Mat Irvine

Last updated 09 January 2020

Mat Irvine
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Mat Irvine

Born: Wednesday 7th July 1948 (age: 75)


Mat Irvine was a Technical Consultant and Visual Effects Designer who worked on television, primarily for the BBC, from the 1970s to the 1990s, including on a number of episodes of Doctor Who

He is credited with building the first K-9 prop for the serial The Invisible Enemy, (1977). Irvine eventually built a second K-9 that could cover rougher ground. He occasionally operated the K-9 prop during filming. 

In 1981, Irvine served as Visual Effects Designer for the Doctor Who spin-off, K-9 and Company. 

Irvine also worked on shows such as The Sky at Night, Tomorrow's World and Robot Wars, on which he was hired as a technical consultant in 1998.

His work as a Visual Effects Designer included Rentaghost, Terry and June, Blake's 7, The Tripods, Edge of Darkness and To the Manor Born.