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Dr Who 1987: Viewers hope Bonnie Langford gets eaten

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THE Audience Reaction Report for ‘Doctor Who’ for 1987 makes for an entertaining read. We especially enjoyed the section on Bonnie Langford, who played Dr Who’s assistant. Known to a generation as the sick-faced child terrorist (“I’ll sthcream and sthcream until I’m sthick”) Violet Elizabeth Bott, Langford’s performances had viewers dreaming of her death:

“Bonnie Langford, who played the Doctor’s assistant Mel can only be described as unpopular with respondents. Indeed, 56% of respondents who answered a questionnaire…wished she had been eaten”

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  • I went to see Charlie Girl at Manchester Opera House years ago. Paul Nicholas played the lead and walked on at the end to huge applause and cheering. When Bonnie Langford walked on, there was a polite clap and that was it.
    I think she used to annoy people in that showbiz creepy kid kind of way.

  • Winker

    Poor girl…. jealously or what?

    “Those respondents most likely to have stopped watching this series of Doctor Who were female, and those in social class DE”