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Rex Tucker

Last updated 10 August 2014


Rex Tucker (1913-1996) - Image Credit: BBC
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Rex Tucker

Born: Thu 20th February 1913
Died: Sat 10th August 1996 (age: 83)

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Amongst his work, he was a driving force during the formative stages of Doctor Who in 1963, acting as a caretaker producer prior to the arrival of Verity Lambert. Tucker's friend, the actor and director Hugh David � whom Tucker had actually approached about playing the leading role in the series � later claimed in interviews that it was Tucker who had named the series Doctor Who, although Tucker himself credited Sydney Newman with this. Tucker was also the director originally assigned to the first serial, An Unearthly Child, and later it had been planned that Tucker would direct more of the programme's introductory season. However, these commitments did not work out, and ultimately he directed only The Gunfighters in 1966. During the last episode, The OK Corral, a dispute arose between Tucker and then producer Innes Lloyd over the editing of the episode, leading to Tucker requesting that his credit be excised.

The director is played by Andrew Woodall in the 50th Anniversary drama An Adventure In Space And Time.






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