November 23rd 1963: Doctor Who debuts
On this day in 1963, the first episode of Doctor Who was broadcast by the BBC. The original series starred William Hartnell as the protagonist known only as ‘the Doctor’, a Time Lord who travels through time in his blue police telephone box called the TARDIS with his companions. Since Hartnell, there have been 10 other actors who have played the iconic role, the current being Matt Smith. Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction drama in the world. It remains an immensely popular show, and an integral part of British culture. Today at 7.50pm on BBC One a 50th anniversary special will air.
50 years ago today
Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who.
Tumblr Tuesday: Typhoon Haiyan Relief Edition
Direct from the Office of the President of the Philippines.
Inspiring, enlightening updates from UNICEF’s humanitarian efforts around the world. Donations given now help supply health kits, hygiene kits, and clean water to affected Filipino communities.
A look inside the lives of Filipino children currently living in evacuation zones. Citizens of Great Britain can donate £5 by texting DONATE to 70066.
Doctors Without Borders
Documenting their pursuit of a better cure for TB as well as their emergency responses to natural disasters. Cargo teams are currently prepping supplies to be sent to the Philippines, just one of the 60 countries Doctors Without Borders aids every year.
In Other News
Comprehensive but digestible daily round ups of what’s happening around the world. Stay updated on the most recent news from the Philippines, ways to help, and places to donate money to typhoon survivors.
For more ways to help our friends in the Philippines, look here.
In a matter of hours on Friday, Typhoon Haiyan completely devastated parts of the central Philippines. It was one of the strongest storms ever recorded. The death toll is estimated up to 10,000 with hundreds of thousands more displaced. The country has declared a “state of calamity.”
To all our…
Last Friday, typhoon Haiyan locally called typhoon Yolanda one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded in history hit the Philippines leaving 20 provinces devastated. An estimated 4 million people were affected. 10,000 deaths were reported as of date. Thousands of families have lost their homes and loved ones. We need all the help we can get. Here’s a condensed list of how you can help and where you can send your donations:
FOR THOSE IN THE PHILIPPINES
- text donations via Globe
- Red Cross and DSWD relief operations (infographic)
- list of ongoing relief operations via Rappler
- donations via ABS-CBN News
- donations via Victory Philippines
- Tulong Kabataan Relief Drive
- relief operations via University of the Philippines
- relief operations via the Department of Education
- pick-up locations for donations via Air 21
- donations via the Philippine Red Cross (including PayPal)
- donations via Global Giving
- donations via Habitat for Humanity
- donations via World Food Programme
- donations via ANCOP Foundation USA
- donations via UNICEF Philippines
- donations via CARE Australia
- donations via Caritas Internationalis
- donations via GMA Network (credit card)
- donations via World Vision
- donations via AmeriCares
- donations via Samaritan’s Purse (Canada)
- donations via Canadian Red Cross (or you can text REDCROSS or ROUGE to 30333 to donate $5)
Tumblr sent me this to tell me that I’ve been on tumblr for 3 years now. Wow, time flies.
Oh, good show Giles. At least you didn’t get knocked out for a change.
The first time since this episode aired that this statement is accurate btw