Sean Pertwee. Image: Design by Stuart Manning

Coming Soon to Radio 4: The Jon Pertwee File

Designer Stuart Manning, perhaps best known for his stunning Doctor Who posters and promotional work, has co-produced a new radio documentary with Sean Pertwee celebrating the centenary of the Third Doctor and his childhood hero, the brilliant Jon Pertwee.

As Patrick Mulkearn notes in a fantastic item on the actor for Radio Times, Pertwee would not only have been 100 this year, 2019 also marks 50 years since he was cast as the Third Doctor.

Sean Pertwee. Image: Design by Stuart Manning
Sean Pertwee. Image: Design by Stuart Manning

The Jon Pertwee Files is an hour-long programme presented by Jon’s son, Sean,” Stuart explained on social media, “gathering rare archive material, never-before-broadcast backstage interviews, vintage radio appearances and newly discovered audio from the very first Doctor Who convention in 1977.”

Promoting the Radio 2 serial “Doctor Who: The Ghosts of N Space” in 1996, Jon Pertwee told Radio Times about his likes and dislikes
Promoting the Radio 2 serial “Doctor Who: The Ghosts of N Space” in 1996, Jon Pertwee told Radio Times about his likes and dislikes

An established actor himself, Sean Pertwee’s roles include Sergeant Wells in the film Dog Soldiers and Pilot Smith in Event Horizon, and TV roles such as Inspector Lestrade in CBS’s Elementary and Alfred Pennyworth in Fox’s Gotham.

• The Jon Pertwee Files will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra on Saturday 6th July 2019 at 8.00am, repeated at 3.00pm and will be available on BBC Sounds after broadcast

Follow Sean Pertwee on Twitter @seanpertwee

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

One thought on “Coming Soon to Radio 4: The Jon Pertwee File

  1. I’m looking forward to this. Be great if this was turned into a a television documentary. One of my earliest television memories is watching Pertwee as the doctor and kicking off when it finished because I wanted to know what happened next.

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