• Interviewee

    Christopher H. Bidmead

  • Position

    Script Editor for Doctor Who, 1980-1984

Christopher Hamilton Bidmead was born in 1941. He trained as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA).

Gradually Chris turned to scriptwriting and in late 1979 he was recommended by Robert Banks Stewart for the post of script editor on Doctor Who, working alongside newly appointed producer John Nathan-Turner.

In this Myth Makers, we find out what Chris hoped to achieve when he arrived at the production office, the reality he then found, what it was like working with JNT and why he left the programme after only one year.

Another fascinating insight into the world of Doctor Who.

Technical details, RTP 0368

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