Note: DVD re-release of two interviews that were originally released separately on VHS: Myth Makers: Sophie Aldred and Myth Makers: Andrew Cartmel. Both were also subsequently re-released as part of The Doctors: The Sylvester McCoy Years.
SOPHIE ALDRED — Ace
“He said afterwards he saw me because on the back of my publicity photo it said, ‘Has own leathers!’"
Although she didn’t know where the TARDIS would go, ACE always knew what she wanted to do when it got there. For her MYTH MAKERS, SOPHIE ALDRED knew precisely where she was going but that was about all.
NICHOLAS BRIGGS has no idea about anything as SOPHIE takes him on a trip through South East London where she was born and brought up. No-one has any idea what will happen... a situation THE DOCTOR would have loved.
Don’t miss this original and dynamic production which is (perhaps) an apt description of SOPHIE ALDRED herself...
ANDREW CARTMEL — Script Editor
“I wanted a darker, more powerful, more mysterious Doctor."
ANDREW CARTMEL studied at the University of London and Canterbury before being headhunted for the job as Script Editor on DOCTOR WHO. He worked on all three SYLVESTER McCOY seasons and, just when the programme was showing signs of improvement, it was cancelled!
In this MYTH MAKERS, NICHOLAS BRIGGS goes behind the scenes with ANDREW to find out where he and JNT were hoping to take DOCTOR WHO and how the cancellation came about.
Since then, the Science Fiction theme in ANDREW CARTMEL’s career has continued with comic strips for 2000AD and DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE plus a trilogy in Virgin’s NEW ADVENTURES novels. He edited STARBURST magazine from 1999 to 2000. Most recently he was Script Editor and lead writer on the sword & sorcery series DARK KNIGHT.
He’s also written the novel THE WISE, served as Senior Script Editor on CASUALTY and written a number of screenplays, including an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH. Most recently he’s written a stage thriller.