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John Nathan Turner in his own words. Interviewed by Bill Baggs

Full uncut interview with the beloved TV producer.

Bill Baggs first met JNT as a fan at the BBC Dr Who Production Office in the 80's. He later worked with JNT on various projects. Bill conducted this interview as part of the BBV dvd '30 Years of Time Travel & Beyond' produced in 1995. In the recording sequence of filming, Bill conducted this interview last in order to give John the opportunity to respond to criticisms from other contributors. The cafe where it was filmed was local to JNT in Saltdean, near Brighton where he was a regular visitor. When Bill first approached Jon about the documentary, John was initially resistant to take part, asking why he'd been left until last. However, once Bill explained the logic of 'save the best 'til last' John agreed.

Born Turner, originally a floor-assistant working with both Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee, he became the ninth producer of the long-running BBC science fiction series Doctor Who.

He was also the final producer of the series' first run on television (from 1980 until it was cancelled in 1989). He finished the role having become the longest-serving Doctor Who producer and cast Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy as the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors respectively.


"What an excellent interview, it covers a really good spread of his time on the show, his frustrations, the big decisions, all the main things you'd wan to ask in such an interview are covered... Absolute 10/10 release for me, so glad it's seen the light of day!" - tng1981 on GallifreyBase


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