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Who do you do-- it's Leela, the Doctor's new girl

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IN THE Who's Who Of Dr. Who there has never been anyone like her.

For Leela -- announced yesterday as the new woman in the popular TV series -- is a cave girl with the killer touch.

Hndy with a crossbow, not unwilling to dispatch her enemies with poison thorns, she is light years away from the doctor's usual fresh-faced assistants.

Leela, played by 25-year-old Louise Jameson, replaces Elisabeth Sladen who has been the Doctor's travelling, companion for the last, two and a half years.

But although Elisabeth -- Sarah Jane to Who fans —- left the series on Saturday, Louise will not be joining the Tardis team until January 1.

Horror

If might give her time to get over some stage fright for yesterday Lausie, a former Royal Shakespeare Company actress, confessed:

"I used to watch Who as a kid and it frightened the life out of me. I watched it from behind the sofa or through a crack in the door.... The Daleks were horrifying.

"Leela is a very different lady to any of the Doctor's other compainions. The others have been, bright and educated: This one is a barbarian."

What does Dr. Who, actor Tom Baker, think about his new girl

He said : "You know the Doctor. He doesn't have a sex life."


Captions:

The old: ex Who girl Elisabeth Sladen ...

...and the new: Louise Jameson as Leela, the barbarian who comes out fighting

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  • APA 6th ed.: (1976-10-27). Who do you do-- it's Leela, the Doctor's new girl. Daily Express p. 3.
  • MLA 7th ed.: "Who do you do-- it's Leela, the Doctor's new girl." Daily Express [add city] 1976-10-27, 3. Print.
  • Chicago 15th ed.: "Who do you do-- it's Leela, the Doctor's new girl." Daily Express, edition, sec., 1976-10-27
  • Turabian: "Who do you do-- it's Leela, the Doctor's new girl." Daily Express, 1976-10-27, section, 3 edition.
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