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April 20th, 2010 1 comment

Deborah Watling Daddy’s Girl The Autobiography

books-DWautoDEBORAH WATLING
DADDY’S GIRL

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY

written with Paul W.T. Ballard

Daughter of renowned star of stage and screen Jack Watling, Deborah has entertained millions in a career which spans over fifty years.

From her early successes in series such as The Invisible Man, The Power Game and Out Of The Unknown, through to her iconic role as the scream queen Victoria Waterfield in Doctor Who, film roles opposite Cliff Richard and David Essex, and as the notorious ‘Naughty’ Norma in Danger UXB, Deborah has endeared herself to a broad spectrum of fans.

For the first time, in her own words, Deborah recalls the highs and lows of working onstage and infront of the camera, the behind-the-scenes personal struggles, and reminisces about working with a whole variety of famous acting names, including the late great Patrick Troughton.

The special edition will be individually numbered and signed by Deborah herself along with an extra photo section featuring over a dozen never before published colour photos from the filming of the 1967 Doctor Who story The Abominable Snowmen.

Also contained in the limited edition hard back will be a treatment for a series entitled House of Watling. This comedy was due to be launched by ITV in the early eighties and would have seen the whole family playing themselves in a variety of real life situations. This is the first time the full premise will be made available to the public.

The book will be launched at the Utopia event at Heythrop Park on the weekend on 15-16 May.

Details on this and other Doctor Who related books and cd’s can be found on the fantom films website Here

RARE DOCTOR WHO PHOTOS FOUND!

Over a dozen never before published colour photos from the filming of the 1967 Doctor Who story The Abominable Snowmen have been discovered, and will be featured in the forthcoming limited edition version of Deborah Watling’s autobiography Daddy’s Girl from Fantom Publishing.

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These photos are (c) Deborah Watling and can not be reproduced without written permission.

“It really was an exciting find”, says co-writer Paul Ballard. “We were trawling through the masses of documents, cuttings and photos in the Watling family archive when we chanced upon a huge box of holiday slides. One of the cases was labelled very feintly as Dr.Who (Wales).”

“There are a selection of photos featuring the cast – including Debbie’s father Jack Watling, and co-stars Patrick Troughton and Frazer Hines – and crew filming with the dreaded Yeti up Snowdonia.”

Also contained in the limited edition hard back will be a treatment for a series entitled House of Watling. This comedy was due to be launched by ITV in the early eighties and would have seen the whole family playing themselves in a variety of real life situations. This is the first time the full premise will be made available to the public.

books-DWpicturesAlso available – DEBORAH WATLING DADDY’S GIRL: IN PICTURES

“While putting together and researching the photos for Daddy’s Girl it soon came apparent that we were spoilt for choice”, explains publisher, Dexter O’Neill, “therefore we are able to bring you a separate full colour photo supplement, which includes a whole host of never before seen professional and family photos, as well as a variety of rarities – not included in the autobiography.”

Daddy’s Girl: In Pictures – will be released alongside the autobiography on 17th May 2010, priced £6.99.

Forthcoming events…

UTOPIA – HEYTHROP PARK, OXFORDSHIRE – 14th – 16th MAY 2010

Our annual convention just got bigger…

REUNITED – GEORGE IV, CHISWICK – 20th JUNE 2010

The U.N.I.T. years reunited…

SEVENTH HEAVEN – GEORGE IV, CHISWICK – 11th JULY 2010

Celebrating the Seventh Doctor Adventures…

VALIANT – THE CIRCLE, SHEFFIELD – 4th September 2010

Following on from a string of successful single day events, Fantom Films is very proud to present our first northern convention… VALIANT 2010!

Full details can be found on the fantom films event page Here


Categorised under: Autobiographies and biographies, Books

1 comment

  • Peter

    April 24th, 2010 - 8:46am

    I will be getting this, hopefully there will be good insight into the Patrick Troughton days

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