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{{real world}}'''John Black''' [[director|directed]] two serials for the show.
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He helmed the penultimate Fourth Doctor serial ''[[The Keeper of Traken (TV story)|The Keeper of Traken]]'' (1981), which saw the first appearance of companion Nyssa, and the second Fifth Doctor serial ''[[Four to Doomsday (TV story)|Four to Doomsday]]'' (1982).
| birth date = [[9 May (people)|9 May]] [[1940 (people)|1940]]
 
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| job title = [[Director]]
 
| story = ''[[The Keeper of Traken (TV story)|The Keeper of Traken]]'', ''[[Four to Doomsday (TV story)|Four to Doomsday]]'', ''[[A Girl's Best Friend (TV story)|A Girl's Best Friend]]''
 
| time = 1981-1982
 
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| imdb = 0085351
 
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'''John Black''' (born [[9 May (people)|9 May]] [[1940 (people)|1940]]<ref>[http://guide.doctorwhonews.net/person.php?code=3905 Doctor Who Guide]</ref> in [[Malawi]]) [[director|directed]] the penultimate [[Fourth Doctor]] television story ''[[The Keeper of Traken (TV story)|The Keeper of Traken]]'', which saw the first appearance of companion [[Nyssa]], and the second (first recorded) [[Fifth Doctor]] story ''[[Four to Doomsday (TV story)|Four to Doomsday]]''.
 
   
 
He was also responsible for directing the only ''[[K9 and Company]]'' story, ''[[A Girl's Best Friend (TV story)|A Girl's Best Friend]]''. However, according to [[Ian Sears]], he was not respected on the set and he was given the nickname "John Grey".<ref>https://soundcloud.com/tv-cream/4-honking?in=tv-cream/sets/episode-5</ref>
 
He was also responsible for directing the only ''[[K9 and Company]]'' story, ''[[A Girl's Best Friend (TV story)|A Girl's Best Friend]]''. However, according to [[Ian Sears]], he was not respected on the set and he was given the nickname "John Grey".<ref>https://soundcloud.com/tv-cream/4-honking?in=tv-cream/sets/episode-5</ref>
   
Black was interviewed in 2017 on ''[[THWR 205|Toby Hadoke's Who's Round 205]]'' and appeared in the documentary ''[[The Crowded TARDIS]]''.
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== Footnotes ==
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== Credits ==
 
=== Director ===
 
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* ''[[The Keeper of Traken (TV story)|The Keeper of Traken]]''
 
* ''[[Four to Doomsday (TV story)|Four to Doomsday]]''
 
 
==== ''K9 and Company'' ====
 
* ''[[A Girl's Best Friend (TV story)|A Girl's Best Friend]]''
 
 
 
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