R.I.P Verity Lambert

By Mark
Verity Lambert, the first Doctor Who producer, sadly passed away yesterday at the age of 71. Verity lived a successful life as a producer of many dramas including Doctor Who, Minder, Quatermass and Jonathan Creek. Russell T Davies and many other friends of Verity had tributes to say about her. Here are two from the BBC Doctor Who Website;

Russell T Davies, Lead Writer and Executive Producer of Doctor Who, said: "There are a hundred people in Cardiff working on Doctor Who and millions of viewers, in particular many children, who love the programme that Verity helped create. This is her legacy and we will never forget that."

Jane Tranter, Controller, BBC Fiction, said: "Verity was a total one-off. She was a magnificently, madly, inspirationally talented drama producer. During her long and brilliant career there was no form of drama that was beyond her reach and that she didn't excel at. From the early episodes of Doctor Who to the still to be transmitted comedy drama Love Soup, via Widows, Minder, GBH, Eldorado and Jonathan Creek (to name but the tiniest handful of credits) – Verity was a phenomenon. Today is the 44th anniversary of her first ever episode of Doctor Who."

Verity was the first ever female BBC producer and shortly before she died she was awarded the Working Title Films lifetime achievement award at the Women In Film And Television Awards 2007. My condolences go to Verity's friends and family. Rest In Peace Verity. In other news today is Doctor Who's 44th Anniversary , so happy anniversary Doctor Who.
Send your tributes to Verity below.

1 comment so far.

  1. James Diggs 24 November 2007 at 11:38
    Thank you for sharing the sad news of Verity Lambert’s passing, and I thought the post on your blog about her was a very nice tribute. I did not know much about her life until yesterday so I appreciate your sharing about her; and I am thankful for all the fans that posted about her yesterday and this morning. She has left us a great legacy and I appreciate it that the more informed fans, like yourself, shared their memories of this wonderful person so we can all remember and better appreciate her enormous contribution to the show she helped create.



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