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  • Publication: Today
  • Date: 1988-11-23
  • Author: Anne Caborn
  • Page: 31
  • Language: English

DURING 25 years of battling against intergalactic evil, Dr Who has built up a hard-core following of super-devoted fans. And they scare him rigid.

Sylvester McCoy, the seventh actor to play the mysterious time traveller, dreads Who addicts discovering where he lives. "If I get fan letters delivered to my home, I mark them 'Not known'," he says.

Tonight's episode, Silver Nemesis, marks the Time Lord's 25th anniversary. While McCoy is happy playing the Doctor, accompanied by current sidekick Ace, when he goes out he wears a personal stereo to stop fans talking to him.

"The important thing is to avoid eye contact," he says. "Once I was on a plane and the person next to me asked why I wasn't in my Tardis," he says. "My stereo wasn't working but I made out it was."

At Doctor Who conventions McCoy refuses to pretend he really is the Doctor. "I go as an actor," he says. But people still ask questions such as, 'What was your motivation when you were in the fifth persona'."

Tonight's anniversary adventure, the first of a three-part story, finds the British monarchy threatened by black magic, a living statue and a regiment of legendary Who villains, the Cybermen.

FOES: Dr Who and Ace with the Cybermen

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  • APA 6th ed.: Caborn, Anne (1988-11-23). McWho's Really Coy. Today p. 31.
  • MLA 7th ed.: Caborn, Anne. "McWho's Really Coy." Today [add city] 1988-11-23, 31. Print.
  • Chicago 15th ed.: Caborn, Anne. "McWho's Really Coy." Today, edition, sec., 1988-11-23
  • Turabian: Caborn, Anne. "McWho's Really Coy." Today, 1988-11-23, section, 31 edition.
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