Lennie Mayne

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Lennie Mayne
Born Leonard Edward Mayne
8 November 1927
Australia
Died 20 May 1977 (aged 49)
at sea
Occupation director

Lennie Mayne (8 November 1927 – 20 May 1977) was an Australian television director, who started out as a dancer before becoming a choreographer and then spent much of his career working in British television.

He is most closely associated with the science fiction series Doctor Who, having directed four serials for the programme: The Curse of Peladon (1972), The Three Doctors (1972), The Monster of Peladon (1974) and The Hand of Fear (1976).[1] He also directed episodes for numerous BBC series/serials on the 1960s and 1970s, including The First Lady, The Troubleshooters, Doomwatch, Warship, The Brothers, Softly, Softly: Taskforce and The Onedin Line.

He was married to the actress and former dancer Frances Pidgeon, who was cast in the role of Miss Jackson in The Hand of Fear, having had a non-speaking role in The Monster of Peladon as the Queen's lady in waiting. Pidgeon had been a regular dancer on Three Of A Kind on BBC2 in 1967.

He drowned following a boating accident in 1977.

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