Gary Downie

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Gary Downie
Born Roderick Gary Downie Pinkus
(1940-07-17)17 July 1940
South Africa
Died 19 January 2006(2006-01-19) (aged 65)
Brighton, East Sussex, England
Occupation Production manager
Partner(s) John Nathan-Turner
(long-term partner) (1972-2002, Nathan-Turner's death)

Gary Downie (17 July 1940 – 19 January 2006) was a production manager on many 1980s episodes of the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who, and partner of its producer John Nathan-Turner.[1] His own analysis of the role of a production manager can be found on the BBC DVD release of The Two Doctors. Downie also worked on I, Claudius, All Creatures Great and Small and Star Cops.

Downie died on 19 January 2006, having survived Nathan-Turner who died in 2002. Gary Downie shared a home with Nathan-Turner in Saltdean, Brighton. Downie was the author of the mid 1980s book The Doctor Who Cookbook.[2] Many Doctor Who celebrities donated recipes to the volume including Ian Marter and Lalla Ward.

In Richard Marson's book The Life and Scandalous Times of John Nathan-Turner (2013)[3] Marson alleges Downie sexually assaulted him, and details other accusations of inappropriate behaviour by Nathan-Turner and Downie, during the former's period as the series' producer.[3]



  1. ^ "Author of The Colony of Lies.". BBC. 1 January 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Downie, Gary (1985), The Doctor Who cookbook, W.H. Allen, ISBN 978-0-491-03214-8 
  3. ^ a b Matthew Sweet "JN-T: The Life and Scandalous Times of John Nathan-Turner by Richard Marson – review", The Guardian, 22 March 2013

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