Note: Sixth of 17 Myth Makers videos re-released in the US, which confusingly used a different numbering scheme to their UK counterparts — and as in this case, often combined two interviews into one release.
From in front of the camera to behind it...
You’ll also meet Peter Grimwade who started out as a production assistant, and eventually became a writer and director for Doctor Who (although he never actually directed an episode he wrote).
Join Myth Makers as we travel the universe to interview the actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes people who have helped bring Doctor Who to life.
Note: Region 2+4 DVD.
SARAH SUTTON — Nyssa
"‘Why did you take your skirt off?’ Because I was told to! JNT said: ‘You have a stomach ache and you take your skirt off.’ So that’s what I did!"
This MYTH MAKERS combines two interviews with SARAH SUTTON; one filmed at Harrison’s Rocks, the main location for CATSROVALVA; the second recorded in a London studio eight years later and featuring some familiar monsters.
SARAH chats to NICHOLAS BRIGGS about working with TOM BAKER, PETER DAVISON, JANET FIELDING and MATTHEW WATERHOUSE. There are also many behind-the-scenes stories about working on DOCTOR WHO.
PETER GRIMWADE — Writer/Director
“If you had twice as much money you’d still want twice as much again."
PETER GRIMWADE started his career at the BBC as a production assistant and worked on three JON PERTWEE DOCTOR WHO stories. He went on to direct DOCTOR WHO in the early 1980s — with LOGOPOLIS and EARTHSHOCK winning major fan awards. He then moved on to writing with MAWDRYN UNDEAD and PLANET OF FIRE which he successfully novelised for Virgin Publishing.
PETER died in 1990, cutting short a promising career. This MYTH MAKERS release is dedicated to him.