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BBC doubts on future of Dr Who (1986)

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The ending of the next series of Dr Who has been left unwritten to enable the character in the 22-year-old programme to be killed off if BBC executives decide they are unhappy with the show (David Hewson writes).

The series, delayed for a year by Mr Michael Grade, controller of BBC 1, may well turn out to be the last for the time-travelling doctor. The corporation has about 11 years of earlier programmes which it could sell worldwide for a huge profit.

Mr Grade, has not yet decided whether the Tardis is about to make its final journey in the series, to be shown in the autumn with Colin Baker as the doctor.

At the weekend Mr Grade defended his decision to delay the series, describing it as "tired and unimaginative" and too violent.

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