John Nathan-Turner, Doctor Who producer from 1980-1989

The John Nathan-Turner PodKast

We’ve been talking about doing this podKast for literally months, but thanks to the end of Series 7 we’ve finally got around to dedicating a podKast to arguably Doctor Who‘s most divisive producer, John Nathan-Turner!

Starting with his first series in charge and making reference to his success as a production unit manager, we look at how Doctor Who changed during his stewardship, how the BBC changed and we also consider whether the series had really “had its day” as the BBC regularly indicated in the 1990s.

Don’t forget to look out for this week’s “Previously on next week’s podKast” sentence, in which a timey-wimey occurrence means that a stray phrase was captured and placed at the end of last week’s podKast. Confused? You will be…

You can listen to our weekly podKast in three ways:

  1. Use the player in the top right of each page on Kasterborous.
  2. Listen with the “pop out” player above, which also allows you to download the podKast to your computer.
  3. Third, you can take advantage of the RSS feed to subscribe to the podKast for your media player, and also find us on iTunes!

Have fun, dear listener, and enjoy!

Christian Cawley


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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