JN-T: The Life & Scandalous Times of John Nathan-Turner

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By:Richard Marson
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Note:Biography of John Nathan-Turner, well known of course to Doctor Who fans as the longest-serving (and most controversial) producer of the programme, from 1980 to 1989. Originally intended for publication by Fantom Films, but changed publisher a couple of months before release.

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Edition: hardback
When:  April 2013
Publisher:  Miwk Publishing
Format: hardback

Note:  Numbered limited edition of 100 copies.

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When:  April 2013
Publisher:  Miwk Publishing
Format: paperback
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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, Doctor Who. 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.

"Completely addictive — scurrilous, fascinating, hilarious and naughty..."
Sophie Aldred (Ace)

"Really well written, lively, vivid and magnificently researched. It brings it all back and also tells me things I didn't know."
Andrew Cartmel (Doctor Who script editor 1987-89)

"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."
David Reid (BBC head of drama series and serials, 1981-83)

"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."
Kate Easteal (John's secretary, 1986-88)

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