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More Than 30 Years Manopticon '94 Trail
Trailer made by Kevin Davies for showing at the 1994 Manopticon convention in Manchester. BBC Video were still pondering whether to go ahead with the VHS version of his BBC1 documentary "Doctor Who: Thirty Years In The Tardis". They arranged for a questionnaire to be distributed asking for opinions on the Doctor Who VHS range. The success of this and the trailer screening helped towards securing the eventual deal. The material here was culled from a mish-mash of sources, including timecoded VHS viewing tapes of rushes and other clips. Music by Mark Ayres.
Credit: Kevin Jon Davies 
Verity Lambert - in her own words...
Verity Lambert (1935 - 2007) was a trail-blazing and award-winning British TV and film producer. This selection of interview clips is taken from three sets of camera rushes, conducted in 1993 and 2006 by director Kevin Jon Davies. It was screened exclusively at Riverside Studios on Wednesday 23 July 2014, when the Doctor Who Appreciation Society unveiled a plaque dedicated in Verity's honour. Also appearing in this video is Carole Ann Ford, the actress who played Susan on Doctor Who and Verity's friend, the director Moira Armstrong. NB: In this video, Verity mentions her friends "falling out of Henneky's" to go home and watch her early Doctor Who episodes. Henneky's pub was a hotbed of hippies and counter-culture in the 60s and early 70s. It's now called the Earl of Lonsdale and is still situated on the corner of Portobello Road and Westbourne Grove, West London.
Credit: Kevin Jon Davies 
30 Years Photoshoot on Westminster Bridge 1993
A photoshoot for the 30th anniversary of the World's longest running Sci-Fi series. The gentlemen of the British Press and fans of the show photograph the Daleks with Jessica Carney (William Hartnell's granddaughter), Roberta Tovey (Susan in the Dalek movies), Carole Ann Ford (Susan in the TV series) and the original series producer Verity Lambert. This was at the film shoot for "Thirty Years In The Tardis", a 1993 BBC 1 documentary directed by Kevin Davies.
Credit: Kevin Jon Davies