Cartmel Talks Thatcher

Enemy of the Thatcher and Former Doctor Who Script Editor Andrew Cartmel is reminiscing about his time controlling the very legacy of the Doctor for podcast series

Cartmel is perhaps best know for adding a bit of class to the downright shoddy cancellation imposed on the show by the big wigs at the Beeb in 1989

His last-minute change to the end of the then final episode Survival – which saw the Seventh Doctor and Ace metaphorically riding off into the sunset with a brilliantly touching final speech by Sylvester McCoy.

The writer also chats about his recent notoriety when his run on the show was declared ‘Anti Government’ based on a quote from his interview for the job on the show where he told Producer John-Nathan Turner that he wanted the show to ‘overthrow the Government’.


In fact so shocking he ended up on Newsnight defending the show and indeed the universe from learning the shocking truth… erh …shocking.

Also included in this fifteenth episode of SFP.Now host Ian Cullen will also be looking into this week in comics and television with a chinwag about the HBO series Game of Thrones.

(via Monsters & Critics)


Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

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