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Audio interview with Nation author Alwyn W Turner

Posted by Rich Cross on May 29, 2011

A new audio interview with author Alywn W Turner, discussing his new book on Survivors‘ creator Terry Nation is now available from Tim Haigh Reads Books. Johnny Mindlin of Green-Shoot explains that in the book: “Alwyn busts the myth of the Daleks’ name and points out that Nation didn’t think much of the Daleks when he first got the job, writing the first season in a week between other jobs. The interview also covers Survivors, Blake’s Seven and Nation’s time with Tony Hancock, Spike Milligan, Ted Ray, Erik Sykes and other comedy writers.”

Alwyn W Turner – The Man Who Invented The Daleks, The Strange Worlds Of Terry Nation

You may remember Survivors and Blake’s Seven. You may even remember that they were created by Terry Nation. But Terry Nation’s immortality will always be tied up with invention of The Daleks. Alwyn W Turner has written a lively and fascinating account of Terry Nation’s times and career, from his radio days with Ted Ray and Tony Hancock, through the glory years of The Saint, The Avengers and countless others. Tim chased Alwyn through a petrified forest towards a steel-covered city populated by the last few mutant descendants of the human race, while a doomsday bomb ticked its countdown to oblivion, pausing only to chat about why Terry Nation’s television shows got under your skin.

The interview is available to stream online; to download (right-click to Save), and through iTunes

Alwyn W Turner. 2011. The Man Who Invented The Daleks, The Strange Worlds Of Terry Nation. London: Aurum Press is available from Amazon, Waterstones, WHSmith and other retailers.

A review of the book will be published on the Survivors: A World Away web site shortly.

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