Ian Levine: there’s a name that’s infamous in the world of Doctor Who.
The record producer is famous for saving a lot of the early 1960’s Doctor Who episodes from being completely wiped out by the BBC. He was also an unofficial continuity consultant for the show in the 1980’s, working alongside Eric Saward and John Nathan-Turner for some Doctor Who stories including the aborted season 23 that was to star Colin Baker.
It’s no surprise to anyone that Levine has ruffled a few feathers over the years, the man clearly has a passion for our favourite show but over the years his methods and actions have been put into question by many a person and he rarely feels the need to tell his side of the story.
Until now that is. Doctor Who Online have managed to get the elusive Levine to sit down with them for a massive two-part podcast in which he talks about his time on Doctor Who, his findings when he was stopping the BBC from junking the Hartnell, Troughton and Pertwee episodes and his reconstructive work on the recent DVD release of Planet of Giants.
It’s heavy going stuff and Levine has a lot to say about certain experiences that he had with other professionals on the show. It’s also an engaging and very rewarding listen!
View the a trailer below and head to the DWO podcast www.dwowhocast.com page to listen.