Note: Region 2 + 4 DVD. Re-release of two interviews that were originally released separately on VHS: Myth Makers: Mary Tamm and Myth Makers: John Leeson
MARY TAMM — Romana
“Some of the scripts we had a few problems with and we’d have to improvise and re-write... I mean Tom and I were very keen on re-writing scenes..."
Mary was beginning to get very tired of sitting on the bank, and of having nothing to do... So she was considering in her own mind whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking daises, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.
There was nothing so very remarkable in that, but it began one of MARY TAMM’s most extraordinary experiences. In the company of NICHOLAS BRIGGS she talks of her time travelling in the TARDIS while around her a curiously familiar sequence of events unfolds...
JOHN LEESON — Voice of K9
“I was once sent in the post... a very, very heavy envelope... and inside it was ball bearings! Some kid had decided that it was K9’s birthday and he needed some new ball bearings!"
Ever wondered how to marinade a Yeti?... No? Well neither had a rather bemused NICHOLAS BRIGGS until he caught up with JOHN LEESON on location for the DOCTOR WHO drama DOWNTIME.
Ten years earlier, it was all a lot easier for KEITH HARRISON when he interviewed JOHN for the second MYTH MAKERS. Life was simple then, you just sat down and had a nice chat about life and being the voice of K9. Now you have to run round the inside of the Doctor’s faithful robot companion, plus learn how to cook (and more importantly how to catch) a Yeti!
Well these are the ingredients, it’s all been cooking in the oven, so take your seats for dinner. Confused? Not half as much as NICK!