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New look for Dr. Who (1986)

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DR WHO returns to television in the autumn after an 18-month break, with a new look — less violence and more humour.

The changes follow criticsm of the proramme by BBC-1 controlle Mr Michael Grade, who threatened to axe the show last year.

"The humour won't be slapstick — were not turning the programme into a Carry On Doctor", said producer Mr John Nathan Turner.

But we want to highlight the humorous content.

"Violence is a sensitive area everywhere in broadcasting.

"The object of Dr Who is to scare audiences, but not to terrify them."

Mr Grade said earlier this year that he felt Dr Who had become too violent, had lost much of its humour and was let down by thin storylines.

Mr Nathan Turner disagreed that Dr Who was on trial because of Mr. Grade's criticism.

"All BBC programmes are on trial all the time inasmuch as they all come up for review each year," he said.

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