Today marks the birthday of legendary TV producer Verity Lambert, who sadly passed away in 2007.
Amongst her many great credits, Verity was the original producer of Doctor Who back in 1963, at a time when successful professional women in television, or indeed, in any field, was all too rare. I think the gorgeous Romola Garai's Bel Rowley in The Hour is channelling and paying tribute to her to a certain extent.
Next year marks the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who and the BBC are producing a drama documenting the behind the scenes endeavours to get the show to screen, written by fan and Who scriptwriter Mark Gatiss. There's much buzz surrounding who may play all the key roles involved, but one name keeps appearing linked to Lambert and that's the divine Claire Foy
Happy Birthday Verity Lambert!