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"Dr. Who" (memo)

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"Dr. Who" — or, more precisely, Dr. Who: General Notes on Background and Approach for an Exciting Adventure - Science Fiction Drama Series for Childrens Saturday Viewing – was essentially the original 1963 pitch for Doctor Who. Submitted to Controller of BBC1 Donald Baverstock on 16 May 1963, it outlined the concept of a proposed programme called Dr. Who. It was prepared by Donald Wilson, C. E. Webber and Sydney Newman.

Amongst the things defined by this document were:

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The Baverstock/Newman meeting implied by the memo was spoofed by Mark Gatiss and David Walliams in The Pitch of Fear.

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