Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time by John Nathan-Turner and David Roden (BBC, 1993) A 14-minute charity special mashup with EastEnders seems a rather sad way for Doctor Who to have celebrated its 30th anniversary. The interchanging multi-Doctor, multi-companion plot is impossibly silly, but amidst all the rattling snippets some of the acting is surprisingly good.
Doctor Who: The Sandman by Simon A. Forward (Big Finish, 2002) A nice SF concept, which affords plenty of scope for the Sixth Doctor’s almost bipolar swings between compassion and firewalled ‘otherness’. Colin Baker once again shows that he could have been great if given something to work with by JNT and company.
JN-T: The Life & Scandalous Times of John Nathan-Turner by Richard Marson (Miwk, 2013) Alternatively, “Over-promoted and over-promoting: John Nathan-Turner and the wretchedly flamboyant demise of Doctor Who.” Apologist Richard Marson argues the self-fulfilling tragedy of JNT’s being shackled to a programme he lacked the wherewithal to produce. An assiduously researched, disheartening exposé of 1980s Who.