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!
Posted by Graeme on Thursday, September 19 at 3:12 pm