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In 2014 Derrick Sherwin was interviewed on stage at the Whooverville convention in Derby. These edited highlights of his typically outspoken remarks are published here for the first time…
Cybermen advance on UNIT troops in Derrick Sherwin’s seminal 1968 story The Invasion.
Sherwin’s first Doctor Who assignment was Fury from the Deep (1968), starring Deborah Watling (as Victoria), Patrick Troughton (the Doctor) and Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon).

How did you become story editor of Doctor Who?

I was working on Crossroads with Terry Dicks and Peter Ling. We were a team together. Once a week we’d travel up to Birmingham and have a script conference over breakfast on a Monday morning, breakfast being gin and tonic and kippers. I was on Crossroads for three months, and you can’t cope with that sort of pace for much more than that.

I got a call from [the BBC’s Head of Serials] Shaun Sutton. He’d known me as an actor, but he knew I’d been writing as well and he thought I’d probably be right for Doctor Who. This was quite a jump from Crossroads.

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Contents include: • An exclusive preview of the New Year's day Special: Resolution. • An exclusive interview with Sharon D Clarke, who played Grace O’Brien in the 2018 series • Frazer Hines answers questions from our TARDIS tin • A tribute to Derrick Sherwin, the Doctor Who script editor and producer who oversaw the series’ transition from black and white into colour • Highlights from a previously unpublished interview with Derrick Sherwin in 2014 • Part Three of The Warmonger, a brand-new comic strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends • The Time Team watches Doctor Who’s very first Christmas Day episode, 1965’s The Feast of Steven • An in-depth look at Series 11’s ratings • An in-depth look at Series 11’s ratings • Share your views on the latest series of Doctor Who in our 2018 Season Survey • The Fact of Fiction delves into 1981’s spin-off K9 and Company, starring Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith • Put your Doctor Who knowledge to the test with the DWM Christmas Quiz • DWM's reviews of Series 11 episodes Demons of the Punjab, Kerblam! and The Witchfinders • The Blogs of Doom, reviews, news, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!