Note: Numbered limited edition of 100 copies.
"Completely addictive — scurrilous, fascinating, hilarious and naughty..."
"Really well written, lively, vivid and magnificently researched. It brings it all back and also tells me things I didn't know."
"Quite wonderful on many, many levels. Gripping, fascinating, appalling — and, by the end, truly moving. Immaculate research makes the whole utterly trustworthy. A very good and very well written book."
"Reading it has been like travelling back in time myself. You've really brought John back to life, as complex and unpredictable as I remember him."
Note: New retitled edition, containing additional photographs and documents, plus a new chapter detailing the year of the book's release and the full story behind the press attention it received.
For more than a decade, John Nathan-Turner, or 'JN-T' as he was often known, was in charge of every major artistic and practical decision affecting the world's longest-running science fiction programme.
Richard Marson brings his dramatic, farcical, sometimes scandalous, often moving story to life with the benefit of his own inside knowledge and the fruits of over 100 revealing interviews with key friends and colleagues, those John loved to those from whom he became estranged. The author has also had access to all of Nathan-Turner's surviving archive of paperwork and photos, many of which appear here for the very first time.
This new edition includes a new chapter covering the period from the book's inception to its release and beyond, as well as a number of previously unpublished photographs.
"The definitive behind-the-scenes portrait of the show in the Eighties; densely researched, eminently readable. Marson has talked to almost every key player."