Time Lords: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and Matt Smith as the Doctor. Montage: BBC

I’ve had a 40-year fondness for Doctor Who. The BBC series was my land of make-believe: an escape from an ordinary 1970s north Dublin suburban childho(...)