Paul March-Russell teaches Comparative Literature at the University of Kent and is a specialist in science fiction. In the second of my Nostalgia Interviews, Paul talks about his earliest memories and how television played a role in shaping his identity. We discuss the pitfalls of 'going back' to one's childhood home and about how Paul followed a path in academia but that it wasn't where he necessarily thought he would end up.
From Dr. Who and John Peel to 'Minipops', to regrets about how he voted in the 1992 General Election, and his reflections on the role of religion in shaping his values and goals, this is a wonderfully frank and wide-ranging conversation about the way our past experiences impinge on our present and future hopes and predilections.
Please note: Opinions expressed are solely those of Chris Deacy and Paul March-Russell and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of the University of Kent.