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Flumps and Muppets

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Saturday is a great evening's viewing all round for children. Dr Who, having routed the Adonis-like Robots of Death (good to see that Bad doesn't always equal Ugly), is now tangling with a sinister Edwardian Chinaman. I hope the lady who wrote to THE LISTENER complaining that there were no lively heroines for her daughter to identify with is watching this programme. The new girl assistant, Leela (Louise Jameson), is a smasher, single-handedly fighting off six Chinamen, and defying the Doctor's orders to 'stay out of it'—quite rightly, as she is a better shot than he is. Apparently, she is already a big hit with little girls; producer Philip Hinchcliffe admits he is sorry they didn't dream up a Leela-type before in view of all the girls who 'obviously see themselves as mini-Barbarellas'.

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  • APA 6th ed.: Messenger, Maine (1977-03-03). Flumps and Muppets. The Listener p. 278.
  • MLA 7th ed.: Messenger, Maine. "Flumps and Muppets." The Listener [add city] 1977-03-03, 278. Print.
  • Chicago 15th ed.: Messenger, Maine. "Flumps and Muppets." The Listener, edition, sec., 1977-03-03
  • Turabian: Messenger, Maine. "Flumps and Muppets." The Listener, 1977-03-03, section, 278 edition.
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