Woke up this morning to a notification; apparently classic Doctor Who actor Peter Purves had begun following me on Twitter. Intrigued, I clicked over to @peterpurves and saw what could well have been his brand new Twitter account. Among other things he'd followed a bunch of Twitter accounts with "Doctor Who" in their names, including my spoof "Doctor Who Facts" one.
Clicking the contact link on Mr Purves' own site (which the Twitter profile links to) I sent a polite note asking whether the Twitter account might be genuine. He was good enough to respond:
No it is nothing to do with me
In a subsequent email, Mr Purves wrote:
By the way, that picture of me is also very old, and is not one I use. I do not use twitter or facebook or any social networking site - I really cannot see the point.
So, I'm spreading the word.