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Grade slams Dr Who team (1985)

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CONTROLLER of BBC-1, Michael Grade, the man Dr Who fans love to hate, has been reassuring us that the Doctor is not dead. Speaking on the Jimmy Young show on Radio 2 recently he said of Dr Who, "Well there's no question of it being killed off. There's going to be another series next year. The problem with the programme was that it's been losing its appeal.

"The people who make it have got rather complacent, the show got rather violent and lost a lot of its imagination, a lot of its wit and was relying far too much on straightforward on the nose violence and had failed really to capture a new audience.

"I decided that it was time to take stock, to look at the show, to re-think the scripts, to re-think the shape of the programme to think how we might revitalise Dr Who so that it's going to last another 20 years."

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