|Our second entry in our Producer era Miniscopes sees us tackle the John Wiles era, a controversial six months in Doctor Who’s long history that ushered in great changes and foreshadowed a great many more. Joining us to discuss the finer points of this tumultuous time is Toby Hadoke, and we also bring you an interview with Peter Purves, who played Steven Taylor throughout the Wiles era. Before that, Simon Harries drops by to discuss the news of the week with Steven and Warren. A jam packed episode, to be sure!|
– Coming November 23…The Day of The Doctor!
I’m afraid i’m a fellow passenger in Warren’s ship of unenthusiasm for John Wiles’ contribution to Doctor Who overall regardless of Shapansky and Hadokes’ admirable efforts to convince me of it’s merits.You can tell me the boat will sink,if you want to but.. if Wiles did really have an agenda to make Doctor Who more adult science fiction,then why did he produce so many historical dramas and comedies?I never get the sense he has any affinity for the programme or was proud of it and i have no respect or understanding at all for his disposable attitude to the actors who worked for him.I don’t especially want to be negative but i can’t approve.
That was a great interview with Peter Purves though,i think he enjoyed it.Good job.