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"I AM A FAN of the British television series 'Dr. Who.' I've heard news that KQED is going to show the series, but I haven't heard anything definite. Will KQED show it. If so, when? Could you give some information on the series, and is Time-Life going to syndicate more?" D.F., Kensington.

"Doctor Who" is the name of the hero of a British series that bears his name. He is the inventor of TARDIS, an acronym for Time and Relative Dimension in Space," which is a time machine capable of transporting him to any place in the past or future.

In each episode of the series, he battles some alien invader who pops up to conquer earth — and some of them are pretty strange.

Doctor Who, not to be confused with James Bond's Doctor No, has been the hero of a couple of motion pictures, both of them dreadful to anyone over the age of ten.

They were "Dr. Who and the Daleks" (1965) and "Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D." (1965). There are presently 45 episodes of the TV series available for syndication through Time-Life.

Three actors played the redoubtable Dr. Who, Who, if the truth was told, is a bit of a bore. The three are William Hartnell, Peter Cushing and Jon Pertwee, who played the role the longest.

As for the "Doctor Who" series being shown on KQED, that station says it has no plans at this time to pick up "Doctor Who."

The entire series is available to Public Broadcasting stations, which may be how that report started. But as each PBS station is autonomous in its programming, they may or may not pick up all that is offered by PBS.

A San Francisco newspaper recently carried a story about the PBS offering, and wrongly assumed that KQED would carry the series. If you have a long memory, you may remember that KRON carried the first 13 "Doctor Who" episodes that were offered in syndication.

Incidentally, don't miss KQED's Summer Festival in mid-August, which, among other interesting programs. will offer lovely Lesley-Anne Down in a stunning portrayal of the queen of the British strip-teasers. in "The One and Only Phyllis Dixey."

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