• Interviewee

    Derek Martinus

  • Position

    Director for Doctor Who, 1965-1970

One of the first things Derek Matinus directed for the BBC was the Doctor Who story Galaxy 4 which was followed by Mission to the Unknown, The Tenth Planet, The Evil of the Daleks, The Ice Warriors and Spearhead from Space as well as many other productions, including Z Cars, the Sunday Classic The Black Tulip, episodes of The Doctors, United!, Angels and Henry James' What Maisie Knew.

In the mid-Seventies he left the BBC to go freelance and continued a successful career working as a Director in the theatre and television.

In this Myth Makers, Derek chats about Doctor Who, Cybermen, Ice Warriors, three Doctors and his growing frustration about working on the programme when he wasn’t allowed to do other things!

Another fascinating Myth Makers interview!

Technical details, RTP 0367

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