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Dr. Who, is the latest BBC import to go about charming Americans

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"Dr. Who," is the latest BBC import to go about charming Americans - and not via public broadcasting this time. It's taking the commercial syndicate route after on impressive reaction from critics when it debuted on WOR-TV in New York, but is picked up by 300 cable systems. Much of the series' cult status is due to the casting of Tom Baker in the title role. Contrasted with the neat humor and tidy robots that race through episodes with him, or against him, Tom is a comic-book mess garnished with a floppy felt hat and a six-foot long scarf. He crumples as easy as Ray Bolger in "The Wizard of Oz," and leers as effectively as Paul Lynde, or for that matter, the mod monk, Rasputin whom Tom played straight in a movie. That's what mode him yearn to play good guys, which "Dr Who" is. He's also as smart and know-it-all as Sherlock Holmes, which helps the plots a lot.

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  • APA 6th ed.: Thompson, Ruth (1978-10-28). Dr. Who, is the latest BBC import to go about charming Americans. Lebanon Daily News p. TV Log, p. 19.
  • MLA 7th ed.: Thompson, Ruth. "Dr. Who, is the latest BBC import to go about charming Americans." Lebanon Daily News [add city] 1978-10-28, TV Log, p. 19. Print.
  • Chicago 15th ed.: Thompson, Ruth. "Dr. Who, is the latest BBC import to go about charming Americans." Lebanon Daily News, edition, sec., 1978-10-28
  • Turabian: Thompson, Ruth. "Dr. Who, is the latest BBC import to go about charming Americans." Lebanon Daily News, 1978-10-28, section, TV Log, p. 19 edition.
  • Wikipedia (this article): <ref>{{cite news| title=Dr. Who, is the latest BBC import to go about charming Americans | url=http://cuttingsarchive.org/index.php/Dr._Who,_is_the_latest_BBC_import_to_go_about_charming_Americans | work=Lebanon Daily News | pages=TV Log, p. 19 | date=1978-10-28 | via=Doctor Who Cuttings Archive | accessdate=28 September 2020 }}</ref>
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  • Title: Dr. Who, is the latest BBC import to go about charming Americans
  • Publication: Asbury Park Press
  • Date: 1978-10-29

  • Title: Dr. Who, is the latest BBC import to go about charming Americans
  • Publication: Tampa Bay Times
  • Date: 1978-11-03