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     Home »  The William Hartnell Era »  Verity Lambert Passes Away
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     Friday, November 23 2007 @ 05:08 PM EST
    Very sad news indeed. I wonder if she ever imagined her little idea for a children's show would've become the worldwide institution that it is today.

    I think I'll watch my Hartnell DVD's with the commentary on as a personal tribute.

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     Friday, November 23 2007 @ 05:47 PM EST
    Indeed a very sad day. My sincere condolences to her family. Cry

    But she has left a great legacy of memorable programmes for us to all enjoy and to remember her by for many years to come.

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     Friday, November 23 2007 @ 06:01 PM EST
    That's so sad. And today is Doctor Who's birthday, no less. RIP, Verity. You brought lots of joy to lots of people. What more could a person ask.

    Frown

    I'm going "Full Circle" and putting my avatar back to what it was when I first joined. :)
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     Monday, November 26 2007 @ 07:35 AM EST
    Verity Lambert's role in the Doctor Who scheme of things is simply massive. I know you can never say such things with certainty; but it's hard to imagine we'd be talking about Doctor Who today without her. Sure, the same could be said for a few others (and probably more than anyone or anything that statement applies to Terry Nation and his Daleks), but her role and input in the birth of the program is really significant.


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     Monday, November 26 2007 @ 11:28 AM EST
    As the Doctor/John Smith said "Verity was my mother". So very sad. A brave, pionering woman. Her name will live on. RIP Verity. Frown

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     Wednesday, November 28 2007 @ 03:02 PM EST
    Just seen this through OG. Good stuff indeed.

    From that interview, here's a great quote on trying to define the most accepted mystery in the history of British television; "Finally after about two days of headbashing I said weíre not going to explain it! There is no explanation, and if we donít give one, people will accept it. I mean, itís bigger on the inside Ė how can you ever explain that? So we didnít. And nobody ever asked!"

    Nothing dies of old age on Skaro!
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     Wednesday, December 26 2007 @ 09:11 AM EST
    Nice to see the dedication to her at the end of Voyage of the Damned.

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     Wednesday, December 26 2007 @ 07:33 PM EST
    it was the best bit of the episode

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     Saturday, February 23 2008 @ 03:16 AM EST
    I just did my own little tribute to Verity by watching the "Unearthly Child" DVD Commentary. She talks thru the pilot episode, the unaired pilot and episode 4 (last one). Fantastic! She remembers so much about those years.
    Doctor Who Mag had a great tribute last month. A history of her career with lotsa pix. Highly recommended. --Billy

    Oh the phantom Piper!
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     Monday, February 25 2008 @ 02:17 PM EST
    OG have said that there will be a Verity tribute night on BBC4 in April, including a new documentary about her. Should be good.

    Nothing dies of old age on Skaro!
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     Thursday, April 10 2008 @ 10:31 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Tardis-Knight] OG have said that there will be a Verity tribute night on BBC4 in April, including a new documentary about her. Should be good.
    If ya didn't get a chance to see this documentary, you should probably make it your mission to do so. An absolutely smashing documentary, well worth your time. It went well beyond just the traditional quotes about the early days of Doctor Who to give you a real sense of the totality of her career, covering both the highs and the lows. As an avid student of her era in DW, I was surprised by how little I really knew about her career, particularly in the 1970-1985 period. One of the many facets that, frankly, shocked me was how often she employed the services of Warris Hussein, Doctor Who's first director.

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     Saturday, April 12 2008 @ 08:39 PM EDT
    Yes, it was really good. There were lots of first hand accounts and insights into working with her, and just what an utter talent she was.

    Maybe it's one of those big fat facts that I'd just missed, or maybe it's just not talked about very often, but I had no idea she was executive producer of Eldorado. I was gobsmacked when that one popped up.

    Absolutely smashing is a very good way of putting it. & that was followed by one of my favourite episodes of Minder. It was a good night in front of the box.

    Nothing dies of old age on Skaro!
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     Monday, April 21 2008 @ 04:48 PM EDT
    finally got to see the BBC4 TV Tribue. truly great.

    if you get the chance see it

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     Monday, April 21 2008 @ 06:55 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Gabriel Chase] finally got to see the BBC4 TV Tribue. truly great.

    if you get the chance see it


    She was mentioned on the UK BAFTA awards this weekend when they pay tribute to people we've lost in the past 12 months.

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