Welcome to this site dedicated to Mark Strickson, actor, producer and best Doctor Who companion ever!  Famous for playing Turlough in Doctor Who but with a host of other acting credits he is now a successful producer and director, especially renowned for his natural history documentaries.    

On this site are rare photographs, videos and little-known recordings, plus important interviews and links to other sites you may find interesting.  Thanks for visiting! 

           Convention News
Dunedin Armageddon Expo
Mark with Nicola Bryant and Colin Baker at the Armageddon Expo convention (March 1st/2nd)

The Wirral Doctor Who group have announced that Mark is hoping to attend their convention on 28th June at Hilbre (near Liverpool).  Highly recommended - the group have produced great events over the past few years, click on the link to book tickets, (£35 for adults). (The usual caveats apply for guests attending subject to work commitments)  Colin Baker and Terry Molloy are also coming along.

        Latest DVDs     

"The Television Centre of the Universe" Part 2 will be included as a special feature on the DVD of "The Underwater Menace" - a Patrick Troughton story scheduled for release in July. (This is the second part of the interview in BBC Television Centre with Mark, Peter Davison and Janet Fielding that was released with "The Visitation" in 2013).

The Tenth Planet

This DVD includes an 18 minute special feature (titled Boys, Boys, Boys!) with Mark chatting to Fraser Hines and Peter Purves about their experiences as male companions to the Doctor.

 

The Visitation - Special Edition

Astute Turlough fans will know that this story had companions Tegan, Nyssa and Adric but they've invited Mark in to do two documentaries so worth looking at - 77 minutes in total!  The Television Centre of the Universe documentary is hilarious and makes it worth the price.

45 minute documentary "Grim Tales" Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton are taken on a trip back to the filming locations used in the story by fellow TARDIS travelling companion Mark Strickson.
The Television Centre of the Universe – Part One (dur 32’12”)Blue Peter presenter Yvette Fielding takes Peter Davison, Mark Strickson and Janet Fielding on a trip through BBC Television Centre, meeting up with old friends and colleagues as they reminisce on their time spent working in the iconic building.

                                 Big Finish News

Good news on the Big Finish front: Mark is due to get back in the studio in June to record some more full-cast audio dramas with Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton!

 

                             Production News         

From the Otago Daily Times 5th March - "Dunedin Television Production Mark Strickson has been asked to set up a television station in Bougainville" (Papua New Guinea).  Aiming to unite a country fractured by war, with the added complication of many indigenous languages, Mark is hoping to set up a TV station to broadcast two hours of current affairs and local news each day.  To read the article (with a rather nice photograph) click here

                Wildlife Warzone  

Mark's documentary on Rhino poaching in South Africa

This observational series follows a group of trainee rangers in the Kruger National Park.

Click here  to view the series on the Al-Jazeera website, now including an interview with Mark on Google+

                            Latest Videos

Mark in a 1990 episode of "The Saint" recorded whilst he was living and working in Australia. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The BBC have uploaded a couple of scenes from "Planet of Fire" in case anyone doesn't already have a copy of the DVD with a well-worn groove in it

                        Advanced Warriors interview    

An interview from a film that he appeared in in 2002, starring as "Guardian Force".  Apologies for the poor quality of the visuals - it had to be filmed from the television because of the interactive nature of the DVD  (the viewer chooses what paths the characters take).  Nice interview though, especially the concluding message!

Mark Strickson on JN-T: Mark spoke in July 2012 about this controversial figure, crediting him with ensuring the programme's survival by "Building a Brand" (click below)
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