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3/23/2015 10:02:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

Brighton and Hove Council are asking members of the public to decide if one of the city's new buses should be named after former Doctor Who producer John Nathan Turner.

The south coast resort is to acquire 24 new Coaster Buses and has been asking for nominations for names for the new vehicles. Over 100 suggestions have been made so far and the council has selected 15 names to be revealed at a future date. The names for the remaining 9 buses will be selected by public vote, with former resident Nathan-Turner making one of the the short lists. Eight names are on the list and the most popular two will be given to one of the new buses.

Nathan Turner was producer of Doctor Who from 1980 until the show was cancelled in 1989. He is competing against a number of local dignitaries for the honour.

John Nathan-Turner - (1947-2002) "JNT" is best known for producing BBC’s Doctor Who during the 1980s. During this time he was a very high profile and well known to audiences around the world. Under his control, he cast Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy. Doctor Who was filmed in Sussex and the coast featured several times. JNT also put on a number of shows at the Theatre Royal including pantos and fundraising concerts
Voting can be done online. The closing date is Wednesday 25th at 12pm.