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Americans! Where's your Easter holiday?

Americans! Where's your Easter holiday?

Over in the UK, the Easter 4-day holiday weekend is just getting underway, with most people (in offices) getting Good Friday and Easter Monday off. You know it’s a special time because there’s some TV specials too, with all-new special episodes of Doctor Who and Red Dwarf. That is, if you live your life by television…

Over in the US, as far as I can tell, not many people have Good Friday off. Or Easter Monday. There don’t seem to be any special TV shows being broadcast this weekend, and everything still seems to be open. Which seems odd – after all, even Americans get Christmas off, so why not Easter? It just doesn’t make any sense!

Luckily, this Easter I am in Cleveland, Ohio, and eschewing the joys of the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame and a city-sightseeing trolley tour that takes in “one of America’s premiere medical centres” for the chance to shoot some guns in Michael Bay-esque cornfields, and join in a few Easter Egg hunts.

Where's my Easter holiday?

Where's my Easter holiday?

For the last three years, I’ve been comfortably able to figure out when Easter is, for one simple reason – Doctor Who usually starts on the Easter Saturday. At least it has since its relaunch way back in 2005.

However, it’s only suddenly dawned on me that this year’s Good Friday – and the chance for two days of rest! – is next Friday. And no Doctor Who in sight. And because there hasn’t been any pre-publicity or previews for Doctor Who, I haven’t noticed it’s nearly Easter and consequently, it’s a wee bit late to book a quick getaway holiday somewhere I can mostly sleep and avoid people.

Where is my Doctor Who? Have the production team been beavering away on it all year and decided not to show it? Did they not notice it was Easter? When is it coming ?!

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