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Verity Lambert

Television producer

Died when: 71 years 360 days (863 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius


Verity Lambert

Verity Ann Lambert (27 November 1935 – 22 November 2007) was an English television and film producer.Lambert began working in television in the 1950s.

She began her career as a producer at the BBC by becoming the founding producer of the science-fiction series Doctor Who from 1963 until 1965.

She left the BBC in 1969 and worked for other television companies, notably having a long association with Thames Television and its Euston Films offshoot in the 1970s and 1980s.

Her many credits as producer include Adam Adamant Lives!, The Naked Civil Servant, Rock Follies, Minder, Widows, G.B.H., Jonathan Creek, Love Soup and Eldorado.

She also worked in the film industry for Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment.From 1985 she ran her own production company, Cinema Verity.

She continued to work as a producer until the year she died.Women were rarely television producers in Britain at the beginning of Lambert's career.

When she was appointed to Doctor Who in 1963, she was BBC Television's only female drama producer, as well as the youngest.

The website of the Museum of Broadcast Communications hails her as "not only one of Britain's leading businesswomen, but possibly the most powerful member of the nation's entertainment industry ...

Lambert has served as a symbol of the advances won by women in the media".The British Film Institute's Screenonline website describes Lambert as "one of those producers who can often create a fascinating small screen universe from a slim script and half-a-dozen congenial players."

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