David Maloney

Last updated 09 January 2020

David John Lee Maloney

Born: Thursday 14th December 1933
Died: Tuesday 18th July 2006 (age: 72)


David Maloney (14 December 1933—18 July 2006) was a British television director and producer.  

He is best known for his work on various science-fiction series, directing 46 episodes of Doctor Who serials between 1965 and 1977 and working on another 16 as a Production Assistant .

Ho was responsible for some of the best loved stories in the series including The Mind Robber, Genesis of the Daleks and The Talons of Weng-Chiang.

He also worked as a producer, overseeing the first three seasons of another popular BBC science-fiction series,Blake's 7, during the late 1970s and early 80s. 

He was born in AlvechurchWorcestershire, was educated at King Edward VI Five Ways and served in the Royal Air Force before becoming an actor in the theatre. He joined the BBC as a television production assistant and trained to be a director at the corporation.

He also produced the BBC's famous 1981 adaptation of John Wyndham's novel The Day of the Triffids and series 4 ofWhen the Boat Comes In. In addition, Maloney directed several episodes of Juliet Bravo and Strike It Rich!

Maloney later moved on to factual programme-making and travelled the world making various documentaries for ITV. Towards the end of his life, Maloney himself appeared on-screen in a number of TV and DVD documentaries about his work on Doctor Who. He also provided DVD commentaries for three of the serials he directed.

David Maloney died on 18 July 2006 at the Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead, at the age of 72. He is survived by his children, Paul, Matthew and Sophia; his wife Edwina predeceased him.

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