John Nathan-Turner, who produced the classic BBC science fiction series 'Doctor Who' between 1980 and its cancellation in 1989, has died after a short illness (reports the Technical Forum of the Doctor Who Restoration Team www.restoration-team.co.uk). He was the longest-serving producer on the show, which was the world's longest-running sci-fi series. JNT (as he was commonly known) took over as producer for Tom Baker's final year, after a spell as Production Unit Manager, and in his first year revamped everything; title sequence, theme music arrangement, even costumes. His last recorded interview was in March for the forthcoming DVD release of 'Resurrection of the Daleks', and by all accounts he was very unwell then. RIP.