User talk:Nwhyte

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Hello Nwhyte, welcome to Wikipedia!

I noticed nobody had said hi yet... Hi!

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Youngest female Who companion[edit]

Who is the youngest female companion then - Sarah Sutton? PMA 11:13, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Probably, though we don't know when Adrienne Hill was born (but it's a fair bet she was in her twenties).Nwhyte 12:07, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Norman Tebbit Doctor Who quote[edit]

How do you know the source for this quote is fictional or satirical? 'Right Ahead' is a genuine magazine, it is the house organ of the Conservative Monday Club. I know little about Doctor Who but judging by a websearch there does appear to be an Eric Luskin, an American author who has written books on Doctor Who and presented TV programmes on the subject in the States. I can't find any specific reference to this book, but that is no reason to assume it dosen't exist, it may well be out of print. I have found a satirical website that references Tebbit making obviously false statements about the Doctor Who serial in question but this parody may be based on real quotes, as the quotes seem similar but exgaggerated. It does sound like the sort of thing Tebbit would say (he has made far more absurd claims to have detected subtle anti-Tory propaganda in various BBC programmes - Eastenders and Bergerac for example), it sounds rather like standard Tebbit fare from the mid-80's. Furthermore, this Doctor Who serial (which I remember seeing many years ago) seems to have been released on video in 1985, which is the year Tebbit is supposed to have written his criticism of it, and this could explain why he is said to have seen it in that year. Nothing about the quote sounds especially implausible coming from Norman Tebbit. If you have firm evidence that the quote is indeed fictional then fair enough but I don't think we should be removing apparently sourced material without good reason. MarkB79 15:12, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

I investigated another article citing a story from Luskin's book, and discovered that a) the story was untrue and b) there is in fact no record of the book anywhere - not in the catalogue of the Library of Congress (which gets every book published in the US), not in the various book lists relating to Doctor Who fandom (some of which are compiled by people who were working for Virgin, the ostensible publishers of Luskin's book), not in any online bookshop - heck, I've just ordered the 1985 Doctor Who Cookbook online, so you can dig pretty deep!!! Since Luskin's book is fictional, I removed the few Wikipedia references to it, all of which fell into that same category - plausible enough based on the character of the person the story was about, but not actually verifiable. And isn't it a bit suspicious that the Tebbit reference doesn't actually cite the relevant issue of Right Ahead? And that we are asked to believe that Tebbit went to the trouble of watching a video to be offended?Nwhyte 04:43, 22 August 2007 (UTC)
Fair enough, if the book clearly dosen't exist then obviously the quote should go. Cheers for checking whether the book is real or not, I just wanted to ensure it hadn't been hastily removed because of the lack of any mention of the book online and because the quote sounded extreme or comical which I don't think is actually the case when it comes to Tebbit. It may have been a joke put in by a Doctor Who fan who has read the satirical website I referred to but the satire could possibly have some basis in fact, Tebbit did write some amazing absurdities about hidden anti-Tory propaganda in BBC drama in the mid-80's and he did write for Right Ahead. There is this webpage on the subject here [1]which mentions Tebbit's claims of "Labour NHS propaganda" in Casualty and his ideas about left-wing propaganda in Eastenders but I couldn't find any reference on here to this Doctor Who serial or anywhere else dealing with similar subjects (there is stuff about supposed anti-war propaganda in a recent Doctor Who episode, but nothing to do with Tebbit and this serial). If there is any truth to it, I suspect Tebbit would not have gone out of his way to watch the video but may have seen it by chance, maybe a nephew may have had it I suppose. There is no real way of finding out I guess. If it isn't true, Doctor Who must actually be one of the few BBC programmes Tebbit didn't accuse of promoting anti-Tory propaganda, presumably the satire would have been inspired by his regular bizarre statements on this subject. In any case, cheers for checking it out. MarkB79 10:43, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Suicide of Nicholas White's son[edit]

White wrote to Burghley: "Now my dear good lord, I am to signify to your honour god's good pleasure in visiting me with the loss of my son, Thomas White, who ended this life the 26th of this month by taking of a strong purgative unknown to me." Ref: State Papers Ireland 63/126/90, dated 29 November 1586.

Seems like suicide. Debatable?

Will put this ref in the article. Is it original research? The calendars are available online, but you have to go to the microfilm to find this. If that could be linked I don't see a problem.

Hope this helps. Shtove (talk) 01:59, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

That's fine, thank you! I'll have to have a proper go at the microfilms. I am dubious anyway about Wikipedia's original research policy. Nwhyte (talk) 08:54, 13 November 2010 (UTC)
It's at the end of the letter, a postscript. I wonder if the microfilms are available online.Shtove (talk) 04:18, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

Jackie Lane[edit]

I'm sorry about the whole 1941/1947 thing. Don't give up. Paul Austin (talk) 02:50, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

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