missing episodes being discovered - a discussion which is if anything even more fevered than usual following the discovery of most of Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear in Nigeria. Someone asked if ITV ever sold programmes abroad, and having been assured that they do, someone commented, "Come on Ghana, you can't hold onto Lennie Bennett's Punchlines indefinitely you know." This amused me possibly more than it should have done... ^_^