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What’s Up Doc?

by | 27th, August 2003

‘WHEN you rush out to buy all 378 episodes of Dr Who on DVD, don’t be surprised if there are a few “extra features”.

In every Dalek there’s a pervert with a camera dying to stay hidden

(Note to Dr Who fans: please don’t write in and tell us that there weren’t 378 episodes – we don’t care.)

Furthermore, these extras may not be all be documentaries about the inside of a Dalek, or picture galleries of location shots and costume designs.

Instead, brace yourself for grainy footage of nude ladies in the bathroom of a doctor’s house in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne.

The good doctor – Dr Peter Finklestone, to be precise – filmed the ladies covertly, and the Telegraph reports that he kept them on a master tape “for his own amusement”.

So what has this got to do with the legendary TV series? Well it transpires that old Finky had a second job, as part of a team paid by the BBC to restore old episodes from its archive.

Given the amount of videotape knocking about his gaff, it would be surprising if a few bonus scenes were inadvertently included.

For some reason, we here at Anorak find all this rather amusing.

And if Finklestone – who has quit as a doctor – is finding it hard to see the funny side, he should take comfort from this thought – no-one will ever say, “Doctor who?” again when his name his mentioned at the local rotary club.’

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