TARDIS Index File

Graham Williams

52,310articles in progress
Graham Williams
In the DWU
Main jobs: Producer, Writer
Main time period active: 1977-1979 and 1985
Career highlights
Notable non-DWU work: Script Editor of both Sutherland's Law and Z-Cars
IMDb profile

Graham Williams was producer of Doctor Who from seasons 15 through 17.

He had previously worked as a script editor on The View from Daniel Pike as well as police series Barlow at Large and Z-Cars. His tenure on Doctor Who was one of the most troubled in the series' history. He was under orders from BBC management to reduce the levels of horror and violence that had become controversial under his predecessor, Philip Hinchcliffe, as well as having to cope with budget cuts, industrial action and a difficult relationship with Tom Baker in the lead role.

Despite the problems behind the scenes of the series at this time, Williams' era produced several popular additions to the Doctor Who legend, including the introduction of a robot dog as a companion, K9, the introduction of the Black and White Guardians in the Key to Time story arc and the introduction of the Doctor's Time Lady companion, Romana I.

Williams' tenure was also notable for the gradual introduction of more humour into the series, in particular the introduction of Douglas Adams as first a writer (The Pirate Planet) and then the script editor for the whole of season 17.

Due to a strike, Williams never completed the last story of season 17, Shada. Under the pseudonym "David Agnew", he co-wrote City of Death and The Invasion of Time and wrote the script and novelisation to The Nightmare Fair, which was intended to open season 23 before that season was sustantially re-structured after Doctor Who went on hiatus. It was lated adapted as an audio story by Big Finish Productions.

External links Edit

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki