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Sydney Newman interviewed by CBC in 1966

Here’s something one wishes that could have been included on a Doctor Who DVD. It’s a 1966 interview with Sydney Newman, one of the leading creative forces behind Doctor Who. The CBC program Umbrella interviewed the ex-pat Canadian (and former CBC executive) about his work as BBC Head of Drama.

At the 2:50 mark he shows off a toy Dalek on his desk and describes Doctor Who as a “silly sci-fi kind of thing”.

It’s brilliant to see a contemporary in-depth interview with Newman from that period. I’m sure a few production designers on An Adventure in Space and Time are wishing they could have seen that beforehand!

2 Comments...

And if you notice what he’s wearing…yes, bow ties are cool.

Posted by Doug Grandy  on  09/20  at  01:26 PM

I previously found a half-page interview with Newman in the Toronto Star of Sep 4, 1971, when Newman had returned to Canada and was causing some trouble as the director of the NFB.

Posted by Eric  on  09/20  at  10:53 PM

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