Doctor Who Listener Archive - 1979

Note: These are the articles, photos and other Doctor Who related items from issues of the New Zealand Listener. The full text of each item has been transcribed as it is often indistinct on the scanned cuttings. Spelling and grammar have not been corrected. We would like to hear from anyone who can provide better quality copies or scanned originals of any of these cuttings and also from anyone who can identify any additional Doctor Who items from the New Zealand Listener that have not been included here.

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Listener Clippings

[clipping: 1979-01-20]

20 January 1979
Vol 91 No 2037 (20-26 Jan 1979)
p69: photo (b/w) of the Third Doctor, the Brigadier and Benton; second photo (b/w) of Jo and Clifford Jones [both from The Green Death]; TV listings: The Green Death Episode One (TV2, Friday 26/01/79)

Right: DOCTOR WHO (Jon Pertwee) and the Brigadier (Nicholas Courtney), with help from (above) Jo (Katy Manning) and Clifford (Stewart Bevan) tackle the Green Death at 6.30pm.

[clipping: 1979-01-27]

27 January 1979
Vol 91 No 2038 (27 Jan-2 Feb 1979)
p85: photo (b/w) of maggots [from The Green Death]; TV listings: The Green Death Episode Two (TV2, Friday 02/02/79)

[clipping: 1979-02-03]

3 February 1979
Vol 91 No 2039 (3-9 Feb 1979)
p85: photo (b/w) of the Third Doctor [from The Green Death]; TV listings: The Green Death Episode Three (TV2, Friday 09/02/79)

[clipping: 1979-02-10]

10 February 1979
Vol 91 No 2040 (10-16 Feb 1979)
p50: preview of upcoming programmes on South Pacific Television includes a photo (b/w) of the Fourth Doctor and Sarah [from The Ark in Space]

21 April 1979
Vol 91 No 2050 (21-27 Apr 1979)
p31: film preview in 'Films on TV' column by Nevil Gibson; Dr Who and the Daleks (TV2, Wednesday 21/04/79)

ANZAC DAY, APRIL 25
DR WHO AND THE DALEKS (1965) TV2 goes back to the beginning for this big-screen spin-off from the BBC serial of the early 1960s, and many of the familiar TV characters are substantially changed. Peter Cushing moves over from his horror roles to be the inventive and absent-minded Dr Who. His two grand-daughters, Jennie Linden and Roberta Tovey, and the elder's boyfriend, Roy Castle, join in the adventure when Dr Who's time machine takes them to a planet where the Daleks are planning to destroy the peace-loving Thals. The four intrepid earthlings manage to ensure good triumphs over evil in this acceptable juvenile entertainment. The heavy-handed attempts at humour make it less suitable for adult fanciers of science fiction, though the Daleks are admirable villains.

[clipping: 1979-06-09]

9 June 1979
Vol 91 No 2057 (9-15 Jun 1979)
p77: photo (b/w) of the Fourth Doctor, Sarah and a Krynoid [from The Seeds of Doom]; TV listings: The Seeds of Doom Part One (TV2, 09/06/79)

Don't play with your greens, Sarah, or you won't grow up to be a big girl ... Enter the Krynoid, a homicidally-inclined alien vegetable pod, seen here pursuing the good doctor (Tom Baker) and his assistant (Elisabeth Sladen) in the first episode of The Seeds of Doom, a new six-part adventure for DR WHO, at 3.55 this afternoon.

[clipping: 1979-07-07]

7 July 1979
Vol 91 No 2061 (7-13 Jul 1979)
p77: photo (b/w) of a Krynoid [from The Seeds of Doom]; TV listings: The Seeds of Doom Part Five (TV2, 07/07/79)

Two vegetable pods have been identified by DR WHO as the Krynoid, an alien species of plant life. One pod has been destroyed but the second one was stolen by an eccentric botanist. Now many lives are being lost as the monster menaces the Western Hemisphere. Can the Doctor and his friends overcome the invader? Find out at 4.05 this afternoon.

[clipping: 1979-07-21]

21 July 1979
Vol 91 No 2063 (21-27 Jul 1979)
p77: photo (b/w) of the Fourth Doctor and Sarah [from The Masque of Mandragora]; TV listings: The Masque of Mandragora Part One (TV2, 21/07/79)

More trouble for the doctor (Tom Baker) and Sarah (Elisabeth Sladen) in a new DR WHO adventure starting at 3.50 today.

[clipping: 1979-08-18]

18 August 1979
Vol 92 No 2067 (18-24 Aug 1979)
p77: photo (b/w) of the Fourth Doctor [from The Hand of Fear]; TV listings: The Hand of Fear Part One (TV2, 18/08/79)

A new series of DOCTOR WHO starts with a bang at 3.35pm as the Doctor and Sarah land themselves in the middle of an explosion.

[clipping: 1979-09-15]

15 September 1979
Vol 93 No 2071 (15-21 Sep 1979)
p77: photo (b/w) of the Fourth Doctor and two Time Lords from The Deadly Assassin]; TV listings: The Deadly Assassin Part One (TV2, 15/09/79)

Below: Dr Who is suspected of murder in a new story starting this afternoon at 3.55.

[clipping: 1979-09-29]

29 September 1979
Vol 93 No 2073 (29 Sep-5 Oct 1979)
p90: photo of the Second Doctor, used in a TV preview column by Ann Lloyd about a World Around Us documentary called Laser: The Light of the 21st Century, a BBC production narrated by Patrick Troughton

Narrator of this Horizon documentary is Patrick Troughton who used to play Dr Who, that fictional expert on all things scientific - including the laser.

Caption:

Troughton: narrator

[clipping: 1979-12-08]

8 December 1979
Vol 93 No 2083 (8-10 Dec 1979)
p93: photo (b/w) of the Fourth Doctor [from The Hand of Fear]; TV listings: The Talons of Weng-Chiang Part One (TV2, 08/12/79)

This afternoon's highlights are ... followed by a new DR WHO story at 4.00.

[clipping: 1979-12-29]

22 December 1979
Vol 93 No 2085 (22 Dec 1979-4 Jan 1980)
p61: photo (b/w) of the Fourth Doctor [from Terror of the Zygons]; TV listings: The Talons of Weng-Chiang Part Four (TV2, 29/12/79)

DR WHO (Tom Baker) battles London's reign of terror at 4.00pm.

Clippings for 1978 or Clippings for 1980/81.