It was 1982. The Doctor had regenerated into that vet from All Creatures Great and Small the year before and I was on my way to becoming a full-on Doctor Who fan.
The only problem was that my favourite programme was off screen at the time. I needed my Doctor Who fix but there was no Netflix, no DVDs and not even any videos to satisfy my hunger for Time Lordery. I just had to wait for the new series to begin.
Or did I?
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