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Bernard Wilkie (1920–2002)

His initial training was as a draughtsman and an engineer at the air ministry. He served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. Having gained experience during the war of lighting stage shows, as well as creating props and scenery, he joined the BBC in 1948, working with the corporation's research department for six years. In 1954 he ... See full bio »

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(age 82) in Surrey, England, UK

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Known For

Doctor Who
Doctor Who Special Effects
(1963-1974)
The Three Princes
The Three Princes Special Effects
(1959)
Hands Across the Sky
Hands Across the Sky Special Effects
(1960)
Paul of Tarsus
Paul of Tarsus Special Effects
(1960)

Filmography

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  Out of the Unknown (TV Series) (special effects - 3 episodes, 1965) (visual effects - 1 episode, 1965)
- Andover and the Android (1965) ... (visual effects)
- Come Buttercup, Come Daisy, Come...? (1965) ... (special effects)
- The Dead Past (1965) ... (special effects)
- The Counterfeit Man (1965) ... (special effects)
 1965 Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life (TV Series) (special effects - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.47 (1965) ... (special effects: Oxford Sketch)
 1964 Story Parade (TV Series) (special effects - 1 episode)
- The Caves of Steel (1964) ... (special effects)
 1964 First Night (TV Series) (special effects - 1 episode)
- The Improbable Mr. Claybill (1964) ... (special effects)
 1963 Doctor Who (TV Series) (special effects - 4 episodes)
- The Firemaker (1963) ... (special effects - uncredited)
- The Forest of Fear (1963) ... (special effects - uncredited)
- The Cave of Skulls (1963) ... (special effects - uncredited)
- An Unearthly Child (1963) ... (special effects - uncredited)
 1963 Jane Eyre (TV Series) (special effects - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1963) ... (special effects)
- Episode #1.5 (1963) ... (special effects)
- Episode #1.4 (1963) ... (special effects)
- Episode #1.3 (1963) ... (special effects)
- Episode #1.2 (1963) ... (special effects)
 1962 The Monsters (TV Series) (special effects - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1962) ... (special effects)
- Episode #1.3 (1962) ... (special effects)
- Episode #1.2 (1962) ... (special effects)
- Episode #1.1 (1962) ... (special effects)
 1961 Great Captains (TV Series documentary) (special effects - 2 episodes)
- Admiral Lord Nelson (1961) ... (special effects)
- Duke of Marlborough (1961) ... (special effects)
 1961 Beauty and the Beast (TV Series) (special effects - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1961) ... (special effects)
- Episode #1.1 (1961) ... (special effects)
 1960 The Adventures of Alice (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1960 Paul of Tarsus (TV Series) (scenic effects - 10 episodes)
- To Rome (1960) ... (scenic effects)
- Jerusalem (1960) ... (scenic effects)
- Diana of the Ephesians (1960) ... (scenic effects)
- Greece (1960) ... (scenic effects)
- To the Gentiles (1960) ... (scenic effects)
 1960 Hands Across the Sky (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series) (special photographic effects - 1 episode)
- Twentieth Century Theatre: The White Guard (1960) ... (special photographic effects)
 1959 The Three Princes (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1959 The History of Mr. Polly (TV Series) (fire effects - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1959) ... (fire effects)
 1958-1959 Quatermass and the Pit (TV Mini-Series) (special effects - 6 episodes)
- Hob (1959) ... (special effects)
- The Wild Hunt (1959) ... (special effects)
- The Enchanted (1959) ... (special effects)
- Imps and Demons (1959) ... (special effects)
- The Ghosts (1958) ... (special effects)
 1957 Treasure Island (TV Series) (special effects - 2 episodes)
- Captain Jim (1957) ... (special effects)
- The Stockade (1957) ... (special effects)
 1957 Huntingtower (TV Series) (special effects - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1957) ... (special effects)
- Episode #1.5 (1957) ... (special effects)
- Episode #1.4 (1957) ... (special effects)
- Episode #1.3 (1957) ... (special effects)
- Episode #1.2 (1957) ... (special effects)
 1957 Esmé Divided (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1956 The Gordon Honour (TV Series) (underwater effects - 1 episode)
- The Diving-Bell Candlestick (1956) ... (underwater effects)
 1955 Quatermass II (TV Mini-Series) (special effects - 6 episodes)
- The Destroyers (1955) ... (special effects)
- The Frenzy (1955) ... (special effects)
- The Coming (1955) ... (special effects)
- The Food (1955) ... (special effects)
- The Mark (1955) ... (special effects)
 1953 The Quatermass Experiment (TV Series) (special effects - 1 episode)
- State of Emergency (1953) ... (special effects - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

1971 & 1989) Book: "Special Effects in Television" (1989) (2nd ed) Focal Press, Kent, England; ISBN: 0-240-51284-7.
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For 25 years Wilkie designed special effects for BBC TV, becoming manager of the Visual Effects Section, one of the foremost such facilities in the world. Was one of Ridley Scott's earliest FX technicians. See more »

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