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The Dalek comes to earth - for a fete

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Schoolgirl Anne Mullens wanted someone famous, someone out of this world, to open a fete she had organized.

Of of this world? Ah! Why not invite a DALEK? she thought.

So 13-year-old Anne, of Uplands-crescent, Fareham (right), sent an invitation to one of the sinister stars of TV's "Dr. Who" series. Addressed, not to a distant planet, but to the BBC.

"Sorry," replied the BBC on a Dalek's behalf. "They're all standing by for return to the serial."

But Anne wrote again, explaining that her fete at New Forester's Hall, Fareham, was for the British Empire Cancer Campaign.

The BBC relented, and gave a Dalek the weekend off.

And that is why I'm out of this world personality will say today: "I have the pleasure in being the first Dalek to open a fete on Earth ...."

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  • APA 6th ed.: Sandiford, John (1964-04-04). The Dalek comes to earth - for a fete. The Mirror p. 8.
  • MLA 7th ed.: Sandiford, John. "The Dalek comes to earth - for a fete." The Mirror [add city] 1964-04-04, 8. Print.
  • Chicago 15th ed.: Sandiford, John. "The Dalek comes to earth - for a fete." The Mirror, edition, sec., 1964-04-04
  • Turabian: Sandiford, John. "The Dalek comes to earth - for a fete." The Mirror, 1964-04-04, section, 8 edition.
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