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Dr Who in £22m suit

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THE Dr Who television series. which has been sold to television stations around the world, is at the centre of a £22m dispute. The BBC said yesterday that it would "vigorously contend" accusations that it reneged on a deal for a feature film.

A consortium of three film-makers and other backers, including the pop stars Bryan Ferry and John Insley of Dire Straits, issued a writ in the High Court yesterday seeking immediate compenstation for £1m they say they lost when the deal failed. They are also claiming damages of £21m for potential profits from the three film versions of Dr Who they planned to make.

The popular series saw several actors play the Doctor, including Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker.

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