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Save our Tardis! (1985)

1985-03-01 Sun p. 5.jpg


DOCTOR WHO fans across the universe are battling to raise £1 1/4 million to save their favourite programme from the axe.

The intrepid viewers are linking up in a desperate bid to rescue the Tardis traveller from his biggest ever threat—the BBC.

And yesterday, as American fans pledged the massive campaign collection, the Beeb agreed to consider their plans to save the programme.

The fans want to set up a separate company to produce the 22-year-Did sci-fi series together with the BBC.

They acted after BBC boss Michael Grade said he was "resting" the show to save cash to make new drama series.

Ron Katz, leader of more than 40,000 Dr Who supporters in the United States, said yesterday: "Fan club organisers were so shocked they stayed up all night to start "save the Doctor" campaigns.

"If every fan contributed a few dollars there would be enough money to save Dr Who for five years."

The BBC said yesterday that they would consider any serious offers.

Britain's top Who fan Ian Levine declared war on the BBC decision yesterday — by smashing his TV set!

Irate Ian, a 32-year-old record producer, ripped down his aerial and sent his licence to Mr Grade in protest.

The Sun Says and Franklin's View—Page 6

Caption: Ian Levine—with his smashed telly

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