But who was the woman behind all these triumphs and what was the price she paid to achieve them?
‘A well-researched and deeply considered biography. The mixing together of her personal life and the ups and downs of a volatile industry make for a truly faschinating book.’
‘Superb. Comprehensively and accurately detailed. She would have heartily approved.’
‘Much to admire and enjoy. The book is a major achievement. Richard Marson has done her proud.’
‘Verity comes vividly to life. I read with great pleasure. Splendid.’
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A graduate of the University of Durham, Richard trained as a director and producer at the BBC. His credits include Disney Club, The Big Breakfast, Record Breakers and Tomorrow’s World. He spent a decade on Blue Peter, with four years as Editor. In 2003, he won a BAFTA award and was again nominated in 2006. In 2008 he was consultant to the National Media Museum’s 50th anniversary exhibition and was presented to the Queen at Buckingham Palace. He was also awarded a gold Blue Peter badge.
In 2009, he wrote the script for the BBC’s ‘evolution’ prom, presented by Sir David Attenborough, and, in 2012, he produced and directed the 90-minute Tales of Television Centre. More recently, he has been an executive producer at Twofour, where his credits include The Holidaymakers (Sky One) and two series of Our School (CBBC).
His books include Inside Updown: The Story of Upstairs, Downstairs, Blue Peter: 50th Anniversary and JN-T: The Life and Scandalous Times of John Nathan-Turner, which The Times called: ‘the definitive behind the scenes portrait of (Doctor Who) in the eighties.’
Note: Same ISBN as original paperback edition.
She was the very first producer of Doctor Who, at a time when there were few women in positions of power in the television industry. Later, she became a pioneering independent producer, founding her own highly-successful company, Cinema Verity. Within her profession, she was hugely respected as a driven, formidable but always stylish exponent of her craft, with the stamina and ability to combine quantity with quality.
But who was the woman behind all these television triumphs and what was the price she paid to achieve them?
Combining painstaking research and interviews with many of Lambert’s closest friends and colleagues, Drama and Delight captures the energy and spirit of this remarkable woman and her lasting legacy.