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A Time Lord from Yorkshire? This is the real horror of the Doctor Who casting news, writes Huw Evans

I, too, have been horrified by the news of the casting for Doctor Who (Editorial, 18 July). So horrified, indeed that I almost sprayed the very fine kedgeree I was eating when I heard the news across the family silver. Even now I can barely write the words: they have cast someone from Yorkshire. My God, just think of the implications. Will the Doctor do battle with the Daleks wearing a flat cap? Will K9 return as a whippet? Will ferrets be smuggled down the trouser legs of power-crazed aliens? I could, I must, go on. Tripe and onions will clog the controls of the Tardis. The Doctor will be reduced to monosyllabically grunting “Aye” and “Nay”, so that we’ll think of utterances such as “’Appen” and “Pull thissen together” as Shakespearean flights of dazzling wit.
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BBC, Fremantle partner on formats

BBC shows which have never been adapted for Australia or have long since disappeared from our screens could be re-activated under a new co-venture between FremantleMedia Australia (Fma) and BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand.

Among the formats that could emanate from the partnership are current BBC shows Mastermind, Bargain Hunt and Antiques Roadshow and, from the Beeb.s vaults, The Weakest Link, The Generation Game, Last Choir Standing and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

The deal also covers Dancing With the Stars if that show is commissioned by the Seven Network or another Australian broadcaster next year.

The multi-year agreement was announced by Ian Hogg, Fma Regional CEO Australia/Asia Pacific, and Jon Penn, Managing Director of BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand.

Explaining the rationale for the alliance, the Bbcw tells If,. .BBC Worldwide owns some great entertainment formats but we do not currently have the production expertise and resource
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