Doctor Who Listener Archive - 1965

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: 1965-01-22]

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 Fridays.

[clipping: 1965-02-05]

5 February 1965
Vol.52 No.1322 (8-15 February 1965)
p9: Cartoon of a Dalek, by 'Nignog'.

"Who's a smart Dalek?"

[clipping: 1965-02-26]

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.)

[clipping: 1965-04-30]

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.