downthetubes was saddened to receive the news of the death of original Doctor Who producer, Verity Lambert. (Pictured here surrounded by monsters during filing of the epic story The Daleks’ Master Plan)
In addition to Doctor Who, her many credits included cult series such as Adam Adamant Lives!, Budgie, Minder and Jonathan Creek and outstanding dramas such as The Naked Civil Servant and Alan Bleasdale’s GBH. (For more detailed credits see Screen Online)
“”She made the television drama genre utterly her own,” commented Jane Tranter, controller of BBC Fiction. “She was deaf to the notion of compromise and there wasn’t an actor, writer, director or television executive she worked with who didn’t regard her with admiration, respect and awe.”
• Daily Telegraph Obituary
• Guardian Obituary
The Guardian notes Verity’s death comes only days after it was announced that she was to receive the Working Title Films lifetime achievement award at the 2007 Women in Film and Television Awards next month.
• The Independent