Thursday, November 12, 2009

Chris D'Oyly John

Former Production Unit Manager Christopher D'Oyly John has died.D'Oyly John worked on many stories from the classic era of Doctor Who. He was an Assistant Floor Manager on the William Hartnell story The Ark, before working as Production Assistant on several Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee stories.As Production Unit Manager, he worked on six Tom Baker stories working with producer Philip Hinchcliffe on some of the most-loved stories in the series history, including The Robots of Death and The Talons of Weng-Chiang.His work outside of Doctor Who included The Bill, Poldark, House of Elliot and EastEnders.He died peacefully at his home in Eastbourne on 21st October.

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