Ian Winterton chats about Cutaway Comics on latest Doctor Who: Panel to Panel

Writer Ian Winterton joins Jeremy Bement on the latest episode of the ever enjoyable Doctor Who: Panel to Panel Podcast.

Ian Winterton worked as a film journalist, interviewing many big Hollywood names, before starting to write for theatre in 2009. His play, Sherica, was selected for the 2011 24:7 Manchester Theatre Festival where it won both Best Play and the Audience Choice Award. It was also selected for the Library Theatre’s Re:Play festival and won a prestigious Manchester Theatre Award.

For the screen, Ian has written several short films, including Stuart and Dumplings, which was made via Zoom during the Covid-19 lockdown in aid of the Down’s Syndrome Association. In addition, he was commissioned by Saffron Cherry Productions Ltd to write the bible and pilot script for Blurred, a police/crime drama.

In audio drama, Ian adapted Ramsey Campbell’s novel, The Hungry Moon, developed by Room 5064 Productions, starring Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Louise Jameson, Mina Anwar and Jemma Moore.

Ian’s other audio work includes two plays – Cracking The Feathers and All The Bens – for Bamalam Productions Ltd, a company he now serves on as a trustee and producer. For Bamalam, Ian is co-producer and lead writer on Scuttled, an audio drama in association with MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) telling the tale of a family working the Rochdale Canal 1840–1922.

With the focus of Episode 176 on Doctor Who spinoffs, Ian talks about his work with Cutaway Comics, which include The Demons of Eden, featuring art by Martin Geraghty, Sutekh: The Heretic and both issues of Drax – London Calling and L.A. Woman.

Omega - Demons of Eden Back Up Strip Sample Art
Art for Drax – London Calling by Steve Scott

A veteran of audio drama, Ian also wrote the script for “Meeting on the Common”, an animated adaptation of the opening chapter of David Whitaker’s Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks, included on the DVD that comes free with Vworp Vworp! Issue 6.

He was also script editor for the stage plays The Robots of Death and Storm Mine, and played guards, radio voices and Omegans in the Cutaway Comics Omega audio drama.

Along with news and more, Jeremy also reviews a Torchwood one-shot and Lance Parkin’s Miranda – which was one of the first spinoff comic series.

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Web Links

Ian Winterton is online at ianwinterton.co.uk

Read Matt Badham’s 2023 interview with Ian Winterton here

Cutaway Comics are online at cutawaycomics.co.uk

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