Papers laud publication of DIY Dalek plans
Forget that fans have had 'em for years...
The Daily Telegraph and others are making much of the online publication of a series of build-your-own Dalek blueprints from the 1970s.
The plans were apparently sent by the Doctor Who Production Office to a viewer. Reading today's stories, you'd think the blueprints had been missing, presumed lost, for years.
But, as any half-decent Who fan knows, the plans were published by the BBC in 1973 in a special edition of its listings magazine Radio Times to mark the tenth anniversary of the show.
Indeed, pics posted by the Telegraph suggest that the BBC simply sent out a set of photocopies of the pages in the special.
You can still pick original copies of the special for around £16 these days, rising to £100 if you want one signed by Dr Pertwee himself.
Even cheaper copies can be obtained if you settle for the reprint of the special put out by the BBC a few years ago.