Matthew Waterhouse, one of the people I'd most like to meet in the world, played the part of Adric, my favourite ever "Doctor Who" companion. He writes brilliantly about his Doctors - Tom Baker and Peter Davison - and other Doctors he's met (e.g. Jon Pertwee).
He gives a more detailed account than any other "Who" actor of what it was actually like doing each and every story. In your mind's eye you can see John Nathan-Turner smiling as he suggests that Matthew is the inventor of alcohol, you can hear Michael Robbins talking about his "fer nuthing"s, you cringe as you witness Dudley Simpson's being taken out to dinner by the show's producer and saying how lovely it is that he's finally been recognised for his work... only to find out that the dinner is a way of Nathan-Turner's telling him he's sacked!
He also covers issues like racism, being a young gay man in the 1980s and feelings of loss.
It's a really well-written account which is both funny and poignant - I'd recommend it to anybody.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2294 KB
- Print Length: 400 pages
- Publisher: What Noise Productions (14 February 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BX3OCXY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 18 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #540,371 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)