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Douglas Camfield

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Douglas Camfield (1931-1984)
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Douglas Gaston Sydney Camfield

Born: Fri 8th May 1931
Died: Fri 27th January 1984 (age: 52)

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Douglas Camfield  was an accomplished director for television from the 1960s to the 1980s.

He holds the record for directing the highest number of Doctor Who episodes, 51 in total, and he worked on a further 7 as a Production Assistant, including the very first episode.

He was responsible for some of the best loved stories in the series, including The Crusade, The Time Meddler, The Web of Fear, Terror of the Zygons and The Seeds of Doom.

His face was visable as one of the Time Lords in the battle between the Doctor and Morbius in the 1976 story The Brain of Morbius.

His other programme credits include Z-CarsPaul TempleVan der ValkThe SweeneyShoestringThe ProfessionalsOut of the UnknownThe Nightmare Man, the BBC dramatisation of Beau Geste and Ivanhoe the 1982 television movie.

Camfield was commissioned into the Royal Army Service Corps in 1951 during his National Service. Later the same year he transferred to the West Yorkshire Regiment (Territorial Army). He was promoted Lieutenant in 1952. He left in 1956.

In later life he suffered from a heart ailment, and died of a heart attack. He was married to the actress Sheila Dunn, whom he cast in the Doctor Who stories The Daleks' Master PlanThe Invasion and Inferno.

Biography from the Wikipedia article, licensed under CC-BY-SA 






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