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Aston Old Edwardians: John Nathan-Turner

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Published May 31st 2010
ISBN : 9781156318713
Paperback
44 pages
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: John Nathan-Turner (born Jonathan Turner- 12 August 19471 MayMorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: John Nathan-Turner (born Jonathan Turner- 12 August 19471 May 2002) was the ninth producer of the long-running BBC science fiction series Doctor Who, from 1980 until it was effectively cancelled in 1989. He was the longest-serving and, at the time, the most widely known Doctor Who producer. Born in the Midlands of England, and educated at King Edward VI Aston, Nathan-Turner showed an early interest in acting and theatre. He joined the BBC as a floor assistant in the 1960s, and first worked on Doctor Who in 1969 as part of the floor crew at the time that the series was recorded in Studio D of the Lime Grove Studios. His first story was The Space Pirates in 1969, in which he was credited as John Nathan. He came from a non-practising Jewish family. He later served as production unit manager under Graham Williams from 1977 to 1979. He accepted the position of producer for Season 18, the last that featured Tom Bakers portrayal of the central character, the Doctor. He subsequently cast the next three actors to play the role: Peter Davison (19811984), Colin Baker (19841986) and Sylvester McCoy (1987-1989