Barry's began his career as an actor; he switched to directing in the 1960s. Who and Me recounts the journey he took from struggling actor to successful producer, and the ups and downs of working on Doctor Who during the Jon Pertwee years.
Along the way he describes the personalities he worked with during that time, from his script editor, Terrance Dicks, and the stars of the series to the senior management of the BBC, with whom he had encounters.
©2007 Barry Letts; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
I don't know if I would read this book again, but I did enjoy the read. I grew up on Doctor Who and I'm finding it fascinating to learn more about the show from the early years from those who were involved. In the US, it was much harder to get access to this information, so having Barry Letts tell us is a real bonus. I'm sure there are things you will learn you didn't know or may not have guessed!
This feels more like sitting down with a friend and having him regale his experiences from his days on the program and how he got there. This gives it a greater connection than someone who doesn't have the emotions and personal connection.
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