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Tsk. I can't bear mean, piddly scarves. I like mine to be all encompassing, generous and comfortable, just like Dr Who's used to be. This might sound really anoraky, but knitting a scarf really isn't that difficult and it would be an ideal thing to do while getting over a boyfriend/girlfriend (I say this because everyone always splits up over the festive season and you can fake stabbing movements with the knitting needles). The scarf of the week prize goes to the Clements Ribeiro one for Dorothy Perkins. It is fabulous in every way. Of course, by the time I get to the shops it will be sold out. AB

Clockwise from top left:

Tom Baker cuts a dash in that unforgettable scarf as Dr Who

Alpaca black/cream/grey extra-long striped scarf with fringing, pounds 119, Joseph, 26 Sloane Street, London SW1. Enquiries: 0171 590 6200

Grey/purple/red block striped scarf, pounds 25, Clements Ribeiro for Dorothy Perkins, West One Shopping Centre, Oxford Street, London W1, and Unit 18 Cornmill Centre, Darlington. Enquiries: 0171 291 2604

Shetland black/white/grey scarf, pounds 21.99, Accessorize, 123a Kensington High Street, London W8, and 2 Market Street, Manchester. Enquiries: 0171 313 3000

Fleece square and circle scarf, pounds 40, Dickens & Jones, 224-244 Regent Street, London W1. Enquiries: 0171 963 2236

Photographs by MYKEL NICOLAOU Styled by ZOE BROWN