Doctor Who Producer Dies

Sad news for Doctor Who fans. The British sci-fi show’s first producer, Verity Lambert, an influential and respected force in scripted television in the UK, passed away last night at the age of 71.

“Lambert was also the BBC’s only female producer in 1963 when she worked on the time-travel drama that grew to become one of the UK’s most popular TV shows,” reports The Guardian. “She died last night following a long illness, but was ‘working right up until the end’, according to the BBC.”