Director for Doctor Who, 1970-1971
Timothy Combe joined the BBC in 1963 as an Assistant Floor Manager and steadily moved ‘up the ranks’ to become the last BBC Staff Director in 1970.
He went on to direct over 50 network productions, including: Z Care, The Doctors, Angels, The Newcomers, The Brothers, Ballet Shoes (which won a BAFTA and Emmy), Golden Soak and, of course, the Doctor Who stories The Silurians, The Mind of EvilL and a bit of Evil of the Daleks!
In this Myth Makers, TIM talks about working as an AFM and PA on Doctor Who, how he became friends with William Hartnell, working with Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee, directing his Doctor Who stories and what he’s been doing since leaving the BBC.
And as a bonus we feature a panel from the Doctor Who convention PanoptiCon 9 featuring Tim, Barry Letts and Terrance Dicks!
Technical details, RTP 0373
52 mins approx.
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