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A Tear, Sarah Jane? Elisabeth Sladen 1947-2011

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Like many others, I couldn’t quite believe the news. Lis Sladen can’t be gone, surely? It took the BBC news report for it to sink in and even then, I still couldn’t believe it. Lis was a person who always looked so well for her age and I would never have guessed in a million years that she was ill. But she was, but she kept it private, which I think speaks volumes about the lady.
The reaction has been that of shock around the world, as many people, in many countries, grew up with Sarah Jane Smith. Lis didn’t just brighten the day for kids of the 1970’s, she also did it for the kids of today with The Sarah Jane Adventures too. Reading these messages from children on the Newsround website just shows how well this middle-aged lady is thought of. She was definitely someone special.

For many, Sarah Jane was ‘their’ companion. My first foray into ‘classic’ Doctor Who was Tom Baker’s first series and watching her and The Doctor wind up Harry, seeing them working with each other to defeat a f…

An Appeal

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The make-up (no, not that kind of make up) of an Issue is mostly down to you dear reader.  So if you want to see your stuff in the fanzine during this upcoming series (or think you can improve on our output) - SEND IT IN!  I can't really stress enough that we take ANY kind of literal piece about Doctor Who.  So this is your chance to appear in a fanzine that top Doctor Who actor, Harry Sedgewick, says is 'not as shit as Mayfair', whatever that means.  Some of the things we're after are essays, opinion pieces, poems and art - so if you feel you fit the bill, don't just post them on a forum - send them in!

Just drop me a e-mail at fishcustardfanzine@googlemail.co.uk ANYTIME!

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