Buster Ambler

Last updated 09 January 2020

Alec Guy Ambler

Born: Friday 7th July 1905
Died: Monday 29th October 1979 (age: 74)


Alec Ambler was born in India in 1905 before coming to the United Kingdom with his mother and two sisters, arriving 25 July 1920 on the City of Calcutta. The family came c/o Thomas Cook and Sons of Ludgate Circus, where he was staying when studying electrical engineering in London, later becoming a sound recordist.

He married Vivienne Phillipps in 1931, and at the time of filming Dr Who and the Daleks they lived in Wokingham. He died in Winkfield, Berkshire in 1979.