Doctor In Distress

Album: released as a single (1985)
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  • The long-running BBC cult TV series Doctor Who is one of the most popular in the world, and charity singles have often had a big appeal. Put the two of them together and you get... something that is probably best forgotten.

    Doctor Who was first seen on UK TV in 1963, but by 1985 there were signs that it had run its course, and the BBC suspended production for a year. This led to the recording of "Doctor In Distress." Written by Ian Levine and Fiachra Trench, it was recorded by sundry performers including comedienne Faith Brown and singer-songwriter Jona Lewie under the obvious pun Who Cares?
  • Released on the Radio Shack label March 1985 in both 7-inch and 12-inch formats, the latter runs to 6 minutes and is backed by an instrumental version that runs to 6 minutes 28 seconds. Profits went to Cancer Relief. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2
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