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Published on March 17th, 2008 | by Christian Cawley

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Carry On Doctor Who

Always thought that the BBC left Doctor Who to rot in the 1990s? Think they didn’t care?

Prepare to be amazed…

The Times have told today how at one point Doctor Who was considered as the basis for a Carry On movie!

As the series has had top comedy writers such as Douglas Adams and Steven Moffat writing for it, it’s not hard to see how Doctor Who – with all of its wondrous idiosyncrasies – would be perfect Carry On fodder.

Carry on Doctor Who was one of 10 unmade Carry On films. Location scouting had been carried out in London in 1990 but finances fell through

It’s refreshing to see that just one year after the series ended, the BBC were in fact looking after the property as they’ve always said, and not leaving it to rot.

As amusing as the film could have been, it would have caused untold damage; we probably wouldn’t be anticipating Series 4 right now. (Thanks to Charlie Croker)

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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