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Verity Lambert (1935–2007)


A young Verity Lambert began her career as TV producer when given the chance to produce the new children's television sci-fi series Doctor Who (1963) in early 1963. Due to the fact this was her first job as a producer, Mervyn Pinfield was given guardian role over the series, but Verity's talents were soon recognised, and she was given full control... See full bio »

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Eldorado
Eldorado Producer
(1992-1993)
Doctor Who
Doctor Who Producer
(1963-1965)
Couples
Couples Producer
(1975-1976)
Minder
Minder Producer
(1979-1984)

Filmography

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 2005-2008 Love Soup (TV Series) (producer - 17 episodes)
- Home (2008) ... (producer)
- Human Error (2008) ... (producer)
- Whose God Is It Anyway? (2008) ... (producer)
- Kiss of Death (2008) ... (producer)
- Lobotomy Bay (2008) ... (producer)
 1998-2004 Jonathan Creek (TV Series) (producer - 20 episodes)
- Gorgons Wood (2004) ... (producer)
- The Chequered Box (2004) ... (producer)
- The Seer of the Sands (2004) ... (producer)
- The Tailor's Dummy (2003) ... (producer)
- Angel Hair (2003) ... (producer)
 2001 The Cazalets (TV Series) (producer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... (producer)
 1999 Doctor Who: The Crusade (Video) (producer)
 1997 A Perfect State (TV Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.6 (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... (executive producer)
 1995 Heavy Weather (TV Movie) (producer)
  Class Act (TV Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes, 1995) (producer - 7 episodes, 1994)
- Episode #2.7 (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.6 (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.5 (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.4 (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.3 (1995) ... (executive producer)
 1995 Capital Lives (TV Series) (producer - 5 episodes)
- Sweet (1995) ... (producer)
- Dying Day (1995) ... (producer)
- In Cahoots (1995) ... (producer)
- The Homecoming (1995) ... (producer)
- Temp (1995) ... (producer)
 1995 Temp (TV Movie) (producer)
 1995 She's Out (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1995) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1995) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1995) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... (producer)
 1989-1994 May to December (TV Series) (executive producer - 38 episodes)
- Until It's Time for You to Go (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Let the Heartaches Begin (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Son of My Father (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Take Good Care of My Baby (1994) ... (executive producer)
 1992-1994 So Haunt Me (TV Series) (executive producer - 19 episodes)
- Episode #3.6 (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Stake Out (1994) ... (executive producer)
- A Mother and Her Mate (1994) ... (executive producer)
- The Star Ad (1994) ... (executive producer)
- A New Life (1994) ... (executive producer)
 1992-1993 Eldorado (TV Series) (executive producer - 156 episodes)
- Episode #1.156 (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.155 (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.154 (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.152 (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.151 (1993) ... (executive producer)
 1993 Comics (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... (producer)
 1992 Boys from the Bush (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Wedding Prezzies (1992) ... (producer)
 1991 G.B.H. (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- Over and Out (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Message Understood (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Message Received (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Message Sent (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Send a Message to Michael (1991) ... (executive producer)
 1991 Sleepers (TV Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Welcome Home (1991) ... (executive producer)
- On the Run (1991) ... (executive producer)
- The Net Tightens (1991) ... (executive producer)
- The Awakening (1991) ... (executive producer)
 1990 Coasting (TV Series) (producer - 7 episodes)
- Another Fine Mess (1990) ... (producer)
- Star Quality (1990) ... (producer)
- Press Stud (1990) ... (producer)
- Poetic Justice (1990) ... (producer)
- Blackpool Rock (1990) ... (producer)
 1988 A Cry in the Dark (producer)
 1988 American Roulette (executive producer)
 1986 Clockwise (executive producer)
 1986 Link (executive producer)
 1985 Dreamchild (executive producer)
 1985 Morons from Outer Space (executive producer)
 1979-1984 Minder (TV Series) (executive producer - 49 episodes)
- A Well Fashioned Fit-Up (1984) ... (executive producer)
- Get Daley (1984) ... (executive producer)
- Windows (1984) ... (executive producer)
- Willesden Suite (1984) ... (executive producer)
- A Star Is Gorn (1984) ... (executive producer)
 1983 Saigon -Year of the Cat- (TV Movie) (producer)
 1983 Reilly: Ace of Spies (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
- Shutdown (1983) ... (executive producer)
- The Last Journey (1983) ... (executive producer)
- The Trust (1983) ... (executive producer)
- After Moscow (1983) ... (executive producer)
- Endgame (1983) ... (executive producer)
 1983 The Nation's Health (TV Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Collapse (1983) ... (executive producer)
- Chronic (1983) ... (executive producer)
- Decline (1983) ... (executive producer)
- Acute (1983) ... (executive producer)
 1983 Widows (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... (executive producer)
 1981 The Flame Trees of Thika (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- The Drums of War (1981) ... (executive producer)
- Safari (1981) ... (executive producer)
- A Real Sportsman (1981) ... (executive producer)
- Friends in High Places (1981) ... (executive producer)
- Happy New Year (1981) ... (executive producer)
 1981 Stainless Steel and Star Spies (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1980 Fox (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- The Family... and the Future (1980) ... (executive producer)
- Oh Dear - Oh Dear - Oh Dear! (1980) ... (executive producer)
- Just Another Villain in a Cheap Suit (1980) ... (executive producer)
- Just an Iron Monkey (1980) ... (executive producer)
- Fox: Big 'F' - Family (1980) ... (executive producer)
 1979 A Performance of Macbeth (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1979 A Deadly Game (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1979 Quatermass (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- An Endangered Species (1979) ... (executive producer)
- What Lies Beneath (1979) ... (executive producer)
- Lovely Lightning (1979) ... (executive producer)
- Ringstone Round (1979) ... (executive producer)
 1979 The Knowledge (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1978 The Sailor's Return (executive producer)
 1977 The Norman Conquests (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 3 episodes)
- Round and Round the Garden (1977) ... (producer)
- Table Manners (1977) ... (producer)
- Living Together (1977) ... (producer)
 1977 ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Roadrunner (1977) ... (executive producer)
  Couples (TV Series) (executive producer - 63 episodes, 1975 - 1976) (producer - 24 episodes, 1975)
- Episode #1.87 (1976) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.86 (1976) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.85 (1976) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.84 (1976) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.83 (1976) ... (executive producer)
 1976 Rock Follies (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- The Blitz (1976) ... (executive producer)
- The Pounds Sterling (1976) ... (executive producer)
- The Talking Pictures (1976) ... (executive producer)
- The Road (1976) ... (executive producer)
- The Little Ladies (1976) ... (executive producer)
 1975 The Naked Civil Servant (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1974 Shoulder to Shoulder (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Sylvia Pankhurst (1974) ... (producer)
- Outrage (1974) ... (producer)
- Christabel Pankhurst (1974) ... (producer)
- Lady Constance Lytton (1974) ... (producer)
- Annie Kenney (1974) ... (producer)
 1973 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Blinkers (1973) ... (producer)
- Adam (1973) ... (producer)
 1973 Between the Wars (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- The Silver Mask (1973) ... (producer)
- Mr Loveday's Little Outing (1973) ... (producer)
 1973 A.D.A.M. (TV Movie) (producer)
 1973 Achilles Heel (TV Movie) (producer)
 1973 After Loch Lomond (TV Movie) (producer)
 1971-1972 Budgie (TV Series) (producer - 26 episodes)
- Run Rabbit, Run Rabbit, Run, Run, Run (1972) ... (producer)
- Brief Encounter (1972) ... (producer)
- The Man Outside (1972) ... (producer)
- The Outside Man (1972) ... (producer)
- King for a Day (1972) ... (producer)
 1969-1970 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series) (producer - 26 episodes)
- Flotsam and Jetsam (1970) ... (producer)
- The Human Element (1970) ... (producer)
- The Alien Corn (1970) ... (producer)
- Footprints in the Jungle (1970) ... (producer)
- Virtue (1970) ... (producer)
 1969 Take Three Girls (TV Series) (producer)
 1968 Detective (TV Series) (producer - 17 episodes)
- The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1968) ... (producer)
- Deaths on the Champs Elysees (1968) ... (producer)
- Artists in Crime (1968) ... (producer)
- Crime of Passion (1968) ... (producer)
- The Golden Dart (1968) ... (producer)
 1966-1967 Adam Adamant Lives! (TV Series) (producer - 29 episodes)
- A Sinister Sort of Service (1967) ... (producer)
- Wish You Were Here (1967) ... (producer)
- The Resurrectionists (1967) ... (producer)
- The Deadly Bullet (1967) ... (producer)
- The Tunnel of Death (1967) ... (producer)
 1965 The Newcomers (TV Series) (producer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (1965) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.7 (1965) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.6 (1965) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1965) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1965) ... (producer)
 1963-1965 Doctor Who (TV Series) (producer - 86 episodes)
- Mission to the Unknown (1965) ... (producer)
- The Exploding Planet (1965) ... (producer)
- Air Lock (1965) ... (producer)
- Trap of Steel (1965) ... (producer)
- Four Hundred Dawns (1965) ... (producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Provided a commentary for the Doctor Who DVD "The Time Meddler". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Verity Lambert OBE
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Personal Quote:

I got Waris Hussein, which was hugely lucky. He was young, and a bit po-faced about Doctor Who (1963) at first, but he very quickly saw that there was incredible potential for a director. We didn't have the sort of format that any other running serial had. Every time we changed the serial, we made our own rules. It was very creative for directors; if they wanted to be creative within the £2,000 a... See more »

Trivia:

In the Doctor Who episode Doctor Who: The Family of Blood (2007), a character mentions that his parents were called Verity and Sydney. This is a tribute to Verity Lambert, the first producer of the original series Doctor Who (1963), and Sydney Newman, the Head of Drama at the BBC who gave her this job. See more »

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