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29 October 2014
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02.05.02

TV DRAMA


Death of former Doctor Who producer John Nathan-Turner


John Nathan-Turner, who produced more than 130 episodes of BBC Television's classic science-fiction series Doctor Who between 1980 and 1989, died yesterday.


He was the longest serving producer of Doctor Who.


His long association with the programme began in 1969 when Patrick Troughton played the Doctor. He also worked with Patrick's successors Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, becoming Doctor Who's ninth producer during Tom Baker's last season.


He was responsible for casting three of the actors who subsequently played the Doctor - Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy.


He joined the BBC in the 1960s as a floor assistant. He died in Brighton's Hove Hospital after a short illness aged 54.

More information available on the BBC Doctor Who website


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