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Derek Martinus

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Derek Martinus (1931-2014)
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Derek Martinus

Born: Sat 4th April 1931
Died: Thu 27th March 2014 (age: 82)

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Derek Martinus was a BBC drama Director, responsible for 26 episodes of classic Doctor Who.

He introduced several classic monsters to the series, directing the first apperances of the Cyberman, the Ice Warriors and the Autons.

He directed the first Doctor Who story to be made in colour, Spearhead from Space.

As an actor he had a minor role in the first Carry On film, Carry on Sergeant which starred William Hartnell.

As a Director his other work included Crown Court, Angles, Z Cars Penmaric and  Blakes 7.






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