|Telesnap from original caption slide|
|Robert Morley, Jimmy Clitheroe, Tony Perkins, Frank Muir|
The show ran for many years and was supported by the Dr WHO production office - though members of it rarely appeared. Original producer Verity Lambert wanted to keep the cast and crew distant from the public in order to retain the magic and credibility of the series. Or at least that's what the original press release said.
There was an attempt to revive the format in the 80s but this floundered very quickly when Dr WHO moved to a weekday transmission and a slot couldn't be found for it that wasn't before ten to midnight on a Thursday.
It was left to the Doctor Who monthly magazine to finally succumb to public pressure and revive it - abeit in a text form using words.
Precious little exists of the original show at the BBC. No recordings exist. A handful of telesnaps from the early broadcasts and some documentation was found in a brown envelope when they demolished the Pebble Mill studios in Birmingham a few years ago.
|Robert Robinson opened the letters.|
Here's a selection from my own personal archive.
|Page from unpublished episode guide for series.|
|Page from unpublished guide for the series.|
|Jackie Lane helped Katie announce the season 3 poll winners|
|The What's My Line team joined for a special episode|
|Original programme broadcast information for episode one.|