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The Easter Weekend Conversation

Doctor Who returns to television screens tonight and is expected to draw a huge audience for what will be Peter Capaldi's last season as the enigmatic Time Lord. Now is the time for the BBC to be bold about what happens next, says Alec Charles. Meanwhile, Kate Stewart and Matthew Cole ask: if the central message of Dr Who is a respect for life in all its forms, why isn’t he vegan?
Easter is being celebrated by Christians around the world. This year, Eastern and Western traditions come together on the liturgical calendar – and that won't happen again until 2034. George Busby talks us through a fascinating journey to holy places, piecing together the religious and scientific evidence linking archaeological artefacts to Jesus. 
United Airlines found itself in the news for all the wrong reasons after a video showed a passenger being forcibly removed from a flight. It exposed the perils of social media for companies – especially when CEOs' apologies fail to convince. If only United had followed the basic principles of economics when booking its passengers.
And if you've been paying close attention, you can pit your wits in the weekly quiz.
Enjoy the weekend.
Miriam Frankel
Science Editor

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