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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