Doctor Who Cuttings Archive

Dr Who Blasted For TV Tots' Web of Fear

From The Doctor Who Cuttings Archive
Jump to navigationJump to search

1975-04-28 Daily Express.jpg

[edit]

TELEVISION space-traveller Dr. Who was at the centre of another spot of trouble yesterday. Only this time it wasn't from Daleks—but from psychiatrist Dr. Michael Hession.

He blamed the Doctor for an epidemic of "spider phobia" in youngsters.

In a recent adventure the doctor took on giant hairy spiders.

And that said Dr. Hession, consultant psychiatrist to the Church of England Children's Society made scores of children afraid of spiders.

Clean-up TV campaigner Mrs. Mary Whitehouse said :

"We have said all along that this type of horror programme has an effect on children. Now at last a psychiatrist has said so."

The B.B.C. said the spiders used in the series "weren't like ordinary spiders." But they added that this was the first time they had heard about the claimed effects.

Disclaimer: These citations are created on-the-fly using primitive parsing techniques. You should double-check all citations. Send feedback to whovian@cuttingsarchive.org

  • APA 6th ed.: Belsham, Philip (1975-04-28). Dr Who Blasted For TV Tots' Web of Fear. Daily Express p. 3.
  • MLA 7th ed.: Belsham, Philip. "Dr Who Blasted For TV Tots' Web of Fear." Daily Express [add city] 1975-04-28, 3. Print.
  • Chicago 15th ed.: Belsham, Philip. "Dr Who Blasted For TV Tots' Web of Fear." Daily Express, edition, sec., 1975-04-28
  • Turabian: Belsham, Philip. "Dr Who Blasted For TV Tots' Web of Fear." Daily Express, 1975-04-28, section, 3 edition.
  • Wikipedia (this article): <ref>{{cite news| title=Dr Who Blasted For TV Tots' Web of Fear | url=http://cuttingsarchive.org/index.php/Dr_Who_Blasted_For_TV_Tots%27_Web_of_Fear | work=Daily Express | pages=3 | date=1975-04-28 | via=Doctor Who Cuttings Archive | accessdate=14 December 2019 }}</ref>
  • Wikipedia (this page): <ref>{{cite web | title=Dr Who Blasted For TV Tots' Web of Fear | url=http://cuttingsarchive.org/index.php/Dr_Who_Blasted_For_TV_Tots%27_Web_of_Fear | work=Doctor Who Cuttings Archive | accessdate=14 December 2019}}</ref>