Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Bestest of the Bestest Who's


It's time to unwrap the nominees for Best Producer so here they be:




First up is Philip Hinchcliffe.  The list of stories he produced reads like this:  The Ark in Space, The Sontaran Experiment, Genesis of the Daleks, Revenge of the Cybermen, Terror of the Zygons, Planet of Evil, Pyramids of Mars, The Android Invasion, The Brain of Morbius, The Seeds of Doom, The Masque of Mandragora, The Hand of Fear, The Deadly Assassin, The Face of Evil, The Robots of Death, and The Talons of Weng-Chiang.  Of those, six were included in the Field of 64.

 

Verity Lambert was the first producer and the one who started it all.  Does that also make her the best?  Her credited stories:  An Unearthly Child, The Daleks, The Edge of Destruction, Marco Polo, The Keys of Marinus, The Aztecs, The Sensorites, The Reign of Terror, Planet of Giants, The Dalek Invasion of Earth, The Rescue, The Romans, The Web Planet, The Crusade, The Space Museum, The Chase, The Time Meddler, Galaxy 4, and Mission to the Unknown.  Seven of her produced stories appeared in the Field of 64.
  

Although his life was cut short while he was in his 40's, Graham Williams left behind a rather impressive list of Doctor Who stories that he produced.  The list includes:  Horror of Fang Rock, The Invisible Enemy,  Image of the Fendahl,  The Sun Makers, Underworld, The Invasion of Time, The Ribos Operation, The Pirate Planet, The Stones of Blood, The Androids of Tara,The Power of Kroll,Destiny of the Daleks, City of Death, The Creature from the Pit, Nightmare of Eden, and The Horns of Nimon.  Six of his  stories were included in the Field of 64.     



Nobody had more entries in the Field of 64 than John Nathan Turner or JNT if you are so inclined.  Nobody produced more stories in Doctor Who history.  While too numerous to list individually, JN-T began his producing career during Tom Baker's final season.  He would stay at the helm of the show until the final Sylvester McCoy story Survival.  50 stories in all and of those 22 were included in the Field of 64.  He certainly has the quantity but does he have the quality?

After Barry Letts was a writer for Doctor Who he became a producer.  He began producing stories after Spearhead From Space; making him just one story shy of producing Jon Pertwee's entire run.  He ended his main work on the show after producing Tom Baker's first story Robot.  He would return to co-produced Logopolis with JNT.  Of his twenty-five produced stories ten of them appeared in the Field of 64.

Now I also have the job of awarding Best Director.  This was the most difficult category to pick a winner in but a winner was picked and it is David Maloney.

 I shall announce the winner of favorite producer in a day or two.  Stay tuned.         

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