Barry Letts Passes Away
Barry Letts, one of the most influential producers of Doctor Who, has sadly passed away.
Born in 1925, he first made his mark producing the series in the Jon Pertwee starting with the 1970 with The Silurians and continued through Tom Baker's first story, Robot (1974-75). He returned as Executive Producer during John Nathan-Turner's first series as producer (1980-81).
Barry Lett's contribution to Doctor Who is hard to measure. Aside from producing he has directed and written (sometimes using the pen-name Guy Leopold) for the series. He even can be seen on screen (uncredited) on a couple rare occasions.
Plus, outside of the series proper, he has been involved in many Doctor Who books, documentaries, audio, etc.
He was very well liked by all. Talented and intelligent. It is a sad day for all Doctor Who fans today with his passing. He will be missed greatly.