Dalek operator fired after hiding offensive message in Doctor Who magazine article

Nicholas Pegg's column for DWM included a foul-mouthed message insulting his employers

Peter Capaldi in Doctor Who

A disgruntled writer for Doctor Who Magazine, who is also a former Dalek operator on the show, has been sacked from his job on the mag after sneaking a foul-mouthed message about his employers into an article.

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Nicholas Pegg, who wrote under the pen name The Watcher, strategically placed a letter at the start of each paragraph of the piece so that it spelt out a message to publishers Panini and Doctor Who brand owners BBC Worldwide featuring the C-word.

The article ended with the sentence “If you look hard enough there is always something hidden in plain sight”.

The coded message read “Panini and BBC Worldwide are c***s”.

As you might expect, when this was brought to Panini’s attention they were not particularly thrilled and Pegg was duly exterminated from his job.

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It’s unclear what his particular grudge was but given the outcome he may wish he could jump in a time machine, go back and rewrite that article.