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Wednesday, 12 January 2011 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Oxford University Press have updated their Oxford Dictionary of National Biography this month with the biographies of some 216 people who died during 2007; the list includes Doctor Who's original producer Verity Lambert, who died on the 22nd November of that year.

Though much the Dictionary is only available free for users in subscribing institutions (and most UK residents with library cards through their local library and via the remote access scheme), their Lives of the Day articles are accessible to the general public for a week, and you can read the article on Verity Lambert on the ODNB site until next Tuesday (alternative link to the article may be found here).

The article has been illustrated with a photo of Lambert with the alien delegates from Mission to the Unknown; previous entries on the ODNB that have included images relating to Doctor Who include William Hartnell (the Doctor with Sensorites) and Jon Pertwee (publicity shot with the Daleks).

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is a collection of more than 57,000 specially written biographies, which describe the lives of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond from the 4th century BC to the 21st century. Online since 2004, the dictionary is updated three times a year, with January concentrating on those who died four years previously.