Published on October 26th, 2011 | by Meredith Burdett
Bannermen on Talking Who!
In the last episode, they showed a video interview with Frazer Hines aka Second Doctor companion Jamie McCrimmon but this week the lads have gone a step further and bought in former script editor Andrew Cartmel and Delta and the Bannermen writer Malcolm Kohll for a face to face chat about their time on the show!
Cartmel is well-known in Doctor Who for reinvigorating the show and introducing the “Cartmel Masterplan” which saw the seventh Doctor’s era get a lot darker and injected a mystery in the character that had been missing from the show for several years. Malcolm Kohll wrote for the first season of the Seventh Doctor’s tenure and created the weird and wonderful Bannermen as well as an alien battle in a small Welsh town (oh how little did he know how many aliens would start landing in Wales after that!)
They discuss their time on the show and the trials and tribulations that they encountered at the BBC as well as the pressure that the show was under during the late eighties.
Interestingly, Cartmel discusses the “real world” element that he wanted to inject into the show during his time working on it – something that Doctor Who has lived by since its grand return in 2005.
Anecdotes, laughs and good memories are shared by all during the hour-long show, check it out and find out some unknown titbits about Doctor Who during the final years of its original run.