Provided a commentary for the Doctor Who DVD "The Talons of Weng-Chiang".
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I guess the thing that probably distinguishes Bob Holmes' (Robert Holmes
) approach and my approach was that we did take the story element very very seriously. Although there are some beautiful touches of humour done in the characterisation in Talons (Doctor Who: The Talons of Weng-Chiang: Part One
(1977)), for example, nonetheless, we took the story seriously. My feeling is that later producers ...
He was heavily criticised as producer of Doctor Who
(1963), especially by Mary Whitehouse
and her National Viewers' and Listeners' Association, for introducing more horror elements into the series and sanctioning more graphic depictions of violence and gore. Despite this criticism, the series enjoyed its highest viewing figures during this period, with 44 episodes winning more than 10 million ...