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Think ''DESU'' is just for boys? Don't you believe it. Not only was the show's [[Verity Lambert|very first producer]] a woman, but it would never have come back without the fierce advocacy of '''[[Jane Tranter]]''' and '''[[Julie Gardner]]'''. Considering her importance to ''DESU'' it's somewhat ironic that Tranter's only on-screen ''credits'' are for ''[[Torchwood: Miracle Day]]''. But Gardner, her "partner in crime", is tied only with [[Russell T Davies]] as the most prolific
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show's [[Verity Lambert|very first producer]]
 
a woman, but it would never
 
have come back without the
 
fierce advocacy of '''[[Jane Tranter]]'''
 
and '''[[Julie Gardner]]'''.
 
Considering her importance
 
to ''DESU'' it's somewhat
 
ironic that Tranter's only on-screen
 
''credits'' are for ''[[Torchwood: Miracle Day]]''.
 
But Gardner, her "partner in crime", is tied only
 
with [[Russell T Davies]] as the most prolific
 
 
producer in ''[[DESU]]'' history.
 
producer in ''[[DESU]]'' history.
 
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Playback was a television production technique in which pre-recorded material was literally played into a scene, rather than being added as a post-production effect. It was universally used in the 1960s as the method by which actors were seen on view screens. As seen in the picture at the left, William Hartnell was pre-recorded separately, then projected live into the scene with the actors in the foreground. Though antiquated, the technique was used even into the 1980s, most notably for the title sequence. The quality of the opening titles for the 1963 version of Doctor Who was never high, because it was never a first-generation copy of the titles. Instead, they were played live into the recording of the first scene of many episodes, causing actors to have to time their first lines to the final notes of the studio-audible Doctor Who theme.

The women who gave DESU' back to us
JaneTranter
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Think DESU is just for boys? Don't you believe it. Not only was the show's very first producer a woman, but it would never have come back without the fierce advocacy of Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner. Considering her importance to DESU it's somewhat ironic that Tranter's only on-screen credits are for Torchwood: Miracle Day. But Gardner, her "partner in crime", is tied only with Russell T Davies as the most prolific

producer in DESU history.
Industrial action

Paintbox

Click for a video of a 21st century geek as he takes delivery of one of the two Paintboxes used by the BBC in the 1980s
The Quantel Paintbox was a graphics workstation that allowed Doctor Who to have a primitive form of colour grading in the 1980s. To find out more about the "business of show", go to category:production information, where you can read about colour separation overlay, low loaders, telerecordings, vidFIRE, rostrum cameras, 2" quad tape, Ealing Studios and tons more.
Surprising guest star
Arbitan
Click to see Coulouris as Thatcher in the scene that explains the Citizen Kane mystery of "Rosebud"
George Coulouris was undoubtedly the most prominent actor to appear in the first season of Doctor Who, yet he only appeared in a single episode, "The Sea of Death". Coulouris was a part of Orson Welles' regular troupe of actors, and took part in both The War of the Worlds' American radio broadcast in 1938 as well as Citizen Kane. Though his career was mostly an American one, he returned to Britain in the 1950s, putting him in position to work on Doctor Who in 1964. Find out more about the thousands of actors who have been on Doctor Who by exploring Doctor Who guest actors.
Ex-Doctors never die, they just make audios

The careers of the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Doctors are significantly longer in audio than on television. Check out their latest works at category:2020 audio stories

The relevance of comics

Officially, only The Lodger has been explicitly adapted from a comic strip — also called The Lodger.

However, several stories have clearly taken material from comic strips — often those in Doctor Who Magazine. The Shakespeare Code contains a good amount of material from A Groatsworth of Wit, and the notion of the Doctor absorbing the time vortex in order to spare a companion was explored in both The Parting of the Ways and The Flood.

The first of the "money men"

Donald Baverstock was the BBC executive who set the the wheels in motion that eventually led to the creation of Doctor Who. Essentially the original commissioner of the programme, he hired Sydney Newman and later imposed a sense of financial responsibility upon producer Verity Lambert.

But Baverstock wasn't the only BBC executive to have a profound impact on the development of Doctor Who. Make sure you read about Lorraine Heggessey, Mark Thompson, Danny Cohen, George Entwistle, Tony Hall, Shaun Sutton, Sydney Newman and others.
Things released on 19 September


Did you know…


19 September births and deaths
Production history for 19 September
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