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Legendary Designer Barry Newbery Dies

Legendary Designer Barry Newbery has passed away aged 88. Barry Newbery was perhaps the most prolific designer, working on more episodes of the classic series than any other designer in its 26 year history; spanning from the very first episode, An Unearthly Child in 1963 through to The Awakening in 1984 – a total of…

Doctor Who: The Dominators
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044 The Dominators

How do you tackle the weighty argument of pacifism versus aggression; a true 1960s ideology that – in a microcosm of society – played out with America’s unrest over the war in Vietnam? Well, if you’re Doctor Who, you stick two men in comedy armadillo costumes, add some walking pizza ovens (with paddles sticking out the…

Mervyn Haisman

Unfortunately we must report the passing of Mervyn Haisman, who suffered a heart failure and died at 82 years old. Haisman and partner Henry Lincoln were responsible for writing three Troughton stories.  Their first, The Abominable Snowmen, featured the first appearance of the Yeti.  The Web of Fear, their second story, saw the return of…

Brian Cant Can!

60s Doctor Who actor Brian Cant was honoured with a special award at the Children’s BAFTAs yesterday. Cant, who appeared as Kent Gantry in The Daleks’ Master Plan and Tensa in The Dominators, met a double standing ovation that was likely the result of the 77-year-old’s 21 years as presenter of Play School, and due…

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