Friday, 14 September 2018 - Reported by Marcus
Director Lovett Bickford has died at the age of 76.
Lovet Bickford directed the 1980 Doctor Who story The Leisure Hive, the first story of Tom Baker's final season of the series. The story marked a new beginning for the series with the appointment of a new producer John Nathan Turner.
The production was notoriously fraught with difficulties, with the leading man proving difficult to direct and the production going substantially over budget. As a result, Bickford never worked on the series again.
Bickford had previously worked on Doctor Who in the 1960's in the role of Assistant Floor manager.
Other directorial credits include The History of Mr. Polly, Angels, Z-Cars, The Enigma Files and Emmerdale
Lovett Bickford died on 29th July 2018, aged 76. A service of thanksgiving will be held on Monday 1st October, at St Mary's Church, Battersea.