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It is sloppy stuff (1987)

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Making a crisis out of a drama

TV REVIEW by Patrick Stoddart

It is sloppy stuff, which is also the crime Michael Grade found Dr Who guilty of when he put it into suspended animation for 18 months. He gave the producers one last chance to rebuild the monster and he invested enough faith in their efforts to timewarp Dr Who out of Saturday tea-time and into a grownup Monday night slot on BBC1. Kindly cue the Tardis. After all that effort, where did we find ourselves? Back in the gravel pit around which, over the years, countless bug-eyed extras have chased Dr Who and his countless caterwauling assistants. This time the baddie is human (Kate O'Mara), the goodies are green with little yellow spots, and Sylvester McCoy is Dr Who; but nothing else has changed much. If Michael Grade is as good as his word, I suspect he may soon do for Dr Who what the Daleks have been failing to manage for decades.

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