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.
“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.”
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
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.