Sad news from Who-ville

The first producer of Doctor Who, Verity Lambert, has died. She was 71.

When she arrived at the BBC in 1963, she was just 27, becoming the youngest and only female drama producer at the time. She oversaw the show until 1965, and in the 2007 episode, “Human Nature”, the Doctor refers to his parents as Sydney and Verity, a tribute to Lambert and series creator Sydney Newman (who also created The Avengers).

Coincidentally, today is the 44th anniversary of the first episode of Doctor Who.

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One Response to Sad news from Who-ville

  1. solonor says:

    …and Kevin DuBrow. It’s a sad week. Good night metal man.

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