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cultural vandal | by maryann johanson

Doctor Who thing: the announcement of a new Doctor didn’t used to be a big deal

Actor/Dalek operator @NicholasPegg dug this up from 1981:

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Did you notice it? Up in the top right corner:

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It reads:

THE CHANGING FACE OF DOCTOR WHO

The new Doctor is 29 year old Peter Davison, most famous for his role as Tristan in the BBC television programme, All Creatures Great and Small. He has done a variety of stage and television work but also lists songwriting amongst his talents and has a television theme tune to his name!

The youngest Doctor to date has also a new companion — twenty-three year old Janet Fielding who will play the part of Tegan, an air hostess from Australia in the last story of the season — Logopolis.

Pegg says this is from Doctor Who Magazine, though I wonder about that. But whatever publication this is from, some “controversy” over K-9 was considered more important than the new Doctor. He doesn’t even warrant a photo! Weird.

(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)


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