Doctor Who: feature length documentary about John Nathan-Turner incoming

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A feature documentary about 80s Doctor Who producer John Nathan-Turner is getting a big screen debut.

An upcoming treat for Doctor Who fans – particularly those of us who were avid viewers of the show in the 1980s – is an upcoming special edition Blu-ray boxset of the ‘final’ classic series. Series 26 starred Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor, and it brought to an end not just the show on what’s regarded as its ‘classic’ era – prior to the hugely successful 2005 reboot – but also the tenure of executive producer John Nathan-Turner.

The late Nathan-Turner was a flamboyant, divisive figure, whose showmanship and sheer personality was married to what’s regarded as a downturn in support for the show. That notwithstanding, his story is a fascinating one, and the show had many terrific moments under his watch.

Chris Chapman is a BAFTA-nominated documentary maker, who has put together many special features for assorted Doctor Who DVDs over the years. But he’s made a feature-length documentary about John Nathan-Turner, that forms part of that aforementioned series 26 Blu-ray boxset.

What’s more, it’s just been announced that the feature can now be see on the big screen too. The BFI in London is showing it at 10am on Saturday November 23rd, prior to a screening of the classic Who story The Curse Of Fenric.

Tickets go on sale for the screening this coming Tuesday, and it promises to be a real treat. Keep an eye on the BFI events webpage, as that’s where tickets will pop up.

Failing that, you can pre-order the series 26 boxset, that’s released on December 23rd, right here.

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