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5/03/2006 02:27:00 am - Reported by Shaun Lyon

May 3, 2006 • Posted By Shaun Lyon
June Hudson, noted costume design artist for the BBC's highly acclaimed 'Dr. Who' television series, will speak at the Speakers with Passion lecture series at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7, in the Assembly Room of the A.K. Smiley Public Library at the University of Redlands in Southern California, in a program made possible by the Library's Endowment Fund. Says the press release, "As principle designer for 'Dr. Who,' Hudson created the look for the Doctor's new companion, played by Lalla Ward, and was asked to make over the wardrobe of the show's star, Tom Baker. Recently, Hudson entered into a new role as an affiliate of the University of Redlands as a teacher. This May, she will co-teach an experimental course on design for science fiction. Art professor Piers Britton said, 'I never met anyone more passionate about their vocation. She exudes delight and an iron-willed conviction.' Once called 'a walking history of the BBC,' Hudson was involved with some of the best-loved and prestigious television drama made in the years between 1965 and 1990 for the BBC. Her credits as a costume designer include the hit comedies 'Are You Being Served?,' 'Till Death Do Us Part' and 'The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin.' In addition to 'Doctor Who,' Hudson worked on the popular science fiction series 'Survivors' and 'Blake's 7.' A reception will follow the presentation. Seating for this event is limited and reservations can be made by calling the library director's office at the university." The university'swebsite has full contact information.