Richard Martin (born 3 January 1935 as Richard Martin Thomas) directed several of the earliest Doctor Who television stories. His work included three episodes of the very first Dalek story, and all the episodes of the next two Dalek stories. He was also interviewed on the documentaries Over the Edge and Tales of Isop and provided a commentary for the DVD releases of The Daleks and The Dalek Invasion of Earth.
One of his few regrets about his work during his time on the show, beyond budgetary constraints, was his decision to lay Dalek signage on the Cenotaph during location filming for The Dalek Invasion of Earth.
Outside of Doctor Who, other notable directorial credits include episodes of All Creatures Great and Small and Crown Court.
Doctor Who stories directed
- The Daleks (episodes 3, 6 and 7)
- The Edge of Destruction (episode 1)
- The Dalek Invasion of Earth
- The Web Planet
- The Chase
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