The Production Diary of John Nathan Turner compiled by Richard Molesworth, published by Telos Publishing is out this month, and available from selected retailers today as an eBook, described as a fascinating account of one of Doctor Who’s most turbulent periods.
Introduced by then script editor Andrew Cartmel, noted researcher Richard Molesworth presents an unprecedentedly detailed record of producer John Nathan-Turner’s day-to-day activities on the show.
Drawing on unique archive documents, the book tells the full story of how one of the most divisive figures in Doctor Who’s history steered it through the entire decade of the 1980s, revealing the key decisions that shaped its development and affording an invaluable insight into how the production office responded to the many controversies that dogged it during that period.
As editor of Doctor Who Magazine at the time, I’m sure this will be an interesting read for many; both those who watched, and those who worked on Doctor Who back then. Adding to my reading list…
432pp. 6×9 paperback
Published 13 May 2022