OF THE CYBERMEN
is the only story from my time on the show to survive
today, but it wasn't until 1992 I got to see it.
The story had been lost for many years until it
was re-discovered in Hong Kong. There was a lot
of interest in the discovery, and we were all even
invited to BAFTA for a special screening.
director of this serial was Morris Barry, who used
to run the studio a bit like the way a conductor
directs an orchestra. He had a music stand on which
he would place his script, and from there he could
be quite fierce.
was from this story onwards that Victoria lost her
long flowing dress, and found skirts that got shorter
as each story progressed!
is one scene that is often mention - when the Doctor
talks to Victoria about his family. It's a very
moving scene, but the interesting thing is that
I had 'flu when this was recorded, and I had a car
pick me up and take me to the studio. When we did
the scene, just as we got to the end, I made a mistake
and we had to do it again. Oh well, all in a days