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THE Daleks have finally won their timeless war with Tom Baker's Dr Who.

For the longest-serving Doctor announced yesterday that he was quitting the series.

After seven years in the part he will bow out next March—just as the Doctor gets two new assistants.

Then the show's fans, both young and old, are in for a shock ...

The new Doctor—the fifth since the series began in 1963—is expected to be a woman.

A BBC spokesman said: "We know who we want to replace Tom—but negotiations are continuing."

Yesterday 46-year-old Tom, famous for his long knitted scarves, said: "I'm giving up when I'm at the top."

The first Doctor was the late William Hartnell. He was followed by Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee. Now the show has an audience of 100 million in 37 countries.

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