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BBC keeps option of killing 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 lobe killed off if BBC executives decide they are unhappy with the show.

The series, delayed for a year by Mr Michael Grade, controller of BBC1, 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 world wide for a huge profit along the lines of the American series, Star Trek,

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

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  • APA 6th ed.: Hewson, David (1986-01-14). BBC keeps option of killing Dr Who. The Times .
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