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22 January 1965
Vol.52 No.1320 (25-31 January 1965)
p19: Photo of Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, Verity Lambert, William
Russell and William Hartnell, promoting The Edge of Destruction: The Edge of
Destruction (WNTV-1, 29/1/65)
THE CAST of the "Dr Who" series recently got together
in London to celebrate the completion of 50 episodes and the fact that the
series had been sold to Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The picture above
shows, from left, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, the producer, Verity
Lambert, William Russell and William Hartnell. "Dr Who" screens from WNTV-1 on
5 February 1965
Vol.52 No.1322 (8-15 February 1965)
p9: Cartoon of a Dalek, by 'Nignog'.
"Who's a smart Dalek?"
26 February 1965
Vol.52 No.1325 (1-7 March 1965)
p33: Photo of Barbara, promoting An Unearthly Child: An Unearthly Child (DNTV-2, 5/3/65)
ON FRIDAY DNTV-2 viewers will meet for the first time
the famous Dr Who. Dr Who has a ship in which he can travel through space and
time, although because of a technical defect he can never be sure where and
when his landings will take place. His grand-daughter, Susan, to outward
appearance an ordinary girl, has an uncanny intelligence which, in the first
episode, arouses the curiosity of two of her teachers. Each adventure in the
"Dr Who" series will be covered in several weekly episodes. The first, "An
Unearthly Child", is by the Australian author Anthony Coburn. In future weeks
"Dr Who" will introduce the Daleks, a weird race of imaginary mechanical people
who have become something of a cult in Britain. The series was produced for the
BBC by Verity Lambert, one of the youngest female producers in television.
ABOVE: Jacqueline Hill plays Barbara Wright, Susan's
schoolteacher in "Dr Who".
5 March 1965
Vol.52 No.1326 (8-14 March 1965)
p11: Letters page
Sir, - Thank you NZBC. There's nothing I like more than having a serial
"finish" halfway through. After a report in the Listener promising us over 50
episodes of the BBC winner Doctor Who, we find it comes to an abrupt end
after only about a dozen. And I mean abrupt; it left the story hanging in mid-air
(or should I say mid-time?) I wonder if we shall find out what made those giant
foot-prints in the snow!
JIM JOHNSTON (Hastings)
(The BBC have produced 50 episodes of Dr Who, 13 of which were made
available to the NZBC. The 13 episodes comprised three complete adventures,
although the end of each adventure is linked with the subsequent one.
Additional series in this programme will be considered as they are released by
the BBC for overseas distribution. No promise of 50 episodes of Dr Who has ever
been made by the NZBC. - Ed.)
30 April 1965
Vol.52 No.1334 (3-9 May 1965)
p32: Photo of Ian, Susan, Barbara, the Doctor and the TARDIS, promoting
The Daleks: The Ordeal (DNTV-2, 7/5/65)
AS "DR WHO" viewers know, that isn't really a police
call-box in the picture above, but the door to the space and time ship
"Tardis". Also seen as William Hartnell as Dr Who (right) and (from left)
William Russell as Ian Chesterton, Carole Ann Ford as Susan and Jacqueline Hill
as Barbara. "Dr Who" screens from DNTV-2 on Fridays.
Clippings for 1964 or Clippings for 1966.