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Will the cruel Beeb really kill off K9? (1980)

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  • Publication: The Sun
  • Date: 1980-06-07
  • Author: Hilary Bonner
  • Page: 1
  • Language: English

K9 ... Dr Who's superdog facing his final bow

Will the cruel Beeb really kill off K9?

The canine computer has been axed from key episodes in the next series.

And last night the BBC was believed the bite on for good.

K9, the super pooch with an IQ of 300, could bow out in the New Year

The heroic hound has become a great favourite since he was collared by Dr Who three years ago.

Changes

New Dr Who producer John Nathan-Turner has already made changes in the top children's show about the zany time traveller.

Dr Who's dishy assistant Lalla Ward is being exterminated.

And teenage unknown Matthew Waterhouse is joining the cast to be the doctor's first male assistant.

Last night Mr Nathan-Turner refused to confirm whether K9 would be KO'd for good.

He said: "It is true that K9 will be rested from some episodes.

But the scripts for the final programmes have yet to be written."

New boy Matthew, 17, who will play a mischievous alien called Adrid, said yesterday : If K9 is dropped I shall miss him.

He is a great little character."

Dog expert Mrs Barbara Woodhouse met K9 last week on Terry Wogan's new chat show, What's On Wogan?

She said: "I thought K9 was extremely well-behaved."


DR WHO'S mechanical mongrel K9 scourge of the Daleks—is facing the KO.


SAVE HIM!

SAVE K9 from the beastly Beeb! Help the superdog who has seen off the Daleks and Ice Warriors win his toughest-ever battle.

Send your protest to K9, The Sun, 30 Bouverie Street, London EC4.


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