Doctor Who Cuttings Archive

In the grip of the Yeti ... the new Dr Who

From The Doctor Who Cuttings Archive
Jump to navigationJump to search

1969-06-21 Daily Mail 2.jpg

[edit]

Viewers who watch BBC1 around 5.15 on Saturdays will recognise that chap in the picture.

He is, of course, a Yeti. And the apprehensive fellow is about to lay talons on is the new Dr Who, funny man Jon Pertwee.

Mr Pertwee will take over the part when the serial returns, completely reshaped an in color, next January.

For tonight the old Dr Who, absent-minded but resourceful time-space traveller, will be bought firmly back to earth.

Former Shakespearean actor Patrick Troughton will make his last per appearance as the current series ends. He has played the doctor since November 1966, when he took over from William Hartnell, the original Dr Who.

Mr. Troughton, 48, has told the BBC that he wants a change.

The BBC decided that the series, with eight million regular viewers, was too popular to lose and that it should be given a new lease on life in colour - but with a new look.

Mr. Pertwee, 50, of radio's The Navy Lark, said yesterday: 'It will be sat on earth in the 1980s. I won't be wearing the Victorian clothes that the other Dr Whos have used. I'll have a modern suit.'

Monsters

Dr Who will no longer travel through time and space. In the new serial, monsters dreamed up by the BBC's design department will come to visit him.

Producer Peter Bryant said yesterday: 'The programme will be given a broader appeal.

The new Dr Who will have two companions - Nicholas Courtney, who will play the head of a special army unit, and a scientist called Liz, who has still to be cast.'

Two enthusiastic Dr Who fans are Mr Pertwee's sons - Daniel, eight, and Sean, five.

Mr. Pertwee said: 'They watch the programme every week and their dying to meet a Dalek.'

If they're looking into night they can at least see one. Dr Who will meet again all the monsters has come across in his Tardis travels


Caption: Jon Pertwee has that on certain feeling.

Correction: daughter Dariel

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.: Dean, Brian (1969-06-21). In the grip of the Yeti ... the new Dr Who. Daily Mail .
  • MLA 7th ed.: Dean, Brian. "In the grip of the Yeti ... the new Dr Who." Daily Mail [add city] 1969-06-21. Print.
  • Chicago 15th ed.: Dean, Brian. "In the grip of the Yeti ... the new Dr Who." Daily Mail, edition, sec., 1969-06-21
  • Turabian: Dean, Brian. "In the grip of the Yeti ... the new Dr Who." Daily Mail, 1969-06-21, section, edition.
  • Wikipedia (this article): <ref>{{cite news| title=In the grip of the Yeti ... the new Dr Who | url=http://cuttingsarchive.org/index.php/In_the_grip_of_the_Yeti_..._the_new_Dr_Who | work=Daily Mail | pages= | date=1969-06-21 | via=Doctor Who Cuttings Archive | accessdate=3 June 2020 }}</ref>
  • Wikipedia (this page): <ref>{{cite web | title=In the grip of the Yeti ... the new Dr Who | url=http://cuttingsarchive.org/index.php/In_the_grip_of_the_Yeti_..._the_new_Dr_Who | work=Doctor Who Cuttings Archive | accessdate=3 June 2020}}</ref>