Biography on 80’s Doctor Who Showrunner Reveal “Hanky Panky”


British tabloids are abuzz over a biography on the producer who oversaw Doctor Who during the 1980’s to it’s first cancellation. While the biography is about John Nathan-Turner’s whole life, the tabloids’ focus is on claims of his sexual activity, which include: Making advances on male teen fans (who Turner dubbed “Doable Barkers”), a wealthy Who fan keeping Turner in male escorts in return for access, and an actual situation in which the author, former Doctor Who Magazine editor Richard Marson, said he was propositioned in a bar by Turner at age 17. The next year, he was invited to the office only to be sexually assaulted by Nathan-Turner’s partner Gary Downie; Marson hid in a closet ready to defend himself with an actual Who script.

The allegations come out less than a year after revelations of child molestation by BBC presenter Jimmy Saville surfaced. Marson does not consider Turner “predatory,” and says there’s no evidence of child molestation. Age of homosexual consent was 21 at the time, but any offense that is now legal is disregarded. Turner died in 2002 and Downie in 2006.

Read the book review with details at the Guardian.

John Nathan-Turner doing a PBS Pledge Break:

12 Comments

  1. YotaruVegeta

    March 26, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    ExTERminate- that asshole!

  2. Moon Rocks

    March 26, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    I’m not one to Fez bash, but BOY-O does that guy look a lot like early 90s Fez!

  3. Moe Green

    March 26, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Fez 1989?

  4. FLprodivider66

    March 26, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Yep, I can see the “twink”le in his eye!

  5. Vickroy

    March 26, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Bunch of fancy boys across the pond.

  6. shizz

    March 26, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Doesn’t seem any more gay than every other Brit on earth.

  7. The Real Big Ed

    March 26, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Todd the Rod.

  8. rexdart936

    March 26, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    how did they die? stents plugged with cum?

  9. rexdart936

    March 26, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    this story really fits hand in glove with that torn anus story.

  10. Morgan McNasty

    March 27, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Biography s are for fags

    • YotaruVegeta

      March 27, 2013 at 9:24 am

      @Morgan McNasty No they’re not! Fez doesn’t read.

  11. Aria Taint

    March 27, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Those pants just say I’m going to rape a young boy!