John Nathan-Turner died on Wednesday May 1, 2002, at Brighton's Hove Hospital following a "short illness" (terminally short).

Known to his fans as JNT, Nathan-Turner was the longest-serving producer of the sci-fi/cult series Doctor Who. He was 54.

He began working on the programme as a floor assistant in 1969 when Patrick Troughton was the second Doctor, and became producer at the end of Tom Baker's reign as the fourth incarnation of the Time Lord.

Mr Nathan-Turner produced a total of 130 episodes of the show and was responsible for casting Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy as the fifth, sixth and seventh Doctors.

He also produced All Creatures Great and Small, and Nicholas Nickleby.


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