Posts by: Andrew Blair

Doctor Who: the man who held Barry Letts’ test tubes

In the very early years of Doctor Who, script editors tended to start their tenure full of ideas for their version of the show, only to find themselves slowly run down by the sheer amount of work involved, just putting out what’s proven to work. They didn’t stick around for longer than two years, usually wanting to...

Remembering Doctor Who’s first script editor

Any features that look at Doctor Who script editors have to – by law – be called something like ‘Script Doctor’. I really wanted to call these articles ‘Standing on the Shoulders of Bryants’ but apparently that doesn’t lend itself to search engine optimisation. Also, to be pedantically technical (the best kind of technical), David...